Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees

  • The Darden School Foundation

    The supportive relationship between the Darden School and the Darden School Foundation began with the initiative of business leaders who, under the guidance of former University President Colgate W. Darden Jr., secured the initial endowment funds necessary to found the School in the early 1950s.

    The Darden School Foundation is an independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation that was incorporated on 29 December 1952.The Foundation supports the Darden School and its academic mission by:

    • Promoting philanthropic support from alumni, friends and corporations
    • Managing endowment funds for the School's exclusive benefit
    • Operating Darden's top-ranked Executive Education programs, the Inn at Darden and Abbott Center hospitality

    Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees

    An elected Board of Trustees oversees the Foundation’s strategies, providing an important link between the academic and business communities.

    Members 2015-16


    James A. Cooper (MBA ’84)
    Founder and Senior Managing Partner, Thompson Street Capital Partners

    Vice Chair

    Elizabeth K. Weymouth (MBA ’94)
    Partner, Riverstone Holdings LLC

    Kirby C. Adams (MBA ’79)
    Deputy Chair, Trans-Tasman Resources Limited (TTR)

    Susan J. Chaplinsky (Faculty)
    Tipton R. Snavely Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia Darden School of Business 

    Charles R. Cory (MBA/JD ’82)
    Chairman of Global Technology Banking, Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc.

    Vidyanidhi (VN) Dalmia (MBA ’84)
    Chair, Dalmia Continental Pvt. Ltd. 

    Arnold B. Evans (MBA/JD ’97)
    President, Central Florida Division, SunTrust Bank

    Jennifer McEnery Finn (MBA ’00)
    Vice President of Marketing Operations, Capital One Financial Corporation

    John D. Fowler Jr. (MBA/JD ’84)            
    Vice Chair of Investment Banking, Wells Fargo Securities LLC

    Catherine J. Friedman (MBA ’86)
    Independent Consultant 

    Kirsti W. Goodwin (MBA ’02)

    Gordon Grand III (MBA ’75)
    Retired, Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates Inc.

    Peter M. Grant II (MBA ’86)
    Founding Partner, Anchormarck Holdings, LLC

    Edwin (Ned) B. Hooper (MBA ’94)
    Founding and Managing Partner, Centerview Capital

    Robert J. Hugin (MBA ’85)
    Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Celgene Corporation

    Martina T. Hund-Mejean (MBA ’88)
    Chief Financial Officer, MasterCard Worldwide

    William I. Huyett (MBA ’82)
    Director, McKinsey & Company

    David B. Kelso (MBA ’82)
    Managing Director, Kelso Advisory Services

    Philip W. Knisely (MBA ’78)
    Advisor, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

    Lemuel E. Lewis (MBA ’72)
    President, Local/Weather.com

    Nicole M. Lindsay (MBA ’99/JD ’00)
    Director of Leadership Development, ZOOM Foundation

    Elizabeth H. Lynch (MBA ’84)
    Senior Advisor, Evercore

    Luann J. Lynch (Faculty)
    Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

    Carolyn S. Miles (MBA ’88)
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children

    J. Byrne Murphy (MBA ’86)
    Chairman and Co-Owner, DigiPlex Group Companies

    Michael E. O’Neill (MBA ’74)
    Chair, Citigroup

    Zhiyuan (Jerry) Peng (MBA ’03)
    Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Tranlin Inc. 

    Scott A. Price (MBA/MA ’90)
    Executive Vice President and Chief Administration Officer, Walmart International and President and CEO, Walmart Asia 

    Frank M. Sands Jr. (MBA ’94)
    Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Sands Capital Management

    Frank M. Sands Sr. (MBA ’63)
    Founder and Chair, Sands Capital Management 
    Henry F. Skelsey (MBA ’84)
    Co-Founder and co-CEO, 3QU Media LLC

    Shannon G. Smith (MBA ’90)
    President & CEO, Abundant Power

    Susan N. Sobbott (MBA ’90)
    President of Global Corporate Payments, American Express 

    Bruce R. Thompson (MBA ’90)
    Managing Director, Bank of America 

    William P. Utt (MBA ’84)
    Retired, KBR Inc. 

    Ex-Officio Trustees

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

    Scott C. Beardsley          
    Dean, Darden School of Business 

    Jerome E. Connolly Jr. (MBA '88)
    Executive Director, Nomura Securities International

    Ro King (MBA '91)
    Managing Director, K&B Fund

    Jonathan D. Mariner 
    Chief Investment Officer, Major League Baseball

    Willard L. McCloud III (MBA '04)
    Global Director, Inclusion, Cargill

    Douglas T. Moore (MBA '80)
    President & CEO, Med-Air Homecare

    Richard (Rick) M. Paschal (MBA '89)           

    Richard P. Shannon, M.D.       
    Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, University of Virginia 

    Teresa A. Sullivan       
    President, University of Virginia