MBA Alumni Association

MBA Alumni

The MBA Alumni Association (MBA AA) is a community of Villanovans who have graduated from the MBA program or other graduate programs within VSB. Established in 2014, it continues to expand our reach to alumni nationally.

Our mission: To enhance the value of the Villanova MBA by engaging alumni and current graduate students in networking, mentoring and service.

Leadership Team Composition

The MBA Alumni Association Board is a cohort of dedicated volunteers who spearhead the following committees.

  • President: Michael Filachek ’12 MBA  
    Vice President: Ed Barrett ’90 VSB, ’94 MBA
  • Communications Chair: Krista Mendillo, MBA ’17
  • Alumni & Student Relations Committee: Ed Barrett ’90 VSB , ’94 MBA; Ryan Perazzelli ’11 MBA
  • Mentoring Committee: Michael Jones ’93 VSB, ‘04 MBA; David Hayward, MBA ‘05
  • Philanthropy Committee: Ryan Henry ’99 VSB, ’12 MBA; Michael Coad ’15 MBA; Evan Taylor ‘05 VSB, ’14 MBA
  • Professional Development & Lifelong Learning Committee: Meghan Davis ‘15 MBA; Katie D’Orazio ’09 MBA; Andrew Plowman, ’17 MBA
  • Social Chairperson: Jacqueline Iannetta ‘13 MBA
  • Sponsorship & Fundraising Committee: Steve Bariexca ‘12 MBA; Dwight Swaney ‘12 MBA

We are currently recruiting alumni to join a few of our committees. To get involved in the MBA AA, please contact Christine Etheridge, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement at


MBA AA Events

The MBA AA hosts multiple events throughout the year designed to foster interaction between all graduate business alumni at VSB. Events are typically for alumni only but various events throughout the year are family-friendly as well! Come check out some of our events and stay connected to your fellow NovaNation!

Examples of MBA AA events throughout the year include:

  • Ronald McDonald House Plane Pull (Sept)
  • Fall Hayride (Oct)
  • Villanova Homecoming (Oct)
  • Villanova Day of Service (Nov)
  • Villanova Basketball Game Watch Happy Hours (Dec-Mar)
  • Flash Mentoring Lunch Hour (Jan)
  • Ronald McDonald House Guest Chefs (Feb)
  • March Madness Happy Hours (Mar)
  • Fireside Chat Series (Feb-May)
  • Golf Outing (April)
  • Easter Egg Hunt (April)
  • Almost Alumni Reception (May)
  • Leadership Conference (June)
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Join our VSB MBA Network

  • Join our newsletter
  • Become a mentor – We have three tracks for mentors to consider:
    MBA Graduate Students
    Master of Science Finance (MSF) Graduate Students
    VSB Undergraduates