Darden Business School Elects New Trustees Including Top Leaders
In Business And Non-Profit Fields
October 28, 1999 -- George David, chairman
and chief executive officer of United Technologies Corp., was elected
chairman of trustees for the University of Virginia's Darden
Graduate School of Business Administration Foundation at the
trustees' recent meeting.
M. Wilkinson, chairman of Wilkinson O'Grady & Co., a New
York-based investment advisory firm, was elected president of Darden's
Board of Trustees, while U. Bertram Ellis Jr., CEO of iXL Enterprises,
an Internet company based in Atlanta, and William H. Gray III, president
and chief executive officer of the United Negro College Fund, received
appointments to the board. All will serve two-year terms.
a 1967 Darden graduate, was elected chairman of UTC in 1997, having
served as chief executive officer since 1994. He has held numerous
leadership positions with the company, including UTC president,
corporate executive vice president, president of the commercial/industrial
unit, and president and chief executive of UTC's Otis elevator
unit. United Technologies Corp., a global Fortune 50 company based
in Hartford, Conn., with $26 billion in annual revenues, provides
a broad range of high-technology products and services to the building
systems and aerospace industries.
a 1966 graduate of Darden, has served as a trustee since 1992. In
1972 he co-founded Wilkinson O'Grady & Co., a New York-based
investment advisory firm that manages equity and balanced portfolios
for clients around the world.
heads the United Negro College Fund, the nation's oldest organization
for promoting higher education for African Americans. It is a consortium
of 39 private, accredited, four-year, historically black colleges
and universities. Gray is a former Democratic Congressman from Pennsylvania.
During his 12 years in office, he advanced to chairmanship of the
Budget Committee in 1985 and in 1989 was named majority whip.
a 1979 Darden graduate, is founder of iXL Enterprises, the parent
company of iXL, Inc. and Consumer Financial Network. iXL is a leading
Internet services company, headquartered in Atlanta, which provides
Internet strategy consulting and comprehensive Internet-based solutions
to Fortune 1000 companies and other major international clients.
Darden School develops professionals who create, lead and transform
organizations," said Edward A. Snyder, dean. "George David,
Don Wilkinson, Bert Ellis, and Bill Gray, embody this mission. Darden
and the University of Virginia, our students, and our faculty will
benefit from the insight and experience of these four dynamic visionaries."
in 1954, The Darden Graduate School of Business Administration is
named for Colgate Whitehead Darden Jr., former Virginia governor,
former U.S. representative, and former president of the University
of Virginia. The Darden Grounds, designed by renowned American architect
Robert A.M. Stern, comprises five buildings in a graduate school
complex. With 210,000 square feet of space, Darden's facilities
offer state-of-the-art classrooms with high-technology computer
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