The Executive in Residence Program (EIR)

The Tulane Executive in Residence Program allows current students the opportunity to learn from current and former executive-level alumni and parents about their career paths and what steps they took to reach their professional success.

Each EIR is committed to visit Tulane several times during the semester to engage in large, open forums for discussion as well as classroom presentations, student organization seminars and culminating with opportunities for students to meet one-on-one with the EIR near the end of the semester before finals.

  • Fall 2019 Executives
  • Past Executives


Fall 2019 Executive in Residence
Jim Gold, Former President & Chief Merchandising Officer, Neiman Marcus Group, LLC.

Jim Gold was President & Chief Merchandising Officer for The Neiman Marcus Group, LLC. The Neiman Marcus Group is the premier retailer of luxury and fashion merchandise in the United States. For over a century, the company has been known for its commitment to merchandising excellence and customer service.

Fall 2019 Executive in Residence
Don Vinci, Former CAO and Chief Human Resources Officer, Entergy Corporation

Don Vinci is an accomplished executive with a broad experience base and highly successful career leading in both operational and corporate roles at Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR), a Fortune 300 firm. During that time, he served as Chief Human Resources Officer and subsequently as the Chief Administrative Officer responsible for all functions related to information/operational technology, supply chain, facilities, corporate aviation, security, customer service support and shared services.