Leadership

Executive Board

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Kevin Hannigan – President
Kevin is a second-year MBA with a focus in Supply Chain. He previously attended the University of Maryland, graduating with an undergraduate degree in Communication in 2011. He had spent four years working in broadcast journalism, first as an intern for Special Report w/Bret Baier at Fox News Channel, then as a Desk Assistant and Researcher for NBC News Washington, and finally as an Assignment Editor for ABC-7/WJLA in the Washington, DC market. This past summer, he interned as a Procurement Specialist for Fannie Mae. Kevin also serves as the Vice President of Marketing for the Supply Chain & Operations Club, Vice President of Marketing for the MBA Consulting Club, and is the co-founder and Vice President of Logistics for the Data Analytics Club. Contact: Kevin.Hannigan@rhsmith.umd.edu

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Prachi Savant – Executive Vice President
Prachi is a 2nd year MBA candidate with a focus in marketing and product management. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Mumbai. She has worked in sales in the technology and telecommunications industry for five years in leadership positions. Prachi spent her summer interning at DHL as a Sales & Projects Intern which she will continue through the year. A desire to improve her public speaking skills drove Prachi to join PCC and Toastmasters. In addition to the Professional Communications Club,  serves as the VP of Events for the Smith Association of Women MBAs and as VP of Marketing for the International MBA Club. In her spare time, Prachi enjoys hiking and scuba diving. Contact: Prachi.Savant@rhsmith.umd.edu

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Lucia Xia – Vice President of Finance
Lucia is a second-year MBA with a focus in Consulting and Data Analysis. Prior to Smith, she was a Brand Strategist from Shanghai and served clients such as Wrigley, Danaher, Li&Fung, Reckitt Benckiser, The Nature Conservancy, to name a few. This past summer, she interned as a Sustainability Consultant for Hilton Worldwide. Lucia also serves as the VP in Energy Club and Entrepreneur Club. Contact: Yanfei.Xia@rhsmith.umd.edu

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Andrae Wiggins – Vice President of Marketing; President of Toastmasters
Andrae is a second-year MBA with a focus in Marketing. He previously attended the University of Maryland, graduating with an undergraduate degree in Economics in 2009. He had spent seven years working in retail, first as an Assistant Branch Manager for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, then Branch Manager for SunTrust Bank, Branch Manager for TD Bank and Executive Team Leader of Sales Floor/Guest Experience at Target. This past summer, he interned on the Retail Strategy and Distribution team at Verizon Wireless in Basking Ridge, NJ. Andrae also serves as the VP of Marketing for the Professional Communications Club, VP of Marketing for the Entrepreneurship/Technology Club and VP of Alumni Relations for the BMBAA. Contact: Andrae.Wiggins@rhsmith.umd.edu

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Laura Holt – Vice President of Signature Events
Laura is a second-year MBA with a focus in marketing. Prior to Smith, she attended the University of Dayton (go, Flyers!) receiving an undergraduate degree in business with majors in marketing and finance. She spent just over three years working in brand management for a direct selling company supporting their vitamins and dietary supplements brand then leading consumer experience. Over the summer Laura found her way to an industry that supports her true passion, pet care, and interned in brand management for Nestle Purina in St. Louis, MO. Contact: Laura.Holt@rhsmith.umd.edu

First-Year Board Members

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Evan Klondar
Evan is a first-year MBA/MPP focusing on consulting and human capital.  Prior to Smith, he was a technology consultant with Avanade, a division of Accenture, and served clients in the distribution, retail, and nonprofit industries.  Throughout his consulting career, Evan recognized the value of clear and confident communication and wants to spread this idea at Smith.  Evan also serves as a first-year board member of the Jewish MBA Association and the Human Capital Association. Contact: Evan.Klondar@rhsmith.umd.edu

Sreejith Manghat
Sreejith is a first-year MBA candidate with a focus on technology consulting. Prior to Smith, he worked for over five years with Infosys Limited. He was a Technology Analyst for the financial services industry, specializing in Wealth and Investment Management. Sreejith also serves on the board of the Data Analytics Club and International MBA Club. He is also part of the Smith Toastmasters Community. Contact: Sreejith.Manghat@rhsmith.umd.edu

Karolyn Maynard
Karolyn is a first year MBA student.  Prior to Smith, she was a Manager within the Enterprise Risk Service line at Deloitte Caribbean and Bermuda, working with Senior Leadership to bring solutions to the market through partnerships with Latin America and other centers of excellence. Karolyn is passionate about cross-cultural collaboration, learning and development, and social impact. She is also a board member of the Latin American MBA Association and the Human Capital Club. Contact: Karolyn.Maynard@rhsmith.umd.edu