PVCC Announces Newest Members Elected to Educational Foundation Board
Charlottesville, Va. – January 21, 2020 – Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) is pleased to announce the newest members elected to the Educational Foundation Board of Directors. New members include Bobbie Bruner, Deb McMahon and Robbie Morris.
Bobbie Bruner is a former management consultant and lecturer at the University of Virginia. She earned a BA from Vassar College, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a PhD from Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. She worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Bain and Company and GenRad, and has taught corporate strategy and strategic marketing at Darden and McIntire School of Commerce. In addition to the PVCC Educational Foundation Board, Bobbie currently serves on the boards of the Charlottesville Free Clinic, the Venable Neighborhood Association, and Book Baskets.
Deb McMahon spent over 20 years as CEO for Scitent, applying nearly 25 years of experience in education helping organizations develop their eLearning business. Deb currently serves as a member of the Board of Visitors for Radford University, Chair of the Student Affairs committee and has served on various industry association committees, including the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions and the American Society for Association Executives. She has served as Chair and board member for the Charlottesville Venture Group, as a board member for the Central Virginia Better Business Bureau, and as a member of the Legal Aid Justice Center Advisory Board. In addition, she has served in the local community as a board member and Chair for the Paramount Theater and as a member of the Advisory Council for the Legal Aid Justice Center. Currently, Deb serves as a board member for ReadyKids, and as an advisory board member for the Tom Tom Festival.
Robbie Morris attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, participating in the university’s co-op program, and worked at the National Ground Intelligence Center in Charlottesville where he held a Top Secret security clearance. In 1996 he founded Performance Signs. He serves as the Managing Partner of Greene Development Company where he directly managed the nearly $8mil purchase, financing, approval and construction of Holly Hill, a 118 lot residential community. Mr. Morris has served on the Greene County Economic Development Authority board, Greene County Chamber of Commerce (Treasurer and President), Virginia Sign Association(Treasurer) and is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Charlottesville. Mr. Morris received an Associate Degree from PVCC in 2013.
The Educational Foundation Board also elected member Cynthia Stultz as foundation board president and member Joe Raichel as board vice president for 2020.
Stultz is the co-owner of CBS Rentals, a property management and real estate development company based in Charlottesville. As a native and lifelong resident of Charlottesville, Stultz has used her expertise and business acumen to advocate for the community. She has been honored to serve on the boards of the Free Clinic and Ronald McDonald House, as well as the Martha Jefferson Foundation Board.
Raichel is a Business Banking Manager with Wells Fargo, where he leads a team of over 40 bankers in the Virginia North Area which includes McLean, VA (Tysons Corner), Harrisonburg, Winchester, Front Royal and Fredericksburg. Raichel has been an active member of the Charlottesville community, serving on the board of numerous local and regional organizations including the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence Board, Ash lawn Opera, American Red Cross of Central Virginia, Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development, Thomas Jefferson Area United Way and the American Red Heart Association.
“We are fortunate to have such dedicated individuals as Bobbie, Deb and Robbie joining our Educational Foundation Board,” stated Harry Stillerman, Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Development. “The knowledge, input and good counsel from our Board members is critical to the continued success of the Foundation and PVCC as a whole. We are grateful to these outstanding individuals for their commitment to the mission and vision of PVCC as we continue to grow and expand.”
The PVCC Educational Foundation was established in 1982 to cultivate and provide financial and in-kind support for Piedmont Virginia Community College. The board is comprised of representatives from the business, financial and professional areas in the communities served by the college, as well as college faculty and administrators. To learn more about the PVCC Educational Foundation call 434.961.5226 or visit www.pvcc.edu/donors-friends.
About Piedmont Virginia Community College
Established in 1972, Piedmont Virginia Community College is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally, residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. PVCC is one of 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System. PVCC is committed to providing access to a college education for all who can benefit, an opportunity for each student to reach her/his potential, and excellence in all programs and services. The main campus is in Albemarle County, Virginia. Classes are also offered at the PVCC Eugene Giuseppe Center in Stanardsville, Va. (Greene County) and the PVCC Jefferson School Center in downtown Charlottesville.