Corporate Collaborative Council


George Washington School of Business (GWSB) created the Corporate Collaborative Council (CCC) for the purpose of enhancing its relationship with the business community and preparing students for the world of work. This initiative fosters communications and practical partnerships among employers, administration, faculty and students on issues of talent development for the global economy.

 The goals of CCC are to:

  • Encourage networking between industry thought leaders and GWSB leadership around issues of talent development for the global environment
  • Foster interaction between industry thought leaders and GWSB students to improve students’ practical knowledge of, and readiness for industry and career paths
  • Establish a forum for constructive input on curriculum, recruitment, admissions and programs

We thank our current members for their participation and contributions to GWSB and our students!

Member Title
Chair of CCC, John Fletcher CEO and Founder, Fletcher Spaght, Inc.
Sharif Ambrose Partner Grant Thornton LLP
Maria-Paz Barrientos Vice President and Partner – Global Business Services, Strategy & Analytics Global Team, IBM
Michelle Bolles Vice President, US Chamber of Commerce
Jeff Colclough Vice President, Division Manager Leidos
Mihir Desai CEO, Dexis Consulting Group
Luanne Gutermuth Vice President, Washington Gas Company
Ellie Hollander President and Chief Executive Officer, Meals on Wheels Association of America
Andrew Klein Executive Officer, Director of Business Operations, HassettWillis
Ken Kovach Senior Vice President, B.F. Saul Company
Andrew Lewis Partner, KPMG LLP
Patricia Pointer Deputy Comptroller, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Agnieszka Zieminska Yank Vice President Human Resources, Technoserve

Membership of the Corporate Collaborative Council (CCC)

The CCC consists of organizational membership rather than personal membership. Following are the criteria for organizational membership, which is by invitation of the Dean of George Washington School of Business. The member organization should be:

  • An industry/sector leader located in the Mid-Atlantic and/or Northeast Regions
  • A likely target for students enrolled in GWSB’s academic programs
  • A large employer that actively hires college interns and graduates

Benefits to Members

  • “Making a difference” in the lives of the world’s future leaders

  • Direct access to GWSB’s Dean, Associate Deans of Programs, Executive Director of F. David Fowler Career Center, World-Renown Faculty

  • Early interaction and access to GWSB’s best and brightest students

  • Having key faculty and talented students address business cases and projects

  • Opportunity to co-teach select topics, engage students in classroom discussions, or teach a course

  • Priority hosting of career-related events, including Corporate Information Sessions, On-Campus Recruiting, Career and Job Fairs

  • Building corporate brand and public awareness among students and alumni

  • Recognition as a “premier partner” in GWSBs communications and publications

  • Corporate logo featured on website and signage in the F. David Fowler Career Center, displayed in Duques Hall and at school events

  • Involvement in discussions of talent solutions with colleagues from other admired organizations

Member Involvement

Member organizations provide a representative who is the liaison between GWSB and the organization. Ideally, the individuals representing these organizations are leaders with knowledge of and possibly involvement with the major career areas of interest for our students. (Historically our Undergraduates and MBAs go into finance/accounting, consulting, or marketing/sales, general management, operations, human resources and information systems). Also the members should be able to devote time (minimum 3 days/year) and have authority to commit their organization’s resources to the overall goals of the council.The following outlines the anticipated involvement for both the organization and its representative:


  • Appoint Liaison to Council
  • Provide speakers, panelists, mentors, focus groups
  • Provide academically challenging business cases, projects
  • Provide Internships & full time employment opportunities


  • Attend 3 meetings per year
  • Link GWSB to Organization’s experts and resources
  • Interact with students for resume reviews, mock interviews, speakers, panels, mentors, focus group
  • Link CCC to other industry professionals


Membership meetings occur 3 times per year and are held at George Washington University School of Business, 2201 G. Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20052. For information about the Corporate Collaborative Council, please contact us with “CCC” as your subject line at [email protected].