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Executive Degree Programs Announces Launch of CIRCLE Advisory Committee

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business announces the launch of CIRCLE, an alumni advisory committee that will work to elevate the school’s executive-level degree programs, including the Executive MBA and Executive Master’s in Leadership.

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The Committee for Impactful Relationships for C-Level Executives (CIRCLE) will strengthen the engagement and networking capability of Georgetown McDonoughs’ executive degree programs and alumni while working to increase general awareness of the school’s degree offerings, alumni, and students. CIRCLE members are charged with advising the senior associate dean for executive degree programs on curricular, co-curricular, and alumni programs; promoting broader alumni engagement in admissions activities, curricular and co-curricular activities, and career services programming; and collaborating with the Office of Alumni Relations to increase alumni engagement.

“We are blessed to have alumni who have extremely successful careers and also take the time to give back to Georgetown McDonough and our executive degree programs,” said Bardia Kamrad, senior associate dean for executive degree programs. “I look forward to working with our distinguished members as we build upon our tradition of excellence.”

The CIRCLE is chaired by Robert Burger (EMBA’03), executive director and chief operating officer of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox. The other inaugural members include:

  • Peter Biche (B’78), CFO, Monumental Sports & Entertainment
  • Andy Blocker (EMBA’02), head of U.S. government affairs, Invesco
  • Cheryl Campbell (GEMBA’16), board director and global executive advisor, Kaiser Permanente
  • David Chavern (EMBA’03), president and CEO, News Media Alliance
  • Kevin Cochie, vice president and general manager, FLIR Airborne Sensors
  • Caroline Decker (EMBA’16), vice president, northeast corridor service line, Amtrak
  • Gary Gadson (EMBA’05), assistant vice president for learning and development, AT&T
  • Mark Gray (EMBA’03), president and CEO, ASRC Federal
  • Tatiana Koleva (EMBA’01), senior vice president for service delivery, Exela Technologies
  • Craig Pettibone (EMBA’02), national accounts credit manager, Wells Fargo Dealer Services 
  • Erjona Prifti (EMBA’16), CFO, Georgetown McDonough School of Business
  • Keihan Sedghi (EMBA’97), DC specialist leader, Deloitte Consulting
  • David Sena (EMBA’01), CFO, Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • Matthew Shay (EMBA’11), president and CEO, National Retail Federation
  • Deven Verma (EMBA’11), senior director of digital transformations, TDC
  • Rose Wang (GEMBA’18), managing director, GrowCap Ventures
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