Board of Directors

Our Board includes representatives from member schools and industry.

Kenneth Freeman

Kenneth Freeman 


Allen Questrom Professor & Dean | Questrom School of Business | Boston University

Kenneth W. Freeman joined Boston University as the Allen Questrom Professor and Dean of Questrom School of Business in 2010. Ken is currently a director of Accellent. He has previously served on the boards of HCA, Masonite (chairman), TRW (lead director), Dow Corning Corporation, Ciba-Corning Corporation, Fleet Bank of New York, and the Corning Incorporated Foundation.

Kate Klepper

Kate Klepper

Vice Chair

Associate Dean, Graduate Business Programs | D'Amore-McKim School of Business | Northeastern University

Before returning to Northeastern as Director, Ms. Klepper was dean of graduate admissions at Babson College. During her tenure, BusinessWeek rated Babson one of the top 30 MBAs in the US, US News & World Report rated the MBA in the top 50 and Princeton Review rated it the #1 MBA program for women. While at Babson, Ms. Klepper was a founding member and treasurer of the Forte Foundation, an organization dedicated to inspiring women business leaders. Ms. Klepper has been the primary representative to the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) throughout her career. She is also a member of the scholarship advisory board of Military MBA.


Nick Barniville

Associate Dean, Degree Programs | European School of Management and Technology (ESMT)

Nick Barniville is Associate Dean, Degree Programs at European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) in Berlin. Prior to academia, Nick worked for 10 years in various marketing and commercial roles in London, Sydney, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and New York. Nick is a graduate of Dublin City University, University College Dublin and the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.

William Boulding

William Boulding

Dean and J.B. Fuqua Professor of Business Administration | Fuqua School of Business | Duke University

William Boulding is the Dean and J.B. Fuqua Professor of Business Administration at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. His previous roles at Fuqua include Deputy Dean, Senior Associate Dean for Programs, Associate Dean for the Daytime MBA program, Area Coordinator for the Marketing faculty, Co-Director of the Teradata Center for Customer Relationship Management, and the executive education Academic Program Director for both the Marketing Leadership Forum and the Advanced Management Program.

Jim Brady

Jim Brady

Chief Operating Officer | Grant Thornton LLP

Jim Brady graduated from Bryant University, Rhode Island in 1981 and is a CPA. Jim has more than 31 years of business and leadership experience, which has included a number of senior executive roles at Deloitte including: Central Atlantic Regional Managing Partner, Southeast Regional Managing Partner, U.S. Audit Talent Leader, and as the US National Audit Leader—Growth Enterprise Services at Deloitte. He recently joined Grant Thornton LLP as Central Region Managing Partner.

Tom Buiocchi

Tom Buiocchi

Service Channel

Mr. Tom Buiocchi has been Chief Executive Officer and President of Data Robotics Inc. since December 2009. Mr. Buiocchi has been an Executive in Residence of Mohr Davidow Ventures (Partnership; Venture Capital & Private Equity industry) since March 2009. He serves as Advisor of Virsto Software Corporation. He served as Vice President of Marketing at Brocade Communications from 2003 to January 2009 for 6 years and as Vice President for Marketing at Brocade Brocade (Computer Networking industry) from 2002 to 2009 for seven years.

Sangeet Chowfla

Sangeet Chowfla

President & Chief Executive Officer | Graduate Management Admission Council

Sangeet Chowfla has more than 32 years' experience in P&L Management, General Management, Product Management, International Business Development and Venture Capital investment, gained in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, India and the Middle East. His particular area of expertise is the management of high-growth enterprises, the creation of high performance teams and the internationalization of business.

John Erickson

Jon Erickson

President, Education and Career Services | ACT (Retired)

Jon Erickson is Past President of ACT Inc., a leading nonprofit organization specializing in educational and workforce measurement and research.  Jon has more than 40 years’ experience in higher education, including 31 years with ACT. His areas of expertise include organizational leadership, strategic planning and business development.

Ellen Glazerman

Ellen J. Glazerman

Executive Director | Ernst & Young Foundation Americas Director | University Relations | Ernst & Young LLP

Ellen Glazerman is the Executive Director of the Ernst & Young Foundation, and the America’s Director of University Relations for Ernst & Young LLP. She also supports a variety of initiatives within the firm’s Office of Public Policy. She joined Ernst & Young LLP in May of 1993 as the Director of the Ernst & Young Foundation.

Eric Hirst

Eric D. Hirst

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs | McCombs School of Business | University of Texas at Austin

Eric D. Hirst has been the senior associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Texas at Austin since February 2016. In this role, he has COO responsibilities for the McCombs School of Business. For the prior 10 years, he led the strategy and operations of six Texas MBA programs in four locations (Austin, Dallas, Houston, and Mexico City) serving over 1,200 MBA students. Hirst is also the King Ranch chair for Business Leadership and John Arch White professor of business at McCombs.

Xiongwen Lu

Xiongwen Lu

Professor & Dean  | Fudan University

Dr. Xiongwen Lu serves as a Professor and the Dean of the School of Management of Shanghai Fudan University. Dr. Lu is an Honorable Professor of the University of Hong Kong and Norwegian School of Management and serves as a Director of Chinese Marketing Research Center at Fudan University. Dr. Lu's teaching and research interests cover marketing in China as an immature market, Internet marketing in China, service marketing, corporate reorganization, and change management. He has authored four books and published over three dozens of research papers.


Donna Rapaccioli

Dean of the Gabelli School of Business | Dean of Business Faculty | Graduate School of Business Administration | Fordham University

Dr. Donna Rapaccioli is Dean of the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University, where she holds the rank of University Professor. As an administrator, Dr. Rapaccioli has earned a reputation for creating academic programs that emphasize applied learning, a global perspective, interdisciplinary thinking, and strong ties with industry. Her philosophy centers on business with purpose, grounded in the Jesuit-influenced principle that commerce should advance society in a greater way.


Munish Sapra

Assistant Dean | Indian School of Business

Munish Sapra is Assistant Dean at the Indian School of Business. From ensuring that the School takes in the brightest young minds to helping their career advancement and enhancing the School alumni network, Munish has the exciting role of managing the student life cycle and their subsequent engagement with the school. He is also responsible for ensuring the strong ISB brand continues to be nurtured. A banker for 20 years prior to moving into the education sector, Munish shifted to the education sector and joined as the Dean of the Faculty of Management Sciences at Shoolini University, Himachal Pradesh in 2011 before moving to ISB in 2012.

Sri Zaheer

Sri Zaheer

Dean | Carlson School of Management | University of Minnesota

Sri Zaheer (Ph.D., Sloan School, MIT) is Dean of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota where she also holds the Elmer L. Andersen chair in Global Corporate Social Responsibility. Zaheer’s research and teaching focus is on international business. Prior to academia, she worked for multinationals, such as Tata Consultancy Services and Sandoz (India) Ltd. She currently serves on the boards of Greater Twin Cities United Way and the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.