Leadership Team

Erika James, John H. Harland Dean

Erika JamesErika James became the John H. Harland Dean of Goizueta Business School in July 2014. A published researcher and award-winning educator with a passion for consulting and speaking, she places an emphasis on what higher education can do to be of service to industry.

Under James' leadership Goizueta remains one of the top business schools in the nation with an upward trajectory in student career success and faculty thought leadership. James initiated a new strategic plan in 2016 calling for a renewed focus as the school approaches its 100th anniversary (2019). Her approach includes a consistent call for faculty, staff and students to effectively collaborate, raise the school's influence and act as good stewards of resources.

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Leadership Team

Angela Bostick

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Chief Marketing and Communications Officer; Exec. Dir. of Corporate Engagement

Angela and her team oversee all external marketing and branding efforts, school wide communications, and media/public relations execution. Angela also has responsibilities for building and stewarding relationships with corporate partners.

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Andrea Hershatter

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Senior Associate Dean Undergraduate Education

In this capacity, Andrea oversees all areas fundamental to the management and enhancement of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree and related undergraduate education partnerships across the university. Andrea and her team are responsible for undergraduate students during all stages of the academic cycle including selection, curricular and co-curricular delivery, and career management.

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Robert Kazanjian

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Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives

Rob and his team are responsible for the delivery of curricular and co-curricular opportunities tied to the strategic plan. He is also responsible for fostering collaborations with internal and external stakeholders related to healthcare, experiential learning, leadership, and social enterprise.

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JB Kurish

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Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education

JB oversees the strategic, operational, and financial affairs of Goizueta's non-degree opportunities which further build the bridge connecting the external world with Goizueta and Emory. JB and his team are responsible for developing and executing open-enrollment courses as well as partnering with corporate and other stakeholders to create and deliver custom enrollment engagements.

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David Mainella

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Assistant Dean of Development and Alumni Relations

David oversees all alumni engagement and fundraising for Goizueta Business School. This includes providing alumni, friends and parents with opportunities to connect, engage and invest in the school. Through these activities, David and his team move the school forward and help maintain our tradition of excellence. Additionally, David and his team manage the Goizueta Advisory Board and the Alumni Board.

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Theodore (Ted) Rodgers

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Senior Associate Dean Graduate Programs

In this capacity, Ted oversees all areas fundamental to the management and enhancement of the majority of Goizueta's Masters-level degree programs. Ted and his team are responsible for students during all stages of the graduate academic cycle including recruitment, admissions, curricular and co-curricular delivery, and career management.

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Rebecca Sandidge

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Chief of Staff

Rebecca oversees the administrative and operational affairs of the Dean's Office, coordinates special communications, and serves as a primary liaison to a variety of internal stakeholders. In addition to providing counsel to the Dean, Rebecca also executes on high-priority projects tied to the strategic plan and provides administrative oversight on most events involving the Dean.

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Alicia Sierra

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Director of Human Resources and Diversity

Alicia oversees all aspects of staff and student recruitment, hiring, and compensation. She also has responsibilities for employee relations, staff development, and all other human resources functions. Additionally, she develops, manages the execution of, and provides guidance on school-wide strategies related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Kristy Towry

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Vice Dean of Faculty and Research

In this capacity, Kristy oversees all aspects of the faculty lifecycle. In cooperation with area coordinators, Kristy and her team are responsible for faculty recruitment, hiring, support, and tenure / promotion. Her team manages the registrar and compliance-related processes and digital education initiatives. Kristy is also the primary liaison between the administration and the faculty for purposes of shared governance.

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Belva White

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Chief Business Analytics and Operations Officer

Belva oversees Goizueta's information technology, facilities and operations, and has financial oversight of the school's operating budget and other financial resources. Additionally, she provides strategic guidance on best practices related to the use of analytics and resource allocations within the business school.

