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Three Appointed to VMI Board

LEXINGTON, Va., June 3, 2014 – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday the appointment of three new members to Virginia Military Institute’s Board of Visitors. A fourth was re-appointed for a second four-year term. All will begin their new terms July 1.

New members to the VMI Board are Conrad M. Hall of Norfolk, retired president and CEO of Dominion Enterprises; Richard K. Hines V of Atlanta, Ga., a partner of the law firm Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP; and Joe R. Reeder of Alexandria, shareholder at GreenbergTraurig and former under secretary of the U.S. Army. Reappointed is Bruce Gottwald Jr. of Richmond, managing director of Jonah LLC.

Hall, a 1965 graduate of VMI, holds a master of business administration degree from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. His career in marketing and communications began at Landmark Communications Inc., where he continues to serve on the board of directors. He also served as artillery officer in the U.S. Army and is a past president of the VMI Foundation. He is a trustee and chairman of the VMI Investment Committee.

Hines has served as president of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel and currently serves on the board of Crossroad Community Ministries, which provides services to the homeless in Atlanta. A 1966 graduate of VMI, Hines served two years in the Army as an armor officer, before entering and graduating from Vanderbilt Law School. He is a member of the VMI Foundation Board of Trustees.

Reeder has served as chairman of the Panama Canal Commission’s board of directors and as a member of the U.S. Department of Defense Base Realignment Closure Council. He holds a bachelor of science degree from the United States Military Academy, a master of laws degree from Georgetown University Law Center, and a juris doctor degree from the University of Texas School of Law.

Leaving the VMI board after having completed two terms are Paul D. Fraim ’71, W. Gregory Robertson ’65, and retired Army Maj. Gen. Patricia P. Hickerson.

Joining the board as an ex officio member is U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, Virginia adjutant general.  He replaced Maj. Gen. Daniel Long Jr., who retired at the end of May.