Campaign Executive Committee

Flowers on the Lawn

Campaign Executive Committee

From areas across UVA and across the country, dedicated leaders and volunteers are playing a key role in preparing for the campaign ahead.


Jane Batten is the mother of Frank Batten Jr. and Dorothy Neal Batten, both graduates of the Darden School of Business. She is the wife of the late Frank Batten Sr., who earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1950 and established the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Batten, who served as a founding member of the Batten School’s board, is president of the Virginia-based Batten Foundation. A graduate of Hollins University, she has received several awards for her philanthropy in Virginia.

Bobby Battle, M.D., earned a medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1984. He is a trustee emeritus of the UVA Health Foundation and served as co-chair of the Bicentennial Commission. Dr. Battle is professor of cardiovascular medicine and pediatrics at the School of Medicine and chairs the Ivy Foundation of Charlottesville. His father, the late Bill Battle, held degrees from both the College of Arts & Sciences and the School of Law and is the namesake for the Battle Building at UVA Children’s Hospital.

Ken Botsford, M.D., received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1975 and a medical degree from the School of Medicine in 1979. He has three children, including Din Blankenship, who graduated from the School of Architecture, and Bruce Botsford, who earned a bachelor’s degree in foreign affairs from the College. Dr. Botsford is a trustee emeritus of the College Foundation and an emeritus board member of the Arts & Sciences Benefactor Society, as well as having served five times as a reunion volunteer. He is the founder and chief medical advisor for NaviHealth, a post-acute care management firm.

Malcolm Brogdon earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the College of Arts & Sciences in 2015 and a master’s degree in public policy from the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy in 2016. He was the ninth all-time leading men’s basketball scorer at UVA and a first-team All-American and Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year. Brogdon currently serves as co-chair of the University’s Honor the Future Campaign. After playing several seasons with the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, he played for the Indiana Pacers and joined the Boston Celtics in July 2022.

Dave Burke earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the McIntire School of Commerce in 1988, a Juris Doctor from the School of Law in 1993, and a master’s degree in foreign affairs from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences in 1994. He currently serves as a trustee of the UVA Law School Foundation and as co-chair of the school’s Honor the Future Campaign. A governing council member of the Miller Center, Burke is also co-founder and former CEO of Makena Capital Management, a global asset investment manager based in Menlo Park, California.

Laura Chadwick earned a bachelor’s degree in drama from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1989. She is currently trustee emerita of the College Foundation and has served as a director and national advisory board member for Jefferson Scholars. Chadwick is also a member of the Arts Council and the Alumni Association board of managers. Several of her relatives attended UVA, including her brother, William Stamps “Bill” Farish IV, and her father, Ambassador William Stamps “Will” Farish III. Chadwick serves as vice president of the William Stamps Farish Fund of Texas. She is also co-founder and co-owner of Epergne, a luxury home décor and gift shop in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tom Dean received a bachelor’s degree in foreign affairs from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1979. He is currently a trustee emeritus of the College Foundation and served as a planning volunteer for his 20th and 25th reunions. Dean has three children, including Thompson Danforth “Tommy” Dean, a 2018 graduate of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and Charles Wilkinson Dean, a current student in the College. He is co-founder, managing partner, and co-CEO of Avista Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm that invests in healthcare companies.

Frank Edmonds Jr. earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1991. In 1996, he earned both a Juris Doctor from the School of Law and a master’s degree from the Darden School of Business. Edmonds is a Jefferson Scholars director, Darden Foundation trustee, Virginia Athletics Foundation board of trustees vice president, and member of the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management advisory group. Edmonds has been a managing partner with Panning Capital Management, an investment firm, since 2013. He is married to Pam Edmonds (see below).

Pam Edmonds received a bachelor’s degree in rhetoric and communication studies from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1991. She currently serves as a trustee of the UVA Health Foundation and as a trustee emerita of the College Foundation. A former Jefferson Scholars regional selection committee member, Edmonds has been involved as a planning and/or giving volunteer for four reunions. She has also been an active community and civic volunteer, serving as a board member for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), James Madison’s Montpelier, and the Paramount Theater.

Trisha Elcan earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1987. She serves on the boards of the Contemplative Sciences Center and the School of Education and Human Development Foundation. Previously, she served as a member of the Parents Fund Committee and as a national board member for Jefferson Scholars. Elcan has three daughters, including Cate Elcan, a current graduate student at the School of Education and Human Development. She is co-owner of the Loveless Café and Barn, a Nashville, Tennessee-based restaurant and music venue. Elcan also serves as director of two family-related foundations.

