Meet the 2020-2021
School of Business Board of Directors
Scott Hine, BS Decision Science '85
Scott Hine is a member of the leadership and management team within the Department of Energy where he provides Information Technology program and project management guidance and oversight to the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy office. He has over 30 years of experience within the federal research and development domain. Scott just completed his two-year term as Treasurer of the George Mason University Alumni Association (GMUAA) as well as just completing a one-year term as Treasurer of the Business Alumni Chapter (BAC). Scott was a member of both the GMUAA and the BAC Executive Boards. Scott has served on the Alumni Association Scholarship Committee in 2015 and was also an At-Large Director on the GMUAA during 2013-2014. Scott was also a member of the George Mason University Alumni Association Strategic Planning committee and played a vital role in the development of a new strategic plan. Scott was presented with the GMUAA Alumni Service Award in 2016, this award goes to the alumnus that provides outstanding dedication and service to the University. He was recognized as a 20 Prominent Patriot in 2015. Outside of work and his Mason related activities, Scott serves as a Commissioner on the Fairfax County Consumer Protection Board; he was appointed to this position by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in 2006. Scott holds a BS degree in Decision Science from George Mason University as well as a MS in Systems Engineering from Binghamton University. Scott is also certified as a project manager by the Project Management Institute and George Washington University.
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 & Events Committee
Curt White, Executive MBA '96
Curt White is a human capital management executive with more than two decades of experience leading the development and execution of talent management strategies for high performing organizations. Curt has held senior management roles for global firms in the aerospace, consulting, and technology industries including Deloitte, British Aerospace, and PA Consulting Group. His responsibilities have included strategy creation and execution, organizational design and development, talent acquisition, development, and retention, and the design and implementation of employee and executive rewards and retention strategies. Curt is a 1996 graduate of George Mason University’s Executive MBA program and currently serves as an adjunct professor in the School of Business. He is a 2016 recipient of GMU’s 20 Prominent Patriot Award.
Chair of the Outreach Committee
Ava Nia, BS Marketing '19
Originally from France, Ava Nia moved to the United States in 2015 to achieve her full potential and goals in life. She is a 2019 School of Business alumna and a 2018 recipient of George Mason University’s Emerging Business Leader Award. Throughout her career, she has gained experience in marketing, business development, and project management in the public and private sectors. Ava is passionate about helping businesses grow and empowering people to realize their potential. Raised in a multicultural environment, she is versed in several languages including English, French, Farsi, and Spanish. During her free time, she enjoys visiting family, traveling to new places, and playing the piano. Her mantra is "you either do it with passion, or you don't do it."
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
Jennifer Rhodes, EMBA '05
Jennifer Rhodes is the executive vice president of Tagence, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business serving commercial clients and federal agencies with business efficiency strategies. Rhodes applies her expertise to Tagence’s business development and strategic capture initiatives as the change leadership / change management practice lead. She excels at growing companies, enhancing capabilities, portfolios, and programs for federal and state government agencies with a focus toward innovation. She draws her experience from supporting a Fortune 1000 international firm, global consultancy firm, international think tank, and several non-profit charitable foundations. Rhodes' professional passions center around building purpose-driven organizations, developing award-winning corporate programs, leading strategic initiatives, creating successful teams, and serving to her broader community.
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 received a Change Management Advanced Practitioner certificate from Georgetown University.
Chris Ellis, MBA '14
Chris is a Certified Financial Planner™ Practitioner and focuses on helping families and businesses develop sound financial strategies through the development of comprehensive plans and investment advisory solutions. Most of his time is spent with individuals and families just getting started, or entering retirement, as well as helping organizations effectively manage their workplace retirement plans. He has clients across the country and physically works out of his office in Fairfax, VA, and his firm’s headquarters in Richmond, VA.
Chris completed his undergraduate degree in Business Management at James Madison University and earned his MBA in 2014 at George Mason University. Along with his duties on the George Mason School of Business Executive Board of Directors, he serves as Treasurer on the James Madison University Alumni Association Board of Directors. In his spare time you can find him running various trails throughout Virginia with his dog Miles, or traveling with his wife Rendi.
