Johnson Management Committee

David Bebko

David Bebko

Associate Dean, Marketing
Charles and Janet Jarvie Chief Marketing Officer

As our Chief Marketing Officer, David leads programs to strengthen the Johnson brand, including the planning and execution of public relations and communications to prospective students and alumni.

David joined Johnson and returned to Ithaca in 2016, after almost two decades living in Asia. Prior to Cornell, David was co-Founder and CEO of an education technology company in Singapore. He brings more than two decades of strategic and digital marketing experience with global brands including Google, The Nielsen Company, IBM, and Coca-Cola. He is uniquely respected for his understanding of marketing in our digital age.

David holds a Master in Marketing Research from University of Georgia Terry College of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Consumer Economics and Housing from Cornell University. In 2008, he completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School. David has served on several boards, including the Culinary Institute of America, Singapore, and the Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Singapore.


Vishal Gaur

Vishal Gaur

Associate Dean for MBA Programs, Professor of Operations Management

Gaur was appointed Associate Dean for MBA Programs in 2014 after serving as Professor of Operations Management since 2012. In this new role, Gaur will be responsible for oversight of Ithaca MBA Programs, Student Services, Career Management Center, Leadership Programs and the Roy Park Leadership Fellows Program. Gaur teaches the MBA core course in operations management and an MBA elective course in retail operations. He was awarded the Clifford H. Whitcomb Faculty Fellowship in 2010-11, the Johnson Core Faculty Award by the graduating class of 2008, the Wickham Skinner Early Career Research Accomplishments Award by Production and Operations Management Society in 2006, and honorable mention in the George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award Competition in 2001. Full faculty bio >


Allan M. Filipowicz

Allan M. Filipowicz

Associate Dean for Executive Education, Clinical Professor of Management and Organizations

Allan Filipowicz is Clinical Professor of Management and Organizations at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.

Professor Filipowicz's research focuses on how emotions drive or impede leadership effectiveness, at both the intrapersonal and interpersonal levels. Within this domain, he studies the relationship between emotions and risky decision making; the influence of humor on both leadership and negotiation effectiveness; and the impact of emotional transitions in negotiations. Full faculty bio >


Vrinda Kadiyali

Vrinda Kadiyali

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Nicholas H. Noyes Professor of Management, Professor of Marketing and Economics

Kadiyali was appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 2013, after 20 years on the Johnson faculty, where she is the Nicholas H. Noyes Professor of Management and Professor of Marketing and Economics. She and fellow Associate Dean L. Joseph Thomas share responsibilities for overseeing tenured and tenure-track faculty and coordinating reviews and hiring. Kadiyali is specifically responsible for faculty in the finance, operations management, and management and organizations areas, as well as Johnson’s centers and institutes. Full faculty bio >


Beta Mannix

Beta Mannix

Associate Dean for Executive Education, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Management

Mannix is the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Management. She is responsible for the design, strategy and academic excellence of Johnson’s Executive MBA programs, as well as the strategy and oversight of Johnson’s non-degree Executive Education. Mannix has served as the Academic Director for Executive MBA, and has taught extensively in both the Cornell Executive MBA and Cornell Executive MBA Americas programs. She has been a Johnson faculty member since 1999, and she taught previously at the business schools at the University of Chicago and Columbia University. During 2005-08, Beta was the Director of the Institute for the Social Sciences at Cornell, established to promote interdisciplinary research and to increase the university's prominence in the social sciences. In 2008-09 she served as Cornell’s Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion. Mannix’s research and consulting includes work on effective performance in managerial teams, leading with power, strategic negotiation, and organizational change and renewal. She is the recipient of Johnson’s Faculty Research Award in 2008 and the inaugural Globe Award for Excellence in Teaching in Johnson’s EMBA Program in 2001. Full faculty bio >



Sean Scanlon

Sean B. Scanlon

Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs and Development

Scanlon joined Johnson Alumni Affairs and Development in 2014. He began his tenure at Cornell with the Lab of Ornithology in 2008 as Senior Director of Development and Philanthropy. There he grew the donor base from 25,000 to over 80,000 while creating and leading the $125 million Discover Campaign.

Prior to joining Cornell, Scanlon served as the Director of Development and Director of Government and Foundation Relations at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. There he helped the organization surpass its $125 million campaign goal. Additional career accomplishments include the implementation of development campaigns for two social service agencies in Chicago, founding a college sportswriter network, and possessing multiple teaching and research assistant positions prior to transitioning to a development career.

Scanlon holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Theology from the University of Notre Dame and Master of Arts and All But Dissertation for a Doctor of Philosophy in Cultural and Intellectual History from the University of Illinois at Urbana. He served as a Fellow at Yale University, Weston Theological Seminary, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Douglas M. Stayman

Douglas M. Stayman

Associate Dean of Cornell Tech

As Associate Dean of Cornell Tech, Stayman is responsible for helping to lead academic areas of the campus, including faculty hiring, research programs and curriculum development. He has specific responsibility for directing the new Johnson Cornell Tech MBA as well as Johnson’s other NYC initiatives.Full faculty bio >


Laura E. Syer

Laura E. Syer

Associate Dean of Administration and Finance, Administration

As Associate Dean for Finance and Administration, Syer is responsible for providing leadership to Johnson’s administrative units in Finance, IT, Facilities and HR while supporting the academic mission of the School. In her role on the Management Committee, she also leads the organization’s long-range planning efforts in her respective areas.

Syer joined the Johnson community in 2013 and in her prior position as the Executive Director of Finance and Business Intelligence, she led extensive process improvements for budgeting, reporting, and data analysis. Prior to Johnson, Laura held a management role in the Division of Budget and Planning at Cornell and was responsible for leading an extensive university-wide reporting effort. Before Cornell, Laura worked in International Finance at ESPN under the Walt Disney Company where, in her last management role, she was responsible for financial reporting for ESPN entities in South America, Central America, Mexico and the Deportes TV Network. Laura holds a BA from Ohio University, an MS from Canisius College and an MBA from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut.