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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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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Ryan Huss
Nov 2016

Hoya Highlight: Ryan Huss (MSB'02)

COO, SYDE Fantasy Sports Tell us a bit about what it was like working for a startup turned public that reached #4 in the Inc. 500. Working for a startup in the early stages of growth gave me exposure...
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Lauren Epshteyn
Aug 2016

Hoya Highlight: Lauren Epshteyn (C'07)

Mobile Advertising Sales Strategy Executive, Google | New York, NY Describe your current profession: I’m a media sales strategy executive at Google. I’ve been at Google for almost nine years, and in...
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Dec 2015

Hoya Highlight: 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,...
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Rande Coleman
Jun 2015

Hoya Highlight: 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...
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Ashley Dodgen McCormick
Jun 2015

Hoya Highlight: 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...
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Lee Kelly
Jun 2015

Hoya Highlight: 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...
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Nicole Orphanos
Jun 2015

Hoya Highlight: 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...
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Katherine Liu
May 2014

Hoya Highlight: 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...
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Dean Brenner
May 2014

Hoya Highlight: 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...
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Jessica Barrett
May 2014

Hoya Highlight: 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-...
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Christy Prunier
Jul 2013

Hoya Highlight: Christy Prunier (C'90)

CEO, Willagirl, LLC Describe your current position and what led you to your job: I am the founder and CEO of Willagirl, LLC—a line of natural skincare products for girls. Willagirl came to being out...