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Linda Baker, Sterling Nichols Elected to Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc. Board

December 15, 2009

WILLIAMSBURG, Va.– Linda T. Baker and Sterling M. Nichols, both of Williamsburg, were elected to the board of directors of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., for four-year terms through 2013.  The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., is a not-for-profit entity that coordinates fundraising to benefit programs of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a Virginia state agency that administers Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums.

Mrs. Baker, a graduate of Simmons College in Boston, has worked as a research assistant in the field of immunology as well as a writer and editor.  She has extensive volunteer experience with cultural and community organizations, managing and assisting with fundraising activities, publications, Web sites and governance.  Mrs. Baker chairs the Development/Donor Relations Committee of the Williamsburg Community Foundation and performs with the Williamsburg Choral Guild.

Mr. Nichols, retired from careers in chemical engineering and real estate development, has long been involved in community organizations and local government, currently in efforts to build a visual art center in the Williamsburg area.  He has served on the Williamsburg Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee and James City County Economic Development Authority and chaired the Hospice House Building Committee.  Mr. Nichols has an engineering degree from Virginia Tech.