Elizabeth Keane Martin is a 1985 graduate of JMU, with a BBA in Marketing.  While at JMU, she was active in the Madison Marketing Association, business manager of the Bluestone yearbook for two years, a Dukette for three, and sister in the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.  Since graduating, she earned her MBA from the University of Richmond in 1995, then spent 25 years as a human resources leader, with a specialization in strategic compensation management, working for several Fortune 500 companies before shifting into a role as a consultant. 
She has remained active with JMU through its alumni organization, serving as President of the Richmond Alumni chapter, followed by seven years on the Alumni Board of Directors, culminating in the role of President.  She was later appointed to serve on the Centennial Commission by Dr. Rose and was the recipient of the Inez Graybeal Roop Alumni Service Award in 2004. 
In addition to her service to JMU, she has been an involved community volunteer in Richmond for many years.  She's been a board member for Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now), PTA Board member at the elementary and middle school levels, and served as an officer in her local chapter of P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization).  Elizabeth recently completed a three-year term on the Parish Pastoral Council for Saint Bridget Church and has led a women's bible study for more than ten years.  She's also served as a CASA for abused and neglected children, mentored middle school students, and volunteered in two of Richmond's low-income schools. 
Elizabeth is married to Michael and has two step-daughters, Marilyn and Julia.

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