Corporate Advisory Board

  • The mission of Darden's Corporate Advisory Board (CAB) is to advise and support the School in developing deep and mutually beneficial relationships with global corporations, government partners, foundations and other appropriate organizations. The CAB collaborates with the dean, faculty, staff, students and other Darden boards and councils to fulfill the School's mission by driving and facilitating corporate engagement, providing counsel and feedback, and supporting and advocating for Darden.

    Members 2015-16


    Richard M. Paschal (MBA ’89)

    Vice Chair

    J. Michael Balay (MBA ’89)
    Head of Global Strategy, Cargill Inc.

    Helen M. Boudreau (MBA ’93)
    Chief Financial Officer, FORMA Therapeutics

    Mark S. Bower (MBA ’02)
    Partner, Bain & Company

    Ray Butler
    Vice President and General Manager, Kollmorgen, Danaher Corp.

    Kevin C. Clark (MBA ’01) 
    Chief Marketing Officer for, Amazon

    David L. Couture (MBA ’95)
    Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

    D. Lynnette Crowder (MBA '10)
    Vice President, Total Rewards, WestRock

    Murray R. Deal
    Vice President and Managing Director, EMEA Region, Eastman Chemical Company

    Paul H. Donovan (MBA ’95) 
    General Manager for Lenovo Sales and Business Development, Microsoft Corporation 

    Richard C. Edmunds (MBA ’92)
    Principal, Strategy&

    Elisabeth J. Frost (MBA ’05) 
    Business Unit Director in the Yogurt Division, General Mills 

    Sunil K. Ghatnekar (MBA ’92) 
    CFO of the Bottling Investments Group, Coca-Cola Company

    Kecia E. Howson (MBA ’99) 
    Director in the Leveraged Loan Syndicate Sales & Trading Group, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey 

    John B. Jung Jr. (MBA ’84)
    Senior Managing Director, BB&T Capital Markets

    Harry A. Lawton III (MBA ’00) 
    SVP of North America Marketplaces, eBay, Inc.

    Marc L. Lipson
    Professor, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

    Bonnie K. Matosich (MBA '92)
    Vice President of Brand Development, The Walt Disney Company

    H. Whit McGraw IV (MBA ’07)
    Managing Director and Americas Regional Market Leader, S&P Capital IQ 

    Daniel L. McKeon (MBA ’08)
    Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Marriott International Inc.

    Fernando Z. Mercé (MBA ’98) 
    President, Latin American & Caribbean, Nestle Purina

    L. Michael Meyer (MBA ’92) 
    General Partner, Middlegame Ventures
    Tony A. Milikin 
    Chief Procurement Officer, Anheuser-Busch InBev 

    Ann H. S. Nicholson (MBA ’01)
    Division Vice President, Investor Relations, Corning Incorporated 

    Diem Nguyen (MBA ’01)
    North America Regional President, Global Established Pharma, Pfizer

    William J. O’Shea Jr. (MBA ’84) 
    Vice President-Controller, Campbell Soup Company

    Ellison M. Pidot (JD/MBA '01)
    Vice President, Global Strategy and Channel Management, Medtronic

    Thomas S. Poole (MBA ’99)
    Managing Vice President for Mobile and Emerging Channels, Capital One Financial Corporation

    Thomas W. Reedy Jr. (MBA ’91)
    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Carmax Inc.

    James D. Schinella (MBA ’93) 
    Chief Business Officer, Fyber

    Linda V. Schreiner 
    Director, Union Bankshares Corporation

    Colin P. Smyth (MBA ’04) 
    Marketing Director of the Wound Care Group, Johnson & Johnson

    Steven A. Sonnenberg (MBA ’79) 
    EVP, Emerson & President, Emerson

    Scott A. Stemberger (MBA ’04) 
    Partner and Managing Director, Dallas, The Boston Consulting Group

    Kevin P. Watters (MBA ’94)
    CEO, Mortgage Banking, JP Morgan Chase 

    M. Reaves Wimbish (MBA ’97) 
    Managing Director, Accenture

    Gary R. Wolfe (MBA ’92) 
    Managing Director and Co-head of the Leveraged Finance Group, Wells Fargo Securities