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Bernard Ferrari

Dean Ferrari

Bernard T. Ferrari is professor and dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. He joined the Carey Business School as its second dean in July 2012.

Under Dean Ferrari's leadership, the Carey Business School earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), experienced tremendous growth with increased student enrollment, added more full-time faculty, and established new graduate degree programs. He also organized Carey’s academic and research initiatives under four key domains: Enterprise Risk Management, Health Care Management, Real Estate and Infrastructure, and Financial Services.

Before joining the Carey Business School, Dean Ferrari was a director at the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he spent nearly two decades leading McKinsey’s health care practice and the firm’s North American corporate strategy practice. After retiring from McKinsey in 2008, he founded and became chairman of the Ferrari Consultancy, serving clients in the financial services, transportation, energy, medical products, aviation, and heavy-equipment manufacturing sectors.

Dean Ferrari is a cum laude graduate of the University of Rochester, where he also earned his MD. He began his professional career as a surgeon and later was chief operating officer and assistant medical director of the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans. Subsequently, he earned a JD magna cum laude from the Loyola University School of Law and an Executive MBA from the Tulane University School of Business.

Dean Ferrari is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Rochester. In 2012, the university awarded him the Dean’s Medal in recognition of his achievements and service. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former trustee of the Juilliard School. He is married to Linda Ferrari, a former commercial banker and an active docent at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Learn more about Dean Ferrari

Kevin Frick

Kevin Frick

Kevin Frick is Professor and Vice Dean for Education at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. He leads the Carey Office of Education, which includes the registrar’s office, Teaching & Learning@Carey, and the Office of Institutional Data and Analytics, as well as all aspects of student development and services, advising, financial aid administration, admissions and academic programs, and international collaboration efforts in China. At Carey, Frick teaches microeconomic foundations for managerial decision-making and health care financing.

Frick studied health policy and administration as an undergraduate at Penn State, which he followed with graduate training in economics and health services research at the University of Michigan. In 1996, he joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He moved to a leadership position at the Carey Business School in 2013.

Much of Frick’s research has focused on measuring costs associated with diseases or measuring the cost-effectiveness of new treatments, care systems, or community-based interventions. Areas of focus include nursing, public and private eye care, and cancer. In addition, he has specialized in linking peer-reviewed research from public health, nursing, and medical journals with the information business leaders need to make decisions about companies that operate in the real-world marketplace. Learn more about Kevin Frick.

Valerie Suslow

Valerie Suslow is professor and Vice Dean for Faculty and Research at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. She joined Johns Hopkins University in August 2015. Previously, Suslow was senior associate dean for MBA Programs at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, where she was also professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, and the Louis and Myrtle Moskowitz Research Professor of Business and Law. Before becoming senior associate dean, she held a number of leadership positions with the Ross School faculty.

Suslow’s academic research has focused on the economics of explicit price fixing and cartel operations, specifically the determinants of cartel duration and how organizational features of cartels contribute to their stability. She has also examined the intersection of international cartel operations, antitrust policy, and international trade policy, as well as the effects of cartels on developing countries.

She has authored numerous articles and book chapters and her research has been published in journals including the International Journal of Industrial Organization, The Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Economic Literature, Antitrust Law Journal, and the Journal of International Economic Law. Suslow is a senior editor of the Antitrust Law Journal.

Suslow earned her PhD in economics from Stanford University and her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Her awards include the Victor L. Bernard Faculty Award for Leadership in Teaching from the University of Michigan and the John M. Olin National Fellowship from the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Learn more about Valerie Suslow

The International Alumni Network and Ways to Stay Involved

Hao Yu, Carey ’12

Hao Yu is a member of the Global MBA program Charter Class of 2012 at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. He currently serves as President of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Beijing Alumni club and has played in integral role in enhancing Carey’s alumni network in China.

