Mission | Leadership Team | Membership Benefits
To raise internal and external awareness of our operations program while preparing students for careers in operations and supply chain related functions.
Gabrielle LaForce - President
Gabrielle LaForce is pursuing a concentration and a career in operations management. Before returning to her hometown of Chapel Hill, she worked in sales operations for banking and telecommunication products at Gemalto in Austin, TX. She graduated from Lehigh University in 2012 with a BS in Supply Chain & Operations Management.
Laura Hereford - VP of Learning & Development
Laura Hereford is pursuing a concentration in Operations Management. Before returning to business school, she worked in Technology Consulting in Washington, D.C., primarily in the areas of data management and data analytics. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2011 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Greg Leffert - VP of Finance
Greg Leffert is pursuing a concentration and a career in management consulting. Prior to business school, he worked as a research analyst at Renaissance Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut. He graduated from Princeton University in 2011 with a degree in economics.
Gabriela Barbarito - VP of Communications
Gabriela Barbarito is interested in operations management and corporate strategy. She received her B.A. in political science and international relations from Cornell University. After college, Gabriela worked in compliance for Goldman Sachs, and then in logistics management for a real estate development firm based in Chile. Before pursuing her MBA, Gabriela was co-owner and manager for a NYC quick-service restaurant chain.
Tao Kong - VP of Corporate Relations
Tao Kong is pursuing dual concentrations in Operations Management and Corporate Finance. Before MBA, he led the infrastructure development and urban planning projects in Hong Kong and other Southeast Asian countries. He graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2009 with a degree in civil engineering.
Kartikeya Sharma - VP of Corporate Relations
Kartikeya Sharma is pursuing a concentration in Management Consulting. Before joining UNC Kenan-Flagler, he worked in the marketing team at GAIL (India) Limited in Mumbai, India for 4 years. He has a master’s degree in Internal Business from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur.
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