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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: Jason Dunleavy
Vice President: Marissa Cohen

Treasurer: Avijita Panwar
Controller: Morgan Barnes
Faculty Advisor: Karen Foust

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: Antoinette Savoie
Executive Vice President: Mahesh Ratnam Rajan
VP of Marketing: Grace Cammack
VP of Finance: Ryan Cohagen
VP of Operations: Brandon Bujnowski
VP of Client Relations: Brandt Arceneaux
VP of Graduate Student Relations: Sacha "Gigi" Ackerman
Faculty Advisor: Sherif Ebrahim

Staff Advisor: Stephanie Kleehammer

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: Ryan Cohagen
Faculty Advisor: Frank Jaster  
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

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: JP Navarro
VP Administration: Josh Zuckerman

VP Finance: Alex Moore
Student Affairs Liaison: Jennifer Grau
Academic Affairs Liaison: open 
International Affairs Liaison: Maylin Moncada
Career Development and Alumni Affairs Liaison: Zach Foster
Graduate Admissions Liaison: Ann Marshall Thomas
GAPSA Senators: Emily Lambert, JP Navarro, and Coleman Russell 
Master of Accounting Representative: Luke Hayes
Master of Business Administration Representative: Matt Rizner
Master of Finance Representative: Huaiyu Zhang
Master of Management in Energy Representative: Adam Laurie
Master of Management Representative: Makayla Barton
PMBA Representative: Isabella Finnell
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: Isabella Finnell
Staff Advisor: open

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: Meng "Livia" Wang
VP-Education: Olalekan "Lekan" Ogunsakin
VP-Public Relations: Emma Brons
VP-Membership: April Hartman
Treasurer: Caltha Seymour
Secretary: Mengru "Helen" He
Sergeant-at-Arms: Xavier Allen-Jones
Quote Master: open

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: Coleman Russell
Secretary: Meredith Marmande
Treasurer: Robert Combs
VP-Operations: Emily Lambert
VP-Recruitment: Caroline Cox
VP-Philanthropy: Robin Ramos
VP-Engagement: Corey Hindin
VP-Event Coordinator: Chris Riess
VP-Social Events: Kelly Polander
VP-Member Education: Walker Turman
VP-Marketing & Media Relations: Rich Fannin
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: open
Vice President: Jayda Jones
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

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.
Co-Presidents: Caroline Cox and Jamison Sheehan
Vice President: Shivaprasad Adireddy
VP of Administration/Events: Elizabeth Van Kirk 
Faculty Advisor: Eric Smith
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Tulane Entrepreneur Association (TEA)
The mission of the Tulane Entrepreneur 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: Matt Rizner
Director of Operations: Kate McCabe
of Finance: Richie Biedenharn
of Marketing: Haozhou "Joe" Huang
of External Affairs: Zach Foster
Director of Membership: Arthur "Whit" Huguley
Faculty Advisor: Sherif Ebrahim
Staff Advisor: Stephanie Kleehammer

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.
External Relations Director: Ann Marshall Thomas
Communications Director: Madeline Kirby
Events Director: Jennifer Grau

Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

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: Garreth Devoe
Executive Vice President: Ilse Falk
Vice President of Finance: David Yancey 
Staff Advisor: John Silbernagel

Last Updated 4/15/16
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