2013 Service Recognition Award Biographies

Apollonian Alumni Award – Established 1997

The Apollonian Alumni Award is named for St. Apollonia, the patron saint of Dentistry, and is conferred upon an alumnus who has demonstrated exceptional efforts on behalf of the alumni of the School of Dentistry. A maximum of one award is conferred annually.

Joseph A. Catanzano Jr., D.D.S. (D'71)

Joseph A. Catanzano Jr., D.D.S. (D'71)
Joseph A. Catanzano Jr. has been practicing dentistry since 1971. More

Dr. Catanzano and his wife, Pam (N’68) spent 2 years with the Navy in Keflavik Iceland where son, Joseph III was born. Returning to the Boston area in 1973, he continued in the Navy Reserve while establishing a dental practice in Winchester and Lexington, MA. In 1990, Dr. Catanzano was activated for Operation Desert Storm as Commanding Officer of National Disaster Medical System Team 101 Newport Naval Hospital.

He retired as Captain in the Navy Dental Corps in a ceremony aboard USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) at the Charlestown Navy Yard. Joe has been an Evaluator for Clinical Research Associates /Provo Utah for the past 36 years. Pam and Joe returned to DC in 1999 where he practices in Mclean, VA with classmate Charles Ferrara, D.D.S. (D’71) and Shreve Spitler, D.D.S.

Daughter Kirsten (C’98, MLS’04), was co-captain of the GU women’s varsity crew and Joseph III (C’95) unable to attend Georgetown University Dental School (since its sad closing in 1990) graduated from Maryland Dental School in 2000 and practices in DC.

Dr. Catanzano was involved with the Georgetown Club of Boston, and in DC has become involved in alumni events including the Dental Alumni Board which he served on for 6 years while taking over the editorship of the Dental Alumni Newsletter; he continues as editor. Dr. Catanzano has been chairman of his last 2 reunions. He is an avid GU basketball fan with season tickets since 2004.


Founders Alumni Award – Established 1992

The Founders Alumni Award is named for the founders of Georgetown University School of Medicine and is conferred upon a maximum of four alumni from the Medical School. Doctors Noble Young, Flodoardo Howard, Charles Lieberman, and Johnson Elliott approached President James Ryder, S.J. and requested the establishment of a medical department under the auspices of Georgetown College. In 1851, instruction officially began in the newly established department with Young, Howard, Elliot, and Lieberman as the first faculty appointments. Together, these four founding faculty provided the leadership and vision to sustain the fragile enterprise of the Medical Department throughout its early years. The award is conferred upon those alumni leaders whose efforts and dedication to the School of Medicine have been truly remarkable.

Shannon Becker Green, M.D. (C'02, M'07)

Shannon Becker Green, M.D. (C'02, M'07)
Shannon Becker Green, M.D., received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 2002. More

Following graduation, she spent one year working in Substance Abuse Research at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. She then returned to the hilltop and graduated from the School of Medicine in 2007. Dr. Green went on to complete her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at George Washington University and is currently in private practice at Foxhall Ob/Gyn Associates, PC in NW Washington, D.C.

In Medical School, Dr. Green was one of the founding members of the Medical Student Alumni Ambassadors and served as Social Chair. One year after receiving her Medical Degree, she joined the Medical Alumni Board as the youngest member ever elected. Dr. Green is currently serving her second term. More recently, Dr. Green served as both Communications Chair and Giving Chair for her 5th year Medical Reunion.

Dr. Green remains an active member of the Georgetown community. She is an interviewer for the Alumni Admissions Program, a member of the DC Alumni Club and participates in the Medical School’s M.A.T.C.H. program. She is a season ticket holder to Hoya basketball games and is a member of the Hoya Hoop Club.

Dr. Green mentors current and prospective medical students and has recently begun instructing third year medical students in their Ob/Gyn rotation at Georgetown.

Dr. Green is incredibly proud of her family connections to Georgetown. Her grandfather, William J. Flynn, was a graduate of the Medical School in 1942. Her father, Thomas Becker, received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown and both her aunt and uncle, Karen and Kearney Shanahan, graduated from the Law School. Also, Dr. Green is married to Michael Green, who was her undergraduate classmate at Georgetown. They currently reside in Arlington, Virginia.

