The Young Alumni Board (YAB) is a diverse group of young professionals whose mission is to support the Tippie College of Business and its undergraduate business program. The YAB creates strong connections between the college and its alumni, and supports current students during their college years as they transition into alumni. Primary activities of the board include bi-annual meetings (hosted in the fall on campus and spring in an alternative location); panel discussions focused on different career paths; feedback on curriculum changes; involvement in the annual “One Day for Iowa” online fundraising campaign; and managing mentor programs for current students.

Applicants have to be within five years of graduation and must hold a BBA degree from the Tippie College of Business. Please review the bylaws in full prior to applying to ensure you’re able to fulfill the attendance and financial commitment requirements of the board.

The Young Alumni Board has created a LinkedIn resource guide for students looking to learn more about LinkedIn, maximize its potential, and ultimately use it to achieve career success. The guide walks business students through how to create an effective profile, build and engage a professional network, and find and secure internships and jobs.

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Current YAB members

Sydney Alexander
Sydney Alexander (BBA18)
Mentorship Co-Chair
Brand Strategy & Analytics Specialist
Volkswagen Group of America
Washington, D.C.
Email Sydney
Ryan Baue
Ryan Baue CFA, CAIA (BBA14)
Structured Finance Research Analyst
Aegon Asset Management
Iowa City, IA
Email Ryan
Katherine Boyle
Katherine Boyle (BBA17)
Commercial Banking Associate
BMO Harris Bank
Dallas, TX
Email Katherine
Eric Bundy
Eric Bundy (BBA16)
Product Owner
EF Education
London, UK
Email Eric
Jonathan Coath
Jonathan Coath (BBA14)
Program Manager
Seattle, WA
Email Jonathan
Rita Guzman
Rita Guzmán (BBA18)
Enrollment Advisor
All Campus
Chicago, IL
Email Rita
Steven Hensley
Steven Hensley (BBA15)
Workday Prism Consultant
Chicago, IL
Email Steven
Jenna Herr
Jenna Herr (BBA13/MBA19)
Senior Risk and Compliance Specialist
A.T. Kearney
Chicago, IL
Email Jenna
Cameisha Hurst
Cameisha Hurst (BBA18)
Senior Auditor
Wells Fargo Audit Services
Enterprise Functions - Conduct and Sales Practices (CSP)
Charlotte, NC
Email Cameisha
Noopur Inani
Noopur Inani (BBA18)
Business Integration and Architecture Consultant
Chicago, IL
Email Noopur
Courtney Rohde
Courtney Kaghazi (BBA15)
Marketing Specialist
Medsource LLC
Los Angeles, CA
Email Courtney
Katherine Knight
Katherine Knight (BBA13)
Development Coach
Howard Brown Health
Chicago, IL
Email Katherine
Michael Korobov
Michael Korobov (BBA15)
Mentorship Co-Chair
Finance & Capital Markets
Better Place Forests
San Francisco, CA
Email Michael
Katie LaCroix
Katie LaCroix (BBA18)
Board Secretary
Account Executive
Chicago, IL
Email Katie
Santino Morena
Santino Morena (BBA17)
Election Co-Chair, Strategic Plan/Pulse Chair
Corporate Development & Transactions Services Specialist
Chicago, IL
Email Santino
Michael Nauman
Michael Nauman (BBA15)
Project Manager
Chicago, IL
Email Michael
Jackson Nichols
Jackson Nichols (BBA17)
Fundraising Co-Chair
Investment Associate
Northern Trust
Chicago, IL
Email Jackson
Sean Riordan
Sean Riordan (BBA14)
Fundraising Co-Chair
Sterling Partners
Chicago, IL
Email Sean
Kristi Roehr
Kristi Roehr (BBA14/MBA16)
Vertical Marketing Manager
Chicago, IL
Email Kristi
Faviola Santana
Faviola Santana (BBA19)
Consulting Campus Recruiting Specialist
Chicago, IL
Email Faviola
Ryan Smaha
Ryan Smaha (BBA15)
Principal Auditor
Wells Fargo
Des Moines, IA
Email Ryan
Brandon Svac
Brandon Svac (BBA16)
Board Executive Chair, Election Co-Chair
Mortgage Credit Trader
Pretium Partners
New York, NY
Email Brandon
Caitlin Tanzer
Caitlin Tanzer (BBA15/MSA18)
Creative Project Coordinator
Minnesota Vikings
Minneapolis, MN
Email Caitlin
Thomas Sun
Thomas Sun (BBA14)
Financial Analyst
Cupertino, CA
Email Thomas
Brett Vining
Brett Vining (BBA13)
Investment Analyst
Select Equity Group, L.P.
New York, NY
Email Brett
Jeralyn Westercamp
Jeralyn Westercamp (BBA14/BS14/MHA16/MBA20)
Alumni/Student Engagement Co-Chair
Coordinator of Clinical Outreach and Development
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA
Email Jeralyn
Elisa Zaieva
Elisa Zaiceva (BBA14)
Manager of Accounting Policy
GATX Corporation
Dallas, TX
Email Elisa
Neil Zhang
Neil Zhang (BBA16)
Alumni/Student Engagement Co-Chair
Associate Director
UBS Asset Management - Multi-Managers Real Estate
Chicago, IL
Email Neil