Alumni Stories

Georgetown alumni are passionate and driven leaders, prompting worldwide change in industries such as business, public policy, healthcare and the arts. Read about Hoyas making their mark as men and women for others.

Career Spotlight
Mar 2017

Career Spotlight: Richard E. Bennett II (B'03) & Renee Cherkezian (N'03)

Co-Founders, Epicured What inspired you to start Epicured? Was it the Jesuit motto of cura personalis , or care of the whole person? RICH: The phrase cura personalis and the idea of “women and men...
Career Spotlight
Mar 2017

Career Spotlight: Paul J. Coughlin III (C'86)

Owner, Taconic Distillery How has your love for the great outdoors and appreciation for American history inspired Taconic Distillery? With a passion for the outdoors and a desire to work the land, my...
Career Spotlight
Jason Claire
Jan 2017

Career Spotlight: Jason Claire (MBA’02)

Director of Corporate Partnerships, FoundersCard Who do you consider to be your influencer? My dad was a big brand business executive for many years and then became an entrepreneur in his 50s. Happy...
Career Spotlight
Ryan Huss
Nov 2016

Career Spotlight: Ryan Huss (MSB'02)

COO, SYDE Fantasy Sports Tell us a bit about what it was like working for a startup turned public that reached #4 in the Inc. 500. Working for a startup in the early stages of growth gave me exposure...
Career Spotlight
Richard Gregorie
Nov 2016

Career Spotlight: Richard D. Gregorie (C'68, L'71)

Senior Litigation Counsel, U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami, Florida You joined the Justice Department in 1972, straight out of Georgetown University Law Center. What inspired you to go into criminal...
Career Spotlight
Erica Nonni
Sep 2016

Career Spotlight: Erica Nonni (C'03)

Managing Director, Nonni Strategic Marketing Describe your current position and what led you to your job: I run a wine and food marketing company, Nonni Strategic Marketing . We manage import...
Career Spotlight
Lee Higdon
Aug 2016

Career Spotlight: Lee Higdon (C'68)

Former Dean of UVA's Darden School of Business | President Emeritus at Connecticut College, College of Charleston and Babson College As a former dean, emeritus president at three institutions, and a...
Career Spotlight
Jeffrey Schiller
Aug 2016

Career Spotlight: Jeffrey Schiller (MBA'08)

Associate Director Marketing, Deustch Family Wine & Spirits | Author of Wine Hack Tell us about Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits. What is the history behind the company and what makes it so...
Career Spotlight
Lauren Epshteyn
Aug 2016

Career Spotlight: Lauren Epshteyn (C'07)

Mobile Advertising Sales Strategy Executive, Google | New York, NY Describe your current profession: I’m a media sales strategy executive at Google. I’ve been at Google for almost nine years, and in...
Career Spotlight
Dec 2015

Career Spotlight: Nora Gardner (C'07)

CEO and Creative Director, Nora Gardner NYC Describe your current profession. I am the founder of Nora Gardner NYC, a women’s professional workwear brand based in NYC. My primary roles are design,...
Career Spotlight
Donna McNamara
Dec 2015

Career Spotlight: Donna McNamara (MBA'07)

Senior Director, Luxury Brand Management, The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company LLC Describe your current profession. I lead the global brand strategy and initiatives affecting the guest experience for The...
Career Spotlight
John Graf
Dec 2015

Career Spotlight: John Graf (MBA'86)

President & CEO, Priory Hospitality Group Describe your current profession. I own and operate a multi-line hospitality business, which includes an independent boutique hotel (the 42 room Priory...

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