Executives in Residence: The Carlow Sign

Each semester, we feature one Executive-in-Residence (EIR). The EIR is an experienced professional holding an executive position in a for-profit or non-profit organization. The EIR engages in the Carlow MBA program in a variety of ways, such as

  • deliver a presentation and interacts with MBA students as part of the MBA program executive series,
  • participate in a dinner event allowing students in the program to network with and learn from the EIR, and
  • attend a class and serve as the guest judge in final project presentations.
  • Overall, the EIR adds an executive focus to the Carlow MBA experience and provides an exclusive opportunity for you to learn from a successful role model.

Carlow University MBA's next 2019/2020 Executive-in-Residence will be announced in the coming months. Stay tuned to Carlow's social media for updates!


Bill O'Rourke  Bill O'Rourke, 2018-2019
Attorney and Author, The Business Ethics Field Guide
Mr. O'Rourke is our Executive-in-Residence for 2018-2019.

Recent Executives-In-Residence

Bernadette Harris, 2017-2018
President, By the Book Accounting, Atlanta

Dede Bartlett, 2015-2016
Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow

David Wolfe, 2014-2015
Director of Technology, Duquesne Light Company, Pittsburgh

Lyn Doverspike, Spring 2014
Director, U.S. Commercial Service, Pittsburgh

Laura E. Ellsworth, Fall 2013
Partner-in-Charge, Jones Day Pittsburgh

Cassandra Pan, Spring 2013
President, Fenner Dunlop Americas

Anita M. Brattina, Fall 2012
Chief Executive Officer, AllFacilities, Inc

Karen Dunn Kelley, Spring 2012
Senior Managing Director and Head of Invesco Fixed Income, Global Trading and Co-Chair Investors' Forum. Winner of a 2012 Diamond Award.