Introducing the new 2009-2010 SAS board!
addresses for ALL officers has been updated
the title to email each officer. If you would like information
or have any questions, please email one of the officers
Whitman and Brett Steiger
Brett and Andrea moved to Austin from
Washington, DC to attend McCombs. Brett is from Virginia
Beach, VA and prior to business school; he worked at IBM
as a financial consultant for the Department of Housing
and Urban Development. Andrea is a native of Dallas and
was working as a Marketing and Communications
Consultant. She currently works as a program and
marketing coordinator at the Texas Public Policy
and Andrea love exploring different neighborhoods in
Austin and finding great new restaurants. They stay
active by chasing around their puppy Bradie, an Olde
English Bulldog. Andrea is an avid Dallas Mavericks fan,
and enjoys exercising, cooking, traveling, shopping and
entertaining. Brett is an expert at Wii Tennis, is a
diehard Redskins fan, and loves to travel (with Andrea).
They are both looking forward to an exciting 2nd
year with SAS and McCombs.
Watkins and Richard Donahue
Paige & Rich moved to Austin from
Southern California in August 2008. Before the move,
Rich was working at an advertising agency while Paige
was doing event planning. While at McCombs, Rich is
planning on developing his marketing skills and general
business knowledge while getting out on the golf course
whenever possible. Paige has decided to switch careers
and is also in school working towards her esthetician
license. When we have free time we love cruising
downtown for a pint with friends or catching a movie at
the Alamo Drafthouse. We are excited to be a part of SAS
and look forward to a great two years at McCombs.
CO-VP of Membership:
and Jody Farquar
Jody and Jennifer moved from Dallas to Austin for Jody
to attend McCombs. Jody is a native of Dallas and prior
to McCombs, he worked as a Daytrading Margins Analyst.
Jennifer is a native of Pittsburgh, PA and has lived in
Texas for ten years. She is currently working as an
Associate Media Director at TracyLocke. In their spare
time, Jody and Jennifer enjoy hanging out with their two
dogs, cooking and spending time with their friends.
CO-VP of Membership:
originally from Cincinnati, and Rory, born and raised in
Hawaii, lived in Boston since graduating from Simmons
College and Brandeis University, respectively, in 2001.
moved to Austin in July of 2008 and have taken up
residence in Hyde Park.
be graduating (hopefully) from McCombs in the spring of
2010 with a focus in general management.
Lindy is currently working
at Partners Financial as a Case Advocacy Manager.
In their free time, Rory
and Lindy enjoy reading, traveling and hiking with their
VP of Communications:
Johnson and Christopher Clement
Jessica was born and raised in
Texas and has been an Austin resident for 5 years.
Christopher spent part of his childhood in San Antonio,
but grew-up in Kansas City. They dated long distance until Chris moved to Austin for the
Jessica has been a medical device sales rep for the past
6 years. Prior to reentering the student life, Chris
worked in Institutional Equities in both New York City and the
They love anything outdoors, especially wakeboarding &
mountain biking, & running the trail with their 2 labs
Hunter & Scout.
VP of International:
Akanksha Mehrotra & Sangram
“Namaste." Sangram (Cohort 1) and
Akanksha are long time Austin-ites, having lived here
for 7 years. They are both foodies, enjoy the outdoors
and love to travel, especially internationally. Akanksha
just graduated from McCombs with her MBA in May 2008 and
is already back with the class of 2010 for SAS. She
really cant let go of McCombs! Being from India
Akanksha understands how difficult it can be to settle
into a new city, country and way of life. As a member of
the SAS board, they hope to ease the transition process
for incoming international students and their spouses,
saying "I may not speak your language but I was once
where you are now and I’ll try to help you in any way I
can so don’t be afraid to ask!”
CO-VP of Little Longhorns:
Liz & Sterling moved to Austin from
Utah where they were born and raised. Sterling was a
business analyst and software engineer that worked hard
and played harder. He's now in school and its the other
Liz is super lucky to be a full-time
Mom to the most energetic child in Texas. She also likes
knitting, exercising, reading, and creating things with
Molly is almost 2. She loves to
make friends, be outside, and tease her parents.
excited to be helping with LL’s and hope to make great
friends in SAS!
Co-VP of Little
and Jeff Paul
Staley and Shannon Emerson
and Kristopher Walters
Allison are both from Southern California. They got
married on Dec. of 2005 in San Diego, CA and immediately
moved to Austin, TX Jan. 2006. Prior to attending UT's
MBA program, Kris worked at IBM as an Engagement Manager
who managed Asset Management Software projects. Allison
works as a CRM Business System Analyst for a financial
company, Dimensional Fund Advisors; she manages special
software and reporting projects for their Financial
Advisors and Institutional Sales. Kris and Allison
became first time parents on April 2008 to a baby boy,