2013-2014 Alumni Council Members

The following individuals have volunteered to support and advise the school as members of the Alumni Council for the 2013-2014 year. Led by Liz Crute MBA '95, Chair, and John Peruzzi MBA '88, Vice Chair, the council meets twice each year.


Melissa Dean MBA '04

Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, Chief Financial Officer

As the Chief Financial & Administrative Officer of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, Melissa negotiates all the licenses with service providers that drive Turnkey's technology, and creates and maintains product licensing/services agreements with Turnkey's customers. Internally, she supports the Turnkey product development team in defining product requirements, product pricing and product support strategies. In addition, she maintains the lead role in managing the company's human resources, including benefits, talent screening, hiring and performance management.

Melissa is also the co-founder of Oppidan Properties, a real estate investment and property management company. The principal areas of investment are in Philadelphia, but Melissa is looking to expand into other regions.

Before joining Turnkey, Melissa worked for seven years in Europe and the U.S. at PricewaterhouseCoopers specializing in financial services industries.  Melissa holds B.S. degrees in accounting and finance from the University of Southern California.  Melissa currently resides in Cherry Hill, NJ, with her husband, Adam, a fellow Duke MBA.

Dina Dunn MBA '93

Blink LLC, Founder and General Partner

As founder and General Partner of Blink, a marketing and communications agency in North Carolina, Dina works with manufacturing-based industries to transform short and long-term practices into sustainable initiatives. Dina speaks extensively about the rising influence of LOHAS consumers and their demands for eco-friendly products and services. Dina works with manufacturers, brands and retailers to identify opportunities and define responsible strategies and communication plans that build credibility and brand equity with critical stakeholders. Prior to founding Blink, Dina worked in Marketing for firms such as Reckitt & Colman, Kayser-Roth and Nylstar, Inc.

Dina earned her BA from Colgate University and her MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. She currently serves as the Board Chair of The Greensboro Montessori School, was elected to Goldman Sachs' Vantage Marketplace as a consultant to the apparel industry and is an active member of Sustainable North Carolina. Dina and her husband, Mike, have two children and live in Greensboro, North Carolina.