Student and Alumni Advisory Board (RGSAAB)

Student and Alumni Advisory Board (RGSAAB)

Rohrer Graduate Student and Alumni Advisory Board (RGSAAB)

The RGSAAB (Rohrer Graduate Student and Alumni Advisory Board) members are actively engaged in academics and shared community connections that elevate the student experience and the reputation of Rohrer Graduate Programs. Through the power of networking and relationship building, seminars and discussions, and other co-curricular initiatives, we strive to cultivate and celebrate the diversity, leadership, and professional excellence of our students and alumni around the world. We are proud to support new student onboarding, provide insight and input on curriculum development, and serve as Brand Ambassadors representing the best of the MBA and MS Finance programs in our industries.

If you are interested in learning more about how to become an active member of the RGSAAB please reach out to one of the Board Members directly via LinkedIn or their Rowan email address or contact the Office of Graduate Business Studies at GraduateBusinessStudies@rowan.edu.

 

RGSAAB Executive Officers

President Kaitlyn Anthony
Vice President Gabrielle Jean-Baptiste
Director of Community and Membership Marc Castrillon
Director(s) of Strategic Initiatives Jordan Wisser and Colin Cox

 

Spring 2021 Networking Opportunities

During this time when most professional interactions and connections are beind made digitally, we are creating opportunities for our students to refine their personal brands and gain insights from executives across a range of industries. During this Spring 2021 semester, join a Photo Shoot session that helps us expand our collection of creative featuring Business Hall and our students and alumni, and then you get to keep the digital files for your own use as well. Participate in an engaging workship where you work with your peers to refine your LinkedIn profile, elevator pitch, or approach to informational inreviews. Once you've established those foundations, particiate in an Ask Me Anything session where executives share their journey, successes, challenges, and passions - all in an informal setting where you ask the questions to drive the conversation.

For more details and to register, visit the RCB Events page.

 

RGSAAB Member Profiles

Kaitlyn Anthony, MBA with Concentration in Management, Candidate for 2021

Human Resource Management | Amusement Park Entertainment | Kindness, Engagement, and Employee Satisfaction

Kaitlyn Anthony works for Seaworld Parks and Entertainment as an Entertainment Supervisor for Sesame Place. She oversees the daily operations of the entertainment department, and enhances employee engagement throughout the park. Kaitlyn was named the recipient of the 2020 Lynch MBA Scholarship based on excellence and promise in areas of leadership, engagement, and commitment to growing the stature and reputation of the Rohrer MBA. Kaitlyn graduated Summa Cum Laude with her BA in Human Resource Management and Business Management at Rowan University in 2019. The theme of Kaitlyn’s academic career is to further grow impact from acts of kindness in the workplace through engagement and satisfaction of employees. One of Kaitlyn’s passions is the arts - she has been a professional dancer for nearly ten years and is active in the theatre community. With experience in management and entertainment, her goal is to rise in leadership positions a large corporation, such as SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, where kindness always matters.

 

Gabrielle Jean-Baptiste, MBA Candidate for 2022

Client Satisfaction and Sales | Entrepreneurship and Business Development | Management and Cosmeceuticals

Gabrielle Jean-Baptiste works for Lannett Company as a Client and Sales Operations Specialist, utilizing SAP ERP to provide impeccable service to clients and patients. Her job functions include client management, order monitoring, order processing, inventory management, and pricing analytics. Gabrielle has four years’ experience of being a Supervisor and Assistant Manager at the famous Carlo’s Bakery and has over six years’ experience in resolving complex customer inquiries, generating sales, improving task inefficiencies, and performing administrative duties. Gabrielle enjoys entrepreneurship, cooking, baking, traveling, reading, and creating natural organic skincare products. With experience in management, pharmaceuticals, sales, skincare formulation, and customer service, her dream is to work in the Cosmeceutical industry and use that experience to create her own company. Gabrielle graduated with her BS in Business Management from Rowan University in 2017.

