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President: Sarah Wiener

Major: Marketing, Statistics

Hometown: Lansdale, PA

Sarah is a senior student at Penn State University and has been a member of PSAMA since January 2017. As PSAMA's President, she guides the overall mission of PSAMA and oversees the executive board, a $50,000 budget, and 200+ general members. This year, she plans on maintaining PSAMA's International Platinum Chapter of the Year standing while implementing new organizational strategies. Sarah has had experiences working as an IT intern at Cherrydale Farms and a Marketing intern at Intel Corporation. After graduation, she is interested in working with big data in the tech industry. Her favorite things at Penn State are Sunday study sessions at Barranquero CafÈ and attending home football games.

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Executive Vice President: Max Masino

Major: Marketing

Minor: Psychology

Hometown: New Hope, PA

Max is a senior student at Penn State University and has been a member of PSAMA since September of 2017. He oversees the five divisions of the organization which includes Retail, Sales, Consulting, Digital Marketing and Advertising, and Sports. It is his job to make sure that all PSAMA members develop adequate skill sets for their desired marketing fields. Max has had experience working as a Sales Operations Intern and Aftermarket Sales intern at Textron Aviation and was an Account Manager for the PSAMA in the fall of 2017. He is interested in personal selling, leadership, and public speaking. His favorite pastime is snow skiing with his family.

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Vice President of Communications: Katie Soltis

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Katie is a senior student at Penn State University and has been a member of PSAMA since August 2017. As the VP of Communications, she manages Internal and External Communications in the organization to benefit the members overall and help them gain as much as they can from PSAMA. Katie has had experience working as a Merchandising/Product Development Intern for Birchbox in the summer of 2018.  She also was a team member in the AMA Mary Kay Creative Case Competition and the Macy’s Case Competition for PSAMA. She is interested in working in Marketing/Product Development in the Cosmetic Industry, after graduating in Spring 2019. Her favorite thing at Penn State is attending all the PSU Football Games.

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Vice President of Professional Development: Annie Ellis

Major: Marketing

Minor: Digital Media Trends and Analytics

Hometown: State College, PA

Annie is a senior student at Penn State University and has been a member of PSAMA since September 2016. Annie is responsible for securing corporate sponsors, being the point of contact for sponsors, coordinating and planning professional events, and helping member build on their professionalism. Annie has had experiences working as the Chair of Professional Development, and the Associate and Managing director of the Consulting Division, she has also served as the Ritual chairwoman, and New Member Educator of her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta. She is interested in marketing, consulting, branding and marketing analytics. Her favorite things to do are cook, bake, travel, and hangout with family and friends.

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Vice President of AMA Relations: Rashmika Molligoda

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Edison, New Jersey

Rashmika is a senior student at Penn State University and has been a member of PSAMA since August 2017. As the VP of AMA relations, she works to connect members with the vast resources and opportunities of the American Marketing Association to further their skills and knowledge of various marketing fields. She organizes AMA scholarships and competitions for members to partake in as well as manages PSAMA’s Regional Conference and Marketing Week. In addition, she oversees PSAMA’s participation in the American Marketing Association Collegiate Case Competition. For this year, Rashmika hopes to continue PSAMA’s success within the AMA Platinum Circle. Rashmika has had experiences working as a marketing communications intern at Sensor Networks Inc, a social media marketing intern at Kaha Internet Marketing group, and a Sales Manager TA at the Smeal College of Business. She is interested in pursuing a career in the fields of social media marketing and experiential/event marketing. Her favorite PSU activities include visiting the Arboretum and taking part in IM sports leagues with her friends.

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Vice President of Community and Social Impact: Ariana Caruso

Major: Marketing

Hometown: East Hanover, NJ

Ariana is a senior student at Penn State University and has been a member of PSAMA since August 2017. As the VP of Community and Social Impact, she manages the organization’s efforts to positively impact current initiatives at Penn State and the local community through marketing assistance and partnerships.  Ariana has had experience working as a Location Planning Intern for Ross Stores in the summer of 2018.  She also was the AD for PSAMA’s Retail Division and a member of the DM&A division. She is interested in working in Marketing/Analytics for industries involved with sustainability, after graduating in Spring 2019. Her favorite thing at Penn State is tailgating with friends and family before football games. 

