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Student Board 

Academic Year 2024-2025

Tommy Busterud

President | US Army
BusterudT25@Darden.virginia.edur
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Summer Internship: McKinsey & Co. - San Francisco, CA

Industry/Function: Consulting

Tommy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2013 and majored in Management. He commissioned in the Army and served as an Infantry Officer in the 101st Airborne Division before becoming a Special Forces Officer with 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria during this time. In his free time, he enjoys photography and chasing his year-and-a-half year old daughter as she continues to develop terrifying speed and agility.

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Matt Samit

Executive Vice President | US Army
SamitM25@Darden.virginia.edu

Summer Internship: Boston Consulting Group - Denver, CO

Industry/Function: Consulting

Matt was an Infantry Officer in the United States Army with the 4th Infantry Division in Colorado Springs, CO. He served as a Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, and Assistant Operations Officer and deployed to the United States Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq in 2021. Matt graduated from the University of Minnesota and enjoys golfing and spending time with his Golder Retriever in his free time. 

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Bob Middleton

Vice President of Admissions | US Marines
MiddletonR25@Darden.virginia.edu

Summer Internship: EY-Parthenon - Atlanta, GA

Industry/Function: Consulting

Bob graduated from Tulane University in 2016 and spent 7 years in the Marine Corps as an Artillery Officer with 2d Battalion, 10th Marines, and on Inspector-Instructor duty in Huntsville, AL. He was first assigned to Camp Lejeune, NC, but was fortunate to spend time away in Syria and Norway. He lived on Emerald Isle when stationed in NC and his long-term goal post-MBA is to get back to the beach lifestyle.

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Justin Genter

Vice President of Careers | US Marines
GenterD25@Darden.virginia.edu

Summer Internship: Moelis - Houston, TX

Industry/Function: Investment Banking

Justin was an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps. He was assigned to 3d Battalion, 5th Marines at Camp Pendleton. He served as a Platoon Commander, Executive Officer, and Company Commander and deployed twice in support of the 31st and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. He finished his final three years in the Marine Corps on recruiting duty as the Officer Selection Officer for Orange County, California. Before the Marine Corps, he graduated from Rhodes College, where he played varsity baseball.

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Kristin Samit

Vice President of Communications | US Army
SamitK25@Darden.virginia.edu

Summer Internship: Deliverlitics - Remote

Industry/Function: E-commerce AI Startup

Kristin graduated from Dickinson College with a double major in International Studies and French. She commissioned into the Army as a Military Intelligence Officer. She served with the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, CO as a Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, and Battalion/Brigade Intelligence Officer where she deployed to Kuwait in 2019. Kristin enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and golden retriever.

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Jeff DelSordo

Vice President of Events | US Marines
DelsordoJ25@Darden.virginia.edu

Summer Internship: SC Johnson - Racine, Wisconsin

Industry/Function: Marketing/General Management

Jeff graduated from the University of Virginia in 2018 as a History major and English minor. He served as a Marine Artillery Officer from 2018 to 2023 and was stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC. In 2022 he deployed to Europe and North Africa on the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit.

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Barrett Lucas

Vice President of Finance | US Army
LucasB25@Darden.virginia.edu

Summer Internship: Barclays - Chicago, IL

Industry/Function: Investment Banking

Barrett served as an infantryman with the Florida National Guard while attending the University of South Florida to obtain a bachelor's in psychology. After graduating, he commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer and served as a Company and Assistant Battalion Fire Support Officer with the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft Bragg, North Carolina. In his spare time, Barrett likes to argue with Veteran Affairs over whether his knee is service related.

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Holly Sovine

Vice President of Outreach | US Army
SovineH25@Darden.virginia.edu

Summer Internship: Conagra Brands - Chicago, IL

Industry/Function: Marketing/General Management

Holly graduated from Appalachian State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. She commissioned into the Army and served as an Aviation Officer, flying UH-60 Blackhawks in the U.S., Afghanistan, and South Korea. She started her career at the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade in Fort Campbell, KY as an Operations Officer, and an Aviation Platoon Leader. Holly later completed command as a Flight Company Commander in charge of Alpha Company, 2-2 Assault Helicopter Battalion in K-16, Seoul South Korea. Holly finished her service as a Small Group Leader at the Aviation Captain’s Career Course at Fort Rucker / Novosel, AL – teaching junior captains how to conduct the military-decision making process with minimal crying.

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Jon Karunakaran

Vice President of Corporate Sponsorship & Alumni Relations 
US Navy
KarunakaranJ25@Darden.virginia.edu
 

Summer Internship: Laser Thermal - Charlottesville, VA

Industry/Function: Small Business Strategy & Development

Jon graduated from the University of Virginia and majored in Mechanical Engineering. He commissioned in the Navy and served as a Naval Aviator, flying MH-60S Knighthawks out of Norfolk, VA. He also served as a flight instructor, a Flag Aide, and an Officer In Charge deployed to the Middle East and Europe. In his free time, he enjoys being outside with his wife and daughter and connecting with people on the golf course. 

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Elizabeth Rawlings

Vice President of Allyship
RawlingsE25@Darden.virginia.edu

Summer Internship: Goldman Sachs – West Palm Beach, FL

Industry/Function: Private Wealth Management

Elizabeth graduated from Elon University with a major in business marketing and then attended the University of Georgia School of Law. Prior to Darden she practiced commercial real estate law in Atlanta, GA and Richmond, VA. Elizabeth's grandfathers both served in the military and she looks forward to supporting her veteran classmates and including other allies. In her free time she enjoys walking her dog, Weezie, and touring Charlottesville wineries.

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