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 2017-18


    Elizabeth K. Weymouth (MBA ’94) 

    Vice Chair

    Robert J. Hugin (MBA ’85) 
    Retired, Executive Chairman, Celgene Corporation 

    Immediate Past Chair

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

    Kirby C. Adams (MBA ’79)
    Retired, Vice Chairman, Trans-Tasman Resources Limited (TTR)

    W. L. Lyons Brown III (MBA ’87)
    Founder and CEO, Altamar Brands LLC

    J. Andrew Bugas (MBA ’86)
    Partner, Radar Partners

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

    H. William Coogan Jr. (MBA ’82)

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

    Karen K. Edwards (MBA ’84)
    Chief Executive Officer, Kosiba Edwards Associates 

    Arnold B. Evans (MBA/JD ’97)
    Enterprise Ethics Officer, SunTrust Bank

    Jennifer McEnery Finn (MBA ’00)
    Chief Operating Officer, Small Business Bank, 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 

    John W. Glynn Jr.
    Founder and Managing Director, Glynn Capital Management

    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 L. Huffines (MBA '92)
    Global Chairman, Investment Banking, JPMorgan Chase

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

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

    David B. Kelso (MBA ’82)
    Former Chair, Aetna Life Insurance

    Lemuel E. Lewis (MBA ’72) 
    President, LocalWeather.com

    Jeanne M. Liedtka
    United Technologies Corporation Professor of Business Administration,University of Virginia Darden School of Business  

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

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

    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) 

    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

    Erik A. Slingerland (MBA ’84)
    Retired, Egon Zehnder

    Shannon G. Smith (MBA ’90)
    Chief Executive Officer, Abundant Power

    Bruce R. Thompson (MBA ’90)
    Vice Chairman, Bank of America 

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

    Ex-Officio Trustees

    J. Michael Balay (MBA ’89)
    Managing Director, Wiswell Advisors LLC

    Scott C. Beardsley          
    Dean, Darden School of Business 

    Richard C. Edmunds (MBA '92)
    Principal, Strategy& PwC

    Warren F. Estey (MBA '98)
    Managing Director and Head of Natural Resources Group, Americas, Deutsche Bank

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

    Naresh Kumra (MBA '99)
    Managing Director and CEO, JMATEK Limited

    Jonathan D. Mariner 

    Willard L. McCloud III (MBA '04)

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

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

    Teresa A. Sullivan       
    President, University of Virginia