Keith Callahan, BS Finance '86
Keith Callahan is a successful George Mason School of Business graduate with significant business strategy, corporate treasury and leadership experience from 20 years at Arlington-based AES Corporation, a multinational Fortune 200 company; and a tremendous customer service attitude gained from an early career at Nordstrom. For many years Keith owned and ran a small business prior to relocating to El Salvador with AES. Seattleite by birth, Keith has lived most of the last 45 years in Northern Virginia. Keith is extremely hard working, loyal and thrilled to bring over thirty-plus years of experience full circle by contributing to Mason serving the School of Business Alumni Chapter Board. He’s served as finance chairman of Holy Cross episcopal, Dunn Loring, since 2011; and treasurer & secretary for numerous HOAs and youth soccer clubs. Keith enjoys watching his son play NCAA soccer for a “competing” Virginia university.
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.
Chaimaa Fekkak, BS Finance and Management '13
Chaimaa Fekkak Marhoum is a Finance Consultant at Accenture Federal Services (AFS), specializing in providing financial analysis, pricing, and deliverables for proposals throughout a variety of portfolios within the federal sector. Prior to beginning her career at AFS, she held many internships including NPR, Neustar, and the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce. She is a 2013 graduate of the School of Business with a BS in Finance and a BS in Management with a minor in economics; and she also holds an MBA from Virginia Tech. Since graduating, she has sought to support the School of Business by serving as one of the GMU recruiting champions for AFS, attending Finance panels, and leading the AFS Innovation Challenge at Mason. Chaimaa was also honored as part of the 2014 20 Prominent Patriots in Business class. Currently, she resides in Loudoun County with her husband and fellow Mason graduate, El Mehdi; and is looking forward to working with the rest of the board members to strengthen the School of Business alumni community.
Michael Gallagher, MBA '94
To honor the millions of business executives and workers worldwide who quietly accomplish innovative and extraordinary things in the workplace every day, Michael Gallagher founded the Stevie® Awards in 2002. The name Stevie comes from the Greek name Stefanos, which means "crowned." Prior to founding the Stevie Awards, Gallagher focused his energies on marketing, sales, and product development, including serving as Vice President of Sales & Marketing with the Hoover's Media Technologies division of Hoover's Inc., the leading provider of information on public and private companies worldwide. Most recently, he was vice president of Sales & Marketing with Amazing Media, an online advertising company. Gallagher holds a bachelor of arts from Fordham University in New York City and a master of business administration from George Mason University. Gallagher was president of the alumni chapter in 2011-13 and was also a Director at Large.
Chuck LaRock, BS Finance '07
Chuck LaRock II is a Senior Vice President for the Brokerage division of Jones Lang LaSalle in Tyson’s Corner, VA. LaRock specializes in advising many of the region’s leading corporations on their real estate matters, with a focus on the engineering, government contracting, and technology industries. Areas of expertise include site selection, leasing structure, financial analysis, and strategic planning. LaRock received his Bachelor of Science in Business degree in 2007 from George Mason University in Fairfax Virginia, where he majored in Finance. He was honored as the recipient of the GMU Business School Young Alumni of the year in 2012 and a Prominent Patriot in 2017. LaRock grew up in Loudoun County, VA and still resides there with his wife Nikki, daughter Lexi, and son Eric. He is very active in his community both socially and charitably. His hobbies include real estate investing, travel, sporting events, and golf.
Clivia Lainez, BS Finance '04 and 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 with early morning bootcamps, exploring local attractions with her three children, and catching up with friends.
Michael Ly, BS Accounting '12 and MS Accounting '13
Michael Ly is an Assurance Senior Manager at PwC. He has accounting experience in various industries, such as hospitality, technology, government contracting, manufacturing, and advertising. He has worked on financial statement audits and with clients going through the IPO process. He previously worked as an accounting clerk at Chesapeake Restaurant Group, a Big Six franchisee of Chili's Bar and Grill. While at Mason, he was both the VP at Beta Alpha Psi and the Financial Manager at Mason's Chapter for Habitat for Humanity. He is a CPA, and a member of both the AICPA and Ascend. He is also currently the Treasurer at Ascend's Greater Washington Chapter.
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.
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.
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.
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 & 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.