William H. Fralin, Jr. to be Next Ferrum College Executive in Residence

The President & CEO of Medical Facilities of America was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.

William H. Fralin, Jr.Ferrum, Va. (September 12, 2013) – President & CEO of Medical Facilities of America William H. Fralin, Jr. will serve as Ferrum College’s next Executive in Residence on Thurs., Sept. 26, 2013. In addition to interacting with students in class, Fralin will give a keynote address to which the public is invited in the Blue Ridge Mountain Room in Franklin Hall at 11:15 a.m.

A member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 2004 – 2010, Fralin represented the 17th District of Virginia, which encompasses portions of the Counties of Botetourt and Roanoke as well as a portion of the City of Roanoke. Fralin served on the Courts of Justice, Transportation, Education (chairing the Students and Daycare Subcommittee), Privileges and Elections Committees (chairing the Campaign Finance Subcommittee), and General Laws Committee.

In his six years in office he championed groundbreaking Internet Safety legislation and patroned 60 bills that passed the General Assembly. These measures improved our ability to fight domestic violence; redevelop our inner cities; protect and create railroad jobs; provide incentives for energy efficient buildings; improve highway safety, including protecting our transportation funding, improve school safety and our judicial system.

Fralin served as Chairman of the Virginia Commission on Youth, on the Joint Subcommittee to study Virginia’s Future Transportation Needs, the Joint Subcommittee to Study the effectiveness of the Comprehensive Services for At Risk Youth and Families Program, the Interstate Transportation Compact Commission, the Virginia-North Carolina Interstate Toll Road Compact Commission, the Board of the Roanoke Higher Education Authority, the Virginia Recreational Facilities Board, and the Board of the Sorensen Institute.

He currently serves on the Virginia Health Reform Initiative (VHRI) Advisory Council as a gubernatorial appointee as well as many professional and community service boards in the Roanoke region.

Fralin earned a B.S. in History from the University of Virginia in 1985 and his J.D. from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond in 1989. Prior to his current position as President and CEO of Medical Facilities of America and his service in the Virginia House of Delegates, he was with Jolly, Place, Fralin & Prillaman and Woods, P.C. and Woods, Rogers & Hazelgrove, P.L.C. 

The Executive in Residence initiative at Ferrum College brings the real world business experience of current and retired business professionals to campus. Guest executives tour the College, audit classes, interact with students and faculty, and are asked to deliver a lecture sharing their personal experiences and philosophies. Speakers offer insight on the knowledge, skills and leadership qualities necessary for a successful business career.

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