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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: Nick Arminio
Vice President: Xinxin Zhang
Treasurer: Paton Lamprecht
Reporter: Megan McDonell
Controller: Emily Curran
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 (FCG)

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: Analisa "Sesa" Leavoy
Executive Vice President: Philip Lopez
Vice President of Finance: Teddy McCullough
Faculty Advisor: Robert Lalka
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Graduate Business Council (GBC)

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: Luis Behrhorst
VP Administration: Khyati "Kathy" Rai
VP Finance: Ian Konrad
Student Affairs Liaison: Analisa "Sesa" Leavoy
Academic Affairs Liaison: Kaylyn McElroy
International Affairs Liaison: Bach Duong "Steve" Ho
Career Development and Alumni Affairs Liaison: Neil Agarwal
Graduate Admissions Liaison: Teddy McCullough
GAPSA Senators: Aakash Amin, Caitlyn Mayhorn, Adam Skolnick, and Liuning Yan
Master of Accounting Representative: Jinlei Liu
Master of Business Administration Representative: Olivia Mertensmeyer
Master of Business Analytics Representative: Anne Hatcher
Master of Finance Representative: Savannah Strachan
Master of Management Representative: Gabrielle Hazard
Master of Management in Energy Representative: Marco Battistel
Professional MBA Representative: Joseph Sturtz
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Professional MBA Student Advisory Group

This group, under the umbrella of the Graduate Business Council (GBC), serves the academic, professional, and social needs of the part-time, evening MBA students.


President: Joseph Sturtz
Staff Advisor: Kim Black

Toastmasters International

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: Ernesto Vallejo
Vice President-Education: Christopher Wong
Vice President-Membership: Aaron Mayer
Vice President-Public Relations: William Forrester
Secretary/Treasurer: Ye "Shirley" Liu
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: Ian Konrad
Treasurer: Liang Song
Faculty Advisor: Kurt Gerwitz
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Tulane Black MBA Association

The purpose of the Tulane Black MBA Association (TBMBAA) is to facilitate awareness and learning of issues affecting minorities in business and academic settings. This group will operate in connection with the New Orleans chapter of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA). It sponsors lectures and community service programs and offers opportunities in career development. Membership is open to all graduate and undergraduate students.


President: McKenzie Neely-Wright
Vice President: Andrea Ewalefo
Treasurer: Ramelia Stewart-Frederick
Director of Communications: Juliana Singleton
Staff Advisor: Leonard Williams

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: Alyssa Bradley
Vice President: Kasin Luu
Treasurer: Ibukun Osikoya
Faculty Advisor: Eric Smith
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Tulane Entrepreneurs Association

The mission of the Tulane Entrepreneurs Association is to assist members in expanding their entrepreneurial skill base. TEA sponsors lectures, workshops, and social networking events, and provides student entrepreneurs with assistance in organizing their own ventures. TEA coordinates student teams that create business plans for entry into business plan competitions, and sponsors the Tulane Business Model Competition. TEA is open to all Tulane students.

President: Neil Agarwal
Vice President: Bach Duong "Steve" Ho
Treasurer: Yushan "Jessica" Shi
Faculty Advisor: Robert Lalka
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Tulane Latin Leadership Council

The purpose of the Tulane Latin Leadership Council (TLLC) is to facilitate awareness and learning of issues affecting minorities in business and academic settings. TLLC sponsors lectures and community service programs and offers opportunities for career development. Membership is open to all Freeman students.


President: Jorge P. Rodriguez
Vice President: Luis Behrhorst
Treasurer: Ernesto Vallejo
Secretary: open
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: Kaylyn McElroy
VP of Events: Mary Titus
VP of Finance: Kathy Rai
VP of Communications: Sonia Naikavde
Faculty Advisor: Ashley Nelson
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel