John K. Villa

Chair, Governance Committee

John K. Villa is a senior partner at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C. and the longest-serving member of its Executive Committee. He is a long time member of St. Albans’ Parish, Washington, D.C. He graduated from Duke University with a degree in economics and received his J.D. with honors from the University of Michigan Law School.

He is married to Ellen Edwards Villa, a former editor of the Washington Post and has a daughter Kate, and a son, John.

He is on the Board of Visitors of the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy, and on the boards of the Washington chapters of BigBrothersBigSisters and the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR), a member of the Potomac Classic Thunderbird Club and on the Board of Advisors of Planetary Resources, Inc. committed to the mining and commercial use of asteroids. He was formerly on the board of the Edmund Burke School in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Metropolitan Club of Washington.