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TOL PR 2016-02-23 Gemmill appointed to Council Town of Leesburg News Release For Immediate Release Media Contact: Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer barnett@leesburgva.gov  703-771-2734 R. Bruce Gemmill Appointed to Leesburg Town Council Leesburg, VA (February 23, 2016) – The Leesburg Town Council appointed R. Bruce Gemmill to fill the council seat vacated by Mayor David S. Butler upon his appointment as mayor. Council Member Gemmill’s term expires on December 31, 2016. “I am flattered to have been chosen to fill the vacant Council seat,” Council Member Gemmill said, following his appointment. “Over the next ten months, if the best thing said about my temporary position on the Council is ‘Bruce brought civility back to public discourse, respect towards those with competing interests, and improvement to the process of getting things done,’ then I will feel my time has been well spent.” “And by ‘getting things done,’ I mean that which will improve the business climate in Leesburg and the quality of life for its residents,” he added. Council Member Gemmill has over 35 years of sales, marketing, public relations and business development experience. He is currently the Senior Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer for John Marshall Bank. Previously, he was the owner of Campbell Communications, an advertising and public relations agency. Prior to his appointment to the Leesburg Town Council, Council Member Gemmill served as the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors representative to the Leesburg Airport Commission, on the Leesburg Commission for the Public Arts, and on the Leesburg Economic Development Commission’s Performing Arts Center Task Force. He presently serves on the boards for Visit Loudoun and the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and is a past board member for the Fairfax County and Dulles Regional chambers of commerce. Council Member Gemmill holds a graduate certificate in Public Relations from the Kogod School of Business at American University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. A native of Washington, DC, Council Member Gemmill and his family have lived in Leesburg since 2005. # # #