George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Women in Business Initiative Members

Executive Committee 

Chair of Women in Business Initiative:

Tonia 2018Tonia Chagnon
Delightful Plans





Chair Elect of Women in Business Initiative:

Zimmermann 2018Stephanie Zimmermann, '93
Owner, Founder, and Chief Box Engineer
Lend A Box LLC

Stephanie Zimmermann is co-owner and co-founder of Lend A Box LLC. Lend A Box offers one of the most innovative, easy, and smart ways to move in the Washington, D.C., metro area. They aim to make residential, commercial and government moving projects less stressful, offering moving logistics, delivery, and pickup of rental boxes, and concierge based storage solutions. Zimmermann has led her team in building a solid logistics company with plans for expansion.
She is a graduate of George Mason University with a BS in Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems. In 2017, Zimmermann was recognized by Mason Business as a Prominent Patriot.
An active member in her community, she sits on several local advisory boards and volunteers time with the Girl Scouts.


Salma resizedSalma Chaudry, '14
Financial Consultant
Florin Group, LLC






Campbell 2018Kathy T. Campbell
KT Coaching Partners LLC





Member at Large 1 (Nominations):

Black 2018Linda Black
Financial Advisor
LifeMark Securities   





Member at Large 2 (WIBI Awards):

megan_lynch1Megan Lynch '18
Lead Associate
Booz Allen Hamilton





Board Members:

Elena AngellElena Angell, '17
Program Manager – Global CSR

Experienced program and project manager specializing in corporate responsibility and employee engagement with more than seven years of exceptional track record in the field, both on the corporate and the non-profit sides. A military spouse who thinks big, acts thoughtful and fast, loves people as much as numbers, budgets and tech. Always focused on the goals, impact and customers. Passionate about community, corporate volunteerism, sustainability, and service.


Deb Beckworth pic 2 JPEGDeb Beckworth
Senior Consultant
Decisive Point Consulting Group





Deniz BilgesuDeniz Bilgesu, '18
Program Manager, Senior Consultant
Deloitte Consulting LLP

Deniz Bilgesu brings 16+ years of progressive experience managing and improving interagency policies, processes, and mechanisms both within the Federal government and as an expert consultant at the White House, Department of State, Department of Defense, and Federal Bureau of Investigation. She has led projects and programs with extensive involvement in all levels of stakeholder management across multi-disciplined teams on a wide range of issue areas, to include: national security, foreign affairs analysis and trade policy, emergency planning and crisis communications, strategic planning, and cabinet-level executive support. She holds an MBA and MA in International Affairs and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She is also fluent in Turkish and has basic level proficiency in Spanish.

Callins 2018Dominique Callins
Family Law Section Leader
Simms Showers, LLP





Jennifer CochranJennifer C. Cochran, '94 
CEO, Pilates Master Teacher, 500RYT, Cancer Exercise Specialist, LMT&CLT, TEDx Speaker
Fitness Design Solutions, LLC

Fitness Design Solutions, LLC is a functional fitness, movement education experience specializing in getting people moving again following injury or illness, using a combination of Health and Well-Being Coaching, Pilates, Yoga and Massage


Cohen resizedDeb Cohen
Deb Cohen, LLC

Deb Cohen, Ph.D., is an association executive with more than 25 years of experience advising, speaking and guiding nonprofit, academic, and for-profit entities. Her 2016 book, Developing Proficiency in HR: 7 Self-directed Activities for HR Professionals, focuses on self-development. As a former senior vice president, with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Cohen was responsible for a 50-person division covering knowledge services, original research, and the development of a profession-wide competency model. Under her direction, research services were transformed into a significant revenue stream, a curriculum guide for the HR profession was established and a competency model that forms the basis for a world-wide certification credential was created. 
Cohen received her Ph.D. in management and human resources and her master's degree in labor and human resources from Ohio State University. She is a certified HR professional with the designation SHRM-SCP. Cohen is the editor-in-chief for the quarterly journal, Employment Relations Today, and is an adjunct professor at George Washington University teaching MBA courses in strategic HR.

ConnElizabeth Conn, '14
Director of Marketing




Downes 2018Cynthia Downes
Downes Consulting 





Duvall Brenda 002Brenda DuVall
Innovative Executive Consultant
STS International, Inc.




Sharon_Galler1Sharon Galler
STAT Association Management





Molly GimmelMolly K. Gimmel
Co-Owner and CEO
Design To Delivery Inc.

Molly K. Gimmel is the Co-Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Design To Delivery Inc, an award-winning government contracting firm. She is considered an expert in several areas related to the federal contracting process. She is often invited to speak by groups interested in government contracting. She is a strong advocate for small and women-owned businesses and has served in leadership positions within several professional associations focused on supporting small businesses. She was named an “Enterprising Woman of the Year” in 2014 by Enterprising Women Magazine. She holds a Masters of Science in Contract & Acquisition Management from the Florida Institute of Technology, a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing from the College of William & Mary, and a Graduate Certificate in Leadership from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.

Harden resizedCourtney Harden '02
BrigliaHundley, P.C.




Holland resizedDiane Holland
Vice President, Financial Services Manager and Relationship Manager
Atlantic Union Bank

Diane Holland is a vice president and relationship manager at the Reston Branch of Atlantic Union Bank. At Atlantic Union Bank, Diane believes in putting her clients first, and making their financial goals, her goals. What makes Atlantic Union unique among community banks is their commitment to local business. With a background of more than 29 years in the banking industry, Diane is a trusted source to advise her clients on products and services that best meet their financial goals.

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Monika Jansen
CEO/Copywriter and Strategist
Jansen Communications

Monika Jansen is head copywriter and strategist at Jansen Communications, a boutique marketing agency that specializes in copywriting and social media marketing. She and her team work with clients to create outstanding content and get it in front of the right people so they can hit their overall business goals. When she is not working with her team or building client relationships, she hangs out with her husband and kids, travels, snowboards, and laughs as much as possible.

Koles 2018Mary Koles
Academic Pathways, SpiderSmart of Rockville, and Spidersmart of Kensington




Miley resizedCindy Miley, '96
’17 Prominent Patriot
Chief Financial Officer

Cindy Miley is a senior finance executive successful in consistently delivering outstanding results in fast paced, high growth environments. She is currently founder and CEO of CFO Solutions LLC. CFO Solutions is a firm that focuses on helping small business owners thrive and navigate their financial business successfully.
She has worked with firms in entrepreneurial growth stages as well as mature companies with revenues ranging from $100 million to $3 billion. Her proven hands-on approach includes building and leading finance teams that act as business partners, working with Board of Directors, auditors, banks, and attorneys. Her experience includes supporting an initial public offering, sell and buy side M&A due diligence, successful sale of company to a strategic partner, Sarbanes Oxley compliance, ERP system conversions, creation of a shared services model for finance, goodwill impairment testing, foreign currency, government contract compliance, and treasury management including hedge accounting.
Miley earned an MBA from the College of William and Mary, and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Virginia. As a George Mason University graduate (BS Accounting), she is thrilled to be on the board of the Women in Business Initiative at George Mason. 

Kerry OBrienKerry O'Brien
CEO and President, Owner
Germane Systems, LC

A mission and vision driven executive, that enjoys working with leaders to achieve strategic goals and business objectives. Embraces innovation, continual improvement practices and cultivating a positive culture. Passionate about high-performing teams by recruiting, developing, and retaining key personnel at all levels.


Tracy Shen web

Tracy K. Shen
Managing Partner
Private Client Advisors





Theresa White
Financial Advisor
MasssMutual Capitol District