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WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Nov. 23, 2009 – Stephen R. Adkins of Charles City was elected Nov. 12 to a one-year term on the board of trustees of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a Virginia state agency that administers Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums.

Mr. Adkins is chief deputy director of the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management and is principal chief of the Chickahominy Indian Tribe.  He served on the federal Jamestown 400th Commemoration Commission during its 2003-08 lifespan and on the Charles City County School Board for more than 20 years.

Retired from a career at DuPont, Mr. Adkins is on the board of directors of DuPont Fibers Federal Credit Union.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and an associate degree at Bacone College in Muskogee, Okla.  He currently is a member of the Bacone College Board of Trustees.

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation board re-elected A. Marshall Acuff, Jr., Frank B.  Atkinson and Reginald N. Jones, all of Richmond, to one-year terms.  The board is comprised of General Assembly members, state officials, and gubernatorial and board appointees.