UVA Darden School of Business Gains New Members on Leadership Boards

04 September 2015

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business today announced the election of several new leadership board members who will serve the School as advisers across their areas of expertise.

“We are honored to welcome these dedicated leaders to the Darden leadership boards,” said Dean Scott Beardsley, Charles C. Abbott Professor of Business Administration. “We are very thankful for their service to Darden and look forward to working with them to achieve impact in this capacity.”

The Corporate Advisory Board added seven new board members.

These individuals include:


  • Lynnette Crowder (EMBA ’10), vice president of total rewards at WestRock
  • Sunil Ghatnekar (MBA ’92), chief financial officer of the bottling investments group at Coca-Cola Co.
  • Bonnie Matosich (MBA ’92), vice president of brand development at The Walt Disney Co.
  • Diem Nguyen (MBA ’01), North America regional president at Pfizer
  • Colin Smyth (MBA ’04), marketing director of the wound care group at Johnson & Johnson
  • Kevin Watters (MBA ’94), chief operating officer of mortgage banking at J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Gary Wolfe (MBA ’92), managing director and co-head of the leveraged finance group at Wells Fargo Securities


The Dean’s Diversity Advisory Council added Alex Picou (MBA ’89), managing director at J.P. Morgan Chase. Willard McCloud (MBA ’04), global director of inclusion at Cargill, was elected chair.

The Global Advisory Council added four new council members. These individuals include:


  • Naresh Kumra (MBA ’99), founder and managing director of La Rochelle Ventures Ltd.
  • Agustin Otero Monsegur (MBA ’06), managing partner of Humus Capital LLC
  • Jing Vivatrat, managing director of The Asia Group
  • Winston Wang (MBA ’03), vice president of Shipston Group Ltd.


Darden announced nine new members of the Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees in July.

The five leadership boards of the Darden School of Business include more than 140 distinguished leaders who collectively serve as an innovative force in the advancement of the School throughout the world.

“The new members of our leadership boards add a depth and breadth of experience that will enable Darden to enhance its impact across the globe,” said Locke Ogens, senior executive director of the Darden School Foundation and Strategic Relations. “We are thrilled to have their voices at the table.”

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business prepares responsible global leaders through unparalleled transformational learning experiences. Darden’s graduate degree programs (MBA, MSBA and Ph.D.) and Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programs offered by the Darden School Foundation set the stage for a lifetime of career advancement and impact. Darden’s top-ranked faculty, renowned for teaching excellence, inspires and shapes modern business leadership worldwide through research, thought leadership and business publishing. Darden has Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., area and a global community that includes 18,000 alumni in 90 countries. 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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