Yu currently serves as President and Chief Commercial Officer at QuanDx, a personalized and precision diagnostic company. He previously worked at IFC where he focused on the strategy development and implementation focusing on agribusiness and trade logistics. Prior to his study at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, he worked as a senior analyst at Gao Fei Consulting, a private firm focusing on distressed assets investment in China. Responsible for four Non-Performing Loan portfolios, Yu actively engaged in portfolio reporting, financial modeling, and due diligence. Prior to Gao Fei, Yu conducted both transaction advisory and auditing engagements at Ernst & Young China for clients in pharmaceutical and financial services industries. In addition to his Global MBA degree from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Yu also obtained the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa. Learn more about Hao Yu.

Leadership After Graduation

Susan DeMuth

Susan deMuth

Susan deMuth is the Executive Director of Alumni Relations for The Johns Hopkins University.  She has been at Johns Hopkins for over 20 years, first as the Director of the Annual Fund for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, then as the Director of Homewood Alumni Relations, and as a major gift officer for the Department of Medicine at the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, and as Director of Institutional Donor Relations. Susan has successfully solicited annual gifts, major gifts, principle gifts, and bequest intentions. 

She joined the Office of Alumni Relations in 2012. Since joining the Alumni Relations Office, her focus has been on establishing a strategic direction and providing organizational leadership for programs and projects that seek to engage alumni from across the university and around the world in a mutually beneficial lifelong connection to each other, their school, and the university all in support of the University’s mission and goals. In addition, she has managed the transition from an alumni relations dues model to a new fundraising model, providing strategic direction and implementation of programs that will ensure a successful campaign. 

A native Baltimorean, deMuth has worked in advancement since 1987.  She and her husband live in Baltimore and have two children, ages 30 and 26.

David P. Yaffe, KSAS ’74

David P. Yaffe is the president of the Alumni Council and a member of the Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees. He recently retired as a partner in the prominent specialty Washington, D.C. (and Seattle) law firm, Van Ness Feldman LLP. His specialty was as an energy lawyer focusing on regulation of the transmission grid, contracts and litigation involving participants in the electric utility industry as well as renewable energy developers. Yaffe is currently an adjunct professorial lecturer in energy law at George Washington University Law School. He is a former chair of the Krieger School Advisory Council and is a former national chair of the Second Decade Society. His daughter, Andrea, graduated from Hopkins in 2001 with a degree in International Studies.

Bryan McMillan

Bryan McMillan, Carey ’00, ’02

Bryan McMillan is the manager of business unit operations for the Northrop Grumman Corporation. He a senior leader with a proven record of establishing operational capabilities and profitable ventures in over 15 countries. McMillan’s expertise covers international trade development, export/import compliance, cross-cultural personnel management & support, enterprise risk management and long-term strategic upgrades. His passion for international business led him to oversee numerous international expansion efforts for a major Fortune 500® international corporation. During this time, McMillan managed a co-production program in the Middle East, an operational office in North Africa, re-established a lucrative business base in South East Asia and fostered strategic business development efforts in both North and South America. He is fluent in developing and implementing strategic initiatives for private and non-profit organizations globally.

McMillan holds an Executive Certificate in International Marketing Strategy from the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business, an MBA and a Bachelor in Business Administration from The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. McMillan remains active with Johns Hopkins University, currently serving as Secretary on the University Alumni Council. He serves on numerous non-profit boards, where he is responsible for helping set the strategic direction and mission of each of the organizations. McMillan is an Ironman triathlete racing competitively in half and full ironman distances.

Allison Reardon, Carey ’07

Allison Reardon leads a team supporting defense customers worldwide delivering integrated solutions that drive innovation, modernize networks, provide advanced cyber capabilities and mobilize the warfighter. Her portfolio of programs includes Global Network Services, Mobility & IoT, Cloud, Unified Communications, Cybersecurity, and IT and Professional Services that improve efficiencies and end-user experience while executing on their mission. Prior to joining AT&T, Reardon held management and business development positions at Exelis, Lockheed Martin, and URS where she helped customers with technology solutions. She began her professional career at The World Bank Group as an Information Analyst. Reardon holds an MBA from Johns Hopkins University and a BBA from The George Washington University. Learn more about Allison Reardon.

