President: James Leisenring
Bio: My name's James Leisenring, and I am a Senior majoring in Supply Chain with minors in both International Business as well as Energy, Business, and Finance. I studied abroad the summer after my freshmen year and it was absolutely amazing. I've been involved with PMA since the beginning of my freshman year, and it's been a blast from the start. I am also in the Sapphire Leadership Program. My hometown is Batavia, NY, which is near Buffalo. My hobbies include going to Penn State sporting events, watching my favorite professional teams such as the Bills and the Cubs lose, along with watching a lot of different TV shows and movies. I'm looking forward to very fun year for PMA!
Vice President: Ben Gorgonzola
Bio: Hi, my name is Ben Gorgonzola. I am a Senior Finance major with minors in both International Business and Economics. I am from Honey Brook, Pennsylvania. I was able to study abroad last summer in Pforzheim, Germany, and got to have a blast for the six weeks that I was there. I’ve been affiliated with PMA for about three semesters now and have really enjoyed my time here. I am also a lead analyst with the Market Analysis Group of Finance Society, as well as the Golf Outing Chair for Fall 2013.
Communications Chair: Andy Gurevich
Bio: Hi, my name is Andy Gurevich, I am a Senior Management major with a minor in both International Business and Labor and Employment Relations. I was born and raised in Miami, FL and know Spanish and a little French. The summer of 2012 I studied abroad in Pforzheim, Germany which was one of the best experiences I have ever had! The summer of 2013 included a trip to Israel followed by an internship with TracFone Wireless. I have been around PMA since freshman year, and have been Communications Chair for the past two years. I am also a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity and last year joined my first THON committee. I love going to all the Penn State home games and really looking forward to the opening of the Pegula Ice Arena. Can't wait to see what we can do in PMA this year!
Administrative Chair: Zach DeMascole
Bio: My name is Zach DeMascole and I am the Administrative Chair for the Professional Management Association. I am currently a Senior majoring in Finance with a double minor in Economics and Legal Environment of Business. During the Spring of my junior year I studied abroad in Italy and had the opportunity to travel throughout Europe and experience different cultures. Upon graduation from Penn State, I hope to enter the work force with a career in corporate finance. I have been involved with PMA since Fall 2010, my first semester in Happy Valley. I am from Allentown, PA where I completed a management internship at Wegmans Food Markets for 3 consecutive summers. Then, for the summer of 2013, I completed a finance internship at The Boeing Company in Philadelphia. In my free time, I enjoy spending times with my friends and family, playing sports, and vacationing in tropical places. I am looking forward to a great year for PMA and getting to know all of the members. As always, fell free to reach out to me with any questions you may have!
Recruitment Chair: Abby Arbutina
Bio: My name is Abby Arbutina and I am currently a Sophomore in the Smeal College of Business. I’m originally from State College, PA. I have been involved with the social committee since I joined PMA last fall. Aside from PMA, I was a teaching assistant for the Management 301 class this past summer. I am also involved in an independent study research class through the management department. My biggest passion is dance. I danced classical ballet for the entirety of my school career and now enjoy teaching ballet at a local studio. PMA has made my first year at Penn State very enjoyable, as well as beneficial. My goal is to share that with you by helping you to get involved! I am looking forward to another great semester with PMA.
Community Service Chair: Ken Marrocco
Bio: My name is Ken Marrocco and I am currently a Junior Economics major here at Penn State. I joined PMA last semester and became very involved with the club and currently hold the position of Community Service Chair. I am from Buffalo, New York but I was born in Los Angeles, CA. I enjoy watching and playing pretty much every sport but my favorites are baseball and football. I'm still fairly new to Penn State as it is only my second semester here so I'm looking forward to going on my first canning trip in the upcoming months. I look forward to meeting all the new members of PMA and planning some fun community service events for the club to get involved in.
Corporate Relations Chair: Danielle Schrey
Bio: My name is Danielle Schrey and I am a Senior majoring in Business Management with a minor in Recreation, Park, and Travel Tourism Management. I'm from a town right outside of Pittsburgh called Bethel Park. After transferring from a branch campus, I immediately became involved in PMA as a general member my junior year, then decided to run for Corporate Relations Chair my senior year. I am extremely excited to work in PMA this upcoming school year and know there are awesome things to come out of PMA. I also have a HR intern position working in the Career and Corporate Connections Office this school year and I am looking forward to that as well. My hobbies include watching and cheering on all the Pittsburgh sporting teams, the Penn State sporting teams, hanging out with friends, and just having fun.
Social Chair: Angela Ru
Bio: Hi! My name is Angela Ru, and I am currently a Sophomore at Penn State majoring in Supply Chain with an intended minor in Economics and Psychology. I immigrated to the United States when I was three years old and currently reside in Pittsburgh, PA. This will be my second year with PMA, and I've had an amazing experience thus far! I was involved in Social Committee my fall semester of freshman year, and served as Social Chair for the spring semester. Apart from PMA, I am involved in Ascend, another business organization in Smeal, and also in Penn State's Collegiate Figure Skating Team as THON Chair. I worked as a business consultant intern for Johnson & Johnson in Beijing, China the summer after my freshman year. I'm looking forward to another great year with PMA!
Bio: Hello, my name is Adanela Avdic but I usually go by Addy. I am currently in DUS (Division of Undergraduate Studies) and hope to get into Smeal College of Business by the end of this year. I want to major in Management and minor in Psychology. I come from Bosnia, a little country in Europe, and moved to the States in 2000. I live in Pennsylvania with my mom and brother. My hobbies are volleyball, running, listening to music, and hanging out with my friends. I joined PMA last semester and have already become very involved. I am looking forward to this year and THON 2014!!!!