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Executive In Residence

The Executive in Residence Program enriches the educational experience of our students by inviting distinguished business executives to the Bolte School for two days to speak to our students on various business-related topics. Many of the Executives in Residence are successful business alumni of Mount St. Mary's University and all of them have achieved notable success in their careers as executives and leaders in their respective organizations. They serve as guest professors in classes; they meet with student clubs and organizations; and they are keynote speakers at community business forum dinners.

George E. Borst

Executive Advisor to CEO – Toyota Services Corporation

Executive in Residence: November 18-19, 2014

George Borst has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the America’s Region of Toyota Financial Services from 2002 to 2013.  He is currently Executive Advisor to the CEO on global issues the company faces today both in operational and financial divisions of the company.  Since joining Toyota Financial Services George has seen the development of the U.S. entity grow from a midsize company to one of the nation’s largest captive finance companies.

George has been recognized as a leader who acknowledges through his own advancement in the business world that the strength of a company is within the talent that it develops. While promoting with a philosophy of continued improvement of that talent, learning, and commitment.  Through these values TFS has been rated the best in class on key employee opinion metrics, including its own management evaluations, associate satisfaction, and social responsibility as a global business.

Even in the face of an economic crisis that crippled many companies globally, George ensured that TFS maintained open lines of credit and a diverse array of funding sources, enabling the company to continue lending while maintaining sufficient liquidity.  Amid a trifecta of crises including a global recession, unprecedented recalls and devastation from natural disasters, George oversaw major successes over these three years.

Not only did George see the company through tumultuous times financially at the company, but also was committed to bringing Toyota Financial Services Corporation philanthropic efforts to new heights, not only in monetary terms but a committed force of volunteers to give back to the community.  In 2012 the company ushered in a commitment to triple their scholarship fund for at-risk and underserved high school students to $1.5 million. 

George Burst has shown through his work ethic and responsibility to not only the company he works for but the community TFS does business in that he is an exemplary candidate to direct the future leaders of the business world that Mount St. Mary’s University has cultivated.

Thomas J. Harrington

Managing Director and Chief Information Security Officer - Citigroup

Executive in Residence: April 14-15, 2014

Thomas Harrington joined the management team at CITI in July 2012. With 28 years of law enforcement and national security experience, T.J. Harrington, the former Associate Deputy Director of the FBI is a recognized leader in the global law enforcement and intelligence communities. He now heads a new organization within CITI focused on critical risk areas of Information Security, Emergency Management and Fraud Surveillance.

Matt Hawksley

Director of Operations for the DuPont account - BDP International, Inc.

Executive in Residence: April 2-3, 2014

Matt Hawksley is a 16 year veteran at BDP International, and is the current Director of Operations for the DuPont account. Since joining BDP in 1997, Matt has earned a variety of roles, each with increasing levels of scope and responsibility. His experience has afforded him deep product expertise.

Matt has gained intimate knowledge of the DuPont account since joining the team in 2006 as a Manager of Strategic Accounts. Prior to that position, Matt was selected to participate in the company's Global Exchange Program. He spent 2 years in the BDP Antwerp, Belgium office managing and growing chemical accounts. Before spending time abroad, Matt was a Regional Account Executive.

His operational duty notwithstanding, Matt has played an integral role in launching both the corporate BDP Leadership Development Program (LDP) and the corporate BDP Green Team. He is a member of the Young Professionals Network of the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and of the World Affairs Council.

A graduate of Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, MD, Matt earned degrees in Business Administration and French; he was also a record-setting decathlete in Track & Field. He is a Six Sigma Green Belt and has earned executive certificates from both MIT and the University of San Francisco in Technology, Operations, And Value Chain Management and Sustainable Supply Chain Management respectively.

Michael J. Green

Vice President Strategic Services North America - IBM Corporation

Executive in Residence: October 30-31, 2013

Michael Green is Vice President for Strategic Services with responsibility across services and technology business lines to enable IBM to deliver high value integrated business propositions to our strategic clients.

During his career at IBM, Mr. Green has worked with clients spanning a range of industries, including: Communications, Pharmaceutical & Healthcare, Government, Manufacturing & Distribution, Electronics and Retail. He has extensive experience in leading areas of IBM transformation along with sales, technology, consulting, systems integration and outsourcing.

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Matthew Dixon, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Sales & Service Practice
Corporate Executive Board

Executive in Residence: February 11-12, 2013

Matt Dixon is Executive Director of the Sales & Service Practice of CEB (formerly called the Corporate Executive Board) in Arlington, VA. In this capacity, he has management responsibility for the Sales Executive Council, Sales Leadership Roundtable and Customer Contact Council, which together serve more than 1,000 sales and customer service organizations globally.

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Mark Riggs

President Hanover Capital Management

Executive in Residence: November 1-2, 2012

Mark J. Riggs is Co-Founder and COO of Staub, Riggs, & Collins Inc. and President of Hanover Capital Management, Inc. He is a member of the Mount Saint Mary's University Class of 1998 and a member of the Mount MBA Class of 2002.

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G.M. Lowenthal

Founder and Former CEO of the Boyds Collection Ltd.

Executive in Residence: September 27-28, 2012

G.M Lowenthal is co-founder of The Boyds Collection Ltd. Mr. Lowenthal was born and raised in New York City. He attended Stuyvesant High School, and after graduation he went to Alfred University where he received a B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Education/Biology.

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