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Mission | Leadership Team | Major Events

Mission

UNC Kenan-Flagler Pride Club strives to enrich the experience and culture for LGBTQ students enrolled at UNC Kenan-Flagler and to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students.

Leadership Team

Nate Creger - President

CregerNate is a native North Carolinian, a dual-degree JD/MBA at UNC, and a triple Tar Heel. After graduating from UNC with majors in Peace, War, & Defense and International Studies, Nate worked with Equality North Carolina and Protect All North Carolina Families against Amendment One, the discriminatory state constitutional amendment that now defines marriage in NC. Nate is interested in the intersection of sustainable economies, capitalism and social justice, and is concentrating in Sustainable Enterprise at UNC Kenan-Flagler. In addition to being President of UNC Kenan-Flagler Pride Club, Nate also serves as Pro Bono Chair of Lambda Law Students Association at UNC Law.

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Jessica Fischburg- VP of Finance

FischburgJessica is originally from Norwich, CT and attended Boston University for undergrad. She spent 5 years working in E-commerce and Business Development for family business before coming to UNC Kenan-Flagler. At UNC Kenan-Flagler, Jessica is concentrating in General Management and is the MBASA VP of Communications, a Legacy Rep, and an active member of JBA and UNC Kenan-Flagler Pride Club.

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Heather Brutz - VP of Communications

BrutzHeather is originally from Cleveland, OH and attended Williams College where she studied political science and environmental studies. She worked at several nonprofits in the Washington, DC region promoting clean energy and public transportation. Heather also volunteered for Marylanders for Marriage Equality and was very excited to help build voter support for one of the first states to vote for marriage equality in a general election. At UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, she is studying marketing and sustainable enterprise.

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Gautam Gottumakkala - VP of International Solidarity

GottumukkalaPrior to business school, Gautam worked for 3 years in Marketing and 1 year in Internal Strategy roles in a Renewable start-up. Building on these experiences, at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, he is focusing on Corporate Finance and Marketing to develop knowledge and skills required for efficient problem solving and strategy implementation in global conglomerates. Beyond school, Gautam is involved in STAR consulting project with the government of North Carolina to improve their temporary staffing agency operations.

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Andrea Green - VP of Learning & Development

GreenOriginally from upstate New York, Andrea primarily worked in the government accounting arena before transitioning into the exciting world of human resources. Andrea has always been a proponent of LGBTQ rights and is excited to work with UNC Kenan-Flagler Pride Club and the MBA Ambassador team to increase the LGBTQ presence at UNC Kenan-Flagler directly and through FriendFactor.

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Dustin St. Jonn - VP of Corporate Sponsorship

St JonnDustin St. Jonn majored in Accounting and Finance for his undergraduate degree at the University of San Francisco.  After graduation, he spent three years with the John Hancock Financial Network planning with Domestic Partners around the now extinct DOMA laws.  After John Hancock, he moved to Montana where he was the financial manager of AIDS Outreach and helped the non-profit grow from 4 tests a month to 40.  He is excited to partner with UNC Kenan-Flagler Pride Club and help the club see similar growth as well! Dustin is the VP of Corporate Relations for the UNC Kenan-Flagler Pride Club, as well as being the President of the Business Technology Club at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

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Major Events in 2014-2015

Fall Semester:

Mod I:

  • Pride Welcome Brunch
  • Reaching Out MBA Training Sessions
  • NC Pride Party

Mod II:

  • Professional Identity Workshop
  • UNC Kenan-Flagler Halloween FriendFactor Fundraiser at R&R Grill
  • Ask A Queer Panel
  • Social with Jewish Business Association

Spring Semester:

Mod III:

  • LGBTQ Life & Business Abroad Panel and Fundraiser Social with International Business Association
  • Pride & Lambda Law Students Fundraiser in Durham
  • Ally Week & Ally Celebration Social

Mod IV:

  • LGBTQ Workplace Perspectives Panel
  • UNC Kenan-Flagler SafeZone Training