Meet the Frank Business Communication Center Team - Tippie College of Business - The University of Iowa

    Meet Our Team

    Pamela Bourjaily

    Pamela Bourjaily
    Director
    319-335-3459

    Ryan Sheets

    Ryan Sheets
    Assistant Director
    and Adjunct Lecturer
    319-384-3333

    Frank Business Communication Center Peer Tutors

    Adam Dellos

    Adam Dellos is a sophomore finance major with a minor in French from Coralville, Iowa. He is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity and an ambassador for the Tippie College of Business. After graduation, he hopes to work in investment banking or private equity. During his free time, Adam enjoys traveling, playing tennis, biking, and running.

    Hayley Driscoll

    Hayley Driscoll is a senior from Racine, Wisconsin majoring in marketing and management with a minor in psychology. In addition to tutoring in the Frank Center, she is involved on campus as a member of Tippie Senate and a resident assistant for the BizHawks Living Learning Community. During her free time, she enjoys taking dance classes and watching her favorite sports teams.

    Connor Frischmeyer

    Connor Frischmeyer is a junior finance and economics major from Fort Dodge, Iowa. He is a member of the Hawkinson Institute of Business Finance and president of Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity. After graduation Connor hopes to work in investment banking or asset management. Outside of class Connor is interested in basketball intramurals, snowboarding and scuba diving, and is studying for his private pilot certificate.

    Megan Goody

    Megan Goody is a senior finance major from Coralville, Iowa. In addition to tutoring at the Frank Center, Megan works part time at The Vine Tavern & Eatery in Coralville and is a member of Golden Key International Honour Society. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and ice skating.

    James Guo

    James (Ye) Guo is a junior finance major from China. James serves as the President of the Greater China Business Association, having occupied the post of Vice President the previous year. James is also an Honors Peer Advisor at the Blank Honors Center, a buddy in the Tippie Buddies Program, and also a scholar in the Hawkinson Program. Additionally, James is a member of the university's Taekwondo Club, having previously practiced Taekwondo for 2 years in China.

    Joe Henderson

    Joe Henderson is a senior finance and accounting double major from Iowa City. In addition to working in the Frank Center, Joe is involved with the Tippie Optimist Chapter and works as an office assistant in the UI Carver College of Medicine. After graduating, Joe hopes to begin a career in investment management and private equity. Outside of work and school, Joe enjoys traveling with his family, being outdoors, and playing an occasional round of golf.

    Lexi Kaplan

    Lexi Kaplan is a junior from Urbandale, Iowa majoring in marketing and management. In addition to tutoring in the Frank Center, she is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity and Director of Social Events for her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha. Aside from school, Lexi is an equestrian athlete who tries to sit on a horse whenever possible. She also enjoys working out, listening to music and spending time with friends and family.

    Nan Li

    Nan Li is a senior accounting major from China. In addition to tutoring in the Frank Center, Nan also works as the director of the public relations committee in the University of Iowa Organization for the Active Support of International Students (OASIS). During her free time, Nan is dedicated to multi-cultural events and cultivates many friends. Nan enjoys traveling and cooking during her vacations and participates in volunteer activities.

    Lucas McCarthy

    Lucas McCarthy is a senior finance major from Oak Park, Illinois. Lucas also works part time at the University hospital in the hospital storeroom. In his spare time, he enjoys working out, listening to music, and watching sports.

    Iain O'Connor

    Iain O'Connor is a junior economics and finance major from St. Charles, Illinois. He is a Business Student Ambassador for the Tippie College of Business, an Honors Peer Adviser with the Honors Program, vice president of Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, and works part time for Tippie. Iain hopes to one day become a professor after graduating. Outside of class, Iain enjoys playing intramurals, guitar, and following the Chicago Bulls.

