People

Who We Are

Meet the Team

Teacher-scholars and practitioners on the leading edge of theory and practice.

Student Leadership & Alumni Founders

Administrator Advisors

Kate E. Barlow

Associate Director, Alumni Engagement

Jennifer H. Brown D’86, T’90

Director, Major Giving

Gina Clark des Cognets T’01

Chief of Staff and Executive Director, Office of the Dean

Gina Clark des Cognets is the Executive Director in the Office of the Dean at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. As the Dean's chief of staff, Gina serves as a key adviser on institutional matters, and partners with leadership to develop, implement, and evaluate priorities and initiatives to support Tuck’s mission. Over her ten years at Tuck, Gina has served as an Associate Director and Director of Alumni Services, and more recently, as Director of Marketing and Communications.  In that role, Gina led the successful merger of two teams—creative services and public relations—into a dynamic marketing and communications group, and developed and executed a comprehensive strategy to broadly communicate Tuck’s strategic priorities and key messages with critical audiences around the globe.

Prior to Tuck, Gina was Director of Investor Client Services at Business Intelligence Advisors, and held 'chief of staff' roles with the Vice-Chair of AOL Time Warner and the President and CEO of Robinson Lerer and Montgomery, a strategic communications firm in New York City. Gina is a trustee of the Norwich Public Library and a trustee of the Montshire Museum, where she was co-chair of the 2016 Montshire Museum of Science Auction. She is an enthusiastic 2001 graduate of Tuck, and earned a BA in Art History and minor in Psychology from Hamilton College. In her free time, Gina loves to run, telemark ski, drink delicious coffee and wine, and have dance parties in her Norwich, VT kitchen with her two daughters, Eliza and Annabel, and husband Archer.

Sally O. Jaeger

Assistant Dean and Director, MBA Program

Sally Jaeger has 30 years of experience in higher education, primarily in the field of admissions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is currently the assistant dean and director of the MBA program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where she and her team oversee all activities relating to student life, academic records and counseling, international exchanges, and activities and clubs.

As the former director of admissions at Tuck, Sally helped manage the evaluation process of more than 22,000 applications for the MBA program over a period of nine years.  During her tenure as director, Tuck saw its international student population grow from 15% to 30+% and enjoy a strong presence from such parts of the world as Asia and Latin America.  Prior to Tuck, Sally worked in admissions at the University of Pennsylvania and Dartmouth College.

Sally sat on the boards of the Forte Foundation, the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management and the Mascoma Valley Health Initiative and was a member of the planning board in her hometown. Sally lives in Orange, New Hampshire with her husband, Dick, the former admissions and athletic director at Dartmouth College and her two yellow labs, Sam and Maizie.

Richard J. McNulty

Executive Director, Center for Leadership; Lecturer

Erin R. Tunnicliffe T’97

Executive Director, Advancement

As the chief advancement officer for Tuck, Erin leads a team of fundraising and alumni relations professionals and, in collaboration with the Dean, envisions, establishes, and activates the overall strategy for Tuck alumni engagement and philanthropic support to advance Tuck’s priorities and to enhance the deep connection and affiliation of Tuck’s alumni community with the school and with one another. Prior to her current role, Erin served as Director of Tuck’s Career Development Office. A Tuck 1997 alumna, Erin earned her BSE from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and subsequently worked as a marketing and strategy consultant with Mercer Management Consulting and Marketing and Planning Systems (MaPS), where she was a co-founder. Erin was a Principal at consulting firm the Parthenon Group after her Tuck student days before returning to work for the school.

Erin serves on the Board of Trustees of the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in the Berkshires, and the Norwich Public Library. A longtime yoga practitioner and teacher, Erin teaches at a local studio. When not on her yoga mat, Erin can be found with her husband John hiking or biking up a hill, cooking, or being walked by their dog Sadie.

Elizabeth J. Winslow

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business AdministrationAssociate Director, MBA Program

Alumni Stories

Leslie Hampel

Director of Global Strategy, Starbucks

Director of global strategy Leslie Hampel T’07 is helping chart a bold future for the coffee retailer.

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Suzanne Schaefer

Senior Manager Global Human Capital, Bain & Company

After Tuck, Suzanne Schaefer T’02 went into management consulting, figuring that eventually she might connect with a particular industry—to her surprise, she instead felt a strong pull toward recruiting and talent development.

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Sprague Brodie

Manager of Google Cloud Online Sales Strategy, Google

Sprague Brodie T’14 works in the heart of Silicon Valley at the sprawling Mountain View, California, campus of tech giant Google.

