As a leadership team, our
goal is to make the 2012-2013 year one to remember. To reach this goal,
we have planned a socially and professionally rich calendar of events
to help BBSF members fully experience The Best of Darden: brilliant
classmates, dynamic faculty, engaged alumni, enthusiastic recruiters,
excited prospective students, and committed administration.
Classmates: Our goal is to provide programming that is relevant to
all Darden students. Watch out for our conference on
February 15, 2013, Day@Darden. You will want to be there!
Faculty: Eighty-five minutes in class isn’t enough.
We want to know what faculty are researching, read what they're reading
(or recommend), and learn more from them as well as about them.
Engaged Alumni: You are where we want to be. We want to
engage with you and learn from your experiences. We will resume the
Alumni Newsletter this year, and we will also implement “30-30s with
BBSF Alums” – 30 minutes with BBSF alums every 30 days.
Recruiters: We value the opportunities and support you
provide for BBSF. We look forward to seeing you around on Grounds, as
well as national conferences and industry events.
Prospective Students: We are here to answer your questions and
share our experiences with you. We will answer ANY question, so please
do not hesitate to reach out to anyone on our Leadership Team. If we
can’t answer your question, we will find someone who can.
Administration: We truly appreciate the support that we receive
from the Darden Administration. We have organized our calendar to
harmonize with the broader Darden agenda, and we enjoy partnering with
you to deliver The Best of Darden.
Continue reading to meet the BBSF 2012-2013 Leadership Team...
Elo Oji graduated from the University of Michigan, where he
majored in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to Darden, he worked as a System Engineer with Computer Science Corporation (CSC), where he led process improvement teams in the Navy ship production and test
division. Elo is pursuing his MBA to
enhance both his finance and corporate strategy acumen with a long
term goal of helping companies transition from start-up to the sustainable growth phase. Outside
of Darden, Elo is an avid basketball and flag-football player, and he enjoys participating in
competitive sport leagues.
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Tara Etheridge, obtained her
Bachelor in Business Administration from Morgan State University.
Prior to Darden, Tara worked for Vanguard, an investment management
firm, providing strategic analysis in the Institutional Division.
Tara will spend her summer at L'Oreal as a marketing intern working
professional products. Tara is a health nut, loves spending time
with family and friends and enjoys reading.
Vice President of Finance
Jeffrey Love is a graduate of Alabama A&M University
(Bachelors of Art, Math) and University of Alabama at Birmingham (Masters, Accounting). Prior to Darden, Jeff
was a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers. This summer Jeff will be interning with
Wells Fargo as an Investment Banking Summer Associate. In his spare
time, Jeff enjoys grilling for family and friends.
Vice President of Administration
Monique Leo. Prior to Darden, Monique worked in the legal
industry as a Labor & Employment Paralegal for Proskauer Rose LLP. She then
transitioned to the Education field where she worked on developing strategies
to increase student achievement gains. Monique holds a B.A in Government from
Cornell University and a M.S. Ed from the University of Pennsylvania.
Vice President of Communications
Nadiege Destang graduated from the Florida Institute of
Technology, where she majored in
Management Information Systems. Prior to pursuing her MBA, Nadiege
worked in her home country Barbados as an Analyst Programmer at The Barbados Light & Power
Company, where she assisted in maintaining and implementing various software systems. Nadiege
plans to further explore the Entrepreneurship and Technology space over the summer with an
internship with 501 Auctions, a company focused on providing mobile and online
charity management software and technology to organizations.
Vice President of Education
Adebayo Owolewa graduated from Amherst College, where he
majored in the Classics. Adebayo is currently pursing both a JD and MBA from the University of Virginia
Law School and the Darden School of Business, respectively. Prior to Darden, he served as the Latin
Lead for the Boston Preparatory Charter Public School. Adebayo will be spending this upcoming
summer as a summer associate with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP.
Martin Davidson is Associate Professor of
Leadership and Organizational Behavior. In
his research, teaching and consulting, Davidson focuses on how leaders can use
diversity strategically to create sustainable competitive advantages for their
firms, both globally and domestically. His most recent work is The End of Diversity as We Know It.
In addition to teaching leadership in Darden’s MBA and
Executive Education programs, he consults with a host of Fortune 100
firms, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. He has served as the
national chair of the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division of the
Academy of Management.