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

If you are interested in serving on the board, please take a moment to read the JGSAA Board Member Responsibilities and Expectations Statement.

Board nominations for the 2019-2020 year will open in spring 2019.

For additional information, contact Ashley Hartgrove, Alumni Relations, 713-348-2421.

 

Current, Elect and Past Presidents

Jesus Patino

Jesus Patino

Past President, JGSAA (Rice MBA '10)
Manager, Strategy Development Oceaneering
Craig Ceccanti

Craig Ceccanti

President, JGSAA (Rice MBA '08)
Lecturer in Management - Marketing and CEO, Pinot’s Palette
Jimmy Moffett

Jimmy Moffett

President-Elect, JGSAA (Rice MBA '12)
Senior Associate, Salient Partners

Board Members

Bethany Andell

Bethany Andell

(Rice MBA '01)
President, Savage Design Group
Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

(Rice MBA '13)
Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer at Apex Heritage Group
Karen Crofton

Karen Crofton

(Rice MBA '10)
Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute
Tracy Dennis

Tracy Dennis

(Rice MBA '00)
President, Intellego Insights, LLC
Louis-Philippe Fortin Burroughes

Louis-Philippe Fortin Burroughes

(Rice MBA '12)
Manager, Alvarez & Marsal
Lauren Grabski

Lauren Grabski

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

Michael Hart

(Rice MBA '11)
Chief Financial Officer, Rio Grande E&P
Patra Brannon-Isaac

Patra Brannon-Isaac

(Rice MBA '11)
Regional Director, Leadership ISD
Karl Johnson

Karl Johnson

(Rice MBA ’07)
Vice President of Operations, PetroNeft Resources
Aaron Knape

Aaron Knape

(Rice MBA '08)
President at Dynamic Air Shelters
David Lacombe

David Lacombe

(Rice MBA '09)
Strategy & Portfolio Adviser, Shell Oil
Tim Okabayashi

Tim Okabayashi

(Rice MBA '05)
Sales Lead, Schlumberger
Jonathan Tilghman

Jonathan Tilghman

(Rice MBA '06)
Senior Director - Direct Marketing and Promotion Strategy, Zoro US
Valerie Walker

Valerie Walker

(Rice EMBA ’17)
Commercial Advisor - Business Development, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Alison Young

Alison Young

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