2019-2020 Executive Board
Callie Marino, President
Callie is a junior in the Carlson School of Management majoring in Marketing and Nonprofit Management. She uses she/her/hers pronouns is from Maple Grove, Minnesota. She loves Bon Iver and supporting local musicians. To Callie, WIB "is a community of young professionals seeking to empower each other to live authentically. We strive to provide a space to celebrate our differences. WIB does so much more than offer tools for professional development. It enhances the teacher and the student in all of us - we all have a story to share and the capacity to learn from each other. I'm so proud to be apart of an organization that will help shape the future of the commercial world for the better."
Nina Lind, VP Community Involvement
Nina is a junior at the Carlson School of Management majoring in Marketing and minoring in Business Analytics. Nina is originally from Illinois but now lives in Apple Valley, Minnesota. She uses she/her/hers pronouns. Her dream vacation would be exploring Santorini and Mykonos in Greece - trying local coffee shops, visiting local boutiques, and spending time on the ocean. Her current favorite song is "Only Human" by the Jonas Brothers. To Nina, WIB means "Being able to support other amazing women who continue to inspire me everyday! I also greatly enjoy the diverse opportunities to build personal and professional skills.” She is also is involved with the Dance Team and Club Tennis Team on campus.
Alyssa Rinelli, VP Corporate Relations
Alyssa is a junior studying Supply Chain Operations Management as well as Management Information Systems in the Carlson School of Management. She uses she/her/hers pronouns and is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her dream vacation would be going to Costa Rica for coffee tours, jungle exploring and beach going (aka the "triple crown" of vacations)! Her personal theme song is "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar. To Alyssa, WIB "is a comprised of powerfully inspiring women who have formed a community in Carson that allows each of us to build and be the next generation of leaders."
Kendra Wanke, VP External Relations
Kendra is in her junior year at the Carlson School of Management, majoring in Entrepreneurial Management and Marketing with a Minor in Spanish. She grew up in Montevideo, Minnesota, and uses she/her/hers pronouns. Her dream vacation would be exploring architecture, seeing stunning views, and trying new food in Rome or Greece! Her favorite band is Fall Out Boy. To Kendra, WIB means, "Women in Business ended up being my first large community on campus when I decided to dive right in to all the activities and events last year! It is such an empowering place to build oneself into a great leader, networker, and an individual who has the drive and passion to pursue their biggest goals in life! I am so thankful to have such an inclusive environment where students have the opportunity to come together and form lifelong bonds! Kendra's dream is to own her own event coordination business - so if you are interested in that career path, be sure to reach out to her!
Ella Marzolf, VP Finance
Ella is in her senior year at Carlson majoring in Finance and minoring in Business Analytics. She uses she/her/hers pronouns and is from Bloomington, Minnesota. Her dream vacation is a trip to Disney World and her favorite artists are Khalid and Bruno Mars! To Ella, "Women in Business means community. Before joining WIB my freshmen year, I was feeling very overwhelmed by the entire college experience. I felt a little lost and really craved that tight-knit group feeling I had back in high school. WIB filled that void by offering opportunities where I felt like I was able to contribute something meaningful, and I’ve made several very close friends through this organization. WIB helped me gain the confidence I needed to succeed both socially and professionally. I am forever grateful for all the memories I’ve created through WIB and can’t wait to see what this year has to bring!" Her favorite things include going to yoga sculpt, Alchemy classes and trying new restaurants - reach out to her if you have any recommendations!
Kate Ponzi, VP Marketing
Kate is a senior in studying Marketing and minoring in Business Analytics in the Carlson School of Management. She grew up in Mount Prospect, Illinois, and uses she/her/hers pronouns. Her favorite song is "Downtown" by Macklemore because it makes her feel ready for anything. Her dream vacation is anywhere on a beach, being able to relax and read a good book! When asked what WIB means to her, Kate said that, "WIB means having a community of women to rely on in a time of challenges. Everyone is going through a similar experience and being able to work together to better each other has been a fantastic and life-changing experience!"
Mary Zahn, Co-VP Member Development
Mary is a junior at Carlson majoring in Marketing. She is from Madison, Wisconsin, and uses she/her/hers pronouns. She favorite artists are Polo G and Lil Uzi Vert and her dream vacation would be going to Iceland! To Mary, WIB "WIB is a community of passionate women looking to enrich their growth through encouraging and learning from others." Mary loves The Bachelor/Bachelorette, so if you are a fan, reach out!
Kami Ziebarth, Co-VP Member Development
Kami is a junior majoring in Supply Chain Operations Management and Marketing with minors in Business Analytics and MIS at Carlson. She uses she/her/hers pronouns and is originally from Becker, Minnesota. Kami's dream vacation is anywhere with warm sun - potentially Greece as it is beautiful and full of history. One of her favorite bands is LANY. To Kami, WIB "has meant a community of exceptional women. I have been able to find a place on campus to connect with others in more than a surface-level way. This was crucial for my transition to college and has impacted me ever since."
Sydney Senne, VP Member Relations and Analytics
Sydney uses she/her/hers pronouns and is a junior in the Carlson School of Management with a major in Accounting and a minor in Sustainability Studies. She is originally from Mankato but moved to Chanhassen, Minnesota in seventh grade. Her favorite artist at the moment is Lizzo! When asked what WIB means to Sydney, she said, "WIB is a welcoming community where I am able to grow and develop myself personally and professionally. Not only did WIB help me find my first internship but it also strengthened my friendships with so many inspiring women. I am so grateful for everything I have learned through WIB and all of the empowering women I have met."
Debbie Ajuonuma, VP Networking
Debbie is a junior majoring in Management Information Systems in Carlson School of Management this year. She is originally from Lagos, Nigeria, and uses she/her/hers pronouns. Her dream vacation is in the Maldives and her favorite genre of music is 80's funk! To Debbie, WIB "is a community where I connect with women who push me to achieve my goals and dream big! I really appreciate WIB because it has shown me what women supporting women looks like in the real world."
Anna Stepp, VP Philanthropy
Anna Stepp, VP Philanthropy
Anna is a junior in the Carlson School of Management studying Supply Chain with a minor in Business Analytics. She grew up in Anoka, Minnesota and uses she/her/hers pronouns. Her favorite artist is Rihanna, obviously, and her dream vacation is backpacking across Europe with her friends. To Anna, WIB means "creating a bond with strong women who all share the common goal of helping each other succeed." Last year, she was a director on the gala committee and can't wait to lead this year's event!