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June 13, 2023

‘Dynamic, Committed, and Accomplished Women’ to Lead Drucker Board

Priscila Forbes and Maya Guice

The Drucker School of Management has announced the appointment of two alumnae to lead the Drucker Advisory Board. Priscila Forbes, former vice chair and longstanding board member, and Maya Guice, elected to the board nine months ago, both have exceptional experience in business, leadership, and social impact. Their advancement to leadership roles represents an embrace of homegrown talent and a continued commitment to supporting the next generation of Drucker leaders. This will be the first time in the school’s history that the twenty five member board will be led by two women.

“Our students, faculty, staff, and alumni are fortunate to have these two dynamic, committed, and accomplished women at the helm of the Drucker Advisory Board,” Dean David Sprott said. “Their leadership will be instrumental in student recruitment, alumni engagement, and the strategic direction of the Drucker School overall.  Priscila and Maya embody the type of leaders nurtured at our institution.”

Forbes, who will chair the board, completed her Drucker Executive MBA, thanks in part to a tuition sponsorship from her employer, ADP. She credits her Drucker experience with helping her forge a distinguished career in consulting, where she led high-performance teams for national and global clientele. At Ernst & Young, Forbes showed her strategic and operational leadership, growing a significant portfolio of businesses for over 20 years. Throughout her career, she also invested in mentoring women in the workplace, helping advance their careers in industries where they were mostly underrepresented. As chair of the Drucker Advisory Board, Forbes will bring her commitment to excellence as well as her experience leading growth and navigating change.

Guice, a Los Angeles native, will be the new vice chair of the board. As an alumna of Scripps College and the Drucker full-time MBA program, she has already woven herself into the Claremont community. Her track record leading diverse global teams in the United States and Germany attracted the attention of the nominating committee.  Her background highlights the Peter Drucker maxim that “management is about human beings. Its task is to make people capable of joint performance, to make their strengths effective and their weaknesses irrelevant.” Guice’s leadership in brand development, communications, event planning and content strategy affirms that she will be a tremendous asset to the Drucker Board, students, and fellow alumni.

Peter Drucker famously said that “management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Grounded in his principles, with his emphasis on being ethical, globally minded, and socially conscious, the Drucker School of Management is committed to nurturing the kinds of leadership that Peter Drucker would be proud of. With the combined leadership of Chair Forbes and Vice Chair Guice, the institution is poised to further its commitment to pushing the boundaries of management in both thought and practice.

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