Dane McBride is the chair of the Southern Virginia University board of trustees.
He is also a physician of allergy and immunology in Roanoke, Va. He graduated from Wayne State University’s school of medicine located in Detroit, Mich.
His postgraduate training was done at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center—where he specialized in allergy and immunology at the Tripler Army Medical Center.
L. Hugh Redd is vice-chair of the Southern Virginia University board of trustees.
He is also the chief financial officer and senior vice president of General Dynamics Corporation. He has worked for the company since 1986, serving as a senior financial analyst and also as vice president and controller of General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights, Mich.
He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in professional accounting from the University of Texas.
Trav Bowen currently serves as Bowen Law Professional Group’s (BLPG) Chief Operations Officer, charged with overseeing each client’s legal needs and the associated work, company productivity, and managing key client and other business relationships.
Before coming to BLPG, Trav was a staff assistant and legislative correspondent in the Washington, D.C. office of Senator Orrin G. Hatch. He also worked as an associate at The Cohen Group – an international strategic advisory firm headed by former Secretary of Defense, William H. Cohen. During Law School, Trav served as a judicial intern for Chief Judge John A. Woodcock Jr. of the Federal District Court in Bangor, Maine. Trav also worked as a judicial intern for Judge Lawrence J. Block on the Federal Court of Claims.
Trav is a graduate of the George Washington University Law School (’11) and received his undergraduate degree in Business Management from Southern Virginia University (’03) where he served as Student Body President and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees.
Ann Christensen currently serves as president of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a research and policy organization that examines current issues in education, health care and economic growth through the lens of disruptive innovation. As president, Christensen oversees the institute’s research programs and directs its overall strategic and operational development.
Prior to serving as president at the Christensen Institute, she worked at Huntsman Gay Global Capital, a private equity firm focused on middle-market companies. She has also worked at Deloitte Consulting, where she helped establish the firm’s growth and innovation services by drawing on theories of disruptive innovation.
Christensen received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University, where she studied the political economies of developing nations. She went on to receive a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School.
She served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mongolia.
Sterling D. Colton is a retired vice chairman, senior vice president and general counsel for Marriott International, Inc., and affiliated companies.
He received a bachelor’s degree in banking and finance from the University of Utah and a law degree from Stanford University.
He has previously served as president of both the Canada Vancouver Mission and the Washington D.C. Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He and his wife, Eleanor, have four children.
Lynette N. Gay is managing director of Kensington Capital Children’s Fund, and serves on the board of directors for Engage Now Africa. She has been active in leadership roles with several humanitarian service organizations, including Ascend Alliance and Family Watch International.
She is a certified medical assistant and has organized and worked in rural medical clinics throughout Africa. From 2004 to 2007, she and her husband presided over the Ghana Accra Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She and her husband, Elder Robert C. Gay, a member of the Sixth Quorum of the Seventy of the Church, were the recipients of Brigham Young University’s 2003 President’s Award.
The Gays have seven children and reside in Wellington, Fla.
Justin Knight is president of several real estate investment trusts. Since 2000, he has negotiated more than $3.9 billion in acquisitions and overseen and supported dozens of property renovations.
Previously, Knight worked in web design and served as senior asset manager and director of quality control for Cornerstone Realty Income Trust.
He also serves on the Marriott Owners Advisory Council and the Hilton Garden Inn Advisory Council.
Knight received a master’s degree in business administration from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management.
J. Christopher Lansing serves as President and CEO of Lansing Building Products, the foremost independent building products wholesale-distributor in the country—which operates over sixty branches nationwide.
Lansing graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. In 2004, the Virginia National Conference for Community and Justice honored him as a humanitarian of the year.
During the 179th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lansing was called as an Area Seventy.
Scott McKeon currently works as a development manager for Shea Properties in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and team-teaches the apartment development course at USC. He has also worked in investor relations for Cornerstone REIT and for three years at Apple REIT.
McKeon graduated from Southern Virginia University and later received both a master’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in real estate development from the University of Southern California.
He serves in the stake Young Men’s presidency in the Laguna Niguel Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
H. Scott McKinley currently serves as the President of the US campus operations of the SAE Institute, a leading global creative media higher education institution with more than 55 campuses located in 30 countries. Prior to SAE, Mr. McKinley was the managing director of Study Group, Asia Higher Education based in Singapore and also worked as a senior vice president for Laureate Education throughout Asia. In 2003, Mr. McKinley co-founded and served as the CEO of Neumont University, an institution specializing in preparing industry ready software engineers through a unique project based curriculum and industry engagement.
Prior to serving in the education community, Mr. McKinley was a managing director with JPMorgan Partners private equity in the Asia Pacific Region and vice president of Bankers Trust Company. He has lived and worked in Asia for more than 20 years, while he and his wife, Karen, raised a family of 6 children, all of whom were born outside of the United States.
Mr. McKinley received a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in business administration from New York University.
J. Mitchel Scott is chairman and CEO of ProductiveTeams, Inc., in Greensboro, N.C. From 1992 to 2002, he was vice president of advertising and brand development at Thomasville Furniture Industries.
He also has worked at Armstrong Industries as the general manager of advertising and promotion in its floor and carpet divisions.
Scott received a bachelor’s degree in economics from George Washington University. He currently serves as president of the Raleigh North Carolina Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
James E. Skeen is owner of and attorney for Skeen Law Offices located in Charlottesville, Va.
Skeen received a bachelor’s degree—graduating magna cum laude—from Brigham Young University in 1975. He received a master’s degree in accountancy and a juris doctorate—with cum laude honors—both from BYU in 1978.
Stanford C. Stoddard is chairman of MTC Capital Corporation, the holding company for Michigan Trust Bank.
He has served on a number of committees and boards including the board of the Smithsonian Archives of American Arts. He chaired the board of the Detroit Institute of Arts for eight years. He has spent years in the Michigan banking community including years as the president of Michigan National Bank of Detroit.
Stoddard was a lieutenant in the United States Army for three years and served in the Korean War, decorated for meritorious service. He was Honorary Consul General of Japan at Detroit from 1983 to 1994. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.
David O. Ulrich is a professor at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and a partner at the RBL Group, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value. He studies how organizations build capabilities of leadership, speed, learning, accountability, and talent through leveraging human resources.
Ulrich has helped generate award winning databases that assess alignment between strategies, organization capabilities, human resources practices and competencies, and customer and investor results.
Business Week listed Ulrich as one of the world’s “top ten educators” in management and the top educator in human resources. Forbes named him “one of the top five business coaches in the world.”
He has published more than 200 articles and book chapters as well as 23 books. He edited the Human Resource Management Journal from 1990 to 1999 and has served on the editorial board of four journals and on the board of directors for Herman Miller. He also is a fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources.
Mrs. Martha Lou Derrick
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