J. B. Kurish, right, talks with Georgia Congressman John Lewis during a visit to The Washington Campus. Lewis spoke to MBA students in January as part of an elective residency course in “Managing Business, Government, and Public Policy.”

J. B. Kurish, associate professor in the practice of finance, has been named chair of the board of directors for The Washington Campus (TWC), an educational entity that provides specialized, immersive, week-long seminars in Washington, DC. Seminars aim to educate MBA students both in the US and throughout the world on the decision-making processes of the US government, preparing them to intelligently influence and engage with government initiatives. Goizueta is one of 16 major business graduate schools involved with TWC, including the Haas, Kelley, McCombs, and Ross Schools of Business. Kurish has served on the board of directors for seven years and was invited to join TWC’s executive committee in 2013. As chair, Kurish will manage and lead the 501(c) organization as well as help with marketing initiatives by being the “academic face” of TWC. He will serve three consecutive one-year terms as chair of the board.

Previously a senior leader in the Government Finance Officers Association, Kurish is happy to once again be involved in the legislative and regulatory environment of DC. “To a degree,” he says, “the goals of The Washington Campus are bringing me back to an earlier professional interest when I spent some time interacting with regulatory agencies and members of Congress.”—Breckyn Wood