Meet the 2021-2022
School of Business Board of Directors
Scott Hine, BS Decision Science '85
Scott Hine is a member of the executive leadership team within the Department of Energy, Office of the Chief Financial Officer where he is the Deputy Director of Corporate Business Systems. Scott has over 30 years of portfolio, program and project management experience.
As a collateral duty, Scott is the Executive Sponsor of the Federal Government’s Program and Project Management Community of Practice (FedPM CoP) with approximately 1,700 members from over 90 federal activities.
Scott is a veteran of the Unites States Army where he was a Military Intelligence (Signal Intelligence) analyst.
Scott has given numerous program and project management presentations at Project Management Institute and University of Maryland symposiums.
Scott was appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to serve as a Commissioner on the Fairfax County Consumer Protection Commission (2007-2021).
Scott holds a BS degree in Decision Science from George Mason University, MS in Systems Engineering from Binghamton University, Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University, and PMP, FAC-P/PM, FAC-COR, CIO, DAWIA, Information Security, ITIL, Acquisition Professional certifications.
Pamela Maines, MBA '09
Pam Maines is the senior vice president, business development and head of sales at Empower Energies. Maines has over 25 years in the energy industry ranging in areas from utility power plant design, to retail and wholesale energy market trading and analytics, to renewable and cutting-edge energy technologies deployment.
As head of sales, Pam Maines oversees the company’s sales strategy and revenue generation, which includes matching customers’ needs with available energy technologies with the optimal financial framework, business practices and long-term end-use benefits. With a passion for sustainability, Maines applies her skills with a bias towards ecological and environmental conservation considerations.
Prior to joining Empower Energies, Maines held several senior roles in the energy industry. As executive director of federal distributed energy sales, she and her teams were responsible for the deployment of new efficient, renewable and resilient technologies at DOD and civilian federal agencies. Prior to this, Maines was the vice president of sales for the retail gas and electric markets for Pepco Energy Services, where she structured retail contracts for hundreds of gas and electric commercial and industrial customers in deregulated markets.
Pam Maines holds an MBA from George Mason and a BS in Engineering from Stony Brook University in New York. She is a certified project management professional.
Immediate Past President
Becky Anderson, BS Accounting '10
Becky Anderson is a 2010 School of Business Accounting alumni and a Certified Internal Auditor. She has served on the School of Business Alumni Chapter since 2014 and on the Alumni Association from 2018-2020. While at Mason, she was a member of the softball team, Student-Athlete Advisory Council, and NCAA certification committee. Becky currently works as a Lead Associate in Financial Operational Risk at Fannie Mae. She also owns a softball coaching business in which she works to transform local youth softball organizations and empower young women to become leaders on and off the field.
Chair of the Program and Events Committee
Clivia Lainez, BS Finance '04, MBA '09
Clivia Lainez is a 2004 School of Business finance alumna and a 2009 graduate of the MBA program. Mason afforded Lainez the opportunity to obtain a quality global education while she was a working student, both through undergrad and with the part-time MBA program. The education, guidance, and networking opportunities that she received at Mason set the path and opened doors for a successful and rewarding career in the D.C. area. After graduating in 2004, she spent 14 years in Government Contract Finance for various local defense contractors before joining BDO’s Government Contracts Consulting Practice. At BDO, Lainez is passionate about helping her clients through growth and transition. At this point in her career, she wants to give back to George Mason by supporting alumni outreach and spreading the word about Mason’s world class programs. Outside of work she enjoys staying active, nature hikes with her husband and three children, and escapes with her friends.
Chair of the Outreach Committee
Sameet Singh, BS ISOM '20
Sameet is an energetic, friendly, and driven leader whose goal is to bring his best self to any team he is a part of. During his undergrad he brought back The Mason ISOM Association from a forgotten organization back to being a top dog on campus and has set up a strong lineage of future Presidents to keep the organization thriving for years to come.
