Development & External Relations
Lana Watts brings more than 10 years of fundraising and business development experience to the Graduate School of Management. Most recently, she served for more than six years with the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas where she worked as a development officer responsible for corporate workplace campaigns. Watts’s role allowed her to cultivate relationships with United Way’s loyal donors and major donors while increasing their interest and involvement with organization.
Responsible for the planning and implementation of executive education programs, academic conferences, and events for External Relations and Development unit.
Supports all members of the External Relations and Development unit. Responsibilities include preparing informational packets, data entry, coordinating large mailings, correspondence and assisting with events.
Mary Ciricillo Maffly brings more than 16 years of professional experience to her new role as the director of development and alumni relations. As an account executive in the communications industry, she worked with high-level companies, including The Gap, Oracle, the San Francisco Ballet and the Tech Museum of Innovation, to build and maintain relationships and develop branding and marketing solutions.
Responsible for the planning and implementation of executive education programs, academic conferences, and events school-wide.
Leigh Ann Hartman joined the Graduate School of Management as the Senior Director of Development in June 2012 and was promoted to Executive Director in July 2015. As leader of the Development and External Relations team, she is responsible for building and fostering relationships with GSM alumni, business partners, donors and friends of the University in an effort to strengthen the GSM network, increase public awareness of the School’s programs, and secure the maximum amount of private financial support in order to meet the School’s goals.