WILLIAMSBURG, Va., June 13, 2014 – Virginia Delegates Thomas A. Greason of Ashburn, Barry D. Knight of Virginia Beach and R. Lee Ware, Jr., of Powhatan have been appointed by House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell to the Board of Trustees of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a Virginia state agency that operates Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums and conducts outreach education programs in public schools across Virginia.
Greason’s, Knight’s and Ware’s terms on the board, which is comprised of General Assembly members, state officials, and gubernatorial and board appointees, are concurrent with their terms of office in the House of Delegates.
Representing the 32nd District in the House of Delegates since 2010, Greason is on the Appropriations, Education and General Laws committees. He is executive vice president for Quality Technology Services and has served on the Loudoun County Economic Development Commission. He was included on Washingtonian Magazine’s list of “tech titans” in 2013. Greason is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and received a master’s degree in business administration from George Mason University. Following active duty in the U.S. Army he was an officer in the Virginia National Guard.
Knight, who has represented the 81st House District since 2009, is on the Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources; Appropriations; General Laws; and Rules committees. He owns Barry D. Knight Farms and is vice president of the Virginia Beach Farm Bureau and a former chairman of the Southern States Cooperative. He was named Virginia Beach Man of the Year in Agriculture in 1998 and is a lifetime honorary member of the Nature Conservancy. Knight served on the Virginia Beach Planning Commission, for two years as chair.
Ware is serving his ninth term in the House of Delegates, representing the 65th District. He is chair of the House Finance Committee and serves on the Commerce and Labor; Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources; and Rules committees. He also serves by appointment on the Coal and Energy, Small Business, Civics Education, and Unemployment Compensation commissions. Ware is a retired educator who previously served as academic dean of Benedictine Preparatory School of Richmond. He was named an Outstanding Virginia Teacher of the Constitution by the John Marshall Foundation. Ware is a graduate of Wheaton College and pursued graduate studies at Harvard and Virginia Commonwealth universities and Longwood College.