Backed by more than five decades of professional experience, Colin G. Campbell has established himself as a prominent leader in the nonprofit sector. Currently, he serves as the chairman emeritus of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, which is “a center for history and citizenship, encouraging national and international audiences to learn from the past through the preservation, restoration, and presentation of 18th-century Williamsburg and the study, interpretation, and teaching of America’s founding democratic principles.” Moreover, he has served the foundation as its president since 2000 and as chairman from 1998 to 2008. Prior to his current position, Mr. Campbell was president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund from 1988 to 2000. Furthermore, he formerly served as president of Wesleyan University for 18 years and as vice president of the Planning and Government Affairs Division of the American Stock Exchange. Mr. Campbell commenced his career in the early 1960s as an attorney with the law firm Cummings & Lockwood.
Throughout the course of his distinguished career, Mr. Campbell has exercised his passion for his profession through memberships and as a member of several corporate boards. Currently, he serves on the board of the directors of Rockefeller Financial Services, Inc., and has also served as a trustee of the New-York Historical Society and as chairman Public Broadcasting Service’s board of directors. Among Mr. Campbell’s many civic endeavors includes his work with the board of visitors at the College of William and Mary. He has also served as a trustee for the college’s Mason School of Business Foundation, as well as director of WHRO and a member of the Fort Monroe Authority board.
Mr. Campbell is a graduate of Cornell University and Columbia Law School. Notably, he has received honorary degrees from a number of colleges and universities. In recognition of his hard work, dedication and significant accomplishments within his industry, Mr. Campbell received the James Kent Medal from Columbia University School of Law, the Prentis Award from the College of William and Mary, and the DeWitt Clinton Medal from the New-York Historical Society. Mr. Campbell is listed in quite a few Marquis Who’s Who publications, such as Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest and Who’s Who in the World.
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