Dr. Brian D. Bates


Dr. Brian Bates has served as a Director for Central Virginia Electric Cooperative since November 2017.  A lifelong resident of Buckingham County, Dr. Bates is currently the Executive Director & Senior Principal Investigator for Longwood Institute of Archaeology.  He is also a Professor of Anthropology.  Dr. Bates earned his Ph.D from the University of London, Institute of Archaeology.

Dr. Bates is active in his community as a life member and current Chief of the Toga Volunteer Fire Department.  He operated the Caring Friends Food Pantry for 14 years, served on the County’s Board of Supervisors for 12 years, and advocated for economic development in Buckingham in several capacities.