Alumni

Young Alumni Board—Membership Roster 2013-14

TJ AndersonTJ Anderson
Organizational Health Consultant, Healthy for Life University
BBA10 Finance
CER10 Certificate in Risk Management
tjanderson10@gmail.com

Unleash Health! That’s the purpose and mission of TJ Anderson.

At the age of 23 he experienced a quarter-life crisis. He left the insurance industry as his passion shifted to a completely different industry - health and wellness. Last year he landed his dream job (at the time), serving as a liaison between the Governor’s Healthiest State Initiative, Live Healthy Iowa and Hy-Vee.

TJ currently serves as an Organizational Health Consultant with Health for Life University, where he leads top employers, churches, and individuals to improve their health and well-being - without breaking the bank. He also runs his own health coaching business, “Unleash Your Health”, where he works one-on-one to help individuals take control of their health.

When he’s not spreading the message of healthy living, you can find him drinking red wine, playing with his niece and nephews, or traveling the world.

 

Spencer AndersonSpencer Anderson
Manager, Basketball Administration, Indiana Pacers
BBA09 Finance
BBA09 Economics
MBA13
spencer.j.anderson@gmail.com

Spencer is a triple Hawkeye who graduated from Tippie in 2009 and the JD/MBA program in 2013. During his time at Iowa he was involved with the Hawkinson Institute, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Junior Achievement, Dance Marathon, and the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. As the Manager of Basketball Administration, Spencer works in a role supporting the Pacers coaching staff and front office. In his free time, Spencer enjoys cheering on the Hawkeyes, playing basketball, and biking on the many trails of Indianapolis.


Chris BaloccaChris Balocca
Market Intelligence Manager, Astellas
BBA06 Finance
christopher.balocca@gmail.com

After graduating from the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business with a BBA in finance in May 2006, Chris joined BMO Capital Markets' investment banking division in Chicago, where he worked on numerous M&A transactions and capital raises in the food and consumer industries. In June of 2010, Chris left BMO to join ZS Associates, a management consulting firm that specializes in sales and marketing consulting. Recently, he joined Astellas as their Market Intelligence Manager. During his time at the University of Iowa, he was involved with the Hawkinson Institute, Delta Sigma Pi, Residence Life, and Iowa Icehawks hockey team.

 

Michael BousselotMichael Bousselot
Policy Advisor, Office of the Governor for the State of Iowa
BBA05 Accounting
michael.bousselot@gmail.com

Michael serves as policy advisor to Governor Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds on matters of health care and taxation. Before joining Governor Branstad's staff, Michael worked as an attorney in private practice in his hometown of Davenport, Iowa, representing individuals, businesses, and medical professionals throughout Iowa and Illinois. Before practicing as an attorney, he worked as a consultant for Deloitte & Touche in Chicago, Ill. Bousselot earned a BBA in accounting and M.Ac. in business taxation from the University of Iowa and a J.D. from Drake University Law School. He remains active on the Davenport Schools Foundation Board, the Tippie College of Business Young Alumni Board, and as a volunteer in Des Moines.


Michael CrowleyMichael Crowley
Player Development Coordinator, PGA of America
BBA09 Finance and Management
mgc.crowley@gmail.com

As a student in the Tippie College of Business, Michael served as a past-president of Delta Sigma Pi, Epsilon Chapter and was a 4-year member of the University of Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band. Michael began his career with Northern Trust as part of the bank's 2009 GOLD rotational program in Chicago, IL with stints in Abu Dhabi, UAE and a focus on commercial banking. Michael has since transitioned to sports management, where he has previously worked with the South Florida PGA and currently works with the PGA of America to grow participation in the game of golf. He maintains a strong entrepreneurial passion, and has applied both his educational and professional experiences to multiple entrepreneurial endeavors and small-business consulting projects in recent years.

