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March 11, 2003

Colonial Williamsburg Board Welcomes New Members

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Board of Trustees has welcomed four new members. The new trustees are Antoinette (Toni) Cook Bush, Pamela P. Flaherty, Andrea Mitchell and Edmond D. Villani.

Bush is executive vice president of Northpoint Technology, Ltd., a Washington, D.C.-based world leader in the use of satellite and land-based information and technology sharing. A graduate of Wellesley College and Northwestern University Law School, Bush previously was senior partner in the communications practice group of the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; senior counsel to the Communications Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; and a lawyer with the firm of Wiley, Rein and Fielding. Bush is a board member of Sesame Workshop (formerly the Children’s Television Workshop) and CNA Financial Corp.

Flaherty is senior vice president for global community relations at Citigroup, with responsibility for global corporate citizenship and community involvement activities. Flaherty attended the University of Geneva and holds an undergraduate degree from Smith College and a master’s degree in international affairs from Johns Hopkins University. She is a director of Rockefeller Financial Services and a board member of ACCION International, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and the South Fork-Shelter Island Chapter of the Nature Conservancy. She also is a trustee of The Johns Hopkins University, where she chairs the finance committee and serves on the executive committee of the board, and of Kenyon College.

Mitchell is chief foreign affairs correspondent with NBC News based in Washington, D.C. Her journalistic career has included responsibilities as NBC’s chief White House correspondent, chief congressional correspondent and participant on “Meet the Press.” Mitchell serves on the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees and the National Advisory Board of the Girl Scouts, U.S.A.

Villani is vice chairman of Deutsche Asset Management. Previously he served as president and chief executive officer of Zurich Scudder Investments, which was acquired by Deutsche Bank in April 2002. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a PhD. in economics. His board affiliations include Georgetown University, where he is chairman of the board, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, where he is chairman of the finance committee, and the international capital markets advisory committee to the New York Stock Exchange.

Bush, Flaherty, Mitchell and Villani were elected to Colonial Williamsburg’s Board of Trustees at the board’s annual fall meeting in Williamsburg during Grand Illumination weekend Dec. 5-8. “These are four thoughtful and distinguished Americans who will contribute significantly to the work of our Board of Trustees and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and I am delighted that they are willing to add this responsibility to their busy schedules,” said Colonial Williamsburg President and Chairman Colin G. Campbell. “We will benefit greatly from their backgrounds and expertise and their commitment to Colonial Williamsburg’s educational mission.”

Also at the recent board meeting, Colonial Williamsburg honored retiring board member Jim Lehrer, executive editor and anchor of PBS’s “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.” Lehrer has been a member of the foundation’s Board of Trustees since 1989. He continues as co-chair of the foundation’s Raleigh Tavern Society.

“I am deeply grateful to Jim for his commitment to Colonial Williamsburg. His leadership, enthusiasm and generosity have had a profound impact on many areas of the institution,” said Campbell. “I am particularly pleased that he will continue to play a leadership role in the foundation’s leading donor society.”

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that operates the restored 18th-century capital of Virginia, known worldwide as the nation’s largest living history museum. For more information, call toll-free (800) HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s web site at

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