Goizueta Alumni Board Executive Committee
Graham Jaenicke 14MBA President
Jason Payton 12EvMBA Vice President
Deborah Perantoni 00EvMBA Past President
2021-2022 Goizueta Alumni Board
The mission of the Goizueta Business School Alumni Board is to provide a representative alumni body that will advise and work collaboratively with the Goizueta Advancement and Alumni Engagement Office to promote close ties among alumni, to provide lifelong learning and leadership opportunities, to develop alumni support for Emory’s fundraising efforts, to strengthen constantly the relationship between the alumni and the school, and to facilitate alumni participation in the University and its mission.
The Alumni Board is made up of alumni representatives from all the degree programs, representing a variety of class years, geographic regions, as well as a broad range of professional experience. The Alumni Board supports a number of strategic initiatives, such as the Student-Alumni Mentor Program and Goizueta@Work, designed to engage GBS alumni in professional development and giving back to the Goizueta community of alumni and students.
- Qaadirah Abdur-Rahim 11EMBA
- Rashida Burnham 14MBA
- Edward Dearborn 16EMBA
- Kelly Fierro 07MBA
- Eric Freedman 00BBA
- Jason Harlow 10BBA 14MBA
- Jodi Harvey 03MBA
- Graham Jaenicke 14MBA
- Ted Kim 97BBA
- Lauren McGlory 16MBA
- Max Mayblum 16BBA
- Patrick McBride 14BBA
- Carey Moede 16EvMBA
- Brian Moore 07EvMBA
- Jason Payton 12EvMBA
- Deborah Perantoni 00EvMBA
- Ainsley TeGrotenhuis 05MBA
- Paul Towne 07EvMBA
- Aaron Weiner 15BBA
Goizueta Student-Alumni Mentor Program
The Goizueta Student-Alumni Mentor Program is a long-standing tradition of the Goizueta Business School having been around for nearly two decades. The goal of the program is to help business students--BBAs, MBAs, MSBAs, Evening and Executive MBAs--bridge the gap between the academic and professional world through the practical insights, coaching, and experience of the worldwide Goizueta alumni network.
The objective is to provide both our student mentees and alumni mentors an opportunity to develop meaningful relationships that promote career progression and advancement. Student mentees and alumni mentors are matched one-to-one based on a unique set of criteria. The academic-year program allows for students to have an alumni resource as they complete their studies at Goizueta Business School.
2021-2022 Mentor Program
- Paul Towne 07EvMBA
- Aaron Weiner 15BBA
- Week of August 24 – mentor information sessions offered
- Week of August 30 – mentee information sessions offered
- Week of September 27 – applications close for the year
- Week of October 18 – kick off session for the program
- Week of April 25 – program conclusion
In 2007, Goizueta@Work was created to help foster alumni connections to the school and each other by providing networking and educational opportunities for Goizueta alumni at companies where reasonably sized concentrations of graduates work. With more than twenty events since its launch, spanning 15 different Atlanta-area companies, the program allows alumni from a specific company to engage and network with one another. Activities include Fireside Chats, Meet and Greets, Lunch and Learns, Happy Hours, Trivia, and more. Events focus on creating connections between alumni, Goizueta faculty, and students.
Current Goizueta@Work Companies
Goizueta Affinity and Network Groups
The mission of the Executive Women of Goizueta (EWG) is to create a community that facilitates, promotes, and inspires personal and professional leadership for Goizueta women. EWG hosts a variety of annual events designed to help Goizueta women encourage each other to remove barriers, promote diversity, and develop into stronger leaders. These events include an annual conference, a speaker series featuring business and academic experts, as well as networking opportunities and discussion forums.
- Kyla Desmarais 11MBA (President)
- Danielle Donnelly 17EMBA (Vice President)
- Melinda Sung 04Ox 06BBA (Past President)
Membership is open to Goizueta alumnae, current Executive or Evening MBA students, and BBA grads with professional experience. The organization has no dues and events are open to all. To make sure you are on our mailing list or to get more information about EWG, please contact us, or follow us on social media to receive event announcements.
Executive Women of GoizuetaThe mission of the Executive Women of Goizueta (EWG) is to provide a forum for Goizueta women to be successful leaders in their careers, communities, and lives. EWG provides the environment in which to share experiences, learn about recent business trends and motivate one another to be successful leaders at work, at home and in our communities.
Emory Entrepreneur NetworkThe mission of the Emory Entrepreneur Network is to provide a forum for Goizueta entrepreneurs to be successful leaders in their lives, careers, and communities. To support this mission, Emory Entrepreneur Network hosts and sponsors a variety of events including discussion forums, special events, and monthly breakfast meetings with industry business leaders.
Goizueta Alumni in HealthcareThe focus of the Goizueta Alumni in Healthcare affinity group is to connect our alumni, students, and faculty in meaningful learning events to enable leadership in Healthcare. Goizueta Alumni in Healthcare will meet the first Friday of every month.
Goizueta Alumni in Real EstateA place for Emory University Real Estate alumni to connect and network. This includes alumni of Goizueta Business School and all other programs of Emory University. The goal is to facilitate discussion and engage alumni involved in all aspects of Real Estate.
Emory Alumni Consulting GroupThe Emory Alumni Consulting Group is an industry group that offers opportunities for networking, professional development, and online collaboration for alumni. Group activities focus on promoting opportunities for career development and student career development support. Membership is open to alumni from all Emory divisions working in consulting.
Ways to Get Involved
We encourage you to get involved with our strong and growing network of more than 23,000 Goizueta alumni. There are countless ways to get engaged as an alum and below are just some of the opportunities available.
- Serving on a Homecoming or Reunion Committee
- Serving on a Class Gift Committee
- Being an Emory Day of Giving Ambassador
- Mentoring a current GBS student
- Sponsoring an IMPACT project
- Being a Showcase Day judge
- Recruiting our students
- Guest lecturing or speaking to student groups
- Participating in Goizueta @ Work
- Serving as a judge for the John R. Lewis Racial Justice Case Competition
- Serving as Smart:Me mentor
- Hosting an event
Interested in any of the following activities or want to learn more?