Business for a Better World Center Team

Making a Better World a Reality

Change requires work. We’re up to the challenge.

To ensure a successful tomorrow for all, society must come to expect more of business; of what it prioritizes, who it serves, and how it leads. Partnering where possible, but challenging when necessary, the Business for a Better World leadership, advisory board, and affiliate faculty team are working hard to ensure businesses take a leadership role in solving our world’s most pressing problems.

Leadership & Staff

We formed the Business for a Better World Center when we realized that as educators, our role was to prepare the next generation to help reorient the business environment. We believe a better world is everyone’s business. And that includes you. How will you help make a better world?

  • George Mason University School of Business Faculty Lisa Gring-Pemble

    Co-Executive Director, Business for a Better World Center
    Additional Roles: Associate Professor, Business Foundations

    Lisa Gring-Pemble is the Business for a Better World Center's co-executive director. She is also an associate professor within the Business Foundations Area and co-founder of the Honey Bee Initiative.
  • George Mason University School of Business Faculty Anne Magro

    Co-Executive Director, Business for a Better World Center
    Additional Roles: Associate Professor, Accounting

    Anne Magro is the co-executive director of the Business for a Better World Center. She is also an associate professor within the Accounting Area in the School of Business at George Mason University.
  • George Mason University School of Business Faculty M. Rashed Hasan

    Executive in Residence, Business for a Better World Center
    Additional Roles: 
    Professor of Practice, Management

    M. Rashed Hasan is the executive in residence for the Business for a Better World Center and a professor of practice in the Management Area within the School of Business at George Mason University.
  • George Mason University School of Business Staff Andrew Garavito

    Beekeeper, Business for a Better World Center Honey Bee Initiative

    Andrew Garavito is the beekeeper for the Business for a Better World Center's Honey Bee Initiative.
  • George Mason University School of Business Staff Kiel Stone

    Associate Director, Business for a Better World Center

    Kiel Stone is the associate director of the Business for a Better World Center within the School of Business at George Mason University.

Founding Dean

  • George Mason University School of Business Faculty Maury Peiperl

    Professor, Management
    Additional Roles: Senior Fellow, Office of the Provost

    Maury Peiperl has taught, researched and consulted in top management learning, executive careers, change management, talent strategy and global mobility in some 32 countries on 6 continents. Outside his teaching and research, he sits on the boards of several companies, as well as the Alumni Council of the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Advisory Board

The Business for a Better World Center Advisory Board was established to support the Center’s mission and vision, and plays an instrumental role in expanding the center’s reach and impact. 

  • Business for a Better World Center Advisory Board Member Siisi Adu-Gyamfi

    PE Consultant

    Siisi Adu-Gyamfi is Managing Partner at AGA Associates, which provides consulting services to PE firms and Fortune 1000 companies.
  • Business for a Better World Center Advisory Board Member Harun Asad

    Sustainability & ESG Advisor

    An alum of Mason’s Graduate School of Business, Harun Asad is dedicated to being a catalyst for positive impact and currently leads Genentech’s sustainability efforts.
  • Business for a Better World Center Advisory Board Member Tom Bagamane

    Managing Director, Profitable Good Group

    Tom Bagamane has over 30 years’ experience as an entrepreneur and senior executive in the consumer products/retail field, including areas of strategy, operations, global sales, traditional and digital marketing, product branding and manufacturing.
  • Business for a Better World Center Advisory Board Member Victor Bilgen

    Head of Analytics, McChrystal Group

    Victor Bilgen is a pioneer in the emerging field of organizational performance and organizational network analysis – using advanced analytics to diagnose, evaluate, and enhance the performance and behavior of people and the organizations the operate within.
  • Business for a Better World Center Advisory Board Member John Bridgeland

    Founder & CEO, Civic

    John Bridgeland is Founder & CEO of Civic, Vice Chair of Service Year Alliance at The Aspen Institute, Co-Convener of GradNation, and Vice Chairman of Malaria No More.
  • Business for a Better World Center Advisory Board Member Kathy Calvin