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Vice President of Finance: Benjamin Johnson

Major: Economics

Hometown: Landenberg, PA

Benjamin is a 4th-year student at Penn State and has been a member of PSAMA since August of 2016. He currently serves as the vice president of finance for PSAMA, handling all monetary transactions for the organization while also holding responsibility for the organization’s accounting and finances, weekly financial reports, and serves as a liaison to UPAC and the Associated Student Activities office. Benjamin has had experiences working in wealth management and is pursuing a concentration to his economics degree focused in the economics of business and law. His interests are in early-stage venture capital, reading, and snowboarding and his favorite thing to do at Penn State is spend time with friends, particularly during home football games.

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Managing Director of Consulting and Market Research: Jack McCarthy

Major: Marketing

Minor: Information Systems Management

Hometown: Ridgefield, CT

Jack is a senior student at Penn State University and has been a member of PSAMA since January 2016. As the MD of Consulting, he oversees all market research projects and ensures that students are gaining valuable marketing experience and the businesses PSAMA partners with are getting the results they desire. Jack has had experiences working as a marketing intern at Woodbridge International and as a territory sales intern at Altria. He is interested in market research, business consulting, and sales. His favorite thing to do at Penn State is to have late night discussions about a wide array of topics with his friends and colleagues.

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Associate Director of Consulting and Market Research: Naomi Coupet

Major: Marketing

Minor: International Business

Hometown: Teaneck, NJ

Naomi is a third year student at Penn State University and has been a member of PSAMA since September, 2017. As Associate director Naomi is focused on expanding roles within team groups to make projects more inclusive to all group members ensuring every student gets marketing experience. Additionally she would like to incorporate current events in the business world, to keep members educated about their fields. Naomi has had experience working in sales at Nordstrom and Calvin Klein. She has also completed two consulting projects with PSAMA, researching and creating marketing plans for local businesses. She is interested in finance, the execution of marketing campaigns, and interior design. Her favorite thing to do is paint while listening to smooth jazz.

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Associate Director of Consulting and Nonprofit: Baylee Robey

Major: Marketing

Minor: Digital Media Trends & Analytics

Hometown: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Baylee is a junior student at Penn State University and has been a member of PSAMA since January of 2017. As the Nonprofit AD for Consulting, she will provide opportunities for members to grow professionally by sharing certifications, educational resources, and the opportunity to engage in projects with local nonprofit clients in the State College community. Baylee has had experience working as a digital marketing and advertising intern at the ArachnidWorks agency, and completing projects for clients during her three semesters as a member of the DM&A division in PSAMA. She is interested in being the Marketing Director for a nonprofit organization in the future. Her favorite thing to do around Penn State is to go for a run around campus or grab coffee and study at Saint's Cafe.

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Managing Director of Retail: Giorgionna Simco

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Giorgionna is a junior student at Penn State University and has been a member of PSAMA since fall semester 2017. As the managing director of the retail division, she plans to bridge the gap between companies/recruiters and members so members are educated on the different careers paths they can take in the retail industry and their transition into the career world is easier. Giorgionna has had various experiences that have enhanced her leadership skills that she will bring into this position. She has worked as a Sales Associate at Charlotte Russe for 2 years and held a summer 2018 internship position at Steel River Marketing. She is interested in attaining a career after college in a company who has growth opportunities. Her favorite activity in Penn State, when she's not going to Tadashi, is taking a nap on Old Main's lawn.

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Associate Director of Retail: Justine Douglas

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Carlisle, PA

Justine is a senior at Penn State University and has been a member of PSAMA since August 2017. As associate director of the retail division, she is excited to work with Giorgi and help others learn more about retail. She hopes they will be able to make it a fun experience for everyone. Justine has had experiences working as an intern at Green T Design, Carlisle Events, and the Harrisburg Senators. She is interested in working with a marketing agency after college. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling and going to Penn State sporting events.

