PRESIDENT: Katy Misel
Major: Entrepreneurial Management and Engaged Social Innovation (ESI)
Hometown: Solon, IA
Bio: This will be my 5th semester in Women in Business, and I am so excited to serve as the President! This organization has provided me with so many opportunities to grow myself, that I can only hope to further moving that tradition forward through the upcoming year. I hope to provide other women with the amazing exposure to the world of business and friendships that I have had. In this position, I lead a team of 14 executive board members and over 250 general members. I work to guide the strategy of this motivated group of women and aid in the direction we are headed. I maintain relations with the surrounding community, assist with the budget, but overall I help to provide an inclusive environment for all students interested in business, and continue to empower women. Outside of Women in Business I volunteer at the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center, have been a part of a DNA interest group, and am a part of the Iowa JPEC Mentoring Program. Some of my favorite things to do outside of school are scuba dive, travel, learn about animal training at SPOT & CO., and listen to podcast. If you have any questions about Women in Business or would like WIB to get involved with your organization, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me!!
Vice President: Paige Overmohle
Major: Finance and Accounting
Hometown: Carroll, IA
Bio: Hi! My name is Paige Overmohle and this is my fifth semester in WIB. I am so humbled to serve as this year’s Vice President! I’m looking forward to the great events and work Women in Business will do this coming school year. Outside of Women of Business, I am the President of Moneythink, a financial literacy service organization, and a scholar in the Hawkinson Institute, Tippie’s investment banking program. I love Women in Business and cannot wait to see everyone grow together in this great organization! Looking forward to a great year!
VP of External Relations: Megann Bohlken
Major: Finance and Management
Hometown: Independence, IA
Bio: I am very excited to serve as the VP of External Relations during my third semester in WIB! I am a very driven and motivated student and I hope to bring a lot to this organization through my position on the board. I have previously been very involved in WIB through participating in professional trips, being a Lean-in Circle leader, and attending various WIB events. I am also part of the Tippie International Buddies program and I work as an Accounting Assistant in the Psychiatry Department for the University of Iowa Health Care. By the time I will start my position I will have completed a study abroad program in Milan, Italy. Some of my passions include running and reading and I am very excited for this upcoming school year in WIB!
VP of Technology: Emily Larson
Major: Business Analytics and Information Systems
Certificate: Leadership Studies
Hometown: Carol Stream, IL
Bio: This will be my fifth semester in Women in Business and my first semester as a member of the Executive Board. Women in Business has not only set the foundation to my business experience at Iowa, but has let me grow immensely in both professional and personal ways. I have loved every minute of WIB, from being a Lean in Circle member and leader for the past four semesters, to visiting companies and networking, to meeting many lifelong friends. Outside of WIB, I am VP of Technology for the Business Analytics group on campus, Tippie Tech, and I am a newly-promoted Program Assistant for Sport Programs (Intramurals and Sport Clubs) on campus. Focused on applying my passions into a lifestyle, I work hard to incorporate and balance everything important to me. I’m excited to take on this leadership role in a group I love, and am ready to take on the year!
VP of Mentoring: Elle Mccormick
Hometown: Ida Grove, IA
Bio: Hello! My name is Elle McCormick, and this is my third semester in WIB. I will be serving as the VP of Mentoring this semester. Outside of WIB, I am involved in Accounting Club and Dance Marathon, where I will be running the Chicago Marathon. In my free time, I enjoy reading, running, skiing, exercising, traveling, and boating. Feel free to reach out if you have any ideas for the mentoring program that you would like to see, or if you just want to run or chat!
Vp of internal affairs: Clarissa Short
Major: Marketing & Management
Certificate: Event Planning
Hometown: Johnston, IA
Bio: This is my 5th semester in Women in Business! Joining first thing my freshman year was the best thing I could have done and each semester since then I’ve looked for ways to give back and help others love WIB as much as I do! I’m excited to do just that by facilitating lean in circle and gal pals this year! Outside of Women in Business, I am a Tippie Direct Admit Peer Mentor and work in the IMU. I’m also a mentee with the Tippie Young Alumni Board. When I’m not in Iowa City, you can find me doing what I love: traveling, binge watching Netflix, going to concerts, or cooking new vegetarian recipes! Feel free to connect with me on any of my social media and message or email me if you have any questions or suggestions!
VP of community service: Bella Volfson
Minors: Russian and Spanish
Certificate: International Business
Hometown: Davenport, Iowa
Bio: This will be my fifth semester as a member of Women in Business, and I am thrilled to be a part of the exec board as the VP of Community Service! I can’t wait to guide our members in giving back to our community. Outside of WiB, I am a Tippie Peer Mentor, a member of Phi Sigma Pi, the only honors fraternity on campus, a member of the Multicultural Business Student Association, as well as the American Marketing Association, the Director of Digital Marketing for 2018 Homecoming and the Director of Marketing for the on-campus alternative radio station, KRUI. I love Women in Business and I am so excited to get to volunteering this semester! Feel free to reach out with any questions/comments/concerns.
