Omicron Delta Founder Named Trustee at W&L
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
The Board of Trustees at Washington and Lee just welcomed its newest Trustee: Peter C. Keefe ’78. He was elected in October 2006 and took office at the Board's February 2007 meeting.
Peter C. Keefe, Omicron Delta ’78, was one of the Alpha’s founders when the Alpha was chartered in 1977. Living in Alexandria, VA, and Lexington, VA, he is president of Avenir Corp., a Washington-based investment management firm with $1.2 billion under management. Prior to joining Avenir in 1991, Keefe served as director of research for Johnston, Lemon & Co. Inc.
Keefe holds the CFA designation and has served on the board of directors of the Washington Society of Investment Analysts and a national committee for WSIA's parent, the CFA Society. He sits on the board of Precision Auto Care Inc., a publicly traded company.
In the community, Keefe serves on the St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School board of governors, where he will co-chair a forthcoming capital campaign, and on the board of trustees of the Men's Home, an Alexandria residential facility that provides services to recovering alcoholics. Keefe is a member of the Life Guard Society of Historic Mount Vernon, and a trustee of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Foundation and a past vestryman there. He is a former director of the Boys and Girls Club of Alexandria.
His service to W&L includes stints as class agent, 1990-1997; vice chairman, Annual Fund, 1996-2001; chairman, Annual Fund, 2001-2004; board of directors, W&L Alumni Association, 2000-2004; board of directors, Washington Alumni Association, 1994-2005; and co-chair for several class reunion committees. More recently, he arranged the Williams Investment Society's visit with Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., in February 2006.
Brother Keefe and his wife, Debbie, have four children: Julia, 10; Alex, 9; Tim, 5; and Eliza, 4.