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Washington and Lee Elects Two New Trustees

Washington and Lee University added two members to its Board of Trustees on Friday, Feb. 7, during the winter meeting of the board: Dana J. Bolden, of Atlanta, the group communications director, finance, for the Coca-Cola Co.; and Todd L. Sutherland, of Lawrence, Kan., the president and CEO of University National Bank.

Dana Bolden, a 1989 graduate of W&L with a B.A. in journalism and mass communications, has earned the professional designation of Accredited Public Relations (APR) and belongs to the Public Relations Society of America and the Black Public Relations Society. He has worked at Coca-Cola in high-level communications since 2006.

Bolden has taught crisis and financial communications, public affairs and business writing to professional associations and at Clark College, Iona College, Georgia State University and Washington and Lee University.

Bolden was the keynote speaker for W&L’s 51st Media Ethics Institute. He serves his alma mater as a current member of the Journalism Advisory Board and as the former director of the Alumni Board. He belongs to his 25th reunion class committee.

Bolden and his wife, Leslie, have two children, Asa and Celeste.

Todd Sutherland graduated from W&L in 1981 with a B.A. cum laude in politics. He serves on the executive committee of the board of trustees of the KU Endowment at the University of Kansas. He also has also been involved with the University of Kansas through its Alumni Association, the School of Business board of advisors and the National Development Council. He also serves on the board of directors for MercyShips, a global charity that has operated hospital ships in developing nations since 1978.

For his alma mater, Sutherland has twice served on his reunion class committees and is a current member of the capital campaign cabinet.

Sutherland and his wife, Laura, have three children: Brooke, a 2012 graduate of W&L, and Libby and Padget, both current students at W&L.