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Featured Faculty

Dean William Bowman
Shark Tank Panelist, Board Member of Cardinal Industries
Bill Bowman was named Dean of the Busch School of Business and Economics in 2016. Before that he led companies as President or CEO for over 25 years, starting two educational software companies and a private girls’ school.  He has a BS degree in engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from Harvard.  He and his wife, Leigh, live in Washington DC.  They have nine grown children.

Bob Keith
CEO of Cardinal Industries

Bob Keith is director of the Summer Business Institute and co-founder of the Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship in the Busch School of Business and Economics. He is a broad-based executive with 30 years of experience and a demonstrated track record of achievement in building and growing innovative, high-impact life science technology businesses. Bob Keith came to the Ciocca Center as its first “Entrepreneur-in-Residence,” during which time he taught entrepreneurial skills to students and played a vital part in the School’s “Cardinal Start-up” program. He now spearheads the Ciocca Center’s poverty solutions programs, especially our exciting partnership with ICIC to bring jobs and growth to inner city neighborhoods in the DC Metropolitan area.

Andreas Widmer
Presenter, “Creativity” and Shark Tank Panelist

Andreas Widmer is co-founder and the Director of the Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship. He is a successful entrepreneur and CEO who found his calling while serving as a Swiss Guard protecting Pope St. John Paul II. Prof. Widmer has a passion for helping students discover their own calling in life and for bringing the principles of Catholic Social Doctrine to bear on the challenges of business in ways that create enterprise solutions to current problems, build community, and allow individuals to thrive. He is the author of The Pope & The CEO: Pope John Paul II’s Lessons to a Young Swiss Guard, a book exploring leadership lessons that Widmer learned serving as a Swiss Guard protecting Pope John Paul II and refined during his career as a successful business executive.

Dr. Mario Enzler
Presenter, “Finance”

Dr. Mario Enzler has a rich and diverse academic and professional formation. After finishing his studies in Milan, he joined the Swiss Guard and served under St. John Paul II for three years in the double capacity of soldier and conductor of the Swiss Guard Band. Following his time of service at the Vatican, he joined UBS and worked for eighteen years in investment banking and corporate finance.





Stewart McHie
Presenter, “Branding”

Stewart McHie joined the CUA staff and faculty in January, 2010 to develop the new Masters of Science in Business Analysis program with the Dean of the School of Business and Economics, Dr. Andrew Abela. Stew joined CUA following a 34 year career with ExxonMobil. During his career with ExxonMobil, Stew served in a variety of business analysis, strategic planning, and sales management positions in the United States, Australia and England. Following a series of overseas assignments, Mr. McHie returned to the US and led the effort to reposition the Exxon Brand in the United States.

Gabriela Herrera
Presenter, “Digital Marketing”

Gabby has over 15 years experience in the marketing and public relations field. She has worked for several key firms including Deutsch LA, Hill & Knowlton, MAYA Advertising & Communications and Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group managing advertising efforts for companies such as Volkswagen, T-Mobile, JBG Companies, U.S. Government agencies and non-profit organizations. Gabby currently serves at the Director of Marketing for the Busch School of Business and Economics at the Catholic University of America.

Dr. Jay Richards
Presenter, “Introduction to Catholic Social Doctrine”

Jay W. Richards, Ph.D., is author of many books including the New York Times bestsellers Infiltrated (2013) and Indivisible (2012). He is also the author of Money, Greed, and God, winner of a 2010 Templeton Enterprise Award; and co-author of The Privileged Planet with astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez. His most recent book, co-authored with Jonathan Witt, is The Hobbit Party: The Vision of Freedom that J.R.R. Tolkien Got and the West Forgot. Richards is an Assistant Research Professor in the Busch School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America, a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute, and executive editor of The Stream.

Dr. Winnette McIntosh Ambrose
Presenter, “Catholic Social Doctrine: Common Good”

The Sweet Lobby and SOUK owner, Dr. Winnette McIntosh Ambrose is an engineer who balances her work in the area of vision research with owning and operating The Sweet Lobby. Within months of opening, Winnette won Food Network?s vastly popular show, Cupcake Wars. Winnette is a self-taught pastry chef who combines her love of science, travel and baking to create delectable desserts. Winnette holds undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering and French from MIT and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Crediting both her technical background and her global exposure, Winnette is passionate about incorporating phenomenal flavor into everything that emerges from The Sweet Lobby?s kitchens. She has personally trained The Sweet Lobby?s bakers, with whom she works on a continual basis, to introduce daring new flavor incarnations, like goat cheese ? caramelized pear and spicy curry mango, alongside classic varieties.

Professor Paul Radich
Presenter, “Catholic Social Doctrine: Solidarity and Subsidiarity”, Shark Tank Panelist, Board Member of Cardinal Industries

Professor Radich is the director of the Marketing Area in the Busch School of Business and Economics. His areas of focus include ethics, international marketing, consumer behavior, selling and sales management, and benchmarking marketing investment and impact. He provides consulting and training services on insight generation as well as on effective communication of complex information, to many Fortune 500 companies and some government agencies. He has held research and writing roles at the Corporate Executive Board, and marketing and training roles for a high-tech firm. He received his Master’s degree from Catholic University, and two undergraduate degrees from the University of Notre Dame. Radich was recently named to the Ethics Committee of the American Marketing Association. 

Harvey Seegers
Presenter, “How to integrate Catholic Social Doctrine in your daily life”

Harvey Seegers is Associate of Practice in the Busch School of Business and Economics. Professor Seegers brings to the classroom a lifetime of global strategic planning and operational leadership experience across a wide variety of industries, organizations, and countries.A decorated veteran of the United States Marine Corps, his early career included posts as the Commanding Officer of a combat-ready infantry company in the South Pacific, the Adjutant of the prestigious Marine Barracks on Capitol Hill, and Aide-de-Camp to the Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pentagon, where he held significant responsibilities involving the planning and execution of national security matters.

Young Entrepreneur Panel

Billy Barnes, Class of 2018
A Senior International Economics and Finance Major from Virginia who won the first ever Catholic University Sharktank Competition for his business “Hawk’s Point of View.”



Daniel Tisone, Busch School Alumni
Founder of RUB A DUB. Formed to simplify the outdated, ecologically flawed car wash model. We use technology to render waterless car cleaning services wherever someone parks their vehicle. No more lines, no more waste and no more mess.



Elise Crawford, Busch School Alumni
Elise Crawford is a digital media marketer and entrepreneur who works to develop bold and inventive marketing campaigns that build community and inspire relationships. She founded Ringlet Studio in 2015, a boutique digital marketing firm focused on women entrepreneurs.


Julie Larkin, Busch School Alumni
Julie Larkin is the founder of Girl Talk. Through her non-profit, incredible women on college campuses are building friendships, encouraging one another, and reminding each other of their real beauty, worth, and value. They're sharing our personal stories, building each other up and challenging each other to live authentically and be the best women they can be.


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