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Young Alumni

The Haslam Young Alumni Board (HYAB) Board seeks to link alumni to students, foster a culture of giving, support the college’s goal of excellence in education and foster the engagement of Haslam’s young alumni community. It involves alumni who are 35 years old or younger to promote and support alumni programming and establish a shared sense of community among graduates of the Haslam College of Business. The HYAB meets twice per year: on Fridays in the spring and fall.

Board Member Responsibilities

  • Serve a two-year term.
  • Attend two board meetings on campus (Friday all day meeting) – one in the fall and one in the spring.
  • Make an annual donation of at minimum $250 annually (members are able to break this into monthly installments) to the College Fund.
  • Participate in the mentor program with Haslam students.
  • Serve as an ambassador, advisor, and advocate for the college.
  • Respond to inquiries and requests from the college faculty, staff, and students.
  • Represent and be a contact for the college, university, and other alumni groups in your area.
  • Spread positive news about the college and university.

Applications due June 1. The 2021 fall meeting will be held October 8.

Young Alumni Board Members


Lawrence Alexander ('09, '10)
Senior Manager, Audit & Advisory Services
Knoxville, TN

Alex Allamong ('16)
Analyst II, Optimization & Traceability
Nissan North America
Nashville, TN 

Hannah Axley ('16, '17)
Human Resources Generalist
Tennessee State Bank
Sevierville, TN 

Dustin Bailey ('11)
GRC Solutions Lead
Duluth, GA

Maggie Bates ('10, '11)
Senior Audit Manager
Crowe LLP
Knoxville, TN

Meghan Blackwell ('09)
Employment Attorney
Dollar General Corporation
Nashville, TN

Jalen Blue ('16)
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Communications
Vanderbilt University
Brentwood, TN 

Samantha Brink ('14)
Senior Advisor PM, Social & Environmental Responsibility
Austin, TX

Laura Burgin ('14)
Manager, Advisory Services
Chicago, IL 

Alexander Calleja ('17)
Investment Banking Analyst - Public Finance Generalist
FTN Financial Capital Markets
Austin, TX

Kimberly Chalache-Skelton ('06, '13)
Manager, Consumer Insights
Pilot Flying J
Knoxville, TN

Robert Cobb ('15)
Senior Strategist
Pilot Flying J
Knoxville, TN

John Criner ('17)
Senior Wealth Strategy Associate
UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Knoxville, TN

Sean DeWitt ('07, '09)
Director of External Reporting
CKE Restaurants
Nashville, TN

Tom Dolinak ('17)
Senior Category Manager
Pilot Flying J
Knoxville, TN

Katherine Duncan ('18)
Procurement Specialist
Bechtel National Incorporated, Y-12 National Security Complex
Knoxville, TN

Stephen Fly ('12, '15, '16)
Senior Business Development Manager
Seattle, WA

Bryan Furlong ('16)
VP/Investor Relations Analyst
Regions Bank
Bessemer, AL

Andrew Gardenhire ('14)
Cost and Procurement Specialist
Blackberry Farms
Maryville, TN

James Genson ('18)
Area Vice President
Lakeland, FL

Stephen Guerrette ('11, '15)
Senior Manager, Risk Management & Trading
Knoxville, TN

Mark Harmon ('07)
Executive Territory Manager
Convatec Medical
Nashville, TN

Will Hays ('09, '14)
Senior Financial Analyst
Vanderbilt Health
Nashville, TN

Zach Hethmon ('15, '16)
Global Analytics Demand Manager
Chelsea, MA

Lynsey Hopper ('12)
Ventura Foods
Hoover, AL

Jamie Joslin ('11)
Chicago Operations Division Support
Motion Industries
Romeoville, IL

Joshua King ('17)
Manager, Customer Supply Chain
SC Johnson
Minneapolis, MN

Jeff Knotts ('09)
Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
Merrill Lynch
Woodbridge, VA

Kate Kobza ('18)
Associate Manager, Procurement
SC Johnson
Wilwaukee, WI

Jordan McGrew ('11, '12)
Division Controller
Mallibu Boats
Knoxville, TN

Tyler Morgan ('08, '12, '16)
Vice President & Capital Markets Counsel
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Nashville, TN

James Munoz ('11, '17)
Enterprise Design & Process Engineer
Bank of America
Matthews, NC

Andrew Nyberg ('18)
Management Consulting Manager
Chicago, IL

Vincent Passafiume ('07)
Senior Manager, Airport Operations Customer Service
United Airlines
San Francisco, CA

Amanda Prevost ('15, '16)
Senior Associate
Atlanta, GA

Brad Ranly ('03, '15)
Director of Operations
Worthington Industries
Grosse Ile, MI

Wesley Rich ('15)
Team Lead, Global Product Policy
Austin, TX

Tiesha Robinson ('12)
BRP/ERP Supply Chain Specialist
Avery Dennison
East Point, GA

Jonathan Saah ('15, '17)
Trade Control Analyst
Pilot Flying J
Knoxville, TN

Jennifer Shinpaugh ('09)
Investor Relations Associate
HarbourVest Partners
Boston, MA

Todd Skelton ('10, '14)
Chief Legal Counsel
Strategic Acquisitions Group, LLC
Nashville, TN

Kenan Smith ('16)
Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist
Georgia-Pacific LLC
Atlanta, GA

Sara Sobczyk ('09)
Senior Associate
Korn Ferry
Atlanta, GA

Ryan Sowell ('11)
MBA Candidate Class of 2020
Emory Goizueta Business School
Alexandria, VA

Andrew Stafford ('12)
Senior Manager
Louisville, TN

Ashley Stewart ('14, '15)
New York, NY

Sarah Turner ('06, '07)
Brentwood, TN

Gibbs Wetherall ('14)
Investment Banking Analyst
Canaccord Genuity LLC
Nashville, TN

Daniel Whitaker ('13, '16)
Assistant Attorney General
Office of the Tennessee Attorney General
Nashville, TN

Christopher Wilson ('12)
Electronic Trading Analyst
Goldman Sachs
White Plains, NY