It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our treasured Executive in Residence Clyde Campbell Lamond III (age 82), who passed away peacefully in Winchester, Virginia, on Thursday, June 1, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Beth Kouns Lamond, and daughters Meg Lamond Zehmer of Henrico, Virginia, and Heather Lamond Huff (David) of Deltaville, Virginia, along with his grandchildren Eliza Zehmer Taylor (Dylan), Ann Cameron Zehmer, David John Huff Jr., and Connor Thomas Huff, in addition to many special cousins.
Lamond was a seasoned executive who served as a well-respected adviser and supporter of the Shenandoah University School of Business, serving as a member of its Board of Advisors since 2013, and as an executive in residence since 2014. In his nearly 10 years as an executive in residence, Lamond coached and encouraged thousands of business students, giving generously of his time and expertise. He was also a founding member of Shenandoah University Leadership Academy (SULA).
A dedicated family man, devoted father, and affectionate grandfather, he provided love, guidance, and support to many individuals, including not only School of Business students but also faculty and staff.
Clyde lived to help students. He was an incredible teacher, an inspiring leader, and a dedicated member of our advisory board. Clyde was always available to listen to students and buy them lunch. More than anything, he really cared about every student he met.”
Astrid Sheil, Ph.D., dean of the School of Business
Lamond was also instrumental in supporting the faculty by guest lecturing in various classes, including Human Resources, Business Law, Marketing, and the Legacy Golf Tournament class.
Through his mentoring and guest lecturing, Clyde has been an integral part of the transformative experiences that we strive to provide for our students. His enthusiasm and passion for educating young minds and inspiring others will be sorely missed.”
Lamond was a retired chairman and CEO of a bank holding company; founder and first chairman of the Loudoun Education Foundation; executive director by gubernatorial appointment of the Virginia Student Assistance Authorities in Richmond, Virginia; and founding director of Leesburg Today, a weekly newspaper acquired by the Loudoun Times-Mirror in 2015. It covered local news, sports, business, politics and community events.
He graduated from the American Institute of Banking in Washington, D.C., with a dual major in commercial lending and investments. He later went on to receive his broker, auctioneer, and real estate licenses.
He founded and was chairman and CEO of Harvest Bancorp, Inc., in Hamilton, Virginia. Lamond was also a National Bank Examiner with the Comptroller of the Currency, Washington, D.C. Additional banking involvements included being president and chairman of Community Bankers of Northern Virginia, a director of the Virginia Bankers Association and an Instructor at the American Institute of Banking.
A memorial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 9108 John S. Mosby Highway, in Upperville, Virginia, on Saturday, June 10, at 3 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the following organizations:
- Winchester Rotary Club Charitable Foundation, PO Box 228, Winchester, VA 22604; and
- Shenandoah University, Clyde C. Lamond III Memorial Donations, Office of Advancement, 1460 University Ave, Winchester, VA 22601. This fund will benefit students at Shenandoah University.