    Former President & CEO, United Nations Foundation

    Kathy Calvin is a UN Foundation Board member whose career has spanned work in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
  • Business for a Better World Center Advisory Board Member Dominic Delmolino

    Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector Technology & Innovation, Amazon Web Services

    Dominic Delmolino is Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector Technology & Innovation at Amazon Web Services. In his career, he has assisted clients in the application of leading edge data management and software development productivity solutions.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Jeffrey Foote

    President at Footeprints Resourcefulness Consultants, LLC

    Jeff Foote has more than 35 years of experience in environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy, goal setting, measurement and reporting, program development and consulting.
  • George Mason University School of Business Partner Lisbeth Guerrero-Vasquez

    Vice President of Partnerships, Commercial and Asset Management at ENGIE Renewables - North America

    Lisbeth Guerrero-Vasquez is an accomplished business leader at the forefront of the energy transformation with extensive and dynamic career in renewables, liquefied natural gas (LNG), wholesale power generation and retail electricity.
  • Business for a Better World Center Advisory Board Member Jeanine Callahan

    Senior Vice President, Masterpeace Services

    Jeanine Callahan is passionate about improving the employee experience by creating, launching, and sustaining initiatives that result in enhanced organizational effectiveness and engagement.

Affiliate Faculty

The Business for a Better World Center’s Affiliate Faculty are critical to our ability to offer students compelling education experiences and speak authoritatively on a range of subjects. Affiliates bring a wide range of professional teaching and research experiences and provide input to help shape the future direction of the Center.

  • George Mason University School of Business Faculty Russell Abratt

    Professor, Marketing

    Russell Abratt is a professor within the Marketing Area in the School of Business at George Mason University.
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    Project Lead: Measuring Women’s Leadership in Venture Capital Fund Portfolios

    Ruta Aidis, PhD., is a leading expert in gender and economic development. She has more than 25 years of experience teaching, researching, consulting and publishing in the area of gender, women’s economic empowerment, entrepreneurship, innovation and institutional development.
  • George Mason University School of Business Faculty JK Aier

    Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Global Engagement
    Additional Roles: Associate Professor, Accounting; Kearney & Company Faculty Fellow

    JK Aier is the senior associate dean for academic affairs and global engagement and an associate professor within the accounting area in the School of Business at George Mason University.
  • George Mason University Ali Andalibi

    Senior Associate Dean, College of Science and Chief Scientific Officer, Center for Infectious Disease Research

    Dr. Ali Andalibi has served as the Interim Dean and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Science at George Mason University.
  • George Mason University School of Business Faculty Leila Austin

    Associate Professor, Business Foundations
    Additional Roles: Dean's Teaching Faculty Fellow

    Leila Austin is an associate professor within the Business Foundations Area in the School of Business at George Mason University.
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    Associate Professor and Co-Director, Center for International Education, College of Education and Human Development

    Supriya Baily, PhD., is an Associate Professor in the College of Education and Human Development teaching courses in international and comparative education, qualitative research methods and teacher education.
  • Van Baily

    Assistant Dean and Director of Diversity and Inclusion, George Mason University

    Van Bailey, PhD., is the Assistant Dean/ Director of Diversity and Inclusion at George Mason University. With over thirteen years of experience in higher education and nonprofits, Van's speeches and workshops relate to LGBTQ+ student leadership, pedagogical practice, and intersectionality.
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    Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Program Director
    Additional Roles: Associate Professor, Information Systems and Operations Management; Dean's Scholar

    Ioannis Bellos is the MBA program director and an associate professor within the Information Systems and Operations Management Area in the School of Business at George Mason University.
  • George Mason University School of Business Faculty Janelle Conaway

    Assistant Professor, Accounting

    Janelle Conaway is an assistant professor within the Accounting Area in the School of Business at George Mason University.
  • George Mason University School of Business Faculty Sidhartha Das

    Assistant Area Chair, Information Systems and Operations Management
    Additional Roles: Professor, Information Systems and Operations Management

    Sidhartha Das is an assistant area chair and a professor within the Information Systems and Operations Management Area in the School of Business at George Mason University.