Kelly Bean

President and CEO of Darden Executive Education

Kelly Bean will serve as president and CEO of Darden Executive Education and non-degree programs, and Professor Tom Steenburgh will assume the role of senior associate dean of executive education and non-degree programs.

She, who began her role on February 1, 2017, comes to Darden from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where she served as associate dean of executive eduation. In her previous position, she successfully positioned Anderson as a leader in the field, significantly increasing the number of custom clients and developing strong and enduring relationships with client companies and partner institutions.

An experienced teacher with a focus on personal development and strategic problem solving, she has also been a leader in curriculum innovation with faculty, working with school clients to deliver business solutions.

She is the past chair of the board of UNICON, a global consortium of executive education organizations, and previously served on the board of ASCENT, an organization focused on leadership development of multicultural women.

Kelly Bean rose to the top of a competitive and global pool of candidates in a search conducted by an outside executive search firm and the UVA Executive Search Group.