Degree Program Team
Admissions Contact Information:
Please send official transcripts to:
Office of Executive Education
Rafik B. Hariri Building, Suite 474
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057
Executive Degree Programs Team:
Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education
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 associate 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.
Assistant Dean for Executive Outreach
Elie Farhat is responsible for the recruiting and outreach efforts for our executive degrees and open-enrollment certificate programs. Previously, Farhat served as the Director of Graduate Programs at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. He was responsible for all recruiting activities pertaining to their Executive and Corporate MBA programs as well as operational implementation and service delivery. Farhat holds a bachelor’s degree from Merrimack College and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.
Director of Academic Affairs for Executive Education
George Liebensfeld’s overriding goal is to build faculty resources for degree and non-degree executive education and hence ensure that teaching in Georgetown’s Executive Education programs is of the highest quality. He has an undergraduate degree in business from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in Liberal Studies from Georgetown. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Korea in 1996, and has worked and lived in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
Admissions Officer, Executive Degree Programs
Kirsten Sands serves as an Admissions Officer for Executive Degree Programs. Her primary responsibilities include helping prospective candidates through the application and admissions process. Prior to her current role, Sands served as Executive Assistant to the Founder/CEO of a DC nonprofit organization and has lived in Ghana as a volunteer program coordinator. She is a native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania and holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from Susquehanna University.
Assistant Director of Program Development, Executive Degree Programs
Nicole Marcheterre manages the development of new executive degree programs at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, which allows the school to expand into new geographic markets and areas of focus. In that role, Marcheterre will have responsibilities including: extensive client and partner interaction, program planning including support for online and in-person curriculum development, assisting with the documentation and approvals processes for new programs, supporting the marketing and admissions for new executive degree programs, and preparing for each new program’s launch. Prior to her current role Marcheterre served as an Office Program Support Generalist at the University of Vermont’s Human Resources Department. She is a native of Vermont and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Johnson State College.