The Auburn University Foundation appointed four new directors to its board: Javier Goizueta of Atlanta; Leslee Belluchie of Great Falls, Virginia; Kerry Bradley of Auburn; and Bruce Donnellan of Birmingham.
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The board also named Mike McLain, 1972 graduate, of Atlanta as its new chair and Benny LaRussa, 1982 graduate, of Birmingham as vice chair.
The Board of Directors runs the management of the affairs, property and business of the Auburn University Foundation.
The Auburn University Foundation was formed in 1960 and is led by a volunteer board of 24 voting directors. They are responsible for receiving all charitable contributions made in support of and to benefit the University and Auburn University at Montgomery.
Foundation directors work with the University's fundraising professionals in its Office of Development to seek philanthropic support that advances academic and student programs, increases scholarships and fellowships and enhances quality faculty and instruction.
Javier Goizueta retired in 2015 from his positions as vice president of the Coca-Cola Company and president of the global McDonald's division. Goizueta was responsible for building the strategic alliance with McDonald's in more than 33,000 restaurants and 109 countries.
Leslee Belluchie earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Auburn in 1983. Belluchie has over 20 years of experience in operations and management of government contracting companies, and she currently is a managing partner with FedCap Partners LLC.
Kerry Bradley is the retired president of Luxottica Retail. During his term with Luxottica Retail, he served as vision development chairman and was responsible for the mentorship and guidance of such brands as LensCrafters, Pearle Vision and Sunglass Hut.
Bruce Donnellan received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Auburn in 1976 and his MBA in finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1978. He is a principal and founding member of money management firm Vulcan Value Partners.
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