Mr. Ramundo, a communications consultant who lives near Upperville, succeeds Les Cheek of Warrenton.
At their annual meeting in December, CFFC members also elected Jonathon Nuckles as vice president, Susan Russell as secretary and Mary Page as treasurer. Ken Alm, Christopher Bonner and Sally Semple join the officers on CFFC’s executive committee. Members also re-elected Mr. Cheek, Doug Larson and Yak Lubowsky to the board, with terms expiring in 2023.
Since joining the CFFC board in 2017, Mr. Ramundo has led efforts to oppose expansion of the Blackthorne Inn near Upperville and construction of the Retreat at Barrel Oak near Delaplane. He has been active in regional preservation and conservation efforts and a frequent contributor of opinion writing in local media.
“I am honored to lead an organization that for more than 50 years has fought to preserve Fauquier’s rural, agricultural heritage,” he said. “CFFC is fortunate to have an experienced and dedicated board of directors and has benefited greatly from Les Cheek’s incredible leadership as CFFC’s president from 2016 to 2020.
“As Fauquier faces continued development pressure threatening our quality of life and open space, CFFC will be instrumental in developing thoughtful solutions that respect Fauquier’s history and values yet recognize that carefully managed economic growth is important to the county’s future.”
A Virginia native, Mr. Ramundo previously worked in communications for Raytheon, Westinghouse and other companies. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgetown University and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business Administration. He is a member of the board of Land Trust of Virginia.
Mr. Nuckles, chairman of CFFC’s transportation committee and a member of the LTV board, earned a bachelor’s in political science from the College of William and Mary and a master’s in public policy from George Mason University. An Orlean resident and Marine Corps veteran, he works as a senior auditor with the Office of Inspector General at the Department of Transportation.