GWSB Alumni Profiles

Denise Dombay


CURRENT POSITION: Senior vice president of global finance and chief audit executive at Marriott International.

FIRST JOB: My first job was as a lifeguard and summer swim-team coach during college. After graduation, I went to work for Arthur Andersen in the audit practice. I stayed there for 13 years.

BIGGEST CHALLENGE: Finding a way to balance the demands of my personal and professional lives.

BEST B-SCHOOL MEMORY: Taking tax accounting with my marketing-major roommate and best friend. We spent a lot of time learning the Tax Code together—or at least learning where we should put all of our tabs in the book for quick reference!

HOW GWSB LED TO YOUR CAREER: I was part of Beta Alpha Psi, the honorary accounting organization. BAP organized events to prepare accounting majors for the whirlwind recruiting season each fall. BAP events drew me to the Career Services Center, where I signed up for interviews. It was such a relief to have my job offer in hand from Arthur Andersen well before the Winter Holiday Break.

GOAL: Professionally and personally, I am constantly looking for ways to be relevant, learn new skills and add value.

RECENT READING: Knowing Your Value by MSNBC's Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski.

PERSONAL: Lives in Darnestown, Md., with husband Alan Noznesky, a captain in the D.C. Fire Department, and children Eliana, 12, and Jacob, 9.

Ann Bomba

DEGREES: University of Wisconsin, BBA, '05, major in Management and Human Resources; GWSB, MBA, '08, concentration in Human Resource Management.

CURRENT POSITION: Human resources business partner at Lockheed Martin, responsible for all employee activities in a more than 300-person program.

FIRST JOB: In college, I had a couple internships that solidified my interest in human resources. Just out of school, I entered the Lockheed Martin Human Resources Leadership Development Program.

BIGGEST CHALLENGE: Currently, the program I support is winding down, so we are starting layoffs. Although I understand why it is necessary for the business, it is a challenge on a personal level.

BEST B-SCHOOL MEMORY: At orientation with other firstyear students we were sent on a scavenger hunt around D.C. It taught us to laugh under pressure, which came in handy during the MBA program!

HOW GWSB LED TO YOUR CAREER: It helped me network with interesting, smart people from all walks of life, and it gave me many different career experiences.

GOALS: To provide human resources leadership to a large global organization where I can influence organizational change, talent development and leadership effectiveness.

RECENT READING: I am currently re-reading One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

PERSONAL: Lives in Arlington, Va.