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Program Leadership

The Program Leadership team is comprised of the individuals who oversee areas fundamental to the delivery of all degree programs of the Goizueta Business School. Under the governance of, and in support of the Goizueta Business School faculty, this team is responsible for students during all stages of the academic cycle: recruitment, selection, curricular and co-curricular delivery, and career management. The team will meet on a regular basis to collaborate and coordinate, and to identify arenas in which innovative integration would serve to enhance the School¿s academic objectives and to further its strategic themes.

Advisory Board

  • Thomas K. Amster 93MBA, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated (Pacific Palisades, CA)
  • William I. "Bill" Belk 73MBA 84LLM, Southeast Investment (Charlotte, NC)
  • Barry L. Boniface 90MBA, MSouth Equity Partners (Atlanta, GA)
  • Sarah Brown 89MBA, Global Account Director at The Coca-Cola Company (Marietta, GA)
  • David A. Cole, Chairman of Cole Investments, Inc. (Atlanta, GA)
  • Andrew J. Conway 92MBA, Managing Director at Credit Suisse (Scarsdale, NY)
  • H. James Dallas 94WEMBA (Atlanta, GA)
  • Jeffrey C. Denneen 97MBA, Leader, Americas Higher Education Practice at Bain & Company, Inc. (Atlanta, GA)
  • Robert K. Ehudin 86BBA, Managing Director at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Rye Brook, NY)
  • Todd M. Foreman 86BBA, Partner at United Communications Group (Potomac, MD)
  • Matthew H. Friedman 94BBA, Fidelity Investments (Boston, MA)
  • Gardiner W. Garrard III 99MBA, Co-Founder, Managing Partner, CEO of TTV Capital (Atlanta, GA)
  • Rebecca Morris Ginzburg 94BBA, Junto Capital Management, LP (New York, NY)
  • Michael M. Grindell 99WEMBA, EVP, Chief Administrative Officer, 22squared (Atlanta, GA)
  • Jason Guggenheim, Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group (Atlanta, GA)
  • Brian K. Howard, M.D. 15WEMBA, President, North Fulton Plastic Surgery (Atlanta, GA)
  • Omar A. Johnson 04MBA, Vice President-Marketing, Apple Computer

  • Larry E. Kaminsky 61BBA, President of H.R. Kaminsky & Sons, Inc. (Fitzgerald, GA)
  • Mylle H. Mangum 70BBA, Chairman & CEO of IBT Enterprises, LLC (Norcross, GA)
  • Michael Marino 94MBA, Managing Director at JP Morgan Chase & Co. (Atlanta, GA)
  • Jonathan I. Mayblum 84BBA, Co-Founder & CEO of ARCTURUS (Armonk, NY)
  • Solon P. Patterson 58MBA, The Patterson Family Foundation Inc. (Atlanta, GA)
  • Olga Goizueta Rawls 77C, Chair & Director of The Goizueta Foundation (Atlanta, GA)
  • Matthew P. Reilly 99EvMBA, CEO at Mogean, Inc. (Atlanta, GA)
  • Rick M. Rieder 83BBA, CIO & Co-Head, Fixed Income Portfolio at BlackRock, Inc. (New York, NY)
  • William H. Roach II, Terminus 100 (Atlanta, GA)
  • Ryan E. Roderick CFA, Investment Management Division at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (New York, NY)
  • Lin Ray Rogers 08MEMBA, Rogers Electric (Atlanta, GA)
  • Morgan "Mac" Schuessler 98EvMBA, EVERTEC, Inc. (Dorado, PR)
  • Jay Schwartz 90MBA, Managing Director, Leveraged/Acquis at HSBC Securities Inc. (Glen Rock, NJ)
  • Martin R. Tilson, Jr., The Tilson Group, LLC (Atlanta, GA)
  • Anthony E. Tuggle 14MEMBA, VP, Mobility Sales & Service at AT&T (Decatur, GA)
  • James G. Wetrich 09MEMBA, Optomeditech (Southlake, TX)
  • Karen C. Wishart 03WEMBA, President & CEO of Curzon Staffing (Bethesda, MD)