Board of Directors
James Gregory Lilly, President (Greg)
Greg is the Editor of Next Door Neighbors magazine, the founder and owner of Cherokee McGee Publishing Company and the founder of The Williamsburg Book Festival. He is a past Chairman of the Williamsburg Area Arts Commission, and also served on the Arts Council for Sedona, Arizona. Greg has published four novels and an editing handbook for writers. He works with regional non-profits to incorporate writing into their program development. (Brad Dorris)
Patrick A. Faulkner, Treasurer (Pat)
Pat is the Managing Partner for Private Wealth Management for Towne Wealth Management. He has 34 years of experience as a financial advisor and is listed as a “top 50” financial advisor by U.S. News and World Report and Money magazines and ranks No. 22 in the nation by Banking Consultant magazine. Pat is a musician, specializing in saxophone and writing scores.
Terry Emory Buntrock, Founder, Secretary
Terry is employed as the Regional Arts Coordinator for James City County, York County and the City of Williamsburg and works with the region's Tourism Alliance to develop, brand and promote the area as an arts destination. She coordinates Williamsburg Spring and Fall Arts programs. She has chaired the Williamsburg Area Arts Commission, the Alli Awards, and the Garden Club of Virginia's Symposium and Historic Garden Week in Williamsburg. Terry served on the City Beautification Committee. She is a painter, freelance arts and culture writer, and gardener.
Terry Emory Buntrock, Chief Executive Officer, Municipal Liaison
James Gregory (Greg) Lilly, President
Patrick (Pat) A. Faulkner, Treasurer
TJ Hopkins Cardwell, League of 100 Liaison to the Advisory Board
TJ served 33 years in the Federal Government in Washington, DC, with the US Department of Energy in the Senior Executive corps—executives comprised of men and women charged with leading the continuing leadership of the Federal Government and sharing a commitment to public service. She was a member of Executive Women in Government. She currently serves as an officer of the Board of Trustees of the Bruton Parish Endowment, Co-Chair of the Annual Fund, Board of Directors for the Jamestown Yorktown Foundation, Inc., Chair of the Development Committee of the Muscarelle Museum of Art Foundation Board of Directors as well as serving as past Co-Chair of their major fundraiser, Wine & Run for the Roses, held annually. She has had extensive volunteer commitments with many community organizations including President of Colonial Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) (abused and neglected children), as well as Boards of Meals on Wheels and the Governor’s Land Foundation. (Thomas Cardwell)
Anne Geddy Cross, Grant Development Chairman
Anne is the president of Preservation Virginia, has served on the Executive Committee for the Garden Club of Virginia and was instrumental in creating the “partnership for State Parks” between the GCV and Virginia State Parks. Anne served as the State Chairman for 2012 and 2013 for Historic Garden Week in Virginia. She is the Chairman of the Garden Club of Virginia Centennial Committee. Anne has served as President of the Hanover Historical Society and is a Trustee for Historic St. John's Church Foundation. Anne is a native of Williamsburg. (Hon. Elmo G. Cross)
Michele Mixner DeWitt, Financial Records and Bookkeeping Chairman
Michele joined the City of Williamsburg staff as the City's first Economic Development Director in 2006. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia's School of Architecture and has a Masters degree in Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is the immediate past president of the Virginia Economic Developer Association and sits on the board of Housing Partnerships. Michele worked with all City departments to develop the Williamsburg Arts District. (Chris DeWitt)
Christina Fleckenstein, W&M ’18 is TACL’s 2018 Student Resident Artist
Fleckenstein is a rising senior at the College of William & Mary. She studies Art and Art History as well as Neuroscience and is currently applying to medical schools. She hopes to use her creativity as a physician. "Despite my medical pursuits,” says Fleckenstein, “interdisciplinary studies at William and Mary have allowed me to work with others to solve challenges through innovation and creativity. I know art will play a role in both my career and personal life. I’m excited to have an opportunity to create a public art project and to serve on the TACL Board during the coming year, because it will allow me to become more involved with and give back to the Williamsburg community. ”
In addition to her studies, Fleckenstein volunteers at a local free health clinic, serves as a Tutor for Tribe Athletics, is an Orientation Aide, a host at Opus 9 Steakhouse, a member of Chi Omega Sorority and has been awarded research grants including genetic distribution studies of milkweed and in clinical psychology. She pursues both two and three dimensional art study including painting, graphic design, wood and metal arts.
