People

Meet the Team

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

Center Team

Affiliated Faculty

Paul A. Argenti

Professor of Corporate Communication

Paul Argenti is a pioneer in the field of corporate communication, teaching some of the earliest courses on the subject for Harvard Business School, Columbia Business School, and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He wrote Corporate Communication, the first textbook in the field now in its eighth edition, along with Corporate Responsibility, Digital Strategies for Powerful Corporate Communication, The Power of Corporate Communication, and many other books and articles. He teaches courses on corporate communication, corporate responsibility, and general management, and has consulted and run training programs for hundreds of companies including ING, Mitsui, Novartis, Goldman Sachs, and the Detroit Lions. Argenti is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and has appeared in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and others.

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Emily J. Blanchard

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Professor Blanchard's research lies at the intersection of international economics and public policy. Her work explores the impact of global value chains on 21st century trade policy and the interaction of globalization and education. At Tuck, she teaches the core course Global Economics for Managers and a research to practice seminar on firms and international economic policy.

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Aine Donovan

Clinical Professor of Business Administration; Board Member, Center for Business & Society

Aine Donovan is a Clinical Professor of Business Education at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She is the Director Emerita of the Ethics Institute at Dartmouth College, a campus wide initiative that serves the needs of faculty and students in ethics education. Prior to her tenure at Dartmouth, she was a professor at the United States Naval Academy where she developed the ethics curriculum and founded the first ethics center at Annapolis. 

Her research emphasis, publications, and professional presentations are in the field of moral education, bioethics, business ethics and global strategies for ethical understanding. Her recent books include

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Peter R. Fisher

Clinical Professor

Margaret Hanson

Clinical Professor of Business Administration; Research Scholar

Thomas C. Lawton

Visiting Professor of Business Administration

Professor Lawton is an authority on nonmarket strategy and business model innovation, particularly during corporate turnaround or in response to political risk. Much of his work explores organizational forms and strategy processes for engaging political and social actors and arenas. The research leverages institutional perspectives and extends capabilities theory beyond market settings and into the nonmarket contexts of corporate political activity (CPA) and corporate social responsibility (CSR). His research has explored and advanced our understanding of how the firm competes beyond market settings, partnering with government in industrial policy initiatives, engaging external stakeholders through intermediaries like trade associations, and managing and mitigating political risk when entering and embedding in foreign markets, particularly emerging economies. He teaches a course in International Strategy at Tuck.

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Matthew Rees

Senior Fellow, Center for Business, Government & Society

Matthew Rees is the founder of Geonomica, an editorial consulting firm that has worked with clients across a number of industries, and a senior fellow at Tuck's Center for Business, Government & Society. He has cowritten, with Lloyd Minor, dean of Stanford University’s School of Medicine, Discovering Precision Health: Predict, Prevent, and Cure to Advance Health and Well-Being. A former journalist, Rees has worked for the Wall Street Journal and the Economist, and he is a frequent book reviewer for the Journal. He also has extensive government experience, serving as a speechwriter for President George W. Bush, former National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick.

Anant K. Sundaram

Clinical Professor of Business Administration

Anant Sundaram teaches Corporate Valuation and Business and Climate Change at Tuck. His areas of expertise are business valuation, M&A, corporate governance, and financial strategies for profitable growth.

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Curtis R. Welling

Clinical Professor

Curtis R. Welling D'71, T'77 is a clinical professor of business who teaches courses at the intersection on business, society and government. Prior to Tuck Professor Welling served as the president and chief executive officer of AmeriCares for 11 years, guiding the organization in delivering $9 billion in medicines and supplies around the world. Prior to AmeriCares Professor Welling worked in the investment banking and securities industries for 25 years. He teaches classes on Impact Investing, Social Entrepreneurship, Business and Society.

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Student Leaders

Adithya Attavane T’22

MBA Fellow

Hometown: Edison, NJ

Undergraduate Education: Rutgers University

Prior Work Experience: Project Engineer in the US Army. Projects were mainly construction and infrastructure at Army manufacturing facilities and R&D projects focused around environmental and energy technologies. 

Career Interest and Goals: Management Consulting

Personal Interests: Amateur Motorsports, driving my car, riding my motorcycle. Reading about military history, hiking, traveling and eating.

