Georgetown Welcomes Back Paul Lanzone (MBA'15) and Julie Farr (C'88) to Lead Alumni Engagement

Georgetown is delighted to announce that Paul Lanzone (MBA’15) has been appointed associate vice president of Alumni Engagement and Julie Farr (C’88) has been named executive director of the Georgetown University Alumni Association (GUAA). She is the first woman to serve in this role.

Paul LanzonePaul Lanzone, a former and highly respected member of the Office of Advancement, rejoins the team as the associate vice president of Alumni Engagement. Lanzone began working at Georgetown in 2010, and in his six years of service he supported Regional Clubs and Reunions, worked closely with the GUAA Board of Governors, and ultimately grew into a very capable leader as assistant vice president of Class Programs & Reunion Campaigns (CPRC) where he oversaw two alumni engagement and fundraising teams.

In 2016, Lanzone left Georgetown for his undergraduate alma mater, the University of Rochester, where he served as assistant vice president of Alumni & Constituent Engagement. In his 27 months at Rochester, he led a systematic reimagining and expansion of their alumni engagement programs, resulting in a comprehensive university-wide alumni engagement strategy. Among his accomplishments were the successful development of standardized engagement metrics, a number of new diversity and inclusion initiatives, and stronger support for the recruitment and development of alumni leadership.

Lanzone will oversee Georgetown’s comprehensive alumni engagement programs, including Annual Giving and Class Programs & Reunion Campaigns. He will work closely with the GUAA team, including Julie Farr, to ensure that Georgetown is united in its pursuit of a single strategic agenda for alumni programs.

Georgetown also welcomes back Julie Farr, a sixth-generation Washingtonian and third generation Hoya, as the first female executive director of the alumni association. Farr is an attorney, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. She has 17 years of experience as a corporate securities attorney and executive, beginning her legal career at K&L Gates as an associate and later serving as vice president and chief compliance officer for Sotherly Hotels, a public real estate investment trust. In 2010, Farr left the practice of law to build a business in fashion. She opened her eponymous boutique in Washington, D.C. In 2012, she launched the Julia Farr Collection, a U.S.-based women’s apparel design, manufacturing, and sales company focused on the sartorial needs of the professional woman, with a portion of sales donated to women’s and children’s charities.

Since graduating from Georgetown in 1988, Farr has had an extensive history of volunteerism with the university. In addition to serving on the GUAA Board of Governors and as a class ambassador for many years, she served as president of the Georgetown University Alumni Association from 2010 to 2012. During her term, she enhanced opportunities for alumnae to connect with Georgetown and one another and also connected alumni based on special interests and professional affiliations. During her GUAA presidency, she served simultaneously on the university's Board of Directors, as all GUAA presidents do. She chairs the Women of Georgetown and serves on the advisory board for the Georgetown Women’s Forum.

Farr will oversee the GUAA, Alumni Career Services, Law Alumni Relations, Professional Alliances, and Regional Teams.