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.

Murray 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). She spent 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).

Murray is a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) certified practitioner and an active member of the MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance (MBA CSEA) organization. She proudly serves on the board of directors of The Be. Org in Baltimore, Maryland 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 the associate dean for career management and strategic initiatives within the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program. Stowell 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 Allan Eberhart on major strategic initiatives for the program. Prior to joining the MSF program, Stowell served as founder and managing director of a small consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. where he led a team of consultants on projects related to talent development, human resources, strategic planning, organizational re-design, and leadership development. Stowell has also served in part-time faculty and administrator roles at the University of Vermont, The George Washington University, and several small colleges. Stowell also instructs the MSF career course, Strategic Career Management for Finance and Business Professionals, offered each fall semester. Stowell holds an Ed.S. from The George Washington University and is a professionally credentialed career counselor.

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Maureen Carpenter

Maureen Cleary

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

Industry Practice Lead and Certified Career Coach

Maureen Cleary leads relationship building with employers and MBA students interested in financial services, real estate, and hospitality. Cleary 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, Cleary was a vice president in operations at Credit Suisse Securities and Goldman Sachs where she specialized in oversight of core control functions, business process improvement, campus recruitment, project management, and staff development. Cleary 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 Schatz 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. Prior to working at Georgetown, Schatz 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 College.

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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 an Executive Master’s in Leadership at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and an 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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Laura Venos

Laura Venos

Senior Director, Career Curricula and Communications
Certified Career Coach

Laura Venos 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. Venos has spent nearly two decades helping students achieve their goals. She left her mark in higher education at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, The George Washington University School of Business, and Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. Most recently, Venos spent six years supporting students at McLean High School with their college and career pursuits with a focus on equity and mental health. She also was the first hire at Loper, a startup that has released a fit-first college search app for students. Venos went to the University of Richmond for undergrad and holds an M.A. in Counseling from The George Washington University. She lives in Arlington with her husband, two children, and energetic dog.

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Ja'net Y. DeFlorimonte

Ja’net Y. DeFlorimonte

Director of Operations

Ja’net DeFlorimonte provides strategic support to the McDonough Career Center in the areas of finance, budgets, analytics, and operations. Prior to joining the Career Center, DeFlorimonte 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, DeFlorimonte 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.

DeFlorimonte earned a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in international management from American University and a 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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