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News of Note Mosby Heritage Area Association Elects New Leadership on Board of Director
Left to Right: MHAA’s Board of Directors Elect New Leadership in Stephen C. Price, Chairman; Wendy Bebie, Vice-Chair; Dulany Morison and Ashton Cole, co-chairs of the Preservation Committee. All by Douglas Lees.
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he Mosby Heritage Area Association has elected four new leaders on its Board of Directors for 2018-2019. With the retirement of Childs F. Burden, longtime President and Chair of the Mosby Heritage Area Association’s Board of Directors, the organization has chosen Stephen C. Price as his successor. Additionally, the retirement of Henry Plaster from the Board and Preservation Committee has initiated the co-chairmanship of Dulany Morison and Ashton Cole for the Preservation Committee. Wendy Bebie will step into the position of co-chair of the Board of Directors, having served as chair in 2017. Childs Burden, Chairman Emeritus, is a founding member of the Mosby Heritage Area Association in 1995. He serves on the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation Board of Trustees and has served on the boards of The Civil War Trust, The Virginia Outdoors Foundation, The Land Trust of Virginia, The Loudoun County Heritage Committee, The Loudoun County Historical Society, Oatlands and Long Branch. He will remain involved as Chairman Emeritus and continue to oversee staff management of the annual Conference on the Art of Command in the Civil War. Stephen C. Price, Chairman, has been on the Board since 2010. He holds a B.A. in History from Virginia Millitary Institute, a law degree from the University of Virginia, and a Masters of Laws from the University of Cambridge (Queens College). Steve served as president of the George Marshall International Center at Dodona Manor, and he was a member of the Loudoun County Sesquicentennial Committee and Commissioner in Chancery for the Loudoun County Circuit Court. His interest in Virginia and Southern history fits well with the mission of the Mosby Heritage Area Association. Wendy Bebie, Vice-Chair, joined the Mosby Heritage Area Association Board in 2010. Living on her farm on the south side of Round Hill, she became very interested in the local history. She serves on Loudoun County’s Rural Economic Development Council. She received a B.A. in History from the University of Washington and a law degree from Georgetown University Law School in Washington D.C. Wendy has worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the office of the U.S. Attorney and as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Fred B.
Ugast. Dulany Morison, Co-Chair, Preservation Committee, is a native of Middleburg, Virginia, having grown up at two family homes listed on the National Historic Register, Stoke and Welbourne. The importance of local history and land preservation were ingrained in him at an early age and developed into his primary passion. He received a B.A. in Southern History at the University of Virginia and went on to become a self-employed equities trader in Washington, D.C. He returned to Stoke in 2010 and renovated the family farm into a premier horse boarding facility for foxhunters. Although his primary business is in finance, he is active on the farm and dedicated to preserving our historic countryside. He joined the Board of the Mosby Heritage Area Association in 2016. Ashton Cole, Co-Chair, Preservation Committee, grew up in Winchester and Clarke County, where he gained a deeper appreciation for the landscape and history of the area. He has spent most of his career working to help preserve Virginia’s natural and cultural resources through his work with the Land Trust of Virginia. He’s been with LTV since 2007, and is currently their Director of Conservation and Stewardship. He also serves on the Stewardship Council of the Appalachian Trial Conservancy. The goals of the Preservation Committee include encouraging landowners to place properties into conservation or preservation easement, particularly within the core battlefield areas associated with the 1863 cavalry battles of Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville. The Preservation Committee also will continue its close watch on local preservation issues and weigh-in on these issues when appropriate. A full list of the MHAA Board of Directors includes: Stephen C. Price, Chairman; Childs F. Burden, Chairman Emeritus; Wendy Bebie, Co-Chair; Lee Lawrence, Secretary; Harry Bigley, Treasurer; Donald P. Brennan; Ashton Cole, Co-Chair, Preservation Committee; Harriett Condon; Joseph P. Dempsey; Jeff Freeman; Mary Johnson; Marc Leepson; Douglas Lees; Dulany Morison, Co-Chair, Preservation Committee; Rob Orrison; Richard Quest; Nathan Stalvey; Torrey Wilkins. For more information, please visit mosbyheritagearea.org/meet-theboard/ .
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