Mission | Leadership Team | Membership Benefits
Our mission is to provide Kenan-Flagler MBA students with educational, networking, and developmental resources so that they may pursue and be successful in both formal and informal general management programs.
Phil Johnson - President
Phil Johnson graduated from Bates College in 2006 with a degree in Economics. He worked in financial services in Manhattan for three years, first in asset management at Dominick and Dominick, and then as a municipal derivatives trader at JPMorgan Chase. Seeking a change in scenery, Phil moved to Cape Town, South Africa, to volunteer at the HIV and AIDS non-profit, Grassroot Soccer, working in the their business development group. Phil then moved to Washington, DC, to work at The World Bank Group in their Investment Climate Department. In addition to his work in the General Management Club, Phil is a Non-Profit Fellow. In his free time Phil enjoys traveling, skiing, fishing, playing soccer, and cheering for Liverpool Football Club. For his internship, Phil will be working in the Corporate Finance group at PepsiCo.
Paul Howanitz - VP of Finance
Lalit Goyal - VP of Communications
Paul Howanitz is a first-year MBA student at UNC Kenan-Flagler concentrating in Investment Management. Prior to businessschool, Paul worked for MFS Investment Management in Boston, where he spent three years as a quantitative research associate supporting the equity department with quantitative investment and risk management analytics. Paul began his career in the asset management industry in the distribution channel working as an internal wholesaler on the MFS sales desk. Paul graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Administrative Science (Business) from Colby College, where he was a four-year student athlete on the Men’s Football team. Paul is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the Boston Security Analyst Society.
Gabor Deme - VP of Corporate Relations
For the last 9 years Gabor held various positions at MOL Group, a regional oil company in Eastern Europe, helping them develop and execute commercial growth strategies. At Kenan-Flagler, Gabor is concentrating in Marketing and Operations and will be working as a Marketing intern at Ecolab during the summer of 2014. Gabor holds a BA degree in Business Administration from University of Lincoln and Budapest Business School.
After graduating in Electrical Engineering from Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lalit worked at Infosys, an Indian IT services provider for nearly eight years. At Infosys, Lalit worked as a Pre-Sales Consultant and Project Manager with clients in the telecommunications industry. For his internship, Lalit will work in a Marketing role in Dell's Enterprise Solutions Group.
Matt Nardotti- VP of Learning & Development
Matt worked as a consultant in Navigant Consulting’s Energy Efficiency and Policy Analysis group for six years after graduating from the University of Virginia with a degree in Electrical Engineering. While at Kenan-Flagler Business School, Matt is concentrating in Operations with an enrichment in Sustainable Enterprise. During the summer of 2014, Matt will be working as a Product Manager intern in Cisco’s Technical Services group.
Andrea Green- VP of Learning & Development
Andrea Green is originally from Albany, New York. She has a Bachelors of Arts and Sciences degree from the State University of New York at Oswego in psychology and a graduate certificate in Human Resources Management from Empire State College. Prior to business school, Andrea worked for the New York State government for 7 years in various accounting and taxation roles and then transitioned into human resources.
Since General Management encompasses a wide variety of positions including leadership development programs, functional rotational programs, corporate strategy, business development, project management, human capital management, and human resources, students interested in pursuing careers in any of these areas benefit from the information, resources, and networking opportunities that the General Management Club provides. Member benefits include:
: Mock interview workshops, resume critiques, behavioral interviewing strategy sessions, general management and rotational program internship panel discussions, industry executive panel discussions, industry guest speakers, diversity conference preparation
Targeted Networking Opportunities
: Cocktail events with recruiters and alumni networking sessions
Speedy Access to General Management Career Opportunities
: Besides early intimation about on-campus and off-campus general management openings through the club’s mailing list, club members can have their resumes included in the club’s resume book that is sent to leading employers who use it to proactively identify internship and full-time candidates.
: General Management focused case competitions organized by the club allow members to not only hone their general management skills but also practically demonstrate their strategic thinking and collaborative abilities to potential recruiters who serve as judges for these competitions.
: These informational visits to companies with prominent corporate strategy or business development groups as well as those with strong rotational leadership programs allow club members to learn about various aspects of general management from key executives and demonstrate their strong interest to these potential recruiters.