With his strong track record of extra-curricular activities and academics, Sameet has worked Deloitte and currently is at Ernst & Young (EY) as a Business Consultant doing IT Audit work.
Outside of these things, Sameet strives to always be a person who is down to earth, full of energy, and positive in all that he does, putting people first!
Chair of the Fundraising Committee
Jason Howell, BS Accounting '97
Jason Howell is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, former U.S. Congressional candidate, and president of Jason Howell Company. With an emphasis on building family wealth, the Jason Howell Company has originated a process that develops parents into future patriarchs and matriarchs. Jason is the author of JOY of Financial Planning: 7 Strategies for Transforming your Finances and Reclaiming your American Dream.
He is an adjunct instructor of personal finance at American University’s Kogod School of Business. Howell has been featured as both a financial expert and an independent political strategist on ABC’s News Channel 8, US News & World Report, Yahoo Finance, Readers Digest, Nasdaq.com, and the New York Times. His professional career spans years in retail banking, corporate accounting, and personal finance. He has been recognized by George Mason University as a Prominent Patriot in business and was twice the distinguished alumnus speaker for the School of Business graduating class.
He shares his home with a beautiful and patient wife, two daughters and 1990s alt-rock.
Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Darin Simmons, MBA '11
Darin Simmons earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government and African & African American Studies from the University of Virginia, a Master of Education Leadership, and a Master of Business Administration from George Mason University. Darin is currently a doctoral student in Education Policy at American University and will be completing a certificate in Education Finance from Georgetown University.
Throughout his career, Darin has moved between management consulting roles and Pk-12 public school leadership roles, most recently serving as the Chief Operating Officer for Richmond Public Schools. Currently, Darin is the COO for Bottom Line, a national nonprofit organization that works to get first generation students and low-income high school students into college, and supports them through graduation.
From his first role as a high school social studies teacher in St. Louis to his most recent role as the Chief Operating Officer for Richmond Public Schools in Virginia, Darin has viewed educational equity as a social justice issue, and has worked to promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts in every organization that he has been a part of.
Keith Callahan, BS Finance '86
Keith Callahan, elected for a third term on the School of Business Alumni Chapter, is a successful George Mason University graduate with significant leadership, business strategy, corporate finance & treasury experience. Currently working with Not-For-Profits and INGOs to improve their treasury, risk and finance functions.
Callahan spent 2 decades with Arlington-based AES Corporation, a multinational Fortune 200 company in predominantly treasury & large scale financing roles; and gained tremendous customer service, servant leader perspective early in his career with Nordstrom. Details available via Linked In: www.linkedin.com/in/keithbcallahan/. Prior to relocating to El Salvador with AES, he owned & operated a small business for 10 years and continues to support entrepreneurs and dabble in real estate ventures. Seattleite by birth, Callahan has lived most of the last 45 years in Northern Virginia.
Dedicated to service, Callahan is both a volunteer finance chairman, handyman and landscaper at Holy Cross, Dunn Loring for over a decade; and also treasurer & secretary for numerous HOAs and youth soccer clubs. More recently he’s been thrilled to apply his passion for business to serve George Mason University on the SBAC Board.
Callahan has two adult children both in the area, the oldest a 2003 Radford University, MIS grad; now with the USHHS Indian Health Service. The youngest, a senior playing ODAC NCAA soccer for a “competing” Virginia university, is about half way through pursuing Physical Therapist certification. Callahan spent many a weekend on the soccer pitch from Orlando to Manhattan for the last 15 years; and has been in Covid induced spectator withdrawal for the last 18 months.
Cassie Schupp, MS Real Estate Development '15
Master of Real Estate Development Industry Group Director
A northern Virginia native, Cassie graduated from George Mason University in 2015 with a Master’s in Real Estate Development (MRED) from the School of Business. She is now a Development Manager with Foulger-Pratt, managing long term redevelopments throughout the DMV. She is responsible for overseeing projects from conceptual design through permitting, construction, and turnover to asset management. She attributes much of her success in real estate development to her degree from MRED and is excited to give back to the school who contributed so much to her future.