Sharon Trivino

Sharon Trivino joined Carey in November 2015 as Director of Alumni Relations. In addition to raising resources for the School, Sharon oversees alumni engagement initiatives, including alumni programming, events, and alumni-student engagement opportunities. Trivino also manages the Dean’s Alumni Advisory Board and the pipeline for this volunteer leadership body, and liaises across the University with the various divisional representatives for alumni relations.

Previously, she advised a variety of nonprofits on development strategy and constituency engagement through her work as a consultant with CCS, a fundraising and strategic consulting firm. She began her development career at Columbia Business School’s External Relations and Development office, where she managed the Board of Overseers and served as chief of staff to the Senior Associate Dean. Sharon received her BA from Princeton and her MBA from Columbia Business School. 

Resources Fair

Tom Calder

Tom Calder

Tom Calder is currently the Director of Alumni Programs at Johns Hopkins University. He began his career in athletics as an Athletic Ticket Manager at University of North Carolina. He first joined Johns Hopkins in 1988 as the Associate Director of Athletics, eventually becoming the Director of Athletics in 1995. Since 2016, Calder has made a shift in his career, opting to move into Alumni Relations.

In his current role as Director of Alumni Programs, Calder oversees both Regional and Affinity programs. Tom also serves as the staff liaison for the Key 3 Committee, which has a goal of increasing communication and collaboration between the 9 divisions.

Calder received his BS from Hofstra University in Economics and Business. He received his MSA from Ohio University in Sports Administration.

Jason Heiserman

Jason Heiserman

Jason Heiserman has a dual role at Johns Hopkins University, serving as the Senior Associate Director of Alumni Relations and as a lecturer teaching in the Professional Communication Program. He has taught a variety of speech communication courses at local colleges and universities. In his alumni relations role, he manages the university’s regional and young alumni communities across the nation and throughout the world. Heiserman has presented over 25 educational workshops at national conferences on topics such as leadership development, volunteer management, and event planning. Additionally, he has authored a variety of articles for Programming magazine. Heiserman earned his PhD in Higher Education Administration at nearby Morgan State University. Beyond the work world, Heiserman is a huge sports fan, enjoys hip hop music, and loves spending time with his wife and two young children.

Elena Thompson

Elena Thompson

Elena Thompson joined Johns Hopkins Office of Alumni Relations in September 2011 to create and develop a new program and initiative for alumni focused on constituent affinity engagement. Prior to her current role, Thompson served as the Director of Alumni Relations at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, where she built the first full alumni relations program for the school and the Dean's Alumni Advisory Board.

Before moving to Baltimore, Thompson spent almost 4 years as the director of MBA alumni relations at the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College developing new alumni programs and working closely with the career development office and current MBA students. She began her advancement career at her alma mater, Wesleyan University, where she later served on the board of trustees and currently plays an active role as both a class and Alumni of Color Network volunteer, which she helped to develop and establish while working in University Relations much of the 90s. Thompson also held the role of Director of Alumnae Relations for Pine Manor College and the Winsor School in Boston.

Thompson hails from the Boston, Massachusetts area. She currently lives outside Baltimore, Maryland with her husband and two children.

The Business “Why” for Philanthropy

Greg Bowden

Greg Bowden

Greg Bowden is the Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School where he leads the school’s fundraising and alumni activities. Bowden joined Carey in November 2016 and has more than 20 years of experience in development and strategic leadership.Before joining Carey, Bowden served as Senior Director for Development at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute for Bioethics, which he joined in 2010. During his tenure with the Berman Institute of Bioethics, he managed fundraising efforts and served as part of the management team for the Johns Hopkins: Rising to the Challenge Campaign. In six years, Bowden helped to raise almost $30 million, highlighted by a $4.5 million gift to endow the directorship of the Berman Institute.

