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Three business executives join EVMS Foundation Board of Trustees

Story Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:09:00 EST
Cynthia Earhart
Steve Fredrickson
John Wynne Jr.

Three Hampton Roads business executives have joined the Board of Trustees of the Eastern Virginia Medical School Foundation.

New to the board are Cynthia Earhart, Steve Fredrickson and John Wynne Jr. The Board of Trustees is the EVMS Foundation’s governing body.

“The Board of Trustees is an important source of philanthropic guidance and support for the foundation and for EVMS,” says G. Robert Aston Jr., TowneBank Chairman and CEO who serves as EVMS Foundation Chair and President. “We are very fortunate to welcome to the board three individuals who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience and who share an appreciation for the school’s vital role in the life of the community.”

Ms. Earhart is Executive Vice President Administration at Norfolk Southern Corporation. Previously, she served as Vice President Human Resources, Vice President Information Technology, Assistant Vice President Accounting Operations and in various other positions.

Ms. Earhart serves on the boards of LEAD Virginia, ACCESS College Foundation, the Urban League of Hampton Roads and the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts Foundation. A CPA, she holds a BS in accounting from the University of Missouri. She completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program.

Mr. Fredrickson co-founded Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc., a leader in the U.S. debt buying industry, and is Chairman, President and CEO. He previously held leadership roles at Household Recovery Services’ Portfolio Services Group and Household Commercial Financial Services. He holds has an MBA from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver.

Mr. Fredrickson is active on the Financial Services Advisory Board of CIVC Partners and is Chair of the 2014 campaign for the United Way of South Hampton Roads, where he serves as a board director. He is on the Executive Advisory Council of Old Dominion University's College of Business and Public Administration.

John Oliver Wynne, Jr. owns and is President and CEO of Labels Unlimited LLC, a labels and packaging company servicing customers nationwide with locations in Virginia Beach, VA, Wixom, MI and Memphis, TN. Prior to acquiring Labels Unlimited in 2010, Mr. Wynne held various positions within the Investment Banking units of Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley in New York. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board of Mosquito Joe, a national franchisor which provides mosquito control treatment to residential and commercial customers across the country. Mr. Wynne is President-elect of the Princeton Club of Hampton Roads, a member of the Norfolk Academy Alumni Board as well as the D.A. Taylor Charitable Foundation.

Mr. Wynne received his AB in History from Princeton University and his MBA from the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business.