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April 2017

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28 ◆ CAVALIER CORNER The Virginia Athletics Foundation elected officers for the 2017 Board of Trustees and named four new members to the Class of 2019. William L. Tyson of Richmond, Va. will serve a second term as president and Alan A. McClure of Atlanta, Ga. will continue as vice president. Scott A. Dockter of Charlottesville, Va. is the immediate past president. Newly elected members of the Class of 2019 include Mia M. Bass, Charles R. Birdsong, G. Slaugh- ter Fitz-Hugh III and T. Douglas McQuade. MIA M. BASS Alexandria, Va. Mia Mooney Bass, College '99, graduated with a B.A. in Studio Art. She was a four- year starter on the Virginia women's lacrosse team and team captain her fourth year. Mia was honored to represent UVA, along with her teammates, in three NCAA Tournament championship games, and to take home the ACC crown in 1998. Professionally, Mia spent six years working in the area of advancement for The Buckley School in New York City. She was hired as the school's first Alumni Director and was eventually named its Director of Develop- ment, overseeing the operations of the office, including fundraising and communications. In 2007, Mia launched a successful $32M capital campaign for endowed funds. Prior to work- ing at Buckley, Mia worked at IMG, a sports management firm. Mia holds a Master's of Public Administra- tion from George Washington University, with a specialization in non-profit management. She currently serves on the Board of St. Pat- rick's Episcopal Day School in Washington, D.C., the Board of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church Foundation in Alexandria, Va., and the Board of the Athenaeum, an arts organization in Alexandria. She has also served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for at-risk chil- dren in the Alexandria area. Mia is currently raising her young children and two English bulldogs. CHARLES R. BIRDSONG Suffolk, Va. Charles Birdsong currently serves as Vice President of Operations and Procurement and General Manager for the Virginia Caro- lina region for Birdsong Peanuts. Charles has been employed with Birdsong since 1992. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1992 and joined the family busi- ness shortly after graduation. While at Birdsong Peanuts for 25 years, Charles has been working in the areas of procurement, marketing and operations for the company. Active in industry associa- tions, Charles has served on both the Peanut Administrative Committee and the Peanut Standards Board and is currently serving as Chairman-Elect of the American Peanut Council and President of the American Pea- nut Shellers Association. Charles serves on the Board of Trust- ees for Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, the Suffolk Foundation and ACCESS College Foundation. Charles is also active raising money for the United Way of Hampton Roads. He lives in Suffolk with his wife Davin, son Will and daughter Penn. G. SLAUGHTER FITZ-HUGH III Richmond, Va. Slaughter Fitz-Hugh is co-founder of CapTech, an award-winning national IT management consulting firm bridging the gap between business and technology. Slaughter's internal focus has been to build CapTech's business operations structure. He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer, responsible for strategic planning, budget- ing, accounting and financial operations. Prior to CapTech, Slaughter was a senior consultant at Arthur Andersen and a founder of Perspective Technology Corp. in Wash- ington, D.C. Slaughter is currently on the board of Elk Hill and has served as a board mem- ber of the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Richmond Partner- ship and the United Way of Richmond and Petersburg. He is a prior Campaign Chair for the United Way of Richmond annual campaign. Slaughter is a 1986 graduate of the McIn- tire School of Commerce. He and his wife Marianna live in Richmond and have two children – Anne Garland (NURS '14) and Slaughter (COL '16, COM '17). Slaughter and Marianna enjoy travelling and golf. Slaughter has been an avid UVA athletics supporter for many years attending count- less football, basketball and baseball games. T. DOUGLAS MCQUADE Roanoke, Va. Doug McQuade graduated from UVA in 1977 with a B.S. in Commerce, which laid the foundation for a 38-year career in public accounting with KMPG LLP, a Big Four international accounting firm in Roanoke, Va. He became a partner in 1986 and was managing partner of the Roanoke office for 20 years. McQuade has been a VAF donor for 33 consecutive years and is a longtime sea- son ticket holder. He and his wife Susan have two children, a son Trent and daugh- ter Macy, all ardent fans of UVA sports. He was a three-sport athlete in high school — basketball, baseball and tennis — and continues to enjoy daily workouts, reading, golfing and spending time with family. The Foundation would like to thank Ben Hankins, Ryan Kuehl and Richard Litton who have completed their service on the Board. Each served as enthusiastic, loyal representatives, demonstrating their love for the University of Virginia and its athlet- ics program while providing extraordinary leadership during their tenures. VAF WELCOMES CLASS OF 2019 BOARD MEMBERS

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