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Rinehart Named to VHCC Board

Post Date:03/23/2018 2:17 PM

Beth D. Rhinehart, president and CEO of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce, has been named a member of the Board of Virginia Highlands Community College.

The appointment is effective immediately and will continue through June 30, 2019. Rhinehart was appointed by the Bristol Virginia City Council to fill the unexpired term formerly held by Joe Kerr, who died earlier this year.

In addition to her position with the chamber, Rhinehart serves on the GO Virginia Region 1 Council, and the boards of the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation, The United Way of Bristol Virginia-Tennessee, the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, and the Northeast State Community College Foundation Board.

She previously served as a gubernatorial appointee to the Virginia Tobacco Commission and the Commonwealth Council on Childhood Success, and as a board member for a long list of community organizations including Linwood Holton Governor’s School, Communities in Schools of Southwest Virginia, American Heart Association, Healing Hands Health Center, and Regional Education and Action Coalition for Health. A long-time member of the Bristol Rotary Club, she is a Paul Harris Fellow and a recipient of the William Skelton Award.

Prior to joining the chamber, she was director of government relations for Wellmont Health System.

Rhinehart holds a bachelor’s degree from Mary Washington College, master’s degrees in both teaching and counseling from Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from King University. She is a 2010 graduate of the Sorensen Institute Political Leadership Program.

The VHCC Board serves as an advisory board to the State Board for Community Colleges. It is comprised of nine members who represent the VHCC service region of Bristol Virginia, Washington County, and western Smyth County.

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