The McDonough team recommended a unique customer value proposition, a redesigned dealership equipped with the United States’ first Alfa Romeo Museum, and a comprehensive marketing strategy. The reached this recommendation following interviews with classmates who had experience in the auto industry, and leveraging their own expertise.“Our final recommendations, and even the presentation, would not have been the same without support from several of our classmates who shared their architectural skills, knowledge of the auto industry, and insights from participating in other case competitions,” Timothy Lewis said. “The final result would not have been as rich without our classmates, other interviewees, and our team advisor, Diana Banks.”Banks is McDonough’s Associate Director of Employer Development and a Certified Career Coach, and brings more than 20 years of corporate experience serving in a variety of roles with escalating responsibility at Reuters America, Bowne Financial Services, and most recently American Express. At American Express, Diana was vice president of global consulting, leading a team responsible for executing strategic engagements for Fortune 500 firms. Banks earned her MBA the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.According to Nomblé Coleman, the group meshed very well, and enjoyed their time competing together. “Assembling a group of talented individuals with diversity of thought and experiences truly enables a team to be successful,” Coleman said. “We wore Georgetown t-shirts with our suits and heard the love and support of our classmates who attended the showcase.”You can read more about the team on the Georgetown official website today. Last Updated Nov 7, 2017 by Max PulciniFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail About the AuthorMax PulciniMax Pulcini is a Philadelphia-based writer and reporter. He has an affinity for Philly sports teams, Super Smash Bros. and cured meats and cheeses. Max has written for Philadelphia-based publications such as Spirit News, Philadelphia City Paper, and Billy Penn, as well as national news outlets like The Daily Beast.View more posts by Max Pulcini regions: Baltimore / Washington, DC RelatedTwo Georgetown McDonough MBAs Win Tech Case CompetitionTwo full-time MBA students from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business recently won the top prize in the sixth annual MBA Technology Innovation Case Competition, taking home $6,250 in total prize money. Anne Laughlin (MBA’17) and Nicholas Lamp (MBA’17) competed against and defeated teams from John Hopkins University, University of Notre…May 9, 2017In “Featured Region”NBMBAA Announces Georegtown McDonough PartnershipGeorgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has announced a new partnership with the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) as part of the first installment of the NBMBAA Collegiate Partnership Program. According to a press release, the program aims to increase awareness and facilitate access to graduate and business education programs…January 2, 2018In “Featured Region”Georgetown MBAs Win 2017 Fuels Institute Case CompetitionAccording to Georgetown University, three McDonough School of Business MBA students recently won the 2017 Fuels Institute Case Competition following to their proposal on incorporating liquefied natural gas into the U.S. transition to autonomous vehicles. Held in Denver, the 2017 Fuels Institute Case Competition asks each competing student team to…June 6, 2017In “Featured Region” McDonough MBAs Strategize for Alfa Romeo at NBMBAA Case Competition A group of Georgetown McDonough School of Business MBA students competed against 36 other schools at the the recent National Black MBA/Prospanica Case Competition, coming in second place overall. The competition was held at the National Black MBA Association‘s annual conference in Philadelphia.The McDonough team (see: below) was comprised of Nomblé Coleman (MBA’18), Timothy Lewis (MBA’18), Elida Ruiz (MBA’18), and Esmé-Thea Rogers (MBA’19). The team was tasked with crafting a 12-month, dealership-level marketing strategy for Alfa Romeo, one of Fiat Chrysler Automobile Group’s luxury brands that has had difficulty launching in the United States.