Governor appoints members to the Radford University Board of Visitors
Gov. Ralph Northam has announced the appointment of three alumni to the Radford University Board of Visitors to serve four-year terms.
New appointments include Lisa Pompa of Virginia Beach, Marquett Smith of Ashburn and Charlene Curtis of Kernersville, North Carolina.
Lisa Pompa currently works for Spark Therapeutics, a leader in gene therapy for rare genetic illness, where she directs their payer strategy and all assets and strategy for the Market Access Team. She has 17 years of healthcare reimbursement experience and 33 years of experience in the commercial biotech industry. Pompa received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Radford University in 1986 and currently serves on the Radford University Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Marquett Smith retired from Verizon Wireless after a distinguished career, which included Area Vice President of Customer Experience, Region President and Vice President of Enterprise Services. In his most recent role, he was responsible for leading a team of over 4,800 customer service professionals, who provided national and area level support and as Region President, he had operational responsibility for a $2.8 billion revenue stream. Smith received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Radford University in 1985 and is a member of the Radford University Foundation Board of Directors.
Charlene Curtis retired as the Atlantic Coast Conference Supervisor of Women’s Basketball Officials in 2019, after 11 years of service to the league and more than 24 years of affiliation with the conference. Curtis was a standout student-athlete, being Radford University’s first 1,000-point scorer and went on to coach the Radford Women’s Basketball team for six seasons from 1984 to 1990. During her career, she was also an assistant coach at the University of Virginia and a head coach at Temple and Wake Forest. Curtis received a Bachelor of Science in Music from Radford University in 1976 and previously served on the Board of Visitors from 1978 to 1980.
“The Radford University community will benefit greatly from their expertise and experiences, and I look forward to working with each new member of our Board of Visitors as we continue to focus on the success of our students,” said Rector Robert A. Archer.
The new Board of Visitors members were appointed to fill the expiring terms of Vice Rector James R. Kibler, Jr., J.D. of Virginia Beach, Karyn K. Moran of Midlothian and Gregory A. Burton of Charleston, West Virginia.
“Radford University has greatly benefited from the dedication and leadership provided by Jim, Karyn and Greg over the past four years,” said President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D. All three of them made significant contributions to advance the mission of the University and serve our students, faculty, staff and the broader community. The Radford family is grateful for their selfless service and looks forward to their continued collaboration in the months and years to come.”