Dean's Advisory Council

Providing Strategic Guidance to the School of Business Dean

To deepen the business community's participation in the development of future business leaders, the School of Business at George Mason University maintains a strong tradition of building business partnerships through the Dean's Advisory Council.

The council's mission is to advise and assist the dean in achieving the school's mission of preparing School of Business graduates to be successful contributors to the economic, civic, and cultural life of an increasingly global community.

Comprised of business and community leaders from many different locations, the Dean's Council provides strategic guidance to the dean as the School of Business seeks to align its programs to the needs of the business community.

Dean's Advisory Council members represent a variety of industries and companies ranging from startups to established, multinational firms.

Dean's Advisory Council Chair

  • Elaine Marion | School of Business Dean's Council

    Chief Financial Officer, ePlus Inc.
    Chair, Dean's Council

    Elaine Marion is the Dean's Council Chair. She has more than 20 years’ experience in accounting and finance including experience in the areas of corporate finance, risk assessment and management, strategic planning, human resources, business insurance, and information technology.

Immediate Past Council Chair

  • Dale Wince | School of Business Community Partner

    Founder, Aligned2
    Immediate Past Chair, Dean's Council

    Aligned2 Founder Dusty Wince weds his real-world business acumen with executive coaching and advisory services to help entrepreneurs excel and their companies grow.

Dean's Advisory Council Members

  • School of Business Community Partner | Anne K. Altman

    Co-founder, Everyone Matters Inc. 

    Anne Altman is the former general manager of IBM Corporation's U.S Federal Government and Industries sector and the co-founder of Everyone Matters Inc.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Marc E. Anderson

    Senior Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

    Marc Andersen is a highly regarded influencer and connector of people in the greater Washington community. Having key relationships and longtime experience serving both the public and the private sector allows Andersen to easily navigate the complex dimensions of D.C. and global communities.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Shaza L. Andersen

    Chief Executive Officer, Truestar Bank

    Shaza L. Andersen is the Chief Executive Officer at Trustar Bank. Prior to that, she served as vice chair of the board of Sandy Spring Bank.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Horace Blackman

    Vice President of Healthcare, Cognizant

    Horace Blackman is Vice President of Healthcare at Cognizant – a Fortune 200 global Information and Technology Services company.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Kristina J. Bouweiri

    President and CEO, Reston Limousine

    Kristina Bouweiri is the majority owner of the Washington D.C.'s largest luxury transportation provider, Reston Limousine.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Christopher R. Cage

    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Leidos

    Chris Cage has held a number of finance and management roles since first joining Leidos (formerly SAIC) in 1996. In his current role, Cage leads the global accounting and shared services organization for the $12 billion government technology services provider.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Nancy Collins

    Board Chairman and Principal, Everest Care Management

    Nancy Collins is the Board Chairman and Principal of Everest Care Management (ECM) - a medical services company focused on workplace injuries. In this role, Collins sets the strategic direction for the company’s business expansion.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Debi Beck Corbatto

    Deputy Athletic Director, Internal Operations/Risk Management, George Mason University Athletics

    Debi Corbatto is the deputy athletic director, Internal Operations/Risk Management, as well as the NCAA athletics healthcare administrator for George Mason University Athletics.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Michael Creasy

    Audit Practice Leader, Grant Thornton LLP

    Michael Creasy currently serves as audit practice leader for Grant Thornton's West & Atlantic Coast regions. In this role, Creasy leads over 500 audit professionals.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Paul Cusenza

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nodal Exchange and Nodal Clear

    Paul Cusenza is the Chairman & CEO of Nodal Exchange and Nodal Clear. Nodal Exchange is a commodities exchange listing futures and options for trading and Nodal Clear acts as a central counterparty clearing house.