Auxiliary Enterprises

Supporting Excellence in Education

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Gregg Toney,
Assistant Vice President, Auxiliary Enterprises

Gregg Toney is Assistant Vice President of Auxiliary Enterprises, providing leadership for the University's Auxiliary Enterprises team. Auxiliary Enterprises comprises a group of departments under the Office of Administration umbrella. Overseeing both university departments and contracted partners, Auxiliary Enterprises strives to bring the highest quality service to Mason's departments, students, and visitors.

Prior to joining George Mason University, Mr. Toney had a successful career in business, technology and finance. Mr. Toney has served as both Business Development Vice President and Intellectual Property Vice President for AT&T Laboratories and has held a wide range of management and leadership positions in Engineering, Operations, Marketing, Finance and Regulatory at AT&T Corporate Headquarters, AT&T Long Lines Headquarters, Bell Laboratories, AT&T Communications and AT&T Labs. He has also been employed in the banking and securities industries.

Mr. Toney earned a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Engineering as well as a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering, with a concentration in Operations Research from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Toney has also earned a Masters in Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Toney also attended Lehigh University as well as the Executive Education Program at Columbia University.

Mr. Toney was awarded the University's 2009 Quill Award, recognizing individuals whose efforts exemplify leadership and dedication as exemplified by the late David W. Rossell, for whom the award is named and honors. Mr. Toney is a holder of multiple patents granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Mark Kraner

Mark Kraner,
Executive Director, Retail Operations

Mark joined Mason in 2008 and is currently responsible for Retail Operations including Dining Services, Mason ID Card System, Mail Services, and the Bookstore.

In 1997 Mark accepted a position at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater as the Director of Auxiliaries. Three years later Mark was hired as the Director of Contracted Auxiliary Services at Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, LA managing Dining Services, Campus Card Program, Bookstore, Vending, Laundry Services, Athletic Concessions and other contracted services. With  over 36 years in food service management and card system oversight the experience and knowledge of managing the food services operation allowed Mark to quickly get up to speed in overseeing the bookstore, concessions, vending and conference center in his previous positions. This knowledge and experience serves him well in his current position at Mason.

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David Atkins,
Director, Contract Management and Licensing

David, a Mason Alumnus, started his employment with the university in 1990 and is currently responsible for administering contracts associated with trademark licensing, beverage and snack vending, retail banking, and digital signage. Atkins also is responsible for brand awareness in the retail environment and best practices associated with the campus bookstore. In addition, he is an adjunct faculty member.

Previously, Atkins held progressively responsible positions within the student union management capacity. He has been recognized for commitment and dedication by Mason with the 2012 Alumni Service Award; exceptional contributions and leadership by the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) with the 2007 Distinguished Service Award; for advising and leadership by Mason with the 2004-05 Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award; and for diversity advocacy by ACUI with the 2004 Revis A. Cox Memorial Award.

As a past regional director for ACUI, Atkins is an advocate for the association’s work. Atkins’s other association involvement is with the International Collegiate Licensing Association (ICLA), National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS), and the Fair Labor Association (FLA).  As a founder and past president of the Mason Black Alumni Chapter, Atkins now serves as the chairman of the Black Scholars Endowment.

Atkins has a master’s degree in divinity with a concentration in counseling and administration from Howard University and a BS in decision science with a concentration in operations management from George Mason University.


Patrick McCavitt,
Director, Business & Finance,
Auxiliary Enterprises and University Life

Patrick joined Mason in 2012 and is responsible for business and financial planning for the Auxiliary Enterprises and University Life units. He is also involved in the Green Gold Innovation Process to develop new venture opportunities for the university. Patrick joined Mason from the FDIC where he marketed failing banks as part of the resolutions and receivership process. Previously, he managed development and construction funding, and operating budgets of off-campus projects for a university housing developer in Dallas, TX. He has over 20 years experience in financial planning, banking, venture capital and corporate development. Patrick received a BA in Government from The College of William and Mary, and an MBA from the University of North Carolina.

