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Beta Alpha Psi
This honorary national accounting fraternity seeks to promote continuous self-improvement, to foster high moral and ethical standards, to encourage and recognize scholastic and professional excellence, to cultivate a sense of responsibility and service, to promote the collegiate study of accounting, and to provide an opportunity for association between members and practicing accountants. Membership, by invitation only, is based on scholarship and professional attributes.
President: Anne Cheatham
Vice President: John Rose
Secretary: Stacy Landau
Treasurer: Alissa Sage
Controller: Jacob Berkelhamer
Faculty Advisor: Karen Foust
Staff Advisor: Lauren Gavioli

Beta Gamma Sigma
The purpose of this honorary business scholastic fraternity is to reward scholarship and accomplishment in all phases of business, to promote the advancement of education in the science of business, and to foster principles of honesty and integrity in business practices. High scholarship and promise of marked ability are the prime requisites for membership nominations. Induction ceremonies are held during the fall and spring semesters.
President: John Silbernagel
Faculty Advisor: James McFarland

Freeman Consulting Group (FCG)
Through the support of the Tulane Association of Business Alumni (TABA) and the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship, the Freeman Consulting Group (FCG) provides business consulting to local organizations on a non-fee basis. Clients are presented with workable solutions and FCG members gain valuable consulting experience.
President: Kyle Cranfill
Executive Vice President: Maurio Ingato
VP of Project Development: Lauren Siegel
VP of Marketing: Dan Hall
VP of Finance: Arpit Bhopalkar
VP of Operations: Bingying Li
VP of Graduate Student Relations: Shyamal Mandirwala
Faculty Advisor:
Sherif Ebrahim
Staff Advisor: Rosalind Butler

Freeman Golf Club
The purpose of the Freeman Golf Club is to provide a networking platform to connect graduate-level Freeman students with faculty, alumni, and local business leaders. Members do not need any golfing experience and are encouraged to participate in group events that will include golf outings, golf practice sessions, and social events.
President: Elliott Edwards
Executive Vice President-Administration and Ethics: Maurio Ingato
Executive Vice President-Recruitment and Development: Jerry DiColo
Executive Vice President-Archives: Billy Utt 
Faculty Advisor: Frank Jaster  
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Global Brigades
Global Brigades is the world's largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. The organization has mobilized tens of thousands of students and professionals, through skill-based programs that work in partnership with community members, to improve quality of life in under resourced regions while respecting local culture. The Tulane chapter focuses on microfinance initiatives and developments in developing countries. Each year, the chapter plans a trip to Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, or Ghana to share members' knowledge and expertise with local entrepreneurs by delivering financial literacy workshops. Further, members work with indigenous villages to develop community banks and set up savings and credit systems.
President: Cameron Berthelsen
Vice President: Nikunj Bajaj
Membership and Recruiting: Qinyuan "Dora" Xie
Fundraising: Joseph Clark
Treasurer: Siyi Zheng

Graduate Business Council (GBC)
GBC, of which all graduate business students are members, serves the academic, professional, and personal interests of its membership.The group facilitates interaction and communication among the student body, the administration, the faculty, and the Tulane community. GBC accomplishes its mission by marketing its students, developing a productive learning environment, and providing mentoring and relationship-building opportunities. GBC also serves as the "umbrella" organization to other graduate business organizations. Questions or concerns may be directed to the GBC.  
President: David C Dowty
VP Administration:
Allison May
VP Finance: Dan Brownfield
Student Affairs Liaison: Matt Guidry
Academic Affairs Liaison: Cameron Berthelsen  
International Affairs Liaison: Kyle Cranfill
Career Development and Alumni Affairs Liaison: Tolga Erman
Graduate Admissions Liaison: Anna Labadie
GAPSA Senators: Leigh Cosolito, Garreth DeVoe, and
Jevon Gibb 
Master of Accounting Representative: Annelise Broussard
Master of Finance Representative:
Menglong "Achilles" Yin
Master of Management in Energy Representative: Albert "Tyler" Goldich
Master of Management Representative: Sacha "Gigi" Ackerman
PMBA Representative: Emily Ockerlund
Staff Advisor:
John Silbernagel

Professional MBA Student Advisory Group
This group, under the umbrella of the Graduate Business Council (GBC), serves the academic, professional, and social needs of the part-time, evening MBA students.
President: Emily Ockerlund
Staff Advisor: Stephen Estrada

