MBA Association (MBAA)

Connection + Insight

The goal of the MBAA is to enhance the student experience by providing a platform to learn from experienced professionals and connect with students, alumni, and community leaders.

MBAA Executive Committee

Mitch Droz - PresidentMitch Droz - President
Mitch Droz is a member of the Technology MBA Class of 2015. He started his professional career in construction management performing roles in project management and project controls. More recently he works at a local utility in budgeting and business plan development. After ten years in professional experience, Mitch is excited to leverage an MBA to expand his skills and opportunities. He enjoys the program because of education and inspiration he receives as a result of the confluence of experience from the cohorts and professors. When he is not working or doing homework, Mitch enjoys time with his lovely family, teaching skiing, and exploring Washington.

Jeremy McManus - Senior Vice President / TreasurerJeremy McManus - Senior Vice President / Treasurer
Jeremy McManus is a member of the TMBA class of 2015. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in Environmental Studies in 2012, and started his career as a project accountant for an EPA contractor. He now works as a Financial Analyst for a large wireless infrastructure company called Crown Castle International. Jeremy has joined the TMBA program so that he can develop new skills and form connections with individuals who enjoy learning as much as he does. As Senior Vice President of the MBAA Jeremy is looking forward to working with an extremely talented team to expand networking opportunities for students, build up the existing mentorship program, provide extracurricular learning opportunities and continue developing the UW Bothell culture. In his free time Jeremy enjoys dancing, camping, playing soccer and the occasional Netflix binge.

Sidrah Rizvi- Vice President of Marketing/ SecretarySidrah Rizvi - Vice President of Marketing / Secretary 
Sidrah Rizvi graduated from the University of Washington in Anthropology and currently works on the 787 program at Boeing Aerospace in program management. Sidrah is motivated and determined to utilize her MBAA position as VP of Marketing to extend a helping hand to all first and second years and unite students to create one community and culture which will be memorable to all that are part of the MBA program. She joined the LMBA class of 2015 to develop herself in the business aspect of the world for potential opportunities in the future. Sidrah is excellent at listening to others and giving advice from an outsider's perspective. In her free time, Sidrah loves to travel, write journal entries, and cook foods from all international cuisines.

Emilie Szeto- Vice President of NetworkingEmilie Szeto- Vice President of Networking 
Emilie truly enjoys thinking outside of the box. A degree in International Business Management ironically translated into a locally tenured position in the HVAC industry, and she dabbled in professional networking on the side. Now ready to steer her career onto new roads, she is proud to be a member of the LMBA class of 2015. She enjoys honing her professional skills through the influence and impact of the Nintex Breakfast speakers, Career Development seminars and cross-campus interactions. Emilie is committed to serving as VP of Networking for the MBAA and hopes to provide more opportunities for the students of UW to make connections and strengthen long-lasting relationships. When she is not studying, Emilie can be found spending time with her dog, rock climbing, adding check marks to her "1,000 Places to See Before You Die" book, snowboarding, and trying exotic foods at local farmer’s markets.

Michael Wong- Vice President of Community RelationsMichael Wong- Vice President of Community Relations 
Michael Wong is making a mission to engage as many fellow classmates as he can while serving as the VP of Community Relations. Through his courses and experiences attained through the influential LMBA curriculum, he has understood how to deliver the byproducts of success. Michael attributes much of his success to asking the right questions and formulating a solution that encompasses all aspects of a problem. He obtained a bachelors degree in Sociology from the University of Washington in 2012 and currently works within the product development department at Amazon. Michael is eager to start serving within the MBAA and hopes to create as many bridges as he can between all students and professionals throughout the UW Alumni. Business aside, Michael is also looking forward to another year of good times in the Pacific Northwest while engaging in outdoor activities ranging from skiing to hiking.

Sumi Nam- Vice President of Professional DevelopmentSumi Nam- Vice President of Professional Development 
Annie Sumi Nam is excited about even more doors opening for her after she graduates with her MBA. Many moons ago, Sumi earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and English Literature at the University of British Columbia in Canada. Her career has spanned several years on the business side of the applied arts and entertainment industries, including animation, film and game design schools, and casual video game companies. Currently, she is the Board of Advisors fellow at the University of Washington's Center for Commercialization (UW C4C), where potential start-ups are nurtured and born. She was also a founding team member of WIGeh and helped reactivate WIGI's Seattle chapter. As VP of Professional Development for the MBAA this year, she also serves as liaison to the UWB Women in Business group where she was VP of Community Relations in her first year; she is excited about the planned events and activities to enhance your personal school experience, and facilitate invigorating career growth. Sumi loves her family, food and sunshine.

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