MBA for Executives

Contact an EMBA Student Ambassador

One of the best ways to learn more about an MBA program is to talk with the people in the program. Below you will find current students in the Darden Executive MBA program who have made themselves available for questions from prospective students and applicants. They welcome your questions!

Please keep in mind that they have busy schedules and it may take them a few days to respond to your e-mail. 

To contact additional Executive MBA students, go to our Global Executive MBA student ambassador page.

Image Name Title Industry Company Position Job Function Current Location Hometown Region Areas of Interest Previous Education Undergraduate School Undergraduate Major Summer Internship Post-Darden Plans Darden Graduation Year Quote Email Blog Twitter
  Abigail Rossetti   Education Management, Non-Profit   Chief of Program - Darden/Curry Partners for Leadership in Education   Washington, D.C.       BA Political Science and Business Administration - University of Vermont; MEd Special Education - University of Nevada, Las Vegas           I was looking for a program where I would feel stretched personally and professionally and I�ve found this at Darden. In only a short time I�ve met incredible professors and colleagues who have pushed me to develop as a leader and a person.    
Asilia Dinkins   Consulting, Government   Sr. Technical Advisor   Washington, D.C.       BS Electrical Engineering - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute       
Brad Uhl   Marketing/Communications (Branding & Graphic Design)   Co-Founder, Head of Accounts - ID Company   Charlottesville, VA       BA Economics & Religious Studies - University of Virginia           The MBA for Executives format has allowed me to apply my learning in real time. As a recent founder of a startup design firm, I�ve been able to leverage course materials, classmates and professors as resources from the outset while we build our company.    
Chintan Tripathi, CPA   Consulting   Director   Washington, D.C.       BA Economics and Accounting - University of Maryland College Park       
  Chris Rehberger   Private Equity / Asset Management   Financial Planning & Analysis   Washington, D.C.       BS Finance - University of Virginia           The EMBA format offers a�unique advantage due to the wealth of work experience in the cohort.� On any given case, typically there are multiple students who have direct�experience in�the industry or situation being discussed.� ��    
Diana Jeffery   Hospitality   Area Senior Manager of Performance Improvement - The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company   Washington, D.C.       BA Public Policy and Education Policy - Brown University       
Emily Whipple   Pharmaceuticals   Associate Medical Director   Charlottesville, VA       BS Molecular and Cell Biology - Cornell University; MS, PhD Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics - University of Virginia       
Frantz Jean-Baptiste   Finance/Venture Capital/Private Equity   Associate   New York, NY       BBA - Hofstra University       
Gus Nicoll   Transportation   Director, Flight Operations Plans and Programs   New York, NY       BA Economics and Political Science - Yale University       
Hughes Melton, MD   Pharma/Biotech/Healthcare   Vice President, Chief Medical Officer   Bristol, VA       BA German and Interdepartmental Sciences - Washington Lee University; MD - University of Virginia School of Medicine       
Jeff Long   Public Policy, Government   Legislative Assistant   Washington, D.C.       BA - Hamilton College           Darden is a world-class community devoted to shaping future leaders. I continue to be impressed by the quality of the program, students and professors. Everyone at Darden is welcoming and thrilled to be there -- I am honored to be a part of this special group of people.    
Jennifer Scheurich   Media/Communication   Manager, Corporate Strategy - Gannett   Leesburg, VA       BA Government - Georgetown University           The thing I've been most impressed with since starting at Darden is really the quality of the people. Our professors, classmates, and support staff are all exceptional, and I'm learning a great deal from them each time we meet (online or in person). I have also been able to leverage lessons learned in classes in my day to day work, providing real time return on my investment.    
  Katie Graves   Education Technology   Business Development � Blackboard   Washington, D.C.       BA History - Wake Forest University       
  Kelly Chewning   Healthcare   Assistant Professor of Medicine/ Internal Medicine Physician   Charlottesville, VA       BA Interdisciplinary Studies (Global Health and Medical Ethics) - University of Virginia; MD - University of Kentucky           My experience with the Darden MBA for Executives has been transformative. I have particularly appreciated the opportunity to integrate what I am learning in the classroom into my work at the Hospital in real time.    
Kevin Berger   Aviation / Transportation   Manager, Customer Experience � Delta   Atlanta, GA       BS Civil Engineering - University of Virginia           My favorite aspect of the MBA for Executives format is the concentrated On Grounds experiences as it is rare and extremely rewarding to be able to focus on the program for three or more days, bond with the cohort, and minimize all of the usual noise from work and life in general. The weekends on grounds are intense but the immersive experience ties all of the curriculum together. By far my favorite aspect of Darden is the Case Method and how each case starts as a reading that is the same for everyone and ends up growing during the class discussion and ends up an entirely different experience for each class that is tied to the cohort�s professional and personal experience.    
Kristine Butler   Consulting   Senior Analyst   Boston, MA       BA Economics and Finance - Simmons College       
Leonardo Basola   Transportation, Corporate Finance, Operations   Global Supply Chain Finance Manager   Glen Allen, VA       BS Accounting - Pontificia Universidad Cat�lica Argentina 'Santa Mar�a de los Buenos Aires'       
Michael Lopes   Finance/Private Wealth Management   Vice President - AllianceBernstein   Washington, D.C.       BA Political Science and Communications -Lynchburg College       
Peter Fox   Military / Defense   Naval Flight Officer   Elkridge, MD       BA History - College of the Holy Cross           The most impressive aspects of Darden thus far has been the case method, the faculty and my cohort. Each class is an amazing opportunity to learn from not only our great faculty but from every member of the cohort. I am continuously challenged to think from different perspectives and that is what makes Darden so special.    
Rich Hanna   Technology   Operations Manager, North American Fulfillment - Amazon   Fairfax, VA       BA International Relations - University of San Diego       
Rick Nishimoto   Other Finance   Senior Manager, Operations Analysis   Richmond, VA       BS Industrial Engineering - Columbia University       
Ryne Cardon   Food Service   Director of Strategic Operations   Salt Lake City, UT       BS Business Management           The case method magnifies the steps in the decision-making process. It forces you broaden your perspective.    
Todd Stiefler   Defense/Aerospace   Product Manager   Houston, TX       ABD Security Studies - Massachusetts Institute of Technology; BA Political Science and Economics - Williams College       
  Woody Muire   Pharma/Biotech/Healthcare   Marketing Manager   Scarsdale, NY       BSChE - University of Virginia; MSChE - Clemson University           While the case method is one of the great things about Darden, my favorite aspects are the camaraderie among the students and the willingness of the faculty to go above and beyond to make sure we understand the material.    



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