W&L Welcomes Four New Trustees
Washington and Lee University’s Board of Trustees swore in four new members at its meeting on May 4 — Mary Choksi, of Washington, D.C.; Rogers Lacy Crain, of Houston; Marshall Miller, of San Antonio; and William E. Pritchard III, of Houston.
Mary Choksi is a founding partner of Strategic Investment Group, which designs and implements global investment strategies for large institutional and individual investors. She is also a founding partner of Emerging Markets Management L.L.C. and served as a managing director until May 2011. Previously, she worked in the development arm and then the pension investment division of the World Bank.
Choski holds both a B.A. in French and a master’s of public affairs from the University of Minnesota. In addition, she completed her master’s and Ph.D. (ABD) in international relations at the Johns Hopkins University. A director of the Avis Budget Group and of the Omnicom Group and a past director of the H.J. Heinz Co., she is a trustee of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation and a member of the advisory council of the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
She and her husband, Armeane, are the parents of Maaren, Trista and Nico (a 2011 W&L graduate). They served as class co-chairs of the W&L Parents’ Council 2009–2010 and chaired the Parents’ Council 2010–2011.
Rogers Lacy Crain, a 1975 graduate of Washington and Lee, practiced law in the Houston office of Sewell & Riggs (now Gardere Wynne Sewell) before joining his family’s oil and gas exploration and production company, R. Lacy Services, Ltd., where he is vice president.
Crain received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. He has volunteered in various capacities with different non-profit organizations over the years and currently serves on the boards of Camp for All and Rhodes College. He and his wife, Kelty, are the parents of Rogers Jr. (a 2009 W&L graduate), Alex and Lawson.
Marshall B. Miller Jr., holds a 1971 B.A. in political science from W&L and a 1974 law degree from the University of Denver. He has been a partner with the San Antonio office of the Texas law firm of Jackson Walker L.L.P. Previously, he was the president of Gresham, Davis, Gregory, Worthy & Moore, which Jackson Walker acquired by merger. He is listed in the San Antonio Business Journal’s Who’s Who in Law and Business and belongs to a number of local clubs and civic organizations.
A member of the Trinity University board of trustees, he chairs its investment committee, is secretary of the board and is a member of its executive committee. He is a founder and principal of the HM Foundation and the Marathon Foundation and is a member of the advisory board of Multi-Chem Group L.L.C (recently acquired by Halliburton) and the board of directors of U.S. Bolt. He is also a founder and principal of Glenbrook Partners Ltd. and Stumberg Ranch Partners Ltd.
Miller has served as a member of both the 25th and 40th Reunion Class Committees for W&L’s Class of 1971. He and his wife, Claudia Huntington, have a daughter, Prentice, and a son, Reid.
William E. Pritchard III graduated from W&L in 1980 with a B.A. in geology and earned his J.D., cum laude, from South Texas College of Law, where he served on the South Texas Law Review. He began his career as a petroleum geologist with Marathon Oil Co., later working for Adams & Reese L.L.P. He is a former chairman of the oil, gas and mineral law section of the Alabama Bar. Pritchard entered oil and gas investment banking with Jefferies & Co. and is now involved with private-equity-backed oil and gas and midstream companies.
He is chair and CEO of Indigo Minerals L.L.C. and chair of M3 Midstream L.L.C. and serves on the board of directors of the Martin Companies, the largest private landowner in the state of Louisiana. He is a member of the executive committee of the board of trustees of the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences.
At W&L, he has served as class agent since 2008 and chaired his class’s 30th reunion committee in 2010. In 2010, he endowed the William E. Pritchard III ’80 Professorship in Geology. He and his wife, Susanne, have four children: Lauren, William IV, Catherine (of the Class of 2013) and Harris.
Jeffery G. Hanna
Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs