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WILLIAMSBURG, Va., December 7, 2012 – Judy F. Wason of Williamsburg was appointed and H. Benson Dendy III of Richmond reappointed by Governor Robert F. McDonnell to the Board of Trustees of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a state agency that operates Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums and conducts outreach education programs in public schools across Virginia.  Both appointments are for terms through June 2016.  

Mrs. Wason was for nearly two decades a development executive for non-profit organizations in Hampton Roads and Richmond.  She currently serves on the advisory board of the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University.  Mrs. Wason held leadership positions in Virginia gubernatorial campaigns in 2009 and 2001, and in the 1980s managed campaigns for U.S. senators representing Virginia and was a special assistant for intergovernmental affairs in President Ronald Reagan’s administration.

Mr. Dendy, a member of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation board since 1984, has been chairman since 2008 and recently was re-elected to a two-year term of office.  He is president of The Vectre Corporation, a government relations and economic development firm based in Richmond.  His past public service includes vice chairmanship of the federal Jamestown 400th Commemoration Commission and membership on the state’s Jamestown 2007 Steering Committee.  He also has served as Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth and secretary to the governor’s Cabinet.  

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation board is comprised of General Assembly members, state officials, and gubernatorial and board appointees.