Club Leadership

 Joe Okamoto, President

Joe is a 2nd year MBA student mainly pursuing human resources at Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. He was previously a human resources and fossil fuel coordinator at The Kansai Electric Power Company, the second biggest electricity producing and supplying company in Japan. Joe has experience in engineer recruiting, talent management. As a recruiter, Joe recruited 306 prospective engineers in two years and assigned them 75 offices. He also managed 400 employees in one of the biggest front offices in the company, and helped them maintain and raise their motivations. As a fossil fuel coordinator, he was in charge of managing three subsidiaries established in Perth, Australia, helped Kansai and its subsidiaries advance Ichthys LNG Project. His internship was in US Lacrosse, overseeing the successful organizational structure and business model that can be applied to Japanese businesses.Joe brings a diverse and international perspective to SEA.

Daniel Ford, President

Daniel is a second year student at the R.H. Smith School of Business. Prior to Smith, Daniel spent five years with Vanguard in Malvern, PA in various finance capacities including: FINRA licensed Client Relationship Administrator, Mutual Fund Accountant, and Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis Administrator. Daniel holds a BA in economics from Washington College where he first became interested in energy following a class on the economics of energy markets.  In addition to being co-president of the Smith Energy Association he is the energy/utilities analyst for the Mayer Fund, a $3.6M school endowment. He is currently concentrating in finance and is seeking full time opportunities in corporate finance.

Lucia Xia – VP of External Affairs

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 Professional Communication Club and Entrepreneur Club.
 Muhammad Khan, VP of Finance

Muhammad Khan is a second-year MBA student at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Prior to joining the MBA program,  Muhammad worked within the financial industry as a technology analyst. He is currently focusing on General Management & Strategy in the MBA program, and worked as an Associate at the Deloitte Consulting LLP for summer internship.

 Sunghoon Huh, VP of Marketing

Sunghoon Huh is a second-year MBA student concentrating Marketing and Strategy. Before coming to Smith, Sunghoon worked for Samsung for five years in content marketing and service planning. He managed Smart TV for US, Latin America, South East Asia, and Oceania region working with various content providers. He holds a B.A in International Commerce which makes him interested in global business and energy industry. He loves the Winter and enjoys skiing very much.