Frank Batten Jr. has been elected to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Board of Trustees.
Batten is chairman, president and CEO of Landmark Media Enterprises LLC and Dominion Enterprises. The Norfolk-based Landmark Media Enterprises owns daily and community newspapers, including The Virginian-Pilot. Batten has served as chairman and CEO since 1998, when the company was known as Landmark Communications. Batten became president of Landmark Media Enterprises and Dominion Enterprises, its largest subsidiary, in August 2017, according to a Colonial Williamsburg news release on Thursday.
“As a leader in both the communications sector and our region, Frank will offer critical leadership as we continue our work to attract new audiences,” Colonial Williamsburg Board of Trustees Chairman Henry Wolf said in the release.
Batten serves as president of the Landmark Foundation. The foundation supports human services and educational charities in Norfolk. He serves on the boards of the Batten School Foundation at the University of Virginia, the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges and the Access College Foundation, according to the release.
Batten attended Dartmouth College, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in history, and the University of Virginia, where he earned his Master of Business Administration, according to the release.
“Colonial Williamsburg is a treasure both for our region and the world, and as our society becomes ever faster and louder, its importance grows as a place to contemplate our first principles and shared goal of a more perfect union,” Batten said in the release.