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.
Deputy Director, Corporate Business Systems
President, School of Business Alumni ChapterScott 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.
Senior Vice President, Business Development and Head of Sales, Empower Energies
President-Elect, School of Business Alumni ChapterPam 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
Finance Operational Risk - Risk Management Advisor, Fannie Mae
School of Business Alumni Chapter Immediate Past PresidentBecky Anderson is a 2010 School of Business Accounting alumni and a Certified Internal Auditor.
Senior Financial Advisor, KBC Advisory
School of Business Alumni Chapter TreasurerKeith 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.
Adjunct Faculty, Finance and Accounting
School of Business Alumni Chapter Chair of the Fundraising Committee; Chair of the Financial Planning and Wealth Management Advisory BoardJason 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.
Senior Manager, Industry Specialty Services - Government Contracts, BDO USA LLP
School of Business Alumni Chapter Chair of the Program and Events CommitteeClivia 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.
Chief Operating Officer, Bottom Line
School of Business Alumni Chapter Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion CommitteeDarin 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.
Business Consultant, Ernst & Young
School of Business Alumni Chapter Chair of the Outreach CommitteeSameet is an energetic, friendly, and driven leader whose goal is to bring his best self to any team of which he is a part.
Client Service Associate, Edelman Financial Engines
School of Business Alumni Chapter Director-at-LargeEleri Burnett is a class of 2019 graduate of George Mason University. She majored in Finance with a minor in Environmental Science.
Chairman and CEO, EXCEED Corporation
School of Business Alumni Chapter Director-at-LargeMr. 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.
Senior Account Executive, MacDougall
School of Business Alumni Chapter Director-at-LargeAmanda 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.
Executive Vice President, Tagence
School of Business Alumni Chapter Director-at-LargeJennifer 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.
Development Manager, Foulger-Pratt
School of Business Alumni Chapter Director-at-LargeA 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.
Managing Associate, MassMutual Capitol District
School of Business Alumni Chapter Director-at-LargeSid 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
Assistant Director, National Business Investment, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
School of Business Alumni Chapter Friend of the BoardJohn Gustavo Blair is the director of business development at ILERRA, a software development and process improvement company based in Reston, Virginia.
Partner, Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C
School of Business Alumni Chapter Friend of the BoardKaren 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.
Adjunct Faculty, Information Systems and Operations Management
Additional Roles: Managing Director, Shift7 DigitalChitwan Gahun is an adjunct faculty member within the Information Systems and Operations Management Area in the School of Business at George Mason University.
Senior Manager, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
School of Business Alumni Chapter Friend of the BoardZack Hancock is a Certified Public Accountant and tax senior manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Tax and Financial Analyst, PagnatoKarp
School of Business Alumni Chapter Friend of the BoardAli 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.
Program Manager, Arts Action Fund, Americans for the Arts
School of Business Alumni Chapter Friend of the BoardAmalia Kruszel, Arts Action fund program manager, joined the staff at Americans for the Arts in 2012 as Arts Action fund data coordinator.
Managing Attorney, MBH Settlement Group
School of Business Alumni Chapter Friend of the BoardBorn 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 Alumni Chapter Friend of the BoardJim Monson is a seasoned executive with 30+ years of experience and a knack for anticipating future trends in market sentiments and technology.