OUR TEAM

Mitali
Tambe

Co-President

mitambe@umich.edu

Mitali is originally from the Chicagoland area and graduated from Indiana University with a degree in marketing, international business, and management. Prior to Ross, Mitali worked as an Account and Category Development Manager at P&G and then was a Human Capital Consultant at Deloitte. She is excited to be joining Clorox as a Brand Management Intern this summer.

Gabi
Stone

Co-President

stonegs@umich.edu

A native Michigander, Gabi grew up outside of Detroit and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in International Studies. Post-graduation, she worked as a market research consultant at Kantar, focusing specifically on brand strategy across a variety of industries. Gabi hopes to take her interest in marketing to the client side by transitioning to Brand Management. With a strong passion for food, Gabi will be interning this summer at Mondelez.

David
Hamilton

Chief Operating Officer

dahamius@umich.edu

David grew up in Buffalo, NY, and received his bachelor’s degree in Art History from Emory University. Prior to Ross, he worked in the DC area in digital marketing for ICF, a global consulting firm. David came to Ross driven by a desire to pivot into either tech product marketing or CPG brand management. This summer, he will be working at Verizon in their Consumer Group as a Customer Experience Intern.

Philip
Cappello

Chief Financial Officer

cappello@umich.edu

Phil attended St. Mary's College of Maryland and graduated with a degree in Economics and Public Policy. Following graduation, Phil worked at GMA Foundations, a philanthropic advisory firm in Boston. This summer, he will intern with Land O' Lakes.

Alyssa
Singer

VP of Symposium

alsinger@umich.edu

Alyssa attended John Carroll University and graduated with a degree in Political Science. Following graduation, she spent two years as a non-profit consultant, followed by four years in strategy at a large bank. This summer she will be interning in product marketing at Dell Technologies.

Amanda
Kamalapuri

VP of Symposium

akamanda@umich.edu

Amanda attended Emory University and graduated with a degree in Economics and Sociology. Following graduation, she worked in retail and ecommerce across a variety of categories in the apparel and CPG space. This summer she will be interning at Reckitt.

Chelsea
Vanderweele

VP of Symposium

cnvander@umich.edu

Chelsea is originally from Maryland but was fortunate enough to prep for Michigan winters when she was working for Kellogg's on the west side of the state. Chelsea holds a degree in marketing and management from Penn State University. While her career did start in the marketing space, Chelsea also has experience in sales, operations and supply chain. Post MBA she plans to move into the athletic apparel industry.

Candance
Samuel

VP of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

cbsamuel@umich.edu

Candance attended Harvard University and graduated with a degree in African American Studies and Global Health and Health Policy. Following graduation she transitioned from the Healthcare sector to a career in marketing and online merchandising, most recently working at Wayfair.com prior to Ross. This summer she will be interning in marketing at PepsiCo.

Allison
Smith

VP of Education

asmiwill@umich.edu

Allison's background is in media planning and analytics. Prior to Ross, she worked with movie studio clients on home entertainment distribution at an advertising agency in New York. This summer, she will be combining her entertainment roots with her true love of toys as a Brand Marketing Intern on the Commercial Licensing team at Mattel.

Jessica
Ponticelli

VP of Education

jpontice@umich.edu

Jessica is a MBA1 with a passion for marketing and brand management. Prior to Ross, Jessica spent 5 years as a risk consultant with KPMG based in Chicago. She worked across industries, helping her clients identify and remediate weaknesses in their internal control environment. She holds a BA and Masters in Accounting from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. This summer she will be interning at Tyson Foods as a brand manager.

Christopher
Schweiger (He/Him/His)

VP of Corporate Relations

cschweig@umich.edu

Chris attended the University of Louisville and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. During school he worked at a local maker space where he advised makers and operated prototyping equipment such as 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC routers. After graduation, he worked in the consumer goods space as a thermal design engineer on new product introduction programs. This summer he will be interning at Johnson and Johnson in their consumer products division.

Leslie
Beverley

VP of Corporate Relations

LESLIEMB@umich.edu

Prior to Ross, Leslie spent 8 years working in sales, analytics and marketing at E&J Gallo Winery in Oregon and California. She grew up in Toronto, before receiving her undergraduate degree at Oregon State University. At Ross, Leslie is recruiting for brand manager roles at CPG companies and will be interning at Procter & Gamble over the summer.

Courtney
Yancey

VP of Community

cyance@umich.edu

Courtney is originally from Atlanta, GA and graduated from NYU with a B.S. in Media, Culture and Communications. Prior to Ross, she worked in digital marketing, most recently for American Express. At Ross, she is focused on Marketing and Technology, and will be interning at Amazon this summer.

Jacqueline
Trager

VP of Community

jatrager@umich.edu

I graduated from Lehigh University in 2016 as a double major in finance and supply chain management. After school I spent two years doing healthcare consulting before joining an entrepreneurship program called Venture for America and tranisitioning to work at a start up. From there I was a project manager at Chipotle. I am excited to spend my 2021 summer interning as a brand manager at PepsiCo NY.

Allison
LLanso

VP of Marketing Lab

acllanso@umich.edu

Allison is originally from Pennsylvania, and attended Boston College to study International Studies. Prior to Ross, Allison worked as a market research consultant for Kantar, focusing specifically on brand strategy across a variety of industries. Allison will be interning with Mars Petcare this summer in brand management.

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