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Managing Director of Sports: Samantha Milillo

Major: Marketing

Minor: Digital Media Trends and Analytics

Hometown: Doylestown, Pa

Samantha is a senior student at Penn State University and has been a member of PSAMA since September 2016. As the Managing Director of the Sports Division, I am focusing on giving our members an opportunity to gain experiences with the sports industry through projects with well-known sports companies, listening to speakers talk about what the industry entails, and overall improving their professionalism through public speaking, networking, and conferences. Samantha has had experiences working as Demand Marketing Intern at Medidata Solutions this past summer in New York City. She is interested in continuing to work in the life sciences industry because of the reward she gets when she sees how the work she is doing is changing people’s lives. Her favorite thing to do at Penn State is go to Penn State football games. 

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Associate Director of Sports: Adam Martinez

Major: Marketing

Minor: English

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Adam is a senior student at Penn State University and has been a member of PSAMA since August 2017. As AD of Sports, Adam aids division members, communicates with accounts, and assists in the planning of meetings, presentations, and networking opportunities. Adam has had experiences working as both a Special Events Intern and Marketing and Communications Intern for the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, a Social Media Intern for the Penn State Undergraduate Admissions Office, and a Corporate Communications Intern for Koppers Inc., in Pittsburgh. He is interested in sports marketing, social media marketing, public relations, and communications. Adam’s favorite things to do at Penn State are going to football games, concerts at the Bryce Jordan Center, and hockey games at the Pegula Ice Arena.

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Managing Director of DM&A: Yajas Chopra

Major: Marketing

Minor: Supply Chain Information Science Technology

Hometown: Dubai, U.A.E

Yajas is a senior at Penn State University and has been a member of PSAMA since August 2017. As the Managing Director of the Digital Marketing and Advertising division, Yajas’ main duties revolve around mentoring members through certifications, events, public speakers, personal online education resources, and projects. Yajas has had experiences working as Social Media and Influencer Marketing intern with Nimble, Junior Sales Associate with Aflac and a Business Development intern with RIG Financial Solutions. He is interested in Social Media Marketing and sales. His favorite thing to do around Penn State is to grab a milkshake from the Berkey Creamery.

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Associate Director of DM&A: David Smethy

Major: Marketing

Minor: Information Sciences and Technology

Hometown: Succasunna, NJ

David is a senior student at Penn State University and has been a member of PSAMA since August 2017. As the AD of DM&A, he finds opportunities for members to grow as marketers through certifications, events, public speakers, personal online education resources, and projects. Additionally, he leads the website team for PSAMA and works closely with the executive board on brand development. David has had experiences working as a finance intern for Mars, Inc., a social media marketing intern for Penn State World Campus, and a marketing intern for Software AG. He is interested in the application of data science in marketing. His favorite PSU pass times are to grab a cup of coffee at Rothrock Coffee while studying, and watch Penn State sports.

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Managing Director of Sales: Ziwei Zhang

Major: Marketing

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Associate Director of Sales: Jonathan Matty

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Springfield, PA

Jon is a senior student at Penn State University and has been a member of PSAMA since April 2018. As AD of Sales, Jon is attempting to reach out to as many Penn State students as possible to spread more information about a career in sales. He wants to help students challenge themselves, and start their career path. Jon has had experiences working in the financial solution industry, as a De Lage Landen Flow Analyst. He is interested in Sales and Marketing, and his favorite thing to do around Penn State is attending football games.

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Professional Development Chair: Olivia Hune

Major: Marketing

Minor: International Business

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Olivia is a 4th-year student at Penn State University and has been a member of PSAMA since September 2015. As the Professional Development Chair, Olivia will help coordinate events, presentations, and workshops that will allow PSAMA’s members to further their professional development and career aspirations. Olivia has had experiences working as a Customer Development (Sales Analytics) co-op for Johnson & Johnson this past semester. After school, she is interested in pursuing a sales and marketing job in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry. Her favorite thing to do at Penn State is, no surprise, going to football games! 

