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Emerging Leaders MBA Courses

Faculty from the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business teach courses in collaboration with regional professionals who serve as mentors to the Emerging Leaders. These subject-matter experts deliver additional real-world experience and anecdotal narratives to students while providing networking opportunities for future leaders in the program.

Current Mentors

J. Scott Wilfong profile

J. Scott Wilfong C'72
President and CEO of SunTrust Bank of Greater Washington

A 33-year veteran of the banking industry, Mr. Wilfong previously served as president and CEO of SunTrust Bank, Maryland. Prior to that, Mr. Wilfong worked as senior vice president and commercial division manager at First Union National Bank in Maryland (now M&T Bank). In this leadership role he was responsible for retail, middle market and small business activities. Mr. Wilfong began his banking career in 1972 at the Equitable Trust Company.

Mr. Wilfong is active in the community, serving on the boards of the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, Central Atlanta Progress, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Police Foundation, The Community Foundation, One Ninety One Club of Atlanta, and the Buckhead Coalition, Inc., the Marcus Institute and St. Joseph's Hospital. He is a chairman of the Economic Development Committee for the Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and serves on its Executive Committee. He is a trustee of Mount St. Mary's University and Agnes Scott College.

Mr. Wilfong earned his bachelor's degree in Economics from Mount St. Mary's College and an MBA from Loyola College.


Khary Cauthen, C'94
Senior Director of Federal Relations at the American Petroleum Institute

Before joining the American Petroleum Institute (API), worked in the Bush Administration at the Council on Environmental Quality, CEQ and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. 

In the White House, he served as the Special Assistant to Jim Connaughton, Chairman of CEQ and ultimately ended his service as their Acting Chief of Staff. CEQ coordinates environmental policy across the Federal government’s resource and energy departments and agencies.

At EPA, Cauthen was the Director of Long Range Communications Planning. This entailed forecasting potential future policy issues for the EPA Administrator as well as coordinating national and international trips.

Prior to the Bush Administration, Cauthen worked for Governor Christine Todd Whitman in her Advance and Communications Office in New Jersey.

Mr Cauthen earned his bachelor's degree in business and finance from Mount Saint Mary’s University.

Mark Damato, C'89
Vice President of Global Commercial Real Estate Operations, MicroStrategy

Executives interested in developing a mentor partnership with the Emerging Leaders Program are welcome to contact Carol Rinkoff, Director of Graduate Business Programs ,at the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business at (301) 447-5840.

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