Young Alumni Board—Membership Roster 2012
TJ is a wellness enthusiast, eternal optimist, idea executor, and status quo challenger. He is actively involved in the wellness community, including the Healthiest State Initiative, whose goal is to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation. He serves as the founder of Herky’s Nest, a philanthropic initiative to build Herky the Hawk a home in Kinnick that provides premium seating for kids from the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. He is passionate about helping others reach their health and wellness goals while taking action on their passions.
Business Associate, ZS Associates
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. 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.
Policy Advisor, Office of the Governor for the State of Iowa
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.
Senior Auditor, Ernst & Young
CER09 Certificate in International Business
Erin has worked in the audit practice for Ernst & Young for two years now, with a focus on retail, consumer products, and health care. While at the University of Iowa, she was heavily involved in fraternity and sorority life and the 10,000 Hours Show. Erin is originally from Bettendorf, Iowa.
Corporate Banking Analyst, Northern Trust
BBA09 Finance and Management
As a student in the Tippie College of Business, Michael served as president of Delta Sigma Pi, Epsilon Chapter and was a 4-year member of the University of Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band. Following graduation, Michael accepted a position with the Northern Trust Company as part of the 2009 GOLD rotational program, Credit Track, in Chicago, Ill. The program included three months of bank-sponsored credit training, 12 months of rotations through both personal and corporate banking as an analyst, and six months of rotations on institutional sales teams as a junior sales associate in both Chicago and Abu Dhabi, UAE. Michael maintains a broad array of interests, including travelling, scuba diving, Formula 1, and the PGA Tour.
Credit Portfolio Manager, Northern Trust
BBA09 Finance, Economics, and Management
CER09 Certificate in Entrepreneurship
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.
Investment Banking Analyst, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
BBA08 Finance and Marketing
As a student, Calla was an active member of the Hawkinson Institute, Financial Management Association, Business Student Ambassadors, the Writing Center Peer Tutor Program, and the Federal Reserve Challenge. Since graduation, she has worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs in New York where she covers not-for-profit health care. In her free time, she enjoys marathon training, concerts and cheering on the Chicago Cubs.
Credit Analyst and Analyst in IT Strategy, Accenture
BBA11 Economics and MIS
Alan was born in Argentina and grew up in Clive, Iowa, where he graduated from Valley High School. At Tippie, he majored in management information systems and economics and participated in several student organizations including Arts Enterprise, Hawkinson Institute, Student Government, and the World Beat Ensemble. Next year, he will work for Accenture's IT Strategy group in Chicago. Alan's interests include guitar, snowboarding, international travel, and cooking.
Completing Ph.D. at Tippie
BBA 06 Accounting,
Bradford graduated from Tippie in 2006 with a BBA in accounting, and in 2007 with a M.Ac. In June 2010, after working for three years for PricewaterhouseCoopers as a senior tax associate, Bradford returned to Tippie to pursue a Ph.D. in accounting. His extracurricular involvement included leadership positions in Beta Alpha Psi, Dance Marathon, Delta Sigma Pi, and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.
Senior Manger of Sales Enablement, DataStax
Scott is a senior manager of sales enablement at DataStax, a big data startup based in Silicon Valley. His role includes sales operations, business development, FP&A, marketing, and product management. Previously, he worked Crosslink Capital as a venture capital associate focusing on big data, enterprise IT, SaaS, enterprise hardware, and semiconductors and at Robert W. Baird for 4.5 years, where he analyzed public semiconductor stocks. During his time at the University of Iowa, Scott was an active member of the Hawkinson Institute, Delta Sigma Pi, and FMA.
Project Manager, Acquia
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.
Media Supervisor, Starcom Media Vest Group
BBA10 Marketing and Management
CER10 Certificate in Entrepreneurship
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 residentassistant.
Christina is currently employed by Federal Management Partners, Inc. as a consultant. She has done work with the Securities and Exchange Commission, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. While attending the Tippie College of Business, she was a faculty research assistant in finance, a member of the Beta Gama Sigma Business Honors Society, and the Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society.
Enterprise Business Services, Transamerica
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.
Senior Manager, Ernst & Young
BBA03 Accounting and MIS
Brandon is a senior manager in the Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP based in Des Moines, Iowa. He has nine years of experience in providing IT assurance/audit and advisory services to a broad range of large- and middle-market public and privately held clients in primarily the insurance, financial services, technology, and health care industries. While at Tippie, Brandon actively participated in officer roles in Beta Alpha Psi, Business Technology Association, and Undergraduate Leadership Council, and also served as a resident assistant.
AmeriCorps VISTA at Horizons, a Family Service Alliance
CER10 Certificate in International Business
MSc. NGOs and Development, London School of Economics
and Political Science.
Laura is a research analyst at Chapman and Cutler LLP based in Chicago. In December 2011, she obtained her master's degree in social policy 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.
