Meet our Staff and Board

 

Board of Directors

William Hamilton – President
Director of Economic Development, City of Staunton

Margaret Ragon – Treasurer
Commissioner of Revenue, City of Staunton

Erik Curren, PhD – Secretary
Director of Marketing, American Shakespeare Center

Hugh Westfall – Loan Review Committee Chairman
Retired business manager    

Wanda Stevens – Executive Director Staunton Redevelopment and Housing Authority                       

Staff 

Meghan Williamson – Executive Director

Prior to joining the Staunton Fund, Meghan served as the Director of Economic Development for the City of Waynesboro, where she led the City’s effort to attract new companies, encourage the expansion of existing industries, promote retail development, and downtown revitalization. She has a strong track record collaborating with both small start-up businesses as well as larger manufacturers and commercial developers. Meghan was instrumental in securing the Enterprise Zone designation for the City of Waynesboro and continues to advise businesses on maximizing their resources through financing options and available state and local incentive programs. She has worked as a researcher and policy analyst for the Urban Institute, a Washington, D.C. based think-tank, and with numerous organizations along the I-81 corridor including the Blue Ridge Business Journal, the Southwestern Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank, the Artisans Center of Virginia, and the Shenandoah Valley Partnership.

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