Miller Center

Miller Center Governing Council

The Miller Center is an integral part of the University of Virginia but with maximum autonomy within the University system. Under the Bylaws of the Miller Center, the Governing Council exercises oversight of the Center's work and mission. Former members of the Governing Council include Warren Burger, Howard Baker, and Brent Scowcroft.

Eugene V. Fife

Eugene V. Fife, Chair, is a former partner at Goldman Sachs and a founding principal of Vawter Capital LLC, a private equity firm established in Charlottesville. He currently serves as the non-executive chairman of Eclipsys Corporation and as a board member of Caterpillar, Inc. Mr. Fife has also been a member of the University of Virginia Medical Center's operating board since 2002.

Joseph R. Gladden, Jr.

Joseph R. Gladden, Jr., Vice Chair, is a former executive with The Coca-Cola Company. As executive vice president & general counsel at the time of his retirement from a 16-year career there, Gladden had responsibility for the worldwide legal function of the company. Before joining Coca-Cola in 1985, Gladden spent 17 years with the law firm King & Spalding. An alumnus of the University of Virginia School of Law, Mr. Gladden has an LLB degree and is on the board of directors of the Atlanta Ballet and the University of Virginia Health Services Foundation.

Mortimer Caplin

Mortimer Caplin, a U.Va. School of Law Professor Emeritus, is also a senior partner of Caplin & Drysdale, one of the nation's leading tax firms. He taught tax law at U.Va. from 1950 to 1961, while serving concurrently as president of the ACC. He was the commissioner of the IRS from 1961 to 1964, and upon his departure, the Treasury Department presented him with its Alexander Hamilton Award for "outstanding and unusual leadership." He graduated from U.Va.’s College of Arts & Sciences in 1937 and the School of Law in 1940, where he was editor-in-chief of the law review and the top student in his class.

Michael P. Castine

Michael P. Castine is chairman of the Asset and Wealth Management practice based in the New York office of Korn/Ferry, a premier global executive talent search firm. He served previously on the National Security Council as Director of International Communication and as Deputy Director of the Office of Private Sector Initiatives under President Ronald Reagan. He also was an aide to Congressman Jack Kemp. He serves on the boards of several nonprofits, including The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library, The American Association of the Order of Malta, and Brunswick School.

Terrence D. Daniels

Terrence D. Daniels has been a partner with Quad-C Management, Inc., a private equity firm based in Charlottesville since its formation in 1989. Prior to founding Quad-C, he served as a vice chairman and director of W.R. Grace & Co. He also had operating responsibility for Grace's Specialty Chemical, Health Care, Retail and Restaurant, Natural Resource and Corporate Technical Groups. He also served as chairman, president, and CEO of Western Publishing, and senior vice president for corporate development of Mattel. He holds a BA from U.Va. and an MBA from U.Va.’s Darden School of Business.

Norwood H. Davis, Jr.

Norwood Davis is senior managing director at JPB Capital Partners LP. He is a private equity investor in healthcare, technology, banking, and real estate. He was the Chairman and CEO, Trigon Healthcare, Inc. 1981-2000. Mr.Davis was a director of Wachovia Bank, First Union Bank, Signet Bank, American Bankers Insurance Group, Hilb, Rogal & Hobbs. Civic Boards: MCV Foundation, VCU Massey Cancer Center, Commonwealth Center for Cancer Research. Past Boards: Chairman, Metropolitan Richmond Chamber Commerce; U.S. Olympic Committee for Virginia, The Mariner's Museum, Hampden-Sydney College (President, Alumni Association), UVA Law School Business Advisory Council, Greater Richmond Business Hall of Fame, UVA Darden School, Jefferson Scholars Selection Committee.

Daniel K. Frierson

Daniel K. Frierson is the president and chief executive officer of the Dixie Group, an international manufacturer of carpets based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mr. Frierson also serves as a director of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, a building materials supplier, and Astec Industries, Inc., an equipment manufacturer for aggregate processing, asphalt road building, and pipeline and utility trenching. He is the chairman emeritus of the Miller Center Governing Council.

Claire W. Gargalli

Claire W. Gargalli is a retired corporate and international banking executive. She previously served as vice chairman and partner at Diversified Search Companies in Philadelphia, and as president, chief operating officer, and director of Equimark Corporation. Ms. Gargalli is a member of the boards of Baker Hughes, Inc., Praxair, Inc., and UNOVA, Inc., and she is a trustee emeritus of Middlebury College and Carnegie Mellon University.

