Miller Center Foundation Board of Directors
The Miller Center Foundation was established in 1987 to support the work of the Center and function as an ambassador to the public on behalf of its initiatives and programs. The Foundation is governed by its Board of Directors.
Joseph R. Gladden, Jr.
Joseph R. Gladden, Jr., 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.
Claire W. Gargalli
Claire W. Gargalli, Vice Chair, 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.
Edgar J. Roberts, Jr.
Edgar J. Roberts, Jr., Treasurer, 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.
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. Earlier in his career he served on the staff of 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.
Helen Dragas, ex officio, is President and CEO of The Dragas Companies, recognized by Builder Magazine in 2009 as "America’s Best Builder." She was appointed by Virginia Governor Tim Kaine in July 2008 to the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors, and became the University’s first female Rector in July 2011. Ms. Dragas graduated from the University of Virginia in 1984 with degrees in foreign affairs and economics and received an MBA from the Darden School of Business in 1988. She also serves as director of Virginia Beach Vision and the Hampton Roads Partnership, and on the board of trustees of Norfolk Academy.
Eugene V. Fife
Eugene V. Fife 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. He is the chairman of the Miller Center Governing Council.
W. Heywood Fralin
W. Heywood Fralin, ex-officio, is the immediate past rector of the University of Virginia and chief executive officer of Medical Facilities of America Inc., which operates nursing homes in Virginia and North Carolina. Fralin, a 1962 graduate of the University, is past president of the board of trustees of the Virginia Student Aid Foundation and currently serves as a trustee of the University of Virginia Foundation.
John T. Hazel, Jr.
John T. Hazel, Jr., has been a partner with the Hazel/Peterson Companies for more than twenty years. Trustee Emeritus and former Chairman of the Board of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC, Hazel also is a member of the Senior Council of the Greater Washington Board of Trade. 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. Mr. Hitz currently is a Senior Fellow at the UVa 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 of The 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 the 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.
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.
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 (B.A. ’67, M.B.A.’71).
Leigh B. Middleditch, Jr.
Leigh B. Middleditch, Jr. is of 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 of Virginia'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.
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.
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.
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.