Price Takes Leadership of Mosby Heritage Area Association

The Mosby Heritage Area Association has elected four new leaders on its board of directors.

Stephen C. Price has been selected to succeed longtime President and Chairman Childs F. Burden, who retired.

Dulany Morison and Ashton Cole will co-chair the Preservation Committee and Wendy Bebie will step into the position of co-chair of the board of directors, having served as chair in 2017. Those changes follow the retirement of Henry Plaster from the board and Preservation Committee.

Burden, who will continue to serve on the board as chairman emeritus, was a founding member the organization in 1995. He serves on the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation board of trustees and has served on the boards of The Civil War Trust, The Virginia Outdoors Foundation, The Land Trust of Virginia, The Loudoun County Heritage Committee, The Loudoun County Historical Society, Oatlands and Long Branch. He will continue to oversee staff management of the MHAA’s annual Conference on the Art of Command in the Civil War.

Price has been on the board since 2010. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Virginia Military Institute, a law degree from the University of Virginia, and a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge (Queens College). He served as president of the George Marshall International Center at Dodona Manor, and he was a member of the Loudoun County Sesquicentennial Committee and commissioner in chancery for the Loudoun County Circuit Court.

Bebie, serving a vice chairwoman, joined the board in 2010. She serves on Loudoun County’s Rural Economic Development Council. She received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Washington and a law degree from Georgetown University Law School. She has worked as an assistant U.S. attorney in the office of the U.S. Attorney and as a judicial law clerk for the Judge Fred B. Ugast.

Morison, serving a co-chairman of the Preservation Committee, is a native of Middleburg and grew up at two family homes listed on the National Historic Register, Stoke and Welbourne. He received a bachelor’s degree in southern history at the University of Virginia and went on to become a self-employed equities trader in Washington, DC. He returned to Stoke in 2010 and renovated the family farm into a premier horse boarding facility for foxhunters. He joined the board in 2016.

Cole, co-chairman of the Preservation Committee, grew up in Winchester and Clarke County. He has spent most of his career working to help preserve Virginia’s natural and cultural resources through his work with the Land Trust of Virginia. He joined the land trust in 2007 and serves as the director of conservation and stewardship. He also serves on the Stewardship Council of the Appalachian Trial Conservancy.

The MHAA’s Preservation Committee encourages landowners to place properties into conservation or preservation easement, particularly within the core battlefield areas associated with the 1863 cavalry battles of Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville. The Preservation Committee is active in local preservation issues.

A full MHAA board is Stephen C. Price, Chairman; Childs F. Burden, Chairman Emeritus; Wendy Bebie, Co-Chair; Lee Lawrence, Secretary; Harry Bigley, Treasurer; Donald P. Brennan; Ashton Cole, Co-Chair, Preservation Committee; Harriett Condon; Joseph P. Dempsey; Jeff Freeman; Mary Johnson; Marc Leepson; Douglas Lees; Dulany Morison, Co-Chair, Preservation Committee; Rob Orrison; Richard Quest; Nathan Stalvey; Torrey Wilkins.

For more information, go to mosbyheritagearea.org/meet-the-board.

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