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Leah Kuppersmith

Director of Alumni Relations

  • Department: Development & Alumni Relations
  • Email: leah@gwu.edu
  • Phone: (202) 994-0618
  • Fax: (202) 994-4411
  • Office: 2033 K St. NW, Suite 230 • Washington, DC • 20006

About Leah

Leah Kuppersmith is the Director of Alumni Relations for the GW School of Business. She has been with the GWSB Office of Development and Alumni Relations since May 2008, previously serving as the Associate Director of School Alumni Programs for GWSB.  Leah is responsible for developing and implementing a holistic alumni relations strategy for over 50,000 GWSB Alumni and managing a team of three alumni relations professionals. Elements of the strategy include events and programs, marketing and communications and volunteer roles.

Leah’s special emphasis is on engaging the GWSB Graduate alumni community which resulted in the founding of four specialty masters affinity groups, incorporating MBA alumni in to the admissions process and laying the foundation for MBA Reunions. She designs special programming for GWSB Alumni to compliment the University’s Alumni Weekend in which GWSB Alumni participation has grown annually. Leah’s signature event is the annual GWSB Student/Alumni Reception hosted in New York City in conjunction with the New York Career Trek. This event most recently hit record breaking attendance with over 200 participants.

Prior to working at GW, Leah worked as the Human Resources Manager and Senior Catering Sales and Marketing Manager for Levy Restaurants at the Verizon Center. Leah is a double alumna of GW, having earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from the GW School of Business in 2003, and a Master of Education and Human Development in the Human Resources Development program in 2012. Originally from the Boston area, Leah can be found rooting for the Red Sox during baseball season.