Making a Better World a Reality
Change requires work. We’re up to the challenge.
To ensure a successful tomorrow for all, society must come to expect more of business; of what it prioritizes, who it serves, and how it leads. Partnering where possible, but challenging when necessary, the Business for a Better World leadership, advisory board, and affiliate faculty team are working hard to ensure businesses take a leadership role in solving our world’s most pressing problems.
Leadership & Staff
We formed the Business for a Better World Center when we realized that as educators, our role was to prepare the next generation to help reorient the business environment. We believe a better world is everyone’s business. And that includes you. How will you help make a better world?
Associate ProfessorDr. Lisa Gring-Pemble, an associate professor at George Mason University, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of St. Olaf College. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication (Rhetoric) from the University of Maryland.
Co-Executive Director, Business for a Better World Center
Additional Roles: Associate Professor, AccountingAnne Magro is the co-executive director of the Business for a Better World Center. She is also an associate professor within the Accounting Area in the School of Business at George Mason University.
Executive in Residence, Business for a Better World Center
Additional Roles: Professor of Practice, ManagementM. Rashed Hasan is the executive in residence for the Business for a Better World Center and a professor of practice in the Management Area within the School of Business at George Mason University.
Beekeeper, Business for a Better World Center Honey Bee InitiativeAndrew Garavito is the beekeeper for the Business for a Better World Center's Honey Bee Initiative.
Additional Roles: Senior Fellow, Office of the ProvostMaury Peiperl has taught, researched and consulted in top management learning, executive careers, change management, talent strategy and global mobility in some 32 countries on 6 continents. Outside his teaching and research, he sits on the boards of several companies, as well as the Alumni Council of the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
The Business for a Better World Center Advisory Board was established to support the Center’s mission and vision, and plays an instrumental role in expanding the center’s reach and impact.
PE ConsultantSiisi Adu-Gyamfi is Managing Partner at AGA Associates, which provides consulting services to PE firms and Fortune 1000 companies.
Sustainability & ESG AdvisorAn alum of Mason’s Graduate School of Business, Harun Asad is dedicated to being a catalyst for positive impact and currently leads Genentech’s sustainability efforts.
Managing Director, Profitable Good GroupTom Bagamane has over 30 years’ experience as an entrepreneur and senior executive in the consumer products/retail field, including areas of strategy, operations, global sales, traditional and digital marketing, product branding and manufacturing.
Head of Analytics, McChrystal GroupVictor Bilgen is a pioneer in the emerging field of organizational performance and organizational network analysis – using advanced analytics to diagnose, evaluate, and enhance the performance and behavior of people and the organizations the operate within.
Founder & CEO, CivicJohn Bridgeland is Founder & CEO of Civic, Vice Chair of Service Year Alliance at The Aspen Institute, Co-Convener of GradNation, and Vice Chairman of Malaria No More.
Former President & CEO, United Nations FoundationKathy Calvin is a UN Foundation Board member whose career has spanned work in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector Technology & Innovation, Amazon Web ServicesDominic Delmolino is Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector Technology & Innovation at Amazon Web Services. In his career, he has assisted clients in the application of leading edge data management and software development productivity solutions.
President at Footeprints Resourcefulness Consultants, LLCJeff Foote has more than 35 years of experience in environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy, goal setting, measurement and reporting, program development and consulting.
Vice President of Partnerships, Commercial and Asset Management at ENGIE Renewables - North AmericaLisbeth Guerrero-Vasquez is an accomplished business leader at the forefront of the energy transformation with extensive and dynamic career in renewables, liquefied natural gas (LNG), wholesale power generation and retail electricity.
Senior Vice President, Masterpeace ServicesJeanine Callahan is passionate about improving the employee experience by creating, launching, and sustaining initiatives that result in enhanced organizational effectiveness and engagement.
The Business for a Better World Center’s Affiliate Faculty are critical to our ability to offer students compelling education experiences and speak authoritatively on a range of subjects. Affiliates bring a wide range of professional teaching and research experiences and provide input to help shape the future direction of the Center.
Professor, MarketingRussell Abratt is a professor within the Marketing Area in the School of Business at George Mason University.
Project Lead: Measuring Women’s Leadership in Venture Capital Fund PortfoliosRuta Aidis, PhD., is a leading expert in gender and economic development. She has more than 25 years of experience teaching, researching, consulting and publishing in the area of gender, women’s economic empowerment, entrepreneurship, innovation and institutional development.
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Global Engagement
Additional Roles: Associate Professor, Accounting; Kearney & Company Faculty FellowJK Aier is the senior associate dean for academic affairs and global engagement and an associate professor within the accounting area in the School of Business at George Mason University.
Senior Associate Dean, College of Science and Chief Scientific Officer, Center for Infectious Disease ResearchDr. Ali Andalibi has served as the Interim Dean and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Science at George Mason University.
Associate Professor, Business Foundations
Additional Roles: Dean's Teaching Faculty FellowLeila Austin is an associate professor within the Business Foundations Area in the School of Business at George Mason University.
Associate Professor and Co-Director, Center for International Education, College of Education and Human DevelopmentSupriya Baily, PhD., is an Associate Professor in the College of Education and Human Development teaching courses in international and comparative education, qualitative research methods and teacher education.
Assistant Dean and Director of Diversity and Inclusion, George Mason UniversityVan Bailey, PhD., is the Assistant Dean/ Director of Diversity and Inclusion at George Mason University. With over thirteen years of experience in higher education and nonprofits, Van's speeches and workshops relate to LGBTQ+ student leadership, pedagogical practice, and intersectionality.
Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Program Director
Additional Roles: Associate Professor, Information Systems and Operations Management; Dean's ScholarIoannis Bellos is the MBA program director and an associate professor within the Information Systems and Operations Management Area in the School of Business at George Mason University.
Assistant Professor, AccountingJanelle Conaway is an assistant professor within the Accounting Area in the School of Business at George Mason University.
Assistant Area Chair, Information Systems and Operations Management
Additional Roles: Professor, Information Systems and Operations ManagementSidhartha Das is an assistant area chair and a professor within the Information Systems and Operations Management Area in the School of Business at George Mason University.