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 B.S. 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, Farhat 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

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 United States 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 and sociology from Albion College in Michigan.


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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 United States 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.


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Jasmine Lamb

Associate Director of Marketing

As the associate director of marketing for Custom Executive Education, Jasmine Lamb leads the strategic marketing efforts for Georgetown McDonough’s custom programs, including increasing the global reach and awareness of its world-class corporate education offerings across leadership, business strategy, FinTech, entrepreneurship, data and artificial intelligence, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and beyond.

Lamb’s marketing and brand work spans a decade of experience across a diverse range of industries including high-growth tech startups, lifestyle and wellness, and media publishing and entertainment. She is also the founder of WhutWeShare, LLC, a consulting platform and holding company for creator-based businesses and early-stage founders. Holding to Georgetown’s values of cura personalis, Lamb is an advocate for holistic wellbeing and serves as a certified mindfulness meditation teacher and coach for executive leaders, entrepreneurs, and creatives alike. Lamb holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Judy Henry Scinto

Judy Henry Scinto

Director of Program Management

Judy Henry Scinto is the director of program management within Custom Executive Education at Georgetown McDonough. Scinto leads the team that delivers tailored educational programming for custom executive education clients globally, which includes corporations, governments, and academic partnerships. Scinto’s role is to facilitate best-in-class program execution for Georgetown stakeholders in business and policy programming held onsite at McDonough, offsite internationally, and virtually.

Scinto has had over 25 years of professional experience working within the finance and education arenas as a collaborative team builder, relationship manager, and communications specialist. Prior to Georgetown, Scinto was on the faculty at Sacred Heart Greenwich, where she was the director of the Global Scholars Program, leading the curricular design, delivery, and teaching of a signature academic certificate program. Before that, Scinto worked for Goldman Sachs in equity sales on the European Shares Desk, providing tailored investment portfolio advice to global institutional clients. She also worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as a senior financial analyst in the International Bank Supervision Group, involved with the regulatory compliance of complex foreign bank operations.

Scinto received her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and her B.A. in Spanish and English Literature from Tufts University. Scinto also has received instructor certification from the Harvard Case Method Institute and completed DEI and dialogue training from the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.

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.”


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Valmir Mici

Valmir Mici

Assistant Director of Program Management

Valmir Mici is a highly accomplished professional with a wealth of experience in the fields of logistics, operations, and hospitality. With a proven track record of success in both domestic and global settings, Mici brings a unique combination of skills and expertise to every role he undertakes.

Mici’s ability to navigate challenges and find effective solutions has consistently contributed to the success of the teams and projects he has been involved in. He is the assistant director of program management at Georgetown McDonough where he has excelled in leading communications for program participants. His extensive client interaction experience, often across cultures and borders, has honed his ability to build strong relationships and ensure a positive experience for all participants. 

Prior to his current position, Mici held the role of unit manager at Jose Andres Group. During his tenure, he exhibited strong leadership skills by leading the operational side of the business unit. His dedication to delivering a positive and consistent client experience earned him the respect and admiration of both colleagues and clients. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and outdoor running. Mici loves spending time with his family and friends and always looking for new adventures to embark on.

Hala Hawatmeh

Hala Hawatmeh

Program Coordinator

Hala Hawatmeh is a program coordinator at Georgetown McDonough on the Custom Executive Education team. As a program coordinator, Hawatmeh supports various aspects of custom executive education programs, ensuring their smooth operation from start to finish. She handles logistics, coordinates schedules, communicates with stakeholders, and maintains meticulous attention to detail to deliver exceptional experiences for program participants.

Hawatmeh’s previous experience includes working at the United Nations in Amman, Jordan, where she successfully managed digital communications and coordination tasks. Her attention to detail and commitment make her a valuable member of the team as a program coordinator.

She has a bachelor’s degree in media studies from the University of British Columbia and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Communication, Culture, and Technology at Georgetown University, where she he aims to further deepen her knowledge and skills, equipping herself with the latest insights and strategies in the field of communication.

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