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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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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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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Richard Gregorie
Nov 2016

Hoya Highlight: Richard D. Gregorie (C'68, L'71)

Senior Litigation Counsel, U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami, Florida You joined the Justice Department in 1972, straight out of Georgetown University Law Center. What inspired you to go into criminal...
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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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Lee Higdon
Aug 2016

Hoya Highlight: Lee Higdon (C'68)

Former Dean of UVA's Darden School of Business | President Emeritus at Connecticut College, College of Charleston and Babson College As a former dean, emeritus president at three institutions, and a...
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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: 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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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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Dec 2015

Hoya Highlight: Gaurav Malik (MBA'12)

Co-Founder & CEO, nClass Describe your company, nClass, and the problem it’s trying to solve in classrooms around the world: In classrooms around the world, students come to learn and instructors...