Our Team
Fall 2022 Executive Board
President
Amira Elsafy 
Vice President of Finance
Allie Huhtala
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Vice President of Communications
Melanie Spencer

Year: Senior

Major: Consumer Behavior and Marketplace Studies

Certificate: Business, Theatre 

Amira began with MKT in the spring of her sophomore year and after her first GMM, she knew immediately that she wanted to become further involved. In the fall of her junior year, Amira served as the Director of Inventory and loved being on the back-end of Wisconsin School of Business merchandise. She is excited to assume the role of President and continue to provide students with incredible events and speakers. Additionally, she aims for members to foster a greater sense of community within the organization, and to expand WSB merch capabilities. Outside of MKT, Amira is a Brand Communications Intern at Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove and is a tour guide on campus! Her favorite part of MKT throughout the past two years remains watching incredible speakers and being inspired by their work. 

elsafy@wisc.edu

Year: Senior

Major: Marketing, Supply Chain Management 

Allie joined MKT the first semester of her freshman year and served on the Networking & Events Committee for two semesters. She then stepped into the role of VP of Networking & Events for her second semester of sophomore year where she continued the role throughout her junior year. Allie took away many skills and valuable lessons through that position and is excited to take on the new challenges and responsibilities of VP of Finance. Outside of MKT, Allie works at the Student Activity Center as a front desk receptionist and worked as a Logistics Intern at TMC Transportation this past summer. Over the years, Allie’s favorite part of MKT has been meeting new people, networking with Marketing professionals like Nike’s Senior Director of Marketing Deb Friedman, and vetting/trying local Madison restaurants for our GMMs and events! Allie is looking forward to hearing from new companies, collabing with more clubs in the WSB on events, and continuing to expand the reach of MKT. 

ahuhtala@wisc.edu

Year: Senior

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. Now, she has been the Vice President of Communications since the spring semester of her junior year and is excited to finish out her time in MKT with this role. Her favorite thing about MKT is learning about all the different areas and careers in marketing along with promoting all of the fun things MKT has to offer. Outside of MKT, Melanie works at UHS, is a waitress, and has been the Social Media and Marketing Intern at A to Z Machine in Appleton, WI for the past year. 

 

mrspencer2@wisc.edu

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Vice President of Sales & Promotion
Carson Lipinski
Vice President of Consulting
Emma Lenz
Vice President of Networking & Events
Skylar Rotter

Year: Sophomore

Major: Marketing

Certificate: Graphic Design, Sports Communication 

Carson started with MKT as a consulting committee member both semesters of his freshman year and is thrilled to be taking on a more involved role this year as the Vice President of Sales & Promotion. Among all that MKT has to offer, he most enjoys the networking aspects of the organization, as he has an outlet to “geek out” about the latest happenings in the marketing world. He has experience across many fields—he has worked as a restaurant manager, a graphic designer, a marketing/media manager, an editing intern, and most recently as a full-time music director and counselor. Carson can’t wait to see the B-school dripped out in all the new merchandise this year!

clipinski@wisc.edu

Year: Sophomore 

Major: Marketing, International Business

Certificate: Global Health 

Emma first joined MKT during the fall semester of her Freshman year and was on the Consulting Committee for both the fall and spring semesters. She then stepped into the VP of Consulting for this upcoming year and could not be more excited. Her favorite memory from MKT thus far, is definitely the ice cream social before winter break, because who doesn’t love ice cream! Outside of MKT she works as a server and is involved in multiple other Wisconsin student organizations. Emma is looking forward to working with MKT this semester and making this year a great one!

emlenz@wisc.edu

Year: Junior 

Major: Marketing, Supply Chain Management

Certificate: Graphic Design 

Skylar joined MKT her sophomore year where she served as the Director of Member Relations during the spring semester. Now, she is the Vice President of Networking & Events going into her junior year. Skylar’s favorite part of MKT is hearing from various marketing professionals, her favorite was the Senior Director of Marketing from Nike. Skylar’s main goal is to help members feel like they are a part of a close-knit community within MKT. Outside of MKT, Skylar serves as the Vice President of Event Planning for Business Badger Professional and works as a Marketing Intern for U.S. Venture. Skylar is looking forward to a great year with new and exciting events planned!

