The Mason Spirit

Alumna Elected Chair of Foundation Board

Lovey L. Hammel, B.S. '88, is the first George Mason alumnus to serve as chair of the Board of Trustees of the George Mason University Foundation, which assists the university in generating, managing, investing, and administering private support. Hammel is president of Employment Enterprises, Inc., one of the top 500 women-owned businesses in the country last year, according to Working Woman magazine.

Hammel, former vice chair of the foundation, succeeds K. David Boyer Jr., chair and chief executive officer of TROY Systems, Inc. Boyer remains on the board as immediate past chair. Other officers elected are Paul E. Kyle, president of King Wholesale, Inc., as vice chairman; Carson Lee Fifer Jr., partner at McGuire, Woods, Battle and Boothe, as treasurer; and Teresa M. Klaassen, B.S. '77, founder and executive vice president of Sunrise Assisted Living, Inc., as secretary.

Among the seven newly elected trustees, two hold George Mason degrees: Robert P. Callahan, J.D. '86, managing director of Callahan and Associates, and Benjamin H. Graham, B.A. '77, president of the Graham Companies, Ltd. Lucy C. Church, B.I.S '81, M.P.A. '86, member of the Women's Advisory Board and College of Visual and Performing Arts Advisory Board, and Bruce E. Johnson, B.S.'70, a physician at the West End Women's Center, were reelected to their third, three-year terms