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Company Overview of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Company Overview

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is a non-profit organization that operates the living history museum. The foundation preserves and operates historic area of Colonial Williamsburg that includes houses, shops, and public outbuildings. It operates The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. The foundation also operates hotels. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation was established in 1926 and is based in Williamsburg, Virginia.

P.O. Box 1776

Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776

United States

Founded in 1928





Key Executives for Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Chief Executive Officer, President and Trustee
Age: 80
Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration
Age: 68
Senior Vice President of Development
Age: 64
Senior Vice President of External Affairs
Director of Communications
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Key Developments

Forrest E. Mars, Jr., Trustee of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Passes Away

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation announced the passing of Trustee Forrest E. Mars, Jr., whose leadership, vision and generosity transformed the living history museum and sustains its interpretation of America's founding era and ideals for future generations.

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Names James Thomas, Vice President of Development, Effective July 1, 2016

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation announced that it has named James "Jim" Thomas vice president of development, effective July 1, 2016. Thomas comes to the foundation from Western Michigan University, where he served as vice president for development and alumni relations and as executive director of the Western Michigan University Foundation.

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Announces Board Changes

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has named four new members to its board of trustees. They are attorney Antonia Hernández,educator Catharine O'Neill Broderick, nonprofit executive Jo Ann Jenkins and technology strategist Mark A. Coblitz. Hernández is president and CEO of the California Community Foundation. Broderick is former director of Grosse Point Academy and a former trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Jenkins is CEO of AARP, the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization and former chief operating officer of the Library of Congress. Coblitz is a retired senior vice president of strategic planning for Comcast Corp. and is a director and founding partner of social media education company Venly. Hernández and Broderick, who attended their first meeting in November, occupy seats previously held by Barbara B. Oberg and retired Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV. Coblitz and Jenkins, elected at November's meeting, occupy seats previously held by senior trustees Edmond D. Villani and Andrea Mitchell. Thomas F. Farrell II, the chairman, president and CEO of Dominion Resources, is chairman of the Colonial Williamsburg board of trustees.

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