Timothy K. Duffin

Timothy K. Duffin, M.D. (M'88, R'92)
Tim is the tenth of thirteen children and was born and raised in Haddonfield, NJ. All 13 children graduated from college. His parents Joe and Connie Duffin reside in Moorestown, NJ. More

Tim graduated from Catholic University of America with a degree in Biology and English. He next attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and graduated in 1988.  After completing General Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital, he finished his Urology Residency at New York Medical College.  In 1995, Tim entered the United States Army as a commissioned officer and was assigned to the 86th Combat Support Hospital.  While stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY, Tim was the Chief of the Urology clinic at Blanchfield Army Hospital.  He received the Meritorious Service Medal for achieving the highest ranking clinic for patient satisfaction in the entire Department of Defense worldwide.

Tim has been a member of the Georgetown Medical Alumni Board for five years and the Board of Governors for one year, and serves as the current President of the Medical Alumni Board.  In 2012, Tim started the Alumni Club of Tennessee.  In addition, Tim volunteers on the Alumni Admissions Program and has mentored several Georgetown undergraduate students with the Georgetown Scholarship Program. Tim has also worked as M’88’s Communications Chairman.

Tim resides in Clarksville, TN where he started a solo Urology practice in 2001. He is married to Carol, and has three children, Jack 18, Kyle 15 and Ryan 13. Tim and his children have attended over 20 away games for the Hoya’s men’s basketball team including the NCAA regionals in Raleigh, Newark and the final four in Atlanta.

Walter J. Giblin

Walter J. Giblin, M.D. (C'80, M'84)
Walter J. "Bud" Giblin, M.D. graduated from Georgetown University's College of Arts and Sciences in 1980 and it's School of Medicine in 1984. More

After completing a dermatology residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Giblin served as a medical officer in the U.S. Army.  He has had a private practice in dermatology in Rockville, MD since 1992.

Dr. Giblin served as an Alumni Admissions Program interviewer since 1992 and as Committee Chairman for Montgomery County and member of the Board of Advisors for several years.  Bud was also a medical school interviewer and a lecturer for the 2nd year medical students and has hosted many students and residents for clinical rotations at his office.  He was his medical school class fundraising chairman as well as a longtime member and former President of the Georgetown Clinical Society.  He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Dermatology) at Georgetown and is a past President of the Washington, D.C. Dermatological Society.  His parents were Georgetown Medical School graduates (Joan Stapleton Giblin, M'54 and Thomas J. Giblin, M'54) as was his brother (James J. Giblin, M'86).

Dr. Giblin has served as a coach and team physician for local youth and high school sports teams.  Bud and his wife, Maureen O'Brien Giblin (C'80) live in N. Bethesda, MD and have 4 children: Katie, Michael, Colleen and Genevieve.

Mark J. Jaffe

Mark J. Jaffe, M.D. (M'79)
Dr. Mark Jaffe began his practice in Dermatology in Bethesda in 1987, taking over the office of Drs. Gould and Ratner (established in 1962). More

He subsequently recruited Drs. O’Neill and Lindgren to join him.  They have grown to be one of the largest and most respected dermatology practices in Maryland.

Dr. Jaffe was raised in Washington, attended Wilson High School, and earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan.  After graduating medical school in 1979, he returned to the area to practice after training in Michigan. He joined the faculty of GUMC as a clinical instructor in 1988, and subsequently has been elevated to Assistant Professor.  He was recruited to help interview prospective students in 1997, and became a member of the admissions committee in 2002.

Dr. Jaffe has enriched the Georgetown community by teaching residents and offering suggestions to the admissions process.  He mentors students and is a white coat donor.  His father was an instructor in the department of psychiatry, and his brother (M’71) completed his internal medicine residency at Georgetown.  He has seen one of his sons through Georgetown medical school.  He is a major Hoya fan, ticketholder, donor and Hoop Club member.

Dr. Jaffe and his wife Susan have been married for 36 years and reside in Bethesda.  Susan is an instructor in the School of Education at American University.  They have three sons, a journalist, a psychiatry resident, and an investment banker.


William Gaston Alumni Award – Established 1963

The William Gaston Alumni Award is named for Georgetown's first student, William Gaston, who as a member of the United States Congress helped obtain Georgetown's charter as an educational institution. He later served as justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. He is famous for delivering a classic oration during a Constitutional Convention in that state, which resulted in the removal of religious discrimination against members of his faith. He is admired for his personal integrity and his advocacy for religious freedom in the United States. The award recognizes outstanding service by undergraduate alumni who have exhibited leadership across many activities such as alumni clubs, class programs, and/or participation in other school activities. A maximum of five awards are presented each year.

