Stewart Center for Executive Education
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Executive Education
John Clarke’s extensive international work experience distinguishes him as an advisor and collaborator with a global reach. He brings significant international academic and professional background to his work at Freeman, as well as a dedication to preparing students for their careers through innovative courses that tie theory to the realities of the business world. As a North America-based management consultant, he worked extensively in Europe and Asia and supported large-scale organizational change in multinational companies. He began taking students abroad in 2005 and has since led more than fifteen hundred students on international experiences. He has developed and taught immersion experiences in Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Israel, South Africa, South Korea and the United Kingdom. In the Freeman School, he teaches several courses in the MBA and PMBA programs and is involved with the development of new courses and new programs.
Assistant Dean for Executive Education
Alex Sleptsov has been the Freeman School’s assistant dean for executive education since 2016. In addition, he is a full-time lecturer of strategy and entrepreneurship, a role which he has held since 2004. Prior to joining the Freeman School, he spent nearly 14 years as vice president of corporate development at Algynomics, Inc. in Chapel Hill, N.C. He holds an MBA from the University of Northern Iowa and PhD from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
Executive Director of Executive Education
Megan Guy joins the faculty as an attorney with a 20-year track record in legal, strategic and business development leadership. Guy draws on her professional experiences to bring these academic topics to life in the classroom. Prior to joining the Freeman School faculty, Guy served as an associate and partner at Adams & Reese, LLP. In her thirteen years of legal practice, Guy represented a broad range of clients including multinational pharmaceutical companies, oil and gas exploration and service companies, healthcare providers, and insurers. In 2012, she left her successful legal practice to obtain an MBA. After graduating in 2014, Guy served as Executive Counsel of Gillis, Ellis & Baker, advising the growing insurance brokerage on long term strategic planning and development, as well as legal and compliance issues.
Associate Director, Executive Education
Carol Spansel has been in her role as the Associate Director of Executive Education for more than 20 years. With expertise in student affairs and academic advising, she plays an integral role in shaping Tulane’s Executive MBA program. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Tulane, and a master’s degree in the same subject from the University of New Orleans.
Senior Program Manager, Executive Education
Danielle Martin joined the Freeman School as Senior Program Manager for Stewart Center CBD in 2019. She assists in all phases of development, implementation and strategic planning for academic programs and related initiatives. Danielle brings a diverse set of skills to support recruiting, admissions and on-boarding of executive students. Prior to joining Tulane, Danielle worked for several regional economic development organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana State University.