David R. Goode

David R. Goode is the retired chairman, president, and CEO of Norfolk Southern Corporation. Before joining Norfolk Southern in 1982, Mr. Goode spent 15 years at Norfolk & Western Railway, eventually becoming the director of taxation. He is currently a member of the boards of Caterpillar Inc., Delta Air Lines, Inc., Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Norfolk Southern Railway, and Texas Instruments Incorporated.

Slade Gorton

Slade Gorton represented the state of Washington in the United States Senate from 1981 to 1987 and 1989 to 2001. During his tenure, he served on the Budget Committee; the Appropriations Committee; the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; and Energy and Natural Resources. After leaving the Senate, he joined the law firm of Preston Gates & Ellis LLP.

John T. Hazel, Jr.

John T. Hazel, Jr., has been a partner with the Hazel/Peterson Companies for more than 20 years. Trustee emeritus and former chairman of the board of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC, Mr. Hazel also is a member of the Senior Council of the Greater Washington Board of Trade. Mr. Hazel was a founding partner of Hazel & Thomas law firm, now a part of Reed Smith LLP, and has been chairman of the Virginia Business Higher Education Council, an organization he founded.

Frederick P. Hitz

Frederick P. Hitz has held positions with the CIA and the Departments of State, Defense, and Energy. Along with serving as a managing partner of the law firm of Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt from 1982 to 1990, Mr. Hitz was appointed the CIA's first statutory Inspector General by George H.W. Bush. He currently is a senior fellow at the U.Va. School of Law and lectures there and at the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and in the University's history department. He is the author ofThe Great Game: The Myths and Reality of Espionage and Why Spy? Espionage in an Age of Uncertainty.

A. Linwood Holton, Jr.

A. Linwood Holton, Jr. was governor of Virginia from 1970 to 1974. He is now a member of the government relations team for the Richmond, Virginia-based law firm of McCandlish Holton PC. Governor Holton has served previously as president of the Center for Innovative Technology, vice president and general counsel of the American Council of Life Insurance, and as a member of Amtrak's board of directors. He is also a former chair of the Metropolitan Washington Airport and the Republican Governors Association. He is the chairman emeritus of the Miller Center Governing Council.

Judith Richards Hope

Judith Richards Hope is distinguished visitor from practice and professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center. She began her legal practice with the Washington law firm Williams & Connolly and, from 1981 through 2005, was a partner in and senior advisor to the international law firm Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP. Mrs. Hope has held faculty appointments at Harvard Law School, the University of Richmond, and Pepperdine University. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Harvard Law School.

Daniel P. Jordan

Daniel P. Jordan is president emeritus of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. and partner at Bryan & Jordan Consulting, LLC. From 1985 to 2008, he headed the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and was a “scholar in residence” at the University of Virginia. He is the author of three books, including Political Leadership in Jefferson’s Virginia, as well as more than 80 articles, essays, and reviews. Mr. Jordan received his BA (English and history) and MA (history) from the University of Mississippi, and his PhD (history) from the University of Virginia.

Glynn D. Key

Glynn D. Key is general counsel of GE, IGCC, and Water & Process Technologies for GE Energy. She served at the U.S. Department of the Interior as special assistant and counselor to Secretary Bruce Babbitt and associate solicitor from 1993 to 1996. A former Echols Scholar, Jefferson Scholar, chairman of the Honor Committee, and Lawn resident, she earned both her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia. Ms. Key serves on the University's board of visitors.

Richard R. Kreitler

Richard R. Kreitler is a retired business executive and founder of Red Stick Golf Club in Vero Beach, Florida. Mr. Kreitler is also a significant supporter of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home.

H. Eugene Lockhart

H. Eugene Lockhart is an operating partner and chairman of Financial Institutions Investments at Diamond Castle Holdings, LLC. He serves as a senior adviser of Berenson & Company, Inc. He joined Berenson in 2005 and has more than 25 years of senior-level operating experience at businesses in a variety of industry sub-segments and has also been a venture capital investor specializing in financial services investments. He was a Venture Partner of Oak Investment Partners focusing on financial services technology opportunities.

George W. Logan

George W. Logan is a lecturer in business administration at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, and a visiting lecturer at the Instituto Centroamericano de Adminstracion de Empresas (INCAE), which has achieved either first or second rank among Latin American business schools for the past decade. He is also chairman of the board and an organizing director of Valley Financial Corporation and Valley Bank, and has 40 years of experience in general management and corporate finance. Mr. Logan is an alumnus of the University of Virginia (BA ’67, MBA’71).

