Winter 2020 Issue

Cast Your Vote

Meet your WMAA Board of Directors nominees

By W&M Alumni Magazine

Please go online now to to cast your vote for the current slate of nominees. The board recommends a YES vote for the entire slate. Voting closes February 16, 2020, at midnight. All alumni are eligible to vote in board elections. Full biographies and personal statements can be found at

Jean Marie Walker Bentley ’99 I Williamsburg, Virginia

Marie received her degrees in English and music at William & Mary and her J.D. from the University of Richmond. Prior to devoting her full time to her family, Marie was a litigation attorney, most recently with Kaufman & Canoles, focusing on real estate title and professional malpractice defense matters. She has served on the board of the Portsmouth Humane Society and in various roles with historic preservation organizations. She is currently a class ambassador and is partnering with residence life on outreach efforts to welcome current and incoming students to the Williamsburg community.

AnnaMaria DeSalva ’90 I Stamford, Connecticut

AnnaMaria is the global chairman and CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies. Previously, AnnaMaria served as chief communications officer of E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company (DuPont). She also currently serves as vice chairman of the Board of Directors of XPO Logistics and as a member of the Board of Governors of Argonne National Laboratory. As a student, AnnaMaria was an officer of Delta Delta Delta. She was active in the Marketing Club of the School of Business and she graduated with honors in English.

Jean Berger Estes ’75 I Richmond, Virginia

Jean graduated from William & Mary with a B.A. in elementary education. After teaching elementary school for several years, she left the profession to raise a family. She has served as co-chair of her 30th reunion committee and as a trustee of the William & Mary Foundation. She currently co-chairs the Richmond For the Bold regional campaign with her husband, Rob Estes ’74, and serves on the board for the Murray 1693 Scholars. She is a charter member of the Society of 1918 and a member of the Chancellor’s Circle and the James Blair Society.

Alice Givens ’94 I Orlando, Florida

Alice is the senior vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer for Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc., parent company of Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Previously, she was vice president and associate general counsel at J.Crew Group, Inc. in New York City, and has held various legal and compliance roles with Circuit City Stores, Inc. in Richmond, Virginia. Alice has been active in the Orlando and New York City William & Mary Alumni chapters. She has served on the W&M Annual Giving Board, and on four of her five reunion class gift committees, including twice as co-chair.

Scott Kelsey ’06, M.Acc. ’07 I New York, New York

Scott is a senior manager in the audit practice of KPMG, LLP, a global provider of audit, tax and advisory services. Though he still calls Virginia Beach home, he is currently on rotation in KPMG’s Audit Quality and Professional Practice Group in New York City. Before joining the WMAA Board of Directors, Scott served on the South Hampton Roads Alumni Board. He is active with the Raymond A. Mason School of Business and the Tribe Club. As a student, Scott was a member of the men’s varsity soccer team, was a volunteer leader for Young Life, and was a member of the Wayne F. Gibbs Accounting Society.

Tina Reynolds Kenney ’92 I Oakton, Virginia

After receiving her law degree from St. John’s University, Tina spent her professional life practicing law in New York and Virginia, specializing in corporate and telecommunications law. Most recently she was president of the Cherry Blossom Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. She is currently serving as secretary of the WMAA Board of Directors. While attending William & Mary, she was the editor of the Colonial Echo. Tina is a charter member of the Society of 1918, a member of the Admission Volunteer Network and a class ambassador.

Janet McNulty Osborn ’85 I Arlington, Virginia

Janet is the resident managing director for Aon Corporation in Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Virginia. She began her alumni involvement in 1995 as a member of her 10-year reunion committee and then joined the board of what is now the Fund for William & Mary. She has also served on the board of the Muscarelle Museum of Art and has served on the Management Consulting Advisory Board at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business. Janet is a member of the Society of 1918. While at William & Mary, Janet was a head resident and a member of Pi Beta Phi.

Umesh Trikha ’03 I New York, New York

Umesh is a managing director and an international wealth advisor with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. Before joining Merrill in 2003, Umesh worked for American Express and The Economist, Intelligence Unit. Umesh was born and raised in England, and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics with concentrations in finance and marketing from William & Mary. He is actively involved with several nonprofit organizations including United Way Campaign and Doing Art Together.
To nominate a deserving individual to the Alumni Association Board of Directors, please visit Nominations are accepted all year but must be received by July 1 to be considered for the next election year.