Our Team
Spring 2022 Executive Board
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President
Madelyn Vilker
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Vice President of Finance
Katie Haghighi
Vice President of Communications/ Diversity and Equity Inclusion Representative 
Melanie Spencer

Year: Junior

Major: Marketing, International Business

Certificates: Gender and Women’s Studies, Spanish

Madelyn has been a member of MKT since her freshman year. From the Sales and Promo Committee to the Director of Inventory, she has loved developing the WSB store. She is now serving as the President and is excited to create ample professional development, fun social events for members this semester, and bringing in local businesses. Madelyn also is an intern at the Social Justice Hub, Director of Videography at Moda Magazine, and Campus Director at Bumble. Her favorite part of MKT is obtaining real-life business skills from her fellow members and panelists, especially at the Ice Cream Socials.

mvilker@wisc.edu

Year: Senior

Major: Marketing, International Business

Certificate: Chinese Language

Katie has been a member of MKT since her sophomore year. She joined the consulting committee her first semester in the organization and she felt so welcomed. Katie served as the VP of Finance her Junior year during the pandemic and is excited to take on the same role as we return to in-person. Her favorite part of MKT is networking with industry professionals and making new friends. 

khaghighi@wisc.edu

Year: Junior

Major: Communication Arts, Psychology

Certificate: Business 

Melanie has been a member of MKT since the first semester of her freshman year. During her sophomore year, she was on the Social Media and Communications Committee and during the fall semester of her junior year, she was the Director of Social Media. She has recently been promoted to the Vice President of Communications. She is very excited to continue having in-person meetings this semester and to be able to promote all of the fun things MKT has to offer on our website and email. Her favorite thing about MKT is the food provided at meetings and getting to hear about potential job opportunities in the field of Marketing. Outside of MKT, Melanie works at UHS and is the Social Media and Marketing Intern at a Machine Shop in Appleton, WI.

 

mrspencer2@wisc.edu

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Vice President of Sales & Promotion
Yueran Zhao

Year: Junior

Major: Marketing, Supply Chain Management

Certificate: Chinese Professional Communication

Yueran joined MKT her sophomore year during the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to network with marketing and other business majors with the Wisconsin School of Business. She now holds the position of Vice President of Sales and Promotions where she is responsible for managing the Wisconsin School of Business School Store as well as helping to introduce new products. Outside of MKT, Yueran is the Vice President of Marketing for Delta Sigma Pi as well as the Director of Client Relations for Advertising Club. Her favorite part of MKT is having the opportunity to gain more professional insight not only for the marketing world, but the business world as well through different speaker events.

yzhao394@wisc.edu

Vice President of Consulting
Maddie
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Year: Junior 

Major: Marketing, Economics

Maddie has been a member of MKT since her freshman year. She was a member of the Consulting Committee for two semesters during her sophomore year. As the VP of Consulting, Maddie will create a consulting project that provides real marketing experience for the committee members and builds relationships with small businesses around Madison. Outside of MKT, Maddie is actively involved as a Badger Volunteer. Her favorite part of MKT is listening to guest speakers and the opportunities for professional development.

 

 piccard@wisc.edu

Vice President of Networking & Events
Allie Huhtala

Year: Junior 

Major: Marketing, Supply Chain Management

Allie joined MKT her freshman year where she was a member of the Networking and Events Committee both semesters. Allie served as the VP of Networking and Events for a semester her sophomore year and continues to hold the position throughout her junior year. Allie is in charge of planning socials as well as networking and philanthropic events. Allie’s main goal is to keep members of the club connected and engaged. Allie also holds the responsibility of planning food for our GMMs and social events. Allie is looking forward to a fun second semester in-person with a great lineup of speakers, food, and exciting events. Her favorite part of MKT is hearing from a variety of guest speakers who give her insight on life after college.

ahuhtala@wisc.edu

Spring 2022 Directors
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Director of Member Relations/ Diversity and Equity Inclusion Representative 
Skylar Rotter

Year: Sophomore

Major: Marketing, Supply Chain Management

Certificate: Graphic Design 

 

This is Skylar’s first year as a member of MKT and she is looking forward to serving her second semester as the Director of Member Relations. This Spring, Skylar will be responsible for responding to members’ emails, keeping track of points, and being a point of contact for any questions or concerns. Skylar is excited to continue attending/promoting in-person meetings and meet as many members as possible! Her favorite part of MKT is listening to different success stories from our speakers and learning about the abundance of opportunities available. Outside of MKT, Skylar is involved in Business Badger Professionals, she works at the Student Financial Aid Office, and is an incoming marketing intern at U.S. Venture’s IGEN. 

 

srrotter@wisc.edu

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Director of Social Media
Annie Leung

Year: Junior

Major: Marketing, Management/ Human Resources

Certificate: Sports Communication

Annie has been a member of MKT since her freshman year. She was part of the Sales and Promo committee her sophomore year and then joined the Social Media committee her first-semester junior year. Now she is very excited to be promoted to Director of Social Media for the coming semester. She cannot wait to see and share what we have in store for MKT in the new year! She hopes that we can continue to have in-person classes and meetings in the Spring. Her favorite thing about MKT has been hearing and learning so much about the exciting opportunities that MKT has to offer. Outside of MKT, Annie is a Campus Marketing Manager for Bumble and is a hostess at Nitty Gritty.

aleung5@wisc.edu

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Director of Inventory
Jonathan Salas

Year: Sophomore

Major: Marketing, International Business

Certificate: Spanish

This is Jonathan's first year as an MKT member, and he is ecstatic to serve as the Director of inventory for the spring semester. Jonathan is looking forward to assisting the MKT team in any way possible to continue to bring valuable opportunities to the club's members. Outside of MKT, Jonathan is involved in various other clubs including Diverse Leaders For Tomorrow, and Circle K. His favorite part of MKT is listening to the valuable information shared by guest speakers, and having exposure to the connections the organization creates for its members. This combined with the welcoming energy provided by the club's members has made Jonathan very happy that he got involved with MKT, and he is excited for what is in store for the club's future.

jsalas2@wisc.edu

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Director of Sponsorship
Calvin
Dong

Year: Sophomore 

Major: Marketing, International Business

Calvin became a member of MKT freshman year during the Covid-19 pandemic. He didn’t get to experience the club at its full potential but is looking forward to it while being the Director of Sponsorship. Calvin is also involved with a couple of other organizations on campus such as Fantasy Sports & Finance Club and Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He enjoys the flexibility of MKT and how you can experience/connect with various organizations with different niches all under the umbrella of marketing. Besides the delicious treats at every meeting, Calvin’s favorite part about MKT is that he gets to learn and hear about all the different experiences people have to get to where they are today.

 

cdong44@wisc.edu