 

Marc Castrillon, MBA Candidate, 2021

Human Resources Management | Corporate and Non-Profit Realms | Project Management

Marc Castrillon is a full time MBA student eager to explore various pathways within Human Resources: Compensation and Benefits, Recruiting and Retention, and Labor Relations. Marc is intrigued by opportunities to improve employee engagement and retention and seeks to expand expertise and impact for both organizations and team members.  He recently began working within Executive and Sales Compensation for LabCorp, and his undergraduate internship experience includes project management in a non-profit, sales and customer service at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Recruiting and B2B relations within an elevator/escalator consulting firm. In his spare time Marc enjoys bike riding, snowboarding, playing video games and cooking. Marc graduated from Rowan University in 2019 with a dual BS in Management and Human Resources and will complete his MBA in Spring 2021.

 

 

Colin Cox, MS Finance, Alumni 2020

Financial Analyst | Crew Chief – Black Hawk Helicopter | Economic Development and Social Entrepreneurship

Colin Cox is a recent graduate of the MS in Finance program and works as a proposal analyst at Lockheed Martin. Colin began his journey after high school by enlisting in the Army National Guard as a UH-60 Black Hawk Mechanic. After 7 months of basic and advanced individual training, Colin started at Rowan in fall of 2016, while simultaneously training to be a Black Hawk helicopter crew chief (aircrew). This experience along with a position as a student worker in the Rohrer College of Business Dean Suite provided Colin with the skill set necessary to take on an analyst role at Lockheed Martin in 2019. While working at Lockheed and pursuing his MS in Finance Degree, Colin began working towards his passion of personal finance by starting a financial literacy blog. Using the tools acquired at Rowan University and with the military, he hopes to enhance the economic position of those in the lower and middle class. Colin completed his BS in Finance from Rowan University in 2019.

 

  

Amelia Gonzalez, MBA Candidate, 2023

Recruiting and Retention   |   Mentoring Early Career Soldiers   |   Marketing, Sales, Management

Amelia Gonzalez is a soldier in the NJ Army National Guard. Amelia enjoys mentoring early career Amelia Gonzalez, MBA Studentsoldiers, providing them guidance and support to set and attain personal and professional goals. As a Recruiting and Retention Noncommissioned Officer (NCO), she helps enlist soldiers into military careers, establishes accountability of soldier fitness programs, oversee academic performance in professional military education (PME) requirements, and certifies readiness to ship out to training. She has also served in Specialist roles in Food Service and Human Resources in the National Guard. In civilian roles, she worked in marketing, sales, and event management in the entertainment industry at the NJ shore. Her career goal is to expand impact in the National Guard to support her community of soldiers in achieving success in education and careers efforts. In addition to serving her country in her a full time job, and pursuing her MBA online part time, the coolest job she’s ever had is wife and mom to four boys: she loves the fun-filled chaos that comes with each day with her family! Amelia earned her BS in Marketing at Hofstra University.

 

Lauren Kirk, MBA Candidate, 2022

Banking and Credit   |   Team Building   |   Mentoring for Impact

Lauren Kirk is a VP Credit Portfolio Manager at TD Bank, and with 17 years in the banking industry herLauren Kirk expertise includes consumer, commercial, credit risk, and cash management. She enjoys building strong teams and mentoring junior staff, and aspires to bring her leadership skills to the executive level. Lauren is eager to see more diverse and inclusive representation in leadership roles in the banking industry, and seeks to nurture talent in her role as Ambassador for the LGBTQ2+ Committee at TD Bank. She was named the recipient of the 2021 Lynch MBA Scholarship based on excellence and promise in areas of leadership, engagement, and commitment to growing the stature and reputation of the Rohrer MBA. Lauren graduated Cum Laude with her BA in Business Management, with a certificate in Compliance, from Wilmington University. As a wife and mother to three young boys (a three year old plus two 5-month old twins) – plus a full time job plus part time MBA studies – she has become a time management expert. She appreciates support from her South Jersey Mothers of Multiples group, and enjoys traveling, reading, and volunteer work. 

