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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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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
    Verizon Partner Solutions
  • Phyllis L. Cothran (B.S. ’71)
    President and COO (retired)
    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Peyton Cox (MBA '03)
    Vice president 
    Investment Properties | Multifamily
    CBRE | Capital Markets
  • Paul W. Croston
    Managing partner
  • Melina Davis (MBA '01)
    Executive vice president
    Medical Society of Virginia
  • David Gallagher (B.S. '97)
    Chief executive officer
    Dominion Payroll Services
  • Mark M. Gambill
    Chairman emeritus
    Cary Street Partners
  • 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)
    Founder and partner
    Normandy Real Estate Partners
  • A. William Hamill
    H3 Companies LLC
  • Tania Kornblau
    Marketing director
    MARVA The Galleria of Stone
  • 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
  • Charles McLane (B.S. '78, MAcc '84)
    Executive vice president and chief financial officer (retired)
  • David Monday (B.S '77, MS '12)
    Chairman, Commonwealth Retirement Advisors
  • Mark J. Newfield (B.S. ’87)
    Founder & owner
    Newfield Financial Solutions
  • 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
    Farenheit Advisors
  • Pamela Kiecker Royall, Ph.D.
    Head of research
    Enrollment Services, EAB
  • Lisa Ruggles
    Senior vice president of global research 
    CoStar Group
  • Robert C. Sledd
    Chairman (retired), Performance Food Group Company
    Managing partner, Pinnacle Ventures LLC
  • 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
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business
  • Michael Rao, Ph.D.
    Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Brad Holley
    VCU Business Alumni Society
  • Vann Graves
    Executive director
    Virginia Commonwealth University Brandcenter
  • 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)
  • 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

Contact us

School of Business Foundation
Snead Hall, Room B4189
(804) 828-1487

Laura Kottkamp
Executive Director
School of Business Foundation 
and Corporate Relations

Angela Waite
Executive Director
Finance and Adminstration

Eliza A. Eversole
Executive Assistant to the Dean
and the School of Business Foundation 

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