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Board of Directors – Sweet Briar College | President's Office

James "Rocky" Query, Executive Committee Member, Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa. "Rocky Query is the principal of Query & Associates, a financial management consulting firm focused primarily on strategic issues faced by higher education and nonprofit organizations... Query received a Master of Public and Private Management from the Yale University School of Organization and Management. He received a B.A. from the University of Chicago...He graduated from E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, Va."

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James "Rocky" Query, Executive Committee Member, Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa. "Rocky Query is the principal of Query & Associates, a financial management consulting firm focused primarily on strategic issues faced by higher education and nonprofit organizations... Query received a Master of Public and Private Management from the Yale University School of Organization and Management. He received a B.A. from the University of Chicago...He graduated from E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, Va."

Frank W. Roach, Hometown: Richmond, Va. "Originally from Warrenton, Va., Roach received a B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College and an MBA from the College of William and Mary. Roach also attended executive management programs at the University of North Carolina, Duke University, the International Institute of Management Development and the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School."
CeCelia E. Valentine ’95, Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz. "CeCelia Valentine is assistant public defender for Maricopa County, Ariz., since 2013. Previously she was assistant public defender for Harris County, Texas, from 2011 to 2013, and Pima County, Ariz., from 2005 to 2011...Valentine graduated from Sweet Briar College in 1995, and South Texas College of Law in 2001."
Phillip C. Stone, Esq., President of the College Hometown: Sweet Briar, Va.,  "Phillip Stone was born in Bassett, Va., and graduated from Bridgewater College in 1965. He later attended the University of Chicago Graduate School of Economics and received a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1970...From 1994-2010, Stone was president of Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Va."
Jax Bullett ’15, Hometown: Ashburn, Va. "Jax Bullett graduated from Sweet Briar College in May 2015 with a B.A. in government and a minor in Spanish. While at the College, Bullett played on the soccer team and served as ICC secretary and senior class vice president."
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Andrew C. Benjamin, Hometown: Leesburg, Va. "Benjamin was recently a settling party in the litigation involving Sweet Briar College. Benjamin is committed to the success of Sweet Briar College so that his daughter can complete her engineering degree and so that no future students will have to face this issue again at this outstanding college. He is a graduate of Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, with a B.S. in industrial management and a minor in industrial engineering."
William B. Drake Jr., Hometown: Lexington, Ky. "William Drake is managing partner of an enrollment management and accreditation consulting firm (2012-present). He is a former president of Midway College in Midway, Ky. (2002-2012), a private liberal arts college for women..."
Georgene M. Vairo ’72, Vice Chair of the Board Hometown: Santa Barbara, Calif. "Georgene M. Vairo has been the David P. Leonard Professor of Law, Loyola of Los Angeles Law School, since 1995...Vairo graduated from Sweet Briar College in 1972 and has since won the Distinguished Alumna award. In 1975 she received an M.Ed. from the University of Virginia in social studies. She graduated first in her class from Fordham University School of Law in 1979."
Marianne “Mimi” C. Fahs ’71, Hometown: New York, NY "Marianne “Mimi” C. Fahs, Ph.D., M.P.H., is an internationally recognized health economist, with over 30 years experience in health policy and public health. Fahs holds joint appointments in the City University of New York (CUNY) as professor of economics and public health with the doctoral faculty of the Graduate Center, and as professor of health policy and management with the School of Urban Public Health at Hunter College."
Mason Bennett Rummel ’83, Hometown: Louisville, Ky. "Since 2010, Rummel has been president of James Graham Brown Foundation Inc., whose mission is to cultivate progress and civic pride through philanthropic investments that promote the image of Kentucky and Louisville and the well-being of its citizens...Mason graduated from Sweet Briar College in 1983 with a B.A. in English and earned an M.A. in philanthropic studies at the Lilly School of Philanthropy, Indiana University."
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M L Krakauer is executive vice president of human resources at EMC Corporation. With revenues of $21.7 billion in 2012 and 60,000 people worldwide, EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Krakauer leads EMC’s global human resources practice to ensure the availability of world-class talent to drive EMC’s success.
Martha S. Fruehauf ’80, Hometown: Charlottesville, Va. "During her high school years, she was a state and nationally ranked equestrian... Fruehauf attended Sweet Briar College, where she continued her equestrian studies, spending summers training horses in Warrenton, Va., and traveling the East Coast “A” horse show circuit. She graduated from Sweet Briar with a B.A. in political economy in 1980 and moved to Hilton Head, S.C., where... she owned and operated her own business, The Postmark, Inc."
Kelley M. Fitzpatrick ’85, Hometown: Mountain Brook, Ala. "Kelley Manderson Fitzpatrick, Class of 1985, majored in economics/business management under Reuben Miller and spent the 1980s working for Credit Suisse First Boston in New York as the result of an internship arranged by the College. Her Sweet Briar economics education taught her to believe in the power of ethical capitalism. She has worked in social services benefiting the elderly and volunteered with the Junior League of Memphis."
