Board of Directors

Our Board includes representatives from member schools and industry.

Kate Klepper

Kate Klepper

Chair

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

Kate has served as the Associate Dean since 2005 overseeing the graduate portfolio at the D’Amore-McKim School. The School offers a variety of Master level programs including a Full-time MBA, Executive MBA, Evening MBA, Online MBA as well as a variety of specialty MBA and Master Degree programs. Kate is a member of the D’Amore-McKim leadership team and also sits on the Strategic Planning Committee, the Graduate Programs and Assessment Committee within the School and the Graduate Dean’s Council for the University. She has been the primary representative to the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) throughout her career in higher education. Kate is also a member of the Board of the MBA Roundtable, and The Washington Campus. Prior to her current role at Northeastern, Kate was the Dean of Graduate Admission at Babson College. She earned her BS in Consumer Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her MBA from Northeastern.


Nick Barniville

Nick Barniville

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

Nick is currently Associate Dean for Degree Programs at ESMT, the European School of Management and Technology in Berlin, where he is responsible for the management and development of the school’s MBA and Master’s portfolio. Before moving to Berlin in 2010, Nick spent five years at INSEAD in France and Singapore, lastly as Director of Communications, and four years at the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School at University College Dublin in Ireland. Prior to academia, Nick worked for 10 years in various commercial and governmental organizations in the travel, construction and IT industries in the UK, Australia, Germany and the US. Nick is a graduate of French, German and International Business from Dublin City University, Ireland, and holds an MSc in Political Economy of Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.


Martin Boehm

Martin Boehm

Dean and Professor of Marketing | IE Business School

Martin Boehm joined IE Business School in 2006. Since that time, he has combined his academic work as Professor of Marketing with management positions that include Dean of Undergraduate Studies for IE University (2008-2010) and Associate Dean of Master in Management Programs (2010-2012), Dean of Programs for IE Business School (2012-2016) and Dean of IE Business School (2017-pesent). He currently serves as a member of the EFMD Accreditation Board and the EMBA Tech Council. Boehm is well known for his focus on digital teaching initiatives, pedagogical innovation and academic excellence. He has been a driving force for teaching and innovation, highlighted by the launch of the WOW Room, the first digital classroom of its kind in Europe. Boehm holds a BA in International Business (Reutlingen University, Germany), a Ph.D. in Marketing (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Germany) and an MBA from Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship.


William Boulding

William Boulding

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

William “Bill” Boulding is dean of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Previously, he held several roles within the school including deputy dean and senior associate dean for programs and associate dean for the Daytime (full-time) MBA program. Dr. Boulding is an accomplished scholar with a research interest in evaluating how managers make decisions and how consumers respond. His recent work focuses on the domain of health care, examining the role of the patient experience, clinical adherence to standards and managerial activity in determining the quality of delivered care. His work has been widely published in a number of journals and Dr. Boulding has been the recipient of numerous research and teaching awards.


Jim Brady

Jim Brady

Chief Operating Officer | Grant Thornton LLP

As chief operating officer, Jim Brady is responsible for Grant Thornton’s operations both nationally and for the East and Central regions. Brady plays a key role in the development and execution of Grant Thornton’s strategic initiatives and champions the integration of its capabilities and operations to create value for clients. Brady has 36 years of experience in professional services, including 23 as a partner serving Fortune 1000 companies. He has extensive experience auditing both large and medium-sized public and private companies. Brady also spent several years as regional managing partner building audit and advisory practices in Deloitte’s Southeast geography.


Tom Buiocchi

Tom Buiocchi

ServiceChannel

Tom Buiocchi has broad experience developing and leading growth initiatives for both venture-backed and public companies on a global basis. Tom is currently CEO and President of ServiceChannel, a fast-growing online marketplace for facilities professionals, and a General Partner at Bayard Capital, an investment firm focused on transforming longstanding industries with new technology. Prior to ServiceChannel, Tom was CEO of Drobo, a venture-backed data storage company focused on consumers and small businesses. Formerly, Tom served as worldwide head of of Marketing at Brocade Communications, where he helped the company grow from $400 million to over $2 billion in annual revenue. Tom also led various other executive functions at Brocade, including investor relations, sales operations, and general management.


