Our board is made up of six devoted students who are looking to make a difference in their time here at the GSM. Our positions are President, Vice President and Club Liaison, Director of Finance and Operations, Director of Alumni Relations and Orientation, Director of Marketing and Communications, and International Liaison.
Amber is a 2015 candidate at the GSM, and in addition to her role on the ASM she serves as the Vice President of Operations for the Women in Leadership club. Amber has spent much of her career in policy and public affairs, including time spent working on the California No On Proposition 8 campaign, participating in the New York CORO Fellows Program, and serving on the Board of Directors for Youth M.O.V.E National. Prior to joining the GSM Amber managed two California statewide healthcare policy programs and was a member of several Government healthcare policy workgroups and committees. Today, when she is not doing homework in a coffee shop she can be found playing IM soccer, taking advantage of California’s great outdoors, or hanging with her wife in Berkeley. Amber graduated with a degree in Sociology from UC Berkeley, and is a proud born and raised Californian.
Vice President and Club Liaison
Erin is a 2015 MBA Candidate focusing on Technology and Brand Management. In addition to her duties with ASM, Erin is a GSM Ambassador and the Net Impact Director of Events. Erin joined the United States Navy in 2001 but enjoyed a sojourn at Penn State University where she studied Electrical Engineering, Math and Leadership Development. Following her time in Happy Valley, Erin spent the remainder of her ten years on active duty. She had the pleasure of serving onboard both the USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) and USS NORMANDY (CG 60). Her responsibilities in the Navy included the oversight of the safe operation of nuclear power plants onboard the finest aircraft carrier in the fleet, as well as herding cats. Erin would like to focus on the management of innovation in technology, but is also extremely passionate about the wine industry. She spends an enormous amount of time hanging out with her two dogs, Gus and Walter, training for her next half marathon, practicing yoga (poorly) and listening to all things acoustic.
Director of Finance and Operations
David is a first year MBA candidate with a focus in strategy and analytics. Prior to attending U.C. Davis, David worked as a General Manager pursuing his passions in the outdoor industry and brings seven years of customer service and management experience to the GSM. As Director of Operations and Finance for the ASM, David is responsible for creating and managing yearly budgets, handling fund disbursements, and continuing to guide the ASM on it’s way to becoming a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. He is also closely involved with organizing the ASM’s largest event, Casino Royale. David spends any free time cycling around Davis or in the Auburn hills.
Director of Alumni Relations and Orientation
Yani is a 2015 MBA Candidate focusing on Finance. As the Director of Alumni Relations and Orientation, Yani looks to increase student and alumni interaction in addition to easing the transition for incoming classes. A native of Sacramento, Yani attended nearby Jesuit High School before traveling east to Swarthmore College where he double majored in Psychology and Economics. After graduating, Yani began a diverse career in financial services. He spent the bulk of his time at UBS Investment Bank in New York and London where he worked as an equity capital markets banker and later an equities trader. After leaving UBS, Yani decided to return to Northern California with his wife to be closer to family and the community he loves. Yani spent his summer internship with Wells Fargo Securities in San Francisco where he worked with their Leveraged Finance Team within the Investment Banking Division. Yani is a gym rat who enjoys traveling and outdoors activities. He lives with his wife in Sacramento.
Director of Marketing and Communications
Anton is a 2015 MBA Candidate focusing on Corporate Finance. He is a native of St. Petersburg, Russia but spent most of his life in California – growing up in Walnut Creek and attending San Diego State University for his undergraduate degree in Business Management and Energy Studies. Prior to attending the GSM, Anton worked in sales and marketing in the heavy construction equipment industry: playing with excavators, bulldozers, and chainsaws. Besides sitting on the ASM Board, Anton is also the President of the Finance Association and Director of Project Operations for the Sports and Entertainment Society at the GSM. Anton has a vision of making the GSM experience well rounded academically, socially, and professionally and has taken an active role in seeing that happen. This past summer Anton interned at Agilent Technologies in their treasury department. Outside of school he enjoys snowboarding, off-roading, hunting, rugby, and volleyball to name a few activities. Traveling to different mountain ranges to snowboard is his favorite pass time.
Harneet is a 2015 MBA Candidate concentrating on Marketing and Strategy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, but was always fascinated by the impact of technology on business and the community. This led him to take a 5 year long Sales and Operations career with Aditi Consulting. It gave him an opportunity to work with international teams at Fortune 500 companies in the Bay Area. He is always curious about how organizations adopt data as a decision making platform for marketing initiatives and new product launches. He is an avid technology enthusiast, a self-confessed electronic music fan and a road biker. Harneet will spend his summer as a Sales Analytics Intern at Micron Technologies.
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