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
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
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
Dec 2015

Career Spotlight: Gaurav Malik (MBA'12)

Co-Founder & CEO, nClass Describe your company, nClass, and the problem it’s trying to solve in classrooms around the world: In classrooms around the world, students come to learn and instructors...
Career Spotlight
Dec 2015

Career Spotlight: Ricky Ashenfelter (MSB'09)

Co-Founder & CEO, Spoiler Alert Describe your current profession. I am the co-founder and CEO of an early-stage startup called Spoiler Alert that was launched while I was in grad school at MIT...
Career Spotlight
John Graf
Dec 2015

Career Spotlight: John Graf (B'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...
Career Spotlight
Ario Keshani
Jun 2015

Career Spotlight: Ario Keshani (SFS'05)

CEO, Split Technology, Inc. Describe your current profession. I am the CEO at Split ( split.us ), a shared ride startup based in DC. Split is a convenient, sustainable and affordable way to get...
Career Spotlight
Ashley Dodgen McCormick
Jun 2015

Career Spotlight: Ashley Dodgen McCormick (C'05)

Founder and Designer, ASHA by ADM Describe your current profession. I am the CEO & creative director of the jewelry company, ASHA, which I founded while a student at Georgetown. Tell us about...
Career Spotlight
Lee Kelly
Jun 2015

Career Spotlight: Lee Kelly (Alycia Appicello) (C'02)

Author, Simon & Schuster Describe your current profession. I’m an entertainment lawyer by trade, but I’ve taken a brief hiatus from practicing to focus solely on writing my books under contract...
Career Spotlight
Nicole Orphanos
Jun 2015

Career Spotlight: Nicole Orphanos (SLL'95)

Vice President, Douglas Elliman Describe your current profession and what motivates you most to stay in your role. My current profession involves interacting with clients from all over the world...
Career Spotlight
Rande Coleman
Jun 2015

Career Spotlight: Rande Coleman (SLL'75)

Executive Vice President, Douglas Elliman Real Estate Describe your current profession and what motivates you most to stay in your role. My current job in real estate involves helping individuals...
Career Spotlight
Sabahat Chaudry
Jun 2015

Career Spotlight: Sabahat Chaudhary (L'06)

Co-founder/owner, Magpie Cookshop Describe your current profession. I co-founded and own a small business, Magpie Cookshop, which designs and makes sustainable kitchen textiles. All of our products...