Ashley Barard T’22

MBA Fellow

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Undergraduate Education: University of Houston

Prior Work Experience: Petroleum Engineer (5yrs), Operations Manager (1yr)

Career Interest and Goals: I'm interested in the cross-section of impact and investment. I'm passionate about determining ways to create more a more equitable social construct through the elimination of the wealth gap and expansion of investment dollars to underrepresented groups. Career-wise, I plan to gain practical experience in product development and management (maybe even start a venture). Long term, I plan to transition to Venture Capital. 

Personal Interests: My personal interest are all things Netflix and Films, Nostalgic Cartoons, Tennis, Traveling, Music, Skin Care, and Coffee.

Amayo Bassey T’22

MBA Fellow

Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria

Undergraduate Education: Villanova University

Prior Work Experience: Student Affairs, African Leadership College, Mauritius Advisory, PwC Nigeria Assurance, PwC US

Career Interest and Goals: Standardising quality public education and improving holistic education experiences (academic and non-academic) in Nigeria and other developing African countries.

Personal Interests: African literature, crafts, (beginner) yoga

Tabitha Bennett T’22

MBA Fellow

Hometown: Lake Luzerne, NY

Undergraduate Education: Northeastern University

Prior Work Experience: Government and nonprofits including the Obama White House, Boston Mayor's Office, senate and local political campaigns

Career Interest and Goals: I'm excited to build on my government and nonprofit experience and explore how businesses can address social problems or complex social issues, especially using new technology or innovation. Eventually, I hope to work at the intersection of business and government, leading a socially responsible business or public private partnership. I'm also interested in gender equality and businesses or organizations that advance diversity and inclusion. 

Personal Interests: Traveled to 51 countries on six continents including several motorcycle trips; former competitive ultimate frisbee player, women’s national championship runner-up and world games competitor; Baker, amateur chef and dinner party hostess; Enjoy hiking, biking and skiing in and outside of the Upper Valley

Emily Bergan T’22

MBA Fellow

Hometown: Exeter, NH

Undergraduate Education: University of Connecticut

Prior Work Experience: Analyst, Energy Futures Group

Career Interest and Goals: Integrating sustainability goals into the strategy and operations of businesses

Personal Interests: Backpacking, skiing, scuba diving

John Beyer T’22

Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Undergraduate Education: University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce

Prior Work Experience: Investment banking / M&A advisory at Robert W. Baird; private equity investor at Grey Mountain Partners; corporate strategy and development at Backcountry.com, a private equity-owned e-commerce retailer.

Board Placement: Upper Valley Trails Alliance

Career Interest and Goals: Investing in and supporting lower middle market businesses with a specific interest in engineered solutions to infrastructure, environmental, energy, and manufacturing problems.

Personal Interests: Passionate about the outdoors and can be found hiking, fly fishing, backcountry skiing, climbing, and camping when not working. 

Emily Blau T’22

Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Undergraduate Education: Tufts University

Prior Work Experience: Healthcare Consulting

Board Placement: Public Health Council of the Upper Valley 

Career Interest and Goals: Social Impact, Healthcare, Policy

Personal Interests: Social Impact, Healthcare, Policy

Megan Bohannan T’22

Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: Kattskill Bay, NY

Undergraduate Education: Providence College

Prior Work Experience: Strategy, Supply Chain and Quality Researcher at Gartner

Board Placement: Visiting Nurse and Hospice for VT and NH

Career Interest and Goals: General Management and Strategy - building growth strategies to accelerate organizations through times of change.

Personal Interests: International relations, travel, waterskiing, swimming, kayaking, paddle-boarding, sailing (basically all water sports), skiing

Kara Breen T’22

Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: Springfield, MA

Undergraduate Education: Tufts University

Prior Work Experience: Program Officer at international health NGO Jhpiego; Peace Corps Volunteer in Kyrgyzstan

Board Placement: Willing Hands

Career Interest and Goals: Marketing, technology, social impact

Personal Interests: Trying out new recipes, hiking, running, traveling

Sruthi Buddai T’22

Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown:

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Prior Work Experience:

Board Placement: Norris Cotton Cancer Center 

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Erica Budway T’22

Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Undergraduate Education: Lehigh University B.S. Chemical Engineering

Prior Work Experience: Walmart

Board Placement: Norris Cotton Cancer Center  

Lulu Carter T’22

MBA Fellow

Hometown: Hopkinton, NH

Undergraduate Education: Dartmouth College

Prior Work Experience: Prior to Tuck, I spent three years working at Trepwise, a boutique growth and innovation consulting firm focused on designing solutions for sustainable growth, where she managed a client portfolio of more than 50 diverse organizations across sectors and industries.  