Prior to coming to Johns Hopkins, Bowden served as director of development for the Greenwood Genetic Center and executive director of the South Carolina Birth Defects Foundation, which provided diagnostic services, clinical care, research, and graduate education around genetic disorders. Bowden also held fundraising leadership positions with Corporate DevelopMint, Custom Development Solutions, and the Catholic Diocese of Charleston.

Bowden graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership. He also has a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from Johns Hopkins. Learn more about Greg Bowden.

Chris Barnhill

Chris Barnhill, Carey ’12

Chris Barnhill is a graduate of Carey’s inaugural Global MBA class. Prior to entering the GMBA program at Carey, Barnhill spent six years in the telecom industry with TESSCO Technologies gaining US and International business experience in global sourcing, retail account management and marketing. Barnhill also interned with Apple Inc. as a Worldwide Sales and Order Management Business Process Reengineering Intern during his MBA. After his time at Carey, he joined Verizon as a Senior Marketing Consultant in the Verizon Wireless Leadership Development Program (LDP). As of August 2017, he is the Manager of Business Development and Strategic Planning for the Verizon Internet of Things (IoT) business unit. Learn more about Chris Barnhill.

Jeri Fellerman

Jeri Fellerman, Carey ’99

Jeri Fellerman, Executive Vice President and team leader, manages the C&I Lending group for EagleBank in Northern Virginia.  She has over 30 years of experience in the banking industry in a variety of locations including Anchorage, Alaska, Denver, Colorado and, for the past 25 years, in Washington, D.C. Her experience ranges from commercial banking, to non-profit and commercial real estate finance.  Previously, Fellerman spent 11 years as an Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager at Wells Fargo Bank.  She also held similar positions at SunTrust, Bank of America and Riggs Bank.

Fellerman is active in the community and serves on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, The Women’s Center in Vienna, Virginia and The Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools. She is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Fellerman received a B.A. in International Affairs from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and an M.S. in Business with a concentration in Finance from The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in Baltimore, Maryland.

Katherine Pinkard

Katherine Pinkard, Carey ’14

As the president of Pinkard Properties, Pinkard oversees the daily operations of the certified woman-owned firm, providing property management, asset management, development, and consulting services to private and public-sector clients. She has worked with clients ranging from local owners and developers to publicly-traded REITs and state agencies to manage and consult on an array of complex development projects, such as the adaptive reuse of urban sites, ground-up greenfield development, and public-private partnerships. She has developed extensive relationships within the industry to ensure that all clients receive top-of-the-line service using the latest information, technology, and strategies. Pinkard has developed a particular passion for blockchain technology and its application in the commercial real estate field.

From software developers to venture capitalists, consulting attorneys, start-up founders, and real estate tech experts, she has spoken with key players across the country who are developing new technology and innovative use-cases for blockchain. Pinkard has written on the subject for real estate trade organizations and she is currently exploring several ways that Pinkard Properties can leverage blockchain technology to make an impact in the real estate development and services industry.

Pinkard holds an MBA from the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School and a BA from Georgetown University.  She was named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 2017 by The Daily Record and currently serves as the Chair of the Board of the American Red Cross’ Central Maryland Chapter, as well as a member of the Carey Business School’s Dean’s Alumni Advisory Board.

Developing your Philanthropic Mindset

Peter Marber, KSAS ’85

Author, teacher, Wall Street professional – Peter Marber has been a thought leader and pioneering investor in the global markets for more than three decades.

Since 1987, he has professionally invested billions of dollars for many of the world's largest corporations and financial groups. Marber has managed several top rated emerging market funds, and his team was named "Emerging Markets Bond Manager of the Year" by Morningstar (Asia) in 2008. He has headed investment businesses for Loomis, Sayles & Company, HSBC Global Asset Management, and was a partner and president of the emerging market subsidiaries at Wasserstein, Perella & Co.

