ATLANTA – Five alumni who are business and community leaders have joined the Board of Advisors of Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.
Joining the board for three-year appointments are Stan Bikulege, Dawn Gregory, Valentina Isakina, Kim Stephens and Brady Young. Bikulege was appointed in 2020; Gregory, Isakina, Stephens, and Young were appointed in 2021.
Stan Bikulege (MBA ’91) is chairman and CEO of Novolex, a leading supplier of sustainable, high-volume packaging for consumer and industrial-focused markets. A packaging industry veteran, Bikulege has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing and service businesses.
Dawn Gregory (D.B.A. ’21), is innovation management officer for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Gregory defines go-to-market strategy and drives harmony across technology, data science, and the customer experience. She steers a decentralized innovation program to deliver new value products and services to more than 100 million annual passengers, airline partners, and concessionaires.
Valentina Isakina (B.B.A. ’96, M.A.S. ’97) is a strategy and transformation advisor who consults with global financial institutions, early-stage companies, and governments on domestic and international strategy, environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG), digitalization, and risk management. Isakina previously served as a trustee of the Georgia State University Risk Management Foundation.
Kim Stephens (D.B.A. ’18) is founder of Inclusive Thinking, a consulting company focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Among other activities, Stephens is president of Project Alive, a nonprofit organization dedicated to research and advocacy for Hunter syndrome.
Brady Young (M.S. ’85) is principal owner, president, and CEO of Strategic Risk Solutions, a global independent insurance company manager. Young previously was a mentor for Robinson’s Undergraduate Honors Program (now the Honors Experience in Business) and a trustee of the Georgia State University Risk Management Foundation.
“I benefit enormously from the counsel of the college’s Board of Advisors,” said Robinson Dean Richard Phillips. “Their perspective on emerging marketplace needs, belief in our students and passion for Georgia State and Robinson are invaluable.”
The Robinson College Board of Advisors champions the college’s mission to prepare people from all backgrounds to lead, innovate, and achieve their potential to advance business and society.