Career Management Center
The Career Management Center provides one-on-one career planning for all Freeman students and facilitates connections with mentors and potential employers.
Interim Director of the Career Management Center
As the interim director of the Career Management Center, Carla Coury leads a team of career and employer relations professionals to develop students and connect them with career opportunities. Carla formerly led the career team in Tulane’s Newcomb-Tulane College and served as the executive director of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program in the Gulf South Region. Along with more than 20 years of experience in higher education, career management, and corporate relations, Carla earned the Senior Professional in Human Resource designation to complement her masters’ degree in speech and organizational communication and bachelor’s degree in workforce education and development from Southern Illinois University.
Interim Director of Operations
Sarah Covert is Interim Director of Operations for the Career Management Center at the Freeman School. Sarah holds both a B.S. in psychology and a B.A. in women’s studies from Tulane University, as well as a Certificate of Entrepreneurship from Delgado Community College. Prior to joining the Career Management Center, she was the policy and media coordinator for Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana. She is also the founder and owner of Sarah’s Pet Care Revolution.
Associate Director, Career Education
In her role at the Career Management Center, Tori Lane develops career curriculum and oversees course facilitators. She previously supported management and legal studies students in achieving their career goals. She holds an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology and a B.A. in human resource management from the University of Alabama. She is a certified professional in human resources (PHR) and has a demonstrated history of working in talent, performance and career management. Skilled in succession planning, talent review, interviewing, recruiting, sales, and management; she is able to provide corporate experience as an additional resource to her students.
Recruiting Relations Manager
Alexsis Skeen serves as the Recruiting Relations Manager for the Freeman School of Business. With a background in in recruitment, event management and communications, she builds relationships with employers and creates opportunities for engagement. Prior to joining Tulane, Alexsis worked at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia, and College Possible, a college access non-profit. She holds a B.A. in public relations and a certificate in personal and organizational leadership from the University of Georgia.
Graduate Career Consultants
Dean Bedekar’s most recent assignment was as a SCORE mentor where he counseled over 100 budding entrepreneurs on starting their own business. His prior experience in I.T. was as an account manager, BI architect, and enterprise program manager. He has diverse experience in market research, manufacturing, and finance. He taught entrepreneurship and small business management at Bentley College in Waltham, MA. His degrees are in chemical engineering from IIT Mumbai and an MBA from Syracuse University.
Dale Klamfoth represents the career interests of Freeman School students and alumni. Dale is responsible for developing and maintaining key relationships with employers around the world. Prior to joining the Freeman School, Dale was a senior vice president and area director for Lee Hecht Harrison and previously served as Senior Partner, Southeastern Managing Director Talent Consulting with Korn Ferry International. Dale holds a B.B.A. in accounting from Capital University.
Denise Peery brings over 25 years’ experience in human capital management, with deep expertise in talent management, leadership development, executive search, career transition, executive coaching and diversity training to the Career Management Center. She has worked with complex integrated senior level teams and C-level division makers with multi-industry Fortune 500/1000 global corporations. She currently supports Freeman graduate students enrolled in the Master of Management in Energy program. She earned her MBA from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.
Erin Revere serves Freeman graduate students by equipping them with career management skills to connect them to their passion, purpose, and core values. Erin has more than 20 years of multi-disciplined experience in the staffing, recruiting, oil and gas, and industrial sectors. Accomplished in job search coaching, career management, training, sales, and marketing with extensive domestic and international expertise, she has a BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University and an MBA from University of Stirling in Scotland.
Undergraduate Career Consultants
As a career consultant in the Freeman School, Bill Hudlow works with undergraduate students who are undecided about their majors. Bill has more than 20 years experience in hospitality management and 10 years in insurance and financial services. He earned his MBA from the Freeman School of Business at Tulane and his BA from Transylvania University. Bill has previously served as an Adjunct Professor for the Business TIDES program.
An experienced career consultant with expertise in career development, college recruiting, and employee training, Leslie Long joined the Career Management Center in 2019. She has over 10 years of experience in Sales, Marketing, and Management roles within the Health & Wellness, Hospitality, and Higher Education industries. Previously, she held roles at Delgado Community College, Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology, and ITT Technical Institute. She has a B.S. in Information Systems and Decision Sciences from LSU.
In his role at the Career Management Center, Eddie consults undergraduate students in planning and achieving their career goals. He has a demonstrated history working in a variety of industries, including real estate development and construction, metal processing and export, media holdings, and career consulting. He is skilled in project and operations management, contract negotiations and dispute resolution, accounting and financial reporting, enterprise control, talent review, and mentorship. Most recently, Eddie served as a Senior Professional Development Advisor preparing medical students for residency and fellowship applications and placements. He received his Bachelor of Science in Finance with a Minor in Real Estate at Florida International University and Juris Doctor at the University of Florida.
Marco Tejeda-Kemp is a graduate of Florida International University (FIU) with a B.A. in International Relations. He earned a Consultative Sales designation. Prior to joining the Freeman School, he worked in the insurance and finance industry for 9 years in recruitment, sales management, corporate training, business planning and consulting. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Data Control Specialist
Susan Pauli joined Tulane in 1997 as a senior editor and subsequently served as a project assistant. She joined the Career Management Center in 2019 as a data control specialist where she manages career-related data, reporting and technology platforms for the department. Susan earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Loren Brodie is the Project Assistant for the Career Management Center in the Freeman School of Business. Prior to joining Tulane, she worked for a New Orleans nonprofit in food access and community engagement. Loren earned a bachelor's degree in International Business Management from the University of the West of England in Bristol, UK.