George Washington statue in University Yard, GW mark on building and students in Kogan Plaza

Our Team

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Ben Cave

Ben Cave

Manager of Parking Services

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Ben Cave joined GW in 2020 to manage the parking operations across the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses. He has over 12 years of experience in parking management, working with universities, event venues, office buildings and hotel valet. In Ben's role, he works to maximize the use of GW's parking resources, and emphasizes customer service while providing a smooth and efficient experience for all student, faculty/staff, contractor, and visitor parkers.  
 
Outside of GW, Ben loves spending time with his wife and two daughters.  He is also a big sports fan, and enjoys playing softball, racquetball, and golf.

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Kevin Griffith

Service Delivery Manager, Mail Operations

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Kevin joined GW in 2018 as Service Delivery Manager. In his position, Kevin manages the campus mail and package delivery system for GW’s three campuses and additional off-campus locations, ensuring the accurate and efficient delivery of mail and package services to the GW community. 

Outside of work Kevin is an avid percussionist and loves performing with his peers. He also enjoys the privilege of volunteering as a mentor for returning citizens in the Howard County Correctional System.

Leslie Ogus

Leslie Ogus

Licensing & Trademarks Manager

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Leslie Ogus joined GW in 2008. In her role, Leslie promotes, protects and preserves the GW brand by ensuring that approved vendors are creating licensed GW merchandise—everything from hats to glassware—according to approved brand guidelines. Plus, she has the uncanny talent of always being able to spot a fake logo. In addition, Leslie oversees the contract for the GW Campus Store.

When she’s not at GW, Leslie’s creativity continues to flow. She draws inspiration from her roles as a proud mom and dog owner, creating customized baby and dog swag for her Etsy store. 

Mahlail Shahid

Mahlail Shahid

Senior Customer Service Rep

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Mahlail Shahid joined GW in 2019 and oversees parking operations across the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses. Mahlail works closely with various departments and individuals to provide smooth and efficient customer service experiences to all.

In her free time, Mahlail enjoys spending time with her cat, reading, and hiking. She is also a huge sports fan and enjoys playing squash.

 

 

Janet Uzzell

Janet Uzzell

Store Director, GW Campus Stores

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Janet has been the Store Director of GW Campus Stores for four years. In her role she focuses on partnering with the campus community, particularly campus administration, faculty, staff and the athletic department.  Janet takes pride in creating a customer centric focus with the campus community. Janet has been working with Campus Bookstores for nine years and has an extensive background in the retail industry. She holds a BS in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University.

In her free time Janet enjoys being an almost empty nester, spending time with her husband hiking in trails in the Shenandoah.

Karen Zinn

Karen Zinn

Associate Vice President of Business Services

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Karen Zinn joined GW in 2018 as the head of Business Services. She brings over 30 years of experience and a background in commercial and institutional management. Karen spent nearly two decades working directly with universities and other non-profit entities in realizing their real estate, facilities and overall strategic goals. She has extensive experience in contract negotiation and financial management as well as organizational structure and process improvement.  

Aside from work, Karen enjoys all things nature, including gardening, long walks and bike rides. She has two rescue cats, Leah and Penny and enjoys Pilates.