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News & Events


Real Estate Luminaries Series Event
April 23, 2014
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Rafik B. Hariri Building, Lohrfink Auditorium

New York Briefcase Breakfast
Topic: The State of the FinTech featuring Michael Taormina, co-founder and CFO at CommonBond; Ketan Bhalla, head of business management and chief of staff at J. P. Morgan Alternative Investments Group; Travis Skelly, director of investments at Fintech Collective, Inc.; and moderated by Devon George, COO at Prolific Interactive
Date: Wednesday, May 14
Time: 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Location: Cooley LLP, 1114 Avenue of the Americas, 46th Floor, New York, NY 10018

Undergraduate Reunion Weekend 2014
McDonough School of Business Alumni Reception

Date: May 31, 2014
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location: Rafik B. Hariri Building, PwC Plaza

Georgetown McDonough Graduate Alumni Reunion Weekend 2014
Date: October 3-4, 2014
More to details to come.


New Appointments

IAVI Welcomes Louis Schwartz as Chief Fiancial Officer, Market Watch (May 30, 2012)
The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Louis Schwartz (B '85) as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Schwartz will oversee the financial operations of the organization, working closely with IAVI's Senior Management Team and Board of Directors. 

J. Caleb Boggs III Joins King & Spalding, USA Business Review (April 30, 2012)
J. Caleb Boggs, III (MBA'96), a lawyer with more than two decades of experience in law, politics and public policy, has joined King & Spalding's government advocacy and public policy practice as a partner in Washington, D.C. He is expected to concentrate on the financial services industry. Boggs comes to King & Spalding from Blank Rome LLP, where he was a partner.

Laura L'Esperance Appointed VP at The Mission Continues (April 24, 2012)
After earning a master’s degree in business administration from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University,Laura L'Esperance (MBA'01) worked for Merrill Lynch before joining AIG. Additionally, she spent five years working for the City of Austin Convention Center Department managing logistics for hundreds of large-scale conferences, special events and trade shows. She began her professional career working in public relations and conference programming for the Center for Occupational Research and Development, an educational non-profit organization.

Nese Demirdag Joins the Government Information Technology Executive Council (April 24, 2012)
As Enterprise Solution Strategist of Microsoft Corporation, Nese Demirdag (MBA'10 )has a number of responsibilities spanning business strategy and business development. Nese has spent more than 12 years at Microsoft in a variety of technical and field positions. Her experiences include working with senior executives to drive efficiency in the data center, architecting solutions for financial services and building a solution channel for Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management (EPM). Nese is currently focused on productivity and mobility solutions for the Federal Government. 

Industry Leaders

Intern Pick of the Week: Greg Berguig, In the Capital (July 9, 2012)
As valedictorian of the McDonough School of Business class of 2012, Greg Berguig's potential is clearly evident. Spending his undergraduate years at Brown University with a BA in Electrical Engineering and then receiving his first graduate degree in Engineering, his impressive background has not gone unnoticed by companies in the region. His cool, calm, and collected exterior balances his ambitious attitude towards business.

Purpose Beverage Adds Twist to Charity Donations, Washington Post (June 24, 2012)
Ian Simpson holds an MBA from Georgetown McDonough: Selecting the right charities to partner with was of the utmost importance, Simpson said. He and Artavia worked with business students at Georgetown University to devise criteria for selecting and vetting nonprofits.

A Different Path, Black MBA Magazine (Winter/Spring 2012)
Janny Frimpong (MBA '10), 29, of Washington, researched businesses schools knowing that she would use her MBA in a non-traditional sector... "I started looking for MBA programs with strong Social Marketing programs, and that's how I ended up at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business.

Future Alumni

Leading corporate services team joins Avison Young in Washington DC, MarketWatch (February 15, 2012) 
David Roehrenbeck (EMBA'13) joined the Washington, D.C., office of Avison Young as a Vice President in February 2012. He has six years of commercial real estate industry experience.

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