Member News & Recognition

What's the latest with your GME colleagues?

Promotions & New Roles 


Courtney James is the new Associate Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at her alma mater, William & Mary, Raymond A. Mason School of Business. 


Dana MacFaun, who’s spent 16 years at the Questrom School, Boston University was recently promoted to the Assistant Dean, Graduate Admissions & Financial Aid
  Nicholas SanAngelo has been promoted to the Director of Residential MBA Admissions & Graduate Financial Aid at Questrom School of Business at Boston University. 


We asked the following members, what excites them about their new roles or promotions? 


Amanda Barth who has been promoted to the Associate Dean of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at William & Mary Raymond A. Mason School of Business said

"I am excited to develop a strategy to maximize synergies in the admissions/recruitment space across the residential programs. We will leverage support from our internal and external Marketing partners, faculty program directors, and apply recruitment resources to strongly impact all programs. We are in the process of developing sophisticated dashboard technology through our financial operation partners that will track data from top of the funnel through graduation and allow us to make stronger ROI decisions."

Fabian House, is the new Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at William & Mary, Raymond A. Mason School of Business, shared

"What most excites me each day is building upon the rich, liberally educated community at William and Mary who embraces its core mission: to cultivate creative thinkers who are "equipped for lives of meaning and distinction." Deep thinkers from business and non-business backgrounds alike can appreciate the intellectual rigor and curiosity that prepares Tribe alumni to be leaders in their respective fields!"

Rhonda Remy who has been promoted to the Director of MBA Recruitment and Diversity Partnerships at McDonough Business School at Georgetown University notes

"I am excited to support Georgetown's mission and share what makes the MBA experience here at McDonough so unique. Furthermore, I look forward to working with various partners that promote the advancement of underrepresented populations and their pursuit of higher education."


In Memoriam

Over the past twelve months, the industry has said goodbye to three stalwarts who made an indelible mark on the lives of thousands of students and the colleagues who cherished them as thought partners, change makers, champions and friends.

We celebrate the lives of 

Laurie (Stewart) Hietanen (June 2023)

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Laurie began her journey in GME at the Tepper School at Carnegie Mellon University- first as a student, then in student affairs and finally admissions. After serving more than 20 years there (many as a primary rep to GMAC), she joined the Forte Foundation as the Director of School Relations. It was a great role for he, not just because of her conviction of the power of the MBA or her passion for elevating women through business degrees. But because she befriended everyone she met. She was a problem solver with a delightful sense of humor- who quickly became the “big sister” when navigating tours or office politics. She requested that Forte receive memorial contributions in her name.


Verna Supel (November 2023)

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Verna spent more than 30 years loving and leading the students at Howard University, serving as the Director of the MBA Program before her passing in November of last year. Her colleagues and students describe her as a dedicated and extraordinary servant leader, and those in the industry who knew her would say that though often quiet- she was a fountain of wisdom- generous in encouragement, smiles and hugs. Verna served as the GMAC rep for more than a decade and if she missed you at the GMAC conference in June, you could always find her at NBMBAA in September. The development office at Howard University is working on establishing a scholarship in her memory.


Christopher E Storer (April 2024)

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 Chris’ passion for higher education led him to become a part of the recruitment and admissions programs at Brandeis University, Harvard University, Boston University and George Washington University.  During his time at GW, he served as the primary representative where he was often tapped by GMAC to present or participate on committees and panels. After leaving the University, he continued his stint in management education as the global head of events for QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) - and though he was based in London, he was always just a phone call or email away. Chris was a lover of music; thus, his family has launched a scholarship in his name. You can donate online at Please reference the Storer Family Music Education Scholarship in Memory of Christopher Eric Storer. 


New Programs

  • W.P Carey School of Business at Arizona State University has announced a new degree program, the Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence in Business (MS-AIB). Taught by world-renowned faculty, the MS-AIB degree will help students develop technical AI and professional skills needed to thrive in the constantly evolving landscape of technology and business.
  • EDHEC Business School launches an100% Online MBA. The 24-month program will provide students with an immersive experience that delivers real-world learning and understanding via consulting projects, master classes, and learning expeditions.


New Member School Representatives

Thank you to all of the new Primary & Alternate representatives. We appreciate your service to GMAC!

Primary Representatives:


Jennifer Blackhurst - University of Iowa, Tippie College of Business

Evan Bouffides - Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School

Zachary Benson - Portland State University, The School of Business

Erin Hall - American University, Kogod School of Business

Anne Bryan - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School

Stephanie Kluth - ESMT Berlin

Heather Hewitt - Suffolk University, Sawyer Business School

Derek Naude - University of Cape Town, Graduate School of Business

Swapnil Bhoite - Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, Delhi NCR 


Alternate Representatives: 


Jennifer Carter - University of Iowa, Tippie College of Business

Erin Workman - Arizona State University, Thunderbird School of Global Management

Nita Swinsick - Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business

Jason Brown - Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School

Courtney James - College of William & Mary, Raymond A. Mason School of Business

Yijie Wang - Tsinghua University, School of Economics & Management

Dianne Simpson - University of San Diego, Knauss School of Business

Rebecca Mueller - State University of New York (SUNY), University at Buffalo School of Management

Yasmine AbdelShafy - American University in Cairo, School of Business

Abigail Snouffer - University of Oregon, Lundquist College of Business

Katherine McVey - Babson College, F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business

Carrie Fok - Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management

Jacqueline Christophe-Hayot - University of Rhode Island, College of Business

Joseph Miller - University of Missouri - Columbia, Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business

Nick Rambo - Purdue University, Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business

Megan McCarthy - Portland State University, The School of Business

Jessica Page Inman - American University, Kogod School of Business

Angelica Hertz - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School

Giorgia Bava - SDA Bocconi, SDA Bocconi School of Management

Elissa Trujillo - DePaul University, Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business

Campbell Horn - University of South Florida, Muma College of Business

Ramesh Mishra - S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research

Harvinder Singh -  Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, Delhi NCR


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