Industry PartnersSchool of Business Foundation Trustees

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.

Thank you to our donors for the difference you make. 

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Financials and Foundation bylaws


Instructions for Gifts of Stock 

To give the VCU School of Business Foundation stock, let your broker know which holding you wish to give and provide them with the following information:

DTC Participant #2039
Account Title: VCU SOBF - Gift Clearing
Receiving Account #: FFC Truist Bank / Account #7045259
Donor Name: Your name

Ask your broker to contact Truist Bank at (804) 782-7787 24 hours prior to confirm delivery of DTC-eligible security.  


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 (retired)
    Ernst & Young
  • Secretary

    Laura E. Kottkamp (Ed.D. '19)
    Executive director
    VCU Monroe Park Foundations
  • Directors

  • L. Dans Callans Jr. (B.S. '66)
    President (retired)
    Sunset Ford
  • Eric D. Cevis
    Verizon Partner Solutions
  • Peyton Cox (MBA '03)
    Vice president 
    Investment Properties | Multifamily
    CBRE | Capital Markets
  • Paul W. Croston
    Managing partner
  • Melina Davis (MBA '01)
    Chief executive officer and EVP
    Medical Society of Virginia
  • Mark M. Gambill
    Chairman emeritus
    Cary Street Partners
  • Judy C. Gavant (M. Tax. '90/B)
    President and chief financial officer 
    Blue Ridge Bank 
  • William M. Ginther (B.S. ’69, M.S. ’74)
    Corporate executive vice president (retired)
    SunTrust Bank
  • Michelle H. Gluck
    Executive vice president, general counsel, and chief risk officer 
    Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  • Jeffrey K. Gronning (B.S. ’90)
    Chief Executive Officer
    Cannon Hill Capital Partners
  • A. William Hamill
    H3 Companies LLC
  • D. Glenn Harris (B.S. '03)
    Managing executive, distribution strategies & business development
    Markel Specialty 
  • Linda T. Hines (MBA '10)
    Virginia Premier Health Plan 
  • E. Larry Holman (B.S. ‘79)
    Michael David Winery
  • Mark Lareau
    Chief procurement officer 
    Liberty Mutual
  • Juanita B. Leatherberry (B.S. ’73)
    Assistant vice president
    Pfizer Consumer Healthcare (retired)
    Realtor, Keller Williams Realty
  • Steven A. Markel
    Vice chairman
    Markel Corporation
  • David Monday (B.S '77, MS '12)
    Commonwealth Retirement Advisors
  • Mark J. Newfield (B.S. ’87)
    Partner & wealth advisor
    Bleakley Financial Group
  • John D. O'Neill Jr.
    Hunton & Williams LLP
  • John N. Pullen (B.S. ’87, MBA ’04)
    Chief growth officer
    Luck Companies
  • Richard Reinecke (B.S. '96)
    Co-founding partner
    Fahrenheit Advisors
  • Lisa Ruggles
    Senior vice president of global research 
    CoStar Group
  • Robert C. Sledd
    Chairman (retired), Performance Food Group Company
    Managing partner, Pinnacle Ventures LLC
  • Alan R. Stewart (B.S. '76)
    Chief financial officer (retired)
  • Linda M. Warren (B.S. ’75)
    Vice president and controller (retired)
    Altria Group, Inc.
  • Ting Xu
    Founder and president
    Evergreen Enterprises
  • Ex-officio

  • Michael Rao, Ph.D.
    Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Naomi Boyd, Ph.D.
    VCU School of Business
  • Special Appointment

  • Jay Davenport
    Vice president
    Virginia Commonwealth University Development and Alumni Relations
  • Emeritus

  • 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
  • Allen B. King (B.S. ’77)
    Chairman emeritus
    Universal Corporation
  • Bryan E. Kornblau
    Markel/Eagle Partners LLC
  • W. Austin Ligon
    Co-founder and CEO (retired)
  • Charles McLane (B.S. '78, MAcc '84)
    Executive vice president and chief financial officer (retired)
  • G. Gilmer Minor III
    Owens & Minor Inc.
  • John R. Nelson, Ph.D.
    Executive vice president and chief technology officer (retired)
    Altria Group Inc.
  • Baxter F. Phillips Jr. (B.S. '75, MBA '76)
    President and CEO (retired)
    Massey Energy Company
  • F. Dixon Whitworth (M.S. ’69)
    Regional president (retired)
  • Eric P. Whittleton (B.S. ’84)
    Tychon, Rigaud, LLC