Meet Tippie's Young Alumni Board

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 fall on campus and spring off campus); panel discussions about 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

Apply for the Young Alumni Board

Applicants have to be within five years of graduation and must hold a BBA 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.

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LinkedIn Guide

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.

Download the guide (pdf)

Current YAB members

Sydney Alexander

Sydney Alexander (BBA18)

Consumer Insights & Analytics Manager

Choice Hotels Chicago
Washington, D.C.
Alumni Engagement Co-Chair

Eric Bundy

Eric Bundy (BBA16)

Cloud Program Manager, Data and Analytics

London, UK

Jiyun Chong

Jiyun Chong (BBA19/MAc20)

Senior Tax Consultant

Chicago, IL

Nicholas Currant

Nicholas Currant (BBA22)

Customer Success Manager

Seattle, WA
Election & Voting Co-Chair

Eddy Gamboa

Eddy Gamboa (BBA19)

Private Equity Associate

One Equity Partners
New York, NY

Connor Gronski

Connor Gronski (BBA19)

Strategy and Operations Associate

Los Angeles, CA
Election & Voting Co-Chair

Rita Guzman

Rita Guzmán (BBA18)

Senior Enrollment Advisor

All Campus
Chicago, IL
Executive Committee Secretary

Cameisha Hurst

Cameisha Hurst (BBA18)

Senior Auditor

Wells Fargo Audit Services
Enterprise Functions - Conduct and Sales Practices (CSP)
Charlotte, NC

Noopur Inani

Noopur Inani (BBA18)

Product Manager

Austin, TX

JD Klopfenstein

JD Klopfenstein (BBA18)

Financial Advisor

Principal Financial Group
Iowa City, IA

Anna Kroeger

Anna Kroeger (BBA20)

Senior Consultant

Chicago, IL

Katie LaCroix

Katie LaCroix (BBA18)

Senior Manager, Innovation

Chicago, IL

Jon Langel

Jon Langel (BBA17)


Langel Consulting Group
New York, NY

Rachel Langholz

Rachel Langholz (BBA17)

Senior Consultant

Denver, CO
RISE Ad Hoc Co-Chair

Anibal Mares

Anibal Mares Marquez (BBA20)

Experienced Associate

Dallas, TX

Kristin Mathis

Kristin Mathis (BBA20)

Partnership Strategy and Activation Coordinator

Minnesota Vikings
Minneapolis, MN

Matt Moran

Matt Moran (BBA18)

Morgan Stanley
Davenport, IA

Santino Morena

Santino Morena (BBA17)


Chicago, IL
Executive Committee Chair

Jackson Nichols

Jackson Nichols (BBA17)

Senior Analyst

AAVIN Equity Advisors
Iowa City, IA
Student Engagement Co-Chair

Anna Noll

Anna Noll (BBA18)

Assistant Brand Manager

T. Marzetti Company
Columbus, OH
Alumni Engagement Co-Chair

Isaac Oberlin

Isaac Oberlin (BBA17)

Investment Banking Associate

Houlihan Lokey
Washington, DC

Jenna Pokorny

Jenna Pokorny (BBA19)

Confidential Assistant in the Office of Chair Gensler

Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, DC
Student Engagement Co-Chair

Kristi Roehr

Kristi Roehr (BBA14/MBA16)

Senior Marketing Manager, Retail Vertical

Oak Park, IL

Amy Schembari

Amy Schembari (BBA18)

Global Program Manager

New York, NY
RISE Ad Hoc Co-Chair

Katherine Smith

Katherine Smith (BBA17)

Manager, Channel Strategy

BMO Financial Group
Okoboji, IA

Jordyn Steinkritz

Jordyn Steinkritz (BBA18)

Private Equity Associate

Osceola Capital Management
Tampa, FL
Fundraising Chair

Thomas Sun

Thomas Sun (BBA14)

Global Supply Manager

San Jose, CA

Brandon Svac

Brandon Svac (BBA16)

Vice President

Pretium Partners
New York, NY

Neil Zhang

Neil Zhang (BBA16)

Associate Director - Multi-Managers Real Estate

UBS Asset Management
Chicago, IL