Executive Education Team
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has highly experience professional program staff on hand to oversee the details of executive education program delivery and ensure a successful and memorable Custom Program experience from beginning to end.
MEET OUR PROGRAM STAFF:
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.
"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."
Assistant Dean of Custom & Open Enrollment Programs
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 arrives 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
Director of Program Development 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."
Director of Program Management
Flores leads the team that manages the operation and delivery of custom executive education programs. Roberto works with clients across the globe to establish strategic relationships. Roberto’s 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.”
Associate Director of Program Development
Sell manages custom program implementation, overseeing logistics and working with clientele across the globe. Prior to Georgetown, Patrick 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
Skinner manages the creation and operation of custom programs for clients ranging from small companies to nation-wide associations and global firms, and courses ranging from day-long events to curriculum spread over a full year. Her background includes service at the United Way of the National Capital Area, LeadAmerica, and the Center for Global Justice and Reconciliation at the Washington National Cathedral.
"Delivering a seamless program that exceeds expectations and enhances the experience of our clients is my singular objective. I strive to create an embracing environment that will maximize the learning opportunity and leave each client with lasting ties to Georgetown University."