Recent News and Press Releases
Public Votes Will Determine Winner
Lizette Jenness Olmos, national communications director of the League of United Latin American Citizens and graduate of Georgetown University’s Executive Master’s in Leadership program, is a finalist for MillerCoors’ Líderes campaign, which honors leaders in the Hispanic community.
The following fall 2009 Undergraduate Professional Development Series events are open to undergraduate students at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business:
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SUSTAINABILITY CAREER PANEL
Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 6 p.m.
Fisher Colloquium, Rafik B. Hariri Building
Meet alumni, MBA students, and entrepreneurs who have made their way in nonprofit, government, and other socially responsible sectors of the business world. Learn how you can use your business acumen while also benefiting society.
Kelly Sweeney McShane, a Georgetown University McDonough School of Business MBA alumna who is the executive director of Community of Hope, is one of five recipients of the 2009 Meyer Foundation Exponent Award.
After graduating from college, Tim Westergren spent years searching for a way to combine his love of music with a career. Two experiences during that time would plant the seeds for the Music Genome Project, which eventually led to the founding of Pandora Internet Radio.
Amber Hamilton, an alumna of Georgetown’s Executive Master’s in Leadership Program, recently was featured in Black Enterprise magazine.
The article in the October 2009 issue, titled “How to Prepare for any Crisis: Georgetown University Teaches Leadership,” explains Hamilton’s decision to pursue the Executive Master’s in Leadership degree as a way to enhance her leadership skills at a time she needed them most - while working as a senior program manager for Fannie Mae during the global financial crisis.
This past spring, the McDonough School of Business allocated resources to provide additional financial aid to 23 rising second-year MBA full-time students facing unexpected financial challenges due to the current economic climate. All in all, the school awarded $240,000 for this purpose.
Reid Also Will Lead the Development of the School’s Real Estate Initiative
Washington, D.C. – Jeff Reid has been named Director of Entrepreneurial Studies and Real Estate Initiatives at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. In this newly created position, he will lead, develop, and implement strategic initiatives related to entrepreneurial studies and real estate, with a goal of advancing Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business among the hierarchy of leading business schools.
Distinguished Leaders Series to Feature Tim Westergren, Oct. 15
WHAT: Tim Westergren, founder and chief strategy officer at Pandora Internet Radio, will speak at Georgetown University as part of the Distinguished Leaders Series. The series annually brings to Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business accomplished business leaders who share their experiences with undergraduate and graduate business students. The lectures also are open to the public.
WHEN: Thursday, October 15, 2009, 5 p.m.
Speakers include Executives from Pandora Internet Radio, Kraft Foods, and Marriott International
Washington, D.C. – The 2009-10 Distinguished Leaders Series at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business continues this fall with lectures by executives from organizations such as Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Pandora Internet Radio, Kraft Foods, Evolution Markets, Jiffy Lube, the American Legacy Foundation, and DC Central Kitchen.
On Wednesday, Oct. 7, George Tenet, former director of central intelligence for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and Georgetown University distinguished professor in the practice of diplomacy, was the third of six distinguished speakers in a program custom designed for Booz Allen Hamilton. The Change Management Advanced Practitioner Program is a five-month program designed to give Booz Allen consultants greater breadth and depth in change management principles.