Ellen recently retired from defense contractor BAE Systems after more than 30 years in financial management. She received her BS degree from the College of William and Mary and has an MBA from Virginia Tech. She is a life-long Virginia resident and now makes her home in western King and Queen County.
Having grown up in a single parent family in economically depressed Southwest Virginia, she fully appreciates the opportunities post-secondary education can afford. She understands first-hand the importance of financial aid in achieving educational goals and is eager to help local students pursue their dreams.