Wednesday, November 6 | 6pm
Dinner with Rachel Firschein
GWSB MBA '95
Economics, Finance, Investments
Executive Director, Institutional Fixed Income Sales and Trading, Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. with more than seven years of experience in managing investments, loans, and securities.
Wednesday, November 6 | 7pm
Dinner with Richard Popkin
ESIA BA '71, CCAS MA '72
Mr. Popkin is a recently retired international trade lawyer with more than thirty years of experience in export licensing, US embargo law, and international strategic planning and problem solving. In addition, Mr. Popkin also has experience working with the government of Panama and the Reagan Administration.
NOTE: Mr. Popkin's wife, Karol, an executive with the American Public Transportation Administration, will also be co-hosting the dinner.
Thursday, November 7 | 6pm
Dinner with Mark Levine & Randy Klueger
GWSB MBA '78 & GWSB BBA '81
Banking, Business, Finance, Investment
Mr. Levine and Mr. Klueger are both managing partners at Core Capital Partners, a Washington, DC-based firm investing in early-stage ventures and mid-sized growth companies.
Wednesday, November 13 | 6pm
Dinner with Dr. Randy Graves
SEAS DSC '78
Aerospace Engineering, Consulting, Entrepreneurship
Engineer with more than forty years of experience in aerospace engineering and a veteran of NASA's Aerodynamics Division. Mr. Graves is also the president of Graves Technology, Inc., a consulting firm.
Thursday, November 14 | 6:30pm
Dinner with Candice Bennett
ESIA BA '98
Business Consulting, Communications, Strategic Planning
President and CEO of Candice Bennett and Associates, Inc., a full-service strategic planning firm with more than fifteen years of experience consulting for companies across a variety of fields: entertainment, technology, healthcare, and eductional industries.
NOTE: Ms. Bennett's husband, Tom Hewitt, an Intelligence Operations specialist with the Department of Homeland Security will also be joining the dinner.
Monday, November 18 | 6pm
Dinner with Robert Shesser
MED Residency '80
Education, Medicine, Public Health
Emergency Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine with
the GW Hospital with special interests in emergency medicine administration,
injury epidemiology, and international emergency medicine.
Wednesday, November 20 | 6pm
Dinner with Amy Hughes & William McLeod
(Both) GWSB EMBA '12
WM: Business and Economic Development, Fundraising, Non-Profit Work
Ms. Hughes manages the audit readiness, strategic planning, and communications of Deloitte's clients in the intelligence community. Mr. McLeod is a long-time member of the historic preservation and economic development communities, having worked in leadership positions for several associations, assisting in the busines and economic redevelopment of DC neighborhoods.
Thursday, November 21 | 6pm
Dinner with the Honorable Edward Gnehm
ESIA BA '66, MA '68
Diplomacy, Foreign Affairs, International Affairs
Prior to his position as a faculty member in the Elliott School, Ambassador Gnehm served thirty-six years in the US Foreign Service, having served in assignments in various posts in the Middle East.
Wednesday, December 4 | 6pm
Dinner with Richard Frisch
SMPA BA '78
Communications, Public Relations
Experienced communications and public relations executive with extensive knowledge of crisis management.
Wednesday, December 4 | 6:30pm
Dinner with Jonathan Nurse
CCAS BA '99, TSPPPA MPP '01
Mr. Nurse is the Director of Government Relations for the Infectious Disease Society of America, representing the interests of the 10,000+ members of his organization to Congress.