Whitney Kestner

  • Assistant Dean, MBA Admissions

    Whitney KestnerWhitney Kestner joined Darden’s Admissions team in the fall of 2007. During her time at Darden, Kestner has held a variety of admissions roles, most recently serving as director of operations.

    Over the past 10 years, Kestner has been actively involved helping prospective students discover what makes Darden truly unique among the world’s top business programs. She has a genuine passion for Darden’s transformative educational experience, and she enjoys meeting people from all over the world and sharing more about Darden’s vibrant and engaging community.

    She has also been instrumental in helping the School achieve a number of important enrollment goals, including recruiting the first Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) class in the fall of 2011 and, more recently, the Executive MBA program’s first class section in the Washington, D.C., area.

    Prior to Darden, Kestner worked at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in program management. In this role, she focused primarily on developing a leadership development program for current students. She also worked in private wealth management at Morgan Stanley in Atlanta, Georgia, and for a sales and marketing firm in Nashville, Tennessee.

    Kestner earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from Washington & Lee University and an MBA from the Goizueta Business School.