UVA Darden Announces New Leadership Advisory Board Members and Leadership

05 August 2020

By Charlotte Hill

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business announced the election of new members to its Alumni Association Board of Directors, Corporate Advisory Board and Dean’s Diversity Advisory Council as well as new leadership to the Global Advisory Council.

“The new members of our leadership advisory boards will bring invaluable experience, knowledge and perspective to the School,” said Darden Dean Scott Beardsley.

The Alumni Association Board of Directors added one member:

  • Megan Bailey (Class of 2021), president, Darden Student Association, Darden School

The Corporate Advisory Board added two members:

  • Marguerite Longo (MBA ’08), global commercial head of future of self-care, Johnson & Johnson
  • Daniel Polk, senior vice president of digital, Humana

The Dean’s Diversity Advisory Council added five members:

  • Cynthia Soledad (MBA ’02), co-lead, global diversity and inclusion; chief marketing officer and consumer practice, Egon Zehnder
  • Jacqueline Grace (MBA ’10), vice president and assistant general manager, Caesars Entertainment Corp.
  • Caroline Schoenecker (MBA ’11), senior manager, Center for Board Effectiveness, Deloitte
  • William Chichester, advanced degree campus recruiting lead, MBA and specialized master’s programs, Capital One
  • Tiffani Moore (MBA ’16), senior policy analyst, Federal Housing Finance Agency

Darden also announced new volunteer leaders to the Global Advisory Council. Naresh Kumra (MBA ’99), managing director and CEO at JMATEK Ltd. in Hong Kong, serves as chair and Joaquin Rodriguez Torres (MBA ’01), managing partner at Princeville Global in Hong Kong, serves as vice chair.

The Darden School’s five leadership boards include more than 150 distinguished leaders who collectively serve as an innovative force in the advancement of the School throughout the world.

“We are pleased to welcome these outstanding new additions to our leadership advisory boards. These leaders play a critical role in advancing the missions of the Darden School and the Darden School Foundation,” said Michael Woodfolk, president of the Darden School Foundation.

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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