    Emily Roberts

    Emily Roberts is a senior business management and Spanish major. She hails from the fringes of the Chicago suburbs (Sugar Grove) and loves to travel, especially when it involves camping or kayaking. Emily also works for ITS Classroom Services. She helps organize Party in the Park, an annual fundraiser devoted to raising funds and awareness for suicide prevention. Recently, her greatest pleasures involve translating a novel from Spanish to English, listening to books on tape while training for her first triathlon, drinking hot tea, and writing haikus to her roommate Megan.

    Kim Ruth

    Kim Ruth is a senior management and psychology major from Bettendorf, Iowa. In addition to tutoring in the Frank Center, Kim works and volunteers at UIHC and holds a second job at the University's Fleet Services. After graduating, she plans to go on to grad school to receive her MHA and work in the health administration field. During her free time, she enjoys reading, playing sports, and hanging out with her family and friends.

    Elizabeth Sturms

    Elizabeth Sturms is a junior from Muscatine, Iowa, majoring in BAIS and economics with a minor in Spanish. Elizabeth also holds a part-time job in the Tippie College of Business and is a member of both the Tippie Judicial Board and Alpha Xi Delta. Outside of school and work, Elizabeth enjoys reading, painting, and practicing yoga.

    Billy Sullivan

    Billy Sullivan is a senior pursuing a degree in economics with a minor in history. Billy's hometown is Buffalo Grove, IL. After graduation he is planning on attending law school. Billy is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa Honors Society at the University of Iowa. He studied abroad in Germany, his third time traveling in Europe. Billy enjoys volunteering at the River Run 5K/10K, playing sports, swimming, and watching movies.

    Zudi Tan

    Zudi Tan is a senior accounting major from China. Zudi is an active volunteer and loves to travel. She recently spent the summer in Italy.

    Anthony Yang

    Anthony Yang is a sophomore finance and math major from Bettendorf, Iowa. Apart from tutoring in the Frank Center, he also serves as a peer mentor for Direct Admit students. He is also involved with Alpha Kappa Psi, Honors Peer Advising, and has conducted research in the Tippie College of Business. He hopes to work in investment banking after graduation. Outside of classes he enjoys playing tennis, listening to music, and watching Netflix.

    Frank Business Communication Center Graduate Tutors

    Anna Bruno

    Kris Bartkus is an MFA candidate at the Iowa Writer's Workshop and an instructor of creative writing. He has studied economics at Harvard, worked in finance in Vietnam, founded an education company in China, and translated Lithuanian fiction into English.

    Anna Bruno

    Anna Bruno recently earned her Master of Fine Arts from the fiction program of the Iowa Writer's Workshop. She writes corporate dramas, focusing on ethical issues and interpersonal relationships in the C-Suite. Prior to the Writers' Workshop, Anna managed public relations and marketing for technology and financial services companies in Silicon Valley. She has an MBA from Cornell University and a BA from Stanford University.

    Laura Ferris

    Laura Ferris is a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop MFA program. She has a B.A. in history and creative writing from University of California-Berkeley, past experience in social media and editing, and has worked as a professional tutor.

    Steve Markley

    Stephen Markley is a recent graduate of the fiction program of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the author of the memoir 'Publish This Book: The Unbelievable True Story of How I Wrote, Sold, and Published This Very Book.' He writes a regular column for the Chicago RedEye and is the author of the travel book "Tales of Iceland." His work has appeared in multiple publications including The Chicago Reader, Perceptive Travel, RadarOnline, The Reykjavik Grapevine, and Weber: Studies of the Contemporary West.

    Kate Nesbit

    Kate Nesbit is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of English. She received her B.A. in English and women's studies at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Her research interests include Victorian literature, 19th-century sentimentalism, and the women's elocution movement. Kate worked as an ELL (English Language Learners) instructor and writing tutor at St. Olaf College and currently teaches rhetoric.

    Stephanie Tsank

    Stephanie Tsank is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of English. She received her M.A. in liberal studies at the City University of New York and her B.A. in literature/writing at the University of California-San Diego. Her research interests include 19th- and early 20th-century American literature, race/ethnicity, and empire studies. She currently teaches rhetoric, and in her free time enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.