Laura Georgianna

Laura Georgianna

Laura Georgianna is executive director of Leadership Programs and the director of the Roy H. Park Leadership Fellows program. Through these roles, Laura oversees the articulation of Johnson’s perspective on leadership and our strategy for building the leadership capability of each student within our MBA community.

Laura has spent her career working with leaders and their organizations to empower them to deliver results, grow the business, and achieve long-term goals. Most recently, she worked for Cornell’s ILR school designing and teaching programs in intrapreneurial leadership for companies around the globe. 

Before Cornell, Laura was senior director, organization capability and development at Welch Allyn, Inc., where she led talent management, leadership development, performance management, and organizational development for the firm.  Prior to that, she held roles in executive education, transformational change, and organizational development at Merck & Co. Inc.  She also spent a number of years with Thomson Financial (now Thomson Reuters) in Account Services leadership roles.

Laura received an MBA with distinction from Johnson, where she was a Roy H. Park Leadership Fellow, and an MILR from Cornell’s ILR School. She holds a BA from the University of Rochester, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Jessica Schoen

The executive speaker series is also a very interesting aspect of the program. These speakers shared enlightening examples of leadership experiences in their respective careers.

Jessica Schoen '08

Justin Charise

The program is different than I expected in that it does not end when you graduate. There is a strong Park Fellow alumni network and annual events to help Park Fellow alumni stay connected with the program.

Justin Charise '07

Marianne Diamond

The Park program provided a supportive environment that afforded me many opportunities to hone existing leadership skills and take risks to develop my personal leadership style.

Marianne Diamond '99