Mr. Frank Reichel brings a long career in the investment management business to the JH Classical Academy Board as well as years of experience in the non-profit sector. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations and is a Certified Financial Planner.
Frank has been profiled in several publications such as Forbes Magazine, Barron’s Magazine and The Washington Post for his accredited small cap investing style and has also appeared as a guest on CNBC, CNN and Bloomberg television. Until December of 2020, Frank was the CEO of Virginia investment management firm Thompson, Siegel and Walmsley, where he has remained a portfolio manager and senior advisor with plans to fully retire in September of 2021. Most recently, Frank served on the Board of Governors at St. Catherine’s School in Richmond for six years and chaired the Finance Committee. His tenure included two capital Campaigns, two head of school searches, and co-chairing the Class of 2014 parents’ gift committee.
Frank was born and raised near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in Villanova. He received his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and his MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, Frank married Sue, his college sweetheart, and returned to the Philadelphia area to work at Stratton Management Company, an investment advisory firm. There, he was managing partner and created and actively managed the Stratton Small Cap Value Fund. After 14 years at Stratton, Frank was recruited to start a Small Cap fund at TSW.
Until moving to Wyoming in April of 2021, Frank served on the Board and also as treasurer for Elk Hill Farm, which provides educational and mental health services for underprivileged youth across several Virginia counties. He was the VP of Development and an Executive Committee Member of the Board for the Heart of Virginia Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Directorships in the Philadelphia area included Episcopal Community Services and Seaman’s Church Institute. He also served on the Vestry of Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr, PA and on the Session of Hebron Presbyterian Church in Manakin-Sabot, VA.
Frank is committed to the classical model of education. He says, “In this unsettling time, I believe it is important to return to basic learning with a foundation in the Christian tradition and the Great Works of our civilization. This is important for my daughter as well as the children of her generation and those to come.”
In his free time, Frank enjoys outdoor activities such as skiing, kayaking, running, hiking, and rollerblading. He is looking forward to hunting and getting into fly fishing with his youngest daughter, Honor, who is a student at JHCA. In addition to Honor, Frank and Sue have three grown children and one grandchild.