 

Alex CullenAlex Cullen
Manager, AvantCredit
BBA09 Finance, Economics, and Management
CER09 Certificate in Entrepreneurship
cullen_alex@yahoo.com

During his time at Tippie, Alex's favorite class was Applied Equity Valuation, where he was the financial sector analyst and covered Principal Financial Group out of Des Moines. His favorite experience was when CNBC's Mad Money came to Iowa with a sold-out audience of over 1,400 people. Alex is originally from Downers Grove, Ill.

 

Alan FritzlerAlan Fritzler
Education Pioneers Fellow,
Illinois Network of Charter Schools

BBA11 Economics and MIS
fritzler.alan@gmail.com

Alan is currently an Education Pioneers Fellow at the Illinois Network of Charter Schools, where he supports efforts for education policy reform using data analytics. Prior to this role, he traveled the country and advised clients across a variety of industries as an IT Strategy Consultant with Accenture. As a Tippie student, Alan participated in several student organizations including Arts Enterprise, Hawkinson Institute, and Student Government. Alan's interests include guitar, snowboarding, international travel, and cooking.

Lisa Gillette
Corporate Associate, Lewis, Rice, and Fingerish
BBA11 Finance
BBA11 Economics
Lisa.a.gillette@gmail.com

Lisa is a 2011 graduate of the Tippie College of Business with degrees in finance and economics and a minor in theater arts. While at Iowa, Lisa was involved in Delta Sigma Pi, the Hawkinson Institute of Finance, the college's Judicial Board, Alpha Chi Omega sorority, and worked as a resident assistant. Lisa received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2014. Lisa is currently a corporate associate at the law firm Lewis, Rice, & Fingersh in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

Lan HuangLan Huang
Associate, Madison Dearborn Partners
BBA09 Finance
lhuang9@gmail.com

Lan is an associate at Madison Dearborn Partners, a private equity firm based in Chicago. Prior to his current position, he was an analyst with Credit Suisse in its Mergers & Acquisitions Group.  Before working in finance, Lan was a part of the Teach For America program, where he was an Algebra teacher at a low-income school in Los Angeles.  As an undergraduate at Iowa, Lan was involved with the Financial Management Association, the Hawkinson Institute, and was a member of the rowing team.

 

Lucyna Krol Lucyna Krol
Business Analyst, Intel
BBA12 Management
Lucyna.krol@intel.com

Lucy ventured out to the Pacific Northwest after graduating with a Human Resources Management degree from The Tippie College of Business in May 2012. She works for Intel in Oregon as a Business Analyst after completing a rotational program in their HR organization. While Lucy was at Iowa, she served as President of Tippie Senate, was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi, and worked as a Resident Assistant.

 

Ryan LindsleyRyan Lindsley
Project Manager, Acquia
BBA07 Finance
Ryan.lindsley@gmail.com

Ryan's career in the Digital Business Services arena began in consulting at Acquity Group, with a focus in eCommerce solutions. He continued his digital education with Arc Worldwide, the digital arm of Leo Burnett Ad Agency. For the past six months, Ryan has been working as a project manager for Acquia, an open-source software product and services startup. In his free time, Ryan and his wife (also a Hawkeye) hop the Chicago restaurant scene and enjoy outdoor adventures in and around the city. Ryan is excited and honored to be part of the Young Alumni Board so he can give back to the college that gave him so much.



Jill MansheimJill Mansheim
Media Supervisor, Starcom MediaVest Group
BBA10 Marketing and Management
CER10 Certificate in Entrepreneurship
jillianmansheim@gmail.com

As a media supervisor on the Kraft Foods account for Starcom Mediavest Group, Jill strategically plans and purchases TV, print, billboards, and digital advertising media. During her years at Iowa, Jill interned with Cartoon Network/Adult Swim in Atlanta, as well as with an event marketing agency working on promotions for Pernod Ricard. Other achievements included earning an honor's thesis in marketing, being honored as a Tippie 21 Under 21, serving as a Delta Sigma Pi member, and working as a resident assistant.

