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Elizabeth Keane Martin (’85) is immediate past chair of the Women for Madison Executive Advisory Council, which she joined in 2013. A key supporter of the College of Business, she has been active in JMU’s alumni organizations, having served as president of the Richmond chapter and for 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 former JMU President Linwood Rose. In 2004, she received the Inez Graybeal Roop Alumni Service Award. Elizabeth has also been heavily involved with her community as a board member for Greater Richmond Stop Child Abuse Now, a PTA Board member at the elementary and middle school levels, and as an officer in her local chapter of Philanthropic Education Organization. For nearly five years, she has served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) on behalf of children who are victims of abuse and neglect.

Elizabeth supports College of Business Scholarships, Elizabeth ('85) and Michael Martin Dukes Pay It Forward Scholarship Endowment,  the Furious Flower Poetry Center, University Advancement, The Breeze, Madison Fund, Madison Forever, Valley Scholars, Veteran and Military Affairs Engagement, Ronald E. and Edith J. Carrier Scholarship Endowment, Duke Club, Alumni Center Project, Presidential Portrait, 25th Year-Richmond (?), and Alumni/Faculty Recognition Awards. 

Elizabeth earned her BBA in marketing from JMU, where she was the business manager of the Bluestone yearbook for two years, a Dukette for three years, a member of the Madison Marketing Association and a sister in the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. After graduating, she earned her MBA from the University of Richmond in 1995 and went on to be a human resources leader for 25 years with a specialization in strategic compensation management. She worked for several Fortune 500 companies before shifting into a career as an HR consultant.

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