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The Honorable Teresa Pike Tomlinson ’87,Chair of the Board, Hometown:Columbus, Ga. "Teresa Tomlinson was elected as the 69th mayor of Columbus, Ga., on Nov. 30, 2010... On Jan. 3, 2011, she was sworn in as the city’s first female mayor. On May 20, 2014, she was re-elected to a second term... She has three times been named to Georgia Trend’s 100 Most Influential Georgians ...Tomlinson is a ...1987 graduate of Sweet Briar College, and a 1991 graduate of Emory University School of Law..."
Marcia Thom-Kaley, Hometown: Lynchburg, Va. "Marcia Thom-Kaley...is a 1981 graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.A. in liberal arts and sciences, and a 2014 graduate of Hollins University with an M.A. in liberal arts and sciences... She is currently Sweet Briar College assistant professor of music, where she conducts three choral organizations and teaches applied voice."
Allison “Allie” Stemmons Simon ’63, Hometown: Irving, Texas, "In 1976, she formed two companies with her husband, ...She began as a temporary business manager, eventually learned the business, bought out her partner, and owned and managed it until 1993...She graduated with an A.B. degree from Sweet Briar in 1963 and pursued graduate studies in music at Southern Methodist University."
Alice Dixon ’82, Hometown: Richmond, Va. "While at Sweet Briar, Dixon served as Student Government Association president, junior class president, and freshman class president. In her sophomore year, she was on the Judicial Committee. Dixon was a QV and an Earphone, and played field hockey, basketball and lacrosse all four years. She was named in the 1982 edition of Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities."
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Anne Wojcicki simultaneously broke ground in Silicon Valley and the biotech industry with 23andMe, a personal genetic testing site which is creating the country's largest database of genetic diseases and human genomes. Anne is not just moving women forward, but the entire field of science.
NATALIA BURINA is the Co-Founder of Parable, a creative photo network. Her earlier startup, Flockish, was a mobile social platform for gatherings.Natalia also held product leadership roles at eBay, Samsung and Microsoft. Natalia started her career as a software engineer after having completed a B.S. degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics at University of Washington.
MARCY BLAIR is Cisco Services VP responsible for the Americas Services Partners. Built one of the largest growth segments in the company. Highly collaborative style and builds trusting relationships with customers, partners and extended teams with a focus on mutual success. More than 25 years of IT experience, working with Avaya, Lucent and AT&T. Board of directors for Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society (ATLAS)  B.S. Business, University of Illinois, and IMD Corporate Resource Mgt
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African women building successful  innovative tech companies that are breaking ground in the industry. They are setting new standards for the sector and creating innovations, ideas, products and services that result in dynamic businesses. Jamila Abass, Linda Kwamboka and Susan Oguya – Kenya,  founded MFarm, to connect farmers and consumers of produce in urban and export markets through SMS. www.networkafrica.com/african-women-will-shake-technological-sector-2014/
Seventeen-year-old Emma Johnson launched EM JOHN Jewelry in eleventh grade by creating charm bracelets, posting photos on Instagram and having friends immediately ask to buy them. Johnson’s business goal: pre-paying for her college education. EM JOHN arm candy and bag charms are now sold online, in retail stores and through private charm parties.  Each purchase not only brings a burst of sunshine to your day, but it also supports the EM JOHN College Challenge. @EmJohnJewelry
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Sandy Carter, Vice President and Social Business Evangelism at IBM, is responsible for directing the company's social business initiatives.
HOLLY CARDEW  is the founder of the leading eCommerce product image editing company, Pixc.  In 2014 and 2015 she was named one of Australia’s top female entrepreneurs under 40. Holly has hired over 175 people in over 10 countries to build and grow the company.
LAUREN DIEHL is senior director of global customer management @ Oracle. Her passion is enabling and motivating others within Oracle’s large global organization and has been highly successful in achieving and exceeding goals through an engaging leadership style that breaks down barriers to success and influence. Previously with Sun, BEA, Siebel & PeopleSoft, and was a 2013 recipient of the YWCA TWIN award, Diehl was a software specialist at Honeywell and earned a B.S.C.S.
ADRIANA GASCOIGNE is the Founder and CEO of Girls in Tech, a non-profit organization devoted to empower, educate, and mentor women in the tech industry across over 47 chapters internationally. No stranger to growing brands and building amazing companies, Adriana has also served in Executive roles at RxMatch, (VP of Product Marketing) and QwikCart, (CMO), Ogilvy & Mather (VP of Digital – Intel), and SecondMarket (VP of Marketing)
ANNE DEVEREUX-MILLS is the of chief strategy officer of Lantern, using technology to bring mental wellness programs to the underserved She founded Parlay House in 2012, a gathering of over 500 Bay-area women who come together to connect, learn and inspire. In 2013, she joined the board of BeyondZ to focus on identifying and empowering high-performing yet underserved youth. She is a 2003 Fellow of the Aspen Institute, a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, and a graduate of Wellesley.
Women @ Energy: Simona Rolli "We live in a world, which is shaped in every aspect by science and technology. We have drugs to cure most of our ailments, we fly airplanes, we use computers to keep connected globally (the world wide web was invented at CERN!) and the list goes on and on... The first step is to educate, and show the young generation that science is good and opening up unlimited possibilities." Read more from Simona on her profile here.
MEGAN SMITH @USCTO is the first female Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. She was previously a VP at Google[x]  and VP of business development at Google. S.B. and S.M., mechanical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
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