The MBA Tour Team
Concord, MA USA Office
The MBA Tour Team: Back Row (L to R) Graham Edward, Kathy Pattison, Peter von Loesecke, Sarah Swan, Ulf Dreier
Peter von Loesecke, CEO & Managing Director
Maureen Wyse, Events Manager
Maureen joins The MBA Tour team in the summer of 2013 with a BA in International Studies from Middlebury College. Following a passion for languages and travel, Maureen spent time abroad in China as well as Spain and Ecuador before joining The MBA Tour. Maureen comes to The MBA Tour with a diverse background in cultural studies and event coordination skills. She now manages the tour's event planning and travel logictics.Where have you lived? Connecticut, Vermont, Ecuador, Spain, China and now Boston!
Talents: Staying very organized
Where would you go right now? Istanbul, I’ve never been there and it would have an interesting history and mix of cultures.
Best part of working at The MBA Tour? Our potluck lunches every Tuesday and Thursday, definitely better than what I bring for lunch.
What languages do you speak? English, Chinese and Spanish
For event planning, travel or invoicing questions please contact Maureen by email or +1-978-451-4200 ext. 104.
Rachel Keane, Assistant Events & Marketing Coordinator
Rachel joined The MBA Tour in December of 2016 after her recent graduation from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with a BA in English. Ever since her semester abroad in London, she has become infatuated with traveling. Throughout the past few years, she has been developing her knowledge of European culture, and has spent time in over 15 different countries. She is excited to join the team as an Assistant Event and Marketing Coordinator and looks forward to sharing her passion for travel and implementing her organizational skill in her new role.What positions have you held in the past? Throughout my time at university, I had many internships. Some of my favorite were working for a publishing house in London, the international programs office on campus and the Amherst Chamber of Commerce.
Where can we find you on the weekends? : I love cooking meals for my friends and family and reading a good book!
Where would you go right now? I would go to Norway and Sweden. The contemporary art scene in the Nordic region fascinates me and I would love to experience it firsthand.
For sleeping rooms, event logistics or general information please contact Rachel by email or +1-978-451-4200 ext. 106.
Sarah Swan, Marketing Manager
Sarah joined The MBA Tour team in June 2013 with a BS in Marketing and BA in Psychology from Boston College, graduating summa cum laude with an award for Marketing Excellence. Sarah previously managed The MBA Tour's social media platforms and assisted in marketing and PR campaigns before transitioning in the Marketing Manager role in Dec 2014. She now manages the tour's PR and marketing campaigns as well as company partnerships and marketing staff.
Sarah comes to The MBA Tour with a diverse background in sales, customer service, and human resources. Prior to The MBA Tour, Sarah had the opportunity to study abroad in Parma, Italy, and looks forward to future travels with the Tour!What positions have you held in the past? I worked for a tech startup out in Silicon Valley. It was a great experience and I learned a lot about entrepreneurship and growing a small business!
Favorite food on tour: I love Indian & Turkish food - family style!
Where would you go right now? New Zealand, or back to India anytime!
For questions regarding marketing, PR and partnerships please contact Sarah by email or +1-978-451-4200 ext. 102.
Stephanie Millner, Social Media & Digital Marketing Specialist
Stephanie joined The MBA team in August of 2015. She graduated with her BS in Business Administration, with a focus in Entrepreneurship and Marketing, from Babson College. She brings her marketing skills, social media savviness, and love of travel to the team. Prior to joining The MBA Tour, Stephanie worked as an Account Executive at IdeaPaint in Boston, MA. She looks forward to bringing students and MBA programs together.What languages do you speak? French
Where have you lived? I’m from Pennsylvania but have studied in Rennes, France and Edinburgh, Scotland. I now live in Boston, MA!
Where would you go right now? I would go to Buenos Aires, Argentina. I’ve always wanted to explore South America. The culture, scenery, and food seem amazing!
Where can we find you on the weekends? I can be found exploring the city, listening to podcasts, chasing after food trucks, instagramming, and using too many emojis ☺
For questions regarding social media and marketing, contact Stephanie by email or at +1 (978) 451-4200 ext. 107
Graham Edward, Director, North America
Graham joined The MBA Tour in September of 2014 after 3 years of living in Bulgaria. Graham works with the team to help with marketing and attracting schools to join various tours.
Prior to The MBA Tour, Graham worked in higher education digital marketing and before that in the MBA event field in Sofia, Bulgaria. Before Bulgaria, Graham was based in Toronto, Canada at an online recruitment firm targeted towards Indian students looking to study abroad, and this is where he first stepped into the field of education.One thing you take with you on tour? Google Translate, in all its forms
Hidden talent: I play the Scottish bagpipes!
Favorite country to visit on tour: I absolutely love India!
Where have you lived? Waterloo, Toronto, Sofia Bulgaria.
Contact Graham by email or +1-617-642-5375.
Ulf Dreier, Regional Director, Europe | ST. GALLEN, SWITZERLAND
Ulf joined The MBA Tour team in March 2015 and represents the company in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He manages our European client accounts from his office in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Ulf will also work as tour leader in Europe, the Middle East and the European New York City event.
Before joining our team, Ulf worked for more than 15 years as Program Manager, Marketing & Admissions Manager, and in the field of MBA program development for Business Schools in Switzerland, Germany and the USA.
One thing you take with you on tour? Good restaurant recommendations for each tour destination
Contact Ulf by email.
Wei Yong, Regional Director, Asia | BEIJING, CHINA
Cristina Ruiz-Benson, Regional Director, Latin America | SANTIAGO, CHILE
Kathy Pattison, Tour Leader | WILLIAMSBURG, VA USA
Kathy joined The MBA Tour on a consulting basis in 2008 and has been a Tour Leader for tours in India and South East Asia. Her experience as a client on tour's in Latin America, India and other parts of Asia extends over fifteen years. Also, she served on The MBA Tour Advisory Board for several years.
She has been in MBA admissions for over twenty five years, first in New York City as an associate director of admissions at NYU Stern, then as assistant dean for admissions at Fordham University where she was closely involved with the setting up of Fordham’s BIMBA program in Beijing. More recently as director of admission for The Mason School of Business at The College of William and Mary she experienced success in expanding the school’s international outreach and substantially increased the enrollment of international students. Kathy has derived her greatest professional satisfaction by her interactions and relationships with many of these students. The MBA Tour provides her with a continuing opportunity for helping international students satisfy career goals and maintaining friendships with colleagues and clients developed over many years’ association with The MBA Tour.
Accomplishments: I am particularly proud of the students who I enrolled in the three mba programs I worked for. Thank goodness for Linkedin as it’s the perfect way to keep in touch with all of my MBA “children.”
Favorite part of work: Participating in the planning of tours with my wonderful colleagues, helping schools maximize their recruiting experience and the opportunity to have an impact on prospective MBA’s by introducing them to the exceptional schools on tour.
Contact Kathy by email.
Abby Hu, Marketing & Social Media Consultant | SHANGHAI, CHINA
Abby has worked with The MBA Tour on our Chinese event marketing and social media since 2011. Abby has also managed client development for the Asia region. In her former career Abby worked in the banking industry before transitioning to MBA admissions consulting. Abby is proud of choosing to help young applicants find what makes them unique and to help them gain confidence in their skills and experience.
For questions regarding media and partnerships in China, contact Abby by email.
Hannah Bertilla Acquah Tour Leader, Africa & Consultant | ACCRA, GHANA
Contact Hannah by email.
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