Recent Placements

Executive Director, Curry School Foundation, University Advancement

Mike Cashman retired from the U.S. Navy as a Captain in 2014 after serving for 29 years as a helicopter pilot. In this role, he had the unique opportunity to command various squadrons stationed across the globe. Most significantly, he commanded the largest aviation airwing in the Navy with over 5000 Sailors, 150 helicopters and 15 operational and training units.

Executive Director of Development, University Advancement

Rob Allen comes to UVA from Tulane University in New Orleans where he has been for the past seven years, most recently serving as Assistant Vice President for Advancement. Rob oversees the reunion giving, leadership giving, and annual giving teams; school-based alumni relations; and individual giving directors. He has played a key role in planning Tulane's $1.3B Only the Audacious campaign as part of the advancement senior leadership team.

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Learning Officer, UVA Darden Executive Education

The University of Virginia Darden School Foundation announced today that Ashley Williams has been selected as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Learning Officer of UVA Darden Executive Education, Lifelong Learning and Non-Degree Programs. Williams is currently Global CLO of McKinsey Academy, the arm of McKinsey & Co. that provides digital and in-person leadership development for its clients. Williams will assume her new role at Darden April 1.

Assistant Vice President, HR Talent

John Lew has joined the University of Virginia community as the next Assistant Vice President, HR Talent. John has spent almost three decades working in various HR positions across both health care higher education. He joins UVA from Elon University where, since September 2015, he has served as Executive Director for Human Resources. Prior to Elon, he was Assistant Vice President for HR Operations and Strategy at the multi-site Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC.

Executive Director of IT

The University of Virginia Library is very pleased to announce that Stan Gunn will become its Executive Director of Information Technology on December 3, 2018. He will report to the University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, John Unsworth, and he will be a member of the Library’s senior leadership team. Stan comes from UVA’s Organizational Excellence program, where he developed processes and systems to coordinate, monitor, and assess pan-University projects (both academic and administrative).

President of UVA Darden Executive Education and Lifelong Learning, Custom Solutions

Larry Murphy has been selected as President of Darden Executive Education and Lifelong Learning, Custom Solutions. He will oversee Darden Executive Education’s custom business, including team leadership and full accountability for the revenue line. He will assume the role on January 1, 2019.

Murphy will join Darden from McKinsey & Company’s Atlanta office, where he is director of partner learning and is responsible for the learning and development of McKinsey’s more than 2,000 global partners and senior partners.