John Griffin ’85, Founder of Blue Ridge Capital, is the next chairman of the Robin Hood Foundation, the poverty-fighting organization with Wall Street in its DNA. Griffin was elected last month for a two-year term, succeeding Larry Robbins of Glenview Capital Management.
Emmanuel Abebrese (M.S. in Commerce ’16, Medicine ’20) is completing his final semester at the UVA School of Medicine. He is Founder of nonprofit organization Citadel Foundation for Kids, as well as a board member with PROSAMI and WagiLabs.
Mike Lambros ’02 is a Director at London-based renewable energy investment advisory boutique Emel Solar Limited. We recently spoke with Lambros about how he applied his McIntire background in his current line of work, the challenges he faces in his sustainable business, and the opportunities he sees on the horizon.
Patrick Keating ’12 is the Founder of Globo. The company’s flagship product is an easy-to-use app that helps people go carbon neutral and channel their desire to mitigate climate change in the most effective ways possible.
Emilio Alonso ’03 serves as a basketball coach for George Mason University’s Special Olympics program, “Mason LIFE.” He recently assisted player Chris Carter in living his dream to play in the 2020 NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game, part of NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago. In February, the two traveled to the Windy City, where Carter was one of 12 Special Olympics All-Star athletes from around the country and the world to play.
Sandra Reales (M.S. in Global Commerce ’18) is an Associate at Strategy&.
Chris Baker '95 is President and CEO of Value Added Distributors, a private second-generation HVAC distributor based in Richmond, VA, that is the parent company of three subsidiary businesses: Virginia Air Distributors, Allied HVAC Distributors, and South Carolina Air Distributors.
Jen Henry '05 is one of nine new members of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Board of Trustees. A Partner with McKinsey & Company, she advises and serves clients in the consumer and retail sector in the United States and internationally. She is also a member of the Marketing & Sales Practice, serving clients on commercial (marketing and sales) and strategy topics covering revenue-growth management, corporate and portfolio strategy, go-to-market strategy, and channel strategy. Her work includes an emphasis on at-scale capability building and organization transformation for sustained impact.
Edward C. Martin '95 has been appointed Executive Vice President of American National Bankshares Inc. He is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of the bank, a position he has held since April 2017 and in which he will continue.
Marc Lefar ’85 has been appointed to the board of directors of cxLoyalty Group, a global leader in loyalty and customer engagement. Lefar is the Chief Executive Officer of RentPath, a leading digital marketplace connecting millions of consumers with apartments, condos, and houses for rent through its network of websites and mobile apps, including ApartmentGuide.com, Rent.com and Rentals.com. He also serves as a Director and Chair of the Technology and Strategy Committees of Open Doors Atlanta, a nonprofit partnership of Metro Atlanta nonprofit service providers connecting to end homelessness. He is a frequent guest lecturer on the topics of strategy, marketing, and global commerce and serves on the advisory board for the McIntire School.