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.
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 Coordinator
A dedicated marketing professional with expertise in strategic planning, Gracia Zaccaro Perrilliat joined the Freeman School in May of 2019. Previously, she spent five years as a marketing analyst at Pan-American Life Insurance Group, where she played an integral role in developing and executing strategic marketing initiatives. She graduated from the University of New Orleans in 2013 with a degree in marketing.
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.
Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives
As assistant dean for strategic initiatives, Erica Neely develops and implements strategic initiatives and partnerships, as well as manages existing projects and programs to advance the Freeman School’s greater objectives. Prior to joining Tulane, she was the chief of staff and director of strategic initiative for the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Willamette University.