Career Interest and Goals: I'm interested in pursuing a career at the intersection of athletics, social impact, and corporate responsibility. 

Personal Interests: Running, hiking, poetry, gender and racial equity

Yu Cheng T’22

MBA Fellow/Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province, China

Undergraduate Education: Fudan University 

Prior Work Experience: UBS Wealth Management

Board Placement: VINS

Career Interest and Goals: Investment Banking, Impact Investing 

Personal Interests: Reading, Sketching, Creative Writing, Yoga 

Danielle Davidson T’22

Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: New York, NY

Undergraduate Education: University of Miami

Prior Work Experience: Media planning and buying at an ad agency; Ad ops and technical client management at a digital advertising company

Board Placement: Northern Stage

Career Interest and Goals: Brand Management in CPG or Food & Bev

Personal Interests: Live theater, singing, baking, reading, trivia

Emily Eibl T’22

Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Undergraduate Education: Tufts University

Prior Work Experience: Healthcare Consulting

Board Placement: Public Health Council of the Upper Valley 

Career Interest and Goals: Social Impact, Healthcare, Policy

Personal Interests: Backpacking, hiking, cooking

Sam Gant T’22

Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: Boston, MA

Education: Haverford College (BA in Political Science and French); Dual degree candidate with Harvard Kennedy School

Prior Work Experience: All of my work experience prior to Tuck was focused on Sub-Saharan Africa. I worked for graduation approach NGOs in Uganda and Burkina Faso. From 2016-2017 I worked in Corporate Social Responsibility in the gold mining sector. From 2017-2019 I was a behavioral change consultant to UNICEF Mali.

Board Placement: Habitat for Humanity

Career Interest and Goals: I seek to work in Corporate Social Responsibility for a multinational for-profit firm. My goal is to help corporations to enhance their competitive advantage by aligning their social values and their business operations.

Personal Interests: I seek to work in Corporate Social Responsibility for a multinational for-profit firm. My goal is to help corporations to enhance their competitive advantage by aligning their social values and their business operations.

Abigail Gary T’22

MBA Fellow/Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: Portland, OR

Undergraduate Education: Northwestern University 

Prior Work Experience: CSR consulting and public-private partnerships

Board Placement: BRIC- Black River Innovation Campus

Career Interest and Goals: Social impact consulting

Personal Interests: Hiking, biking, wine tasting, and learning new outdoor activities (trying to pick up skiing and tennis!)

Chase Gilmore T’22

Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: Boston, MA

Undergraduate Education: Dartmouth College

Prior Work Experience: US Army

Board Placement: Upper Valley Trails Alliance

Career Interest and Goals: Management Consulting

Personal Interests: Skiing, running, hockey, beer, and playing with my Australian Shepherd puppy

Christine Gregory T’22

MBA Fellow

Hometown: Lincolnshire, IL

Undergraduate Education: Tufts University 

Prior Work Experience: Prior to Tuck, I worked in the Colombian education sector, building university partnerships and expanding academic course portfolios at the Colombian Ministry of Education Bilingual Program; education agency, Red Tree Study; and Universidad de los Andes.

Career Interest and Goals: I am interested in pursuing a career in corporate responsibility for global companies in the food, beverage and agriculture space. Through the Center for Business, Government and Society, I am eager to explore how companies can support economic development at the base of the pyramid through best practices in sustainable sourcing of raw materials and human capital development.

Personal Interests: Playing soccer, running, biking, dancing salsa and taste testing nachos throughout the Upper Valley. 

