UVA Darden School Foundation Announces 2 New Members to Board of Trustees

23 July 2020

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business today announced two recently elected members of the Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees: Adair Newhall (MBA ’09) and Rosemary King (MBA ’91). Their three-year terms began 1 July.

“We are honored to welcome Adair and Ro to the board. They bring a diversity of ideas, experiences and global perspectives to the board,” said Dean Scott Beardsley.

Newhall is a principal at Greenspring Associates and is responsible for sourcing and due diligence efforts on fund, direct and secondary opportunities. He leads the firm’s health care and portfolio impact practices.

Newhall currently serves on the boards of Bright Health and Crown Labs and is an observer on the board of Paladina Health. He also advises five different venture advisory boards for venture capital firms and five passive direct health care investments.

Newhall previously served as a principal at Domain Associates, a leading health care-focused venture capital firm and a Greenspring Associates fund manager. Prior to joining Domain Associates in August 2009, Newhall worked in the business development group at Esprit Pharma, where he assisted with multiple product acquisitions and the subsequent sale of the company to Allergan for $370 million.

He received his MBA from the Darden School and his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Newhall is a Kauffman Fellow, a member of the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization and a co-founder of the UVA Venture Summit. In addition to Darden, he is a philanthropic supporter of We.Org, Living Classrooms Foundation.

King has more than 25 years of experience in strategic marketing using big data, initially in financial services as senior vice president with Signet Bank and across a broad range of industries as a founding partner of Quaero. After selling Quaero in 2009, King taught seminars with Global Customer Experience Management and advised Carderock Consulting. She is now an active angel investor and startup advisor.

King chairs the Global Heritage Fund, a San Francisco-based nonprofit working to empower communities through heritage preservation. She serves as communications chair for First Generation Harvard Alumni, a group formed to mentor students who are the first in their family to attend college. She also serves in various roles with Collective Success Network, the Menokin Foundation in Virginia and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

She is the former chair of the Dean’s Global Advisory Council at Darden, where she increased alumni engagement by recruiting members from China, India, Latin America and Europe. She has previously served as chairman of the Indonesian Heritage Society, as an advisor to SOKOLA and as a board member of the Sampoerna Foundation. King has edited more than a dozen books, written numerous articles about vanishing ethnic groups, and produced photography exhibitions on Balinese and Papuan rituals.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard, an MBA from the Darden School, and the Diplôme de Sommellerie en vin and Diplôme de Juré Expert from L’Ecole d’Ingénieurs de Changins, Switzerland.

“I am so pleased to welcome Ro and Adair to the board,” said Bob Hugin (MBA ’85), chair of the Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees. “They each have exceptional track records and their dedication to Darden is outstanding. I look forward to working with them.”

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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