Recent Placements

Associate, Organizational Excellence

Reid joins the Office of Organizational excellence as an Associate. He spent the past four years as a career advisor at the Darden School of Business where he worked with and taught MBA students on all aspects of the job search. Prior to that, he worked in financial services for six years at BB&T and a financial technology startup, specializing in lending, bank management, and internal strategy work related to multicultural marketing. He began his career in Mexico managing a manufacturing facility.

Professor of Practice and David C. Walentas Jefferson Scholars Foundation Professor, UVA Darden

A global thought leader in the areas of health care and women’s leadership and senior partner at McKinsey & Co., Vivian Riefberg will bring to the UVA and Darden communities, starting in August 2020, over three decades of experience and in-depth applied knowledge. A speaker, writer and convener in the health care field — notably in health care services and the interplay between business and government — she is a leader in the area of the economic benefits of gender parity in business and society.

Director, Real Estate Asset Management

As Director of Real Estate Asset Management for the UVA Foundation, Maryellen Dolan is responsible for developing and implementing real estate asset management strategies and leading the Foundation’s team of asset management and facilities operations professionals. While holding senior positions with institutional investors prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Dolan acquired extensive experience in all areas of real estate ownership and development, including the management of joint venture equity investments, acquisitions, and asset management.

Associate Director of Development, Principal Gifts

Michael has worked for investment banking houses as an analyst, bond trader and Asian equity salesperson in a career spanning 32 years.  The last 12 years of his Wall St career was with Morgan Stanley in NY, Singapore and San Francisco selling Asian equities to institutional fund managers.  Michael’s community service efforts included mentoring students from the East Bay College Fund (now Oakland Promise) and tutoring students on financial literacy.  His UVA service included chairing the Zeta Psi Capital Campaign.

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, College Foundation

Lee Harper joins the College Foundation as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.  Lee came to the Foundation after 26 years at Southeastern Asset Management, a Memphis-based $15 billion investment management firm focused on long-term, concentrated, engaged value investing in equity securities. As a principal, Lee built the external relationships and internal infrastructure related to the revenue side of the business through the firm’s significant expansion.

DIrector of Development

Kevin Barry joins the University of Virginia as the Director of Development for the College Foundation. Kevin comes to UVA with seven years of experience in higher education, with the past four being spent with the University of Maryland. While at Maryland, he worked in several roles within development, including time with the School of Public Policy, Annual Giving, and most recently Gift Planning.