July 1, 2014
Current Term Expires:
June 30, 2018
Marge Connelly is a former financial services executive, having held senior roles in Virginia with Capital One (Executive Vice President of Operations), and Wachovia Securities (Chief Operating Officer) as well as with Barclays in London, UK (Global Chief Operating Officer of Barclaycard).In these roles, Ms. Connelly has led large, complex organizations through many transformation and integration efforts, and developed the strategies and operational capabilities needed for these companies to innovate and grow.
As a strong advocate for higher education, Ms. Connelly has served a number of institutions including: the University of Richmond, Robins School of Business Executive Advisory Council; the VCU Business School Foundation Board; Rector of the Board of Visitors for Longwood University; and Longwood Interim President for the 2012-13 academic year.
Ms. Connelly has also served on the boards of several other non-profit organizations including: the Council for Virginia’s Future; the Greater Richmond Partnership (former Chair); the Greater Richmond YMCA; and the Central Virginia Food Bank (former Chair). She currently serves on the boards of The Women’s Initiative and The Center for Non-Profit Excellence, both based in Charlottesville, VA. In addition, she has served on a number of professional boards and committees associated with the credit card and securities industries and recently joined the Board of Directors for Portfolio Recovery Associates, based in Norfolk, VA.
Ms. Connelly has received numerous accolades for her work in both business and the community and has spoken at national and regional conferences on a wide range of topics such as leadership, corporate citizenship, digital engagement, change management, diversity and the millennial workforce.