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Trudy Phillips, of Lynchburg, Virginia, chairs the Virginia Regional Partnership Committee (RPC), where she is also the alternate representative for the Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail Club (NBATC). She served as RPC secretary prior to becoming chair. She represents the RPC on the Stewardship Council. A member of NBATC since 1994, Trudy has served as president, vice president, MEGA-transect coordinator, and water monitoring coordinator and continues to be an A.T. maintainer and hike leader. She completed an A.T. thru-hike in 2008–2009. Trudy holds BS and MS degrees in chemical engineering from Carnegie–Mellon University and the University of Wyoming. She worked on wastewater treatment and environmental cleanup for synfuels and nuclear facilities.