Marber currently teaches at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and directs the Global Economy program at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs. A former faculty member at Harvard and Columbia, he has lectured at dozens of international conferences, and has been a market commentator for CNN, the Financial Times, CNBC, Barron’s, Reuters, Bloomberg, and the Wall Street Journal. Marber has authored more than 100 articles and columns on international finance and globalization and has published six books. He serves on various boards for New America, World Policy Institute, Columbia University, and the Emerging Markets Traders Association, and is a Fellow of the RSA in London. Marber earned his bachelor’s at Johns Hopkins, his master’s at Columbia, and his PhD. at Cambridge. Learn more about Peter Marber.

John Brothers

Dr. John Brothers

Dr. John Brothers currently serves as the President of the T. Rowe Price Foundation and President of the Program for Charitable Giving. Dr. Brothers comes to T. Rowe Price from Quidoo, an international consulting firm he started and led for over a decade, merging the firm in 2016. Dr. Brothers served as an management and social policy professor for over a decade at NYU and Rutgers and served as a Visiting Fellow at the Hauser Center at Harvard. He is currently serving as an International Advisor to CO3, an organization serving Northern Ireland and works with the China Global Philanthropy Institute in Beijing.

Dr. Brothers has been a writer with the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Nonprofit Quarterly and the Huffington Post and is an author of several books. He has been interviewed, referenced or quoted in dozens of local, national and international media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, ABC News and the Wall Street Journal. Dr. Brothers has spoken to thousands on nonprofit and philanthropic effectiveness.

Dr. Brothers began his work serving in the local community, inspired by growing up in deep poverty, serving as a community organizer and family case manager in urban neighborhoods in the Midwest to leadership positions, including CEO, with local and national organizations on the East Coast. Dr. Brothers is proud that this work leaves a legacy of innovative efforts that still serves every day a wide network of children and families, including homeless women and children receiving emergency shelter and day services in Northern Virginia, to afterschool programs for children in the housing projects in South Brooklyn to transitional housing options for Asian families in Boston who are suffering from domestic violence.

Chuck Langmead

Chuck Langmead, Carey ’90

Chuck Langmead served on McCormick’s Management Committee, its executive leadership team, for seven years. In his most recent position he was responsible for the $1.8B Global Industrial and Food Service business representing 40% of the total Corporation sales and four of the five largest global customers for the total company. In addition, Langmead is an active philanthropist who served as former Chairman of the Board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore and recently co-chaired the New House Campaign. He has also served as Chair of the Development Committee for the United Way of Central Maryland, and has held board positions at Loyola University Selinger School of Business and Management, Restaurant Association of Maryland, and Junior Achievement of Central MD.

Langmead pioneered McCormick’s diversity initiative as Chairman of the company’s first Diversity Council and is an Emeritus member of the Multiple Management Board, McCormick’s acclaimed professional development system. Langmead has held increasingly responsible management and leadership positions in Finance, Sales, Marketing and General Management. Langmead graduated from Loyola College in 1985 and went on to receive his MAS from Johns Hopkins University in 1990. Chuck and his wife, Mary Lisa, have three beautiful daughters; Leigh, Melanie and, Ashley.

Wyatt Oroke

Wyatt Oroke, SOE ’15

Wyatt Oroke is a 7th and 8th grade humanities teacher at City Springs Elementary/Middle School in East Baltimore. Before teaching at City Springs, Oroke taught 8th grade English at National Academy Foundation Middle School in east Baltimore. Oroke completed his undergraduate degree at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a major in history and a minor in women’s and gender studies and then completed a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in secondary education.

Outside of teaching Humanities, Oroke has served as a middle school boys and girls basketball coach, a varsity and junior varsity girls volleyball coach, an English curriculum writer for Baltimore City Public Schools, a new corps member mentor for Teach For America Baltimore, a resident administrator at Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School, and has led professional development on restorative practices, behavior management, curriculum writing, and understanding racial identity in classrooms. Oroke also serves on the board of GLSEN Maryland, and organization that works to ensure equal access to opportunities and safe schools for students within the LGBTQ community and serves as a member of the Strong Schools Maryland support team.

Oroke hopes to one day become a principal and open his own school in Baltimore City. Watch Wyatt Oroke on the Ellen Show.