 

Christina McNallyChristina McNally
Senior Consultant, Federal Management Partners, Inc. 
BBA07 Finance
BBA07 Marketing
christinalmcnally@gmail.com

Christina is currently employed as a senior consultant with Federal Management Partners, Inc., a human capital and management consulting firm based in the Washington, DC area. She serves as the project manager for a number of engagements, with particular focus on employee engagement, leadership development, and organizational effectiveness for Federal financial regulators. She recently received her Masters degree in Organization Development and Knowledge Management from George Mason University. While attending the University of Iowa, she was a faculty research assistant in finance, a Hawkinson Scholar, an intern for the Iowa Sports Marketing Department, and a campus tour guide for the Office of Admissions. Christina credits the Tippie College of Business and its alumni with the opportunities she has had to pursue a consulting career in the DC area and looks forward to helping current students in their endeavors.

 

Chuck MerschChuck Mersch
Enterprise Business Services, Transamerica
BBA07 MIS
MBA08 Finance
chmersch@hotmail.comm

After completing Transamerica's Leadership Development Program in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Chuck moved to an ex-pat assignment as a risk manager for AEGON/Transamerica in The Hague, Netherlands. While at Tippie, he was involved in the Business and Technology Association and the Graduate Consulting and Technology Association, and interned at Ernst & Young and Motorola. In his free time, Chuck follows the Hawks, teaches at Mt. Mercy University, volunteers with Junior Achievement and Habitat for Humanity, and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.

 

Laura NassLaura Nass
Development Director, Horizons, A Family Service Alliance
BBA10 Economics
CER10 Certificate in International Business
laura.j.nass@gmail.com

Laura is the Development Director at Horizons, A Family Service Alliance in Cedar Rapids, IA. She holds a Master's in Social Policy with an emphasis on non-profit organizations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. During her time at the University of Iowa, she studied abroad in India, France, and Argentina. In 2010, she was awarded the Hancher-Finkbine Medallion in recognition of her leadership, learning, and loyalty.

 

Sukriti  NayaSukriti Nayar
Transactions & Restructuring Associate, KPMG
BBA12 Accounting
BBA12 Finance
sukriti.nayar@gmail.com

Sukriti Nayar was born in India, raised in South Africa, and finished her schooling in Iowa. While attending the University of Iowa, she was involved in a number of organizations, including the Hawkinson Institute, head tutor at the Judith R. Frank Business Communications Center, Tippie Senate, and World Health Initiative. Upon graduating, she joined the mergers & acquisitions advisory team for KPMG in Chicago. When she's not working, she enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling. 

 

Kaitlyn  OxendineKaitlyn Oxendine
Human Resources Leadership Development Program Associate, Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
BBA13 Finance
BBA13 Management and Organizations
Kaitlyn.oxendine@gmail.com

Kaitlyn graduated from the Tippie College of Business in 2013 with degrees in Finance and Management. She is currently working at Ameriprise Financial in Minneapolis, rotating through the Human Resources Leadership Development Program.  The program provides the opportunity to experience three different areas within human resources before settling into a permanent role on the team. She has worked within the project management office, executive compensation and employee relations. While at Iowa, Kaitlyn was involved in Alpha Kappa Psi, Tippie Business Student Ambassadors, and the President's Leadership Society.  In her free time, Kaitlyn enjoys exploring Minneapolis, going to the theater, watching sports, and is actively involved in Ameriprise’s Young Professionals Network (YPN).

 

Samuel Page

Samuel Page
Associate, Paine & Partners, LLC
BBA10 Finance
BBA10 Economics
page.samuel@gmail.com

Sam graduated from the University of Iowa in 2010 with a BBA in finance and economics. While in school, he was actively involved with Tippie Senate, the Hawkinson Institute, and Delta Sigma Pi. After graduating, he went to New York to work in the investment banking division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he worked on consumer and retail financing transactions and mergers & acquisitions. Sam now resides in Chicago and is an associate at Paine & Partners, LLC, a middle market private equity firm that invests in food and agribusiness companies. He also sits on the associate board of the Chicago chapter of Minds Matter, which is an organization that helps low-income, high-achieving high school students gain admission to colleges. Outside of work, Sam enjoys traveling, cooking, exploring restaurants, and golfing. 

