OUR TEAM

Brent
Blankenship

Co-President

brent.blankenship@gmail.com

Partner to Alyssa (MBA ‘21), and dad to Clarke (class of 2040), I moved to Ann Arbor from New York City. When I’m not losing to Abhi on the racquetball court, I enjoy re-learning the alphabet with my infant and exploring all the best breweries in town (not with my infant). I currently split time between Ann Arbor and New York for my job with Morningstar, a financial data company.

Abhinauv
Venugopal

Co-President

abhi721@gmail.com

Born in India, but was raised in Michigan and Southern California. After 20 years all over California where I went to undergrad and completed my MBA, I made my way back to Michigan, but this time as an adult! I currently work for IBM as a Client Executive. When not working, I am passionate about meeting new people and playing/ watching sports, especially tennis!

Raza
Hafeez

VP of Finance

raza_hafeez@hotmail.com

I am originally from Pakistan. Prior to moving to Ann Arbor, I spent three years living in Seattle, WA and four years in Stockholm, Sweden. I currently work as a Data Architect at Amazon (AWS).

Clarinda
Soriano

VP of Communications

clarinda.soriano@gmail.com

Born and raised in Southern California. After making the move to Ann Arbor, I transitioned from working in healthcare and now currently work as an Executive Assistant with the Detroit Pistons. I enjoy ice skating and compete with an internationally-ranked synchronized ice skating team based out of Dearborn, MI.

kahlea
williams

VP of Communications

kahleaxwilliams@gmail.com

Born and raised in Wisconsin, so yes I love cheese :) I also love local, sustainable food so I am involved with Argus Farmstop on the weekends. During the week I work as a Program Coordinator at Ross in the Office of Action-Based Learning. I love traveling, yoga, coffee, poetry, avocado toast and bubble baths.

Jason
Krane

VP of Events

jskrane@gmail.com

Originally from Ft Lauderdale, FL, but first moved to Ann Arbor for my undergraduate degree. Spent 8 years in Chicago before returning to Ann Arbor. Currently work as a Client Success Manager at NinthDecimal, a location measurement ad tech company.

Claudia
Latapi

VP of Events

claudia.latapi@gmail.com

Claudia is a partner MBA 21' from Mexico City. Before coming to Ann Arbor she worked as a social media specialist and event planner for the largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, taking pictures and baking. She is a true pancake and dessert lover.

Brandi
Scott

VP of Events

Brandi.scott87@gmail.com

Originally from Phoenix, AZ. Moved to Ann Arbor from Arlington, VA, after earning a Masters degree in Health Administration from Georgetown University. Currently works as a health operations consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, a management consulting firm. VP of Events of PCAR and partner to Ryan Woodall MBA ‘21.

Jacob
Wilson

VP of Events

jcwilson555@gmail.com

Originally from Chicago, Illinois. Moved to Ann Arbor the summer before my girlfriend started at Ross. Currently a Commercial Security Consultant for ADT Commercial in the Detroit area office.

Colin
Cramer

Vice-President

ccramer522@gmail.com

Originally from the Berkeley, California area, I moved to Ann Arbor with my partner in July 2019. I've worked in the Start Up space my whole career and currently work for a Insurtech startup called Vidado, which is based in Oakland. Generally, I love traveling, cooking, hiking, and am known to frequent the A2 brewery scene.

Johann
Choo

VP of Orientation & Membership

canorean@gmail.com

I grew up moving around a lot, but spent most of my time in Alabama. I work from home for the U.S. Patent Office as a patent examiner. I enjoy doing any physical activity including basketball, football, soccer, rock climbing, hiking, snowboarding, fishing, basically anything outdoors! I also enjoy eating... a lot.

Emily
Fagre

VP of Orientation & Membership

emily.fagre@gmail.com

Moved to Ann Arbor from Chicago, where I was also born and raised. I work as a Social Worker at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital here in A2. When I'm not at work, you can find me running, biking, and hiking around to balance out my love of cooking and baking.

Jenna
Altepeter

VP of Family Programming

jenna.altepeter@gmail.com

Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I am a mom to three little girls all under 6. I am a Program Manager and have a passion for photography.

Tarcila
Miguel

VP of International Integration

tarcilamiguel@gmail.com

Originally from Campinas/SP, I was raised and grew in Rio de Janeiro. Before coming to Ann Arbor, I worked at 99, the ride-sharing company that became the first Brazilian unicorn, as a Facilities Coordinator responsible for all offices and employee’s user experience. Here at AA I enjoy the time that I have to develop my English skills, to take care of myself and to discover new activities and hobbies, such as photography and cooking.

Vani
Rishi

VP of International Integration

vani.rishii@gmail.com

Vani was born and brought up in New Delhi, India. An avid traveller, she combined her passion for flying and travel by pursuing a career as a flight attendant in an international airline. After having flown for less than a decade, she ventured into a Fraud Analytics role at a foodtech company. An ardent pet lover, Vani never gets tired of watching funny dog videos. She looks forward to contributing in creating a memorable experience for all the partners.

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