2018 Board of Governors Candidate Biographies

In February 2018 the Nominations Committee, composed of current members of the Board of Governors and Senators, convened to consider fifty-six (56) applications of qualified alumni to fill fifteen (15) positions on the Board of Governors this year. The nominations were made and supported by fellow alumni from across the country and around the world based on the following criteria:

  1. Volunteer Service to Georgetown University
  2. Public Service and Community Involvement; and
  3. Career Accomplishments

Six (6) current members of the Board of Governors were recommended for nomination by the Nominations Committee to run for a second term, and nine (9) alumni were recommended for nomination for a first term. This recommended slate of fifteen (15) nominees was approved by the Georgetown University Alumni Association at their Plenary meeting on April 14, 2018.

The following fifteen (15) nominees now stand for election to the Georgetown University Board of Governors:

First Term Bios

Kimberly Billner Albright (N'95), Houston, TX

For the past five years, Kimberly has represented Georgetown University as the Club of Houston President and Vice President. She has also dedicated six years to interviewing amazing potential students through the Alumni Admissions Program. Kimberly has met and been inspired by many national alumni and Georgetown leaders at multiple Leadership Weekends on campus and John Carroll Weekend in Austin. Her family is a proud Partner in Research through the Georgetown University Medical Center with Dean Clarke.

John Hallmark (C'03, L'11), Washington, DC

John is a 2003 graduate of the College, a four-year letter winner of the Georgetown University football program, 2002 position captain, and received Academic All-Conference honors 1999-2002. He graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2011, serving as recruitment chair for Home Court, GULC's nonprofit that supports the Washington DC Legal Clinic for the Homeless, and on the Georgetown Law Student-Faculty Diversity Committee. John is currently the Class of 2003 Chair, member of the Hoyas Unlimited Board of Directors, and is actively involved in the Georgetown Scholarship Program.

Andrew Jameson (F'90), Beverly Hills, CA

After graduating from the School of Foreign Service, Andrew served as an Alumni Admissions Program interviewer as well as President of Georgetown's Los Angeles Young Alumni Committee. For the last ten years, he has been actively engaged with Georgetown in the Los Angeles area. Highlights include welcoming President DeGioia to his home for the West Coast kickoff of the For Generations to Come campaign; advising Dean Hellman on messaging for the upcoming SFS Centennial; and for the last nine years, hosting a popular foreign policy lecture by SFS Dean Tony Arend that acts as a recruitment/advancement showcase for Georgetown. Moreover, during the last two years, Andrew served as a volunteer at Fall and Winter Leadership weekends, working with the Member Development committee.

Fitz Lufkin (C'11, MA'12), Washington, DC

Fitz is a mentor and volunteer with Georgetown Scholarship Program and an active Hoya Gateway alumni volunteer. He is also a member of the Class of 2011 Committee, currently serving as Communications Co-Chair and previously serving as Fundraising Co-Chair. As part of his work at Deloitte, he helps lead the firm's relationship with Georgetown, connecting with campus leaders to form collaborative, mutually beneficial partnerships.

Shawn P. McLaughlin (B'82), Alexandria, VA

Shawn graduated from the McDonough School of Business in 1982 and has been a season ticket holder of men's basketball ever since. He joined the Hoya Hoop Club's Board of Directors and has been a proud supporter of the program since. Shawn's eldest child will be a freshman in the School of Foreign Service in the Fall of 2018.

Kathleen O'Brien (C'89), Darien, CT

After graduating from Georgetown with a degree in Honors English in 1989, Kate worked several years for Andersen Consulting in Hartford Connecticut. She then went on to earn her Master's degree in education from Columbia University Teachers College and taught mathematics at both The Marymount School of New York and Rye Country Day School. She and her husband Michael (B'88) live in Darien, Connecticut where they have raised their four children. Their oldest daughters (twins Caroline and Elisabeth) are currently sophomores at GU and on the women's rowing team. Their younger two children (Josie and Owen) are students at Darien High School. Both Kate and Michael have been actively involved in various volunteer organizations within their community as well as Georgetown University over the past two decades. Kate is currently completing her studies and testing to become a volunteer EMT.

