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 2018 - 2019 academic year board service is March 1, 2018.

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

 

Current, Elect and Past Presidents

Jesus Patino

Jesus Patino

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

Craig Ceccanti

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

Lynn Lednicky

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

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
Sean Burnett

Sean Burnett

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

David Lacombe

(Rice MBA '09)
Strategy & Portfolio Adviser, Shell Oil
Jimmy Moffett

Jimmy Moffett

(Rice MBA '12)
Senior Associate, Salient Partners
Tim Okabayashi

Tim Okabayashi

(Rice MBA '05)
Sales Lead, Schlumberger
Evy Pappas

Evy Pappas

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

Alison Young

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