Law School Advancement Staff

photo Elizabeth Branner

Elizabeth Outland Branner
Assistant Dean for Law School Advancement

As Assistant Dean for Law School Advancement, Elizabeth Outland Branner oversees fundraising and alumni relations in the Law School. Elizabeth has been with the Law School since 1999 when she joined (at that time) the newly formed office of Law School Relations.

She is involved in all aspects of advancing the Law School’s mission through fundraising, alumni relations, and communications. Prior to coming to the School of Law, she was the marketing coordinator for a medical publisher, district manager for PepsiCo fountain distribution for the Hampton Roads area, a college admissions officer, marketing coordinator for a fundraising consultant, and director of the Annual Fund at Mary Baldwin College.

Elizabeth lives in Lexington with her husband Wade, associate athletic director for media relations at Virginia Military Institute. They have two children, Harrison and Margaret. Active in the Lexington community, Elizabeth has served on the board of the Rockbridge Area YMCA, Yellow Brick Road, and Meals for Shut-Ins. She currently serves on the board of Main Street Lexington. 

Florentina Butler

Florentina Selaru Butler
Associate Director of Law School Advancement

In her role, Florentina focuses her fundraising efforts on securing major gifts from alumni, parents and friends, who help advance W&L Law School's mission. Florentina started her career with W&L Law in 2004 and has served the school in various capacities before joining the Law Advancement Office in 2014. Prior to coming to W&L, Florentina was a member of the human resources team at Duke University.

Florentina grew up in Romania and moved to the United States in 1998. She lives in Staunton with her husband, Graham (W&L Law class of 2008 alum), and their son, Hardy. She enjoys volunteering with Meals for Shut-Ins in Lexington and spends her spare time running, cooking, reading and knitting. 

Jennifer Andrews

Jennifer S. Andrews
Assistant Director of Law School Advancement

Jen Andrews joined the Law School Advancement team as Assistant Director in 2017, transitioning from teaching. She enjoys the challenges of bringing dedicated law alumni together to promote the mission of W&L Law through their philanthropy directed to the Law Annual Fund, as well as their service as Law Class Agents and Young Alumni Council members.

Jen and her husband, Peter Jetton, Assistant Dean of Law Communications and Marketing Strategy, settled in Rockbridge County more than two decades ago. They have three children, Violet, Maren, and August. Jen devotes her spare time to environmental causes and serving as Communications chair for the Rockbridge Christmas Baskets program.

Suzanne Wade

Suzanne Wade
Assistant Director of Employer and Alumni Outreach

Suzanne joined the Law School Advancement office in 2012 and the Office of Career Strategy in 2008.   Before joining the Law School, she worked in the Career Development Office on the undergraduate campus.  As Assistant Director for Employer and Alumni Relations, her main focus is managing the logistics of Law Alumni Weekend and Law Alumni events.  She manages all aspects of four Regional Interview Programs, and on-campus recruiting for Career Strategy. 

Suzanne lives in Lexington, has two sons RJ and DJ, and four grandchildren: Taylor, Brylen, Hailey, and Vada.  She has served as a volunteer for the Parrish Council at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Project Horizon, Main Street Lexington, Boy Scouts, and Rockbridge Christmas Basket Program.

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Joan Miller
Administrative Assistant, Law School Advancement

Joan Miller grew up in Lexington and has worked at W&L for more than 20 years. She has been a member of the Law Advancement team for the last 13 years. She is married to David Miller and has two children and one grandson.