McDonough School of Business

MBA Career Team

MBA Career Center Hours:

Located in the Hariri Building Suite 285, the MBA Career Center is open Mondays through Thursdays, 8 am – 7 pm*, and Fridays, 9 am – 5:30 p.m. Contact us at (202) 687-3741 or mbacareercenter@georgetown.edu.

*Hours may vary during holidays and summer break.

Maureen Carpenter

Maureen Cleary

Assistant Dean, Financial Services, Real Estate, and Hospitality Industries

Industry Practice Lead and Certified Career Coach

Maureen Cleary leads relationship building with employers and MBA students interested in financial services, real estate, and hospitality. Cleary joined the Georgetown McDonough Career Center from the NYU Stern Office of Career Development, where she was the director of relationship management, responsible for creating and expanding opportunities for Stern students by building strategic partnerships with diverse organizations.

Prior to joining Stern, Cleary was a vice president in operations at Credit Suisse Securities and Goldman Sachs where she specialized in oversight of core control functions, business process improvement, campus recruitment, project management, and staff development. Cleary received an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of Business and a B.A. in economics from Georgetown University.

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Larry Verbiest

Lawrence Verbiest

Director, Consulting Industry

Industry Practice Lead and Certified Career Coach

Lawrence Verbiest leads relationship building with employers and MBA students interested in consulting. He began his consulting career with Booz Allen Hamilton after a 22-year career as an officer in the U.S. Army. At Booz Allen, he supported clients in the healthcare and human capital markets, and led interdisciplinary teams of consultants on eight distinct contracts or task orders with a total award value of $33M during the period of 2008 to 2013. He also was very involved with employee recruiting.

Verbiest holds a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy, an M.A. in international policy studies from Stanford University, and an MPA from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He also completed a change management certification program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and is a Project Management Professional.

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Trudy McCrea

Trudy McCrea

Associate Director, Technology, Healthcare, Media, Sports & Entertainment Industries and Marketing/Sales Functions

Industry Practice Lead and Certified Career Coach

Trudy joined Georgetown with over 30 years of experience at IBM, Microsoft, and various startups. At the Georgetown McDonough Career Center, she fosters relationships between students and employers across diverse sectors such as Technology, Healthcare, Media, Sports, and Entertainment.

Trudy began her career in facilities planning and project management at IBM before transitioning to roles of increasing responsibility in sales and marketing. Notably, she led Microsoft’s Enterprise Sales Team for the Mid-Atlantic District and spearheaded Sales Enablement programs for IBM across North and South America. Throughout her career, she has served clients in a wide array of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, energy, government, and technology.

Trudy holds a B.S. in Facilities Planning from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Connecticut. Additionally, she is a certified Career Management Coach and holds IBM’s Advanced Sales Coaching certificate.

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Asha Noor

Asha Noor

Associate Director, Social Impact/ Non-profits, Education, Energy & CleanTech, Government, and International Development Industries

Industry Practice Lead and Certified Career Coach

Asha Noor leads employer relations and MBA student coaching in the social impact, education, energy/cleantech, government, and international development sectors. Prior to coming to McDonough, Noor was the Coordinating Director for Communities United for Status and Protection (CUSP), a national collaborative of grassroots immigrant-led organizations. Noor also served as the Program and Outreach Director at CAIR-MI, a Civil Rights organization, where she oversaw the implementation of inclusive policies at university campuses, as well as other sectors. Noor also served as the Advocacy and Civic Engagement Specialist at The Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS).

Noor is also the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the KBK Humanitarian Award, Martin Luther King Jr. Unsung Hero Award, and Michigan Coalition for Human Rights Community Advocate Award. Noor earned her M.S. in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University, and her B.A. in political science from Michigan State University.

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Sarah Swygard

Sarah Swygard

Associate Director, Consulting, Venture Capital, and Entrepreneurship

Industry Practice Lead and Certified Career Coach

Sarah Swygard leads relationship building with employers and MBA students interested in consulting, venture capital, and entrepreneurship.

Swygard joined the McDonough Career Center after six years as a strategy consultant at Deloitte Consulting, where she led and managed projects with senior government leaders in immigration, health, and defense. Her work ranged across business sectors to include strategy, technology pilots, finance, organization design, process development, and policy. She also volunteered with the Deloitte Strategy recruiting teams and coached over 50 staff through promotions and career changes. Before graduate school, Swygard worked in undergraduate admissions and as a collegiate speech and debate coach.

Swygard holds a Master’s in Leadership and Public Policy from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in english.

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Ja'net Y. DeFlorimonte

Ja’net Y. DeFlorimonte

Director of Operations

Ja’net DeFlorimonte provides strategic support to the McDonough Career Center in the areas of finance, budgets, analytics, and operations. Prior to joining the Career Center, DeFlorimonte was the director of admissions for the Master of Science in Foreign Service program at Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. She also held a leadership position with the Medical School for International Health at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Prior to joining academia, DeFlorimonte held various positions supporting students, mostly from untapped and historically underrepresented backgrounds at National Medical Fellowships, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and the Institute of International Education.

DeFlorimonte earned a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in international management from American University and a B.A. in political science with a minor in international studies from Wake Forest University. She also recently completed the Professional Project Management Certificate at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies.

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Marissa Bockeno

Marissa Bockeno

Recruitment and Event Coordinator

Operations

Marissa Bockeno supports the McDonough Career Center with logistical coordination, event planning, and operational support. While doing this, she focuses on recruitment activities that promote job placement for both students and employers.

Bockeno received her B.S from Ithaca College in communication management and design with a concentration in corporate communications and a minor in African diaspora. During her undergraduate studies, she worked for Ithaca College in the Office of Conference and Event Services where she planned and executed 100+ collegiate-related events. Prior to coming to Georgetown, Bockeno worked as a Service Team Leader at Wegmans where she focused on employee development and customer relations.

Bockeno was born and raised in Syracuse, New York, but lived in Ithaca, New York, before relocating to the DMV area. She is also currently pursuing her Master’s in Integrated Marketing Communications from Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies.

Akunna Konkwo
Recruitment and Event Coordinator
Operations

Akunna Konkwo

Recruitment and Event Coordinator

Operations

Akunna Konkwo contributes to the McDonough Career Center by coordinating events and providing operational assistance. Additionally, she is actively engaged in recruitment efforts, striving to connect students with job opportunities and assist employers in staffing roles.

Konkwo graduated from Boston College with a B.S. in marketing. Throughout her time as an undergraduate, she played on the women’s basketball team, competing on and off the court. Prior to entering Georgetown, Konkwo served as a marketing intern for the Cotuit Kettleers, a baseball team in the Cape Cod Baseball League.

Born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia, Konkwo is deeply familiar with Georgetown and its illustrious reputation, having grown up in the DMV area.

Danny Silver

Danny Silver

Associate Director, Data and Business Intelligence

Danny Silver is responsible for the administration of data and knowledge systems across the MBA programs at the McDonough School of Business. Prior to Georgetown, he held various positions in analytics, research, and process modeling at NBC Universal and Fannie Mae.

Silver graduated from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland with a B.S. in information systems and a B.S. in marketing.