Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has a highly experienced professional program staff to oversee the details of Executive Education program delivery and to ensure a successful and memorable custom experience from beginning to end. Interested in a custom program for your organization?
Deputy Dean for Executive Education and Innovation
Professor of Strategy and International Business
Professor of Strategy and International Business
Paul Almeida is deputy dean for executive education and innovation and professor of strategy and international business at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He is also the co-director of the Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA program. He received his Ph.D. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
As deputy dean for executive education and innovation, Almeida oversees all aspects of executive degree and non-degree programs, as well as provides strategic planning and oversight for Georgetown McDonough's innovation in technology-enhanced learning and the creation of new academic programs on campus, online, and globally. Almeida's research studies innovation, knowledge management, alliances, and informal collaborations across firms and countries. He is particularly interested in understanding how knowledge flows and builds across people and organizations and how this affects performance. To learn more about Almeida’s research and expertise, visit this page.
Associate Dean of Custom and Open Enrollment Programs
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.
Director of Program Development
Imke Baumann is responsible for program development for Georgetown McDonough’s custom programs, centering on global leadership and operations, strategy, and change management for organizations both in the U.S. and abroad.
Baumann 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, Baumann 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.
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.
Assistant Director of Program Management
As an assistant director of program management, Kim Kaiser is responsible for implementing and executing customized executive education programs for clients around the world. Kaiser works closely with the custom programs team to enhance connections between McDonough and its clients by developing meaningful programming and experiences for participants. Prior to joining Georgetown, Kaiser worked at Florida State University with the Center for Global Engagement where she planned and delivered special programs for international students for three years. 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.
Assistant Dean, Custom and Open Enrollment Programs
Paul Lambert 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. Prior to arriving at Georgetown, Lambert was an assistant professor and academic officer at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, he served as a daily representative of the United States to defense and foreign affairs leaders from more than 75 nations enrolled at the university in programs focused on leadership and strategy. Lambert also directed the university's American Studies Program, which educates foreign leaders on American policy, government, and global partnerships. Lambert received his master's degree in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a bachelor's degree in American studies from Brigham Young University. He also is a graduate of the Seminar XXI Fellowship Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for International Studies.
Associate Director of Marketing
As associate director of marketing, Brynn Lampert is responsible for marketing strategy and outreach for custom executive education programs. She oversees social media and digital properties, as well as print materials and external outreach efforts. Prior to this role, Lampert was assistant director of communications at Georgetown McDonough. Previously, she worked at the University of Mary Washington and at a public relations firm in Alexandria, Virginia. Lampert received a master's degree in communication from George Mason University and a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Mary Washington.
Assistant Director of Program Management
As an assistant director of program management, Binita Raval is responsible for coordinating and executing customized executive education programs. Raval works closely with the custom team to further strengthen relationships between McDonough and its clients through providing high quality service and creating impactful and valuable experiences for the participants. Prior to joining Georgetown, Raval worked at the Institute for Defense and Business, where she planned and delivered custom education programs for the defense industry for four years. Raval holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and peace, war, and defense from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
As the program associate, Adam Thies is responsible for supporting the delivery of various executive custom program accounts at the McDonough School of Business. He works closely with the custom programs team to plan, develop, and maintain executive education programs. Prior to this role, Thies attended the University of Virginia, where he received a M.Ed. Previously, he has worked in the D.C. area at the Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture. He holds a B.A. in history from the University of Illinois.
Director of Program Management
Sarah Tillotson oversees the 30+ customized executive education programs that are delivered annually at Georgetown McDonough and overseas to ensure high-level engagement and top-tier customer service for Georgetown’s clientele. She also manages her own portfolio of public and private sector clients across the globe and has delivered programs in more than 10 countries. Additionally, she is responsible for strategizing and implementing new systems and processes that enable the program management team to perform more effectively and efficiently.
Prior to Georgetown, Tillotson worked as the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program coordinator at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. She was responsible for liaising with the 15 Japanese consulates and for managing the processing of more than 3,000 applications each year for one of the largest and most prominent cultural exchange programs in the world. She also was a junior high school English teacher in Kyoto, Japan, for two years.