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Louis W. Moelchert, Jr. (Photo courtesy the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
Louis W. Moelchert, Jr. (Photo courtesy the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Louis W. Moelchert Jr. has been elected to serve as a trustee of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

“Lou has a deep and abiding respect for the Foundation’s educational endeavors and understands, from his leadership positions at private and public colleges and universities, how expert management of our endowment helps to sustain the mission of connecting history and citizenship,” said Colin Campbell, president and CEO of the Foundation, in a news release. “We are delighted to welcome Lou as a trustee of Colonial Williamsburg.”

The CWF board elected Moelchert, who is the founder and chairman of Private Advisors LLC, a Richmond-based investment firm. He founded the company in 1997 and previously served as president of Spider Management Company, an investment management company that provides services to the University of Richmond and other foundations. He also held various administrative positions with the University of Richmond and served in a few roles at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He graduated from the University of Georgia and earned a master’s degree in accountancy.

“Colonial Williamsburg is one of the most unique and special places in this country,” Moelchert said in the release. “It recreates and preserves not only the physical life of our early years but most importantly the philosophical foundation for our democracy.”

In addition to his new role with CWF, Moelchert is on the board of Virginia Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and University of Richmond’s board. In 2005, he received the University of Richmond’s Trustees Distinguished Service Award. In 1996, he received the Rodney H. Adams Award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers.