New Appointments Announced for Executive Programs

August 23, 2010
Ashley Baker and Nancy Beer Tobin To Develop and Implement Custom Programs for Businesses and Organizations
Ashley BakerNancy Beer Tobin

Washington, D.C. – Ashley Baker and Nancy Beer Tobin have joined the staff of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business as directors of program development in the Office of Executive Education. They will develop and implement custom programs with organizations to bring business education to their employees or clients. Current clients include such organizations as Booz Allen Hamilton, Berlitz International, and Spanish-based energy enterprise Abengoa.

“I am pleased to announce the addition of two experienced business development professionals to our staff: Ashley Baker and Nancy Beer Tobin,” said Brooks Holtom, interim associate dean of executive programs. “Their rich backgrounds make them ideally suited to develop programs for local, national, 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 managed client delivery teams across multiple functional disciplines including strategy, communications, performance management, and operations. He also held day-to-day responsibility for maintaining relationships with senior executive clients across multiple projects and developing new business opportunities.  
Previously, Baker had served as a start-up member of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and 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. Baker holds bachelor’s degrees in comparative politics and journalism from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in international commerce and economic policy from George Mason University.
Beer Tobin most recently was vice president of corporate social responsibility at CGI, where she worked to build visibility, focus, and strategy around pro bono and skilled-based volunteerism, corporate giving, wellness, and environmental responsibility. In this role, she created a strategic plan around corporate social responsibility (CSR), created a strategic philanthropy model for large partnerships, developed the CSR Annual Report, and increased awareness of CSR activities through media coverage and advertising.
Before joining CGI, Beer Tobin was the founding partner of The Tabard Group, which she formed to consult business leaders and social entrepreneurs on generating revenue through “doing well by doing good.” She also has served as a senior client manager for business development at Boardsource, worked closely with national nonprofits, and developed a strategic new business line with Target, Capital One, and Time Warner. Beer Tobin began her career on Wall Street as an investment banker with Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette and subsequently acted as a manager and advisor to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts during the early stage design of the financial model for the “Big Dig” project in Boston.
Beer Tobin earned a Master of Public Policy degree with a concentration in public finance and urban economic development from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science in public policy and communication arts from Cornell University.
About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world politics and business in Washington, D.C. Some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 500 participants in executive education programs study business with an intensive focus on leadership and a global perspective. Founded in 1957, the business school today resides in the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, a state-of-the-art facility that blends the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality. For more information about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, visit