Entrepreneurship Advisory Board

The Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship receives support from a group of dedicated Washington and Lee alumni who have years of experience creating, building and selling successful companies.


John Stump '91 (Chair)

Managing Partner, Weller Advisory
Raleigh, NC

Cory Allison '94

Co-Founder, KelCor
Chattanooga, TN

Greg Barrow '87

Founder & Managing Director, General Capital Partners, LLC
Denver, CO

Keith Calhoun '79

Sea Island, GA

Larry Connolly '79

President, Connolly Family Foundation, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

Lang Craighill '76

Wilmington, NC

Drew Denbo '95

Head of Bus. Dev., Digital Music, Amazon
San Francisco, CA

Mary Drennen '02

President, Nourish Foods
Mountain Brook, AL

Tom Dunlap '99L

Managing Partner, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig
Round Hill, VA

Kelly Dyer '98

CEO and Chief Software Architect, SourceFuse LLC
Atlantic Beach, FL

Ted Elliott '94

CEO, Copado
Tiburon, CA

Tom Faulkner '74

President, Tom Faulkner Productions Inc.
Highland Village, TX

Alan Gibson '70

Chairman, Potluck, LLC
Shepherdstown, WV

Erika Hagberg '97

Global Client Lead, Food & Beverage Advertising, Google Inc.
Rumson, NJ

Jack Huffard '90

President, COO & Co-Founder, Tenable Network Security
McLean, VA

Matt Langan '10

Founder, Stuccco
Louisville, KY

Tim Lavelle '79 (Past Chair)

Director and Partner, Hawthorne Capital Partners
Raleigh, NC

Carol Dannelly O'Kelley '91

Chief Marketing Officer, PRGX
Dunwoody, GA

McGowin Patrick '86

CEO, Terra Oilfield Services
Houston, TX

Tom Pearce '85

Founder, Chairman and CEO, MAX Exchange LLC
Atlanta, GA

Eric Pelnik '15 

Growth + Operations, CommonStock
San Francisco, CA

Sam Perkins ’80 ’83L

CEO and Chairman of the Board, PHI Technologies, LLC
Nashville, TN

Elizabeth Polanco Aquino '09

Brooklyn, NY

Mike Wilner '13

Amazon Web Services
Owings Mills, MD

Elizabeth Yarbrough '92

Founder and President, Link360, Inc.
Greenville, SC