Vanderbilt Alumni Association board announces new leadership, adds two members

The Vanderbilt Alumni Association has welcomed a new president and two other alumni leaders to its board.

Anu Pardeshi, BS’00, MS’02, MBA’04, of Nashville, has begun a two-year term as president of the Alumni Association Board. Pardeshi, a senior vice president of middle market banking at Truist, succeeds Tim Warnock, BA’84, who now is serving as an alumni trustee on the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust.

In addition to serving on the Alumni Association Board since 2017, Pardeshi’s volunteer roles with the university have included service on the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Alumni Board and the Owen Corporate Committee. In addition, Pardeshi’s wife, Natalie Curcio, BA’00, MD’04, MPH’07, MMHC’21, is an adjunct assistant professor of health policy in the School of Medicine.

“Anu is an amazing, dedicated alumni leader across the university,” said Lauren Obersteadt, BA’98, senior executive director, alumni engagement and annual giving. “He brings to his new role an illuminating perspective and dedicated spirit to amplify engagement with our global alumni network.”

Two new board members have begun three-year terms:

Jay Harris, BA’80, MBA’84, JD’84, of Atlanta, is a partner at King & Spalding, specializing in health care. Harris served on the Vanderbilt Law School Alumni Board for more than 15 years and co-chaired the Atlanta alumni group. He has also been a longtime volunteer in helping interview prospective students.

Chad Gervich, BA’96, of Los Angeles, is a television writer and producer currently working with Parmount+ and HBO Max. Gervich is the co-founder of Vandy-in-Hollywood, a professional network of students and alumni working or aspiring to work in the entertainment industry.

The Vanderbilt Alumni Association’s mission is to engage alumni in the life of the university, encourage lifelong connections and support the university’s goals.