 

Roberto PaniaguaRoberto Paniagua
Consultant, Google
BBA 11 Economics
BA11 Political Science
Roberto.paniagua@gmail.com

Roberto is an account associate for Google. Previously, he worked as a global investment research summer analyst at the Goldman Sachs and a teaching assistant at the University of Iowa. As an undergraduate at the Tippie College of Business, he presided over the annual campaign to raise $50,000 for the Tippie Build Habitat for Humanity project.

 

Anja Price
Revenue Management-Revenue Cycle Representative
BBA10 Economics
CER10 International Business
anja-price@uiowa.edu

Anja was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia and came to Iowa as a foreign exchange student in high school. She graduated from the University of Iowa in December 2010 with a degree in Economics and International Business Certificate.  She was very involved with Women in Business student organization during her time at Tippie and often connected with the community through fundraising activities.  Upon graduating Anja worked for a start-up company based out of San Francisco called Vast.com, an online marketplace company.  She then transitioned to the healthcare industry where she currently works within the Patient Financial Services office at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  Outside of work, Anja enjoys her community gardening and cycling with husband Adam.   Anja is looking forward to engaging with the Young Alumni Board and positively shaping the future of Tippie undergraduates.

 

Jon RaftisJon Raftis
Business Development Lead, Professional Solutions Insurance Services
BBA10 Finance
CER10 Risk Management
Jon.raftis@gmail.com

Jon graduated from the Tippie College of Business in May 2010 with a Finance degree and a Certificate of Risk Management and Insurance. He currently works in Clive, Iowa, as a Business Development Lead for Professional Solutions. Professional Solutions is a member company of the NCMIC Group, Inc. family of companies. NCMIC Group, Inc. specializes in underwriting malpractice insurance and also specializes in commercial and personal insurance brokering services. Jon worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., a commercial insurance brokerage, for two years prior to joining Professional Solutions. Jon is presently pursuing his MBA through the Tippie nighttime program located in Des Moines, Iowa. As an undergraduate student at Tippie, Jon was very fortunate to have a great experience while being involved in the Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance and Gamma Iota Sigma, a business fraternity with a focus on insurance. Jon enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, golfing, reading, and college football. Jon is honored to be a part of the Tippie Young Alumni Board and to have a chance to contribute his thoughts and ideas related to how current and future Tippie students might have an enhanced college experience.

 

Timothy RosnerTimothy Rosener
PricewaterhouseCoopers
BBA 12 Accounting
MAc12
timrosener@gmail.com

Tim is a risk assurance associate at PricewaterhouseCooper after having interned there during the summer of 2011. He has also worked at ConAgra Foods Inc., CUNA Mutual Group, and Wells' Dairy Inc. While attending the Tippie College of Business, he was the Hawkinson Institute of Finance Scholar, a member of the Beta Alpha Psi Honorary Accounting Society, and a part of the University of Iowa rowing team. He volunteered with the Tippie Build and would like to continue helping other Tippie students through the YAB.

 

Andrew SisselAndrew Sissel
Investment Analyst, Jackson National Asset Management
BBA07 Economics
BBA07 Marketing
Andrew.Sissel@gmail.com

Andrew is an Investment Analyst at Jackson National Asset Management specializing in alternative and equity investments. Beyond his education at Tippie, Andrew graduated, with distinction, from DePaul's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business with an MBA in Finance and Investment Management. He previously worked as a Senior Analyst for HFR Asset Management where he was responsible for research and due diligence of hedge fund investments spread across equity hedge, event driven, macro and relative value strategies. He started his career in derivatives trading for Cygnus Atratus where he specialized in S&P 500 Futures and Options. Andrew currently serves as a board member for the Chicago Iowa Club. While at the University of Iowa, he was on the executive board of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and was Vice President of Operations for the Interfraternity Council. Additionally, he enjoyed being a Big Brother in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County program.

