WILLIAMSBURG — Williamsburg Community Foundation announced Rick D. T. Overy has been elected to the board as a new trustee.
Overy brings a variety of skills to the board which oversees all aspects of the foundation’s work, from financial stewardship to effective grantmaking, it said.
“We are very pleased to welcome Rick to the WCF Board, he brings wide-ranging skills and expertise.” Nancy Sullivan, President and CEO of Williamsburg Community Foundation.
The Colorado native came to Williamsburg in 1982, graduating from William and Mary Business School in Finance. He served in the White House during the Reagan Administration and then as Associate Dean of the William and Mary Law School.
After moving to the private sector in 1997, Overy was licensed as a Financial Advisor with Legg Mason. In 2009, he founded the firm Compass Wealth Strategies, where he leads a team helping client families in 15 states, the foundation said.
Overy was appointed by city council to the Williamsburg Economic Development Authority in 2013 and served as its Chairman. He also served as the President of the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg Foundation and was previously elected twice as a Director of the Colonial Soil & Water Conservation District.
Overy also served on the boards of the Friends of the Williamsburg Regional Library Foundation, the Greater Williamsburg Chamber, and Walsingham Academy. WCF notes Overy has performed as an auctioneer for over 25 organizations to help local charities raise money.