Kristen C. Umstattd
Ms. Umstattd was elected to represent the Leesburg District representative on the Board of Supervisors in November 2015. She serves on the Board's Transportation and Land Use Committee. She is one of the Board's representatives on the Annexation Area Development Policy Committee and on the Family Services Board. Previously, she served on the Leesburg Town Council from 1992 to 2016. She served as Mayor between 2002 and 2016. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University with a B.A. in Russian and East European Studies. She holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and a Certificate in Chinese Studies from Cheng-chi University in Taiwan. Umstattd served for many years as the Leesburg Town Council's liaison to the Leesburg Planning Commission. In addition, she has served on the boards of the following statewide and regional organizations: Past President, Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions; Past Chair, Northern Virginia Regional Commission; Northern Virginia Transportation Authority; Northern Virginia Transportation Coordinating Council; Dulles Area Transportation Association; Past Chair, Towns' Association of Northern Virginia; Coalition of Loudoun Towns Advisory Committee; Loudoun Hospital Executive Council; Trustee, Journey Through Hallowed Ground; and Past Commander, American Legion Post 34. Umstattd is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She moved to Virginia in 1981, while on active duty as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve. After her honorable discharge, Umstattd continued with the U.S. Naval Reserves, translating Soviet naval documents from Russian into English for the U.S. intelligence community. She then joined the Central Intelligence Agency as a Soviet Naval analyst. She and her husband, Charles K. Moss, moved to Leesburg in 1987 and have been practicing law together ever since. Their daughter, Kendrick, a graduate of the Loudoun County Public Schools, is an editor and writer for Yale Scientific Magazine.