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Meet our Staff

The Center for Executive Development consists of several departments and staff members to assist you with your inquiries. If this is a general inquiry, or you are unsure who to direct the question to, please select from the following general email accounts.

Frank J. Krzystofiak
Associate Dean of Executive Education

In addition to being associate dean and academic director, Frank has also been a professor in all three MBA programs. Although he claims "life is too easy," his Computer 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 and night.

Melissa A. Falgiano
Associate Director

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

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 any questions regarding payments, RSVPs or to inquire about a program; she’s always here to help.

Katie Andrews
Recruitment and Marketing Coordinator

As the Recruitment and Marketing Coordinator, Katie works to promote the UB Executive and Professional MBA programs in addition to helping potential students find the right program for them and complete the application process. If you are interested in visiting a PMBA class, she will gladly set that up for you. 

Joanna Olkowski
Program Coordinator

Maggie Grady
Program Coordinator

Maggie coordinates and executes the custom and open enrollment, non-credit bearing programs, such as: the Tax Institute program, the Tax Practitioner program, the Project Management Certificate program, the Supervisory Skills Certificate program, the Accounting and Finance Certificate program, and the Mergers and Acquisitions Certificate program. She is in charge of ordering all materials for the EMBA and PMBA programs. She maintains the Center for Executive Development portion of the website. An excellent eye for detail, she is intrinsic to the CED top performance standards.


People Behind the Scenes