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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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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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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Sean Sheppard
Apr 2016

Georgetown Alumnus Embraces Local Veteran Community

Sean Sheppard (C’90) believes that service to others is a value best instilled at a young age. His nonprofit organization, Embrace , seeks to mobilize local college students to help those in need in...
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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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Kevin McMahon
Dec 2014

Hoya Highlight: Kevin McMahon (C'94)

Founder, Art Heroes Describe your current position and what led you to your job. I am a full-time instructor of design and the founder of Art Heroes, a nonprofit initiative that connects a growing...
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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...
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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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Doug Band
Nov 2013

Doug Band (SCS’97, L’01)

President, Teneo Holdings Doug Band is the president and co-founder of Teneo Holdings , a global advisory firm that helps organizations attain business objectives, protect and enhance their...
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Matt Bigge
Jul 2013

Hoya Highlight: Matt Bigge (F'92)

CEO and Co-founder, Strategic Social Holdings Describe your current position and what led you to your job: As CEO of Strategic Social, my role is to provide leadership and vision to facilitate the...
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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...