 

Jostten Sackitey
Strategist, Operations at YouTube Next Lab LA
BBA12 Finance
BBA12 Economics
Jostten.sackitey@gmail.com

Jostten works on business operations at YouTube's Next Lab in Los Angeles, CA, a production facility designed especially for creators to produce video content, learn new skills, and collaborate with the YouTube creative community.

Prior to joining YouTube, he worked with Google's business risk management team at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, CA. He managed the company's international insurance program, integrated acquired companies, and worked closely with teams such as Google Fiber, Street View, Shopping Express, and the Self-Driving Car Project to mitigate risk.

At Iowa, Jostten was a Peer Leader for Iowa Edge (a program he participated in as an incoming freshman), an Economics tutor through various offices on campus, and a Hawkinson Scholar.

 

Neha TandonNeha Tandon
Audit Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers
BBA11 Finance and Accounting
ntandon239@gmail.com

Neha is a 2011 graduate of the Tippie College of Business with degrees in accounting and finance, and recently joined PricewaterhouseCoopers as an audit associate in Chicago. As a student, Neha was principally involved with Beta Alpha Psi, Multicultural Business Students Association, and the Judicial Board, and thoroughly valued the time she spent at Tippie. She looks forward to representing the board on campus and contributing back to the college in her new capacity as a board member over the next several years. Neha is originally from Durban, South Africa.

 

Brandelle Unkrich

Brandelle Unkrich
Director, CIMBA Italy Programs and Hong Kong MBA, Tippie College of Business
BBA06 Marketing and Management
MBA13
brandelle-unkrich@uiowa.edu

Brandelle is employed in the Tippie College of Business and directs the CIMBA Italy programs and Hong Kong MBA program. Prior to joining the Tipple team, she was a human resources manager for Target Stores. As an undergraduate student at Iowa, she majored in management and marketing and was very involved in Delta Sigma Pi and Habitat for Humanity. She also earned her MBA from Tippie.  She enjoys working at her alma mater with future Tippie alums.

 

Kevin VelovitchKevin Velovitch
Systems Integration Analyst, Accenture
BBA12 Finance
BBA12 Management
kevin.velovitch@gmail.com

Kevin graduated from the Tippie College of Business in 2012 with a BBA in Finance and Management. Upon graduation he joined Accenture, a management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Based out of their Milwaukee office, Kevin works as an analyst in the Systems Integration workforce. While at Iowa, Kevin was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi, served two terms as president of the Hawks Nest student organization, and held summer internships with the Indianapolis Colts (2010) and Accenture (2011). In his free time, Kevin enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, reading, and attending Iowa Hawkeye athletic events.

 

Justin WelshJustin Welsh
Associate, Syndicated Finance, Fifth Third Bank
BBA08 Finance
justin.welsh2@gmail.com

After graduating from Iowa with a finance degree in 2008, Justin entered the Fifth Third Bank rotational program, where he had the opportunity to experience various aspects of the banking world before joining the Syndicated Finance group full time in October 2009. While at Tippie, Justin completed summer internships with Merrill Lynch and Best Buy Corporate. He was also actively involved with student organizations, the Financial Management Association, Alpha Kappa Psi, the Tippie Senate, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Hanna Wolle Hanna Wolle
Leadership Development Program Associate, Principal
BBA11 Economics
BA11 Chinese Language and Literature
hanna.e.wolle@gmail.com

Hanna graduated from the Tippie College of Business in 2011 and joined the Principal Financial Group’s Leadership Development Program in June 2012. In this role, Hanna is part of a three-year program focused on leadership development, and rotates through various roles within the company’s four business units. A native of Des Moines, Hanna in involved with the local community as a board member of the Chinese Association of Iowa and plays violin in various community orchestras. While a Tippie undergraduate, Hanna served as President of Tippie Senate, volunteered with Tippie Build, and served as commencement speaker of her graduating class.