Our People

The work of the Virginia War Memorial is carried out by a number of dedicated individuals. Our Board of Directors, foundation and state staff, and volunteers work together to provide visitors with the best experiences, educate the public about the importance of Virginia history, and plan for the sustainable future of the Memorial.

State Staffers of the Virginia War Memorial work under the Virginia Department of Veterans Services.

Leadership

Dr. Clay Mountcastle was appointed Director of the Virginia War Memorial in June 2016.

A retired U.S. Army officer, his military service took him to Germany, South Korea and Iraq on assignments with the 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army 5th Corps and U.S. Army Special Operations Command.

He is a 1994 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and holds a Masters and PhD in History from Duke University. Most recently, he served as Professor of Military History at the University of Washington in Seattle and as an Assistant Professor of Military History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Lee, Virginia.

He is the author of Punitive War: Confederate Guerillas and Union Reprisals and numerous articles published in Civil War Monitor and other military history publications.

Pam SeayPamela “Pam” Seay became President of the Virginia War Memorial Foundation in December 2019, bringing over thirty years of experience in non-profit administration to the organization. She has focused expertise in board development and fundraising.

Pam recently retired from the Virginia Historical Society after nearly three decades, the last ten of which she served as the Senior Vice President for Advancement. During her tenure she worked with a committed team of professional staffers and volunteers to raise more than $150 million for capital projects, annual support, the organization’s endowment, and special programs.

She is widely-known and regarded across Virginia and within museum circles and is frequently asked to consult, lead workshops, and to speak to non-profit professionals on emerging fund-raising issues and trends.

Virginia War Memorial Foundation Board of Directors

Chartered in 2000, the Virginia War Memorial Foundation (VWMF) is the non-profit organization that financially supports all the educational and patriotic programs, museum exhibits, documentary films, and student-teacher outreach of the Memorial as well as various capital projects and expenses. The Foundation’s Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse group of community leaders, veterans, and patriots who dedicate their time, energy, and expertise to ensuring the financial stability of this site. Each director has his or her own personal connection to the War Memorial and its work.

Executive Committee

Ms. Linda V. Schreiner
Chair

RADM Frank F. Rennie, IV, USN (Ret.)
Immediate Past Chair

CDR Kathleen P. Owens, USN (Ret.)
First Vice-Chair

Mr. Richard L. St. John, Jr. 
Second Vice-Chair

LTG Joseph R. Inge, USA (Ret.)
Secretary

Mr. Bill Davis
Treasurer

Board of Directors

Mr. Robert A. Archer

Mr. Joseph C. Barto, III

Mrs. Peter W. Brown

Mr. David A. Christian

Mr. John V. Cogbill, III

Mr. Stephen Y. Dickinson

Hon. John S. Edwards (ex-officio)

CDR Paul E. Galanti, USN (Ret.)

MG LH Ginn, USA (Ret.)

Mr. C. David Hudgins

Ms. Alison Kaufmann

CWO-3 Michael A. Kord, USMC (Ret.)

Ms. Shari E. Litow

Mr. John A. Luke, Jr.

Hon. Alexander B. McMurtrie, Jr.

Mr. Barry F. Moore, Jr.

The Hon. John M. O’Bannon, MD

Mr. Michael L. Santoro, Jr.

Mr. Jamal A. Thomas

LTC Ronald O. White, USA (Ret.)

Directors Emeritus

Dr. Charles F. Bryan, Jr.

Hon. Frank D. Hargrove, Sr.

RADM John G. Hekman, USN (Ret.)

VWMF Staff

To reach a state staff member by phone, please dial 804.786.2060. For general inquiries, please use our Contact Form.

 

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Pamela Seay

President

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Mary-Michael Wachur

Director of Development

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Kerrie Arcand

Events Manager

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Brenna Magette

Development Operations Manager

To reach a state staff member by phone, please dial 804.786.2060. For general inquiries, please use our Contact Form.