WILLIAMSBURG, Va., November 7, 2013 – Stephen R. Adkins of Charles City, J. Peter Clements of Carson and John H. Hager of Richmond were appointed by Governor Robert F. McDonnell to the Board of Trustees of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a state agency that operates Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums and conducts outreach education programs in public schools across Virginia.
Their terms on the board, which is comprised of General Assembly members, state officials, and gubernatorial and board appointees, are through June 2017.
Adkins, a Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation trustee since 2009 in a board-elected position, is principal chief of the Chickahominy Indian Tribe. He is retired as chief deputy director of the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management and as human resource manager for DuPont and was a member of the federal Jamestown 400th Commemoration Commission in 2003-08. Adkins currently serves on the boards of Bacone College in Muskogee, Okla., the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, the Equity of Care Committee for the American Hospital Association, and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.
Clements is president and chief executive officer of The Bank of Southside Virginia. He is president of Virginia’s Gateway Region, chairman of the Prince George County Industrial Development Authority and a founding board member and past chairman of the Stony Creek Community Health Center. He is president of the Richard Bland College Foundation and former vice chairman of the Ferrum College Board of Trustees. Clements served for eight years as a member of the Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary and was a trustee of the School of Bank Management at the University of Virginia, where he instructs bank simulation modeling.
Hager is a retired businessman and former lieutenant governor of Virginia. He served as assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Education in the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services for three years until 2007. He was lieutenant governor from 1998 to 2002 and subsequently homeland security director of the Commonwealth, until mid-2004. Hager is currently a member of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors, was a Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation trustee from 1994 to 2004, and served on the Jamestown 2007 Steering Committee. He received the Outstanding Virginian Award and was inducted into the Richmond Business Hall of Fame in 2012 and recently was named Outstanding Mechanical Engineer by Purdue University.