 

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Director of Professional Events: Nate Kologie

Major: Marketing

Minor: Digital Media Trends and Analytics

Hometown: Bethlehem, PA

Nate is a senior student at Penn State University and has been a member of PSAMA since September 2016. As the Director of Professional Events, he will be working closely with the corporate sponsors and organizing professional development opportunities for PSAMA members, such as the Corporate Sponsor Networking Event. Nate has had experiences working as an Executive Team Leader Intern at Target and as a Mentor at the Pennsylvania School of Global Entrepreneurship. He has previously served as the Managing Director of the Sports Division for PSAMA. He is interested in leadership/management, consulting, digital marketing, and consumer behavior. His favorite thing at Penn State is his involvement with THON where he serves as a Captain for the Crowd Entertainment committee.

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Corporate Sponsor Director: Aitana Ravettino

Major: Marketing

Minor: Psychology

Hometown: Lima, Perú

Aitana is a senior student at Penn State University and has been a member of PSAMA since August 2016. She is PSAMA’s Corporate Sponsor Director and is in charge of supporting the Vice President of Professional Development in acquiring corporate sponsors as well as planning career fairs and networking events throughout the year. Aitana has had experience working as a Marketing Intern at The Coca-Cola Company. She is interested in creative industries such as art and fashion. Her favorite things to do around Penn State are hanging out with her friends at tailgates, and eating Keeney Beany ice cream at The Creamery. She also loves traveling, which is why she studied abroad in Rome, Italy last spring.

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Brand Strategist: Rohan Asthana

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Lansdale, PA

Rohan is a senior student at Penn State University and has been a member of PSAMA since January 2018. As the Brand Strategist for PSAMA, Rohan is responsible for creating a professional brand image that uniquely represents PSAMA across all of Smeal. Moreover, he is in charge of aligning and regulating PSAMA’s social channels to distribute information to its audiences. Rohan has had experience working as a Digital Marketing Intern for Johnson & Johnson in Singapore and as a Global Marketing Intern for Roche in Arizona. He is interested in understanding the consumer’s digital journey and how it impacts a company’s online marketing strategies. His favorite thing to do at Penn State is to go hiking.

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Alumni and Faculty Relations Chair: Maximilian Nungesser

Major: Advertising

Minor: Digital Media Trends and Analytics, Smeal College Business

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Max is a senior student at Penn State University and has been a member of PSAMA since August 2017. As the Alumni and Faculty Relations Chair, he hopes to bridge the gap between the current undergrad and PSAMA’s alumni/faculty. Max has had experiences working as a marketing intern for Czarnowski and as an account manager for PSAMA’s Sports Division. Outside of PSAMA, Max is involved with American Advertising Federation and enjoys painting and playing soccer.

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Member Relations Chair: Jesse Macko

Major: Marketing

Minor: Digital Media Trends and Analytics

Hometown: Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Jesse is a senior student at Penn State University and has been a member of PSAMA since August 2017. As Member Relations chair, Jesse plans to improve communications between members with social events. Jesse has had experiences working as a Product Development intern at Macy’s department stores as well as a social media intern at Pepperjam Network. He is interested in fashion, entertainment, and social media. His favorite thing to do at Penn State is grabbing a coffee and walking around Downtown State College.

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Marketing Week Director: Julia Poluch

Major: Marketing

Hometown: West Chester, PA

Julia is a senior student at Penn State University and has been a member of PSAMA since August 2017. As the director of marketing week, she assembles and promotes a week of events in hopes to provide students with opportunities of one of a kind experiences and further development. She does this through an overarching theme within marketing. Julia has had experiences working as a digital/creative/account marketing intern for Quattro Direct Advertising agency, a content/analytics marketing intern for Operation Warm, and a digital marketing intern for US Bank. She is interested in all aspects of digital marketing with a focus on her creative skills. Her favorite thing about PSU is going to the football games and tailgating with her Penn State parents.

