Alumni Chapter Board of Directors

Meet the 2021-2022 School of Business Alumni Chapter Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for executing the mission of the Alumni Chapter through volunteer efforts. 

The Board's mission is to enhance the interests and reputation of the School of Business and to nurture an enduring fellowship between alumni, students, faculty, staff, and the community. Achievements of the Board include raising funds for scholarships, holding events, working with students in a variety of ways, and collaborating with other alumni chapters across the university. All School of Business graduates are alumni members and are welcome to join as a Friend of the Board to learn about opportunities.  

President

  • School of Business Community Partner | Scott Hine

    Deputy Director, Corporate Business Systems
    President, School of Business Alumni Chapter

    Scott Hine is a member of the executive leadership team within the Department of Energy, Office of the Chief Financial Officer where he is the Deputy Director of Corporate Business Systems. Scott has over 30 years of portfolio, program and project management experience.

President Elect

  • School of Business Community Partner | Pamela Maines

    Senior Vice President, Business Development and Head of Sales, Empower Energies
    President-Elect, School of Business Alumni Chapter

    Pam Maines is the senior vice president, business development and head of sales at Empower Energies. Maines has over 25 years in the energy industry ranging in areas from utility power plant design, to retail and wholesale energy market trading and analytics, to renewable and cutting-edge energy technologies deployment.

 

Immediate Past President

  • School of Business Community Partner | Becky Anderson

    Finance Operational Risk - Risk Management Advisor, Fannie Mae
    School of Business Alumni Chapter Immediate Past President

    Becky Anderson is a 2010 School of Business Accounting alumni and a Certified Internal Auditor.

Committee Chairs

  • School of Business Community Partner | Keith Callahan

    Senior Financial Advisor, KBC Advisory
    School of Business Alumni Chapter Treasurer

    Keith Callahan, elected for a third term on the School of Business Alumni Chapter, is a successful George Mason University graduate with significant leadership, business strategy, corporate finance and treasury experience. He is currently working with Not-For-Profits and INGOs to improve their treasury, risk and finance functions.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Jason Howell

    Adjunct Faculty, Finance and Accounting
    School of Business Alumni Chapter Chair of the Fundraising Committee; Chair of the Financial Planning and Wealth Management Advisory Board

    Jason Howell is an adjunct faculty member within the Finance and Accounting Areas in the School of Business at George Mason University. He is also active with the School of Business' Alumni Chapter.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Clivia Lainez

    Senior Manager, Industry Specialty Services - Government Contracts, BDO USA LLP
    School of Business Alumni Chapter Chair of the Program and Events Committee

    Clivia Lainez is a 2004 School of Business finance alumna and a 2009 graduate of the MBA program. Mason afforded Lainez the opportunity to obtain a quality global education while she was a working student, both through undergrad and with the part-time MBA program.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Darin Simmons

    Chief Operating Officer, Bottom Line
    School of Business Alumni Chapter Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee

    Darin Simmons earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government and African & African American Studies from the University of Virginia, a Master of Education Leadership, and a Master of Business Administration from George Mason University.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Sameet Singh

    Business Consultant, Ernst & Young
    School of Business Alumni Chapter Chair of the Outreach Committee

    Sameet is an energetic, friendly, and driven leader whose goal is to bring his best self to any team of which he is a part.

Directors-at-Large

  • School of Business Community Partner | Eleri Burnett

    Client Service Associate, Edelman Financial Engines
    School of Business Alumni Chapter Director-at-Large

    Eleri Burnett is a class of 2019 graduate of George Mason University. She majored in Finance with a minor in Environmental Science.
  • School of Business Community Partner |  Falahyar Fatmi

    Chairman and CEO, EXCEED Corporation
    School of Business Alumni Chapter Director-at-Large

    Mr. Falahyar “Falar” Fatmi is an entrepreneur and award-winning executive, possessing 20+ years of experience in various sectors contracting for federal, defense agencies, and state and local governments.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Amanda Houlihan

    Senior Account Executive, MacDougall
    School of Business Alumni Chapter Director-at-Large

    Amanda Houlihan graduated from George Mason in 2015 with a B.S. in marketing. During her time at Mason she was a four-year member of the Women’s Rowing team and a student athlete mentor.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Jennifer Rhodes

    Executive Vice President, Tagence
    School of Business Alumni Chapter Director-at-Large

    Jennifer Rhodes is the executive vice president of Tagence, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business serving federal agencies and commercial clients with business efficiency strategies.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Cassie Schupp

    Development Manager, Foulger-Pratt
    School of Business Alumni Chapter Director-at-Large

    A northern Virginia native, Cassie graduated from George Mason University in 2015 with a Master’s in Real Estate Development (MRED) from the School of Business.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Sid Subramanyam

    Managing Associate, MassMutual Capitol District
    School of Business Alumni Chapter Director-at-Large

    Sid Subramanyam graduated in 2006 with a degree in Finance. As he progressed in his career in financial services, he has started to get more involved in trying to recruit and help develop young aspiring advisors.

Friends of the Board

  • School of Business Community Partner | Joseph Abraham

    School of Business Alumni Chapter Friend of the Board

    Joseph Abraham offers a unique perspective on decision making and advocating for the financial welfare of students.
  • School of Business Community Partner | John Gustavo Blair

    Assistant Director, National Business Investment, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
    School of Business Alumni Chapter Friend of the Board

    John Gustavo Blair is the director of business development at ILERRA, a software development and process improvement company based in Reston, Virginia.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Karen Cohen

    Partner, Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C
    School of Business Alumni Chapter Friend of the Board

    Karen Cohen (M.S. Real Estate Development, ’12) was instrumental in the creation of Mason’s Real Estate Development Industry Group and served as its first Director. Karen also serves on the Strategic Plan Committee for Mason’s Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship (CREE) and the Fundraising Committee for the Mason School of Business Annual Business Celebration.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Chuck Gahun

    Adjunct Faculty, Information Systems and Operations Management
    Additional Roles: Managing Director, Shift7 Digital

    Chitwan Gahun is an adjunct faculty member within the Information Systems and Operations Management Area in the School of Business at George Mason University.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Zack Hancock

    Senior Manager, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
    School of Business Alumni Chapter Friend of the Board

    Zack Hancock is a Certified Public Accountant and tax senior manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Ali Kahil

    Tax and Financial Analyst, PagnatoKarp
    School of Business Alumni Chapter Friend of the Board

    Ali Kahil is a Tax & Financial Analyst at PagnatoKarp. In this role, he provides full-cycle tax compliance for ultra-high-net-worth clientele of the multi-family office.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Amalia Kruszel

    Program Manager, Arts Action Fund, Americans for the Arts
    School of Business Alumni Chapter Friend of the Board

    Amalia Kruszel, Arts Action fund program manager, joined the staff at Americans for the Arts in 2012 as Arts Action fund data coordinator.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Frank L. McLaughlin

    Managing Attorney, MBH Settlement Group
    School of Business Alumni Chapter Friend of the Board

    Born in Philadelphia, but raised in New Jersey, Frank L. McLaughlin earned his undergrad degree at George Mason University in finance, where he was also a captain of the wrestling team and an NCAA division one academic all-American.
  • School of Business Community Partner | James R. Monson

    Retired
    School of Business Alumni Chapter Friend of the Board

    Jim Monson is a seasoned executive with 30+ years of experience and a knack for anticipating future trends in market sentiments and technology.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Rayan Rahman

    Founder, Airposted
    School of Business Alumni Chapter Friend of the Board

    Rayan Rahman, alumnus of the Mason School of Business graduated in 2017 with a BS in Management.