Meet the Team

  • Joey Burton Headshot CroppedJoey Burton
    Executive Director

    Joey Burton is responsible for the overall strategy and administration of the Institute for Business in Society, including engagement with key internal and external stakeholders. He leads the institute’s strategic vision, works with Darden leadership and faculty to develop and implement research and programs, and increases its network and awareness by elevating the platform for national and global conversations related to the impact of business in society.

    Prior to joining the Darden School, Joey led the research, operations and outreach efforts of two centers at the University of Chicago. He previously served as Executive Director of the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics at the Law School and Director of Research and Operations for the Center for Population Economics at the Chicago Booth School of Business. 

    Maggie MorseMaggie Morse
    Associate Director 

    Maggie Morse directs the design and execution of Institute for Business in Society initiatives, including multi-faceted intellectual capital activities and other manager-focused projects. Prior to joining the institute, Maggie administered and coordinated Executive Education programs at the Darden School. She gained extensive expertise in program management from several years of working in the music industry, providing publicity and production support for musical tours.


    Laura MartensLaura Hennessey Martens
    Associate Director of Communications

    Laura Hennessey Martens handles communications and other initiatives at the Institute for Business in Society. Over her career, she served as Speechwriter and Chief Policy Advisor within the administrations of two Massachusetts governors, worked in branding at a Berkshire Hathaway company and was Vice President of Public Relations, Marketing & Development at a regional non-profit in Massachusetts. Martens has also taught Mass Communication courses as an adjunct professor at Boston University.

    Fisher HeadshotKristen Fisher

    Kristen Fisher is responsible for collaborating with program directors and faculty across three of Darden’s Centers of Excellence to produce thought leadership highlighting the research and programs of the centers. She also manages the institute’s Resilience Awards program, which recognizes successful businesses in areas with high rates of economic inequality. In addition, she coordinates the logistics for the University of Virginia Investing Conference. Before coming to Darden, Kristen worked for Albemarle County as a Project Coordinator for the Strategic Prevention Framework-State Incentive Grant. There, she successfully designed and implemented a campaign to reduce drinking and driving in the area.

     Swing HeadshotStephanie Swing  
    Operations and Administrative Coordinator
    Stephanie serves across three of Darden’s Centers of Excellence. She is responsible for integrating projects, financial operations, office administration, and logistics to enhance the activities of each center. She works to promote communication among the centers and throughout the enterprise. Stephanie holds a BA in Anthropology with a Minor in Geology from East Carolina University. Prior to joining Darden, she served in a similar role in the Office of Global Affairs at her alma mater.