– 2017/2018 Executive Board –


Kaia Anderson, President

Major/Minor: Marketing with a minor in Digital Media Studies
Year in School: Senior

In this position, I lead a team of 14 executive board members and over 350 general members. I work to guide the strategy of this motivated group of women and the direction we are headed. I send out weekly newsletters, maintain relations with corporate sponsors, and assist with the budget. U of M WIB is also hosting the Big 10 WIB Conference in January. We are excited to plan and execute this national event! This year, WIB aims to have greater campus outreach, provide an inclusive environment for all students interested in business, and continue to empower women.

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Jennifer Page, Vice President of Corporate Relations

Major/Minor: Marketing and Supply Chain & Operations
Year in School: Senior

I maintain WIB’s relationships with our sponsors on a day-to-day basis as well as plan the sponsor signature events.

Director of the 2018 Women’s Business Connection Leadership Conference: Our organization is hosting the third annual Women’s Business Connection Leadership Conference and I, along with other Executive Board members, are planning the conference events focused around the theme “Fearless: The Journey Ahead”

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Melissa Luther, Vice President of Marketing

Major/Minor: Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management
Year in School: Junior

I collaborate with the Carlson School graphic design contact to create and distribute all marketing materials and promotions for WIB, as well as club t-shirts.  I also manage all social media for the organization, be sure to follow our organization on all platforms!

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Annika Clouse, Vice President of Philanthropy

Major/Minor: Supply Chain & Operations, Management Information Systems
Year in School: Junior

As the Vice President of Philanthropy, I am in charge of planning the annual WIB Gala. The WIB Gala is the largest philanthropic event that Women in Business puts on each year. The gala is planned by a number of members who make up the subcommittee. The subcommittees focus on four separate areas: Finance, Operations and Logistics, Donations and Marketing. All proceeds raised from this event benefit our partner charity, The Jeremiah Program.

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Bethany Haag, Vice President of Finance

Major/Minor: Accounting
Year in School: Senior

As the VP of Finance, I am responsible for tracking the organization’s budget. This includes working with the Undergraduate office, as well as other members of the WIB Executive team. I monitor the funds we have coming in from sponsors and members, allocate them to the different committees and events, and track expenses throughout the year.

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Alanna Pundsack, Vice President of Technology

Major/Minor: Accounting with a minor in Leadership
Year in School: Junior

I am the VP Technology which means that I manage everything data-related for WIB!  This includes membership and attendance information, the digital platforms we use, and the program that runs our website. I analyze and collect the data so that we can make informed decisions and implement better strategies for the organization.

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Ife Ekunsanmi, Vice President of Professional Development

Major/Minor: Marketing with a minor in Human Resources
Year in School: Sophomore

This role has many exciting components to it! I, along with my Networking Events Committee, work closely with the VP of Corporate relations to create Fall and Spring networking events for both students and sponsors. I coordinate the date, time, theme, venue, logistics, and activities for both internal and external networking events. I get to event plan, promote, communicate, work in teams, and be a part of my favorite organization on campus, WIB!

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Ella Marzolf, Co-Vice President of Member Relations

Major/Minor: Finance or Marketing with a minor in Spanish
Year in School: Sophomore

I am responsible for managing the recruitment of new members and the Buddy Program.  I collaborate with Bridget to plan several social events throughout the year to engage others and foster strong and meaningful relationships between WIB members.

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Kyra Lucke, Vice President of External Relations

Major/Minor: Marketing with Business Analytics minor.
Year in School: Sophomore

I am the primary contact between Women in Business and other University of Minnesota organizations and programs, including the Carlson School’s largest annual event, the Women’s Leadership Conference. I also work closely with staff to organize and execute Spark, a recruitment event for prospective Carlson students, and I plan the annual WIB Leadership dinner to celebrate the hard work of our members. I’m beyond excited for the unique opportunity to serve on the planning committee for the Business Women Connect conference, which will be hosted by the our WIB chapter for the first time this year!

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Carmen Nusbaum, Vice President of Member Development

Major/Minor: Major in International Business and Human Resources with a minor in Business Law 
Year in School:Junior

I am the VP of Member Development and in this role I oversee the LEAD Team and work with them to plan bi-weekly meetings that focus on providing valuable content centered around helping members develop both in their professional and personal lives.

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Bridget Nath, Co-Vice President of Member Relations

Major/Minor: Entrepreneurial Management with minors in Leadership and Marketing
Year in School: Junior

As Co-Vice President of Member Relations, my goal is to facilitate authentic relationships and spur genuine connection among our members. I oversee the Buddy Program and focus on the recruitment and retention of our members.

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Julia Westling, Co-Vice President of Community Involvement

Major/Minor: Marketing or Finance
Year in School: Sophomore

I am excited to serve as the co-VP of community involvement for this year! The biggest goal is to expand WIB’s volunteer opportunities and increase member involvement, and so Emma and I will be planning monthly volunteer events for all members and leading a team to serve at our partner charity multiple times a month. I’m looking forward to expanding WIB’s outreach!

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Emma Froseth, Co-Vice President of Community Involvement

Major/Minor: Major in Finance and Public & Non-Profit Management with a minor in Business Law
Year in School: Sophomore

I am the Co-VP of Community Involvement for Women in Business with Julia Westling. I coordinate monthly volunteer events for the WIB Cares Committee at the Jeremiah Program. The Jeremiah Program is a non-profit that helps mothers and their children through housing, childcare, and empowerment classes. The program helps end poverty through a two-generation approach.  I also help organize monthly volunteer events in the community for all Women in Business members.

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2017 – 2018 Advisory Board


Lori Zumwinkle – Managing Director – Accenture

Connie Lahn – Managing Partner, Minneapolis Office – Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Kelley Thomes Ries – Vice President of Marketing Strategy – United Healthcare

Aditi Steinbruchel – Vice President / Financial Analyst Program Manager – Wells Fargo

Wendy Lutter – Senior Lecturer – Carlson School of Management`

Lindsay Amundson – Marketing Manager – Land O’ Lakes

Becca Orbeck – Accountant – Cargill

Laura Studer – Technology & Cyber Risk Advisory – EY