New Trustees Elected to the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees

24 October 2014

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business announced today three new trustees to the Darden School Foundation board. The board elected Liz Lynch and Nicole Lindsay, who will both serve a three-year term. The Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia appointed Jonathan Mariner, who will serve through 30 June 2018, as the board of visitors’ representative to the Darden School Foundation.

“We are very excited to welcome three high-caliber individuals to the board,” said Jim Cooper, chairman of the Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees. “Nicole Lindsay, Liz Lynch and Jonathan Mariner are notable, world-class leaders who will bring valuable and unique perspectives to the board. We look forward to benefitting from their leadership and guidance on the board of trustees.”

Nicole Lindsay (MBA ’99/JD ’00) is the director of leadership development at The ZOOM Foundation. She is the author of The MBA Slingshot for Women: Using Business School to Catapult Your Career (Praeger). Lindsay has a B.S. from the University of Connecticut, and her MBA and JD from the University of Virginia. She began her professional career in financial services and has held roles in business, nonprofit and academia. Previously, she served as the executive director of New York Needs You, helping first-generation college students realize their college and career ambitions. Lindsay received the 2011 University of Connecticut Honors Program Distinguished Alumna Award, and the 2010 Rebirth Renaissance Award for Perpetuating Excellence and Leading Generation Now from the New York Urban League Young Professionals. She serves on the board of directors of New York Chapter of the UConn Alumni Association and is a member of the Connecticut and Georgia Bar Associations.

Liz Lynch (MBA ’84) was most recently the global head of human resources for Evercore in New York, New York. In that role, she had global HR and general management responsibilities for a growth-oriented, boutique investment advisory firm. Prior to Evercore, Lynch spent 22 years at Morgan Stanley in several roles including investment banker for 11 years, global head of human resources for four years, firm administrative officer for two years, and chief operating officer of the Equity Research division for five years. After Morgan Stanley, and prior to joining Evercore, she spent four years running her own consulting business, advising several financial services firms on organizational, people and strategic issues and serving as an executive coach for professionals at many levels across the firms. Lynch previously served on Darden School of Business Alumni Board of Directors for several years. Currently, she is in the process of moving to Boston where she will once again run her own consulting business with Evercore and other firms as clients.

Jonathan Mariner is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Major League Baseball (MLB), where he is responsible for overseeing the league’s overall treasury, budgeting, financial reporting and risk management activities. His duties also include managing the MLB’s $2 billion league-wide credit facility, providing regular updates at MLB owners’ meetings on the industry’s financial health, and overseeing all club-level league required financial reporting through the team CFOs. Mariner also serves on several commissioner-appointed, league-wide committees, including those dealing with finance and compensation, revenue sharing and MLB’s strategic investment fund. Mariner currently serves on the board of directors of FM Global Insurance, a global commercial and industrial property insurance underwriter; and Technology Frontiers, a privately held Chennai, India-based firm specializing in providing sophisticated multimedia solutions to the sports industry. He also serves on a number of charitable, foundation and advisory boards, including Little League Baseball, where he chairs the audit committee. Mariner graduated from the University of Virginia McIntire School, received his MBA from the Harvard Business School and is a former Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

“Nicole Lindsay, Liz Lynch and Jonathan Mariner are joining a diverse board of trustees, with 47 elected members, who aim to serve and support the Darden School as a leading business school and the most high-engagement learning experience in the world,” said Darden Dean Bob Bruner. “Their business experiences, leadership capabilities and previous service in other volunteer capacities make them excellent additions to the Darden School Foundation board, and we look forward to working closely with them as trustees.”

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business delivers the world’s best business education experience to prepare entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders through its MBA, Ph.D., MSBA and Executive Education programs. Darden’s top-ranked faculty is renowned for teaching excellence and advances practical business knowledge through research. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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