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.


David Garcia MBA '09

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Senior Associate - Health Industries Advisory Practice

David Garcia is a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in the Health Industries Advisory Practice. At PwC, David provides strategic advisory services to healthcare providers (healthcare systems, hospitals, etc.) focusing on health information technology.

David received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Boston University and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. While at Fuqua, David was a DAR Fellow and a Rollins Scholar. Before attending Fuqua, David worked as a consultant for Cerner Corporation, a leading U.S. supplier of healthcare information technology solutions. David was also the Founder/CEO of DG Realty Group, LLC, a residential real estate investment firm. In his spare time, David enjoys traveling, motorcycle riding and spending time with family and friends.

Penelope Gardner MBA '87

IBM, Certified Professional Coactive Coach (CPCC)

A Duke MBA and certified professional coactive coach (CPCC), Penelope's blend of business experience and coaching leadership style has the impact on individuals, partnerships and teams to achieve what they want; often moving from good to great. Ninety percent of her experience is with large Corporations including IBM, Alcatel and Westinghouse; the balance is in non-profit and municipal government.

In IBM partnerships with independent software vendors (ISVs) and universities, Penelope's communications and relationship management skills contribute significantly to the team effort to identify and execute on the right partnership initiatives from building skills and capability of students to ISV solution enablement, marketing and sales. As a manager, she received an award for her highly motivating and inspiring leadership. Feedback from teams she has coached highlights her ability to increase team collaboration and produce improved results. 

With a passion for learning and leveraging diversity at Alcatel, Penelope was chosen to lead US- and Europe-based worldwide marketing teams. She developed corporate identity programs and product marketing campaigns that were regarded as models to follow.

Leadership, innovative thinking, outstanding communication and facilitation skills are Penelope's hallmarks demonstrated in the achievement of results for Corporate, public and non-profit entities.

Mick Gunter MBA '04

Primo Water Corporation, Vice President, Operations

Mr. Gunter has served as Primo Water Corporation's Senior Vice President of Operations since March 2010 and previously served as Vice President of Operations from the company's founding in October 2004 through February 2010. Prior to joining Primo Water Corporation, he served as the Senior Director of Strategy and Financial Analysis as well as the Director of Information Technology for Blue Rhino Corporation from 2000 until October 2004. Mr. Gunter served as an Artillery Officer in the United States Marine Corps from 1990 to 1996.  Mr. Gunter received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Master of Arts in Education from Wake Forest University, and a Master in Business Administration from Duke University. Michael is the founder and executive director of the Angels Foundation, and serves on several community boards in Winston-Salem, where he resides with his wife, Tanya, and three sons, Bailey, Stephen and Paul.