September 21, 2017

Pierce Named as Leadership Fredericksburg Fellow

Philip Pierce, director of athletic development with UMW’s Athletics department, has been chosen by the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce as one of the 29 fellows in its Leadership Fredericksburg program’s 2018 Class.

The fellows will take part in sessions from September through May that will include in-depth leadership skills development and meetings with various industry and community leaders. Each fellow will be paired with a trained mentor from the business community who will support his or her progress through the program. The participants will divide into teams to partner with an area nonprofit on an action learning project. Each team will present concrete results to the nonprofits next May.

Upon graduating in May, members of the 2018 class may join the Leadership Fredericksburg Alumni Association and have opportunities to serve on the Leadership Advisory Board, mentor future participants, take a leadership role in the Alumni, and help implement future programs. The Chamber will partner with David Corderman with Academy Leadership Associates and J.R. Flatter with Flatter and Associates to plan and implement the program.

Philip has been with UMW for four years. In addition to overseeing UMW Athletics’ Eagle Club and Corporate Partner Program, he works closely with University Advancement and Alumni Relations to provide and strengthen engagement opportunities with alumni, community members, parents and UMW athletic programs. Philip spearheads campus events like Eagle Nation Day, Eagle Madness and the UMW Athletics Gala. For consecutive years Philip has also led the UMW Athletics Leadership Academy, a three-day immersion in leadership development activities and discussion sessions for 30-40 student-athletes.