Executives can improve specific skill sets through Georgetown's Executive Certificate offerings, which range from brief courses on specific business topics to programs in global management or leading change.

Custom Team

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has a highly experience professional program staff on hand to oversee the details of executive education program delivery and ensure a successful and memorable custom experience from beginning to end.

MEET OUR PROGRAM STAFF:

Paul Almeida
Senior Associate Dean, Executive Education
Professor of Strategy and International Business

Paul Almeida is senior associate dean for Executive Education at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, focusing on strategy, academics, public relations, and business development. He also is a professor of strategy and international business, and co-director of the Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA program. Almeida’s research examines innovation, knowledge management, alliances, and informal collaborations across firms and countries, and has been published in several leading journals. Almeida has conducted executive education and corporate seminars with numerous organizations in the United States and around the world, including Microsoft, Gucci, Rolls Royce, IBM, Samsung, Sprint, the World Bank, OPIC, the US Chamber of Commerce, AREVA, National Public Radio and the Social Security Administration. He received a Ph.D. and a master’s degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.

"It has been my privilege to serve on Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business faculty for more than 15 years, researching, teaching and advising students, executives and organizations.  My work and experience continues to reinforce a humble lesson – the most effective, time-tested theories, principles and approaches will work only when their respond to each organization’s unique challenges and opportunities.  That’s why we design our executive education programs with you – and your goals – in mind."

Ashley Baker
Assistant Dean of Custom & Open Enrollment Programs

Ashley Baker is responsible for developing and implementing Georgetown’s Custom Programs centering on global leadership and operations, strategy, and change management for U.S. and international organizations. Baker arrived at Georgetown from Booz Allen Hamilton, where he had been an associate since 2006 with responsibility for program management and business development. He led client delivery teams across multiple functional disciplines and managed relationships with senior executive clients. Previously, Baker served as a startup member of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and as a communications director at the North American Securities Administrators Association. Baker also was a Presidential Management Fellow, completing assignments at the Government National Mortgage Association, U.S. Treasury Department, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and U.S. State Department.

"I think what differentiates Georgetown's Custom Programs team is that we start by listening, not just presenting. My first priority when listening to a client is to understand how they're defining success. At the end of the conversation I may ask "If we do this program, how will we know we've succeeded?" I've learned to only say yes to programs when what the client wants is something we do exceptionally well. Our priority is building long-term relationships, and the only way I know to do that is to exceed expectations, not just meet them."

Nancy Beer Tobin
Assistant Dean of Custom & Open Enrollment Programs

As assistant dean, Nancy Beer Tobin is responsible for developing and implementing custom programs centering on global leadership and operations, strategy, and change management for U.S. and international organizations.  Beer Tobin most recently was vice president of corporate social responsibility at CGI, a global technology company, building visibility, focus, and strategy around pro bono and skilled-based volunteerism, corporate giving, wellness, and environmental responsibility.  Previously Beer Tobin was the founding partner of The Tabard Group, which she formed to consult business leaders and social entrepreneurs on “doing well by doing good.” She also has served as a senior client manager for business development at Boardsource, working closely with both nonprofits and corporations such as Target, Capital One, and Time Warner. She began her career on Wall Street as an investment banker with Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette.

“I have the privilege of working directly with C-Suite executives on the design and delivery of customized programs.  With each new client, I discover a unique set of objectives as well as culture-driven factors that contribute to what they envision.  It's a challenge I embrace: making sure that our content, the experience, the right faculty members, and the impact desired, exceed expectations from each and every client."

Jamey Stowell
Assistant Dean of Custom & Open Enrollment Programs

Jamey Stowell is responsible for developing and implementing custom programs centering on global leadership and operations, strategy, and change management for U.S. and international organizations. Throughout his extensive career as a business strategy and organization development consultant, Stowell has diagnosed and solved significant organizational challenges for corporate and nonprofit clients nationally. He most recently served as Senior Advisor at National Arts Strategies where he developed executive seminars on Strategy, Creative Alliances and Managing People in concert with top academics to improve leadership in the U.S. arts and culture field.

Additionally, Stowell has served as faculty associate for the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders in the Stanford Graduate School of Business; coached high-potential leaders on interpersonal skill development and leadership in the Stanford MBA course Interpersonal Dynamics; and facilitated team development retreats for Silicon Valley companies. Stowell earned his Bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology from Duke University and Master’s degree in Education Policy from Stanford University.

Roberto Flores
Assistant Dean of Program Management

Roberto Flores leads the team that manages the operation and delivery of custom executive education programs. Flores works with clients across the globe to establish strategic relationships. His background includes program and operations management for a leading after-school supplemental learning center and teaching high school English and literature.