She is an active member of Urban Land Institute and is a member of the Ballston BID Board.
Eleri Burnett, BS Finance '19
Eleri is a class of 2019 graduate of George Mason University. She majored in Finance with a minor in Environmental Science. During her time at Mason, she was a School of Business Ambassador and a VP of the Student Managed Investment Fund. Currently, she works at Edelman Financial Engines as a Client Service Associate. In her free time, Eleri enjoys bird watching and cooking new recipes.
Falahyar Fatmi, MS Technology Management '05
Mr. Falahyar “Falar” Fatmi is an entrepreneur and award-winning executive, possessing 20+ years of experience in various sectors contracting for federal, defense agencies, and state and local governments. Prior to starting at Exceed, Falar served as Chief Information Officer for Air Force Association and received a Top Technology Star Award in 2017. Falar held numerous senior-level positions for other major corporations. Falar was a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer for a healthcare startup company providing complex business solutions and took it from concept to highly profitable. Falar serves on the advisory board of directors for Women in Military Service Association and George Mason Innovation and working group.
Falar has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and two masters in Information Systems and Technology Management from George Mason University.
Amanda Houlihan, BS Marketing '15
Amanda Houlihan graduated from George Mason in 2015 with a B.S. in marketing. During her time at Mason she was a four-year member of the Women’s Rowing team and a student athlete mentor.
Amanda is an account manager at a leading biotech communications agency. Promoted steadily since joining the firm about five years ago, Amanda acts as the primary client contact and provides counsel and strategy for biotech companies working in varying therapeutic spaces in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Amanda develops and implements comprehensive communications strategies, proposals and plans for overall communications, media relations, social media and thought leadership. She develops corporate messaging, liaises with journalists to secure media coverage and trains and prepares senior executives for media interviews. Amanda drafts content such as press releases announcing company launches, financings, clinical trial results and other business critical milestones. She has led multiple website projects, which entail creating all the content, managing the creative process and ensuring the project stays on time and on budget. She manages and develops social media campaigns for several corporate social media accounts as well as the CEO account for one of her clients. Amanda also acts as a project manager for a wide range of projects including corporate decks, symposia, logo development and scientific animations.
Amanda is well versed in communicating with various audiences, from training new employees to providing strategic counsel to her senior level clients. She is able to adeptly work with a wide variety of personalities and her positive attitude is infectious.
Amanda is interested in using her communications and project management experience and skillset to help the Alumni Chapter organize and communicate their various initiatives and programs/events to their target audiences. She has experience managing multiple timelines and projects as well as managing and leading teams in her role in corporate communications and as a rowing coach, which was a role she held part time prior to the coronavirus pandemic.
Jennifer Rhodes, EMBA '05
Jennifer Rhodes is the executive vice president of Tagence, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business serving federal agencies and commercial clients with business efficiency strategies. Rhodes applies her expertise to Tagence’s business development, strategic initiatives, and as the change leadership / change management practice lead. She is currently the George Mason University’s School of Business Alumni Chapter Diversity & Inclusion Chair and on the board of directors for the Association of Change Management Professionals’ Global Organization.
Jennifer Rhodes earned her Executive MBA from George Mason University and received a double Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University in Russian Studies and Political Science. She obtained a change management advanced practitioner certificate from Georgetown University. She enjoys time with her husband, Kevin, and son, Markham Savvas.
Sid Subramanyam, BS Finance '06
Sid Subramanyam graduated in 2006 with a degree in Finance. As he progressed in his career in financial services, he has started to get more involved in trying to recruit and help develop young aspiring advisors. Sid realized that trying to shape their communication and leadership skills should not start once they find a career or are in the job hunt, it needs to start a lot earlier. He knows that GMU does do a great job of trying to instill these skills in students through various classes and workshops, but that the involvement of alumni could help develop their skills even further. That is primarily why he wants to get involved.