Kisshia Simmons (L'03), New York, NY

Kisshia graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in May 2003. While attending Georgetown, she was involved in the Barrister's Council, Juvenile Justice Clinic, Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition and the Black Law Students Association. As an alumna, she has been the Professional Development Chair and assisted with the Homecoming Committee for the Regional Club of Metropolitan New York. She also helped plan Women of Georgetown and assisted in Hoya Gateway events.

Ana-Alicia Siqueiros (C'11, MA'12), Jersey City, NJ

Since graduating in 2011, Ana-Alicia Siqueiros (C'11, MA'12) has actively supported Georgetown University. As a Double Hoya, Ana-Alicia was the 2011 Homecoming and Five-Year Reunion Chair, working closely with the Class Committee to lead peer outreach and awareness of events. After moving to NYC in 2012, Ana-Alicia continued her Georgetown volunteering through the Class Committee as an NYC Representative, Interviewer for Alumni Admissions Program (AAP) Committee 343, and Community Service Chair for the Metropolitan Club of New York (2015-2016). Ana-Alicia became a Co-President of the Club in 2016 and will serve through June 2018. The Metropolitan Club of New York was the recipient of the Georgetown Alumni Club of the Year Award (with over 2,000 alumni) at Fall Leadership Weekend in 2017. Ana-Alicia has continued to visit campus for Fall and Winter Leadership Weekends as a Club leader, and attended John Carroll Weekend in Austin.

Noelle Verity Koetje, CFA (B'91), Westfield, NJ

Noelle is a Managing Director at State Street Bank & Trust, a global bank and systemically important financial institution. In this capacity, she is responsible for originating deals with alternatives managers for products and services across the bank. Noelle covers both emerging and mature managers, with ownership for new business development. She participates in several industry and diversity groups in finance and earned the CFA designation in 1998. A proud graduate of the McDonough School of Business, Noelle was a 4-year starter on the women's lacrosse team at Georgetown, serving as captain and earning MVP honors. Giving back to Georgetown after graduation began with supporting the annual fund, and over the years expanded to interviewing applicants via the Alumni Admissions Program, mentoring athletes through Hoyas Unlimited, serving as Class Ambassador for Reunion Committee, becoming a member of the Loyalty Society and supporting the Georgetown Scholarship Program. She was nominated to the Board of Governors in 2018 where she serves on the Audit and Finance Committee. Noelle lives with her husband, Jeff, and their four daughters in New Jersey. They love all things Georgetown including watching the women's lacrosse team games and bringing their girls on campus visits.

Second Term Bios

Stephanie E. Bean (C'09), New York, New York

Stephanie is a current member of the GUAA Board of Governors. During her tenure on the Board, she has served on the Audit and Finance, Student-Alumni Engagement, and Career Services committees. Stephanie is also presently the Chair of the Class of 2009 committee, which she has served on since graduation, and previously acted as Co-Chair of the Class of 2009's Five-Year Reunion. She also serves as an Alumni Admissions Program interviewer in New York City.

Stephanie began her professional career as the manager of Georgetown's Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory. She currently works as an Associate Principal at IQVIA (formerly known as QuintilesIMS), where she manages teams providing consulting services to life sciences clients on topics spanning the healthcare product lifecycle. Stephanie previously held positions at Viewpoint Health, Analysis Group, and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.

Stephanie received a B.A. in Psychology from Georgetown and Master of Public Health and Master of Business Administration degrees from The Johns Hopkins University.

F.B "Fritz" Brogan, III. (C'07, L'10)

Fritz has been actively involved in Georgetown alumni and athletics affairs since serving as the Chair of the Senior Class Gift his senior year. As a former Georgetown football player, he is active with the Athletic Department and serves on the board of Hoyas Unlimited. He has worked with Career Services to bring together alumni and students interested in hospitality. He regularly mentors undergraduate students, participates in campus networking events and has spoken on career services panels. Since joining the Board of Governors, he has served on a variety of BOG committees.

As managing partner of Mission Group, a hospitality company based in Washington D.C, Fritz owns and operates a number of high-volume restaurants and bars in the D.C area. He is currently building one of the largest restaurants in the area, Mission at Navy Yard, which is located steps from Nationals Ballpark. Fritz is also an attorney and has served an adviser to elected officials, campaigns, and political committees on the state, federal and national level. He is the national co-chair of Maverick PAC and Finance Chair to Florida Congressman Francis Rooney (C'75, L'78). A native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he resides in Spring Valley with his wife Brooke, who is getting her Master's in corporate communications at Georgetown.