Sangeet Chowfla

Sangeet Chowfla

President & Chief Executive Officer | Graduate Management Admission Council

Sangeet Chowfla has more than 35 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. Sangeet joined joined the Graduate Management Admission Council in 2013.


Jon Erickson

Jon Erickson

President, Education and Career Services | ACT (Retired)

Mr. Jon L. Erickson is an internationally recognized expert on the assessment of college and workforce readiness skills and strategic planning for the improvement of learning across K-­20 education and workplace training systems. He served ACT, Inc., the leading company in educational research, testing and certification, in a variety of senior leadership roles over his 30-year career with the non-­profit organization. Mr. Erickson helped expand, reform and refocus ACT during his tenure with the company. His leadership assisted the organization in becoming the number one college admission and advising assessment company in the United States. Under his direction ACT's market share grew from 40% to 60%, annual revenue doubled to over $350 million, and the portfolio of services diversified to include many of the industry's leading products. Mr. Erickson concentrated ACT's efforts on improving student success across the K-­20 pipeline, increasing the nations college and career readiness skills and developing innovative ways to better support traditionally underserved learners throughout their lives.


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 the Questrom School of Business in 2010. Ken has more than forty years of professional experience, most recently at KKR where he was a partner and also served as a senior advisor. He is a director of Laureate Education (NASDAQ: LAUR), director and former chairman of the Graduate Management Admission Council and a member of the AACSB Committee on Issues in Management Education and the Business Practices Council. Ken began his career at Corning Incorporated in 1972, progressing through the financial function before leading several businesses. He joined Corning Clinical Laboratories in 1995, and the company was spun off from Corning as Quest Diagnostics Incorporated soon thereafter. He led the dramatic turnaround of Quest Diagnostics as chairman and chief executive officer through 2004.


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 Director of University Relations, Americas for EY (formerly Ernst & Young). She also supports a variety of initiatives within the firm’s Office of Public Policy, Global Diversity and Inclusiveness. Formerly the Americas Director of Campus Recruiting for EY, she joined Ernst & Young LLP in May of 1993 as the Director of the Ernst & Young Foundation. Ellen is the past-Chair and current member of the Board of Directors for the Graduate Management Admission Council, a member of the Board of Advisors for Ross School of Business, the Leventhal School of Accounting, and the Haas School of Business’ Center for Financial Reporting. She was a Commissioner for the profession’s Pathways in Accounting initiatives. Ellen is Past-Chair of the Forte Foundation Board of Directors, a not-for-profit dedicated to “inspiring women business leaders.” She is also a past Board member of AACSB, the AAA Executive Committee, the APLG (twice), the AICPA Education committee, the Center for the Public Trust, Gina Gibney Dance Company, T-Zone (Tyra Banks’ charity is support of women and girls), Beta Alpha Psi, AACSB, and the North Carolina Chapel Hill Accountancy Program. She speaks frequently and has written on fundraising and corporate philanthropy. Prior to joining EY, Ellen spent nine years as a development officer, raising private money for several universities.


Eric Hirst

D. Eric Hirst

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

D. Eric Hirst received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and joined the McCombs School of Business’ Department of Accounting in 1991. For ten years (2006-2016), Dr. Hirst served as the associate dean for Graduate Programs, managing a portfolio of six Texas MBA programs. Under his leadership, the Texas MBA has taken great strides, increasing its stature as a world leader in graduate business education. His specific accomplishments are numerous, but some notable examples include the creation of a consistent brand for all of the MBA programs, important curricular innovations and redesigns, and most recently, leading the Rowling Hall project, which will be transformational for the school. In February of 2016, Dr. Hirst took up the post of Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He also holds the King Ranch Chair for Business Leadership and the John Arch White Professor of Business.