Sid graduated from W.T. Woodson in Fairfax and attended Virginia Tech after graduation. He transferred to GMU after his sophomore year because he felt like he was wasting time at VT. He is the type that needs to be busy in order to be productive. Sid transferred back closer to home, was attending Mason full-time, working, and coaching sports. He found the internship that led to his career decision through the help of the School of Management.
Sid is grateful for his experience at George Mason and looks forward to giving back any way possible.
Friends of the Board
Joseph Abraham, BS Management '20
My objective in joining the board is to be a voice for those who have had to overcome daunting obstacles. I have come a long way and experienced many hardships ranging from homelessness as a teen to being hit especially hard by the 2008 financial crisis. Since I was a high school dropout, I chose an industry that didn’t require much secondary education - the oil industry. In 2008, I was laid off for the third time in the oil industry, which is normally a cyclical environment, and I knew it was time for a change. I joined the military as an Infantryman in 2009 and enlisted for six years of active duty service. Following my service, I took advantage of the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill and Vocational Rehabilitation to complete two degrees; one at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and one at George Mason University. Now as a proud Mason alum, I offer a unique perspective on decision making and advocating for the financial welfare of our students.
John Gustavo Blair, MBA '04
John Gustavo Blair is the director of business development at ILERRA, a software development and process improvement company based in Reston, Virginia. He has several years of experience developing and implementing successful go-to-market strategies and increasing sales for software and services. Blair has been a passionate and enthusiastic supporter of George Mason since he was an MBA student at George Mason. As a student, he co-founded the MBA Student Association (MBASA) and since graduating in 2004, Blair served as President of the School of Business Alumni Chapter. MBA students have carried on the MBASA and made it an integral part of the program and alumni have continued the tradition of the Annual Business Alumni Celebration started under his tenure as board president nearly 10 years ago. John is excited to be part of the board again and looks forward to contributing.
Karen Cohen, MS Real Estate Development '12
Karen Cohen (M.S. Real Estate Development, ’12) currently serves as a Director-at-Large on the School of Business Alumni Chapter Board. Karen was instrumental in the creation of Mason’s Real Estate Development Industry Group and served as its first Director. Karen also serves on the Strategic Plan Committee for Mason’s Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship (CREE) and the Fundraising Committee for the Mason School of Business Annual Business Celebration. Karen is a partner with the law firm of Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. (VF&N). Her practice focuses on land use and zoning, commercial real estate and business transactions. Prior to joining VF&N, Karen was Of Counsel at The Coverage Law Firm and Counsel at WilmerHale. She began her legal career as Clerk to the Honorable Leonie M. Brinkema of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, after graduating magna cum laude from Georgetown Law. She holds a B.S. in Architecture from University of Virginia.
Chuck Gahun, MS Technology Management '09
Chuck Gahun is a digital transformation executive who is currently serving as a managing director at a B2B focused digital agency. Chuck works with clients to strategize, innovate and tactically deliver results for their businesses by leveraging digital, by bringing a unique mix of business and digital strategy, program management and operational execution to the table. As a result of his work, some of the world's leading organizations are now pushing the boundaries of the digital world. Chuck’s expertise is centered around B2B and B2C digital transformation, user experience design, digital marketing, and complex technology implementations. In his 20+ years in digital, his expertise and skills have positively impacted several industries, including financial services, manufacturing and distribution, healthcare, government and not for profit. In addition to professional assignments, Chuck also serves as an adjunct faculty member in George Mason’s Master’s in Technology Management Program.
Zack Hancock, BS Accounting '11 and MS Accounting '12
Zack Hancock is a Certified Public Accountant and tax senior manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He is a member of the Private Company Services practice addressing a variety of needs, both international and domestic, for his clients. His clients include companies across a range of sectors, including asset management, professional services, hospitality, technology, and government contracting. Hancock also holds a Certified Management Accountant designation.
