Two alumni recently made history by being elected the top prosecutor in their localities.
Megan Clark ’05 is the first African-American and the first woman to serve as commonwealth’s attorney in Prince Edward County. Susan O’Prandy Fierro ’94 is the first woman to hold that position in Prince George County. Both were elected in November 2015, in their first run for office, and began four-year terms in January.
Clark had served as an assistant with the Henrico County commonwealth’s attorney office for six years after beginning her career in the Appomattox County commonwealth’s attorney office. A graduate of William & Mary’s Marshall- Wythe School of Law, Clark moved back to her native Prince Edward County in early 2015 to run for commonwealth’s attorney. Her mother, Dr. Theresa Clark, is a longtime Longwood professor and chair of the Department of Social Work and Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Fierro, like Clark, was an assistant in the Henrico County commonwealth’s attorney office before her election, serving from 2010-15. She previously worked in the prosecutor’s offices in Norfolk, Virginia Beach (her hometown) and Hopewell. A graduate of the George Mason University School of Law, she has lived in Prince George since 2008.