Focused Ultrasound Foundation appoints two new directors

Focused Ultrasound Foundation appoints two new directors

Press releases may be edited for formatting or style | June 11, 2020 Ultrasound
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Focused Ultrasound Foundation has appointed two leading executives to its Board of Directors. Scott Beardsley, Dean of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and Mike Lincoln, Global Business Department Chair at the international law firm Cooley LLP, will lend their expertise in advancing the Foundation's mission.

Scott Beardsley is a highly experienced businessman, scholar, teacher, and leader of higher education. He joined the Darden School as its ninth dean in 2015 and during his tenure, the School has reached new heights in diversity, student and faculty excellence, rankings and fundraising. Beardsley is also the Charles C. Abbott Professor of Business Administration and teaches graduate courses in strategy, leadership, global business, and general management. This past year he was reappointed to another term as dean through 2025.

Prior to Darden, Beardsley was most recently Global Leader of Learning and Leadership Development at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm that serves 70 percent of the Fortune 1000 companies. As a senior partner at McKinsey he was based in Brussels, Belgium, and held multiple leadership roles over his 26-year career including as an elected member of McKinsey's global board of directors and leader of McKinsey's strategy practice. He served clients in more than 40 countries.

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Beardsley grew up in New England and Alaska and completed his undergraduate education in Electrical Engineering at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. He then attended MIT Sloan School of Management where he received his MS in Management and earned his doctorate in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania. He is bilingual and a citizen of the United States and France.

"I am delighted to join the board of such an outstanding organization as the Focused Ultrasound Foundation," said Beardsley. "I believe deeply in their mission and drive to improve and save lives around the world through focused ultrasound technology."

Also joining the Foundation's board, Mike Lincoln is the global head of Cooley LLP's business department where he also leads lateral recruiting and strategy. His practice focuses on emerging companies, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions. In his current role, Lincoln oversees more than half of the firm's $1.5 billion revenue. In 1999, Lincoln co-founded Cooley's first East Coast office, and today the firm boasts 16 offices across the US, Asia, and Europe.

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