Foundation Advisory Board

Batten Jr.

Chairman, Landmark Media Enterprises L.L.C.

Frank Batten Jr. is the chairman of Landmark Media Enterprises L.L.C., which is based in Norfolk.

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Chairman of McGuireWoods Consulting LLC and a partner with McGuireWoods LLP

Mark T. Bowles joins the Foundation Board as the Board of Visitors representative. Currently a Chairman of McGuireWoods Consulting LLC and a partner with McGuireWoods LLP, Mark was one of the founding senior vice presidents when McGuireWoods Consulting started in 1998.

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Head of North America Fuels Marketing for the Retail Business at Shell

Shannon Bryan is the head of North America Fuels Marketing for the Retail business at Shell. In this capacity, he leads the team responsible for delivering Shell’s retail branded fuels marketing strategy, product portfolio, category plans, and supporting programs to drive the key customer metrics and achieve volume, share, and margin growth objectives for Shell-branded fuels in the US and Canadian markets.

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Rick Campanelli

Rick Campanelli is a lecturer at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Campanelli has an extensive career in public service and the private sector as well as experience in senior leadership and management. Campanelli has been legal counsel in the areas of healthcare, information privacy and security, and civil and First Amendment rights. He is the Center for Christian Study Director of Graduate Ministries for the Law and Darden Christian Fellowships.

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Carlos Enrique

President, CEO Alquería Dairy

For the last 28 years, Carlos has worked in the private sector as President of Alquería Dairy, leading the company from one factory in Cajicá to seven plants nationally with 4,500 associates.  Under Carlos’ leadership, Alquería was the first milk processor in Colombia and became the largest in UHT milk production in the Andean group.

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President of CareJourney

Aneesh Chopra the President of CareJourney, an open data service that helps providers, payers and pharma market leaders make smarter decisions in the move to value. He co-founded its parent company, Hunch Analytics, a “hatchery,” incubating ideas that improve the productivity of health and education markets.

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Director of Customer Success at TaskRabbit

Morgan Courtney is currently the Director of Customer Success at TaskRabbit, where she leads her dynamic Tasker Success team to ensure that Taskers are able to achieve their goals on TaskRabbit and have a great experience at every stage of the Tasker lifecycle. She was also the co-lead for TaskRabbit for Good for three years, which was created to make it easier for neighbors to give back locally and make a positive impact in communities around the world.

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Senior Manager, Monitor Deloitte

Anna Draganova is a Senior Manager with Monitor Deloitte, where she has served federal, commercial, nonprofit, and international clients. She is a leader in Deloitte’s federal health practice, where she helps health sector clients address today’s pressing challenges. Anna is a Double Hoo, having received her MPP from the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy in 2011 and a BA in Economics from UVA. While at Batten, Anna served as school president and has served on either the Advisory Board or Foundation Board ever since.

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Director, Public Sector for Twilio

Bill Evanow is a McIntire graduate and passionate alumnus. While at UVA in the early ‘80s he was active on Grounds in the Residence Life Program, University Guide Service and as a fraternity leader with Phi Delta Theta (now Phi Society). He is a seasoned technology executive who returned to Charlottesville from San Francisco in 2014. Bill is currently Director, Public Sector for Twilio, and has responsibility for the Fed and SLED organization.

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Co-Chair, Batten Advisory Board
CEO, Global Emergency Group and President & Founder, Global Emergency Relief Recovery & Reconstruction

Langdon Greenhalgh is a professional international emergency response manager who is CEO of Global Emergency Group, a humanitarian consulting firm dedicated to enabling emergency humanitarian aid actors to respond to those most in need more effectively so as to save more lives and reduce suffering.

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Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for TEGNA Inc.

Victoria D. Harker serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer for TEGNA Inc., formerly Gannett Co., Inc. She was named chief financial officer at Gannett in July of 2012. Victoria is responsible for all of TEGNA’s financial functions and operations.

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President, JPMorgan Chase PolicyCenter

Heather Higginbottom is President of the JPMorgan Chase PolicyCenter, which develops and advances sustainable, evidence-based policy solutions to drive inclusive economic growth in the U.S. and around the world.

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Deputy Chief of Staff at Goldman Sachs

Russell Horwitz is the Deputy Chief of Staff at Goldman Sachs. In this role, he works closely with executive leadership to develop and execute key strategic initiatives. He serves as secretary to the Management Committee.

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President, Lafayette College

Nicole Hurd is the 18th President of Lafayette College. Prior to her current position, she was the founder and CEO of College Advising Corps. A passionate advocate of post-secondary education, she has led College Advising Corps from a pilot project in Virginia to the largest college access program in the country, placing hundreds of advisers in high-need schools from coast-to-coast. Under her leadership, College Advising Corps received a $10 million investment at the White House College Opportunity Summit and the 2012 National Service Impact Award from the Corporation for National and Community Service for the “positive and lasting impact they are making through national service.”