Xiongwen Lu

Xiongwen Lu

Professor & Dean of Management | School of Management  |  Fudan University

Professor Xiongwen Lu is Dean of School of Management, and Founding Director of Chinese Marketing Research Center at Fudan University. Prof. 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 is the chief editor of “Advanced Dictionary of Management,” has authored or co-authored seven books and published over five dozens of research papers. Prof. Lu has been serving as Vice President of Chinese Society for Management Modernization since 2010 and Vice Chairman of China National MBA Education Supervisory Committee since 2008. He also serves as Council Member of AAPBS (Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools), Member of AACSB Asia-Pacific Advisory Council and EFMD Asia Advisory Board. Prof. Lu received his PhD in Economics from Fudan University and was a Research Fellow and Visiting Scholar at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, MIT Sloan School of Management, and the Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University.


Donna Rapaccioli

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 and holds the rank of University Professor. Dr. Rapaccioli serves on the Board of Trustees of Emmanuel College in Boston and is a director on the State Street Mutual Fund Board. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Fordham University's London Centre, the Steering Committee for Fordham’s Consortium for Social Justice, and the Board of Advisors of the Fordham Corporate Law Center. 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.


Peter Tufano

Peter Tufano

Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Finance | Saïd Business School with University of Oxford

Peter is the Peter Moores Dean at Saïd Business School and a Professorial Fellow at Balliol College. Tufano’s research focuses on financial innovation that improves the delivery of services to low income families. He founded a social enterprise for financial product development (buildcommonwealth.org). His work is credited with influencing three US policy initiatives, most recently the U.S. American Savings Promotion Act. As Dean, he has championed initiatives connecting the business school and the university, including the Oxford 1+1 MBA Programme; the blended learning GOTO course (Global Opportunities & Threats: Oxford); and The Oxford Foundry - a university-wide hub for entrepreneurship. Before joining Oxford, Tufano spent 33 years at Harvard, most recently on the Faculty of HBS, where he co-founded the Harvard University Innovation Lab (i-Lab).


Stephanie Villemagne

Stephanie Villemagne

Associate Dean of Graduate Programmes/Director, MBA Programs | The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School

Stephanie Villemagne is the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Director of the MBA programs at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School. Ms. Villemagne joined CUHK Business School in March 2016 from her previous role as Global Director of the MBA program at INSEAD, where she accumulated a wealth of experience in managing MBA programs across multiple international campuses. She has worked in a number of international markets including France, Spain, the United States and the United Kingdom for almost 20 years, and was based in Singapore in the last seven. Ms. Villemagne became interested in international education in her early years as a French teenager travelling to the United States in a high school’s exchange program. She then worked in various internships and full-time positions with schools and firms which focused on international education, including seven years with CEI in London as Managing Director. Ms. Villemagne has a Master of Arts degree in Applied Languages (English and Spanish) from UPV in France and UCB in Spain with a specialization in international business as well as an Executive Master of Business Administration from INSEAD.


Sri Zaheer

Sri Zaheer

Dean | Carlson School of Management | University of Minnesota

Sri Zaheer is the 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. She joined the University in 1991 as an assistant professor after earning her PhD at the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Before becoming dean in 2012, her roles at the Carlson School have included serving as the PhD coordinator in the department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship (SME), department chair, and associate dean of faculty and research where she was responsible for faculty in seven academic departments and the school's research infrastructure. Sri’s research focus is on international business—a topic on which she has published extensively and work that has been honored by such organizations as the Academy of International Business and the Academy of Management. She is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, and a former Consulting Editor of the Journal of International Business Studies. Prior to academia, Zaheer worked for multinationals such as Tata Consultancy Services and Sandoz (India) Ltd. She also reported on politics and business from India and Nigeria for Business International. These experiences provided the foundation for her research in international business as well as leading the Carlson School’s engagement with the corporate community.