The 18-member Jones Graduate School Alumni Association (JGSAA) Board is charged with leading engagement between the business school and its alumni. The alumni board acts as an advisor to the dean and the administration and serves as a voice for the alumni community. It also acts to continually examine and enhance programs and services, advise the dean on matters of interest to alumni, as well as drive engagement opportunities available to alumni. Engagement includes life-long learning, networking, volunteering and giving activities.

To facilitate its mission, the JGSAA maintains three standing committees as well as a nominations committee and an executive committee.

  • Alumni Committee – focused on engagement activities between alumni (whether between individual alumni or between the business school and its alumni)
  • Student Committee – focused on engagement activities between current students and alumni
  • Faculty Committee – focused on engagement activities between current business school faculty members and alumni
  • Nominations Committee – responsible for the board nominations process
  • Executive Committee – consists of the past-president, the president, and president- elect and, working with the alumni relations office is responsible for the overall administration of the alumni association activities

Are you interested in serving on the JGSAA Board? There are two simple ways: someone can nominate you or you can self-nominate. The deadline to apply for 2017-2018 board service will be February 2017. Applications will open September 2016.

Contact: Alaina Schuster, Associate Director, Alumni Relations and Development, at 713-348-3710 for additional information.

Current, Elect and Past Presidents

Lynn Lednicky

Lynn Lednicky

President, JGSAA
Partner, Newport Board Group
Jesus Patino

Jesus Patino

President Elect, JGSAA (Rice MBA '10)
Manager, Strategy Development Oceaneering

Phillip Brown

Past President, JGSAA
Senior Project Manager, Aetna

Board Members

Bethany Andell

(Rice MBA '01)
President, Savage Design Group

Jim Barry

(Rice MBA '84)
Managing Director - Wealth Management Merrill Lynch

Deborah Brochstein

(Rice MBA '00)
CEO, Brochsteins Inc.

Sean Burnett

(Rice MBA '06)
Vice President of Marketing, Sales & Training Covia Health
Louis-Philippe Fortin Burroughes

Louis-Philippe Fortin Burroughes

(Rice MBA '12)
Manager, Alvarez & Marsal

Karen Crofton

(Rice MBA '10)
Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute

Fernando Gil

(Rice MBA '04)
Commercial Manager, Chevron

Lauren Grabski

(Rice MBA '10)
Director of Business Strategy, National Oilwell Varco
Michael Hart

Michael Hart

Director of Corporate Finance, Laredo Energy
Karl Johnson

Karl Johnson

(Rice EMBA ’07)
Vice President of Operations, PetroNeft Resources

Jimmy Moffett

(Rice MBA '12)
Senior Associate, Salient Partners

Evy Pappas

(Rice MBA '09)
Architect, Pappas Restaurants, Inc.

David M. Thailing

(Rice MBA '02)
Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Alison Young

(Rice MBA '11)
Vice President, Bernstein Global Wealth Management