While at Mason, he was a member of the international honor society, Beta Alpha Psi, as well as a member of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity. He was born in the Washington, D.C., area where he still resides with his wife and dog. Outside of work he enjoys playing golf and soccer and sampling the many breweries and wineries the area has to offer.
Ali Kahil, BS Finance '19
Ali Kahil is a Tax & Financial Analyst at PagnatoKarp. In this role, he provides full-cycle tax compliance for ultra-high-net-worth clientele of the multi-family office. Prior to joining, Ali served as President of the Student Management Investment Fund at the George Mason University School of Business. He has been featured on CNBC’s Closing Bell television program and recognized by The Motley Fool for his writings on millennial investing. Ali earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from George Mason University. In the community, he is a supporter of the Movember Foundation and the International Spy Museum. Ali currently resides in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.
Amalia Kruszel, MBA '15
Amalia Kruszel, Arts Action fund program manager, joined the staff at Americans for the Arts in 2012 as Arts Action fund data coordinator. In this role, she is responsible for developing and executing membership acquisition and renewal campaigns, including direct mail and online communication campaigns of the Arts Action Fund, as well as executing special fundraising events. She has extensive professional experience in constituent relationship management, membership, and online services, gained while working in the nonprofit and private sectors. She started her career after graduating from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in 2009 with a BA in pre-medicine and pre-law. Since then, Kruszel has been working for DC-based nonprofit organizations, including a criminal justice advocacy organization, National Sheriff’s Association, where she served as government affairs liaison, and National Mentoring Partnership, where she was responsible for managing federally funded grants and database development. She also received her Masters in Business Administration from the George Mason University in 2015, where she served as president of the MBA Student Association.
James R. Monson, BS Business Administration '76
Jim Monson is a seasoned executive with 30+ years of experience and a knack for anticipating future trends in market sentiments and technology. After receiving his BS from George Mason in ’76, he rose to the position of corporate controller of Rolls-Royce, with day-to-day responsibility for financial operations and information systems. After a number of years his interests charted a path more towards emerging technologies and less to the world of finance. That path earned him a master's degree in information systems from George Washington University in 1993. Monson spent his remaining career in executive positions at GTE, and as chief information officer at Wall-Data/NetManage, Intermec/Honeywell, Entex/Siemens, Rent-A-Center, and Corelink/Blue Cross Blue Shield. His entrepreneurial spirit also led to the raising of venture capital to start two e-commerce companies. He has been an active board member of the Seattle, Austin, Northwestern Pennsylvania technology councils and the Society for Information Management. He is a passionate Patriot with many family members and close friends as alumni going back to 1973 when his brother graduated just one year after the university’s independence. Then, main campus was just the “Quad." His Patriot spirit has also pledged funding for the establishment of an endowment for scholarships for future students of the business school. He currently lives in Lynchburg, VA and enjoys woodworking, home renovations, and duffing around the golf course.
Frank L. McLaughlin, BS Finance '12
Born in Philadelphia, but raised in New Jersey, Frank L. McLaughlin earned his undergrad degree at George Mason University in finance, where he was also a captain of the wrestling team and an NCAA division one academic all-American. Now, McLaughlin wrestles with corporate legal matters as a business attorney at Stein Sperling (a prominent, full-service Maryland law firm) where he serves clients in various industries acting as outside corporate counsel and advisor as well as providing legal services such as: (i) drafting and negotiating real estate transactions like leases, sales, and purchases (mostly commercial but also residential); (ii) negotiating, drafting, and structuring corporate formations, reorgs, mergers, and acquisitions; (iii) providing corporate governance and succession planning for closely-held companies; (iv) settling and advising on business disputes; and (v) preparing and advising on estate planning services like trusts, wills, etc. Outside of his legal career, McLaughlin also owns and operates a few businesses involving real estate and financial services. When he is not working, he enjoys being outdoors, running, hiking, fishing, kayaking, wrestling, playing sports, and socializing with new and interesting people. McLaughlin most enjoys spending time with his family which now includes his wife Amanda, baby son Carter, and firstborn dog son Tater.