Joe Erdman received a bachelor’s degree in government from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1956. Erdman serves as co-chair and trustee of the Arts Endowment, governing council member of the Miller Center, advisory board member of The Fralin Museum of Art, trustee emeritus of the College Foundation, and as a member of the Gift Planning Professional Advisory Network. He has previously served as a member of the President’s Advisory Group, the Bicentennial Commission, and the Gift Planning Council. A former visiting professor at the School of Law, Erdman now owns and manages Albemarle Asset Management Ltd. He also serves as co-trustee of the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.

Bob Flanagan received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in 1978. Flanagan is the president of private investment firm Clark Enterprises Inc. and managing director of its private equity division, CNF Investments LLC. He also serves as a director of the A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation. Flanagan’s wife Liz is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce. Their son Michael is a 2018 graduate of the Darden School of Business.

Marcia Gilliam earned a bachelor’s degree in business and public administration from UVA’s College at Wise in 1982. Gilliam is the current chair of the College at Wise board. She has previously served as a member of the Bicentennial Commission. Gilliam was a founding partner of CSE Financial Services Inc., a life, health, and employee benefit insurance agency. She has received numerous awards for her service to Southwest Virginia. Gilliam’s husband Marvin also serves on the board for the College at Wise and is a former member of the Board of Visitors.

Bill Goodwin earned a master’s degree from the Darden School of Business in 1966. Goodwin has served on numerous UVA boards, including the Darden School Foundation, the Miller Center Foundation and Governing Council, and as a four-term member of the Board of Visitors, where he served as rector for the last two years of his final term. He is the founder and owner of the Richmond, Virginia-based CCA Industries Inc., a diversified holding company. Goodwin has five children, three of whom are UVA graduates.

Peter Grant earned a bachelor’s degree in government from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1978 and a master’s degree from the Darden School of Business in 1986. In addition to serving as chair of the Honor the Future Campaign, Grant is a trustee of both the College Foundation and the Darden School Foundation, as well as chair of the UVA Licensing and Ventures Group. He previously served as chair of the Alumni Association board of managers, as a director for the Jefferson Scholars Foundation, and as a member of the Bicentennial Commission. Grant is a founding partner of Charlottesville-based private equity firm Anchormarck Holdings LLC. He has four children, all of whom are UVA graduates.

Amy Griffin graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1998. Griffin has served on the President’s Advisory Group, the College Foundation board, the Virginia Athletics Foundation board, and the Young Alumni Council. She is a former team captain and two-time MVP of the UVA women’s volleyball team. Griffin runs an early stage investment fund, G9 Ventures LLC, based in New York. She is married to John Griffin (see below).

John Griffin graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing in 1985 from the McIntire School of Commerce, for which he now serves as a visiting scholar. Griffin is a current member of the Board of Visitors and president of the McIntire School of Commerce Foundation. He was also an honorary member of the Bicentennial Commission. Griffin is the founder of New York-based investment firm Blue Ridge Capital LLC.

Paul Hobby earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1982. Hobby serves as a board member for the Center for Politics and as a trustee emeritus for the College Foundation. Previously, he served as a member of the President’s Advisory Group. Hobby is the founding partner of Houston-based private equity firm Genesis Park LP. He has three children, all of whom are UVA graduates.

Paul Tudor Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1976. Jones currently serves on the advisory board for the Contemplative Sciences Center. He previously served on the Bicentennial Commission and the Alumni Association board of managers. Jones is the founder, co-chair, and chief investment officer of Connecticut-based asset management firm Tudor Investment Corporation. He is also the founder of the Robin Hood Foundation, which focuses on fighting poverty in the greater metropolitan New York area.

Martha Karsh received a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1978 and a Juris Doctor from the School of Law in 1981. Karsh currently serves as co-chair of the Honor the Future Campaign and is an honorary trustee of the Law School Foundation. She is the co-founder and principal of Los Angeles-based design firm Clark & Karsh Inc. and a co-owner of the NBA Golden State Warriors. Karsh’s husband Bruce is also a graduate of the Law School.

Lem Lewis earned a bachelor’s degree of economics from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1969 and a master’s degree from the Darden School of Business in 1972. Lewis is a Darden School Foundation trustee and a College Foundation trustee emeritus. He is also a former member of the Board of Visitors and an honorary member of the Bicentennial Commission. Lewis is the principal of Iv Media LLC and formerly served as executive vice president and CFO of Virginia-based Landmark Communications. His wife Sandra is also a graduate of the College, as is their daughter Tanya.

Paul Manning earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Massachusetts in 1977. Manning is a trustee emeritus of the UVA Health Foundation and a former member of the President’s Advisory Group. He is the founder, chair, and CEO of PBM Capital Group, a Charlottesville-based private investment firm focused on investing in healthcare and life science. Manning is the parent of three UVA graduates.

