The 18-member Jones Graduate School Alumni Association (JGSAA) Board is charged with leading engagement between the business school and its alumni. The JGSAA Board acts as an advisory body to the dean and the administration and serves as a voice for the alumni community. The Board's mission and purpose centers around four key pillars of alumni engagement: community, philanthropy, volunteering and life-long learning.

To facilitate its mission, the JGSAA Board maintains four standing committees:

  • 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
  • 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? To indicate your interest/candidacy, self-nominate via this online form.

Before you self-nominate, please take a moment to read the JGSAA Board Member Responsibilities and Expectations Statement.

The deadline to apply for 2017 - 2018 academic year board service is March 1, 2017.

For additional information, contact Alaina Schuster, Associate Director, Alumni Relations and Development, 713-348-3710.

 

Current, Elect and Past Presidents

Lynn Lednicky

Lynn Lednicky

President, JGSAA (Rice MBA ’91)
Partner, Newport Board Group
Jesus Patino

Jesus Patino

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

Phillip Brown

Past President, JGSAA (Rice MBA '08)
Senior Project Manager, Aetna

Board Members

Bethany Andell

Bethany Andell

(Rice MBA '01)
President, Savage Design Group

Jim Barry

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

Deborah Brochstein

(Rice MBA '00)
CEO, Brochsteins Inc.
Sean Burnett

Sean Burnett

(Rice MBA '06)
Vice President of Marketing at HCA Healthcare, Gulf Coast Division
Craig Ceccanti

Craig Ceccanti

(Rice MBA '08)
Lecturer in Management - Marketing
Karen Crofton

Karen Crofton

(Rice MBA '10)
Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute
Louis-Philippe Fortin Burroughes

Louis-Philippe Fortin Burroughes

(Rice MBA '12)
Manager, Alvarez & Marsal
Fernando Gil

Fernando Gil

(Rice MBA '04)
Commercial Manager, Chevron
Lauren Grabski

Lauren Grabski

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

Michael Hart

(Rice MBA '11)
Director of Corporate Finance, Laredo Energy
Karl Johnson

Karl Johnson

(Rice MBA ’07)
Vice President of Operations, PetroNeft Resources
Jimmy Moffett

Jimmy Moffett

(Rice MBA '12)
Senior Associate, Salient Partners
Evy Pappas

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