Appointed: July 1, 2013
Current Term Expires:
June 30, 2017
W. Heywood Fralin is the Chairman of Medical Facilities of America, Inc. which operates forty skilled nursing facilities in Virginia and North Carolina. Mr. Fralin is also Co-Chairman of Retirement Unlimited, Inc. which operates six assisted living facilities in Virginia.
Mr. Fralin currently serves as Chairman of the Virginia Business Higher Education Council, as Vice Chairman of the Taubman Museum of Art, as a member of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Higher Education Advisory Committee, as a member of Council on Virginia’s Future, as a member of the Virginia Business Council (past Chairman), as a member of the Board of Trustees University of Virginia College Foundation, and as a member of the Advisory Board of the Carter Immunology Center at the University of Virginia. He received his undergraduate degree from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia in 1962 and received his JD degree from American University in 1965.
Mr. Fralin has participated in a variety of civic, educational and charitable organizations. In the field of higher education, he was a member of the Board of Visitors at the University of Virginia for eight years, serving as Rector for two years. He was a member of the Board of Visitors at Virginia Tech for seven years. In addition, he served as a member of the Governor’s Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation, and Investment.
Mr. Fralin resides in Roanoke, Virginia with his wife, Cynthia. They have six children and nine grandchildren.