Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Jackson-Feild elects officers and new trustees

At its annual meeting the Jackson-Feild Homes Board of Trustees elected new officers for a two-year term. They are Ms. Anne G. Greever - President, Mrs. Beblon G. Parks - Vice President, Mr. Craig A. Tilley - Treasurer and Mr. T. Darnley Adamson, III - Secretary.

Also elected are four new trustees who will serve a three-year term each. They are Ms. Ann H. Smoot, Mr. Shane M. Tilka, Mr. James M. Cox and Ms. Narendra R. Pleas.

Ms. Smoot is retired from the Virginia Department of Education as its Training Director. She previously worked as a district training and safety officer for the Virginia Department of Transportation. Prior to her service with state government, Ms. Smoot was an educator for thirteen years. A graduate of Emory & Henry, she received her Master's Degree from the University of Virginia. Her volunteer experience includes serving as a CASA volunteer and a parent representative on Hanover County's Family Assessment and Planning Team. Ms. Smoot lives in Culpepper and has summer home in the Northern Neck.

Mr. Tilka currently is the Vice President of Operations for Iluka Resources America having served in a number of capacities within Iluka since 2005. He received his undergraduate degree from Edith Cowan University in Australia and his graduate degree from Western Australian School of Mines. Mr. Tilka and his family live in Chesterfield County.

Mr. Cox is a Vice President and partner with Manry Rawls, LLC in Franklin. He also is President of Cox & Moncure, a company that operates a chain of sixteen mattress stores under the name of Mattress Outlet. A native of Richmond and an alumnus of St. Christopher's School, Mr. Cox received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Military Institute and his MBA from the College of William & Mary. He and his family live in Franklin.

Ms. Pleas is native of Georgia who moved to Virginia Beach when she was in high school. A graduate of Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, she received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Indiana. Previously a practicing attorney in the Emporia/Greensville and Sussex County Common wealth Attorney's Offices, she is now the Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for Suffolk. Ms. Pleas is a member and treasurer of the Emporia/Greensville Volunteer Rescue Squad, a former secretary for the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads District 2, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Emporia/Greensville YMCA.