On Wednesday, November 12, the Virginia Horse Center Foundation Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of welcoming Timothy B. Harmon to the Board.
Tim is currently the General Partner of Traditions LP, a private investment fund with various investments in real estate, manufacturing, investment managers and communications, and he brings to the Board an extensive background and impressive resume.
In addition to his rule in Traditions LP, Tim is principal of FAME Trading, the majority shareholder of the Astrata Group – a leader in advanced location based IT services and solutions, with a special focus on security applications.
Previously, Tim was Vice Chairman of AirPatrol Corporation, a leading provider of security solutions for wireless computing networks and devices until its sale in 2014. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of The Pennington School. Until 2007, Tim was Chief Financial Officer of Comsat International, Inc, a global leader in the communications industry, which had over 50% of the Fortune 500 as customers.
Prior to Comsat, Tim was Vice Chairman of Altai Diesel, one of Russia's largest engine manufacturing companies. In 1999, Tim created Hercules Communications Group, a telecommunications company specializing in Voice Over IP, with operations in over 45 countries. Before Hercules Communications, he was a Partner and Managing Director of Crossroads Investment Company, which had $2 billion of private equity under management. Tim remained a partner at Crossroads until its sale to Lehman in October 2003.
Prior to joining The Crossroads Group in 1996, Tim was Chairman and CEO of Hercules Engine Company (HEC) in Canton, Ohio. HEC, founded in 1915, manufactured industrial engines for customers such as Daewoo and Komatsu, Hercules' engines are best known for powering the US Military's jeep, 3/4 ton, 2 1/2 ton, and 5 ton trucks, and other industrial applications, such as powering the Patriot Missile launching pad.
Tim went to American University, and now lives in Middleburg, Virginia (a suburb of Washington DC) with his wife Therese and two daughters (Meghann & Mackenzie) and son, Jack. He is an avid horseman, foxhunt and competing in jumper divisions. He is President of The Hill School (Middleburg), Treasurer of the Upperville Colt & Horse Show (oldest horse show in America) and Treasurer of The Middleburg Hunt.
The Virginia Horse Center Foundation is thrilled to have Tim on board!
Since its inception, I have been involved with the Virginia Horse Center. Initially, I was appointed to the original board by then Gov. Chuck Robb when it was a private/public partnership with the state of Virginia.
Since that time, I have continued to serve on various versions of that governing body. Based on my experience, I’m well versed in the Horse Center’s history, its capacity and its great potential. I also have been around long enough to have spent a great deal of time at the other major equine venues. As such, I feel confident in heading up a great team to help get the Horse Center back up to speed, preparing it to be the best it can be moving forward.