Student Organizations | A. B. Freeman School of Business

Graduate Student Organizations

Beta Alpha Psi

This honorary national accounting fraternity seeks to promote continuous self-improvement, to foster high moral and ethical standards, to encourage and recognize scholastic and professional excellence, to cultivate a sense of responsibility and service, to promote the collegiate study of accounting, and to provide an opportunity for association between members and practicing accountants. Membership, by invitation only, is based on scholarship and professional attributes.


President: Hallie Lippman
Vice President: Zachary Geduld
Treasurer: Benjamin Sandberg
Secretary/Controller: Carolyn Glynn
Faculty Advisors: Karen Foust and Christine Smith

Beta Gamma Sigma

The purpose of this honorary business scholastic fraternity is to reward scholarship and accomplishment in all phases of business, to promote the advancement of education in the science of business, and to foster principles of honesty and integrity in business practices. High scholarship and promise of marked ability are the prime requisites for membership nominations. Induction ceremonies are held during the fall and spring semesters.


Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel
Faculty Advisor: open

Freeman Consulting Group

Through the support of the Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Freeman Consulting Group (FCG) provides business consulting to local organizations on a non-fee basis. Clients are presented with workable solutions and FCG members gain valuable consulting experience.


President: Mitchell Bernstein
Treasurer: Paul Wedig
Secretary: open
Community Engagement Lead: Michael Frantzen
Education Lead: Alex Clay
Recruiting Lead: Norah Wanda
Faculty Advisor: Robert Lalka
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Graduate Business Council

The Graduate Business Council (GBC), of which all graduate business students are members, serves the academic, professional, and personal interests of its membership.The group facilitates interaction and communication among the student body, the administration, the faculty, and the Tulane community. GBC accomplishes its mission by marketing its students, developing a productive learning environment, and providing mentoring and relationship-building opportunities. GBC also serves as the umbrella organization to other graduate business organizations. Questions or concerns may be directed to the GBC officers.


President: Karina Mederos
VP Administration: Javier Hernandez-Gonzalez
VP Finance: Caroline Sorel
Student Affairs Liaison: Josh D'Arcangelo
Academic Affairs Liaison: Dean Arvan
International Affairs Liaison: Venki Loganathan
Career Development and Alumni Affairs Liaison: Ben Huck
Graduate Admissions Liaison: Mallorie Wise
GAPSA Senators: Ashley Corcoran, Max Esperance, Priyal Patel, and Maggie Robert
Master of Accounting Representative: Benjamin Knutson
Master of Business Administration Representative: Paul Wedig
Master of Business Analytics Representative: Gavin Zaentz
Master of Finance Representative: Roland Lugo Arroyo
Master of Management Representative: Luella Fitzgerald
Master of Management in Energy Representative: Zack Goldstein
Professional MBA Representative: Kyle Messer
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Hispanic Business Council

The Hispanic Business Council (HBC) creates a community of Latino business students and increases awareness of issues affecting students in business and academic settings. HBC works collaboratively with Prospanica and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana to sponsor lectures, networking events, community service projects, and career development opportunities. Membership is open to all Freeman students.


President: Javier Hernandez-Gonzalez
Vice President: Valentina Gomez
VP of Community Relations: Jordan Reaves
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel


Toastmasters is a national organization devoted to developing the speaking skills of its members. Students who participate in Toastmasters gain confidence and learn techniques that prove invaluable in classroom presentations as well as in future business situations.


President: Meghan Abe
VP of Education: Ernesto Vallejo
VP of Public Relations: Paige Goldberg
Faculty Advisor: Peter Ricchiuti
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Tulane Algorithmic Trading Club

The Tulane Algorithmic Trading Club addresses the technological challenges in today's markets by supporting research, facilitating discussions, and hosting the hands-on development of computerized trading programs. Open to all students, members will gain real-world skills through writing and developing their own trading algorithms while learning from the wisdom and experience of their peers and faculty advisors. Algorithms are tested against the markets and against other members in real-time using industry-standard platforms.


President: Harry Fox
Vice President: Jordan Fontheim
Alumni Advisor: Derek Fossier
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Tulane Analytics Club

The purpose of the Tulane Analytics Club is to educate and inspire students interested in a career in analytics and to further their knowledge of analytics. The organization offers professional resources to its members on analytics in the business world today and the tools needed to be successful in analytics. The Tulane Analytics Club offers networking events and bootcamp events where analytics professionals guide in-depth sessions on the latest analytic tools and software platforms used in industry today.


