Lecturer of Business Administration
Mr. Centini’s current areas of interest include strategy, leadership and change, human resources and management development. Mr. Centini is a consultant to many organizations in the areas of business strategy, human resources, teambuilding, leadership development and change management. He has taught extensively in Darden Executive Education programs and courses at the University of Virginia, Cornell University and Western Connecticut State University. He currently teaches in the following Darden Executive Education programs — Management Development Program: Driving Vision, Action and Results, Credit Union CEO Institute (CUES) and Genworth Financial Services programs; he also serves as the Faculty Leader for custom Executive Education programs with State Farm Insurance and Genworth Financial.
Centini joined the Darden faculty in 1990. Previously he had almost 20 years of professional management experience in industry, including a position as Director of Human Resources for a subsidiary of the Weyerhaeuser Company. He also held a variety of human resource and executive development positions with the Berol Corporation and the Miller Brewing Company. B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University; M.S.A., Human Resource Development, Western Connecticut State University.
R.W. (Skip) Culbertson
Skip joined Darden Executive Education as a Senior Director after a two-year assignment helping to successfully launch Darden’s MBA for Executives Program, where he served as the Associate Director of Marketing and Admissions. His current areas of interest include leadership development, business strategy implementation and change management.
Before joining Darden, Skip invested more than 20 years of his professional career in senior human resource roles with Chevron, including assignments as the chief HR officer with their global chemical, trading and transportation, upstream technology and global refining and marketing businesses. He has also been an entrepreneur in the retailing business and served as Managing Director for the Blue Sky Consulting Group, a boutique management consulting firm specializing in organizational effectiveness. Currently, he is working on an important research project seeking to empirically define the business value of executive education. B.A. in English, Allegheny College; M.S. in Industrial Relations, West Virginia University. He also attended the Ph.D. program in organizational development, the Fielding Institute.
Nancy Dunnells works with major corporations in the design and delivery of customized executive development programs. She continues to build upon her areas of expertise, including leading and managing people and teams, strategy development and execution, change leadership and management, executive presence, client-relationship development, major account management and leadership coaching. Her expertise is rooted in a 20+ year career in industry as a leader and manager at AT&T, Digital Equipment Corporation and Cable & Wireless Global; and as a business consultant at Huthwaite, Inc. and Manchester, Inc. B.A., French Literature, State University of New York at Binghamton; M.S., Organization Development, The American University; Leadership Coaching Certificate, Georgetown University.