Board Members

Board Leadership:

  • Andrew DaSilva | Co-President
  • Jordan Kabbani | Co-President
  • John Keig | VP, Corporate Relations
  • Feng Gao | Director, Corporate Relations
  • Matthew Sellman | VP, Admissions
  • Dayna Hine | Director, Admissions
  • Letizia Tsui | VP, Events
  • Tyler Hauck | Director, Events
  • Daniel Jahn | VP, Finance 
  • Will Chen | Director, Finance 
  • Stefan Kapelac | VP, Marketing
  • David Baldwin | VP, Social
  • Sean Pavlik | VP, Alumni
  • Francesco Esposito | VP, Campus Relations
  • Chandra Sahu | BBA President
  • Ashley Lee | BBA VP, Corporate Relations
  • Monali Desai | BBA VP, Community Outreach
     

Selected Board Profiles

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Sean Pavlik, MBA/MS ’18

Hometown: Nashville, TN, USA

Undergraduate University, Major: Northwestern University, Environmental Sciences & International Studies

Previous Industry/Function: I spent three years in Washington, DC, with a nonprofit working with the U.S. Congress on international business, energy, trade, and security issues, focusing on Japan, Germany, Turkey, and the EU. Before my time in Washington, I taught English in Japan for two years through the Japanese government’s Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program.

Desired Industry/Function: My time at Ross has focused on business strategy, with emphasis on sustainability and energy.

Other Interests/activities: I have been on the boards of the Energy Club and Erb Institute Student Advisory Board for two years and am a dual degree with the School of Natural Resources through the Erb Institute.

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John Keig, MBA ’18

Hometown: Quad Cities, IA/IL, USA

Undergraduate University, Major: Georgetown University, History

Previous Industry/Function: I worked for 9 years as a political consulting, focusing on campaign management and strategy. I worked primarily with first-time candidates to hone messaging and grow campaigns to be competitive against established incumbents.

Desired Industry/Function: I intend on pursuing strategy consulting when I leave Ross because I want to get the opportunity to enhance my experiences before Ross and classroom learning at Ross to get experience in multiple industries and functions to later specialize.

Other Interests/activities: I am a Project Team Leader for the Community Consulting Club, working with a non-profit client in Detroit on pricing strategy for its facilities rentals, and a Member of the Wine Club, Gourmet Club, and Consulting Club

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Stefan Kapelac, MBA ’18

Hometown: Portland, Oregon, USA

Undergraduate University, Major: Chapman University, Economics

Previous Industry/Function: I was previously in healthcare, working for a large provider on the west coast doing strategic planning and analytics. Previous experience is in the retail and non-profit space

Desired Industry/Function: I interned at Amazon as part of their Retail Leadership Development Program and am going back full-time

Other Interests/activities: Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund (Fellow), Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee, Michigan Business Women Allies, Wine clubs.

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David Baldwin, MBA ’18

Hometown: Battle Creek, MI, USA

Undergraduate University, Major: Michigan State University, Hospitality Business and Construction Management

Previous Industry/Function: Real Estate

Desired Industry/Function: Human Resources

Other Interests/activities: Section Ethics and Values Chair

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Jordan Kabbani, MBA ’18

Hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Undergraduate University, Major: Tulane University, Economics & Political Science

Previous Industry/Function: I spent 4 years working for a boutique consulting firm focused on real estate development and financing

Desired Industry/Function: Pursuing investment banking

Other Interests/activities: Part of the Data Insights & Analytics Club (DIAG)

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Drew DaSilva, MBA ’18

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Undergraduate University, Major: St. John’s University, Sports Management

Previous Industry/Function: I spent 5 1/2 years in Federal and State/Local government consulting. My primary focus was technology, leading a large scale health benefit system implementation, but also did some human capital work.

Desired Industry/Function: My time at Ross has been focused on CPG and retail marketing. I hope to obtain an internship and pursue a full-time career in marketing after graduation.

Other Interests/activities: I also serve as a Ross Student Ambassador.

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Letizia Tsui, MBA ’18

Hometown: San Jose, CA by way of Los Angeles, USA

Undergraduate University, Major: UCLA, English

Previous Industry/Function: I spent 7 years in retail banking, 2 of those in an LDP and the rest managing a bank branch

Desired Industry/Function: I am a career switcher, and I plan to work in marketing as a brand manager or product manager.

Other Interests/activities: I’m a proud ally working to support the Ross LGBT community! Also a member of the Asian American Business Association, Follies, and Michigan Marketing Club.

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Francesco Esposito, MBA ’18

Hometown: Sorrento, Italy

Undergraduate University, Major: Universita’ degli Studi di Siena, Economics

Previous Industry/Function: Before coming to Ross, I spent 11 years working as a business analyst for a major shipping company, focusing on forecast and analysis of macroeconomic scenarios, developing price sensitivity models and determining asset deployment. I also have the CFA designation, passing the CFA level III in 2014.

