July 1, 2014
Current Term Expires:
June 30, 2018
Henry Light served for 32 years in the Law Department of Norfolk Southern Corporation and its predecessor Norfolk and Western Railway Company in a variety of roles culminating in that of Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. After retirement from Norfolk Southern, he served as counsel for nearly eight years with Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, P.L.C., Norfolk, Virginia.
Born in McLean, Virginia, Mr. Light attended college at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY on a Navy ROTC scholarship where he was active in swimming, water polo, and football. He received a BEE degree in 1962, and served four years in the Navy, including serving as platoon leader of the Second Platoon of Underwater Demolition Team 21 in Little Creek, VA. Mr. Light entered law school at the University of Virginia, receiving an LLB in 1969.
Mr. Light has served on the boards of a number of nonprofit organizations, including the boards of Norfolk State University (Vice Rector), The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, WHRO Public Media (Board Chair), the Virginia Zoological Society (Board Chair), the Elizabeth River Project (current), The Mental Health Associations of Roanoke (Board Chair) and of Virginia (Board Chair), Randolph-Macon Academy (currently Vice Chair) and the Tidewater Chapter of the American Red Cross. He was awarded the Governor’s Award for Volunteer Excellence in 1986.
Mr. Light and his wife Angelica have been married for 19 years; have five children, and seven grandchildren.