Mary Guay T’22

MBA Fellow/Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: Bedford, MA

Undergraduate Education: McGill University

Prior Work Experience: Massachusetts House of Representatives 

Board Placement: Vital Communities

Career Interest and Goals: Government; Consulting; Economic Development; Future of Work; Healthcare

Personal Interests: Being Outdoors; NYT Mini Crossword

Glynis Healey T’22

Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: Southborough, MA

Undergraduate Education: Harvard University

Prior Work Experience: Applied Predictive Technologies, 2015 - 2020

Board Placement: VINS

Personal Interests: Exploring Upper Valley trails with my golden retriever, Franklin; skiing; running; knitting

Madeline Henderson T’22

Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: Pleasant Prairie, WI

Education: Abilene Christian University, Bachelor Business Administration, Masters of Accountancy 

Prior Work Experience: PricewaterhouseCoopers - Capital Markets Accounting Advisory Services - Senior Associate; Ernst & Young - Assurance Services - Audit Senior

Board Placement: High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program

Career Interest and Goals: Seeking role in brand management at a socially-driven company

Personal Interests: Volunteering for the American Cancer Society - Active member of YPACS Boston

Kaitlin Horan T’22

MBA Fellow/Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: Berwyn, PA

Undergraduate Education: Middlebury College

Prior Work Experience: Epic

Board Placement: Vermont Center for Ecostudies

Career Interest and Goals: Entrepreneurship and impact investing with a focus on healthcare and sustainability.

Personal Interests: Hiking, cooking, skiing, road (and tandem) biking

Savannah King T’22

Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: Portland, ME

Undergraduate Education: I studied Chemistry (with a premed concentration) at Boston College.

Prior Work Experience: Prior to Tuck, I worked as a scientist for an animal diagnostics company across several roles in Operations, Product Support, and Infectious Diseases R&D. 

Board Placement: Good Neighbor Health Clinics

Career Interest and Goals: I am, and have always been, very interested in healthcare! Specifically, I am interested in the intersections of science and business. This summer, I will be interning with Beckman Coulter, a diagnostics company, and hope to become a general manager at a healthcare company in the future!

Personal Interests: I love to be outdoors and to be active. Anything that combines the two is fair game — namely, biking, running, hiking, skiing.

Allysa Lo T’22

Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: Singapore

Board Placement: Vital Communities

Career Interest and Goals: The CBGS Nonprofit Board Fellow program caught my eye when I was still researching about Tuck even before I was admitted, as I am interested to serve at a more strategic level and gain a new perspective into the types of issues a nonprofit has to deal with in day-to-day operations. This is aligned to my long-term goal of creating social impact and would help me to build up my knowledge and network in the domain.

Jordan McKinley T’22

Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: Denver, CO

Undergraduate Education: Middlebury College

Prior Work Experience: Health Equity International (formerly St. Boniface Haiti Foundation), Development Associate & Program Manager
Wells Fargo Asset Management, Investment Strategist (Retirement & ESG)

Board Placement: Upper Valley Haven, Inc.

Career Interest and Goals: Marketing & Brand Management are true passions! I am very interested in the Retail and CPG sectors, and am excited to internthis summer with Colgate-Palmolive in NYC.

Personal Interests: Skiing, running, hiking, learning about (and drinking) wine, traveling

Mike McQuillan T’22

Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: Andover, MA

Undergraduate Education: Bowdoin College

Prior Work Experience: Strategy consulting, private equity due diligence, and nonprofit grantmaking

Board Placement: BRIC- Black River Innovation Campus

Career Interest and Goals: Solving interesting problems and making the world a better place while working with great teammates

Personal Interests: Solving interesting problems and making the world a better place while working with great teammates

Liz Morris T’22

Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: Riverside, CT

Undergraduate Education: Hamilton College

Prior Work Experience: Planned Giving, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Board Placement: Willing Hands 

Career Interest and Goals: Health Care, Entrepreneurship 

Personal Interests: Health Care, Entrepreneurship 

Kavya Narayanan T’22

MBA Fellow

Hometown: Chennai,India

Undergraduate Education: Stella Maris College, University of Madras

Prior Work Experience: Executive in family-owned Insurance brokerage enterprise, Start-up founder

Career Interest and Goals: Consulting, Strategy, Insurance, Entrepreneurship, public policy and writing

Personal Interests: Reading, Singing ,Karaoke, Chess and Cooking

Jake Ochroch T’22

MBA Fellow

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate Education: Penn State University

Prior Work Experience: PepsiCo

Career Interest and Goals: Green Energy Development, EV Transition & Infrastructure, Energy Storage, Energy Regulation

Personal Interests: Tennis, Piano, Hiking, Skiing, Foodie

Yuta Ohashi T’22

Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: Osaka, Japan

Undergraduate Education: Osaka University

Prior Work Experience: Customer relationship management and strategic planning in financial services

Board Placement: Upper Valley Habitat for Humanity

Career Interest and Goals: Interested in expanding international business of Japanese companies

Personal Interests: Travel, Wine, Reading books, Playing with my kids

Lia Parker-Belfer T’22

Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: Brookline, MA

Undergraduate Education: Hamilton College

Prior Work Experience: Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Board Placement: West Central Behavioral Health

Career Interest and Goals: I am passionate about working at the intersection of the public and private sectors. At the moment, I am interested in exploring corporate social responsibility roles within technology companies. 