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Gretchen Ki Steidle

Founder and President, Global Grassroots

Global Grassroots founder Gretchen Steidle T’01 helps women in marginalized communities unlock their considerable potential.

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Ana Sanchez

Marketing Director, Colgate-Palmolive, UK and Ireland

When Ana Sanchez D'97 T’03 joined Colgate-Palmolive in 2003, she thought she’d only stay for a few years and move on. Nearly 15 years and a couple of international assignments later, she’s still with the company, serving as its UK marketing director.

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Torlisa Jeffrey

Co-founder & CMO, My Muse Dolls; Senior Product Manager, Williams Sonoma Inc.

One size does not fit all—that’s the philosophy of Torlisa Jeffrey T'12 , an implementation architect for Knewton.

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Jennifer Wilson

Marketing Director, Make-A-Wish Foundation

Jennifer Wilson T'99 doesn’t recall how she ended up turning a kindergartner into a caped-crusader, but as director of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, this is part of her job.

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Helen W. Kurtz

Vice President, Yoplait, General Mills, Inc.

As vice president of marketing and integration excellence for General Mills, Helen Kurtz T’97 oversees everything from multicultural and cause marketing to brand design and risk management.

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Heather King

Director of Marketing & Business Development, Eight Inc.

At Tuck, Heather King D'81, T'86 dove into an independent study that laid the groundwork for a career that included stops at Apple, NeXT and the experience-design firm Eight Inc.

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Jayne Hrdlicka

CEO, Jetstar Group

At Tuck, Jayne Hrdlicka T'88 learned to think deeply and challenge convention—skills she draws on today as CEO of the Jetstar Group of airlines.

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Debbie Atuk

Institutional Relationship Manager, SkyView Investment Advisors

Navigating the present while honoring the past is a challenge for many Native people. Debbie Atuk T’04 has found a way to do both.

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Cassie Lancellotti-Young

EVP of customer success, Sailthru

Cassie Lancellotti-Young T’11 came to Tuck with a passion for marketing. Today she’s leveraging that passion and the teamwork skills she learned at Tuck to help major retailers enhance their customers’ experiences.

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Carolyn McGuire

Founder, Community Consulting Teams

Over twenty years ago, Carolyn McGuire T’83 helped form Community Consulting Teams of Boston. It’s still going strong today—and facilitating a lot of good work.

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Debi Brooks

Co-Founder, Executive Vice President, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Debi Brooks T’86 didn’t set out to become a leader in the fight against Parkinson’s disease, but she recognized a unique opportunity to make a difference.

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Deb Kemper

Managing Director, Boston Forum, Golden Seeds

As managing director of the Boston Forum of Golden Seeds, a national network of angel investors funding early-stage companies led by women, Deb Kemper T'95 lives by the motto: be the change you want to see in the world.

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Li (Jackie) Chen

Vice President, South China Operations, EF Education First Ltd.

At Tuck, Li Chen T'06 began to think and speak from her heart, a quality that has never left her and gave her the courage to explore how she can use education to impact a larger audience.

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Ann Waterman Roy

Vice President, Strategic Operations, Innovate Public Schools

Launching a new public school takes an entrepreneurial spirit, but many of the best educators have never been schooled in finance, management, and operations. Enter Ann Waterman Roy T’05.

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Carly Rosenberg

President, Bluefly.com

Digital marketing was practically in the stone ages when Carly Rosenberg T'05 graduated from Tuck and went to work as a marketing manager at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Kristiana Helmick

DIRECTOR OF HOME INNOVATION TEAM, AMAZON

Kristiana Helmick T’98 has had three very different jobs in the last decade. And all at a single company: Amazon.

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Amy Houston

Managing Director, Robin Hood Foundation

Amy Houston T’97 was inspired to attend Tuck after seeing firsthand how a board with for-profit management experience can help a nonprofit, and she kept this lesson in mind when she joined the Robin Hood Foundation.

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Amy Feind Reeves

Owner, JobCoachAmy

A consultant turned job coach, Amy Reeves T'92, was able to research, model, and project the successful future of her business using the skills she acquired at Tuck.

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Lea Tompsett

Principal for Transformative Impact, Health Leads

At Boston-based nonprofit Health Leads, Lea Tompsett T’06 is working with health care providers and social service agencies to ensure patients have access to basic necessities: food, transportation, housing.

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Elyse Allan

CEO, GE Canada

GE Canada CEO Elyse Allan D’79, T’84 is helping advance the company’s innovation agenda one good idea at a time.

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Damali Rhett

Executive Director, The Energy Co-op

Damali Rhett D’99, T’06, executive director of nonprofit The Energy Co-op, is helping Philadelphians increase their renewable energy use for a sustainable future.

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