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Meet Our Program Team

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

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  • 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 U.S. 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 they 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."

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  • Ashley Baker

    Assistant Dean of Custom & Open Enrollment Programs

    Ashley Baker is responsible for developing and implementing Georgetown McDonough’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 as an associate since 2006, he was responsible 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.

    "What differentiates Georgetown McDonough'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 say yes to programs only 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."

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  • Nancy Beer

    Principal Advisor, Custom Programs

    As principal advisor, Nancy Beer leverages her extensive experience in and knowledge of the execuitve education space to consult with Georgetown on custom program opportunities. Beer previously served Georgetown as assistant dean for executive education, where she was responsible for developing and implementing custom programs centering on global leadership and operations, strategy, and change management for U.S. and international organizations. Prior to joining the Georgetown team, Beer 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. Beer 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 will exceed expectations from each and every client."

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  • 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 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 a bachelor’s degree in social psychology from Duke University and a master’s degree in education policy from Stanford University.

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  • 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 for quality and tangible customer service, and my mission is to create an environment in which people not only learn but feel that they came to the right place and made the right choice.”

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  • Patrick Sell

    Director of Program Management

    Patrick Sell manages custom program implementation, overseeing logistics and working with clients 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. Joining them for lunch or engaging them during breaks can go a long way in making each participant feel respected. Connecting with people makes the job more fun and rewarding."

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  • Imke Baumann

    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 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 and management and sociology.

    “I enjoy working directly with our clients — domestic and international — on customized programs that exceed expectations and 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.”

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  • Xiuzhu Lin

    Assistant Director of Program Management

    As an Assistant Director of Program Management, Xiuzhu Lin leads the execution of Georgetown’s custom programs to create unique, organizational-specific learning experiences for clients from various industries across the globe. Lin works closely with the custom team to build critical capabilities to enhance procedural excellence in the day-to-day operations of each program.

    Lin most recently worked at Rutgers University, where she created and delivered a substantial portfolio of leadership training programs. She comes from a diverse range of business and government affairs experiences -- including positions held at Tiffany & Co. in New York City, the New York City Mayor’s Office, and Caterpillar Inc.’s Asia Pacific Marketing division in Beijing.  Lin holds a master’s degree in International Affairs from Penn State University, and a bachelor’s degree in International Management and Spanish from Moravian College.

    “I thrive on providing exceptional client service and maximizing operational efficiency to promote the success of our clients. Georgetown’s distinguished expertise in delivering custom executive programs on a global scale allows me to capitalize on the best available resources to generate client-specific solutions; and to ultimately raise the industry standards of program delivery in executive education.”

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  • Sarah Tillotson

    Assistant Director of Program Management

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

    Prior to Georgetown, Tillotson worked as the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program coordinator at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C.  She also was a junior high school English teacher in Kyoto, Japan, for two years.

    “I am inspired continuously 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 to 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 on campus and in other countries is incredibly rewarding.”

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  • 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 where they come from and what they want to learn. It is a privilege to help create what these guests will remember as their Georgetown experience.”

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  • 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 government agencies. Previously, deCastrique worked for Carolinas HealthCare Foundation, focusing her efforts on development and communications for Levine Children's Hospital. She led $1 million 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 by my colleagues, who constantly exceed expectations with world-class programs, as well as 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."

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