Supporting the School of Business

Founded in 2005, the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business Foundation was created to manage private assets and provide meaningful leadership from the corporate community to advance the VCU School of Business. The foundation provides resources to educate students, achieve teaching excellence and promote scholarly research. It owns Snead Hall, which is leased to Virginia Commonwealth University to be used for School of Business classes and activities.

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Trustees

Our School of Business Foundation board is made up of Virginia business leaders who volunteer their time and expertise in support of our programs and people.  

  • Chair

    Thomas G. Snead Jr. (B.S. ’76)
    President and CEO (retired)
    Southeast Region, Wellpoint, Inc., Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield
  • Vice-chair

    Robert E. Henley (B.S. ’71)
    Managing partner (retired)
    Ernst & Young
  • Treasurer

    Charles F. Phillips III
    Richmond office managing partner
    Ernst & Young
  • Secretary

    Laura E. Kottkamp
    Executive director
    School of Business Foundation and Corporate Relations, VCU School of Business
  • Directors

  • L. Dans Callans Jr. (B.S. '66)
    President (retired)
    Sunset Ford
  • Eric D. Cevis
    President
    Verizon Global Wholesale
  • Phyllis L. Cothran (B.S. ’71)
    President and COO (retired)
    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Peyton Cox (MBA '03)
    Commercial real estate advisor
    CBRE 
  • Paul W. Croston
    Managing partner
    KPMG LLP
  • Melina Davis-Martin (MBA '01)
    Executive vice president
    Medical Society of Virginia
  • Thomas J. Dorsey (B.S. '75)
    Founder, president & CEO
    Dorsey, Wright & Associates
  • David Gallagher (B.S. '97)
    Chief Executive Officer
    Dominion Payroll
  • Mark M. Gambill
    Chairman
    Cary Street Partners
  • William F. Gifford Jr. (B.S. '92)
    Chief financial officer
    Altria Group, Inc
  • William M. Ginther (B.S. ’69, M.S. ’74)
    Corporate executive vice president (retired)
    SunTrust Bank
  • Michelle H. Gluck
    Executive vice president
    Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  • Jeffrey K. Gronning (B.S. ’90)
    Founder and partner
    Normandy Real Estate Partners
  • A. William Hamill
    President
    H3 Companies LLC
  • Allen B. King (B.S. ’77)
    Chairman emeritus
    Universal Corporation
  • Mark Lareau
    Vice president of global procurement services
    Capital One
  • Juanita B. Leatherberry (B.S. ’73)
    Assistant vice president
    Pfizer Consumer Healthcare (retired)
    Realtor, Keller Williams Realty
  • Gail L. Letts
    Virginia market executive
    First Tennessee Bank
  • Steven A. Markel
    Vice chairman
    Markel Corporation
  • Ronald H. McFarlane, RPh
    Group president of specialty infusion services
    Diplomat Pharmacy
  • Charles McLane (B.S. '78, MAcc '84)
    Executive vice president and chief financial officer (retired)
    Alcoa
  • John R. Nelson, Ph.D.
    Executive vice president and chief technology officer (retired)
    Altria Group Inc.
  • Mark J. Newfield (B.S. ’87)
    Wealth management advisor
    Newfield Financial Solutions
  • John D. O'Neill Jr.
    Partner
    Hunton & Williams LLP
  • John N. Pullen (B.S. ’87, MBA ’04)
    President and chief growth officer
    Luck Companies
  • Richard Reinecke (B.S. '96)
    Co-founding partner
    The Farenheit Group
  • Pamela Kiecker Royall, Ph.D.
    Head of research
    Royall & Company
  • Lisa Ruggles
    Senior vice president
    CoStar Group
  • Robert A. Shama
    President
    Afton Chemical
  • Robert C. Sledd
    Chairman (retired), Performance Food Group Company
    Managing partner, Pinnacle Ventures LLC
  • Robert S. Ukrop
    President and CEO
    Ukrop's Homestyle Foods
  • Linda M. Warren (B.S. ’75)
    Vice president and controller (retired)
    Altria Group, Inc.
  • Ting Xu
    Founder and president
    Evergreen Enterprises
  • Ex-officio

  • Ed Grier
    Dean
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business
  • Michael Rao, Ph.D.
    President
    Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Dan Walsh (MBA '02)
    President
    VCU Business Alumni Society
  • Vann Graves
    Executive Director
    Virginia Commonwealth University Brandcenter
  • Emeritus

  • T. Kent Cox (B.S. '78)
    Senior vice president
    Morgan Stanley
  • Michael Dinkins
    Chief Financial Officer
    Greatbatch, Inc.
  • Charles H. Foster Jr.
    Chairman (retired)
    LandAmerica Financial Group
  • Brenton S. Halsey
    Chairman and CEO (retired)
    James River Corporation
  • Bryan E. Kornblau
    President
    Markel/Eagle Partners LLC
  • W. Austin Ligon
    Co-Founder and CEO (retired)
    CarMax
  • G. Gilmer Minor III
    Chairman
    Owens & Minor Inc.
  • Baxter F. Phillips Jr. (B.S. '75, MBA '76)
    President and CEO (retired)
    Massey Energy Company
  • S. Buford Scott
    Chairman of the board
    Scott & Stringfellow
  • F. Dixon Whitworth (M.S. ’69)
    Regional president (retired)
    BB&T
  • Eric P. Whittleton (B.S. ’84)
    President
    Rigaud LLC