Graduate Student Industry Roundtable - Feb. 26

GWSB graduate students at an Industry Roundtable event in January 2020

In our graduate student Industry Roundtables, small groups of students are pre-matched with a discussion leader based on career and industry interests and are given three research/reflection questions in advance to prepare for the roundtable event.

At the roundtable event, discussion leaders – who are drawn from our alumni, recruiters, and other friends of GWSB – facilitate a conversation with their assigned group of students based on the assigned questions. Discussion leaders also share their knowledge, insights and advice about their industry, organization, and career experience.

Please note: To participate in this event, you must register by 12:00 p.m. ET on February 24.

Read the article in GW Today about our Industry Roundtables

Meet the Discussion Leaders

  • Thomas Debass – Chief Partnerships Officer at the Office of Global Partnerships, U.S. Dept. of State
  • Rachel Goldstein – Global Sustainability Director, Mars Inc.
  • Bill Gottfried – Founder and CEO of various organizations including, Petroleum Satellite Corp and US-Kazakhstan Agribusiness Co.
  • John Gandolfo - Vice President and Treasurer, International Finance Corporation
  • Kirsten Gunderson – Manager for People Growth, Facebook
  • Antwaun Griffin – Former Deputy Assistant Secretary to the International Trade Administration, Advisor to the Democratic National Committee
  • Ben Hannibal – Sr. Database Marketing Analyst, Penn Interactive Ventures
  • Tom Harker – Secretary of the Navy, Department of the Navy
  • Ryan Jones – Regional Enterprise Sales Director, Microsoft
  • Suzanna Kelley – Principal, McKinley Advisors
  • Persis Khambatta – Director of Global Government Affairs (South Asia), Walmart
  • Maggie Lake – Anchor and Business Correspondent, CNN International
  • Lee Manfred – Advisory Board member, WEVO Conversion and former Managing Director of Accenture
  • James Millan – Former CEO, Seamatica Aerospace
  • Elan Mitchell-Gee – Senior Export Policy Analyst, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Timur Mukhtarov – Data Analyst, Mobile Apps Products, The Washington Post
  • Jacque Riley – Sr. Director of Brand & Communications, Premier Worldwide Marketing, L.L.C.
  • Maria Seneca  - Sr. Business Analyst, App Dynamics
  • Andrew Shapiro – Managing Director, Biggins, Lacy, Shapiro, & Company, L.L.C
  • Qaisar Shereef – Former country manager for Pakistan and Ukraine, Procter & Gamble
  • Stephen Tanner – Vice President of Sales, Global Ecommerce, FedEx
  • Cindy Waldron – Freddie Mac – Real Estate Finance
  • Karima Woods – Commissioner, D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking