Contact Us

There are several ways to contact us to learn more about our programs.

Request a Pre-Assessment

  • Submitting your résumé for a pre-assessment is a great way to begin a dialogue with our Admissions team. After receiving your résumé, we will contact you with feedback on your qualifications or questions for further discussion. Pre-assessment requests are fulfilled within about a week.

Attend an Admissions Event:

  • Admissions Events allow you to learn more about the program and meet program administration. Events are held in cities across the United States throughout the year. Visit our events page for cities, dates, and to register.

Start an Application

  • Application accounts can be opened at any time. If you have any questions about the application, please contact us.

Call or Email Us:

  • Please contact any member of our team, listed below. Questions can also be emailed to Or, call 607-255-9549.

The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell University
130 E. Seneca Street, Suite 520
Ithaca, New York

Phone: 607-255-9549
Fax: 607-255-0018


Michael Nowlis
Associate Dean for Executive MBA Programs
Phone: 607-255-6425


Sarah UppermanSarah Sarhangi
Interim Director of Admissions



Marissa HairstonMarissa Hairston
Assistant Director of Admissions
Phone: 607-255-6444

Heather MartensHeather Martens
Admissions & Application Manager, Cornell Executive MBA Americas
Phone: 607-255-8438

Christine Smith Christine O'Brien
Admissions & Application Manager, Cornell Executive MBA Metro NY
Phone: 607-255-0008

Annie O'Hara Annie O'Hara
Admissions Counselor, Cornell Executive MBA Americas
Phone: 607-255-8884

Jessica Portillo Jessica Portillo
Admissions Counselor, Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership
Phone: 607-255-8480

Dianne Lombard Dianne Lombard
Admissions Assistant
Phone: 607-255-9549

Operations and Student Services

Verne ThalheimerVerne Thalheimer
Senior Director of Operations and Program Services
Phone: 607-255-7941

Susan DuBravaSusan DuBrava
Student Services and Financial Coordinator, Cornell Executive MBA Americas
Phone: 607-254-1260

Patrick FeelyPatrick Feely
Assistant Director of Program Services
Phone: 607-255-4251

Laura Jacoby Laura Jacoby
Manager, Academic Services, Cornell Executive MBA Americas
Phone: 607-255-0222

Erin Kelly Erin Kelly
Manager, Academic Services, Cornell Executive MBA Metro NY
Phone: 607-255-5846

Nancy Murphy Nancy Murphy
Coordinator of Student Services and Events, Cornell Executive MBA Metro NY
Phone: 607-255-4592

Career Coaching Staff

Laurie Sedgwick

Laurie Sedgwick
Director of Career Management, Executive MBA Programs and Alumni

Nicole Woodard

Nicole Woodard
Associate Director (NYC)

Liz Colodny

Liz Colodny
EMBA Career Coach

Technology Services

Stephen Demmings Stephen Demmings
Distance Education Strategic Operations Manager
Phone: 607-254-8967

Helen Oland
Studio Operations Manager
Phone: 607-255-7596