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.

Hoyas for Others
Gina Ricciardi (B'85, Parent'17)
Sep 2014

Gina Ricciardi (B'85, Parent'17) President, Franciscan Charities, Inc.

As an undergraduate student at Georgetown, Gina Ricciardi planned to enter the world of finance for her career. She studied business, and then went on to work in the Corporate Intern Program at...
Alumni Spotlight
Neil and Sayra Meyerhoff in India, 2010
Aug 2014

Through a Different Lens: Neil Meyerhoff

When Neil Meyerhoff (L’74) attended Georgetown Law School, he never intended to practice law. Instead, he planned to use his education to further his family’s real estate business. While this career...
Alumni Spotlight
Jul 2014

Alumni Author Spotlight: Summer Thrillers

Knowing your subject matter is a crucial part of creating an entertaining and believable story. This is especially important in the genre of legal thrillers, where a lack of research and accurate...
Alumni Spotlight
Deirdre Kelly Lavrakas
Jul 2014

Deirdre Kelly Lavrakas (F’69)

Senior Manager of Production and Teaching Artist, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Having studied at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown, Deirdre Lavrakas had no prior acting...
Hoyas for Others
Jul 2014

Bridget Johnson (B’97) Associate Executive Director, Prep for Prep

As a track star in high school, Bridget Johnson had always dreamed of running for a top-tier school, never considering the cost of tuition until it was time to apply. Fortunately, her athletic and...
Alumni Spotlight
Michael Litton
Jun 2014

Michael Litton (B’72)

Founder and CEO, Bridge Brands Chocolate Michael Litton found his niche in the multibillion-dollar chocolate industry selling bite-sized gourmet chocolates packaged in personalized tins. Like many of...
Alumni at Work
Hoyas in hospitality featured alumni
May 2014

Hoyas in Hospitality

Meet four Hoyas succeeding in the booming hospitality trade, most of whom didn't intend to go into the service industry initially. Find out how they ended up there and why they love their jobs. Susan...
Career Spotlight
Katherine Liu
May 2014

Career Spotlight: Katherine K. Liu (B'98)

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Viacom International Media Networks Describe your current position and what led you to your job: I’m senior vice president of strategy and...
Career Spotlight
hilary-linder
May 2014

Career Spotlight: Hilary Linder (MSFS'11)

President, Kudzu Films Describe your current position and what led you to your job: I am the founder and president of Kudzu Films, a production company dedicated to spreading social justice through...
Career Spotlight
Dean Brenner
May 2014

Career Spotlight: Dean M. Brenner (C'91)

President, The Latimer Group Describe your current position and what led you to your job: Twelve years ago I founded an executive coaching and corporate training firm, focused on clear and powerful...
Career Spotlight
Doug Bouton
May 2014

Career Spotlight: Doug Bouton (C'07)

President and COO, Halo Top Creamery Describe your current position and what led you to your job: My current position is president and COO of Halo Top Creamery. I work, along with my business partner...
Career Spotlight
Jessica Barrett
May 2014

Career Spotlight: Jessica Barrett (B'07)

Business Development and Sales, pymetrics Describe your current position and what led you to your job: I recently started a new position in business development and sales at pymetrics, a New York-...