Stacey Metcalfe, a prominent local business and nonprofit leader, was named the new head of Morven Park, a 1,000-acre park on the north side of Leesburg.
Metcalfe will serve as executive director of the Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation and CEO of Morven Park. She will begin in her new position on Jan. 11.
The Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation owns and operates the park, a popular destination that includes a historic house museum, walking and hiking trails, formal boxwood gardens and renowned equestrian center.
“Morven Park contributes to the overall health of our community in countless ways,” Metcalfe said Thursday in a prepared statement. “The Park provides free civics lessons to our schools, boosts equestrian sport in the county, serves as a unique tourist destination, and is the perfect ‘green space’ for anyone looking to get outside and explore, to exercise, or even just relax in nature. This position combines many of the causes I’ve supported over the years, and I’m honored to have been selected to continue the Morven Park legacy.”
Metcalfe has more than 30 years of corporate and nonprofit leadership experience and most recently served as the director of Western Region Government and Community Relations for the Inova Health System. She is the 2020/2021 chair of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, a commissioner to the Loudoun County Economic Development Advisory Commission, and a former member of the WDMF board of trustees.
She will be replacing Sheryl Williams, who announced her retirement this fall after 14 years at the nonprofit.
“Stacey has an impressive background of equal parts business acumen and philanthropic experience, which is exactly what is needed at an organization as large and diverse as Morven Park,” Williams said in a prepared statement.
Loudoun County Chamber President and CEO Tony Howard said, “I’ve known Stacey for many years and have seen her demonstrate her passion for making Loudoun a safer, healthier, and more prosperous county. Her enthusiasm for Morven Park is also well known, and I’m sure she is going to be a tremendous advocate for them.”
Prior to joining Inova Health System, Metcalfe worked for the See Forever Foundation, the Washington Area Women’s Foundation, and The Washington Ballet, and managed her own event planning business, Esprit Events. She moved to Loudoun County in 1995 when she began working at AOL, where she rose to the position of vice president of international products and technology.
Metcalfe was married at Morven Park in 2017 and lives in Leesburg with her husband and daughter.