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Mission

To encourage and facilitate Christian fellowship and service throughout the UNC Kenan-Flagler community.

Leadership Team

BecksteinKarl Beckstein - President

Karl is from Boston, MA and attended Suffolk University. Karl comes from politics. He worked on Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio's presidential campaigns and spent time working in public relations. At Kenan-Flagler, he is concentrating in management consulting and corporate finance. Karl is a die-hard New England Patriots fan and speaks fluent Latvian. Contact: Karl_Beckstein@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


KuoPeter Kuo - VP of Finance

Peter is pursuing a concentration in management consulting at KFBS. After obtaining a B.A. in Political Science from Duke University, he worked in Shenzhen, China and San Jose for a high-tech manufacturing company as a new product introduction program manager. He is from Cary, NC, and still attends his home church Raleigh Chinese Christian Church in Cary. In his spare time, Peter likes to cook new recipes, read a wide variety of fiction, and practice Brazilian Jiujitsu. Contact: Peter_Kuo@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


HeardMorrow Heard - VP of Communications

Morrow Heard is pursuing a concentration in marketing and an enrichment in healthcare. Prior to pursuing an MBA, she spent 2 years working in reputation management for HCA Healthcare in Nashville TN. She graduated from the University of Alabama in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Management. Contact: Morrow_Heard@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


LayKatie Lay - VP of Corporate Relations

Katie joined the class of 2019 after spending the last five years working in the Military & Defense Division of Boeing. Katie graduated from The King's College NYC in 2012, and worked in defense contracts, people analytics, and manufacturing finance in Philly, Chicago, and DC. She is concentrating in Data Analytics and will be at Dell this summer. Her uncle Kenny is going to be gone for a long time. Contact: Katie_Lay@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


IngramW. Nelson Ingram - VP of Learning & Development

Nelson was born and raised in rural West Texas where he learned the fundamentals of business while working on his family's ranch. He attended Texas A&M University where he was elected to serve as a Yell Leader. Nelson spent four years working in finance at HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Nelson interned at Dr Pepper Snapple over the summer in a brand management role. He is also a certified BBQ judge and award winning pitmaster known for his Texas brisket.​Contact: william_ingram@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


BaylessEvan Bayless - VP of Social Events & Networking

Evan is from Indianapolis, IN and he attended Wabash College for his undergraduate education. Prior to KFBS, Evan worked in Marketing and Sales Management for Eli Lilly and Company. He is pursuing a concentration in Marketing and an enrichment in Healthcare. ​Contact: Evan_Bayless@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


BairdSilas Baird - VP of Community Service

Prior to KFBS, Silas worked in supply chain, transportation, and logistics for the CPG and B2B service industries. From Chattanooga, TN originally, he ventured to Syracuse, NY for his undergraduate studies and then lived in Princeton, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, and back home in Tennessee for a year prior to taking the plunge and moving to sunny Chapel Hill. His concentration interests are focused on the intersections of operations, finance, and forecasting. ​Contact: Silas_Baird@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


AvilaJaime Avila - VP of International Experience

Jaime is a first-year MBA student at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, and is originally from Chihuahua, Mexico. He went to ITESM Campus Monterrey for his undergraduate education and graduated with a degree in Economics in 2012. After graduating, Jaime worked in the real estate industry in Monterrey for Gava Capital, a private equity real estate fund. As a financial analyst for the firm, he worked in the acquisitions team, analyzing deals in all real estate asset classes. Jaime enjoys playing and watching sports, running, and swimming. Contact: Jaime_Avila@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


Membership Benefits

Christians@Kenan-Flagler facilitates opportunities for fellowship, Bible study, and service. We live to see the glory of God magnified in our lives and the world around us.

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