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Benn Crandall,
Director, Auxiliary Enterprises

Benn Crandall has been working with George Mason University since 1983 in a variety of responsibilities. After visiting the campus in the fall of 1982, he quickly decided that GMU was going to be "the" place to be in higher education for the next 30 or so years. Initially, Benn served as the Bookstore manager for more than 15 years, overseeing all three of the Distributed Campus'. He then started his own company and landed as a consultant to Auxiliary Enterprises. After that, he became a Project Officer for GMU's Senior Administration and eventually became the Senior Project Officer for the University's Facilities Division. Benn's recent duties include contract management of the Mason Inn and Print Services. Benn holds a degree in Operations Management as well as a certification in Project Management. Benn is the Assistant Coach, Mason Trap & Skeet Club. In 2013 Benn won the Trap and Skeet Overall Handicap Champion and Class Champion for Virginia.

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Steve Morehouse,
Director, Capital Planning and Renovations Management

Stephen Morehouse began his service with the Auxiliary Enterprises Department at George Mason University in June of 2008 as Director of Capital Planning and Renovations Management. Previous to this appointment,  he was the Associate Director for Facilities in the GMU Housing Department for nearly eight years. Stephen is responsible for the coordination of formal renovation and capital construction projects for all buildings currently under the University Services control. He ensures projects come in on time and within construction budgets.

Before coming to Mason, he was the Assistant Director for Facilities in the Office of Housing and Residence Life at Marshall University in Huntington, WV. Stephen has been in the facility management/maintenance/operations field for over 20 years. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Marshall University and has attended MBA classes at the University of North Florida. He has attended many conferences and workshops in the facility field as well through the years, earning Continuing Education Credits along the way.

Stephen has been married to his wife Valerie for 27 years and they are the proud parents of two girls, Sarah and Rachel.

Jeanmerie Lagos

Jeanmerie Lagos,
Office Manager

Office Manager of Auxiliary Enterprises, is responsible for the daily administrative operations of the office.  In this role, she manages a wide variety of duties which include the areas of catering, vending, accounting, budgeting, office support, and troubleshooting.  Prior to her current position, she was Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for University Relations from 2001 - 2008.  Jeanmerie came to Mason with over fifteen years of experience from The George Washington University where she held various administrative positions.  She earned her Bachelors degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University.  She was awarded Mason’s Employee of the Month, November 2007.

Danny Anthes

Danny Anthes,
Senior Manager, IT

Danny has been working at George Mason University since 2001. He originally started with Housing and Residence Life managing the technology and systems there, designing, implementing and deploying new systems. Danny now works with Auxiliary Enterprises and is responsible for some critical system and database administration within some departments. He also supports projects that are technology-centric, assists departments to use technology more effectively, maintains and supports the hardware systems, improves efficiency, increases security and ensures systems are up-to-date.

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Karla Posselt,
Project Coordinator

Karla Posselt began working for University Services/Auxiliary Enterprises in 2001 as Office Manager. In August of 2008 Karla was given the opportunity to work remotely from her home in West Virginia as Project Coordinator. Providing website management, developing reports and spreadsheets, conducting research, and assisting in special projects for any department under the Auxiliary Enterprises, she has shown that teleworking is a viable work option. Over the 20+ years in the Northern Virginia area, she has worked at an insurance agency, a home health care agency and the local Northern Virginia Journal Newspapers Group with ever increasing responsibilities.

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Debbie Williams,
Management Analyst

Debbie Williams has been working in Auxiliary Enterprises (and previously University Operations) since 2005.  As a management analyst, she conducts research and prepares financial summary reports.  Debbie has designed tools to assess and improve student, customer, and employee satisfaction for various GMU services.  She collaborates with others in Auxiliary Enterprises and other departments on special projects and/or in committees. 

In prior years, Debbie was an analyst in Finance and Planning and the Budget Office, and a part-time consultant in the President’s Office.   Before coming to GMU, Debbie recruited, trained, and developed management and support staff, and also developed staff training tools and manuals.  Debbie earned a BBA in Management at The College of William and Mary and an MBA in Management at George Mason University.

Debbie and her husband, Darren, have been married for 20 years and have 2 teenage daughters.

Dan Waxman

Dan Waxman,
Sustainability Manager

Dan assists with sustainability efforts for Auxiliary Enterprises and assists the Executive Director on retail projects. Dan received his graduate degree in Public Administration- Concentrating in Higher Education Administration from Mason. He holds a Bachelor degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Environmental Studies and a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University continuing studies. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and Certified Environmental Educator.