Staff Directory

Gina Clark des Cognets T’01

Executive Director, Office of the Dean





Gina Clark des Cognets is the Executive Director in the Office of the Dean at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. As the Dean's chief of staff, Gina serves as a key adviser on institutional matters, and partners with leadership to develop, implement, and evaluate priorities and initiatives to support Tuck’s mission. Over her ten years at Tuck, Gina has served as an Associate Director and Director of Alumni Services, and more recently, as Director of Marketing and Communications.  In that role, Gina led the successful merger of two teams—creative services and public relations—into a dynamic marketing and communications group, and developed and executed a comprehensive strategy to broadly communicate Tuck’s strategic priorities and key messages with critical audiences around the globe.

Prior to Tuck, Gina was Director of Investor Client Services at Business Intelligence Advisors, and held "chief of staff" roles with the Vice-Chair of AOL Time Warner and the President and CEO of Robinson Lerer and Montgomery, a strategic communications firm in New York City. Gina is a trustee of the Norwich Publjc Library and a trustee of the Montshire Museum, where she was co-chair of the 2016 Montshire Museum of Science Auction. She is an enthusiastic 2001 graduate of Tuck, and earned a BA in Art History and minor in Psychology from Hamilton College. In her free time, Gina loves to run, telemark ski, drink delicious coffee and wine, and have dance parties in her Norwich, VT kitchen with her two daughters, Eliza and Annabel, and husband Archer.