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Patty Merrill


Joined the board in: 2019

Professional title: Community volunteer

Patty recently paused her almost 30-year legal career to explore ways to devote herself more intentionally to public service. Most recently, she spent 19 years at Genworth Financial where she was Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel and served as the chief legal advisor to Genworth’s Chief Investment Officer and advised senior management relating to strategic transactions.

Patty is a member of the Board of Directors of The First Tee of Greater Richmond (Vice Chair), ChamberRVA (Membership Committee Chair) and Westhampton Citizens Association (Community Outreach Chair). She is also a member of the Advisory Board of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Massey Cancer Center and holds volunteer leadership roles with the Dominion Energy Charity Classic. She has previously served as the Chairman and President of the YWCA of Richmond, the Partnership for Non-Profit Excellence and the University of Virginia Law School Alumni Association.

Patty received her B.A. in English and a J.D. from the University of Virginia.