McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

Our Leadership

Christine Murray

Christine Murray

Associate Dean, McDonough Career Services

Christine (Christy) Murray (she/her) is the Associate Dean and Managing Director of Career Services at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. She is responsible for career and corporate development initiatives across all full-time and part-time MBA degree programs, graduate degree programs, and undergraduate degree programs at Georgetown McDonough.

Christy has 20+ years of corporate and higher education experience, including asset and property management roles at KeyCorp, Trammell Crow, and CubeSmart (formerly U-Store-It), and the last 14 years managing global career and corporate development initiatives at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, and the Whiting School of Engineering. She holds an M.S. in Organizational Counseling from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in Social Work from Miami University (Ohio).

Christy is a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) certified practitioner and an active member of the MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance (MBA CSEA) organization. Christy proudly serves on the board of directors of The Be. Org in Baltimore, MD, and is committed to encouraging youth to live above their socially imposed limitations to go beyond a dream and achieve remarkable excellence. She is an avid yogi and wellness enthusiast who thrives while balancing in yoga poses and who strives to create balance in movement.

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Thomas Stowell

Thomas R. Stowell, EdS, MCC

Associate Dean, MSF Career Management and Strategic Initiatives

Thomas Stowell is Associate Dean for Career Management and Strategic Initiatives within the MSF Program. Tom manages a team of career advising and corporate engagement professionals as well as the Program’s Executives in Residence. He oversees all aspects of MSF Career Services including 1:1 advising, corporate outreach, career learning, the MSF Summer Clinics, and alumni engagement. He also works closely with Senior Associate Dean Eberhart on major strategic initiatives for the program. Prior to joining the MSF Program, Tom served as Founder and Managing Director of a small consulting firm based in Washington, DC where he led a team of consultants on projects related to talent development, human resources, strategic planning, organizational re-design, and leadership development. Tom has also served in part-time faculty and administrator roles at the University of Vermont, The George Washington University, and several small colleges. In the MSF Program, Tom instructs the MSF Career Course – Strategic Career Management for Finance and Business Professionals – a course offered each fall semester. Tom holds an Ed.S. from The George Washington University and is a professionally credentialed career counselor.

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Eric Young

Eric Young

Assistant Dean, Technology, Media, Entertainment & Sports, and Venture Capital Industries and Entrepreneurship

Industry Practice Leader and Certified Career Coach

Eric leads relationship building with employers and MBA students interested in the technology, media, entertainment, sports, and venture capital industries. He also coaches MBA students interested in entrepreneurship. Eric joined the Georgetown McDonough Career Center following a 20-year international career at Accenture, where he began as a technology consultant and served in various human resources roles across the United States, India, and Canada.

Eric holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Maryland, an M.A. in organizational management from The George Washington University, and a certificate in corporate leadership from Georgetown University.

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Maureen Carpenter

Maureen Cleary

Assistant Dean, Financial Services, Real Estate, and Hospitality Industries

Industry Practice Leader and Certified Career Coach

Maureen leads relationship building with employers and MBA students interested in financial services, real estate, and hospitality. Maureen joined the Georgetown McDonough Career Center from the NYU Stern Office of Career Development, where she was the director of relationship management, responsible for creating and expanding opportunities for Stern students by building strategic partnerships with diverse organizations.

Prior to joining Stern, Maureen was a vice president in operations at Credit Suisse Securities and Goldman, Sachs & Company where she specialized in oversight of core control functions, business process improvement, campus recruitment, project management, and staff development. Maureen received an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of Business and a B.A. in economics from Georgetown University.

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Talia Schatz, undergraduate career advisor

Talia Schatz

Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Careers

Talia is an experienced higher education professional with an extensive background in professional development, leadership coaching, student advising, program management, and recruitment. She works collaboratively with students to help them define and achieve their professional and leadership goals in strategic and thoughtful ways. Before Georgetown, she oversaw the professional development team at Barnard College of Columbia University. She earned an MSW from New York University and a B.A. from Wellesley.

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Denise Durgin

Denise Durgin (EML’16)

Assistant Dean, Graduate and Executive Degree Programs

Denise Durgin serves the McDonough School of Business as assistant dean for Graduate and Executive Degree Programs within the McDonough Career Center. Most recently Durgin was a patient experience performance advisor for the women’s and children’s clinical staff and senior executive clinical triad at Inova Health System. Before her role in patient experience, Durgin worked for more than 25 years at Marriott International and The Ritz-Carlton in sales, marketing, and revenue management leadership roles. She also served as senior director in asset management at Host Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest REIT.

Durgin earned her Executive Master’s in Leadership at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and her undergraduate degree in hotel, restaurant, and travel administration at The University of Massachusetts, Isenberg School of Management. Durgin also is a certified executive coach credentialed through the International Coach Federation. She lives in McLean, Virginia, with her husband and two pups, Stella and Stewie. She’s a stepmom of four daughters and enjoys time with her family, fitness, reading, Boston sports, and serving others through her volunteer work.

For more than 20 years, Durgin has given back to the D.C.-area community through her volunteer work on various boards and councils in the oncology space. Her passion to serve others also resulted in publishing her first book, Prescription for Proton Radiation, as well as numerous media appearances and participation on patient panels both locally and at the national level.

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Kerry Kidwell Slak

Kerry Kidwell-Slak

Director, Career Curricula and Communications

Certified Career Coach

Kerry leads the career curricula and communications team for the McDonough Career Center in developing and delivering resources to support the career goals of students across all McDonough academic programs. She most recently held management roles in membership and education programs with two science-based non-profit associations with an emphasis on cultivating professional development and career opportunities for those with STEM backgrounds. She also has held leadership roles with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Career Center and began her career in technical consulting for the nuclear power industry with MPR Associates.

Kerry holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Duke University and an M.A. in higher education administration from The George Washington University.

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Ja'net Y. DeFlorimonte

Ja’net Y. DeFlorimonte

Director of Operations

Ja’net provides strategic support to the McDonough Career Center in the areas of finance, budgets, analytics, and operations. Prior to joining the Career Center, Ja’net was the director of admissions for the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program at Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. She also held a leadership position with the Medical School for International Health at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Prior to joining academia, Ja’net held various positions supporting students, mostly from untapped and historically underrepresented backgrounds, at National Medical Fellowships, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and the Institute of International Education.

Ja’net earned her MPA with a concentration in international management from American University and her B.A. in political science with a minor in international studies from Wake Forest University. She also recently completed the Professional Project Management Certificate at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies.

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