Jim Murray graduated from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1968. He currently serves as rector of the Board of Visitors and as a member of the Health System board. Murray is also managing partner of Murray Enterprises and Court Square Ventures of Charlottesville, and he was a founding partner and chair of Columbia Capital, a venture capital company.

John Nau earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1968. He has served as a member of the Board of Visitors, president of the College Foundation, School of Education and Human Develop board member, member of the Alumni Association board of managers, Council of Foundations chair, and as an honorary member of the Bicentennial Commission. Nau is the co-owner, chair, CEO, and president of Silver Eagle Distributors Inc., a beverages company located in Houston, Texas.

Greg Olsen earned a bachelor's of science degree in physics from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1966, a bachelor's of science degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree in physics in 1968, and a Ph.D. in materials science from UVA in 1971. He serves on the advisory board for UVA Engineering and is the president and founder of GHO Ventures in Princeton, NJ. His grandsons, Justin and Carter, are engineering students at UVA.

Barry Parkhill received a bachelor’s degree in education from the School of Education and Human Development in 1973. While a student at UVA, he was named both ACC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year and ACC Athlete of the Year. Parkhill serves as a trustee of the Virginia Athletics Foundation. He previously served as an advisory group member on the Bicentennial Commission. Parkhill has been the associate director of athletics for development at UVA since 1998.

Gordon Rainey Jr. earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1962 and a Juris Doctor from the School of Law in 1967. Rainey has served in many capacities at UVA, including as rector of the Board of Visitors, chair and executive committee chair for the previous campaign, and as a member of the Bicentennial Commission. He is currently chair emeritus of the Richmond, Virginia, law office of Hunton & Williams, where he was previously a partner. His son Gordon Rainey III is also a graduate of the Law School.

Becky Ruegger earned a bachelor’s degree from the School of Nursing in 1973. Currently an emeritus trustee for the UVA Health Foundation, she has also served as chair of the Nursing School advisory board and as a member of both the annual giving advisory board and the Parents Fund Committee. Now retired, she was previously a consultant for the Carver Center, a community center located in Port Chester, New York. Ruegger's husband Pete is a graduate of the School of Law. Their son Mike is a graduate of the College of Arts & Sciences.

Chris William Shumway graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance from the McIntire School of Commerce in 1988. He currently serves as a trustee of the McIntire School of Commerce Foundation and as a visiting scholar in global macro investing at the McIntire School. Shumway is the founder and managing partner of Shumway Capital, a growth equity investment firm.

Lisa Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1985. She currently serves as vice chair of the College Foundation board. Smith previously served as a member of the Jefferson Scholars regional selection committee and as a reunions volunteer. Now retired, she spent her career working as an independent nonprofit management consultant. Smith has also worked at the Robin Hood Foundation, a poverty-fighting organization established by Paul Tudor Jones.

Scott Stephenson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science in 1979. He currently serves as a board member for the School of Data Science. Stephenson has previously served as a reunions volunteer. Currently, he is the chair, president, and CEO of Verisk Analytics Inc., a data analytics firm based in New Jersey. His daughter Virginia is a double-degree holder from the College of Arts & Sciences and the McIntire School of Commerce.

Richard Tadler received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the McIntire School of Commerce in 1978. He is the vice president of the McIntire School of Commerce Foundation board. Tadler has also served on the McIntire School advisory board and as a Jefferson Scholars regional selection committee member. Now retired, he was previously the senior advisor for TA Associates, a Boston venture capital investments company.

Jeff Walker earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the McIntire School of Commerce in 1977. He serves as chair of the Contemplative Sciences Center advisory board and as a trustee of the McIntire School of Commerce Foundation. Walker is a former member of the Board of Visitors. He is a partner at Bridge Builders Collaborative, an investment fund that supports entrepreneurs. Walker's daughter Courtney is a 2011 graduate of the College of Arts & Sciences.

Marjorie Webb has served on the board of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation and as a member of the UVA Parents Fund Committee. She is currently president of the Harrison Foundation board and a trustee of the Boca Grande Health Clinic Foundation. Webb previously worked at “Gourmet” magazine, a Conde Nast publication, for more than 30 years, where she was style director. Her three children are UVA graduates.

Jaffray Piers Woodriff received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the McIntire School of Commerce in 1991. He currently serves on the board for the School of Data Science. Woodriff previously served as a member of the President’s Advisory Group and as a member of the Bicentennial Commission. He is the co-founder, chair, and CEO of Quantitative Investment Management LLC, a financial planning company located in Charlottesville. His wife, Merrill Elizabeth (Staunton) Woodriff, holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the College of Arts & Sciences and a master’s degree in elementary education from the School of Education and Human Development .