Hon. T. Montgomery Mason (Monty), Board Development Chairman
Monty represents and serves the Commonwealth as the Senator for the 1st District. In his professional life, he is a Senior Director at Visa, Inc., where he focuses on fraud prevention and helping reduce risk for banks and their consumers. Monty has served as Chairman of the Williamsburg Economic Development Authority and has served on the boards for the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance, Historic Triangle Collaborative and Child Development Resources, and Challenge 1 Strategic Planning Committee for the College of William and Mary. (Pamela Mason)
Professor Elizabeth Mead, MFA, Artistic Director
Elizabeth is Department Chair for Art and Art History at the College of William and Mary. Her area of specialty is sculpture and drawing. A recipient of the Japan/US Creative Artist Fellowship, Elizabeth spent six months living and working in Japan where she explored aspects of space and dwelling as cultural identifiers in Japanese and American society. She has been a visiting artist and artist in residence at The Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London; Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan; Carelton College; Pacific Northwest College of Arts; Southern Methodist University; Burren College of Art, County Clare, Ireland. Her sculpture and drawings have been exhibited across the U.S. as well as in Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Portugal and England and, she has designed more than two-dozen theatrical productions.
Rachel Merriman-Goldring is Triangle Arts and Culture League's 2017 Student Artist Resident. Rachel is a senior at William & Mary, double-majoring in Environmental Policy and Government. She volunteers with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and is working to revitalize William & Mary’s innovative on-campus carbon offset program. She was a research assistant for the Mapping Virginia Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) Project, co-curating an exhibition and organizing colloquia on the environmental effects of factory farming. Rachel received grant funding from the Monroe Scholars program to create a site-specific environmental art installation on campus. She was recently selected as a Udall scholar for her work facilitating the use of art, graphics, and data to improve environmental education.
Jo Anne Murphy is a retired senior executive of Exxon Mobil Corporation. She served on the senior executive management teams for the Corporation's global refining business and its global lubricants and petroleum specialties business. In her last position as the Chief Attorney for a global division, she had the opportunity to experience diverse arts and cultures during her many travels throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. Jo Anne has participated in the Art League of Alexandria and enjoys painting and drawing. She and her husband, Bob Epperson, have three sons and live in Charles City. (Bob Epperson)
Misti Cupp Spong, “art&garden” and “RUN forARTS” Events Chair
Misti is a realtor with Berkshire Hathaway realty, and she specializes in luxury homes. She joins the TACL board with the unique experience of having served as the Co-Chairman for the 2015 pilot development program for TACL's annual fundraiser, “art&garden.” In addition to serving on the Executive Board of the Williamsburg Garden Club, Misti serves the board of the Williamsburg YMCA as the event Development Chair for the “Hair of the Dog” New Year's Day fun run. Misti is a native of Charleston, S.C. and has lived in Williamsburg for 27 years, where she and her husband have raised three children. Misti serves on her neighborhood homeowners association. (Tom Spong)
Artist / Artisan Education, Cultivate Programs Adviser
Position not filled.
Staff, Contractors and Advisers
Terry Emory Buntrock, Volunteer Executive Director
John R. Charbeneau, CPA, Financial Records/Bookkeeping
Dehnert, Clarke & Co., PC
John joined the accounting firm, Dehnert, Clarke & Co. PC, in January, 1997, and is an associate. He provides a variety of tax services including tax preparation for businesses, individuals, estates, trusts and non-profit organizations plus compilation of financial statements. John began his accounting career in 1989 after having worked as a licensed stockbroker. He is a volunteer tutor with the Lancaster Primary School Tea for Two program and is an active volunteer with the YMCA. John plays on a local soccer team, and enjoys kayaking and sailboat racing. (Janis Charbeneau)
Kayleen Fitzgerald, Attorney
Fitzgerald Legal Services, PLLC
Erin Hamlin, Business Development Officer
Chesapeake Bank, Williamsburg Arts District
Bob Oller, Website Design, Event Branding and Social Media
Oller Studios, Williamsburg, VA
Bob has a degree in fine art, illustration and graphic design from the University of Central Florida and has worked for more than 30 years in the fields of graphic design and illustration, founding his own company, Oller Studios. As a professional artist, he creates in a variety of media; working in clay, with vector design programs and on canvas. His works fill collector's walls in Williamsburg, Paris, the Caribbean and Cuba. Bob is a passionate storyteller who creates hands-on designs and images for his clients. (Jean Oller)
INDIVIDUAL GIFTS TO TACL
Innovation Council (Donations of $10,000+)
We thank our donor who wishes to remain anonymous. He has pledged $20,000 each year for the next five years for a total gift to regional public art initiatives of $100,000.
Patrick Faulkner, Wealth Management
Vision Council (Donations of $5,001 - $9,999)
Chairman's Circle (Donations of $1,001 - $5,000)
President's Circle (Donations of $501 - $1,000)
Jo Anne Murphy & Col. Robert Epperson
Sustainer (Donations of $100 - $500)
Honorable Montgomery "Monty" Mason & Pamela H. Mason
Karen C. & James C. Miles
Tonya & John Pawlowski, Linda Matney Fine Art Purchase Fund
Friend (Donations of $1.00 - $99.00)
Mindy Arnold, Richmond VA, Linda Matney Fine Art Purchase Fund
Deborah M. & Gregg L. Hanson
757 293-8553 | [email protected] | P.O. Box 1742, Williamsburg, VA 23187
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