First Year Board Members
Tony Uhl, President
Before Smith, Tony worked for an international development NGO in DC supporting enterprise development projects around the world. He is moving into the tech/telecoms sector with a focus on marketing analytics and general management. His favorite country ever visited: Mali in West Africa. The culture, hiking, music and stories are unforgettable.
Harsh Raghuvanshi, Vice President of Finance
Harsh Raghuvanshi is a Second year Full time MBA and VP Finance of Emerging Markets Associations. This summer he worked as an Intern in FedEx in Revenue Management Control Center. His focus area is Revenue Management and Analytics. Before MBA, he has worked in Samsung, designing and developing Mobile application. He has worked in India and Korea in Samsung Electronics. The favorite country that he has visited is Korea.
Chris O’Brien, Vice President of External Relations
Chris O’Brien is a second year MBA at The Smith School. He comes from an Asset Management background where he spent 5 years in marketing and business development roles. Over the summer, he worked at Marriott International as a Product Manager on the Digital Globalization team and hopes to do similar work post- MBA. In his free time, Chris loves to spend time in the outdoors and hang out with his wife and dog. An outdoor enthusiast, Chris found his heaven in New Zealand but also has a fondness for Costa Rica and Hawaii, both of which he has traveled to multiple times.
Katica Kiss, Vice President of Marketing
Katica Kiss is a second year MBA student at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, focusing on general management and marketing. Katica’s background is in education management and nonprofit tax policy, and she is pursuing a career in education and edtech. Most recently, she was a Product Management Intern at Blackboard Inc. Her favorite countries visited include Jordan and Spain.
Snigdha Jain, Vice President of Signature Events
Second Year Board Members
Gabrielle started her career at Calvin Klein in e-commerce, then moved to Kate Spade Saturday. At Kate Spade Saturday she worked on the launch of the new brand overseas, working on multiple marketing efforts and sales analysis. Gabrielle’s favorite countries that she has visited include Peru and Cuba.
Victoria has six years’ experience in the realm of nonprofit management and evaluation of international development projects and community-based organizations in the U.S. and Africa. Most recently she worked with TechnoServe in Botswana to design and implement an impact assessment of a training program for small and medium enterprises and, prior to enrolling in the MBA/MPP program, Victoria managed education projects funded by The Gates Foundation, USAID and UNICEF with Tostan in Guinea. She loved living in Guinea, West Africa, with its lush green landscape and whose islands, “Treasure Island.
Andrew started his MBA at the Smith School of Business in the Fall of 2015. Prior to his MBA, Andrew worked at CEB in Arlington, Virginia where he researched and advised Fortune 1000 finance executives on topics such as analytics, budgeting, forecasting, capital budgeting, and organizational structures. Andrew obtained his undergraduate degree in Finance from Elon University. He has traveled globally for both study and leisure purposes, his favorite place being Halong Bay, Vietnam.
Leon is a 2017 MBA Candidate and originally comes from Burundi in East Africa. He has a background in Investment Management and Commercial Banking. He believes the rise of Emerging Markets is the defining trend of our time, and hopes to be able to work raising capital for companies in Emerging Markets, helping them to fuel their growth.His favorite country that he has visited is Kenya. The diversity of the landscape, from crystal blue water on the coast to the breathtaking game reserve, is unique. Kenya is also very dynamic, with a growing economy and vibrant tech scene.