Paul J. Kolebuck (C'90), Leesburg, Virginia

Since graduating, Paul Kolebuck has been an active supporter of Georgetown. Paul led the creation of the Georgetown/Accenture Scholarship Fund, served as Class Communications Chair, and orchestrated the Accenture/Georgetown Public Policy Institute Dialogue Series. Paul has led Accenture recruiting efforts at Georgetown and is an active supporter of Hoya Gateway, Alumni Admissions Program, and the Hoya Hoop Club. Currently, Paul is an Ambassador for the Class of 1990 25th Reunion Committee. Paul is the Vice President, U.S. Federal at IDEMIA, which specializes in security and identity solutions. He holds a B.A. from Georgetown and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

Katy Lewandowski (N'12), Washington, DC

Since graduation, Katy Lewandowski has remained actively involved with Georgetown's alumni and on-campus initiatives. In her first term on the Board of Governors, she served as a sub-committee chair on the Alumni Career Services Committee to launch the Career Coaching Partnership Program, a program that vets professional career coaches to provide discounted services to Georgetown alumni. She served as Co-Chair for her class's 5th Reunion, which had the highest attendance of any Reunion class. She remains involved in the Georgetown Scholarship Program, of which she is an alumna, by mentoring and supporting current students through the Alumni Mentor Program. As a healthcare consultant for PwC, she has led multiple recruiting and professional development sessions for NHS and GSP students to help them prepare for life after graduation.

Katy is seeking a second term on the Board of Governors to continue to be an advocate for scholarship, a voice for young alumni, and a promoter of opportunities for students to come to know the power of the Georgetown network beyond the front gates.

Paul J. Liebeskind (C'08), Wynnewood, PA

Paul Liebeskind has been advocating for Georgetown since serving as an undergraduate Blue & Gray tour guide and orientation advisor for New Student Orientation. Following graduation, he volunteered as an interviewer for the Alumni Admissions Program and Young Alumni Liaison for the Georgetown Alumni Club of Philadelphia. From 2010-2013, Paul led that Club as Co-President with his wife and fellow Hoya, Kara Garrity Liebeskind (C'08).

Paul later served as Membership Chair and Executive Vice President for Membership & Communications within the Georgetown Alumni Club of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. He joined the Georgetown University Alumni Association (GUAA)'s Board of Governors as an elected Governor in 2015 and currently sits on its Alumni Clubs Committee, Audit and Finance Committee, and Revenue and Royalty Subcommittee. Paul has also served on the Class of 2008 Alumni Committee since graduation.

In 2016, Paul was named Volunteer of the Year among clubs with over 2,000 alumni as part of the Board of Governors' annual alumni club recognition awards. With a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, Paul is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. He is employed by AVER, LLC, a management consulting firm, as the firm's Contracts Manager & Counsel.

Paul McCarthy (C'87), Ridgewood, PA

Paul has maintained close ties to the Class of '87 serving as National Class Chair for the past 30 years. Beyond his own class, he has been a proud member of the Alumni Admissions Program for 16 years and a member of regional Georgetown Clubs in Boston, NYC and Northern NJ.

After returning home to NJ in 2005, Paul has been a steady volunteer in several areas of his parish and community. He served as a catechist in his local parish and as Co-Chair of that parish's 50th Jubilee culminating in a $100k donation to build a church in Turks and Caicos. In his community, Paul serves as President of the Friends of the Ridgewood Library, President of the Ridgewood Education Foundation and was Chairperson in the planning & development of a 3-year campaign to enhance STEM education in Ridgewood middle schools. He is also a Trustee on the Board of The Conservancy for Ridgewood Public Lands and has been a volunteer baseball, softball and basketball coach.

Professionally, Paul has extensive experience in sales, organizational and strategic planning, most recently for Kyocera as General Manager of the Thin Film Components Group.

Paul has five siblings and two brothers-in-law who earned degrees from Georgetown. He lives with his wife, Lorie, and their two children in Ridgewood, NJ.