Professional MBA WeekendMBA 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

Barnes, Kidsan

Barnes, Kidsan EMBA '19
Director, Global Cruise & LATAM
Intellian Technologies

Bellumio, Demian

Bellumio, Demian
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
NUE Life Health

Bellumio, Demian

Bellumio, Demian
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
NUE Life Health

Maria Cabral

Cabral, Maria
Vice President, Technology Products & Implementations

Diaz, Leo

Diaz, Leo P MBA '19
Manager, Crew Training Operations
Spirit Airlines

Raul Duarte

Duarte, Raul
Managing Partner
RTD Talent

Sharon Fine

Fine, Sharon
Senior Vice President & Senior Personal Investment Portfolio Manager
Northern Trust

Hernandez, Armando

Hernandez, Armando
President and CEO

Kocoglu, Tarkan

Kocoglu, Tarkan EMBA '15
Vice President, Product Marketing
Workspot, Inc.

Ma, Weyleen

Ma, Weyleen
International Image Consulting & Image Academia

Mobassaleh, Jessica

Mobassaleh, Jessica PMBA '19
HR Business Partner

Muhlberger, Karl

Muhlberger, Karl
Chief Operating Officer
Crystal Cruises

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

Pimentel, Darlene

Pimentel, Darlene PMBA '14
Training & Process Manager
Triumph Professional Staffing

Sachl, Kerstin

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

Salazar Genovez, Ruben

Salazar Genovez, Ruben PMBA '07
Global Head Visa Direct
Visa Inc.

FIU Contacts

Hardin III, William G.

Hardin III, William G. (Ex-Officio Member)
FIU College of Business

Burgos, Angel

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

Sierra, Maria

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

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