Panel Session: The “New” New World of Work – What do employers need from graduate management education now to prepare students for the new reality of work


   Session Overview

Panel Session: The “New” New World of Work – What do employers need from graduate management education now to prepare students for the new reality of work

Moderator: Patrick J. Waite
Vice President Audit Services/CAE, Cox Enterprises, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Management, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia

Patrick is currently the Vice President of Audit Services for Cox Enterprises where he is focused on assessing and mitigating risk across the Cox Family of business and driving business changes to support the overall organization.  Prior to his current role he served as Cox Communications Vice President of Supply Chain Operations, Planning, and Logistics.  Before joining COX, Patrick held numerous business transformation roles within the Fortune 1000 – AGCO, Brambles, Linde and EY.  Patrick holds a Bachelor of Science in Operations & Statistics from Miami University, Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida, and a 6-Sigma Master Black Belt.  In his spare time, he enjoys time with his wife and 2 daughters along with teaching part-time at the University of Georgia.

Tonika Coaxum
Global Logistics Program Director, Google


Tonika has worked in supply chain and operations management for 16 years with a large portion of her career being focused on leading teams and operational initiatives in the ecommerce space. She currently holds the position of Global Logistics Program Manager at Google where she is responsible for managing teams that supply the technical infrastructure to support data centers around the globe.  Prior to joining Google, she held leadership positions at Amazon, The Home Depot, McMaster-Carr, and Rubicon Global.  Tonika received her Bachelors of Science in management from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Georgia. She also serves on the MBA Advisory Council at UGA.

Sergio Correa
Director, Clean Products Supply and Trading, Delta Air Lines, Inc.


Sergio Correa is currently Director, Clean Products Supply and Trading at Delta Air Lines. He is responsible for all the strategic exchanging of Monroe’s gasoline and diesel production for jet fuel, as well as the continued development of Delta’s jet self-supply business model.  Sergio joined Delta in 2011 as part of Delta’s Finance MBA program and held position in ACS and Fuel finance.  He joined the Fuel Management team in 2012 and was instrumental in the initial self-supply business strategy buildout.  He has had several roles of increasing responsibility including fuel analyst, operations, marketing and trading.  Sergio has been a key leader in lowering Delta’s fuel costs versus other airlines and currently oversees +$8B in fuel supply.  Sergio graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and holds an MBA from the University of Georgia. 

Amy Guyotte
Marketing Director, IBM


Amy has over 15 years of brand / product marketing experience at large CPG and Retail organizations:  P&G, Newell Brands, Kimberly-Clark, Mizuno and The Home Depot. She will be starting a new role as Marketing Director for The Weather Channel at IBM in November.    Her experience goes across all aspects of marketing from Brand Strategy to Product Development to Channel and Retail Media.  She has led brand strategy and positioning across both B2B and B2C brands bringing a consistent message across all regions.   She has been a member of the Board of Advisors to the UGA MBA program since its inception in 2016 and is excited to help drive the work to ensure MBA students are prepared for the new reality of work.


Sasha Mukerjee
VP of Operations and Worldwide Head of JV Operations and Analytics, Global Payments


Sasha is a global  finance and operations leader and strategist with nearly two decades of progressive international experience in Financial Technology (Fintech) and operations management. His current role is Division COO and head of JV Operations and Analytics for Global Payments, a Fortune 500 payment technology company. He gained extensive experience in M&A and integrations through various acquisitions ranging from $400M-$21.5B worldwide. He enjoys and thrives in building diverse skilled high performing teams focused on client delivery, financial and organizational transformation, data analytics, and strategic planning. Sasha also teaches Mergers and Acquisitions in the Executive MBA program at The Terry College of Business. In his spare time Sasha is active in Atlanta area automobile clubs and enjoys restoring and showing his latest projects.