Boards

Counsel. Connections. Community.

To accelerate our institution in the direction of positive impact and professional prosperity, we need industry leaders and dedicated alumni at the helm. Each of our boards emboldens the Batten vision in a different way, and elevates our overall visibility in the process.

Boards


Saphira
Baker

Project Director, Planning - Cross Portfolio and Program Agenda, Strategy, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Saphira M. Baker has expertise in health, human services, and housing developed over 18 years of senior management in Massachusetts and Virginia municipalities, combined with years of experience as an independent consultant leading strategic planning, evaluation projects, coaching executives, and facilitating coalitions in the philanthropic, public and nonprofit sectors.

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Frank
Batten, Jr.

Chairman, president and chief executive officer of Landmark Media Enterprises LLC

Frank Batten, Jr. is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Landmark Media Enterprises LLC, which is based in Norfolk.

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Kate
Bondurant

Director of Public Policy & Research for the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

Kate Bondurant (M.P.P. 2015) is a Virginia native who currently resides in Columbia, South Carolina, where she serves as the Director of Public Policy &Research for the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

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Cara
Bottorff

Analyst with the Sierra Club

Cara Bottorff (M.P.P. 2017) graduated from Batten’s post-graduate M.P.P. program in 2017 becoming a double Hoo after also attending UVA as an undergraduate majoring in Foreign Affairs and minoring in Global Sustainability and Econ.

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Mark
T.
Bowles

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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Shannon
Bryan

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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