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State
BA07 Religious Studies
Tom is a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State. He just finished an assignment at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China, which included a stint as the ambassador's staff assistant. He will depart in October to work as the ambassador's staff assistant at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. After graduating from Tippie in 2007, he received a master's in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and did two summer internships with the U.S. Department of State. He has lived and traveled throughout East Asia, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe, and he speaks Mandarin Chinese. He credits his Tippie experience with providing a solid foundation for a career in public policy and international affairs.
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.
Senior Associate Consultant, Bain & Company
BBA09 Finance and Economics
BA09 Political Science
Rob graduated from the University of Iowa in 2009 with degrees in finance, economics and political science. Upon graduation, Rob accepted a position with Bain & Company where he is still working as a senior associate consultant. While Rob was at Iowa, he was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi, the Hawkinson Institute of Business Finance, Federal Reserve Challenge, Tippie Judicial Board, and UISG. In his free time, Rob enjoys watching and playing soccer, snowboarding, and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Dental Account Manager, NCMIC Group, Inc.
CER10 Risk Management
Jon graduated from the Tippie College of Business in May 2010 with a Finance degree and a Certificate of Risk Management & Insurance. He currently works as an Account Manager for NCMIC Group, Inc., an insurance company located in Clive, Iowa, specializing in malpractice liability coverage. Jon worked at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., a commercial insurance brokerage in West Des Moines, Iowa, for two years prior to joining NCMIC. As a student in Tippie, Jon was very fortunate to have a great experience while being involved in the Vaughan Institute of Risk Management & Insurance and Gamma Iota Sigma, a business fraternity with a focus on insurance. Jon enjoys college football, running, spending time with friends and family, reading, and golfing. Jon is honored to be part of the 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.
BBA 12 Accounting
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 Wellsâ€™ 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.
Elise Runde Voss
BBA08 Finance and Marketing
Elise joined Barclays Capital in New York City out of the Global Markets Analyst Program in 2009 and worked as a trader in the Technology Equities Trading Division for a year. She has since moved into a new role within the same vertical, working as a desk-based analyst in Equities Trading, covering the telecommunications, Media, and Internet industries. During her undergraduate tenure, Elise served as the Tippie Senate president and helped found the Tippie Senate and Senior Class Gift Program. She was a Hawkinson scholar and peer tutor in the Judith Frank Business Writing Center, as well as a member of the Financial Management Association, Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity, and the Undergraduate Leadership Council.
MBA Student, Harvard Business School
Aaron is currently pursuing an MBA at the Harvard Business School. Previously, he served as an associate at GTCR, a Chicago-based private equity firm with over $8 billion of capital under management.Â Prior to joining GTCR, he worked as an investment banking analyst at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital. While at Iowa, Aaron was a member of the Hawkinson Institute and also served as captain of the varsity tennis team.
Senior Analyst, HFR Asset Management
DePaul University MBA student
Andrew works as a senior analyst for HFR Asset Management and is a part-time MBA student at DePaulâ€™s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.Â He previously worked for the proprietary trading firm, Cygnus Atratus Capital, as the head junior trader specializing in S&P 500 options and futures. Andrew is also currently a board member for the Chicago Iowa Club where he focuses on social and networking events. 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.Â Additionally, he enjoyed being a Big Brother in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County program.Â As part of the YAB, he wants to help students get involved in hedge funds and alternative investments.
Audit Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers
BBA11 Finance and Accounting
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 Durbin, South Africa.
Admissions Coordinator, Tippie MBA-PM Program
BBA06 Marketing and Management
Brandelle is employed in the Tippie School of Management and assists with admissions for the MBA for Professionals and Managers Program, IMBA program in Hong Kong, and CIMBA program in Italy. 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 also very involved in Delta Sigma Pi and Habitat for Humanity. She is currently pursuing her MBA and is eager to have her second degree from Tippie and the University of Iowa!
Associate, Syndicated Finance, Fifth Third Bank
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.
BBA07 Finance, Management, Marketing
BA07 Political Science
Laura is a Chicago-based management consultant at Accenture. Previously, Laura worked as an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs, New York. At Iowa, Laura was a Hawkinson Scholar, involved in student government, and a member of Delta Sigma Pi. A lifelong Hawkeye, Laura remains actively involved in Iowa as a member of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center Alumni Board and Hawkinson Institute alumni. Additionally, she is a volunteer for Chicago Cares and the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.
BBA07 Finance and Marketing
Emilie is currently a consultant at Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company. Since starting with the company upon graduation, she has had the opportunity to work on a global team, with focus on custom-built web applications. While at Iowa, Emilie was a member of the Judicial Board, Delta Sigma Pi, the Undergraduate Leadership Council, and the freshman mentor program. Emilie currently resides in the Chicago area with her husband, John, also a Tippie alum. In her spare time, Emilie enjoys the outdoors, reading, and cooking.