UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

UNC Pride Club

Mission | Leadership Team | Membership Benefits | Major Events

Mission

KFBS Pride strives to enrich the experience and culture for LGBT students enrolled at 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 Kenan-Flagler. In addition to being President of KFBS Pride, 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 orginally 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 Kenan-Flagler. At 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 KFBS Pride.

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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 marraige equality in a general election. At 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 Kenan-Flagler Business School, he is focussing 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 LGBT rights and is excited to work with Pride and the MBA Ambassador team to increase the LGBT presence at KFBS 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 KFBS Pride and help the club see similar growth as well! Dustin is the VP of Corporate Relations for the KFBS Pride Club, as well as being the President of the Business Technology Club at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

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Membership Benefits

The UNC Kenan-Flagler Net Impact Club is a Gold Chapter member of the worldwide Net Impact organization, making us one of the largest and most active chapters in the country. We are a group of 200+ MBA students seeking to create positive social and environmental impact through our careers. Our club plays a vital role in students’ personal and professional development, preparing members to integrate sustainability into roles across all sectors and stakeholder groups.

Major Events

Fall Semester:

Mod I:

  • Kick off Informational Meeting (free lunch!)
  • NC Pride Float with Fuqua
  • Friend Factor Training
  • Welcome Pub Crawl with LGBT Graduate/Professional Students
  • Diversity Conference Prep
  • Diversity Week

Mod II:

  • Reaching Out Conference (www.reachingoutmba.org)
  • Safe School Training
  • Coming Out Month Carolina Casuals Halloween Parade
  • Bowling with Recruiters (TBD)
  • Lunch and Learn with representative from Facebook

Spring Semester:

Mod III:

  • Lunch and Learn: Partner Benefits with CWIB
  • Social: Job Search and Interview Skills
  • Alumni Networking Event

Mod IV:

  • Bus to Rowdy Square Dance at Pinhook in Durham
  • MBA Families Club Social
  • Experience Weekend Diversity Reception
  • Experience Weekend Brunch
  • Transition Dinner