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
Senior Analyst, Consumer Inights & Analytics
Choice Hotels International
Washington, D.C.
Email Sydney
Katherine Boyle
Katherine Smith (BBA17)
Channels Strategy Manager
BMO Financial Group
Dallas, TX
Email Katherine
Eric Bundy
Eric Bundy (BBA16)
Director of Product
EF Education
London, UK
Email Eric
Jiyun Chong
Jiyun Chong (BBA19/MAc20)
Tax Associate
Chicago, IL
Email Jiyun
Eddy Gamboa
Eddy Gamboa (BBA19)
Private Equity Associate
One Equity Partners
New York, NY
Email Eddy
Rita Guzman
Rita Guzmán (BBA18)
Enrollment Advisor
All Campus
Chicago, IL
Email Rita
Steven Hensley
Steven Hensley (BBA15)
Associate Manager, Workday Business Group
Chicago, IL
Email Steven
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
Michael Korobov
Michael Korobov (BBA15)
Mentorship Co-Chair
Finance & Capital Markets
Better Place Forests
San Francisco, CA
Email Michael
Anna Kroeger
Anna Kroeger (BBA20)
Global Mobility Consultant
Chicago, IL
Email Anna
Katie LaCroix
Katie LaCroix (BBA18)
Board Secretary
Manager, Innovation
Chicago, IL
Email Katie
Jon Langel
Jon Langel (BBA17)
Langel Consulting Group
New York, NY
Email Jon
Rachel Langholz
Rachel Langholz (BBA17)
Washington D.C.
Email Rachel
Santino Morena
Santino Morena (BBA17)
Election Co-Chair, Strategic Plan/Pulse Chair
Corporate Development & Transactions Services Specialist
Chicago, IL
Email Santino
Jackson Nichols
Jackson Nichols (BBA17)
Fundraising Co-Chair
Investment Associate
Northern Trust
Chicago, IL
Email Jackson
Isaac Oberlin
Isaac Oberlin (BBA17)
MBA Candidate
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
Email Isaac
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)
Senior Associate, Talent Acquisition
Coralville, IA
Email Faviola
Amy Schembari
Amy Schembari (BBA18)
Global Solutions Lead – Compete & Case Studies
New York, NY
Email Amy
Jordyn Steinkritz
Jordyn Steinkritz (BBA18)
Private Equity Associate
Osceola Capital Management
Tampa, FL
Email Jordyn
Thomas Sun
Thomas Sun (BBA14)
Financial Analyst
Cupertino, CA
Email Thomas
Brandon Svac
Brandon Svac (BBA16)
Board Executive Chair, Election Co-Chair
Mortgage Credit Trader
Pretium Partners
New York, NY
Email Brandon
Brett Vining
Brett Vining (BBA13)
Investment Analyst
Select Equity Group, L.P.
New York, NY
Email Brett
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