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Sarah Woodall, MTA, ’13

Sarah Woodall, MTA, ’13, promotes Greenland through her work with Visit Greenland, the country’s national tourism board, where she has worked since May 2012.

Woodall works on the organization’s mapping project, which focuses on tourism market segmentation.  On Sept. 21, Woodall presented “Greenland in Facts, Figures, and Segments,” at the Vestnorden Travel Mart 2013 in Nuuk, Greenland, a trade show for the three countries in the North Atlantic Tourism Association:  Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Iceland.




Posted by gwsb on October 1, 2013 | Filed under: Classnotes,GWSB News.

Kyle Farmbry, MPA, ’94; PhD, ’99

Kyle Farmbry (via Rutgers Graduate School – Newark)

Kyle Farmbry, MPA, ’94; PhD, ’99, has been named acting dean at Rutgers Graduate School-Newark.

Farmbry is an active member of the GW alumni community; currently, he serves on the GW Alumni Association’s Board of Directors.

Posted by gwsb on September 24, 2013 | Filed under: Alumni News,Classnotes.

Erica Roque, BS, ’04

Erica Roque

Erica Roque, BS, ’04, has joined the firm of Halt, Buzas & Powell, a full-service CPA and management consulting firm located in Alexandria, Va.  Roque is the manager in the firm’s tax department.

In her role, Roque will specialize in tax compliance for individuals, businesses, tax-exempt organizations, and estates and trusts.  She will provide tax research and analysis and assist in federal and state tax audits.

In addition to her CPA license, Erica has a law degree  from George Mason University, with concentrations in tax and corporate law. She received her BS in accounting from GWSB.

A member of the Virginia Bar Association, Roque served on the board of directors for the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia from 2009-13.

Posted by gwsb on September 24, 2013 | Filed under: Alumni News,Classnotes.

Kirstin Gunderson, MBA, ’12

Kirstin Gunderson, MBA, ’12, was recognized for her clean energy leadership in the “corporate implementation” category by the U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) program at the annual Women in Clean Energy Symposium.

Gunderson is a senior manager for Walmart’s energy team, where she helps drive the deployment and management of Walmart’s on-site renewable portfolio, advancing the company’s goal of producing or procuring 7 billion kilowatt hours of renewable energy globally by 2020.  Long-term, Walmart’s goal is to be supplied 100 percent by renewable energy.  Last year, Gunderson led the installation of a Walmart wind turbine in Red Bluff, California.


Posted by gwsb on September 24, 2013 | Filed under: Alumni News,Classnotes.

Anthony Shop, MBA, ’11

Anthony Shop

Anthony Shop, MBA, ’11, is co-founder and chief strategy officer for Social Driver, a digital services agency that was named this year’s fastest growing agency in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Nationwide, Social Driver was ranked as the seventh fastest growing. The company consults with a variety of organizations and companies to produce social technology solutions.  Shop’s agency has been specifically recognized for its work in the areas of responsive web design, mobile application development, and social media marketing.

The rating comes out of Agency Post, which annually ranks the fastest growing advertising and marketing agencies in the United States.


Posted by gwsb on September 24, 2013 | Filed under: Alumni News,Classnotes.

Hamed Shamma, PhD, ’07

Hamed Shamma

Hamed Shamma

Hamed M. Shamma, PhD, `07, is BP Endowed Chair and associate professor of marketing at the American University, Cairo.  Shamma, who received his doctorate in marketing, has been granted tenure at the university.







Posted by gwsb on September 2, 2013 | Filed under: Alumni News,Classnotes.

Ketan Patel, MBA, `10

Ketan Patel, BS, ’08; MBA, ’10,  and his twin brother, Kamal Patel, BS,  ’08; MD, ’13, have started the nonprofit organization Dr. Interns to create medical and healthcare internships overseas.

Ketan Patel, the organization’s founder and chairman, said the group’s mission is to decrease disparities in health care in developing countries.  The brothers received their undergraduate degrees from GW’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.

So far, Dr. Interns has generated hundreds of thousands of dollars and more than 60 internships. It is providing help to communities in five different countries in partnership with 15 universities.  Among its success stories:  fully funding a burn ward in Surat, India.  To read more about the Patel brothers and their organization, go here.



Posted by gwsb on August 27, 2013 | Filed under: Classnotes,GWSB News.

Colleen Koenig, BBA, ’12

Colleen Koenig

Colleen Koenig, BBA, ’12, is a property manager with Washington, D.C.’s real estate services organization, Bozzuto Management. She was hired by the company in 2012, after interning there while studying at GW.

In her role as property manager, Koenig works with The Newseum Residences, a boutique building located near the National Mall and housed in the same building as the Newseum – a 250,000-square-foot museum of news known for its dramatic architecture.

The Newseum Residences provide access to D.C.’s historic Pennsylvania Avenue and Penn Quarter neighborhoods. “I would love to see more GW alumni as residents!” Koenig said.


Posted by gwsb on August 20, 2013 | Filed under: Alumni News,Classnotes.

Ian Meklinsky, BA ’88, LAW JD ’91

Ian Meklinsky, BA ’88, LAW JD ’91is listed in the 2013 Chambers USA guide as one of the leading attorneys in New Jersey for labor and employment law.

Meklinksy, a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, practices labor and employment law, representing employers across the country in both union and non-union contexts.

Chambers reports that clients have praised Meklinsky’s ability “to
take a complex issue and boil it down, and make practical arguments.”  Meklinsky works closely with human resource professionals and in-house counsel to navigate the increasingly complex workplace-related rules and regulations mandated by the myriad of laws to provide creative, practical, cost-effective advice and solutions to employment issues.

Since 1990, Chambers and Partners has published the world’s leading guides to the legal profession and has built a reputation for in-depth, objective research. Chambers identifies and ranks the world’s best lawyers.

Posted by gwsb on August 12, 2013 | Filed under: Alumni News,Classnotes.

MBA Admissions and Experience Blog

The members of the MBA Admissions team contribute to the blog with postings about recruitment tours, events, interviews with current students, and insights about the admissions process. The team is composed of:

Christopher Storer, Executive Director
Jason Garner, Associate Director
Patsy Torres, Assistant Director
Jason Smith, Assistant Director
Shelly Heinrich, Admissions Consultant
Jessica Page, Coordinator