Ready to Deliver Results for Our Schools
Rebecca Shwayder Aman grew up in Newport News and graduated from Ferguson High School in 1992. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, in 1996, and her Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2000. While working for an international law firm in Washington, DC, Rebecca obtained her Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in 2005. She and her husband returned to Newport News in 2005, as they believed the city would be a wonderful place to raise a family…they were right!
Rebecca has been a practicing attorney in Newport News since 2005, specializing in Estate Planning, Trusts, Business, and Tax Law. Every case is an opportunity to listen closely to the client, help them clarify their needs and goals, and establish and implement a plan to accomplish those goals. Rebecca has the experience and skills needed to build stronger relationships between the City Council and School Board, find answers to difficult problems, work with the school administration to set and accomplish strategic plans, and advocate for the needs of the school system, our children and families.
Rebecca is committed to serving the community, an interest which began in high school with serving on the Mayor’s Youth Commission. Over the years, she has served on various community boards, including the Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Red Cross and Riverside Regional Medical Center’s Make A Difference Foundation. Rebecca presently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Virginia Living Museum and as Treasurer for the Museum. She is married to Tom Aman, who is a Realtor, and they have two sons, who attend Riverside Elementary and Gildersleeve. The family enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending Northside Christian Church, Upward Basketball, summer swim team, outdoor concerts and cookouts.