Graduate and Executive Programs Advisory Council
The mission of the Graduate and Executive Programs Advisory Council (GEPAC) is to share ideas and make recommendations on the future growth and development of the School's graduate programs and executive education offerings.
Key objectives and areas of focus for the council will adjust to and shift according to the school's strategic plan, key industry priorities as well as environmental factors and major trends and developments. Generally, the council will focus on the following objectives:
- Assist in building the reputation of the School's graduate and executive education offerings as world-class business programs that inspire and champion responsible management education and thought leadership.
- Provide advice, expertise and support student recruiting efforts by making connections in the corporate community and interacting with candidates as they evaluate their graduate studies.
- Offer advice, guidance, and assistance in placing students in internship opportunities, graduates in career positions, and other learning or practical work experiences.
- Provide strategic feedback on new programming opportunities as well as the relevance of the School's existing graduate programs and executive education offerings with regard to the needs of the business community and organizations of the future.
- Help enrich students' educational experience by participating in and facilitating connections between the business community and faculty (e.g., identifying executives who can assist faculty in curricular and co-curricular activities in the graduate programs).
- Provide assistance and advice in acquiring resources in the business community that serve to support the mission and objectives of the graduate programs.
- Teresa Anania
VP of Global Customer Success and Renewals
- Michael Flaherty
President and Chief Operating Officer
- Michael Haid
The Haid Group
- Amy Harkins
Former Senior Vice President and Managing Director
- Anne Herman
Vice President, Global Operational Excellence and Chief Customer Officer
MSA-The Safety Company
- Susan Koski
Senior Vice President
PNC Financial Services
- Becky Serafini
Director of Marketing and Business Development
Tellus Products, LLC
- Matthew Steenson, MBA'01
Executive Vice President and Retail National Executive
- Cary Smith
Palumbo-Donahue School Members
- Karen Donovan
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs & Executive Education
- Rebecca Ellsworth
Assistant Dean & Director of Graduate Student Services
- Casey Foote
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
- John E. Gentner
Director of Corporate Relations and Leadership Development
- Christine Hughes
Program Manager for Career Advancement and Experiential Learning
- Chris Rouhier
Director of Graduate Admissions
- Christine Wedoski
Graduate Admissions and Student Support Specialist