FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LEESBURG, VA – The Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation (WDMF) is pleased to announce that Stacey Metcalfe has been selected as the next Executive Director/CEO of Morven Park, effective January 11, 2021. WDMF is a nonprofit organization that owns and operates Morven Park, a 1,000-acre park on the north side of Leesburg that is a popular destination for visitors and the local community, with its historic house museum, walking and hiking trails, formal boxwood gardens, and renowned equestrian center.
Ms. Metcalfe has over thirty years of corporate and nonprofit leadership experience and most recently served as the Director of Western Region Government & Community Relations for the Inova Health System. She is the 2020/2021 Chair of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, a commissioner to the Loudoun County Economic Development Advisory Commission, and a former member of the WDMF Board of Trustees.
She will be replacing current Executive Director/CEO Sheryl Williams, who announced her retirement this fall after fourteen years at the nonprofit. “Stacey has an impressive background of equal parts business acumen and philanthropic experience, which is exactly what is needed at an organization as large and diverse as Morven Park,” said Ms. Williams.
Loudoun County Chamber President & CEO Tony Howard added, “I’ve known Stacey for many years and have seen her demonstrate her passion for making Loudoun a safer, healthier, and more prosperous county. Her enthusiasm for Morven Park is also well known, and I’m sure she is going to be a tremendous advocate for them.”
“Morven Park contributes to the overall health of our community in countless ways,” said Metcalfe. “The Park provides free civics lessons to our schools, boosts equestrian sport in the county, serves as a unique tourist destination, and is the perfect ‘green space’ for anyone looking to get outside and explore, to exercise, or even just relax in nature. This position combines many of the causes I’ve supported over the years, and I’m honored to have been selected to continue the Morven Park legacy.”
Prior to joining Inova Health System, Ms. Metcalfe worked for the See Forever Foundation, the Washington Area Women’s Foundation, and The Washington Ballet, and managed her own event planning business, Esprit Events. She moved to Loudoun County in 1995 when she began working at AOL, where she rose to the position of Vice President of International Products and Technology. Ms. Metcalfe was married at Morven Park in 2017 and resides in Leesburg with her husband and daughter.
About Morven Park
Morven Park is a 1,000-acre nonprofit park in Leesburg, Virginia. Known as the “Central Park” of Loudoun County, Morven Park welcomes 250,000 visitors each year who come to enjoy exquisite scenery, formal boxwood gardens, the Morven Park International Equestrian Center, the iconic Greek Revival mansion, museums, and hiking trails. For more information, or to support the Park, visit MorvenPark.org.
Contact: Kristi Stilen-Lare
(703) 777-2414 ext.6618