McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

Custom Team

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has a highly experienced professional program staff hailing from diverse backgrounds to oversee the details of corporate executive training delivery and to ensure a successful and memorable cura personalis custom experience from beginning to end.

Elie Farhat

Elie Farhat

Associate Dean, Chief External Affairs

Elie Farhat has a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a BS in Business Administration from Merrimack College. Most of his career in Higher Education has been in recruitment and admissions. He worked at Tufts, McGill, Drexel and has been at Georgetown since 2011. After 12 years of managing recruitment and admissions for our graduate programs, he is now in charge of external affairs. In this role, Elie leads our Alumni Relations, Corporate Engagement and Executive Education Custom programs.

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Ashley Baker

Ashley Baker

Associate Dean of Custom Executive Education

Ashley Baker is responsible for developing and implementing Georgetown McDonough’s custom programs centering on global leadership and operations, strategy, and change management for U.S. and international organizations. Baker arrived at Georgetown from Booz Allen Hamilton, where as an associate since 2006 he was responsible 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.

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Imke Simpson

Imke Simpson

Assistant Dean of Custom Executive Education

Imke Simpson is responsible for program development for Georgetown McDonough’s custom programs, centering on global leadership, strategy, FinTech, entrepreneurship, women’s leadership, and diversity and inclusion for organizations both in the U.S. and abroad.

Simpson previously worked as associate director of program management at Georgetown McDonough, managing the delivery of executive customized programs for clients such as SK Group, KPMG, and Booz Allen Hamilton. Prior to joining the team at Georgetown, Simpson developed and implemented professional exchange programs for dignitaries across the world as part of the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program. She holds a master’s degree in international relations from Georgetown University and bachelor’s degrees in business and management as well as sociology from Albion College in Michigan.

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/imkebaumann

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Roberto Flores

Roberto Flores

Associate Dean of Program Management

Roberto Flores leads the team that manages the operation and delivery of custom executive education programs. His work focuses on strategically building systems and processes for executive education programs, as well as collaborative projects with multiple departments at the McDonough School of Business. In addition to managing internal projects, Flores works with clients around the world on program development and delivery with an eye always on customer satisfaction.

Previous to working at Georgetown, Flores was the director of education at a leading after-school learning center in Bethesda, Maryland. He earned a master’s degree in security studies from Georgetown’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, a master’s degree in teaching from Johns Hopkins’ School of Education, and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University.

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Kim Hunt

Kim Hunt

Director of Custom Executive Education

Kim Hunt is responsible for program development for Georgetown McDonough’s custom programs, focusing on global leadership, strategy, entrepreneurship/innovation, women’s leadership, sustainability, and diversity and inclusion for organizations both in the U.S. and abroad.

Hunt previously worked as associate director of program management at Georgetown McDonough, managing the delivery of executive customized programs for clients such as USAID, Merrill, Visa, and FINRA. 

Before joining Georgetown, Hunt worked at Florida State University with the Center for Global Engagement where she developed and implemented special programs for students as part of the Disney International College Program and for specialized master’s programs. Hunt also worked at the San Diego Diplomacy Council and developed and executed professional exchange programs for dignitaries across the world as part of the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program.

She holds a master’s degree in international affairs from Florida State University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations: political science and economics from the University of California San Diego.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kim-hunt-b2610bb4/

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Ashleigh CE Spunaugle

Ashleigh CE Spunaugle

Assistant Director of Custom Program Management

Ashleigh Spunaugle is the assistant director of custom program management for the custom programs team. In this role, she delivers in-person and virtual learning experiences for executive education program participants. Ashleigh thrives in collaborative workspaces and works to implement an atmosphere of excitement around learning. 

Previously, Spunaugle was event manager for the office of marketing and communications at McDonough School of Business. She has worked in other departments across Georgetown, and participated in the management development program through Marriott International. 

Spunaugle currently is a candidate for the MPS in project management program at Georgetown and holds a B.S. in tourism, hospitality and events management from George Mason University.

LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashleighspunaugle/

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David Lange

David Lange

Assistant Director of Custom Program Management

David Lange is an assistant director of program management with the Custom Executive Education team. Lange plans and implements bespoke education programs for a variety of domestic and international clients. He strives to ensure each stakeholder is informed, each client feels satisfied, and each student leaves fulfilled. Lange enjoys paying attention to the details and ensuring a world-class experience for all who choose the McDonough School of Business for their custom education needs.

Previously at the university, Lange was the program manager for experiential learning at Georgetown Entrepreneurship. He managed a wide variety of programming for student and alumni entrepreneurs, including pitch competitions, entrepreneurship courses, jobs and internships, guest speakers, mentorship opportunities, and more.

Lange is currently pursuing a master’s in business administration with a certificate in sustainable business at Georgetown University. He graduated from The George Washington University in 2019 with a B.A. in international development and a minor in Spanish language and culture. He also is deeply involved with the collegiate social fraternity he founded and now serves as vice president of the organization’s local alumni association.

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Siddiq Iddrisu

Siddiq Iddrisu

Assistant Director of Custom Program Management

Siddiq Iddrisu is the assistant director of program management on the Custom Executive Education team. In his role, Iddrisu leads program delivery both domestically and internationally for our executive education participants. Iddrisu enjoys bringing to life clients’ wants and needs from an educational perspective. Building relationships is what Iddrisu strives to do with each stakeholder interaction.

Previously, Iddrisu was a program manager at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies. He assisted in advising new students, mass communication, and managing social media accounts for the school.

He graduated from Cornell University in 2016 receiving a B.S. in applied economics and management with a concentration in marketing and a minor in higher education. Outside of work, you can catch him on his sports podcast called “Prove Me Wrong.”

Linkedln: https://www.linkedin.com/in/siddiqiddrisu

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Crystal R. Francis

Crystal R. Francis

Assistant Director of Program ManagementPivot Program

Crystal R. Francis is the assistant director of program management for Georgetown University’s Pivot Program. She serves as the program manager for the 10-month, non-degree custom program in business and entrepreneurship designed for individuals returning home after a period of incarceration. Francis brings more than 14 years of experience as a senior program analyst for the federal government. She has over a decade of experience in the justice reform and policy advocacy space. In Maryland, she is recognized as a local champion for reentry, advocating for policies that remove education, employment, and housing barriers for returning citizens.  

Outside of Pivot, she volunteers as a board member for the Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform and is the Community Representative for Baltimore County’s Equitable Policing Advisory Workgroup. In these roles, she works to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in Maryland’s Justice System while helping people returning from jails and prisons lead productive lives. 

Francis earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, a master’s in homeland security from Towson University, and a doctor of philosophy in public policy and administration from Walden University. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated and the Fulbright Association.

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LaTasha Moore

LaTasha Moore

Program Associate, Pivot Program

LaTasha Moore is the program associate for the Pivot Program. In her role, Moore assists with recruitment and admissions, manages day-to-day operations for Pivot Fellows, in-person/virtual classroom management, and alumni engagement. She also serves as a Pivot Coach. 

Moore has over 20 years of government experience in the areas of training, resource management, budget, procurement, and project management. Her government experience includes serving as a resource allocation analyst, agency contracting officer/contract specialist, program analyst, and computer specialist/registrar.

Moore is a recent graduate of the Georgetown Pivot Cohort 3. She also is the first place winner of the 2021 Pivot Pitch competition along with fellow Pivot alumnus Victoria Hunt for Next Endeavor Diversity Staffing, a staffing firm that focuses on diversity and inclusion.

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