Introduction

I graduated in 1993, shortly after co-education, and have held almost every alumni leadership role available excluding Trustee. I completed my MBA in 2003, and have been with Visa since 2011, as a Global Director of Talent Acquisition since 2015.

My husband, Mike, ’89, and I were married in the Chapel in 1993, and our daughter and son-in-law, Victoria and Damian Richardson, have one daughter. My brother, Leonard Rorrer, was a member of the class of 1999. We currently live in Washington, DC.

The voice I can bring to the board

I am passionate about diversity and inclusion, recruitment, and Human Resources. I understand how to lead through the challenges and objections to evolve an organization to reflect the communities they serve. My extensive volunteer experience gives me a deep understanding of the University, and I seek to combine my professional and volunteer experience to serve the University as a Trustee.

My service to the University community

Undergraduate Leadership Roles

  • International House Manager, 2 years
  • Student Financial Relations Committee (formerly the Cold Check Committee), 2 years as Chair

Post Graduation

  • Jacksonville Alumni Chapter: President, 1998–2003; 2010–2012. Board Member, 2004–2008
  • D.C. Alumni Chapter: Social Chair, 2015–2015. Vice President, 2015–2016. President, 2016–20018. Advisory Board Liaison, 2019–present. Fancy Dress Co-Chair, 2016; 2018
  • Class Agent, 2002–2005
  • Reunion Chair / Co-Chair, 2003; 2008; 2018
  • 25th Reunion Committee Member, 2018
  • George Washington Society, 2008–Present. Board Member, 2015–2019
  • Elrod Fellowship Mentor, 2016–2017
  • AAP Volunteer, 1993–1995; 2016–present
  • Distinguished Alumnae Award, 2018

Other community service

National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution

  • Member, 2010–present
  • Regent, Margaret Whetten Chapter, 2020–present
    Regents’ projects: Assisting the restoration of the Mt. Union Church and Female Union Band; Society Cemeteries, two of the oldest Black cemeteries in the greater Washington, DC area and listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and designated as a UNESCO Slave Route Project site of memory; Historic Call Box restoration in the Petworth area to honor the Old Soldier’s Home
  • Recording Secretary, Margaret Whetten Chapter, 2016–2020
  • State Chair, Publications & Printing, 2017–present

Other Roles

  • Daughter of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861 – 1865, member
  • Virginia Huguenot Society, member
  • Taproot Volunteer (providing expert HR consulting for local non-profits), 2015–2019
  • Ortega Preservation Society (neighborhood development), 1998–2008
  • Duval County, Florida 4-H Foundation: President, 2002-2004; Endowment Chair, 2004–2012

Relevant personal and professional experience

I have been a professional recruiter for over 25 years, working at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, HSBC, and now Visa. I have led global recruiting teams for almost 20 of those years, and have a deep understanding of what it takes to find talent across multiple industries and fields.

A significant part of my work for the last 15 years has been focused on recruiting diverse talent (both ethnicity/race and gender), and I have built organizations and processes to that end. I have also overcome objections to that work at all levels in an organization, and, today, my teams of recruiters and sourcers are consistently exceeding our various diversity goals.

In addition to my recruiting and leadership experience, I have my PHR and SHRM-CP certifications in the HR industry, and am a Certified Diversity Recruiter.