The following individuals have volunteered to support and advise the school as members of the Alumni Council for the 2015-2016 year. Led by Cari Coats MBA '03, Chair, and Mary Sawyer MBA '05, Co Chair, the council meets twice each year.
Cindy Eisner-Beaulieu is a seasoned business leader having held multiple leadership positions in Outsourcing, Finance, IT and Operations. Currently, a Partner with ISG, Inc.'s Governance Services business unit, Cindy consults with clients and is responsible for the delivery Governance of their Outsourcing Relationships. Prior to ISG, Cindy held senior IT business positions with Staples, Inc., the leading office supplies retailer. At Staples, Cindy led the IT Global Systems Integration for Staples' acquisition of Corporate Express, as well as their large IT Outsourcing Initiative, development of the IT Governance Program and IT Contract Management group. Her experience also includes positions at Software Spectrum, Corporate Software and Digital Equipment Corporation, where she completed the three year, Financial Management Program (FDP). Cindy graduated from Fuqua's Global Executive Program in 2010. She has been actively involved in multiple volunteer and charitable organizations, including Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, School Parent Organizations and Junior Achievement. Cindy, her husband Rob and daughter, Samantha, live in Florida and RI. Samantha is a junior at USF, majoring in Animal Biology.
Trey Eppes is a Vice President on the JP Morgan Private Bank Financial Sponsors Group. He is responsible for providing investment, banking, wealth planning, and credit solutions to private equity firms, their principals and senior leadership. The Financial Sponsors Group currently works with over 600 private equity principals and 100 firms, overseeing approximately $75 billion in client positions.
Prior to his current role, he worked on Capitol Hill as a Projects Assistant covering economic and judiciary policy with the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee. Following his time in D.C., he worked as a Project Manager with Corporate DevelopMint, a consulting firm that provided strategic planning and fundraising counsel to non-profit hospitals, universities, independent schools, and both public and private foundations.
Trey earned an M.B.A. from Duke University Fuqua School of Business and received his B.A., with Honors in Political Science, from the Honors College at the College of Charleston. Trey lives in New York with his wife Caitlin Connolly Eppes (also Fuqua 2011) and their son, Charlie. Trey is a member of the Fuqua Finance Practitioners group and active in Fuqua MBA recruiting for JP Morgan. Trey is also an active volunteer and mentor with Career Gear, a non-profit that provides professional clothing, mentoring, and life-skills to help men in poverty become stronger contributors to their families and communities.
Sylvia Escobar is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Agilent Technologies for the Americas and is based in Cary, North Carolina. She has extensive experience in sales /marketing and has served in a variety of different leadership positions in her 30 year tenure with Hewlett-Packard/Agilent. Agilent is the world's premier measurement company; providing leading measurement solutions for electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. Sylvia leads an organization that is responsible for marketing, sales and support of instruments used for chemical analysis in a variety of different markets such as food safety testing, environmental, forensics and energy. With the recent growth opportunities in emerging markets, Sylvia has developed strategic business plans for Brazil and Mexico and travels frequently to both countries.
Sylvia received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the Duke Fuqua School of Business, Weekend MBA Program.