Terrance Casey McGovern

Terrance Casey McGovern (C'80)
Terry McGovern is a member of the executive management at ICF International, Inc., a global professional services firm headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia. More

Over the last 12 years, he has helped build ICF from $100 million private firm into a publicly traded firm with revenues reaching $1 billion in 2012.  He is currently their Senior Vice President-Finance and Treasurer.

Over the past 35 years, Terry has provided his skills in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, accounting, business analysis, risk management, market research and computer modeling to the government contracting sector, the international engineering and construction industry, the global energy business, the computer industry, and for the U.S. Congress. He has a MBA from the A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University and a BA from Georgetown.

Terry founded the Georgetown Alumni Sailing Association in 1979, which is now the Friends of Georgetown Sailing (FGS), a support group within Hoyas Unlimited, while he was team captain. He has served as an active board member and officer since 1980 and during that time the FGS has raised over $5 million in donations from both alumni and parents. During this period, the Georgetown sailing program has grown into a multi-year Intercollegiate Sailing Association National Champion with a fleet of 32 boats and a nationally recognized head coach.

Terry energized the regional alumni of Louisiana in the 1980’s by restoring the dormant local club. This included building a governing board and arranging club events for over eight years. Key national alumni events that he organized in New Orleans were alumni events for the NCAA Final Four Tournament and John Carroll Weekend in 1987.

He has also authored five books, while publishing another eleven books, on military history and established several historical non-profit organizations over the last 20 years.  Terry resides in McLean, VA with his wife Meg Hogan (C’80, L’89) and their three daughters, Rebecca, Rachel and Alana.  

Curtis James Romig

Curtis James Romig (C'94)
Curtis J. Romig is a Partner with Bryan Cave LLP, an international law firm with over 30 offices worldwide. More

Romig has practiced law with Bryan Cave LLP, and its Atlanta predecessor, Powell Goldstein LLP, since 1999, following a one-year clerkship for the Honorable Henry Coke Morgan, Jr., United States District Judge in the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division. With Bryan Cave LLP, Romig has assisted construction, financial, energy, technology, retail, healthcare, manufacturing and transportation companies in resolving commercial disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and state and federal litigation. Romig's real estate litigation experience includes all manner of property related disputes for lenders, real estate developers, investors, contractors, property owners and tenants.

Romig also has experience with litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, having served for several years as national discovery counsel for a major home improvement retailer. In the energy sector, he has extensive dispute resolution experience representing utilities and other clients involved in energy marketing and co-generation.

Romig currently serves as the Parliamentarian of the Georgetown University Alumni Association's Board of Governors, after serving as a Governor from 2009 to 2012. He currently serves on the Career Services, Alumni Club, Nominations and Strategic Review Committees of the Board of Governors. Romig has been an AAP interviewer since 2010.

Romig has been on the Board of the Georgetown Club of Georgia since 2005, serving as President from 2006 to 2010, and Secretary from 2005 to 2006. During his time with the Georgetown Club of Georgia, he has helped the Club win GUAA Club of the Year twice (2005-2006 and 2010-2011), and win several other awards, including Educational Program of the Year (2009-2010) and Community Service Program of the Year (2011-2012). The Club's membership has grown by almost seventy-five percent since 2005, and the Club now regularly hosts 20 to 25 events per year.

Romig graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences at Georgetown University in 1994, and then from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1998. He has lived in Atlanta since 1999, and has been happily married to his law school sweetheart, Jennifer Murphy Romig, since 2001. They have three children, Laura, James and Elizabeth. The entire family helps to support his volunteer efforts for Georgetown.

John B. Ross

John B. Ross (C'70)
John Ross, a 1970 economics major from the College of Arts and Sciences, spent most of his 30 year professional career as a business attorney. More

Starting in a law firm, his career eventually led to positions with both privately held and publicly traded companies.  Most recently he served as General Counsel for Williams Scotsman International.  Since 2008, John has engaged in consulting, volunteer work and writing.  He currently serves as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Emerging Technology Center in Baltimore advising early-stage companies on sound business practices.

Beginning in 1980 in North Carolina, John served as an alumni interviewer for the Alumni Admissions Program.  Upon moving to Maryland in 1983, he continued in that role.  In 2001, he helped re-establish the Georgetown Club of Maryland serving for a number of years as its President and its Vice President. 

