Gül Branco is the Program Director of the Hillman Entrepreneurs Program at the University of Maryland. Prior to joining the Hillman Program at UMD, Ms. Branco led the launch of the Hillman Entrepreneurs Program at Montgomery College in 2012, building all aspects of the program until January 2014.
While at Montgomery College, she established many collaborations between the local business community and the students she mentored in the Hillman Program.
Before coming to the Hillman Program, Ms. Branco was a faculty member at Delgado Community College and co-coordinator for the college's Entrepreneurship Program.
She was also selected as a mod-faculty member for the Goldman Sachs/Babson College 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative in New Orleans.
Ms. Branco has an extensive business experience with Fortune 500 companies in developing strategic organizational programs, implementing learning initiatives at all levels of the organization, transforming underperforming teams to highly effective teams, identifying opportunities for growth and new business ventures, creating business markets.
Ms. Branco earned her degrees from the Notre Dame de Namur University in California (MBA) and the Dokuz Eylül University in Turkey (BA).