George K. Martin

George K. Martin, ex-officio, is Rector of the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors and managing partner of the Richmond office of McGuire Woods. He practices construction, commercial real estate, and local government law. He has represented public and private entities on numerous real estate projects, including construction, acquisition, and disposition of real property, and redevelopment and adaptive re-use. He has more than 20 years of experience handling construction-related transactions, including joint ventures, public-private partnerships, and project finance transactions. 

Leigh B. Middleditch, Jr.

Leigh B. Middleditch, Jr. is counsel in the Charlottesville office of law firm McGuireWoods LLP and vice president of McGuireWoods Consulting LLC. Mr. Middleditch, a graduate of the University of Virginia and its School of Law, has served on the University's Board of Visitors and as legal adviser and special counsel to the University. He is also active in the American Bar Association, serving previously as chair of the exempt organizations committee of the tax section, chair of the senior lawyers division, and as a member of its board of governors. He is the immediate past chair of the Miller Center Foundation.

Alan Murray

Alan Murray is president of the Pew Research Center. He is formerly assistant managing editor and executive editor, online, of the Wall Street Journal. He returned to the Journal in 2005 after serving as Washington bureau chief and co-host of the program Capital Report on the cable financial news channel CNBC. Mr. Murray joined the Wall Street Journal in 1983 as a reporter covering economics in Washington and became bureau chief in 1993.

J. Ridgely Porter III

J. Ridgely Porter III is an attorney and a former partner with the firm of Carr & Porter, with practice areas in maritime and international law. He is a director of the National Society of James Madison Family Descendants and a former director of Chesapeake General Hospital; Virginia International Terminals, Norfolk; and the Boys and Girls Club, Orange, Va.

Edgar J. Roberts, Jr.

Edgar J. Roberts, Jr. is a retired international business executive whose professional life focused on capital market intermediaries, with particular emphasis on international credit and financial markets. He held senior positions in a commercial bank, Marine Midland; two investment banks, First Boston and Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb; two development banks, Asian Development Bank and Inter-American Development Bank; and one of the two major bond rating agencies, Moody's Investors Service. Mr. Roberts graduated from Bucknell University and Duke University's School of Law.

Teresa A. Sullivan

Teresa A. Sullivan, ex-officio, became the eighth president of the University of Virginia on August 1, 2010. Before joining the University, she served as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan from 2006 to 2010. Dr. Sullivan also served as executive vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University of Texas System from 2002 to 2006. She has held teaching positions at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Chicago, and the University of Texas Law School. A graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University, Dr. Sullivan received her doctorate in sociology from the University of Chicago.

Elsie W. Thompson

Elsie W. Thompson, a graduate of the University of Virginia's School of Law, is an attorney and partner in the Charlottesville law firm of Thompson & Thompson. She is an active community leader who has served as a former president of the Paramount Theatre Foundation and the Piedmont Council for the Arts. She is also the treasurer of the board of directors for the Virginia Chamber Music Foundation.

Jeffrey C. Walker

Jeffrey C. Walker is ex-chairman and CEO of CCMP Capital, the $12 billion successor to JPMorgan Partners, JPMorgan Chase & Co’s global private equity group with operations in North America, Europe, and Asia. He was previously also vice chairman of JP Morgan Chase & Co. and chairman of the JPMorgan Foundation. Before co-founding JPMorgan Partners in 1984, he worked in the Investment Banking and Finance Divisions of Chemical Bank and the Audit and Consulting Divisions of Arthur Young & Co. Mr. Walker is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant. He graduated with a BS from U.Va. and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Suzanne S. Whitmore

Suzanne S. Whitmore serves on the Hollins University Board of Trustees, where she was board chair from 2010 to 2012. She is also a Regent at the George Washington Foundation in Fredericksburg, Virginia, which includes historic Kenmore as well as George Washington's Ferry Farm, and a Board member of the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming. Her previous board activities include the Academy Art Museum (Easton, MD), the Nature Conservancy (DC/MD), Washington and Jefferson College, (Washington, PA), The Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, and the Greenwich Library (Greenwich, CT). Suzanne holds a BA in Political Science from Hollins.

Anne R. Worrell

Anne R. Worrell is a former newspaper executive and noted community leader with a strong interest in historic preservation. She and her late husband, Gene, formerly owned Bristol Newspapers, Inc., Worrell Investment Company, and the Worrell Land and Cattle Company. The two also established the Genan Foundation in 1986, and Mrs. Worrell serves as its president. She is also the director of Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest Foundation and the honorary vice chairman of the Virginia Historical Society.

Miller Center Staff

Jeff Chidester, Corporate Secretary