In 2000, John began his tenure as Events Chairman for the Class of 1970, a position he currently holds.   The Class of 1970 not only enjoys its five-year reunions but it also holds interim reunions at distant locals such as Santa Monica, California and St. Louis, Missouri between its Hilltop reunions -- a practice John and the Class Reunion Committee heartily encourage. 

John’s affection for Georgetown runs through his family which has produced a number of other Hoya graduates:  John Ross, Sr. (C’ 36), Margaret Ross Dodson (SFS ’73), David Ross (B ’00), Shannon Ross (C’ 02) and Katherine Ross (C’ 06).   Over 37 years ago, John married Patricia Price, his wonderful wife, and the fact that her sister was a Georgetown graduate (Barbara Price Percival SFS ’73) played no part in the decision.  

John and Patti split their time between homes in Baltimore County, Maryland and Berkeley County, West Virginia. 

Karen M. Schneider

Karen M. Schneider (N'76)
Karen Schneider graduated from NHS in 1976, worked as a psychiatric nurse for three years and then attended law school. More

As an attorney, she worked as a litigator and then was appointed by the federal court as a Special Master overseeing conditions in the DC correctional facilities. Subsequently she was a consultant on medical/legal related issues.  Most recently, she has assumed the position of President of Lois Schneider Realtor, a residential real estate company in Summit, NJ.

A long-standing volunteer on the Hilltop, Karen has lectured on legal and ethical issues in nursing for a number of years and continues to be an annual guest lecturer on HIV/AIDS for NHS. She has been an alumni interviewer for more than 10 years.

Karen has been on the board of the Hoya Hoop Club for eight years and has served as Vice President for events since 2008.  She also serves on the executive committee of Hoyas Unlimited.  She chaired the gala and auction celebrating the 25th anniversary of the men’s basketball championship and has chaired the multi-sports online auction, raising approximately $60,000 each year.  She is serving her second term on the Board of Governors, participating on the communication and class advancement committees, and is vice chair of the strategic review subcommittee.

An avid Georgetown men's basketball fan, Karen has had season tickets for more than 20 years.  She and her family can be found at virtually all home games and many away games, including the 2011 summer trip to China. 

Karen resides in Bethesda, MD with her husband David Heffernan, who she married at Dahlgren Chapel, and her two daughters Megan (C'11) and Katie (C'14) Heffernan.

Elizabeth M. Whitehorn

Elizabeth M. Whitehorn (C'01)
Elizabeth (Lizzy) Whitehorn serves as Associate General Counsel in the Office of the Governor in Illinois where she focuses on labor and personnel matters. More

Prior to joining the Governor’s Office, Lizzy served as an Associate Attorney at Jenner & Block LLP and as a Staff Law Clerk for the Federal Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  From 2001 to 2004, Lizzy served as Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff at the Chicago Public Schools and as a policy coordinator working on No Child Left Behind.

Lizzy has been an active board member of the Georgetown Club of Chicago since she graduated and has served as President of the Club for the past two and a half years.  In addition, she served on the Planning Committee for John Carroll Weekend 2012.  While at Georgetown, she was a George F. Baker Scholar and continues to be involved in the program as an alumna.

In addition to serving Georgetown, Lizzy is on the Board of Directors of Namaste Charter School in Chicago.  Lizzy holds a JD from Northwestern Law School and a BA from Georgetown, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude.

Lizzy resides in Chicago with her husband, Matt Reilein, a 2000 graduate of the School of Foreign Service.


1820 Graduate Award – Established 2009

The 1820 Graduate Award is named for the year that the Graduate School was founded and recognizes outstanding leadership and service by graduate alumni to their alma mater in the Georgetown alumni community, through activities of the Georgetown University Alumni Association, or through any university sanctioned alumni outreach group. Eligible for this award are alumni graduate students including those of the College of Arts & Sciences, Walsh School of Foreign Service, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University Law Center, School of Nursing and Health Studies, McCourt School of Public Policy, School of Continuing Studies, and Georgetown University Medical Center. Not eligible for this Award are graduates solely with J.D., M.D., and D.D.S. degrees or graduate certificates from Georgetown University. A maximum of two awards may be presented each year.

