Alumni Receive Awards for Service to Georgetown McDonough

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On Oct. 5, three alumni of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business received awards for exemplary service to the school as part of the 2019 Graduate Alumni Reunion.

Michael Piwowar (MBA’94) was presented with the Dean’s Award, which honors an alumnus renowned in his or her field and who exemplifies the characteristics of principled leadership and service to society. Piwowar is the executive director of the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets and a former commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He also is a distinguished fellow with Georgetown McDonough’s Center for Financial Markets and Policy, bringing a deep understanding of financial markets and their implications for the global society.

The MAAC Award was given to Elizabeth Ross-Ronchi (MBA’99), vice president of global brand and field enablement within Global Commercial Services, a division of American Express. The MBA Alumni Advisory Council, or MAAC, works to strengthen the engagement of Georgetown McDonough MBA alumni in the activities of the school. The MAAC Award is presented to a MAAC member who has demonstrated exceptional service to Georgetown McDonough and exhibited high-level leadership within his or her organization. Ross-Ronchhi helped Georgetown McDonough become a core MBA school at American Express and guest lectures in MBA classes and club events.

Julia Tzeng (MBA’14) received the Ambassador of the Year Award, which is presented to an outstanding member of the McDonough Alumni Ambassador program who embodies all things Georgetown McDonough.  Tzeng works at Ernst & Young in New York City, focusing on strategy and operations projects for financial services clients. An active ambassador in New York, Tzeng also has helped reorganize the Alumni Ambassador program and onboard new ambassadors.