“I pride myself in motivating my team to deliver a memorable experience for those companies and professionals who come to Georgetown University seeking growth, inspiration, strategy, and vision. In my experience, people long not only for quality but also for tangible customer service, and my mission is to create environments where people not only learn but feel that they came to the right place and made the right choice.”



Patrick Sell
Associate Director of Program Management

Patrick Sell manages custom program implementation, overseeing logistics and working with clientele across the globe.  Prior to Georgetown, Sell managed operations at a global health-related nonprofit organization and worked as a consultant for a software implementation firm.

"I take client service seriously because every interaction I have with a client represents Georgetown University. My job covers the full spectrum of program implementation, from setting up hotel and classroom accommodations before the client steps foot on campus to managing the schedule for each program day. I like to be present during the program so that I can build personal relationships with the clients and to show them that they are valued. I find that joining them for lunch or engaging in small talk during breaks can go a long way in making each participant feel respected. Connecting with people beyond superficiality makes the job more fun and rewarding."

Maggie A. Skinner
Associate Director of Program Management

Maggie A. Skinner manages the creation and operation of custom programs for clients in a variety of industries, including banking, alternative energy, and government affairs. She is currently a candidate for a Master's in Corporate Communications, and works closely with the business development team on branding and sales opportunities. Skinner is responsible for the strategic management of information for the custom team, and tackles the collection, storage and maintenance of vital data, helping to secure her team's future success.

"I am a strategic planner with a discerning eye and the confidence to generate innovative solutions to complex situations. I take pleasure in creating memorable experiences that leave my clients with lasting ties to Georgetown University and to the Office of Executive Education."

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Assistant Director of Program Management

Imke Baumann manages the creation and implementation of customized programs for global clients and companies. Prior to working at Georgetown, Baumann developed and implemented professional exchange programs for dignitaries from across the world as part of the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program. She is a graduate of Albion College with degrees in Business & Management and Sociology.  

“I really enjoy working directly with our clients--domestic and international--on customized programs that not only exceed expectations, but also serve as memorable, long-lasting experiences. I look for opportunities to add unique value and experiences to each program. I also enjoy building strong relationships with clients and participants.”

Sarah Tillotson
Assistant Director of Program Management

Sarah Tillotson is responsible for managing the delivery of customized executive education programs. Sarah manages custom program implementation, oversees logistics, and works closely with clientele across the globe.  She has delivered programs for and worked with public and private sector clients from the US, Spain, Peru, Japan, and China.

Prior to Georgetown, Sarah worked as the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program Coordinator at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC.  She was also a junior high school English teacher in Kyoto, Japan for two years.

“I am continuously inspired by the custom team's passion, professionalism, and dedication to providing quality service to all of our clients.  Georgetown's emphasis on transformative, global education has enabled me to work with clients and participants from around the world, and with each new program I learn how to work more effectively and build better relationships in a cross-cultural setting. As a program manager, it is my goal to ensure that the end product not only satisfies but exceeds the client's expectations.  Delivering successful and memorable programs both on campus and in other countries is an incredibly rewarding challenge.”

Angela Morabito
Program Associate

Angela Morabito arranges small-scale custom programs for the program management team. She also assists vendors, plans site visits and cultural events, manages inventory, and researches strategies for the development of locally-held international programs. Morabito is a graduate of Georgetown's School of Foreign Service with a bachelor's degree in Culture and Politics, focused on International Development. 

“The best part about my job is that I get to assist the program management team on a wide variety of programs. Our clients are incredibly diverse in terms of not only where they come from, but what they want to learn. It's a privilege to help create what these guests will remember as their 'Georgetown experience.'"

Lindsay deCastrique
Assistant Director of Marketing, Custom & Open Enrollment Programs

Lindsay deCastrique is responsible for marketing coordination and outreach for custom and open enrollment programs. She oversees social media and digital properties as well as print materials and external outreach efforts. Prior to coming to Georgetown, deCastrique was an account executive at Stratacomm, where she coordinated public and media relations efforts on behalf of a variety of clients, including Nissan, Norfolk Southern and several government agencies.

Previously, deCastrique worked for Carolinas HealthCare Foundation, focusing her efforts on development and communications for Levine Children's Hospital. She led $1M+ fundraising campaigns and large-scale events, produced TV segments and print materials, and coordinated media coverage. She is a graduate of Davidson College with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. 

"I'm inspired not only by my colleagues --who constantly exceed expectations with world-class programs--but by our clients, who recognize the value executive education can add to a company's strategic plan and objectives. The custom programs we develop in partnership with clients have real-world effects on how organizations operate and evolve. I love getting to share those stories of success and innovation."