Elizabeth T. Cohan (MSFS'09)

Elizabeth T. Cohan (MSFS'09)
Elizabeth has a dual background in strategy consulting, and international development. More

She began her career in development, working in East Africa and Washington, DC for various international NGOs.  Her work focused on implementing gender and health programs, particularly in conflict and post-conflict environments.  The many roles Elizabeth has held in the development and humanitarian space include consultant for corporate investment strategy in Africa for the International Finance Corporation; Gender-Based Violence Manager for the International Rescue Committee in Darfur, Sudan; Project Manager at Search for Common Ground; and Public Policy Fellow at the Population Institute.

Elizabeth made a career shift to work as a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton in order to develop strategy and organizational design skills that she knew could strengthen international development and humanitarian aid organizations.  She has recently been able to blend her international background with consulting as a Senior Engagement Manager for Mission Measurement, a firm that works with NGOs, foundations, government agencies and corporate clients to develop and evaluate strategies for social change.

As a Georgetown University graduate school alumna, Elizabeth has worked closely with fellow alumni and administrators to try to build alumni engagement and giving to the Master of Science in Foreign Service program. She helped initiate and coordinate an alumni reunion and fundraiser in 2011 that brought together over 200 alumni from more than 15 different graduating classes. Elizabeth also mentors students who wish to pursue careers in strategy consulting in the social sector.

Along with her MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University (2009), Elizabeth holds a BA in Women’s and Gender Studies and African and Middle Eastern Studies from Williams College.  Elizabeth has lived in Kenya, Sudan and Tanzania and speaks proficient Swahili.

 Michael A. Samway (F'90, MSFS'91)

Michael A. Samway (F'90, MSFS'91)
Michael A. Samway has worked on international law and policy issues for the past fifteen years. More

He spent ten years at Yahoo! and was a vice president and deputy general counsel, leading Yahoo!’s international legal team based across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Michael also founded Yahoo!’s Business & Human Rights Program.  Before joining Yahoo!, he practiced corporate and securities law at White & Case.

Michael has published on international business, legal and human rights issues and has testified before Congress on Internet freedom. He recently authored a chapter on business and human rights for a forthcoming book edited by two Georgetown faculty members.

Michael is a board member of Georgetown’s MSFS Program and is a former board member of the Global Network Initiative, the Yahoo! Human Rights Fund and Foster Care Review. He was also a member of the Miami Fellows Initiative on leadership and is a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Michael earned his BSFS/MSFS from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and then spent a year working in the social services field in Chile.  He later received a JD/LLM in international and comparative law from Duke Law School and returned to Chile for a year as a Fulbright scholar.

Michael and his wife, Jennifer, live in Miami and have two children. Michael holds a U.S. Coast Guard captain's license, and during 2011-2012 he and his family logged more than 10,000 miles exploring the waters of the Bahamas, the United States and Canada. The Samways keep a travel log online at http://www.samwayadventure.com.


Reed Alumni Award – Established 1996

The Reed Alumni Award is named for James Patrick Reed (C'53), who served the Georgetown University Alumni Association for 32 years. The Reed Award is conferred upon one member of the Georgetown University Board of Governors (including Senators) during the most recently completed fiscal year. Nominations are accepted from current governors and senators, as well as University faculty and staff, who are asked to provide a summary of the nominee's accomplishments and outstanding service behalf of the Board of Governors and the Georgetown University Alumni Association during such fiscal year.

Jeff Chapski (B'91)

Jeff Chapski (B'91)
Jeff Chapski spent his career working with industry leading organizations in the financial services, consulting, and technology sectors including J.P Morgan, Arthur Andersen, Oracle Corporation, and TradeOut.com. More

Jeff is passionate about mentoring college students as they transition to their career. He has written a book on the subject that will be published in mid-2013. He is currently working on his second book and writes a blog at Career-ology.com.

This desire to guide students as they launch their careers led Jeff to work closely with the University to create and build Hoya Gateway, a program that facilitates one-to-one meetings to introduce current students to the Georgetown Alumni network.

As a member of the GU Alumni Association Board, Jeff leads the Career Services Committee that oversees more than three-dozen programs and events for students and alumni around the world. He helped launch the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance, GUAA’s first professional alliance and he serves on the Board of Advisors for the Georgetown University Wall Street Alliance.

Jeff’s previous volunteer roles at Georgetown include: Co-President of the Georgetown Club of Metropolitan New York, Board Member for Hoyas Unlimited, Board Member the Gridiron Club and a member of the planning committee for the 2009 John Carroll Weekend in New York.

Jeff lives in the New York City area with his wife Jennifer and their 5-year old son, Reid.


