In late October, the Virginia Governor’s Office announced the appointment of three new members to the Board of Visitors. Tabitha Edinger Geary ’92, Kenneth Lopez ’92, and Lisa Taylor ’85 will serve four-year terms, which expire June 30, 2017.
They succeed Daniel K. Steen ’84, Mary J. Berry, and the Honorable Pamela J. White ’74, whose terms have ended.
White, departing rector of the UMW Board of Visitors, expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve her alma mater. She added, “I am particularly proud to have played a role in naming and supporting Rick Hurley as UMW’s ninth president.” White also applauded the contributions of Berry and Steen, whom she succeeded as rector.
Geary is vice president of marketing strategy and analytics for SapientNitro, an integrated marketing and technology services firm based in Boston. Her career in marketing and consulting has spanned 20 years, including four years as co-founder and managing partner of Create Digital, a Richmond-based digital media company, and nearly seven years as president of a marketing agency in Richmond. As CEO of Tabitha Geary Co., a memory archiving business, she was featured in Entrepreneur magazine and Martha Stewart Living.
Geary has served on the board of directors of Comfort Zone Camp, the largest national nonprofit bereavement camp dedicated to children ages 7 to 17 who have lost an immediate family member.
Lopez, a lifelong Virginia resident, is the founder and CEO of A2L Consulting, a leading provider of jury consulting, litigation graphics, and courtroom support to all of the nation’s largest law firms. He founded the company in 1995 after receiving a law degree from the Widener University School of Law.
Lopez serves on the advisory board of the UMW College of Business and on the Dean’s National Advisory Council at Widener. He was UMW’s Junior Executive-in-Residence in 2008 and is a frequent guest speaker for classes and student organizations.
Taylor is director of contracts for integrated intelligence systems at Northrop Grumman Information Systems, a leading global provider of solutions for military, intelligence, civilian, state, local, and commercial customers. She spent more than 20 years in contracts administration and management positions, including senior manager of contracts at General Dynamics. She received the Northrop Grumman Corporate Contracts and Pricing Award in 2010.
Taylor also works as an instructor in the Jazzercise franchise she has operated since 2006.
Virginia empowers the 12-member Board of Visitors to govern the University, establish its mission and purpose, and promote its general welfare. At least six members must be UMW alumni; at least nine must be Virginia residents.