Paul C. Harris and John Marshall Named to John Marshall Center’s Board of Directors; J. Tracy Walker IV, McGuireWoods Managing Partner, Elected President

Richmond, VA – The John Marshall Center for Constitutional History & Civics, formerly John Marshall Foundation, announces Paul C. Harris and John Marshall have joined its Board of Directors.

J. Tracy Walker IV, McGuireWoods Managing Partner, began his term as President of the Center July 1. Belinda D. Jones, Partner at Christian & Barton LLP, and Jamie O. Bosket, President and CEO, Virginia Museum of History & Culture are Vice Presidents; Christopher T. Henry, Senior Vice President, First Bank & Trust, is Treasurer; and Gretchen C. Byrd is Secretary.

Paul C. Harris, is the Corporate Vice President and Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer for Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) and former Virginia Delegate, representing the 58th District for two terms, the seat once held by Thomas Jefferson.

Prior to joining HII, Harris was Senior Vice President at Hampton University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science in 1986.  Before returning to Hampton, Harris held several positions in corporate law departments, including Assistant General Counsel and Vice President for Ethics, Compliance and Privacy at Sodexo; Corporate Counsel at Northrop Grumman; Senior Manager (Corporate Compliance) at EY; and Senior Counsel and Director of Enterprise Compliance at Raytheon. Before joining Raytheon, Harris served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General (Civil Division) at the U.S. Department of Justice. He was later elevated to Deputy Associate Attorney General. In 1997, he became the first African American Republican elected to the Virginia legislature in over a century. Harris was appointed by Congress to serve on the Federal Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce, from 1998-2000. Harris began his legal career as a litigation associate with the McGuireWoods law firm.  Prior to law school, Harris served on active duty, as a military intelligence officer, with the Army’s 10th Mountain Division. Harris earned a Juris Doctor degree from The George Washington University Law School.

“As a Virginia lawyer and native Virginian, I am thrilled to join an organization dedicated to educating the public on the nation’s constitutional history and Chief Justice John Marshall’s pivotal role in America’s judicial system. My fascination with Virginia history and civics goes back to my Virginia History class in fourth grade at Greenbrier Elementary School in Charlottesville,” says Harris. “My teacher, Mr. Parks, was masterful at integrating current events into lessons on civics. I was mesmerized by what I learned of the lives of Virginia’s early leaders and members of Congress.  They gave me a vision for my life – military service, Virginia lawyer, and politics. In 1997, I launched my campaign for the House of Delegates from my fourth-grade classroom, with Mr. Parks standing by my side.  Later that year, I was elected to Thomas Jefferson’s seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.”

John Marshall is Founder and CEO of the Shared Services Leadership Coalition, an industry-supported non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the government’s implementation of shared service business models.  Marshall previously served in federal practice leadership and strategy roles in the IT industry with IBM and CGI; as adviser to the Chairman of the US Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs; as CEO of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation; and as Assistant Administrator for Management and CIO of the US Agency for International Development.  Marshall has served on numerous advisory boards and commissions appointed by Congress, the Governor of Virginia, and the Arlington County (Virginia) Board of Supervisors. He is a former member of the JMC Descendants Committee. A native of Omaha, NE, Marshall earned BA and MBA degrees from the University of Virginia. He lives in McLean, VA.

“It’s an honor to join the JMC Board at this time of deep reflection on our nation’s history. It’s important that we present a complete, historically accurate picture of John Marshall’s life and contributions to expounding the Constitution and standing up the courts while remaining faithful to our founding principles,” says Marshall.

The John Marshall Center, located at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, preserves and honors John Marshall’s legacy as founder of the American judiciary by engaging and educating the public at the crossroads of the Constitution, our classrooms and our courts. For more information, visit




J. Tracy Walker IV, PRESIDENT; Jamie O. Bosket, VICE PRESIDENT; Belinda D. Jones, VICE

PRESIDENT; Gretchen C. Byrd, SECRETARY; Christopher T. Henry, TREASURER


Trevor S. Cox, Matthew A. Fitzgerald, Sheldon Gilbert, Paul C. Harris, Beth Norbrey Hopkins, The Hon. Henry C. Hudson, Robert R. Kaplan, Elizabeth S. Kostelny, John Marshall, The Hon. Stephen R. McCullough, Jennifer B. Reedy, Addison B. “Tad” Thompson, and Kevin C. Walsh


Christopher T. Henry, Steve Lippman, and Jeff Mead