Program Director

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Laura Georgianna

Laura Georgianna is executive director of Leadership Programs, the Donald F. Douglas Director of the Roy H. Park Leadership Fellows Program, and senior lecturer of Management and Operations. 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. Prior to Johnson, 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.

The directorship of this program is made possible by a significant commitment from Donald F. Douglas, MBA ’00, an alumnus of the fellowship. Click here to learn more about the endowment commitment for this role.