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Assistant Vice President at Barclays

Julian Jackson is the Assistant Vice President at Barclays where he is the HR Operations representative and lead to regional and global project streams such as ADP Ev5 system upgrades, time-keeping systems across HR platforms, and Barclays Global Payroll & Controls Forums. His day-day-day actives include but are not limited to creating and enhancing controls to mitigate risk and ensure data integrity, monitoring transactions to ensure compliance with Regulation W, and preparing various financial and audit reports to multiple functions within the Investment Bank.

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Member, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Philip N. Jefferson took office as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on May 23, 2022, to fill an unexpired term ending January 31, 2036. Most recently, Dr. Jefferson was Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Faculty, and the Paul B. Freeland Professor of Economics at Davidson College. Before then, he served as chair of the Department of Economics at Swarthmore College, where he was the Centennial Professor of Economics. Prior to this position, Dr. Jefferson was an economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. His other past roles include being President of the National Economic Association. He also served on the Vassar College Board of Trustees and the Board of Advisors of the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

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David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law and Counselor to the President at the University of Virginia

Jeffries joined the Virginia law faculty two years after earning his law degree in 1973. His primary research and teaching interests are civil rights, federal courts, criminal law and constitutional law. Jeffries has coauthored casebooks in civil rights, federal courts and criminal law and has published a variety of articles in those fields. He also wrote a biography of Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr.

In 1986, Jeffries was appointed the inaugural Emerson Spies Professor of Law, a position created to honor a long-time teacher and former dean. Jeffries has also held a variety of other academic appointments, including the Arnold H. Leon Professorship. He served as academic associate dean from 1994 to 1999. In the fall semester of 1999, he was acting dean during the sabbatical of Dean Robert Scott. He became dean in the fall of 2001 and served until June 2008.

During law school, Jeffries served as editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review. He received the Z Award for the highest academic average and the Woods Prize for the outstanding graduate. Immediately after graduation, he clerked for Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., before serving in the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant.

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Frederic Esser Nemmers Distinguished Professor of Economics and Finance
Co-director, Global Poverty Research Lab at Northwestern University

Dean Karlan is the Frederic Esser Nemmers Distinguished Professor of Economics and Finance and co-director of the Global Poverty Research Lab at Northwestern University. His research focuses on development and behavioral economics, typically using experimental methods to examine questions about poverty and behavioral economics.

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Chairman of the Board, Directors at HF Foods Group Inc.

Russell Libby is Chairman of the Board of Directors at HF Foods Group Inc. (NASDAQ: HFFG), a leading food distributor to Asian restaurants across the Southeast, Pacific and Mountain West regions of the United States. Libby has nearly 30 years of comprehensive global experience in mergers and acquisitions, strategy, business development, international business, corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility. From 2007 to 2019, he held numerous leadership positions at Sysco Corp. and most recently served as the company’s executive vice president and corporate secretary.

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Policy Director, U.S. House Committee on Economic Disparity & Fairness in Growth

Diane Lim is currently the Policy Director for the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity & Fairness in Growth. She is an economist who has spent her 30-plus year career in a variety of prominent roles in the federal government, nonprofit, and academic sectors. She began her post-PhD career as an assistant professor at Penn State University before going to the Congressional Budget Office in the early 1990s, and she has lived and worked in the DC area ever since. 

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Executive Vice President at the Institute of International Finance

Clay Lowery is Executive Vice President at the Institute of International Finance (IIF), where he oversees the divisions that focus on sustainable finance, digital finance, financial regulation, sovereign debt analysis, and macroeconomics. Prior to this position, he had been the Managing Director and co-founder of Rock Creek Global Advisors – an international economic consultancy, and served in a Senate-confirmed post as Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Treasury where he headed up the international division.  Earlier in his career, he was the Director of International Finance at the National Security Council, and helped establish the Millennium Challenge Corporation, an economic development agency for the U.S. Government, and was a founding Vice President.

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President, Ron Brown Scholar Fund
Executive Director, Ron Brown Scholar Program

Michael Mallory is President of the Ron Brown Scholar Fund and Executive Director of the Ron Brown Scholar Program. In these roles, Mallory demonstrates a profound commitment to increasing educational opportunities for young people.  Since 1996 he has been instrumental in shaping a distinguished program named in honor of Ron Brown, former Secretary of Commerce. This program not only awards $40,000 college scholarships to academically talented African American students, but also creates a life-long network of outstanding black leaders committed to community and national service.

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Recruiter, Facebook

Joanna Martin is a Recruiter at Facebook in Washington, DC where she oversees the recruitment and selection processes for candidates within Facebook’s Legal, Public Policy, and Communications division.

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Partner & Managing Director at Grain Management, LLC

Michael McKenzie is a Partner & Managing Director at Grain Management, LLC, a leading private equity firm focused on investments in the global communications sector.  At Grain, Michael focuses on investments in communications infrastructure and technology, including fiber optic networks, spectrum, wireless towers, data centers and related technologies. 

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Chief Financial Officer of FRP Holdings, Inc.

John D. Milton, Jr., a native of Jackson County, Florida, was born in 1945 in Marianna, Florida. He attended the public schools of the County where his father was the school superintendent. His immediate family of four (father, mother, sister and John) were all Valedictorians of Marianna High School – John the last to achieve the honor barely survived the familial pressure! John attended Chipola Jr. College in his hometown for one term following high school, then transferred to University of Virginia where he took his degree in Political Science.

