Helpful Executives-In-Reach Program

The Helpful Executives-In-Reach (HEIR) program at Rutgers Business School connects students with a Senior Executive within the professional field they are preparing for. These HEIRs act as a resource to all students, including the MBA students that are assigned to each executive for mentoring. In offering their unique perspective and professional insights to students, HEIRs help in the transformation of business students into successful and responsible business professionals.

HEIRs regularly contribute to their blog and are accessible via email to all students. HEIRs are available via email year-round to provide professional advice to students as they seek to enter or advance into different professional roles. Students are encouraged to contact their HEIR with questions related to career planning, the nature of their profession and how to prepare for it. The practical insights of our Helpful Executives can be of great value to RBS students competing in case competitions and they will mentor and advise student teams when possible. Each Helpful Executive will also visit campus occasionally to hold "office hours" and meet with students for informal conversations on professional planning. 

The HEIR program is a mentoring initiative. HEIRS should therefore be contacted for professional advice only, and not contacted for internship or career placement opportunities.

2018 Executive Speaking Schedule

  • TBD

All events are in Room 1102 at 1 Washington Park from 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM.

Attendance is by invite only. Please contact Diego Santiago at for more information.

Accounting & Information Systems

Bob Chersi
Retired Chief Financial Officer
Fidelity Investments

Finance & Economics

Michael Chlopak
Former Managing director

Management & Global Business

Jorge Cardenas
Vice President - Asset Management & Centralized Services
Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSEG)

William R. Downey Jr.
Senior Vice President - Business Development
Novvi LLC


Tawana Murphy Burnett
Global Client Partner
Facebook, Inc.