Brent Percival named Jefferson Trust Executive Director

Brent Percival

The Trustees of the Jefferson Trust are excited to announce that Brent Percival has accepted the position as Executive Director of the Jefferson Trust. He assumed the role on January 1, 2021, following the retirement of Wayne Cozart.

Brent came to the Trust a little over two years ago from the UVA Health System Development Office to serve as Director of Development. In that time, he has recruited or renewed 18 trustees and raised over $3.5 million. He has also helped navigate the Trust’s rebranding and promotions efforts, as well as managed the budgeting and finance operation over the past year. Before joining UVA, Brent worked in development for Auburn University and in advertising with Media General. He brings a background in gift planning and a passion for the Trust!

“I’m thrilled to be the Trust’s executive director. Wayne built an incredible organization with a history of impactful grants, dedicated Trustees and an excellent staff. I’m excited to pick up the torch and lead the organization forward,” Brent shares.

Staff Spotlight: Andrea Seese

Please welcome Andrea Seese to the Jefferson Trust staff! Andrea started with us in January 2018 as a Development Associate. Prior to joining the Trust, her background includes product merchandising and planning for Plow & Hearth catalogs and online, and retail sales and customer service at a variety of places. She earned her degree in Fashion Merchandising & Retail Marketing from Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, NC in 2012.

A Shenandoah Valley, Virginia native, Andrea has called Charlottesville home for the last 4 ½ years. Outside of work, she enjoys playing tennis, hiking, spending time with friends and family, watching football & UVA basketball, traveling, and trying to keep up with her toddler niece and nephew!

Andrea is helping the Trust staff with event planning, communication and marketing initiatives, administrative tasks, and reporting/data analysis. You can reach her at or 434-243-9026 for Trust questions.