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Award-winning documentary about Mexico screened 2/28

GWSB’s Center for Latin American Issues will present a screening of the award-winning documentary:

Los Que Se Quedan (Those Who Remain)

An intimate and discerning depiction of nine Mexican families who cross the border in search of a better life and those they leave behind, “Los Que Se Quedan” won Best Documentary at the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival.

The film will be presented in Spanish and English with subtitles, followed by a discussion with the film’s director, Carlos Hagerman.  Coffee will be served.

What:  Screening of the award-winning documentary, “Los Que Se Quedan.”

When:  10 a.m., February 28

Where:  GW, Duques Hall, 451
2201 G Street NW
Washington, DC  20052


Posted by gwsb on February 27, 2014 | Filed under: Events,GWSB News.

CEO of Avon to Deliver 15th Annual Maxon Lecture

The GW School of Business will host Chief Executive Officer and Director of Avon Products Inc. Sheri McCoy for the 15th Annual Maxon Lecture on March 19, 2014. The annual lecture, designed to add depth to the understanding of the next generation of global business leaders,  features prominent executives and academics making presentations on contemporary global management issues.

A current GW Parent, Ms. McCoy was recently named to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business list. At Avon she is responsible for driving new long term growth initiatives, developing earnings opportunities for women and advancing Avon as the world’s premier direct seller of quality beauty products. Ms. McCoy joined Avon after a distinguished 30-year career at Johnson & Johnson, most recently serving as Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee, responsible for the Pharmaceutical and Consumer business segments that represented more than 60 percent of the company’s revenues. Read More about Ms. McCoy

The lecture will be held on campus at Jack Morton Auditorium and is open to the entire GW School of Business and greater GW community.  Registration for the event is available below.

About Robert P. Maxon

The Robert P. Maxon Lectureship was established through Dorothy Maxon’s generous endowment gift to the School of Business in honor of her husband, Robert P. Maxon, B.A. ’48. A distinguished GW alumnus, Robert P. Maxon valiantly served his country in WWII and went on to serve in several executive positions for Mobil, retiring as general manager of worldwide corporate public relations.

When: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 – 6:00pm

Where: Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052

Register Now

Posted by gwsb on February 20, 2014 | Filed under: Alumni News,Events,GWSB News.

New York Times Columnist David Brooks to Serve as Inaugural Blackburn Lecturer

The GW School of Business will host New York Times columnist David Brooks for the Inaugural Richard W. Blackburn Endowed Lecture on Civility and Integrity to be held on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.  Brooks, who is also a commentator on PBS NewsHour, will speak on themes related to the importance of civility in business discourse and integrity in business conduct.

The lecture serves as the capstone signature event for the undergraduate School of Business First Year Development Program (FYDP), a two semester long course sequence required for all first year undergraduate students. The program’s curriculum – designed to enhance the education of undergraduate students and begin their preparation for future careers – includes classwork on academic integrity and ethics, professional communications, ethical issues in business, and leadership, all with a strong focus on individual strength assessments, self-reflections, career development and what it means to be a GWSB student.

The lecture was created through a generous gift by GW Trustee Richard W. Blackburn, J.D. ’67.  Mr. Blackburn said he endowed the lecture because of his belief that success in business always depends on trust and that trust must be earned every day.  “Civility and integrity are the essential foundations for creating and sustaining that trust,” he said.

The lecture will be held on campus at Lisner Auditorium and is open to the entire GW School of Business and greater GW community.  Registration for the event is available below.

When: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 – 6:00pm

Where: Lisner Auditorium
720 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052

Register Now

Posted by gwsb on December 16, 2013 | Filed under: Alumni News,Events,GWSB News.

Business Analytics: Making Sense of Data

GW Tech Alumni will host a panel discussion about business analytics that will include an overview of big data and feature individuals using business analytics to solve real-world problems. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Panelists include:  John Rogers, big data master consultant for Hewlett Packard federal consulting services;
 Jeff Modell, division chief, TGS Financial and Administrative Systems, International Monetary Fund; and
 Maxy Zwach, section chief, TGS systems, IMF.

When:  6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19

Where:  Duquès Hall, Room 451
2201 G Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20052

This event will be live streamed. Register here to receive information on connecting to the event.




Posted by gwsb on November 12, 2013 | Filed under: Events,GWSB News.

Want to Open up Shop? It’s All About Location

The GWSB Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis (CREUA) and the Real Estate Investment and Development Organization (REIDO) are presenting a panel on “The Art & Science of Retail Site Selection.”

When:  Wed., Oct. 16, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Where:   Room 651, Duques Hall
2201 G Street NW
Washington, DC  20052

Alumni speakers include Steven Gartner, BS, `87, president of Metro Commercial Real Estate; and Stephen Yalof, BS, `85, senior vice president of real estate for Polo Ralph Lauren.  They will discuss how professionals pick the right location for retail space, details of leasing negotiations and transactions, and how to break into the real estate industry.

To register, email Robert Valero, executive director of CREUA, at



Posted by gwsb on October 15, 2013 | Filed under: Events,GWSB News.

Panel Looks at Directors in Times of Crisis

GWSB’s Institute for Corporate Responsibility and GW Law’s Center for Law, Economics, and Finance (C-LEAF) are co-hosting a program on corporate directors’ role in a crisis.

The program is one in the ongoing series, “Challenges in Corporate Governance.”

The panel discussion will cover such issues as how a crisis escalates to board-level; how boards organize in reaction to a crisis; potential pitfalls; the role of outside advisors; and the crisis’ impact on the company overall.

Panelists will include Alan Beller, executive director, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; John Olson, founding partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Lawrence Trautman, Professional Corporate Director; Laura Unger, special adviser, Promontory.  The discussion will be moderated by Cynthia A. Glassman, ICR’s senior research scholar.

When:  5:30 – 7 p.m., Mon., Oct. 21. Reception to follow.

Where:  Tasher Great Room, Burns Law Library
716 20th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20052

Registration is optional.

For questions, please contact ICR’s Patti Niles: or (202) 994-5206.


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

Alumni Weekend: Sept. 26-29

There is still time to register for GW Alumni Weekend, Sept. 26-29.

Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper

This year, over 60 activities are scheduled, including special reunion year celebrations for the undergraduate classes of 2008, 2003, 1998, 1993, 1988, 1983, and 1963; a “Greek Reunion” marking 155 years of fraternity and sorority fellowship; and a concert featuring Cyndi Lauper on Friday night, Sept. 27, at the  Charles E. Smith Center.

For more information and registration links, go here.



Posted by gwsb on September 17, 2013 | Filed under: Events,GWSB News.

Deloitte’s “Day for Veterans” is Sept. 6

GWSB students who are veterans are invited to attend a networking and recruitment event sponsored by Deloitte, one of the “big four” professional services firms, on Friday, Sept.  6.

As part of their commitment to double the number of veterans they hire in the next three years, Deloitte, which offers audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management and tax services, is hosting the information session and networking event for veterans in the Washington, D.C., area.

For more information, and to RSVP, go here.


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

2014 Business Plan Competition Kicks Off – With Bingo!

The 2014 GW Business Plan Competition kicks off Sept. 4 with “Biz Bingo.”

The game is designed to show students, alumni and faculty who are interested in the competition – which awards over $80,000 in cash and in-kind prizes to GW teams who come up with innovative ideas for prizes or services – what it takes to compete.

“Bingo” players will address a problem that needs a solution and meet potential teammates, past participants, sponsors, judges and organizers.

For more information, and to register for the free event, go here.

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

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