The Georgetown McDonough Office of Marketing and Communications

Chief Marketing Officer

Chris M. Kormis

Associate Dean and Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Advisor to the Dean

Twitter: @ckormis

Chris Kormis leads, develops, and implements strategic marketing and communications efforts. She is the brand steward; primary spokesperson, after the dean, to all external audiences; and directs communications strategies to promote the school and raise its visibility among its stakeholders and the media.

Communications and Media Relations Team

Teresa Mannix

Senior Assistant Dean for Communications


Teresa Mannix oversees media relations, rankings, and editorial services. She works closely with the Office of the Dean to develop messaging for external communications.

Lauren Pauer

Senior Director of Content Strategy
Editor, Georgetown Business Magazine


Lauren Pauer leads content strategy for the McDonough School of Business, where she develops and manages compelling content across print, digital, and social platforms. She collaborates with internal and external partners to develop editorial strategies that drive brand awareness and support institutional goals. She also is editor of Georgetown Business magazine and manages the school’s brand, visual identity, and editorial style.

Molly Fleenor

Associate Director of Communications/Media Relations


Molly Fleenor develops and implements strategic and integrated communications and marketing plans that support the goals of the school’s centers, initiatives, and institutes. As a primary media contact for the school, Fleenor ensures that the activities surrounding faculty research, thought leadership, student successes, and programmatic differentiators are communicated to both internal and external stakeholders.

Ashley Kate Kesler

Communications and Social Media Manager


Ashley Kate Kesler creates and manages content across Georgetown McDonough’s social media platforms to support the school’s strategic goals. She works with Marketing and Communications team members, as well as with staff across the business school and university to create social media campaigns around specific events, programs, and initiatives.

Digital Marketing Production

Patrick Burritt

Senior Director of Digital Marketing and Communications

Patrick Burritt is responsible for directing the design, production, and delivery of electronic mass communication. He collaborates with all departments to create an effective, engaging, and cohesive digital identity for the school. He is the lead on public-facing, web-based initiatives and helps direct the content management strategy using data analytics.

Events Team

Stephanie Martineau

Director of Events


Stephanie Martineau leads the events team at the school with execution of signature events, ceremonies, receptions, multifaceted conferences, and gala dinners. She works with students, program offices, and alumni to engage participants, provide networking opportunities for alumni, and bolster events on campus for all students.

Cheryl Laing

Administrative Events Assistant


Cheryl Laing assists with the execution of events for the McDonough School of Business and coordinates the reservations for Fisher Colloquium. In addition, Cheryl assists the Steers Center for Global Real Estate with its events and administrative activities.