Ye ’15 named Executive Search and Assessment Professional At Russell-Reynolds Associates

Iris YeIris Ye ’15 BA (econ) was recently named executive search and assessment professional at Russell-Reynolds Associates in Shanghai, China. Russell-Reynolds Associates, a management consulting firm, currently operates as a premier provider of senior-level executive search and assessment. Previously, Ye served as a research associate for Signium International Inc. in Shanghai/Hong Kong, China.

Eggleston named city manager of Morehead City, NC

Eggleston BlogRyan T. Eggleston ’03 BA (Hist/PSc) was recently named city manager in Morehead City, North Carolina. Eggleston is leaving South Fayette, Pennsylvania, where he has been township manager for nearly six years. Prior to his time in South Fayette Eggleston worked as the city manager for Oil City and as the borough manager for the Borough of Greenville. For more information visit this site.

Dadey named Chief of Mission at IOM Philippines

Dadey blogKristin M. Dadey ’94 BA (IR/PSc) and ’98 JD/MPA was just named Chief of Mission at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Philippines.  She will be working in Manila, Philippines. IOM works to promote humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advices to governments and migrants. Dadey has been at IOM since September of 2003 when she came on as the Program Manager for the Counter Trafficking Unit in Jakarta Indonesia. Through her years at IOM Dadey has worked in Tblisi, Georgia as a Program Development Manager, in Cairo Egypt as the Senior Program Manager for Migrant Assistance and Protection, and in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia as senior program manager, head of programs.

Wallace named dean at Georgia State University

WallaceSally Wallace ’86 MA (Econ)/’88 PhD (Econ) has been named dean of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. For the past year, Wallace has been serving as interim dean for the school. She has been on Georgia State’s faculty since 1991 as a professor of economics and, for five years, as the economics department chair. Prior to her time at GSU Wallace was a financial economist with the Office of Tax analysis at the United States Treasury Department. For more information on her appointment, see this article.

Connect with Maxwell August 1: Two Events, One Great Afternoon


Join Maxwell for two great events during one afternoon, Wednesday, August 1!

During the afternoon (2:00-3:30 p.m.), Maxwell Professor Brian Taylor will be featured in a timely book discussion around his new book “The Code of Putinism.” A noted scholar on contemporary Russian politics, he will be joined by a panel of experts at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Maxwell’s home in D.C.

In the evening (5:30-7:30 p.m.), alumni and friends will congregate at an alumni gathering.  Welcome recent graduates and summer students to D.C. and connect with Maxwell friends from campus including Professor Taylor and Norma Shannon, Director of Development.

We invite you to join us for one or both of these events – full details, including registration information for each event, are located below.

Book Talk: The Code of Putin

Wednesday, August 1 ~ 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Center for Strategic and International Studies
1616 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036


Summer Maxwell Alumni Gathering

Wednesday, August 1 ~ 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Fuel Pizza
1606 K Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006


Questions? Contact the Maxwell Alumni Office at or (315) 443-2660.

Other Details

These events are free and open to Maxwell School alumni, their guests, students, and prospective students.



Gooden named interim dean at Virginia Commonwealth University

GoodenSusan T. Gooden ’95 MA (PSc) and ’96 PhD (PSc) has been named interim dean of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. Gooden has been at VCU since 2004 when she started as an associate professor. She has held many different leadership positions during her time at the school including director of graduate programs, director of the Wilder Graduate Scholars Fellowship, which she also founded, and executive director of The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, which she held for eight years. Prior to her time at VCU Gooden was an assistant and associate professor in the Center for Public Administration and Policy at Virginia Tech. She is a past president of the American Society for Public Administration as well as an elected member of the National Academy of Public Administration. For more information visit this website.

Geraghty named president of JetBlue Airways

GeraghtyJoanna Geraghty ’97 MAIR has been promoted to president of JetBlue Airways Corp. The promotion makes Geraghty the highest-ranking woman at a large American airline. JetBlue is the sixth-largest airline in the U.S., serving over 102 destinations in the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Geraghty has been at JetBlue since 2005. She was most recently serving as executive vice president, customer experience, which she was promoted to in 2014. From 2010 to 2014 Geraghty served as executive vice president, chief people officer for JetBlue. Prior to this she served as the airline’s vice president and associate general counsel and director of litigation and regulatory affairs. For more information read this news story.