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2008 News Releases

Two new members appointed, two reappointed to Longwood Board of Visitors

August 19, 2008

Jane Brooke

Two Longwood University alumni were recently appointed to the university’s Board of Visitors by Gov. Tim Kaine, and two current members were reappointed.

Jane Brooke of Richmond, managing partner of Wachovia Securities, was appointed to a four-year term, and Hank HanhKim of Chesterfield, principal of the Altavista Group, was appointed to a three-year term. Brooke, who attended Longwood from 1959 to 1961, replaces Ann Murphy Morton Gregory Vandemark, a 1953 Longwood graduate whose second term had expired. Kim, a 1990 graduate, was appointed to the new seat on the Board. The Board was recently expanded from 11 to 13 seats. The 13th seat will be filled next year.

Brooke has worked since 1972 for Wachovia Securities and its predecessors, including Wheat First Securities. She was ranked 90th on Barron’s list of 100 Top Female Brokers in 2006, and on Virginia Business magazine’s list of "Virginia’s top wealth advisers" she ranked 44th in 2007 and 43rd in 2006. She is a former member of the Longwood University Foundation Board, the Longwood Alumni Board, and the advisory board for the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts.

hank KimKim founded the Altavista Group, a management and information technology consultancy firm, in 2004. From 1990-96 he was a systems/business analyst in the Longwood Small Business Development Center, for which he had interned during his senior year. He is starting his fourth year on the Longwood University Foundation Board but will relinquish that due to his appointment to the Board of Visitors. As a student, he was treasurer of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity and played on the men’s golf team. He is a native of South Korea who moved to the United States at age seven. His wife, Leah Payne, and sister, Shawn Kim, also are Longwood graduates.

Reappointed to another four-year term on the Board were Marge Connelly of Goochland, who is serving her second term as rector, and Susan Eddy Soza of McLean, a 1962 Longwood graduate who is currently the Board’s member-at-large and has been secretary (two of four positions on the executive committee). Connelly retired June 30 as chief operating officer of Wachovia Securities and president of its Business Services Group. Soza worked primarily in the accounting and human resources departments for Soza & Company Ltd., an information technology, management consulting and financial services firm that she and her husband founded in 1969 and sold in 2003.