Toastmasters International

Toastmasters is a national organization devoted to developing the speaking skills of its members. Students who participate in Toastmasters gain confidence and learn techniques that prove invaluable in classroom presentations as well as in future business situations.
President: Annelise Broussard
VP-Education: Federico Escobar
VP-Public Relations: Molly Jubas
VP-Membership: Pawan Saxena
Treasurer: Cameron Berthelsen
Faculty Advisor: Peter Ricchiuti

Tulane Algorithmic Trading Club

The Tulane Algorithmic Trading Club addresses the technological challenges in today's markets by supporting research, facilitating discussions, and hosting the hands-on development of computerized trading programs. Open to all students, members will gain real-world skills through writing and developing their own trading algorithms while learning from the wisdom and experience of their peers and faculty advisors. Algorithms are tested against the markets and against other members in real-time using industry-standard platforms.
President: Ron Jackson
Co-Vice President: Eli Engelman
Co-Vice President: Jonathan Ginsburgh
Member-at-Large: Johnny Mickel
Faculty Advisor: Kurt Gerwitz
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Tulane Black MBA Association

The purpose of the Tulane Black MBA Association is to facilitate awareness and learning of issues affecting minorities in business and academia. This group sponsors lectures and community service programs and offers opportunities in career development. Membership is open to all graduate and undergraduate students.
President: Jarrett Lemieux
Co-Vice President: Jaymee Lewis
Co-Vice President: Christina Marie Terry
Treasurer: Jayda Jones
Secretary: Dominique Alexander
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Tulane Endowment Fund Proxy Voting Committee (PVC)

The PVC is responsible for voting the proxies of all shares of stock directly held by Tulane University's Darwin Fenner Funds. The goal is profit maximization while also weighing the social and environmental impact of the votes. The PVC has full discretion to vote the proxies unless otherwise directed by Tulane's Investment Office.
President: Arpit Bhopalkar  
VP-Communications: Min Zhang
VP & Social Chair: Katy Turnbull
VP & General Counsel: Deepanshu Sharma  
Faculty Advisor: Michael Yest

Tulane Energy Club (TEC)
The purpose of Tulane Energy Club is to educate and inspire students interested in pursuing a career in the energy industry. In pursuit of this goal, TEC coordinates a variety of activities for its members, including a distinguished speaker series, field trips, networking socials, and an energy trading competition. By enhancing students' knowledge of the energy industry and helping them develop the relationships that are vital to success, TEC also advances the post-graduate opportunities of its members.
President: Matt Guidry
Vice President and Treasurer: Jerry DiColo  
Secretary and Member at Large: Shyamal Mandirwala  
Member at Large: Tolga Erman 
Faculty Advisor: Eric Smith
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Tulane Entrepreneurs Association (TEA)
The mission of the Tulane Entrepreneurs Association is to assist members in expanding their entrepreneurial skill base. TEA sponsors lectures, workshops, and social networking events, and provides student entrepreneurs with assistance in organizing their own ventures. TEA coordinates student teams that create business plans for entry into business plan competitions, and sponsors the Tulane Business Model Competition. TEA is open to all Tulane students.
President: Billy Utt
Vice President of Operations and Director, Business Model Competition: Nicholaus "Nick" Leverett
Vice President of Finance: Sarah Robertson 
Vice President of Marketing: Katy Turnbull
Vice President of External Affairs: Annie Daskovsky
Faculty Advisor: Sherif Ebrahim
Staff Advisor: Lina Alfieri-Stern

Tulane Graduate Women in Business
Tulane Graduate Women in Business is dedicated to fostering a community that encourages the success of women by enabling them to have meaningful careers and to promote equality in the workplace. The purpose of the organization is to offer professional resources to aid member career development and job prospects; to foster a forum for collaboration for Freeman graduate students; to organize networking events with alumni, professional women, entrepreneurs, and professors; to provide support through mentoring opportunities; and to raise awareness through community and internal outreach.
President: Sophia Brown
Lauren Siegel
VP-Finance: Malory Weir
VP-Programming: Katy Turnbull
VP-Student Affairs:
Sarah Robertson  
Faculty Advisor:  open
Staff Advisor: Peggy Babin

Tulane Real Estate Club

The mission of the Tulane Real Estate Club is to bring together Freeman students with previous experience or future interests in real estate. To fulfill this mission, the club invites members of the New Orleans real estate community to guest lecture and network among club members. The club discusses issues in the real estate industry through regular meetings and members participate in various local and national real estate competitions.
President: Nicholaus Leverett 
Faculty Advisor: open 
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Last Updated 1/27/15
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