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Atkinson Student Association (ASA) - Governing Body

The Atkinson Student Association is an organization that is dedicated to supporting student organizations and their members. The student board members are responsible for reviewing new student organizations; registering existing student organizations on a yearly basis; providing, developing, and improving services and resources for student organizations; enforcing policies and procedures related to student organizations; and coordinating the end of the year Atkinson Brownwater Weekend.

President: Samuel Parker
Vice President: Kelli O'Brien
Secretary: Avery Mickelsen
Treasurer: Tyler Vandemark
Compliance Officer:
Social Media & PR Chair: Marley Nicassio
EDI Chair: Topeka Gibson-Grossman
JD Liaison: Jonathan Kirk
First Year Representative:

Faculty Advisor: Dave Sundby & Manny Cifuentes-Machado

Atkinson Accounting & Finance Association (AA&FA)

AA&FA assists in the professional, educational, and social development of Willamette MBA students interested in accounting, finance, banking, and investments. AA&FA strives to: promote the reputation of Atkinson both regionally and nationally; promote an in-depth understanding in all fields of accounting & finance; and provide forums (panels and treks) where members have the opportunity to interact and learn from each other as well as faculty, alumni, and other accounting & finance professionals.

President: Bradley van Ausdle
Vice President: Jordan Megiveron
Treasurer: Jordan Megiveron
Secretary: -

Faculty Advisor: Kawika Pierson

Atkinson Consulting Association (ACA)

ACA’s mission is to bring together students interested in consulting as a potential career pathway to share opportunities, connections, and experiences. Traditionally, we host panels of consultants to share their knowledge and thoughts on consulting and how practices have evolved to meet the needs of modern businesses. This semester, we hope to focus our efforts on building interest and knowledge in the field of consulting, and then, in the spring, we will host events to better position our students for applying, interviewing, and receiving opportunities in the consulting industry! Additionally, if you wish to further position yourself for a career in consulting, we strongly encourage you to run as a first-year representative for ACA as it will bolster your professional network, and you’ll help guide our activities to be successful across both cohorts!

President: Kelli O’Brien
Vice President: Wyatt Jones
Treasurer: Noah Dantes
Secretary: -

Faculty Advisor: Jim Ostler

American Marketing Association (AMA) - AGSM Chapter

AMA activities provide opportunities to network with marketing professionals and promote awareness of career opportunities in marketing. AMA sponsors guest lecturers, on-site visits, and professional development services.

President: Tovar Moreno
Vice President: Gianna Marchese
Treasurer: Marley Nicassio

Faculty Advisor: Jake Hoskins

Business and Law Encompassing Network (BALEN)

In the Business And Law Encompassing Network we strive to highlight the intersection in business and law. Based around the JD/MBA, but open to all, the goal of this organization is to further each member's knowledge of the common problems in business, law, & decisions they may make as a part of, or owner, of a business. BALEN is NOT the business law club. We plan to be the networking line drawn in between the real life application of Business & the real life constraints of Law. We will provide and determine the structures, differences, and how to implement them to your advantage relating to business through the perspective of law.

President: Wyatt Jones
Vice President:
Treasurer: Michael Morrow
First Year Representative:

Faculty Advisor: Jonathan Thompson

Atkinson Business Technology Association (BTA)

Our mission is to promote the education and success of our members through the use of technology in specific business-related practices. The Business Technology Association will accomplish this by leveraging the diverse backgrounds of our professors, student experience, and the abundant resources the internet has to offer. Additionally, we strive to add value by bringing in professionals to provide technology-related education and networking opportunities. The association's vision is to not only help its members reach their career goals, but also to further the Atkinson MBA program as a leader in business technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

President: James Fryer
Vice President: -
Treasurer: Phil Chen

Faculty Advisor: Robert Walker

International Graduate Students Association (IGSA)

IGSA promotes cross-cultural understanding among international and American students. IGSA provides new international students with collegial support as they adjust to a new culture and academic environment. IGSA also provides an ongoing forum to convey the special concerns of international students to the administration at Atkinson; works to foster an awareness of the Willamette MBA among institutions of higher learning, corporations and students in other countries; and sponsors the annual International Dinner which brings cultures together and celebrates them in one of the most attractive events of the year! All international and U.S. students are encouraged to participate in IGSA and to use its services as a resource.

President: Mandy Han
Vice President:
Social Media Manager:

Faculty Advisor: Polly Rizova & Robert Walker

Strategy Association (SA)

As one of the newer clubs at Atkinson, we are in the process of forming new traditions and relationships! This semester, we plan to focus our efforts towards building community among all students interested in Business Strategy by offering networking opportunities between cohorts, campuses, alumni, and external professionals to help bolster our connections as Atkinson students as we search for career and professional development opportunities. We hope you will join us throughout the year at one of our activities or as a first-year representative board member!

President: Kelli O’Brien
Vice President:
Treasurer: Ryu Hsu
First Year Representative:

Faculty Advisor: Bill Forster

Student-Athletes of Atkinson (SAA)

Our mission is to provide explorational opportunities for positions within the sports industry to all AGSM students and serve as a supportive resource for AGSM varsity student-athletes. We are excited to provide events and activities that highlight the intersection of sports and business to all of AGSM, in addition to holding monthly membership meetings to build community. SAA was founded by a group of current and former student-athletes whose experiences and career interests helped them recognize an opportunity within the AGSM community. While over 40% of AGSM is connected to varsity athletics in some way, SAA aims to serve anyone within the community interested in how business and athletics intersect.

President: Avery Mickelsen
Vice President: Samantha Loomis
Treasurer: Kendra Beighle
Communications Coordinator: Andrew Kibbee
First Year Representative: 

Faculty Advisor: Debra Ringold

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) - AGSM Chapter

The Atkinson chapter of SHRM is a chartered chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. SHRM promotes student professional development and provides networking with human resource professionals. Events sponsored by SHRM include: resume workshops, mock interview sessions, site visits, guest speakers, and community service activities.

President: Drew Smith
Vice President: Phil Chen
Treasurer: Hadisa Gowhari
Secretary: Samantha Loomis

Faculty Advisor: Ashley Nixon

Women of AGSM (WOA)

The mission of Women of AGSM is to provide dedicated support, networking events, and workshops that will launch women into fulfilling careers, empower them to step into leadership roles, and enhance diversity in the workforce. Women of AGSM is committed to helping the students of AGSM grow personally and professionally and to foster a community of peers and equals.

President: Topeka Gibson-Grossman
Vice President: Lillian Garcia
Treasurer: Amanda Olvera
Secretary: Avery Mickelsen
First Year Representative:
First Year Representative:

Faculty Advisor: Ashley Nixon

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