The Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation board of trustees has tapped Sheryl Williams to serve as the organization’s new executive director.
She replaces Stephanie Kenyon, who was terminated in September after two years on the job.
Williams joined Morven Park in 2007 and has served as chief operating officer for the past five years. She has served as interim executive director since September 2017.
After a review of applicants, Williams was selected unanimous trustees on Dec. 4.
“Sheryl brings a solid understanding of the organization’s fiscal responsibilities, understands the Board’s vision for moving Morven Park’s programs forward, and has a great rapport with the staff. The Board is excited to welcome her in this new position,” stated Board of Trustees President Clark Davis.
Before joining Morven Park, Williams worked for the Hewlett Packard Company where she held various positions in the business and technical support organizations. She and her husband have lived in Loudoun County for 17 years. Williams is also known in the equestrian community for helming the Rubicon Farm Horse Trials that ran for eight years in Lucketts.
“Morven Park ’s grounds and historic mansion have long been a special treasure in Loudoun County,” Williams stated. “Whether hiking the trails, attending a horse show or athletic event, participating in a civics program, or getting married here, each visitor has their own amazing memory of the park. It is an honor to be a part of preserving it for future generations.”
In addition to naming a new executive director, Morven Park, a 1,000-acre estate, is celebrating its 50th anniversary of opening to the public. Morven Park was once the home of Thomas Swann Jr., governor of Maryland during the Civil War and Westmoreland Davis, the governor of Virginia during World War I.