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Meet our Staff

The Center for Executive Development is here to assist you. If you have a general question or are unsure to whom to direct your question, select from the following general email addresses:

Frank J. Krzystofiak
Associate Dean of Executive Education

In addition to being associate dean and academic director, Frank is an associate professor who teaches in all three MBA programs. Although he claims "life is too easy," his data modeling course can be a worthwhile challenge.

Courtney J. Walsh
Assistant Dean of Executive Education

As assistant dean, Courtney oversees everything in the Center for Executive Development. You can also find her teaching the "Emotional Intelligence" course for EMBA students. The best way to reach her is email — day or night.

Melissa A. Falgiano
Associate Director

If you’re considering the Executive or Professional MBA programs, Melissa can assist you with the application process. She is happy to share her knowledge to help you become a more informed applicant and student, so someday you can join our list of successful graduates.

Katie Andrews
Recruitment and Marketing Coordinator

In her role, Katie promotes the Executive and Professional MBA programs and helps prospective students find the right program and complete the application process. If you're interested in visiting a PMBA class, she will set that up for you.

Cindy DeGeorge
Coordinator of Student Initiatives

Cindy takes care of all correspondence, meetings and event planning for the Center for Executive Development and the assistant dean in particular. Call her with questions regarding payments, RSVPs or program inquiries. She's always here to help.

Joanna Olkowski
Program Coordinator

Joanna coordinates a comprehensive range of services for the Executive and Professional MBA programs to promote recruitment, retention and student success.

Maggie Grady
Program Coordinator

Maggie coordinates and executes the custom, open-enrollment and non-credit-bearing certificate programs. She orders all materials for the EMBA and PMBA programs and maintains the Center for Executive Development portion of the website. With an excellent eye for detail, Maggie is an integral part of the CED.