Peter joins The MBA Tour after over 20 years in management consulting
and industry. Throughout his career, he helped companies design
and implement operational improvements. While working as a management
consultant for Arthur D. Little and Applied Value, Peter sold and
led engagements with global clients in the medical, consumer, and
transportation industries. He has published articles about commodity
sourcing strategies, supply chain improvement initiatives, and the
link between operational performance and stock valuation. As a management
consultant, Peter worked with clients across North America, Europe
and Latin America. Throughout his consulting career, he recruited
and hired graduate students from a wide breadth of business schools
for management consulting positions. He is very interested in working
with graduate business programs to identify and recruit talent.
Peter earned his MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University.
Contact or +1-978-451-4200 ext. 101
Lori Devir-Carroll, Events Manager
Lori manages event logistics and works with regional teams for our
events worldwide and co-leads on a variety of tours.
Lori has over 15 years of event planning experience, both in domestic
and international markets. This experience in international event
planning, and awareness for cultural differences enables Lori to
ensure appropriate budget planning and venue selections for our
events. She holds a B.A. from Southern NHUniversity and currently
resides in New Hampshire.
For questions regarding applications, invoices, travel logistics,
traveler profiles, website password, and general issues related
to events, contact
Pat Tenneriello, Director
Pat joins The MBA Tour in July of 2012 after recently completing his MBA from McGill University. As Director, Pat will be managing client relations in North America and Europe as well as leading tours in Canada and Asia.
Prior to The MBA Tour, Pat worked in the online media industry helping Fortune 500 companies gain media coverage through the use of video and new media tools. As VP Sales for The NewsMarket, Pat was responsible for the outreach strategy that saw the company bring its services to the Canadian market.
Contact or +1-978-451-4200 ext. 103
Alyssa Lee, Marketing Manager
Alyssa joined the tour team in January 2009. She received her BA in East Asian studies, Mandarin Chinese and Art at Colby College in Waterville Maine. Before joining The MBA Tour, Alyssa had the opportunity to live abroad in China. She now manages events marketing and partnerships and co-leads the Asia Tour. Alyssa is originally from Portland, OR and resides in Cambridge, MA.
For questions regarding marketing related issues, contact or +1-978-451-4200 ext. 102
Ellen Sullivan, Assistant Events Coordinator and Tour Leader
Ellen joined The MBA Tour in 2012 as the Assistant Tour Leader and Events
Coordinator. Ellen has over 15 years of event planning experience with an extensive
background in customer service relations. She holds a BS from Bucknell
University and resides in the Boston area.
For events related and general attendee and school questions, please contact or +1-978-451-4200 ext. 106
Cristina Ruiz-Benson, Regional Director for
Cristina leads our Latin America Tour as an independent consultant, and joined us in 2012. She is a journalist with years of experience in PR Strategy, Communications and Media across Latin America. She has worked with The MBA Tour since 2004, helping the Marketing Campaign in Chile, where she lives. She also participated in the Latin America MBA Tours in 2004 and 2005 representing Cranfield University.
After living in the UK for several years, her professional focus was consolidated towards Education and Business School and she owns a Communications company in her country that delivers media and communications services.
For questions regarding the Latin America Tour itinerary, contact .
Kathy Pattison, Director and Tour Leader
Kathy joined The MBA Tour on a consulting basis in 2008 and has been a co-tour leader for two recent MBA tours in East Asia and India. Her experience as a client on the MBA tours 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.
Kathy can be reached
Aimee Noel, Tour Leader
Aimee-Noel joined the MBA Tour in 2011 after working as the Associate Director of the MBA program at McGill University where she traveled with The MBA Tour as a client. She joined to help develop the Africa Tour and is also a co-leader for Asia and Canada. She has worked in international education and non-profit management across the continent including South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Mozambique. Passionate about Africa, she believes education is the key to sustainable development. She has first-hand knowledge of the available talent and is committed to connecting them with top-tier business schools around the world.
Originally Canadian, Aimee-Noel now lives in South Africa with her family. She received a Masters in Media Studies from the University of Cape Town and currently works as a communications consultant. Clients include the Canadian High Commission to South Africa, Enablis Entrepreneurial Network, Ubuntu Education Fund and CIS Study Abroad.
Aimee can be reached
Hannah Bertilla Acquah, Tour Leader
Hannah joins The MBA Tour as the West Africa Tour Leader in February 2013.
She is an economist specialising in African strategic business opportunities, strategy and execution with over 12 years of experience within the commercial, Diplomatic and professional educational sectors.
Her professional and training commitments range from consulting on international businesses, to implementing and improving development projects, and providing capacity building skills to young professionals across four continents; including Africa.
Hannah holds an MA in Economics (honours) from Vanderbilt University, USA, a BSc in Information Systems and International Economics from University of Maryland, USA.
Hannah is a Fellow at The Royal Society of Arts, (UK 2011).
Hannah can be reached
Mark I. McNutt, MBAPurpose Director
Mark is executive director and founder of Envy Communications, a public relations agency with offices in Washington D.C. and suburban Philadelphia. He is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist. Mark previously directed public relations strategies for Educational Testing Service’s (ETS) higher education division in Princeton, N.J.
Mark can be reached
Elizabeth Farrell, MBAPurpose Director
Elizabeth is director of strategy for Envy Communications, a public relations agency with offices in Washington D.C. and suburban Philadelphia. She has 15 years of award-winning journalism experience covering education and finance issues as a reporter for print, online, radio, and television outlets. In addition to several years as a senior reporter for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Elizabeth has also written for The Wall Street Journal, Nasdaq Magazine and appeared as a regular on-air correspondent for the PBS show Nightly Business Report.
Prior to joining Envy, Elizabeth worked on communications and marketing efforts for a variety of colleges, universities, and educational organizations as an associate vice president at Lipman Hearne.
She holds a Bachelors of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.