Alumni from the Robert H. Smith School of Business are a diverse group of
business managers, community leaders, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives.
At the Center for Social Value Creation, we value our relationships and look for
unique ways to engage alumni on special projects with current students. If you
are a Smith alumnus applying your business education toward a better world,
we want to hear from you!
Meet some of the Smith alumni involved with the center.
Executive Director, Bethesda Green
Being a social entrepreneur is anything but boring. Dave Feldman, Executive
Director of Bethesda Green and a Smith School alumnus (both undergraduate and
MBA), can readily attest to this. Five years ago, Feldman had a vision for
building sustainable communities and created a model that included collaboration
between local business, government, nonprofits and citizens. “It’s about
leveraging what already exists, and creating what doesn’t exist,” Feldman said.
National Resource Development Specialist, Goodwill Industries
Before starting her career at Goodwill Industries International (GII), Jenna
Gebel honed her skills as part of the 2010 Social Enterprise Symposium student
leadership team, and as a member of the AshokaU Terp Changemakers. Through an
Ashoka conference, Jenna was able to strike up a conversation with an executive
from Goodwill® that eventually led to her interest in the company and ultimately
to her first position at GII as a National Family Support Program Assistant.
Managing Consultant, Loving Works Corporation
Jim Loving is a Business Development Executive, specializing in Energy,
Environment, & Sustainability for U.S. Federal Government work. He’s a company
man, having risen up from an initial position as a Customer Service
Representative less than a year out of school to his current post. And he
doesn’t dodge around the question of whether you need to have an idea of your
future from the get-go— perhaps invaluable advice for any of today’s
undergraduates with foggy ideas of what the future may hold.