 

 

John Knapp, MBA Candidate, 2021

Business of Healthcare | Safety and Quality | Process Improvement and Operational Efficienty

John Knapp is the Admissions Manager and Safety Officer at Wills Eye Hospital. John leads the hospital’s safety and quality initiatives and manages both the Pre-Admission Testing and Registration Teams. John functions in tandem with Wills’ Nursing Leadership Team to promote a quality patient experience and ensure the hospital is meeting all necessary regulatory, safety and quality requirements. His experience working in fast-paced, diverse work environments has enabled him to effectively communicate and collaborate with Doctors, Nurses and C-Suite Management. John aspires to one day partner with leaders of the medical industry to assist in solving society's most costly medical issues providing data-backed recommendations. In his free time John enjoys traveling, reading, cooking and enjoying the outdoors. John earned his Bachelor of Science at Siena College in Loudonville, NY in 2009.

 

 

Michelle Martinez, MBA Candidate, 2022

Finance   |   Social Equity  |  Change AgentMichelle Martinez RGSAAB

Michelle Martinez is the inaugural recipient of the RCB MBA Fellow in Innovation and Impact. As an MBA Fellow, she is driven to make a positive impact in the area of finance and social equity. Michelle began her career in banking and investment management at TD Bank where she carried out customer service and account management functions including addressing financial challenges and providing support and tools for clients to achieve financial security. She then worked for The Vanguard Group where, as an Investment Specialist, she educated clients on the Vanguard family of funds. Michelle also directed and led a range of fundamental client advisor support functions for a team of financial advisors in Bethesda, MD. In her current role, she assists brokerage firms in meeting their regulatory and compliance needs. Michelle is a socially conscious investor and seeks to collaborate with other visionaries on addressing long-standing disinvestment and financial capability issues within underserved communities. Michelle enjoys exercising, hiking, reading and volunteering. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Marketing and Management Leadership from La Salle University in 2013. Michelle resides in South Jersey with her family and her dogs.

 

Kellie Stout , MBA Candidate, 2022

Business of Healthcare   |   Organizational Development |  Change Agent

Kellie Stout is a Director of Ambulatory Operations at Cooper Hospital. She leads the ambulatory Kellie Stoutoperations team in the oversight of a patient call center, is a credentialed EPIC instructor, and provides data analysis for the department.  Kellie has been in the medical field for over thirty years.  She collaborates with many teams and key stakeholders to develop and implement process improvement plans to contribute toward achieving key organizational goals on patient safety and satisfaction, quality performance, and fiscal responsibility.  Kellie has been an active member in her community, including leadership roles in girl scouts, cub scouts, little league, and elementary school board member.  She currently sits on the Sterling High School Board of Education, chairs the human resources committee, and is the school board county delegate.  Kellie is the mother of two young men, aged twenty one and seventeen, and is proud that both have earned the rank of Eagle Scout.  Kellie enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and volunteering.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Glassboro State in 1991.  Kellie resides in her hometown with her boys and two cats.

 

Jordan Wisser, MBA Candidate, 2022

Information Technology Specialist | Project Management | NJ Air National Guard

Jordan Wisser is a Staff Sergeant in the New Jersey Air National Guard striving to grow as a better Jordan Wisserleader and business professional. He has a passion for personal development and aspires to lead IT professionals toward breakthroughs in the technology industry.  Jordan is a CompTIA Security+, Project+ certified IT Specialist with technical training and experience concentrated in Information Systems Management, Project Management, and IT Best Practices. He was named the 2020 recipient of Rowan’s Greg Angelucci Veterans Scholarship based on excellence and promise in areas of leadership, engagement, and commitment to growing the stature and reputation of the Rohrer MBA. Jordan is passionate about fitness, cooking, travel, and all things Philadelphia sports. Jordan earned a BSBA in Computer Information Systems and AS in Business Administration from Thomas Edison State University. He also earned an AS in Information Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force.