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.

Timothy Lavelle '79 (Chair)
Director and Partner
Hawthorne Capital Partners
Raleigh, NC

Cory Allison '94
Founder and CEO
Rezli, Inc.
Chattanooga, TN

Greg Barrow '87
Founder & Managing Director
General Capital Partners, LLC
Denver, CO

Kevin Bowles '82
Entrepreneur in Residence
Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network
Raleigh, NC

Byron Burns '98
Principal
Red Iron Partners
Charlotte, NC

D. Keith Calhoun '79
Atlanta, GA

Larry Connolly '79
President
Connolly Family Foundation, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

Kevin Coppersmith, II '04
CEO
Aptima Ventures, LLC
Wellesley, MA

Lang Craighill '76
Wilmington, NC

Dax Cummings '91
Managing Director
The Kessler Group
McLean, VA

Tom Dunlap '99L
Partner
Dunlap Bennet & Ludwig
Washington, DC

Kelly Dyer '98 
CEO and Chief Software Architect
SourceFuse LLC
Jacksonville, FL

Thad Ellis '82
Senior Vice President
Cousins Properties, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

Tom Faulkner '74
President
Tom Faulkner Productions, Inc.
Dallas, TX

Erika Hagberg '97
Financial Services Team Manager
Google Inc.
New York, NY

Jack Huffard '90
President, COO & Co-Founder
Tenable Network Security
Columbia, MD

Greer Johnson '05
Owner
Duo Boutique
Charlottesville, VA

Matthew Langan '10
President
Heine Ventures
Louisville, KY

Alex McAlister '82
President
Sterling Capital Management
Charlotte, NC

Carol Dannelly O'Kelley '91
CEO
Salesfusion
Atlanta, GA

McGowin Patrick '86 
Managing Partner & Founder
TAP Resources, LLC 
Houston, TX

Tom Pearce '85
Founder, President & CEO
MAX Exchange LLC
Atlanta, GA

Eric Pelnik '15
Growth + Operations
CommonStock
San Francisco, CA

Sam Perkins '80 '83L
CEO & Charmain
Purgenix, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

Andrew Ruppar '98
Head of Technology & Business Program Development
The Suddath Companies
Jacksonville, FL

Kurt Shreiner '85
Executive Vice President
Atlantic Capital Bank
Atlanta, GA

John Stump '91
Managing Partner
Weller Advisory Ventures
Raleigh, NC

Mike Wilner '13
Co-Founder
Compass
Baltimore, MD

Elizabeth Yarbrough '92
Founder & President
LinkMD, Inc.
Greenville, SC