srrotter@wisc.edu

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Vice President of Diversity & Equity Inclusion 
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Director of Member Relations
Director of Inventory
Hayley Javoroski 
Ava Gallo
Sydney Smith

Year: Sophomore

Major: Marketing

Certificate: Digital Studies 

 

Hayley has been a member of MKT since the first semester of her freshman year when she took part in the Networking and Events Committee. She enjoyed being a part of the behind-the-scenes of the club and is very excited to continue her leadership experience by being the VP of Diversity and Equity Inclusion! Outside of MKT, Hayley works as a server and loves to teach dance. Her favorite part about MKT is being able to meet new people at the meetings, many of whom share the same interests. Hayley is looking forward to diversifying MKT to the best of her ability, creating an environment where everyone feels welcome, as well as talking to new speakers for the club and making new friends. 

 

javoroski@wisc.edu

Year: Junior

Major: Consumer Behavior and Marketplace Studies

Certificate: Business

This will be Ava’s second year as a member of MKT. She is very excited to hold a leadership role as the Director of Member Relations. Ava’s favorite part of MKT is getting the opportunity to connect and learn from marketing professionals as well as attending MKT social events. Some of her favorite social events were cup night at Nitty Gritty, the ice cream social, and going out to different restaurants to support MKT fundraisers. Along with MKT, Ava is also part of Circle K International. Outside of MKT, Ava is a digital marketing intern at Premier Logistics and works at the Wisconsin Athletic Ticket Office. Ava is excited for the year and looks forward to planning and promoting all of the fun events MKT has to offer. 

gallo4@wisc.edu 

Year: Junior

Major: Marketing

Certificate: Digital Studies 

Sydney has been a member of MKT since the first semester of her freshman year. She was a member of the Sales and Promotions committee during her sophomore year, and now she is the Director of Inventory going into her junior year. Sydney is excited to be a leader in the club and play a bigger role in the success of the school store. Her favorite thing about MKT is learning about the marketing efforts across a wide range of companies and learning about different company case studies. She also enjoys getting to know other students interested in marketing through the club. Outside of MKT, Sydney is involved in Best Buddies and Business Badgers and Beyond. She’s had marketing experience through internships with the Lowlands Group, the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council, and Andersen Windows & Doors.

sfsmith5@wisc.edu

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Director of Social Media
Izzie Moussavi

Year: Junior

Major: Communication Arts

Certificate: Digital Studies 

Izzie has been a member of MKT since the first semester of her freshman year. Last semester, she served on the Social Media Committee. She loves getting to express her creative side while navigating the social media communications world and is excited to grow alongside MKT’s digital presence as Director of Social Media. Izzie’s favorite part of MKT is most definitely getting to learn from and network with the incredible speakers from the GMMs. Outside of MKT, she works as a Social Media & Communications intern at the Morgridge Institute for Research. Izzie is really looking forward to everything MKT has to offer this year, and is excited to meet more passionate and welcoming members!

simoussavi@wisc.edu

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Director of Sponsorship
Izzy Fawcett

Year: Junior 

Major: Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Operations and Technology Management 

Izzy has been a member of MKT since the fall semester of her sophomore year. Last semester, she served on the Sponsorship Committee, and she is so excited to be the Director of Sponsorship and committee leader this semester. Her favorite part of MKT is hearing from the array of influential leaders in the marketing industry while sampling food from local Madison restaurants at GMMs. Outside of MKT, Izzy is involved in Alpha Kappa Psi and Women in Entrepreneurship. This summer, she worked at Ingredion as a Supply Chain Intern. Izzy is looking forward to building long-term relationships with old and new sponsors who are eager to soak up all of the benefits MKT has to offer! 

ifawcett@wisc.edu