The Georgetown McDonough Office of Marketing and Communications

Chief Marketing Officer

Chris M. Kormis

Associate Dean, 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. The Alumni and Corporate Relations Teams report to Chris. She also serves as a senior advisor to the dean and works on special projects with the Dean’s Office.

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.

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.

Sophia Morris

Communications Project Manager


Sophia Morris provides editorial and project management support for the Office of Marketing and Communications at the McDonough School of Business. She develops and maintains editorial workflow, tracks production processes, assists in writing, editing, and proofreading of print and digital materials and works effectively to build relationships across stakeholders, including external and internal vendors.

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.

Emily Dixon

Digital Production Specialist


Emily Dixon facilitates and guides the production, design, delivery as well as measurement of digital communications across Georgetown McDonough’s programs. She uses data to drive thoughtful decision making in marketing and communications collaborations with all departments in the business school. Her goal is to help to create and maintain a cohesive voice and brand identity that showcases the exceptional opportunities our school has to offer.  

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.

Ashleigh CE Spunaugle

Events Manager

Ashleigh Spunaugle assists with the execution of events for McDonough School of Business. She works with the director on signature events, and also helps manage event spaces in the Hariri building. She collaborates with program managers, centers, initiatives, and external partners to create a seamless events experience for all.

Corporate and External Relations

Sean McGilley

Director, Corporate and External Partnerships

Sean McGilley is responsible for forming relationships with strategic external partners for the McDonough School of Business, including corporations, non-profits, government agencies, and associations. He collaborates with various teams across the school and the university to develop and implement plans to grow our external engagement opportunities.