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Director of Case Competition: Olivia Hubler

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Horsham, PA

Olivia is a senior student at Penn State University and has been a member of PSAMA since August 2017. Olivia's favorite part of PSAMA is the case competition, which is fitting since she is the director. Her focus this year is to dive deeper into analytics and recruit a bigger team to broaden the team's skill range. One of her favorite parts about the case competition is all the great relationships that come from the competition-- including team members, faculty, and other participating colleges. Olivia has had experiences working as a Marketing Analytics Intern at Vertex Inc. in King of Prussia, PA in Summer 2018. In addition, she enjoys doing short case competitions. She is interested in campaign creation/management, analytics, and market research. Her favorite thing that Penn State offers is all the fun events (personal and professional) and networking opportunities!

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Regional Conference Director: Priyanka Ambadekar

Majors: Marketing

Minor: Digital Media Trends & Analytics

Hometown: Dubai, U.A.E

As the Director of PSAMA’s annual regional conference, Priyanka is committed to providing her fellow peers the same opportunities and experiences that she has acquired through the Penn State Marketing Association over the past two years. She was an active member of the Digital Marketing & Advertising division and received her AMA Digital Marketer certification earlier this year. Born in the city of Dubai, she’s had the chance to experience different business environments on a global scale. She has worked at Dubai’s leading publishing firm in the summer of 2017 and is currently interning at a startup investment banking firm in New York City. She has also participated in the AMA Collegiate Website Competition and is also part of a Service Enterprise Engineering (SEE) research study at University Park which focuses on improving service operations at the Penn State Creamery. In addition, Priyanka has trained as a fitness instructor with PSU Strength & Fitness, is passionate about boxing and loves to travel around the world; visiting 15 countries so far. 

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Regional Conference Project Manager: Claudia Sozio

Major: Marketing

Minor: History and International Business

Hometown: Richboro, PA

Claudia is a junior student at Penn State University and has been a member of PSAMA since January 2018. As the PM of the Regional Conference, she helps organize the conference in finding a venue, planning the activities, speakers, decorations, reaching out to different organizations to attend the conference, and advertising for the event. Claudia has experiences creating a case competition for the International Business Association and being on the marketing team for the start-up company, Innovation Weather, through PSAMA. She is interested in marketing research and consulting. Her favorite thing to do around Penn State is going on trips with the Adventure Recreation Department.

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THON Chair: Jackie Tucker

Major: Marketing

Minor: Digital Media Trends and Analytics

Hometown: Kennett Square, PA

Jackie Tucker is a sophomore student at Penn State University and this will be her first year as a member of PSAMA. She is very excited to be working as the THON Chair and looks forward to managing the organization’s fundraising efforts for THON 2019. Jackie has experience working as a social media marketing intern for Robyn Jewitt Home, a home staging and redesign company. Jackie is interested in Digital Marketing and Advertising and is also very involved in the Sapphire Leadership Academic Program as well as her THON committee. Her favorite thing at Penn State is attending the football games with her friends.

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THON Family Relations Chair: Brooke Killmon

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Brooke is a senior student at Penn State University and has been a member of PSAMA since September 2017. Brooke is the new THON Family Relations Chair and is in charge of communicating with the THON families, helping plan and organize PSAMA THON events, help promote those events to the entire PSAMA organization to help raise money, and most importantly making sure the THON child is having an amazing experience and being fully immersed into Penn State culture. Her biggest impact is organizing the PSAMA THON-lympics, where people from the organization can forms teams to compete in many different sporting events and help raise money for the PSAMA THON cause. Brooke has had experiences working as a sales associate for Field & Stream shops for one year and most recently interned for KPMG within the marketing and communication department as a writing strategist. She is interested in making a difference in her community and hopes to be able to serve that aspiration by working for a company that is heavily involved in volunteering and giving back to those less fortunate. Her favorite thing to do is spend time outdoors, hiking, camping, and fishing.