VP of events: Christi Spaeth
Certificate: Event Planning
Hometown: Elmhurst, IL
Bio: This is my fifth semester being in Women in Business and third semester as VP of Fundraising! This student organization has provided me with so many opportunities that I hope to share and even create for you all! Aside from Women in Business, I fill up my time with being a private tutor and also working as an Athletic Event Management Intern for the University of Iowa Athletics Department. For this upcoming semester in WIB, I am hoping to incorporate some new fundraising activities where we can involve the Iowa City Community and local supporters of Women in Business. Some of my hobbies include basketball, running, lifting, anything outdoors, and attending sporting events. You’ll probably find me studying at the local PBB, class, the rec or behind the scorer’s table at Iowa athletic events. Feel free to connect with me on any social media and message me if you ever have any questions. I’m always open to new fundraising ideas or opportunities as well!
VP of Professionalism: Natalie Gandy
Hometown: Mokena, IL
Bio: This will be my fourth semester in WIB and first one on the executive board. I am very ecstatic to be the Vice President of Professionalism this upcoming semester, and I look forward to planning both trips for the organization. I hope to share opportunities within the organization that I was able to experience and provide the skills to grow professionally. Aside from Women in Business, I also work at Iowa Chop and participate in Iowa’s Dance Club. I plan on studying abroad in Italy through Tippie’s CIMBA program. My hobbies include traveling, reading, and drinking coffee.
VP of finance: Alysen Suarez
Hometown: Mokena, IL
Bio: This will be my fourth semester in Women in Business, and I am beyond excited to be serving on the executive board as VP of Finance. This student organization has taught me a lot about being business women and has given me incredible opportunities I would not get without being in Women in Business. Outside of WIB, I help out my parents business when I can since it is a small own family company. Some of my hobbies are weightlifting, spending time with my friends and family, reading, and binge watching Netflix. I can not wait for this semester and do not be afraid to add me on LinkedIn!
VP of Fundraising: logann woodley
Major: International Relations & Spanish
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Bio: I am so excited to be serving on this semester’s executive board as VP of Fundraising! This is my third semester in WIB, I was a Lean-In Circle leader last semester and this is my first semester on the executive board. I have some great ideas on how to raise money for our organization and to have fun while doing it! Outside of WIB, I have two jobs and I am a mat aid for the University of Iowa wrestling team. When I’m not studying or working, I’m either watching Netflix, football or softball, working out, drinking coffee or obsessing over my dogs. You know, the typical college girl things. Joining WIB was the best decision I’ve made in college so far because of the amazing, motivated women I have met and the opportunities that have been presented to me that I wouldn’t have without WIB. I’m very excited to be a part of the behind-the-scenes work to make this organization the best it can be!
VP of Marketing: McKenna Wolf
Hometown: Grimes, IA
Bio: This will be my fifth semester being in Women in Business and first semester on the board. I have led and participated in Lean In Circles and met so many cool people through this organization. Outside of WIB, I have participated on the Iowa Hawkeye Women’s Rowing Team and spent time working in the Admissions Office. I am currently working as a Marketing Intern for Catch Des Moines, and hope to study abroad before I graduate. I love getting active and listening to music and am always down to try something new! If you have any questions about Women In Business or just want to chat please feel free to reach out!
Sustainability Chair: Dylan Coakley
Hometown: Carpentersville, IL
Bio: My name is Dylan Coakley and I am the Sustainability Chair this semester. I am a management major with a certificate in sustainability. I’m from Carpentersville, Illinois, and I love hanging with friends, watching movies, going to the beach, and working out. My parents own a few eco-friendly businesses, so I’ve always grown up around the idea of reducing my carbon footprint and being environmentally conscious. I never thought I’d go anywhere with it, but I’ve really enjoyed being a part of WIB’s sustainability program and I just recently decided to get my certificate in it. I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to educate you all on how to be more sustainable students.
Public Relations Chair: Katie Carpenter
Major: Business Management
Certificate: Event Planning
Hometown: West Des Moines, IA
Bio: Hello! This will be my second semester in Women in Business. I am so excited to see what this next semester brings. I am the Public Relations Chair, so I will be documenting everything that goes on in our organization and compiling all of that into our newsletter. I have already seen the benefits of being in this wonderful organization. Women in Business allows you to grow in your school/business life while allowing your personal life to grow as well, due to the amazing women and wonderful friendships. In my free time I love to cook, look for recipes, listen to country music, exercise, find new restaurants, and watch documentaries. Above all, spending time with family and friends is most important to me. Don’t be afraid to come talk or meet me for coffee if you have any questions about anything at all!