Personal Interests: I enjoy staying active and am currently attempting to hike all of New Hampshire's 4,000 ft mountains. 

Daniel Petrarca T’22

Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: Houston, TX

Undergraduate Education: The Ohio State University - Biomedical Engineering

Prior Work Experience: Seven years in the energy industry working in sales, project management, marketing, and venture capital.

Board Placement: Green Mountain Children’s Center

Career Interest and Goals: Management consulting, food and agriculture, energy and environment, and outdoor recreation.

Personal Interests: Spending time with my family and enjoying the outdoors! 

Felipe Piedrahita T’22

Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: Miami, FL

Undergraduate Education: Babson College

Prior Work Experience: BlackRock

Career Interest and Goals: Consulting

Personal Interests: Exploring Upper Valley trails with my golden retriever, Franklin; skiing; running; knitting

Arunsrinivasan Ponshunmugam T’22

Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

Undergraduate Education: Dartmouth College

Prior Work Experience: MD student at the Geisel School of Medicine

Board Placement: Upper Valley Haven 

Career Interest and Goals: My career interests include combining emergency medicine, global health and healthcare entrepreneurship to serve underserved patient populations. 

Personal Interests: I enjoy long distance running, wood working and cooking (particularly South Indian cuisine)

Rosie Putnam T’22

Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

Undergraduate Education: Harvard University

Prior Work Experience: Endowment management at Cambridge Associates

Board Placement: Green Mountain Children's Center 

Career Interest and Goals: K-12 education strategy

Personal Interests: Reading, yoga, traveling, aspiring gardener 

Jonah Robinson T’22

MBA Fellow

Hometown: Riverside, CT

Undergraduate Education: Colgate University

Prior Work Experience: Management Consultant at Accenture

Career Interest and Goals: Internal consulting and corporate strategy

Personal Interests: Owning/restoring/maintaining classic cars, Formula 1, snowboarding, playing tennis, reading about behavioral economics and 20th c. history

Hannah Saltman T’22

Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: Boston, MA

Undergraduate Education: Brandeis University

Prior Work Experience: Ceres Inc, MIT Sloan School of Management, Sequoia Riverlands Trust/AmeriCorps

Board Placement: WISE

Career Interest and Goals: Decarbonizing the energy sector, energy equity, climate change, natural resource management

Personal Interests: Hiking, backpacking, cooking with friends, and extremely amateur woodworking

Aditi Sinha T’22

Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: New Delhi, India 

Undergraduate Education: Mechanical and Automotive Engineering 

Prior Work Experience: Operations planning at Tata Motors 

Board Placement: Headrest

Career Interest and Goals: Investment Banking and Private Equity

Personal Interests: ESG investing 

Jorge Villegas T’22

MBA Fellow/Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Undergraduate Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Prior Work Experience: Management consulting for Accenture

Board Placement: Music to Life

Career Interest and Goals: Internal strategy in tech, nonprofit consulting, and impact investing

Personal Interests: Learning more about the future of work. Staying active through running, swimming, and cycling. Enjoying the great outdoors from the comfort of my hammock.

Calin Wilson T’22

Nonprofit Board Fellow

Hometown: Parkland, FL

Undergraduate Education: University of Florida

Prior Work Experience: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, New York City Ballet

Board Placement: Music to Life

Career Interest and Goals: Management Consulting, Nonprofit Arts

Personal Interests: Architecture/Design, Food/Wine, Music, Skiing, Travel

Andrew Wood T’22

NonProfit Board Fellow

Hometown: Chatham, New Jersey

Undergraduate Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Prior Work Experience: Whaleback Mountain

Board Placement: BRIC- Black River Innovation Campus

Personal Interests: Sustainability consulting, climate tech, clean energy