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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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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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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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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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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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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Erica Nonni
Sep 2016

Hoya Highlight: Erica Nonni (C'03)

Managing Director, Nonni Strategic Marketing Describe your current position and what led you to your job: I run a wine and food marketing company, Nonni Strategic Marketing . We manage import...
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Jeffrey Schiller
Aug 2016

Hoya Highlight: Jeffrey Schiller (MBA'08)

Associate Director Marketing, Deustch Family Wine & Spirits | Author of Wine Hack Tell us about Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits. What is the history behind the company and what makes it so...
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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: Ricky Ashenfelter (MSB'09)

Co-Founder & CEO, Spoiler Alert Describe your current profession. I am the co-founder and CEO of an early-stage startup called Spoiler Alert that was launched while I was in grad school at MIT...
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Donna McNamara
Dec 2015

Hoya Highlight: Donna McNamara (MBA'07)

Senior Director, Luxury Brand Management, The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company LLC Describe your current profession. I lead the global brand strategy and initiatives affecting the guest experience for The...
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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,...