Providing Strategic Guidance to the School of Business Dean
To deepen the business community's participation in the development of future business leaders, the School of Business at George Mason University maintains a strong tradition of building business partnerships through the Dean's Advisory Council.
The council's mission is to advise and assist the dean in achieving the school's mission of preparing School of Business graduates to be successful contributors to the economic, civic, and cultural life of an increasingly global community.
Comprised of business and community leaders from many different locations, the Dean's Council provides strategic guidance to the dean as the School of Business seeks to align its programs to the needs of the business community.
Dean's Advisory Council members represent a variety of industries and companies ranging from startups to established, multinational firms.
Dean's Advisory Council Chair
Chief Financial Officer, ePlus Inc.
Chair, Dean's CouncilElaine Marion is the Dean's Council Chair. She has more than 20 years’ experience in accounting and finance including experience in the areas of corporate finance, risk assessment and management, strategic planning, human resources, business insurance, and information technology.
Immediate Past Council Chair
Immediate Past Chair, Dean's CouncilAligned2 Founder Dusty Wince weds his real-world business acumen with executive coaching and advisory services to help entrepreneurs excel and their companies grow.
Dean's Advisory Council Members
Co-founder, Everyone Matters Inc.Anne Altman is the former general manager of IBM Corporation's U.S Federal Government and Industries sector and the co-founder of Everyone Matters Inc.
Chief Executive Officer, Trustar BankShaza L. Andersen is the Chief Executive Officer at Trustar Bank. Prior to that, she served as vice chair of the board of Sandy Spring Bank.
Senior Partner, Ernst & Young LLPMarc Andersen is a highly regarded influencer and connector of people in the greater Washington community. Having key relationships and longtime experience serving both the public and the private sector allows Andersen to easily navigate the complex dimensions of D.C. and global communities.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, LeidosChris Cage has held a number of finance and management roles since first joining Leidos (formerly SAIC) in 1996. In his current role, Cage leads the global accounting and shared services organization for the $12 billion government technology services provider.
Board Chairman and Principal, Everest Care ManagementNancy Collins is the Board Chairman and Principal of Everest Care Management (ECM) - a medical services company focused on workplace injuries. In this role, Collins sets the strategic direction for the company’s business expansion.
Deputy Athletic Director, Internal Operations/Risk Management, George Mason University AthleticsDebi Corbatto is the deputy athletic director, Internal Operations/Risk Management, as well as the NCAA athletics healthcare administrator for George Mason University Athletics.
Audit Practice Leader, Grant Thornton LLPMichael Creasy currently serves as audit practice leader for Grant Thornton's West & Atlantic Coast regions. In this role, Creasy leads over 500 audit professionals.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nodal Exchange and Nodal ClearPaul Cusenza is the Chairman & CEO of Nodal Exchange and Nodal Clear. Nodal Exchange is a commodities exchange listing futures and options for trading and Nodal Clear acts as a central counterparty clearing house.