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Executive MBAMBA Advisory Board

Members of the Chapman Graduate School of Business MBA Advisory Board serve as vital partners who support the FIU MBA Programs with their time, thought, expertise, energy, and financial resources. The MBA Advisory Board members work closely with the Chapman Graduate School of Business leadership team and administration to improve the viability and development of the FIU MBA programs.

Member engagement and participation include:

  • Sharing expertise on emerging trends in respective business sectors
  • Assisting in the development of new programs and their alignment with best practices and trends
  • Serving as ambassadors for the MBA programs by promoting awareness in the community through outreach to business contacts, potential students, and assist the FIU staff with marketing and promotion of the programs
  • Advising the MBA faculty and staff regarding changes in the business environment, job market, needed professional skills, and the applicability of curriculum and methodology to current market conditions
  • Increasing financial support for the MBA programs through philanthropy and/or assisting in acquiring funds through other sources; each member is asked to consider their ability to give or solicit donations
  • Helping FIU place MBA graduates in meaningful jobs


Putnam, William

Putnam, William EMBA '16
Deputy Chairman
Goddard Enterprises

Vice Chair

Bousquet, Anne

Bousquet, Anne EMBA '16
President and Partner
Domaine Bousquet Winery

Board Members

Bellumio, Demian

Bellumio, Demian
VP of Global Augmented Intelligence

Bueno-Gonzalez, Elena

Bueno-Gonzalez, Elena
VP HR Finance, Planning & Risk Management
NextEra Energy

Coral, Dennis

Coral, Dennis PMBA '12
Vice President - Private Wealth Management
Coral Wealth Management Group

Fernandez, Darlene

Fernandez, Darlene PMBA '14
Recruiting Manager
Triumph Professional Staffing

Hales, Todd

Hales, Todd
Director, Product Development
Ryder Systems, Inc.

Hernandez, Armando

Hernandez, Armando
President and CEO
Hernandez & Company, LLP

Kocoglu, Tarkan

Kocoglu, Tarkan EMBA '15
Senior Director, Technical Marketing
Citrix Systems, Inc.

Landauer, Hylton

Landauer, Hylton EMBA '16
Commercial Laundries, Inc

Ma, Weyleen

Ma, Weyleen
International Image Consulting & Image Academia

Molina, Juan

Molina, Juan EMBA '14

Muhlberger, Karl

Muhlberger, Karl
Vice President, Shipboard Hotel Operations
Norwegian Cruise Line

Ortega, Hayan

Ortega, Hayan PMBA '12
Retail Industry Director, Americas

Pappacena, Edgardo

Pappacena, Edgardo
Presidenct, CEO
Cani Investments

Payan, Herb

Payan, Herb PMBA '12
Senior Vice President, Digital Strategies
Sony Music Entertainment

Rosario, Martin

Rosario, Martin
President & General Manager
Grupo Marros, SRL

Rothrock, Tom

Rothrock, Tom
Vice President, Internal Audit
MasTec, Inc.

Sachl, Kerstin

Sachl, Kerstin EMBA '16
Sr. Director, Public Relations
Marriott International

Salazar Genovez, Ruben

Salazar Genovez, Ruben PMBA '07
SVP, Products, Solutions, & Innovation. LAC
Visa Inc.

Udurawana, Shivanthi

Udurawana, Shivanthi PMBA '14
Sr. Manager Financial Planning & Analysis
Amerijet International

FIU Contacts

Li, Joanne

Li, Joanne
FIU College of Business

Hardin III, William G.

Hardin III, William G. (Ex-Officio Member)
Associate Dean
FIU College of Business – Chapman Graduate School

Burgos, Angel

Burgos, Angel (Ex-Officio Member)
Executive Director, MBA & MIB Programs
FIU College of Business - Chapman Graduate School

Nykolaiszyn, John

Nykolaiszyn, John (Ex-Officio Member)
Interim Director
FIU College of Business - Career Services

Quintana, Jennifer

Quintana, Jennifer (Ex-Officio Member)
Interim Sr. Director, Development
FIU College of Business - College Relations

Sierra, Maria

Sierra, Maria PMBA '07
Associate Director, Operations, MBA Programs
FIU College of Business - Chapman Graduate School

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