Faculty

The MBA faculty is composed of distinguished professors and sustainability practitioners that reflect the broad diversity and talent of those working within the sustainability realm. The Weekend Residency structure supports a remarkable array of cutting-edge practitioners that teach as adjunct professors, permanent Bard faculty, and notable guest lecturers.
Jorge Fontanez

Jorge Fontanez

B.S.E. (Marketing), University of Pennsylvania; M.B.A. (Specializations in Marketing, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship), New York University. Jorge founded Marca Studio in 2015, an independent strategic marketing consultancy serving purpose-driven brands, nonprofits and foundations.  He currently serves in both advisory and consulting roles to a variety of organizations including for-profit social enterprise Givkwik, an employee engagement platform.  Jorge has also been involved with a number of nonprofit organizations committed to a range of issues related to youth, community, and social justice. As a First Mover Fellow since 2014 at The Aspen Institute, a program offered by The Business & Society Program, Jorge understands the mindset of an ‘intrapreneur’, having dedicated his career focused on the intersection of marketing, technology and social value.  His perspective on business comes from having in-depth experience leading marketing and brand strategy for iconic brands across a variety of sectors including Consumer Packaged Goods (Colgate-Palmolive), Mining and Minerals (Alcoa, Inc.), Automotive and Financial Services (JPMorgan Chase & Co.).  Jorge maintains a strong record delivering consistent execution of national, integrated marketing campaigns and was honored as a “40 under 40” Brand Innovator in 2012 for expertise in digital marketing. In 2011 and 2012, Jorge was also honored as an Official Honoree of The Webby Awards in the category of Corporate Social Responsibility for his leadership of Chase Community Giving, a philanthropic and stakeholder engagement program of JPMorgan Chase & Co.  Jorge now pursues his passion and interests in corporate citizenship, improving the world of philanthropy and stakeholder engagement through purpose-driven and impact marketing programs that scale.