James S. Ruby Faculty Appreciation Award – Established 2008

The James S. Ruby Faculty Appreciation Award is named for James S. Ruby (C'27), the first Executive Secretary of the Georgetown University Alumni Association, and recognizes outstanding service to the Georgetown University Alumni Association by faculty members of Georgetown University who have exhibited leadership across the entire range of alumni activities, such as work with the Georgetown University Board of Governors, regional clubs, class programs, and/or participation in other alumni volunteer capacities. From time to time, upon the recommendation of the Awards Committee, the Board may bestow this award upon a University representative other than a faculty member to recognize service of distinction to the alumni of the University. A maximum of two awards may be presented each year.

Wallace Mlyniec (L'70)

Wallace Mlyniec (L'70)
Wallace J. Mlyniec is the Lupo-Ricci Professor of Clinical Legal Studies at Georgetown Law and was Associate Dean for Clinical Education and Public Service Programs from 1989 to 2005. More

During that period, he was responsible for the operation of the largest in-house clinical program in America.  The program consists of 15 separate courses, 18 full time faculty, 10 adjunct faculty, 3 visiting professors, 30 degree-candidate teaching fellows, and over 300 students.  He also guided the activities of the Office of Public Interest and Community Service and was responsible for all of the non-credit public interest and community service organizations at the Law Center.  Wearing another hat, he served on several of the Law Center’s building committees and managed the completion of the Hotung International Law Building, the Law Center Sport and Fitness Building.

Professor Mlyniec is a nationally recognized expert in juvenile justice issues and is currently the chair of the National Juvenile Defender Center.  For this work, he received the William Pincus Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Education and the Robert Drinan Award for contributions to public interest law, both given by the Association of American Law Schools.

Professor Mlyniec has served on several Law Reunion Committees, several university-wide search and campaign committees, has spoken at various alumni and Regent meetings during his many years at Georgetown and is currently serving on the Law Center Alumni Board.  He and his wife, Abby Yochelson are the parents of two children, Michael who attends the University of Pittsburgh, and Emma, who is currently at the University of Pennsylvania, but has her eyes on a Georgetown Law degree. 


Young Alumni Service Award – Established 2012

The Young Alumni Service Award recognizes outstanding leadership and service of a Georgetown undergraduate alumnus or alumna, prior to one's 15th reunion year (at time of original nomination). Community service, professional achievements, and other such accomplishments are considered, but are secondary to five to fifteen years of varied University service. The Young Alumni Service Award will be presented during the Georgetown University Alumni Association Service Recognition Awards Banquet. Individuals may be nominated specifically for this Award, or, in the discretion of the Awards Committee, may be considered from other Award Nominations. A maximum of one award is conferred annually.

Christina Besozzi (C'05)

Christina Besozzi (C'05)
Christina joined JPMorgan Chase in September of 2005 as a member of the JPMorgan Chase Scholar Program in Chicago, IL. More

As a Scholar, Christina rotated through different areas within the bank, including Private Wealth Management, Shared Services, the Foreign Exchange Sales and Trading desk of the Investment Bank, and Chase Capital Corporation. While rotating, she also pursued her MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, graduating in March of 2008 with a concentration in Economics and Managerial and Organizational Behavior.

After graduation, Christina became a Banker in JPMorgan’s Private Wealth Management business, providing customized solutions to clients and prospects within the Private Equity, Hedge Fund, and Trading spaces. After six years at JPMorgan Chase, Christina moved back to the DC area and joined the Global Technology and Services practice of Heidrick & Struggles, a senior level Executive Search firm. She has conducted VP, SVP, and CEO projects for companies in the IT Services, Professional Services, Data/Analytics spaces.

Christina has remained actively involved with Georgetown, serving as her Class Chair and an Alumni Admissions Interviewer since graduation, and a member of the Board of Governors since 2011, recently assuming the position of Vice Chair of the Revenue and Royalty Subcommittee. Christina also assisted in the planning of her 5th year Reunion, and served as the Vice President of the Georgetown Club of Chicago prior to her move back to DC. As a former member of the Women’s Basketball Team, Christina is still an avid Hoya sports fan and enjoys watching both the men’s and women’s teams compete. She has been a member of the Executive Committee for Hoyas Unlimited since 2010, and is currently the Co-President of the Women’s Basketball Fast Break Club.

Christina resides in Arlington, VA and is quite happy to be just across the bridge from the Hilltop.