Alumni Thomas R. Frantz '70, J.D. '73, LL.M. '81, Leigh A. Pence '00, Peter A. Snyder '94 and Todd A. Stottlemyer '85 have been appointed to William & Mary's Board of Visitors, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced on July 1. The new members replace John W. Gerdelman '75, Kathy Y. Hornsby '79, Anita O. Poston, J.D. '74, and Henry C. Wolf '64, J.D. '66.
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Thomas R. Frantz
A resident of Virginia Beach, Frantz graduated from the College with three degrees -- a bachelor's degree in economics, a master's degree in law and taxation, and a J.D. from William & Mary Law School. He is chief executive officer of Williams Mullen, an international law firm.
Frantz's name can be found on the list of leading attorneys in the Commonwealth and the nation. He is listed in three categories in The Best Lawyers in America for each of its 25 years of publication and was named the Best Lawyers' 2011 Norfolk Area Corporate Lawyer of the Year. He has also been named to Virginia Business magazine's list of "Legal Elite."
Frantz's contributions to local nonprofit and educational organizations are equally impressive. He has served on numerous boards, including Eastern Virginia Medical School, the Virginia Aquarium, Hampton Roads Partnership, and the Hampton Roads Sports Facility Authority. In 2009, Frantz was the recipient of the Law School Association's 2009 Citizen-Lawyer Award, which is given annually to a graduate or friend of the Law School who has made a "lifetime commitment to citizenship and leadership." He currently serves as an advisor to the William & Mary Business Law Review and is a member of board at the Mason School of Business.