EMBA alumni at an event

Our mission:

The Executive MBA Alumni Association is dedicated to initiatives for our EMBA alumni including life-long learning, networking, and supporting recruitment efforts for the EMBA program. To accomplish our mission, we leverage the strengths and leadership of our diverse student body to partner with our faculty, staff, and community to strengthen the Villanova EMBA program and brand.

Leadership Team:

  • Kimberly Tutwiler, ’16 EMBA- President, Life-long learning
  • Barkley Harmon, ’04 EMBA – Chair, Finance & Fundraising
  • Jason Hall, ’15 EMBA - Chair, Communications/Marketing
  • George Wilkins,’15 EMBA – Immediate Past President

Members at Large

  • Michael Bartikoski, ’13 EMBA
  • Steven Heffner, ’17 EMBA
  • Erika von Hoyer, ’06 EMBA
  • Paul D’Antonio ’19 EMBA
  • Andrea Esqueda ’18 EMBA
  • Seth Lewis ’19 EMBA
  • Dave McDonald ’18 EMBA
  • Julio Pena ’13 EMBA
  • Ken Parker ’19 EMBA


Recruiting Efforts are in Full Swing for our Executive MBA Class of 2024

Introducing the EMBA Fall 2021 Masterclass Series: Our alumni are the best ambassadors! We appreciate all that you do to spread the news of our program. For sure, the power of an alumni testimony on the value of our program creates high impact for our prospects and our program. To further facilitate these connections, we are launching our “Masterclass Series”. We would like to offer you the opportunity to join us and invite a prospect for a lifelong learning workshop. A networking lunch with our current cohorts will also be a part of these events.

Wildcats on the Move

On behalf of our VSB and EMBA Program, we would like to recognize and congratulate the following EMBA alumni on their recent professional accomplishments:

Paul D'Antonio '19 EMBA – recently promoted to Worldwide Vice-President Trauma, DePuy Synthes, the orthopedics company of J&J.

Meredith Hafer '21 EMBA – recently joined CertainTeed (part of Saint-Gobain) as the Director of Strategy & Business Development.

Therese Narzikul '04 EMBA – recently joined Spring Hills MSO as the Vice President, Population Health Performance. Therese is also excited to continue her work at Villanova as an adjunct faculty member for the MBA program, the Sustainable Enterprise Executive Education & Development (SEED) Program, the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, and the McNulty Institute Women’s Leadership Certificate Program.

David Parfitt '21 EMBA – recently promoted to General Manager, DreamLine Shower.

Shane Hamman '20 EMBA – recently joined Deloitte as a Consultant serving the healthcare industry.

Matt Munro '21 EMBA – joined Owls Nest Partners, as the Director of Client Services in June 2021.

Do you have great news to share? Please share your updates via email to Jennifer.wiess@villanova.edu

Welcome EMBA Class of 2023!

Our newest group of Wildcats (Class of 2023) is off to a great start on their EMBA journey. The cohort is quite accomplished with members averaging 19 years of work experience and hailing from the healthcare, financial services, energy, pharmaceutical and tech industries. We’re also delighted that 46.2% of our incoming leaders are women! Please join us in welcoming them to the Villanova community.

EMBA Class of 2022 Kicks off their Capstone Action Learning Project

Building on our history while creating our future, we are excited to share news of the highly anticipated launch of our Villanova Executive MBA Capstone Action Learning Project (CALP). Inspired by our Augustinian values of Veritas, Unitas and Caritas, and aligned with our EMBA vision of developing exceptional leaders who make the world a better place, the CALP is an immersive, team-based, reality-centric experience that serves as a catalyst to integrate all of our EMBA courses and enables executives to transform knowledge into action, drive innovative solutions and value creation for the sponsoring organizations. It is guided by team concepts and informed by analytic frameworks, and systems theory.

Recently, EMBA Class of 2022 kicked off their CALP experience by welcoming our sponsoring organizations to our classroom. Throughout the course of the day, executives had the opportunity to hear first-hand from their corporate representatives, conduct interviews and work towards setting expectations for this seven-month engagement.

In the spirit of Villanovans helping Villanovans we would like to extend our sincere thanks to those alumni who have stepped up to serve as corporate sponsors for our inaugural program, including: SuperNova, Luke Olenoksi '03, '19; SVP, Chief Information Officer, Main Line Health, Coleen Arnold '19; President, Aqua, Ken Carpenter '19; Sr. Level Commercial Management Executive, Vice President Sales and Marketing Trauma, Extremities, and CMF, DePuy Synthes, Paul D’Antonio '19; Worldwide Vice-President Trauma and Tami Caesar '14; Chief Operating Officer, National MS Society.

Stay tuned for additional updates on our CALP project including information on how you can get involved and sponsor or support future efforts!

Congrats EMBA Class of 2021

Kudos! You've completed your degree and now you have business colleagues for life. We are proud of your achievement and welcome you to the alumni community of Nova Nation! This year, our alumni joined in the celebration of our EMBA graduates in a variety of ways

EMBA Alumni Recognition 2021

A newly established recognition program designed in the spirit of showcasing alumni who have demonstrated Augustinian values of unitas and caritas. Having emerged as role models by dedicating their time and talents to grow the Villanova EMBA community and brand.

Join the Nova Network, Villanova University's social and professional network. Through the Nova Network, you can expand your professional network within the Villanova community, experience new ways to advance your career, and empower fellow Villanovans by sharing your advice.

Interested in volunteering with our EMBA Alumni Board as a committee member? 

Contact: Christine Etheridge, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement