Our board is made up of seven 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 Events, Director of Marketing and Communications, International Liaison, and our MPAc Representative.
Mackenzie is a 2014 MBA Candidate concentrating on Marketing, Strategy, and Corporate Social Responsibility. She is also an GSM Ambassador and loves playing IM sports, especially volleyball. Mackenzie studied German History, as well as Early Childhood Education and Art Psychology, at the University of California, San Diego. After college, Mackenzie worked for Wells Fargo Bank and Starbucks Coffee Company, but discovered her passion as a founding member of Yoga Reaches Out Bay Area, a non-profit committed to helping raise money to benefit children locally and internationally through the practice of yoga. She hopes to leverage her diverse experiences to work for a lifestyle, sports-oriented company contributing to a mission and culture of responsibility and sustainability. When she’s not practicing crow pose, playing outdoor volleyball, or bicycling around Davis, Mackenzie enjoys smiling, laughing, and being extremely funny. Apart from graduating, by 2014, Mackenzie would like to complete her yoga teacher training, travel to Africa, and publish her first children’s book. Mackenzie spent her summer MBA internship as the Social Media and Brand Strategy intern at Blue Shield of California.
Vice President and Club Liaison
Chris is a 2014 MBA Candidate focusing on Finance and Innovation. In addition to his duties with ASM, Chris is Co-Chair for the UC Davis Big Bang! Business Plan Competition. Chris is a 2005 graduate of the US Naval Academy, where he studied Aerospace Engineering. After Annapolis, Chris spent seven years on active duty as an Information Warfare Officer with assignments at the National Security Agency, Naval Special Warfare Unit 2 and the Defense Intelligence Agency. Among other glamour spots, Chris had tours of duty in Germany, Nigeria and Afghanistan. Chris’ military jobs focused on intelligence support to special warfare, organizational development and technology development and application. Chris would like to focus on the finance of innovation, venture capital or private equity/wealth management in his post-MBA career. Chris spent his Summer MBA internship in Strategy and Product Management for the visual computing program at Intel. Chris focuses on his work-life balance, enjoying free time with his English Bulldog “Dublin,” – especially when the two of them can relax on the couch with a Giants or Niners game on TV. While the golf course is his main escape, Chris loves competing in IM sports and will be playing in an adult baseball league this spring. Chris is also incredibly funny, having mastered a wit that mixes serious and sarcastic… he is not to be messed with.
Director of Finance and Operations
Tracy is a 2014 MBA candidate concentrating on management and business analytics. In addition to being a board member for the ASM she is one of the co-chairs for the school’s Big Bang! Business Plan Competition. Prior to coming to the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Tracy went to art school and later earned her BA in Economics from UC Davis. Between degrees she held a variety of roles within the publishing industry and had two design businesses spanning more than a decade. Tracy spent this last summer as an MBA intern in Business Planning and Operations for VSP Optics Group. She loves building relationships and is looking forward to working, and collaborating with all the clubs at the GSM. In her free time, Tracy enjoys bookbinding and printing on her 100-year-old printing press.
Director of Alumni Relations and Orientation
Tyler is a 2014 MBA candidate with a concentration in Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the GSM. As a member of the ASM Board, Tyler works to increase alumni engagement with the student body, and to ease the transition to life at the GSM for incoming students. In addition to his responsibilities on the ASM Board, he is Co-President of the GSM Entrepreneurship and Innovation Association. Prior to coming to the GSM, Tyler worked at the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, a non-profit working to make mountain biking a high school sport across the country. Tyler is also an active member of the UC Davis community as Assistant Coach of the UC Davis Cycling Team. Tyler had his MBA Summer internship at Visa, where he worked in enterprise risk management for the Strategy and Advisory team. He lives in Davis with his wife, Amy, and his son, Cameron.
Director of Marketing and Events
Devin is a 2014 MBA Candidate focusing on Marketing and Strategy. He grew up in Berkeley, California and then went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in History from UC Berkeley. Upon graduation in 2007, he moved to Paris to study French at the Sorbonne University. Devin spent the last three years working on prominent personal injury cases as a Paralegal at a large plaintiff’s firm in Downtown San Francisco. Despite greatly valuing his legal experience and considering attending law school, he is thrilled to have made the decision to pursue his MBA at UC Davis. Devin enjoys an active lifestyle, balancing his busy business school schedule with rock climbing, yoga, cycling, and weight lifting. He also plays on various intramural sports teams for the GSM, as well as a coed adult soccer league outside of the university. He is excited to be on the board of the ASM and looks forward to contributing to the enrichment of the student and alumni experience. Devin spent his Summer MBA internship in beautiful San Diego working as the Forecasting Solution Tool Design Intern at Hewlett-Packard.
Antony is a 2014 MBA Candidate concentrating on Technology management and Strategy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, but was always fascinated by how technology changed the lives of near and dear ones and its profound impact on community. This led him to take a seven year long technology consulting career with Safeway. It took him to US, Canada, India, Philippines and gave him a firsthand experience at the global phenomenon – outsourcing. He loves solving problems whether it is improving business processes or building a new product. He takes pride in making people’s daily grocery shopping much more rewarding at Safeway through Loyalty marketing program – Just 4 U. He is an avid technology enthusiast, a self-confessed classic rock fan and a soccer player. Antony spent his Summer as an IT Planning Intern for NetApp.
With MPAc being a one year program, a new representative will be elected annually. If you are an MPAc student, please contact Chris Coughlan to discuss elections for this position.
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