Rayan Rahman, BS Management '17
Rayan Rahman, alumnus of the Mason School of Business graduated in 2017 with a BS in Management. He is an entrepreneur. He founded, Changing Bangladesh Foundation (a non-profit) and airposted.com (an international peer to peer shipping tech company) while at Mason. His foundation(now sold) provided the deprived, rural people of Bangladesh with free-education while his tech startup is on a mission to change the way people; ship, travel, and shop internationally. Rahman secured initial and post-seed rounds of over $400,000 investment in 2019 for Airposted.
During his time at Mason, Rayan served as the VP of Mason Investment Club for two years and won the first prize at the Mason Dean's Competition and Business Capstone Competition for Airposted in 2016 and 2017 respectively. He lives in Virginia and loves to watch sports and go for long drives with his wife.
Marie Robles, BS Accounting '94
A certified public accountant, Marie Robles’ financial expertise spans over 20 years in both the private and public sectors. Marie is currently VP/Controller at Northwest Federal Credit Union. Prior roles include funds accounting manager at Navy Federal Credit Union, accounting manager of domestic operations at Verisign, Inc., and director in the Single Family Segment Controller Department at Freddie Mac Corporation. In those and other roles she has worked on setting up and streamlining accounting reporting, processes and procedures and also worked on projects including risk assessment and the documentation of risks and controls for compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley Act. While juggling accounting, auditing, acquisitions, budgeting, and cash management responsibilities, she is also passionate about serving the community. She is the past president of the Washington DC Chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) and currently serves on the Strategy Development Committee of Women of ALPFA. The committee focuses developing initiatives focused on empowering women by providing a roadmap to develop leadership and management skills (this one is from my bio). Marie also volunteers with the local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
Dave Roe, MBA '96 and BS Accounting '89
Dave received both a BS in Accounting and an MBA from George Mason. He worked for the George Mason University Foundation for 26 years before retiring in September of 2016. Dave is currently the Senior Director of Finance/Controller at Interstate Moving Relocation Logistics. He has taught accounting classes at Mason as an adjunct on a number of occasions’. He has been recognized as a Prominent Patriot and has been awarded the Alumni Service award by the School of Business. He is an avid supporter of many things Mason including athletics, performing arts, Green Machine, School of Business and the Volgenau School. Dave has served on the board for 3 years now. He and his wife have created multiple endowments at Mason and continue to actively support multiple Mason financial needs.
Sumeet Shrivastava, Executive MBA '94
Sumeet Shrivastava is an accomplished executive and proven business leader with more than two decades of experience in the government IT industry. As president of Array Information Technology, he provides overall corporate leadership for the company's growth strategy. Prior to Array, Shrivastava was SVP for Public Sector at Keane (now NTT Data). As EVP and COO of ANSTEC, a Government IT contractor, he architected the company's acquisition by Keane. Shrivastava has been committed to the Mason and regional community throughout his career. He has served as a member of George Mason University's Diversity Advisory Board and is currently on the School of Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship Advisory Board. He has also served on the Board of the Northern Virginia Technology Council and Chaired the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Committee. Recently, Shrivastava was chosen as part of the inaugural class for the 20 Prominent Patriots in Business. Shrivastava also sits on the President’s Innovation Council at Mason.
