Maria Baltar, AACSB International
Maria Baltar is Senior Director, accreditation services at AACSB International. She oversees a portfolio of over 100 schools internationally. Maria works closely with our global volunteer network, serves as the staff liaison to the Initial and Accounting Accreditation Committees, in addition to being the accreditation representative to schools in Latin America and the Caribbean. Maria’s career spans over 20 years and includes management experience in the hospitality and wholesale IT distribution industries. Maria has a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of South Florida and an MBA from the University of Tampa.
Robert D. Reid, AACSB International, James Madison University
Robert Reid has more than two decades of AACSB accreditation experience. He served as the AACSB chief accreditation officer from 2012-17 and as a senior executive advisor in 2018. He is dean and professor emeritus at James Madison University, having served 15 years as dean of the College of Business. As dean he collaboratively led 160 faculty and staff recognized for excellence in curriculum innovation, especially in the areas of curriculum integration and experiential learning. While a dean, Bob served on dozens of AACSB peer review teams, the Board of Directors, and several accreditation committees. Bob has conducted numerous professional workshops and seminars for public and private organizations. He is active in leadership coaching for business school deans facilitating their professional growth and the success of the business school. He has co-authored seven editions of Hospitality Marketing Management published by John Wiley & Sons. He holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and Virginia Tech. He is a past board member and president of Beta Gamma Sigma and the Southern Business Administration Association.