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Founding Partner of Harbinger Strategies

Kyle Nevins is a Founding Partner of Harbinger Strategies, a federal government and political affairs firm based in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Nevins represents a wide variety of clients before the federal government, including Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, and issue advocacy campaigns.  Mr. Nevins advises clients on direct advocacy, the legislative process, and political strategy, specializing in the following issue areas: banking and financial services, budget and appropriations, creative content, defense, energy, health care, privacy, tax, telecom, trade, and transportation.

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Executive Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at Massachusetts General Hospital

Elena Olson is the Executive Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where she has worked for two decades.

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Irma Palmer has more than a decade of experience working at the intersection of policy, politics and communications. Most recently, she was U.S. Senator Kamala Harris’s Speechwriter.

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President and Owner of Blue Ridge Group

Susan K. Payne is the President and owner of Blue Ridge Group, a marketing firm located in Charlottesville. Prior to 2017, she was the President of Payne, Ross & Associates Advertising, Inc.

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senior policy director at the National Association of College and University Business Officers

Kenneth Redd is the senior policy director at the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), a position he has held since 2008. Prior to this, he worked on the Council of Graduate Schools and was the Director of Research and Policy Analysis for the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

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General Partner with Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

Tom Scully is a General Partner with Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a private equity firm in New York, which is the most active US PE investor in healthcare. Tom joined the firm in 2004.

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Co-Chair, Batten Advisory Board
Partner, Berkana Consulting Group and CEO, Liftoff Leadership

Betty Shotton is the Founder and CEO of Liftoff Leadership and a Partner with Berkana Consulting Group. She is a serial entrepreneur, having started and led over six companies in real estate and aviation. She is an accomplished author and speaker on leadership and is a Strategic Coach and Advisor to CEO’s and Executives.

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Brian Siegel is a Principal in Deloitte Consulting's Government and Public Services practice. Brian has over twenty five years of Public Sector consulting experience focusing on a variety of strategy and management issues, including financial management, procurement, technology, and shared services. His clients have included Federal, State & Local, and International organizations.  Brian has a BA in Government from the University of Virginia and a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas-Austin.

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Anne Martin

Partner and Head of Global Development and Social Enterprise at Spencer Stuart

Anne Martin Simonds, is a Partner and Head of Global Development and Social Enterprise at Spencer Stuart in Washington, DC. She helps organizations across all industries assess CEOs and build boards committed to the highest levels of impact. With more than 25 years of experience in leadership consulting and drawing from her cross-industry knowledge and deep understanding of the current geopolitical landscape, she counsels towards systems-level change to help organizations and their leaders translate emerging trends into opportunities that can transform their businesses, their communities — and the world.

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Product Manager for Makena Capital Management

Malcolm Stewart is a 2018 graduate of the Batten BA program and currently works as a Product Manager for Makena Capital Management in Menlo Park, California. During his time at UVA, he served as President for the Class of 2018, Head Resident of the Lawn, and in his 4th year received the Sky Alland Scholarship. In addition to the Batten Foundation Board, Malcolm serves as a Trustee for the Sky Alland Scholarship Selection Committee and as a member on President Ryan's 4AG Advisory Group.

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Executive Vice President, Baseball Operations at Major League Baseball (MLB)

Morgan Sword is Executive Vice President, Baseball Operations at Major League Baseball (MLB), where he oversees MLB's competitive system, including free agency, salary arbitration, the minor leagues, the draft and international player acquisition systems, as well as on-field issues including umpiring and rule changes.  He is a member of the team that negotiates on behalf of the Clubs with baseball's unions including the Major League Baseball Players Association and the Major League Umpires Association.  He joined MLB in 2008 after two years working in management consulting. 

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Research Staff Member at the S&T Policy Institute of the Institute for Defense Analysis

Walter D. Valdivia is a Senior Policy Editor at the Mercatus Center, a think tank housed at George Mason University.

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 Former Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Virginia

Shannon Valentine served as Virginia’s Secretary of Transportation during Governor Ralph Northam’s administration (2018 to 2022), overseeing a $6 billion transportation system that includes the Department of Rail & Public Transportation, Port of Virginia, Virginia Space Authority, Department of Aviation, Virginia Department of Transportation, and Department of Motor Vehicles. As Secretary, she also chaired the Commonwealth Transportation Board. During her term, Virginia led an historic multi-state investment in Metro, launched Transforming Rail in Virginia, finalized a 40% expansion of the Port of Virginia, created the Commonwealth Transportation Fund to support multimodal investments, and completed seven resupply missions to the International Space Station.

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Partner at Allred, Bacon, HalfHill, and Young

Warner Young is an experienced trial lawyer and a Partner at Allred, Bacon, HalfHill, and Young. He represents businesses and corporations in complex business disputes, often offering success fee-based services. He represents the seriously injured in professional negligence, products liability, and other personal injury cases. Mr. Young has particular expertise in representing people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. He has obtained for his clients million-dollar verdicts and settlements in Virginia and nationally.

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