Rhonda Vetere, BA Speech Communication '93
Rhonda Vetere is a seasoned technology professional who is currently serving as president of a global healthcare organization. Rhonda works across several businesses as an industry change agent to assist with multiple mergers, creating synergies across all the lines of business, and is known for her onshore/offshore experience. Rhonda has very deep domain expertise in technology and data, which is why she was asked to join her current organization from Estee Lauder, where she was chief technology officer. There, she led global technology and enterprise-wide functions across 162 countries, including analytics, and transformed the company’s technology, digital, social, and retail technology approach. During her career, she has led 26 successful global mergers, and her ability to consistently deliver global results has earned her more than 12 industry awards including Top 100 STEM, Global Top 150 for business transformation, Global 100 Industry Leaders for innovation and leadership, along with The Stevie Award for global business leadership. She has worked across industry sectors from telecommunications, network, financial services, Fintech, service management, outsourcing, insourcing, insurance, retail to prestige beauty. As a results-oriented, client-focused executive, Rhonda adds value by delivering technology that improves cost and performance to drive the right business outcomes. She has a tremendous social following and most recently won the prestigious Gold Medal Stevie Award focused on transformation/innovation. Rhonda was named by SWAAY magazine as one of the most "prominent female voices in tech."
Brock Walker, MBA '14
Brock Walker is a high-energy and passionate individual with a desire for continuous learning and organizational excellence. At the department of the Treasury, Walker currently serves as a Financial Specialist responsible for the management and oversight of the $210+ million budget for the Treasury Franchise Fund/Shared Services Programs. In addition, he has recently served as the Special Assistant to the CIO and as the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Management in separate rotations within Treasury. Walker was selected by Treasury leadership to represent the Department in the FY 2014 CFO Council Finance Fellows Program aimed at developing the next generation of government leaders in financial management. Walker earned his MBA from George Mason University - School of Business and was selected as the Outstanding MBA Student of the Year for the class of 2013-2014. He currently serves as an Ambassador for the Mason MBA Program.
Troy Watson, BS Finance ‘19
While at George Mason, Troy was actively involved with the Student Managed Investment Fund as Vice President of the Risk Committee where he helped manage a portfolio of endowment funds valued at over $250,000. Currently, Troy holds a Technology Engineer Analyst position with Accenture Federal Services where he collaborates on projects with a team of developers to increase efficiency through the deployment of new enhancements for internal government systems. Previously, he worked at Deloitte within the Government and Public Services sector where he conducted research analysis and performed analytical data assessments to determine potential opportunities for federal prime and subcontracting work for Deloitte’s Office of Small Business and Supplier Diversity. Additionally, Troy is a CFA Candidate Level 1 and is interested in pursuing graduate level studies in the future. In his spare time, Troy enjoys traveling, reselling sneakers and reading books on topics including business, biographies, and psychology.
Gabrielle Webster, MS Management ‘16
As an Association Manager at McKenna Management, Gabrielle Webster works on a portfolio of non-profit professional associations; overseeing memberships, programs, board operations, and other key projects. Gaby believes in serving her community and is passionate about educating young people. One of her favorite accomplishments before joining McKenna was hosting a pre-conference event at the Houston Museum of Natural Science geared towards engaging youth in philanthropy. She later completed her MS in Management at Mason's School of Business.
While an undergraduate at Mason, Gaby was able to land internships in the U.S. House of Representatives and the renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center. These positions inspired her to pursue a career in project management and community building through writing and activism. Gaby also previously taught at a growing tutoring franchise, founded in Tysons Corner, where she aided the company with marketing and projects, including implementing CRM software and opening new centers.
Sarah Zeb, BS Accounting and Finance ‘15
Sarah Zeb is a Senior Associate within KPMG’s Accounting Advisory Services practice based out of McLean, VA. Sarah focuses on providing technical accounting and financial reporting advice to clients in the financial services sector. In addition, Sarah also supports KPMG’s recruiting activities at George Mason University and frequently attends on campus events to network with students. She is a licensed CPA in the state of Virginia. Prior to joining KPMG full time in August 2015, Sarah graduated summa cum laude from Mason's School of Business in May 2015 with her BS in Accounting and Finance with a minor in economics. She was selected as the Outstanding Finance Major at the 2015 School of Business convocation, and also received Certificates of Excellence in major for both accounting and finance. Sarah has been involved with the School of Business Alumni Chapter since May 2015 with the objective of giving back to the School of Business community.