Desired Industry/Function: I am looking to apply my background in Economics and Finance to the functions of Corporate Finance and General Management

Other Interests/activities: I am the Ethics chair of my section and the Director of External Relations for OFB

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Daniel Jahn, MBA ’18

Hometown: Chicago, IL, USA

Undergraduate University, Major: Calvin College, Public Accounting & Economics

Previous Industry/Function: Prior to Ross, I was at Deloitte in Detroit for 6 years in their external audit practice focusing on the automotive and technology sectors. I interned at American Airlines in financial planning in Dallas, TX, between my first and second year at Ross.

Desired Industry/Function: I am specializing in corporate finance targeting capital-intensive industries such as automotive, manufacturing and airlines in the mid-west region.

Other Interests/activities: I love to travel, hike and go off-roading. At Ross, I am the MBA President of the Habitat for Humanity Club and have been on several international builds over the past couple years, in addition to the builds the club does each fall.

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Feng Gao, MBA ’19

Hometown: Binhai, China; Cologne, Germany

Undergraduate University, Major: Beijing Foreign Studies University, German Language and Literature; University of Worms, International Retail Management

Previous Industry/Function: Before Ross, I have worked as international Key Account Manager for Porsche at the headquarters in Germany, with a primary responsibility for the business development in the entire Asia-Pacific market.

Desired Industry/Function: My time at Ross has focused on strategy and entrepreneurship. I am aiming to join a leadership rotational program or sales/business development team in the tech industry.

Other Interests/activities: Board member of the European Business Association, Ross Student Ambassador, Entrepreneur and Venture Club, LeaderX (LDRx), +LAB (Positive Organizations) Fellow.

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Tyler Hauck, MBA ’19

Hometown: Livonia, Michigan, USA

Undergraduate University, Major: University of Michigan, Business Administration

Previous Industry/Function: I worked in the airline industry in a variety of roles including pricing, corporate sales, and international strategy

Desired Industry/Function: Consulting

Other Interests/activities: I am President of my Section so I am very passionate about building a strong community here at Ross! Consequently, I am also involved in the Ross Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, and I am a Student Ambassador for the admissions team.

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Will Chen, MBA ’19

Hometown: Shanghai, China

Undergraduate University, Major: Fudan University, Management Science

Previous Industry/Function: Two years as auditor in Deloitte, four years as media controller in L’Oréal, and two years as commercial manager in MEC, an advertising agency under WPP group.

Desired Industry/Function: Still want to remain in a finance role, but in technology and financial service industry

Other Interests/activities: Dogs, dogs, dogs! Movies, movies, movies! Ballet, ballet, ballet! Hmmmm, maybe I should make a film about a dog dancing.

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Dayna Hine, MBA ’19

Hometown: Southbury, CT

Undergraduate University, Major: University of Connecticut; Political Science, Women’s Studies & Human Rights

Previous Industry/Function: My career focus was in nonprofit management and operations. Prior to Ross, I worked at Girls Who Code for three years where my team built the infrastructure of Girls Who Code to support the movement’s rapid growth.

Desired Industry/Function: I intend to enter consulting. I enjoy problem solving and am looking forward to learning different industries and addressing new business challenges.

Other Interests/activities: I love the Ross community and serve as my Section President, Director of Diversity for Michigan Business Women and am part of The Bus. Outside of Ross, I like playing sports and spending as much time as I can outdoors.

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 Ashley Lee, BBA ’18

Hometown: Atlanta, GA, USA

Major/minor, Focus: BBA, Marketing & Strategy with Minor(s) in Entrepreneurial Studies and Sustainability

Previous Work Experience: I interned at Anheuser-Busch this past summer as a Global Management Trainee. My project focused on managing the Budweiser brand and improving internal stakeholder relationships on a high overview level.

Desired Industry/Function: I intend on pursuing a marketing focused career, but am still very unclear as to what function I would like to start my career in.

Other Interests/activities: I am working on campus as a Peer Coach for the Ross Career Development Office, a Staff Member at Outdoor Adventures for Rec Sports, and a student facilitator for the IDO program at Ross.

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Monali Desai, BBA ’19

Hometown: Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA

Major/minor, Focus: Business Administration with minors in History and Asian Studies

Previous Work Experience: I interned at Deutsche Bank this past summer in the Global Markets Division. There, I worked in fixed income trading and structuring.

Desired Industry/Function: I plan to pursue a career in sales and trading after graduation.

Other Interests/activities: I am a BA100 Peer Coach, a member of Michigan Interactive Investments, and the president of Hindu Students Council.

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