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.

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Tim Sullivan
May 2018

Hoya Highlight: Tim Sullivan (C’03)

Tim Sullivan (C'03) Chief Executive Officer, New Jersey Economic Development Authority Chief Executive Officer, New Jersey Economic Development Authority How do you pass the time on your commute to...
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Doug Bouton
Apr 2018

Hoya Highlight: Doug Bouton (C'07)

President & COO, Halo Top Creamery What has been the most rewarding moment of your career? If I had to choose, I think the fact that we employee more than 100 people right now. It's very...
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Monica Byrne Ferguson
Apr 2018

Hoya Highlight: Monica Byrne Ferguson (B'00)

CoFounder, Solemates What has been the most rewarding moment of your career? There have been a lot of rewarding moments as an entrepreneur, but I think when Oprah Winfrey devoted a half page in her...
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Patrick J. McGinnis
Apr 2018

Hoya Highlight: Patrick J. McGinnis (F’98)

Author, The 10% Entrepreneur Founder, Dirigo Advisors What has been the most rewarding moment of your career? Combining all of the experiences and lessons learned from investing in fast-growing...
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Christina Gaberino Van Houten
Apr 2018

Hoya Highlight: Christina Gaberino Van Houten (C’89)

Chief Strategy Officer, Mimecast What has been the most rewarding moment of your career? Doing my first book signing after my first big keynote in Las Vegas What do you wish you had known earlier in...
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T.J. Connolly
Apr 2017

Hoya Highlight: T.J. Connolly (B’06)

Vice President, Sales and Hospital Relationships, Care+Wear What has been the most rewarding moment of your career? Helping younger people navigate through their careers has been incredibly...
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Raoul L. Wientzen Jr.
Apr 2017

Hoya Highlight: Raoul L. Wientzen Jr. (C'68, M'72)

Medical Director, Rostropovich Foundation and Professor of Pediatrics, GUMC (retired) As a Georgetown graduate of both the college and medical school, what aspect of the Jesuit tradition has had the...
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Randy Goldberg
Apr 2017

Hoya Highlight: Randy Goldberg (B'00)

Co-founder, Bombas Where did you find your inspiration for Bombas? Can you tell us a little about the story behind the name? My co-founder and I read a quote in a press release from the Salvation...
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Mary (Jarmain) Giuliani
Apr 2017

Hoya Highlight: Mary (Jarmain) Giuliani (C'97)

Author, Founder & CEO, Mary Giuliani Catering & Events What has been the most rewarding moment of your career? Growing a business from one employee to hundreds and being able to provide a...
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Mar 2017

Hoya Highlight: 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...
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Mar 2017

Hoya Highlight: 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...
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Jason Claire
Jan 2017

Hoya Highlight: 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...

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