Welcome to our new board members!

We are happy to welcome these new members to the board and look forward to working with them.
The following members were elected to the board in spring 2021 for a 3-year term:

Demian Caponi, Google

Demian Caponi is the Google Program Manager responsible for North America MBA Outreach and works out of the Austin Office. Over the past 14 years, he has partnered with internal product teams, employee resource groups, and US business schools to increase Google's brand awareness among students traditionally underrepresented in technology firms. He works closely with hundreds of passionate Google volunteers to make this happen. He is also proud to sit on various MBA School Employer Councils, the Consortium's Employer Advisory Board and is a new MBA CSEA Board Member. In addition to his core role, Demian develops and teaches presentation courses for Googlers. Throughout the pandemic, Demian has almost mastered bread making and regularly goes on 20+ mile bike rides.

Patricia Keener, London Business School

As one of the Career Centre leadership team at LBS, Pat is responsible for specialty masters and MBA programs. She first came to HE careers twelve years ago as interim manager at Imperial College Business School CPDS.  Prior to that Pat launched a career management initiative at the US Embassy, designed intercultural training and ran her own professional development consultancy.
She's known as a “connector” of people, ideas and resources and is often the person her team come to for creative ideas. When not working, you can find her pottering in the garden, creating scrapbooks or sharing a funny story.

Natalia Milani, IMD

Natalia Milani is the Director of Education and Advising at the Career Development Center of IMD (Lausanne, Switzerland). Prior to that she was at IE Business School (Madrid, Spain) for six years where she held different positions being the last Director of MBA Careers. Before starting he career in education, she worked 20 years in multinational companies in the areas of marketing, trade marketing and sales. She has worked in Latam, the United States, and Europe. Natalia holds a BA in Economics from Amherst College (Massachusetts, USA) and an International MBA degree at IE Business School, Madrid, Spain.

Maggie Tomas, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

Rhoda Yap, INSEAD

Rhoda Yap most recently served as Senior Career Development Director and the Chief Operating Officer of Asia School of Business (established in collaboration with MIT Sloan), where she is currently entrusted in laying the foundations necessary for scaling and continued innovation. Prior to joining ASB, she ran a leading Asian lifestyle brand where she spearheaded the professionalization of the company. Before her return to Malaysia, she was based in the United States, where she had a career with McKinsey & Co. Her current professional interests are talent management and career development. Rhoda holds an MBA from Cornell University and an LLB (Hons) from King's College London.

We also welcome the following members, who were appointed for a 1-year term:

Danielle Canas

Danielle is the Associate Director of Employer Relations & Recruiting at MIT Sloan School of Management. Danielle joined MIT Sloan in 2009, as part of the Employer Relations & Recruiting Team in the Career Development Office.  In her current role, she oversees Operations for the ER&R, including communications to students and employers, events and special projects.  

Prior to Sloan, Danielle was at the Kogod School of Business at American University; she started her career at Fidelity Investments in HR Operations and the Defined Contributions Group.  Since 2011, Danielle has been an active member of MBA CSEA, serving on the Board of Directors, 2017 Global Conference Co-chair and leading several other committees within the organization. She graduated from Saint Anselm College with a BA in Sociology. 

Dong-Wook (DW) Lee

Dong-Wook “DW” Lee is currently the Deputy Director of Career Development at the Asia School of Business in Collaboration with MIT Sloan. In addition to driving the corporate engagements for the Career Development Office, DW also serves as one of the school's career coaches, responsible for cultivating the awareness amongst MBA candidates about their career options and impart them with the skills needed to market themselves successfully after graduation. He is also an Admissions Committee member for the MBA full-time program.

Prior to joining ASB, DW held many senior roles in different organizations across all sectors. He was Global Director of Communications and External Relations for the World Organization of the Scout Movement – one of the world's largest youth organizations with 50 million active members. DW was also Regional Director for Global Strategic Alliances at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, spearheading the company's digital education business development in the Asia-Pacific region. In his efforts to impact the youth education landscape, he worked with a diverse array of organizations ranging from multinational tech corporations such as Google, Intel, Microsoft, and Samsung, to education ministries, as well as international organizations.