Co-Presidents: Preston Gray and Gavin Zaentz
Vice President: Matthew Daniels
Director of Communications: Bailey Cooper
Treasurer: Jake Kalinsky

Faculty Advisor: Xianjun Geng
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Tulane Black Business Student Association

The Tulane Black Business Student Association is an organization designed to promote the needs and goals of black business students and to effectuate change in the business community. The association provides leadership opportunities and support activities for its members, collaborates with other student groups, and engages in educational, political, and community service activities with the local chapter of the National Black MBA Association.


President: Norah Wanda
Vice President: Vaval Victor
VP of Finance: Max Esperance
VP of Community Development: Nia Delmast
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Tulane Energy Club

The purpose of the Tulane Energy Club is to educate and inspire students interested in pursuing a career in the energy industry. In pursuit of this goal, TEC coordinates a variety of activities for its members, including a distinguished speaker series, networking events, and field trips. By enhancing students' knowledge of the energy industry and helping them develop the relationships that are vital to success, TEC also advances the post-graduate opportunities of its members.


President: Jason Wallgren
VP-Business Development: Zack Goldstein
VP-Finance: Anne Williams
Treasurer: Steven Carvalho

Treasurer-Elect: Nnamdi Nze
Secretary: Michael Furrow
Secretary-Elect: Matt Coscino

Social Media Chair: Emily Goldstein
Advisory Board Members: Alex Clay, Karl Mueller, and Santosh Swaminathan
Faculty Advisor: Eric Smith
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Tulane Entrepreneurs Association

The Tulane Entrepreneurs Association (TEA) seeks to connect its members to resources and opportunities within Tulane and New Orleans that will allow them to immerse themselves in the thriving local entrepreneurial ecosystem. TEA actively strives to promote “purpose-driven” entrepreneurial activity by sponsoring lectures, workshops, and networking events, while continually helping its members cultivate and expand their entrepreneurial skill set. TEA also coordinates student teams to work with local start-ups and small businesses, helps entrepreneurs create business plans for entry into business plan competitions, provides student entrepreneurs with assistance in organizing their own ventures, and assists with the annual Tulane Business Model Competition.


President: Chris Flowers
Faculty Advisor: Robert Lalka
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Tulane International Business Society

The mission of the Tulane International Business Society (TIBS) is to provide Freeman graduate students with opportunities to network, to build skills, and to gain knowledge for success in the global business environment. TIBS is a student-led organization that fosters awareness of cultural and business contexts around the world and facilitates meaningful connections with business students and professionals from across the globe. It also provides professional resources and career development opportunities to students interested in pursuing a career in international business and enriches students' global learning experience through engaging events.


President: Venki Loganathan
VP of Finance: Pious Alhassan Bawa
VP of Communication: Mariami Tsiskarashvili
VP of Programming: Danielle Martin
Exchange Student Liaison: Tyler Young
Goldring Institute of International Business Liaison: Gracia Zaccaro Perrilliat
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Tulane Real Estate Club

The mission of the Tulane Real Estate Club (TREC) is to bring together Freeman students with previous experience or future interest in real estate. To fulfill this mission, TREC invites members of the New Orleans real estate community to guest lecture and network among club members. The club discusses issues in the real estate industry through regular meetings and members participate in various local and national real estate competitions.


President: Neal Talaske
Vice President: Josh D'Arcangelo 
Faculty Advisors: A.J. Brooks and John Huppi
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Tulane Value Investors Club

The Tulane Value Investors Club facilitates discussion surrounding value investing in business and academic settings. Open to all students, members gain real-world skills through writing and developing their own investment theses while learning from the wisdom and experience of their peers and practitioners.


President: S. Kyle Montello
Vice President: Jeff Joseph
Secretary: Ben Huck
Treasurer: Patton Killeen
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Tulane Women in Business

Tulane Women in Business is dedicated to fostering a community that encourages the success of women by enabling them to have meaningful careers and to promote equality in the workplace. The purpose of the organization is to offer professional resources to aid member career development and job prospects; to foster a forum for collaboration for Freeman graduate students; to organize networking events with alumni, professional women, entrepreneurs, and professors; to provide support through mentoring opportunities; and to raise awareness through community and internal outreach.


President: Ariana Antonacci
VP of Finance: Liz Hebert
Co-VP of Events: Meghan Abe and Carli Marcello
VP of Alumni Relations: Mallorie Wise
VP of Marketing: Annie Holcombe
Faculty Advisor: Ashley Nelson
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel