Marc Schewel is a native of Lynchburg, VA. He graduated from E.C. Glass High School in 1965 and from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA in 1969.
Except for a brief teaching tenure at Appomattox High School, Mr. Schewel has worked all his adult life at Schewel Furniture Company, where he is currently President. Schewel Furniture Company is a retail furniture chain with 51 stores in Virginia, North Carolina, and West Virginia. Mr. Schewel and his brother and sister are the fourth generation to own and operate this family business which celebrated its 110th Anniversary in 2007.
Mr. Schewel is involved in numerous community service activities. He is currently Chairman of the Lynchburg Jewish Community Council and the United Way of Central Virginia. He is past Chairman of the New Vistas School Board of Trustees, past President of the YMCA, past Chairman of the National Conference for Community and Justice, past Chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board and past Chairman of the Family Alliance. He currently serves on the Boards of the Salvation Army, Centra Health, the YMCA, the Presbyterian Home, the National Home Furnishings Association and the Greater Lynchburg Community Trust.
Mr. Schewel is a recipient of the John Willis Award of Merit, the NCCJ Humanitarian Award, the Mayor’s Award of Excellence, the Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce George Taylor Stewart Award, and the Paul Harris Fellow Award.
Mr. Schewel is the father of three children, David 35, Sara 32, and Matthew 28, and of two stepdaughters, Kali Strain 27 and Adrienne Strain 22. In his spare time Mr. Schewel enjoys exercise, reading, and writing his blog, My Occasional Pieces.
Meet Marc A. Schewel