The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has appointed Mitchell B. Reiss, F80, president and CEO, effective October 6, 2014. Reiss will succeed Colin G. Campbell, who has held the position for 14 years.
Reiss joins The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation from Washington College, a leading liberal arts college in Chestertown, Maryland, where he serves as president. Previously, Reiss held positions at the College of William & Mary, where he increased funding to support academic positions, expanded international programs and exchanges, and taught in the School of Law. Throughout his career he also served as an international negotiator, a national security expert and a consultant to governments, corporations and philanthropic foundations.