WHO WE ARE

Established in 2004 as a pioneering career-based outreach program for MBA students interested in the luxury and retail sectors, the NYU Stern Luxury and Retail Club aims to promote NYU Stern as a premier source of talent and academic leadership in these specific industries. The club now boasts over 1,200 members and has established relationships with some of the most prominent companies and individuals in the luxury and retail space. 

In 2009, NYU Stern introduced the Luxury Marketing specialization, the first of its kind among top-tier business schools. This focus differentiates NYU Stern from other MBA programs and as a club, we collaborate with faculty and industry executives to develop an interdisciplinary curriculum driven by today’s industry leaders.

 

2016-2017 CLUB OFFICERS

Name: Maggie Peplowski

Board Position: Co-President
Specializations: Finance, Strategy, and Luxury Marketing
Summer Internship: Senior Consultant Intern at Kurt Salmon, Consumer & Retail Practice
Favorite part of Stern: My favorite thing about Stern is the people, of course! My favorite  event is TSDL
Favorite things to do in NY: Walking aimlessly until I'm lost... and brunch
Something you may not know about me: Whenever I see a pug on the street, I briefly thing about stealing it (haven't gone through with it yet, though)






Name: Steph Vailas

Board Position: Co-President 
Specializations: Finance, Strategy, and Luxury Marketing
Summer Internship: Global Merchandise Planning Intern at Theory/Helmut Lang
Favorite part of Stern: DBI Milan, TSDL, and the LuxRet Conference
Favorite things to do in NY: Eat... and occassionally some walking in between meals
Something you may not know about me: I have a twin sister who is 5 minutes older

 






Name: Emily Schlesinger

Board Position: VP, Admissions
Specializations: Finance, Luxury Marketing, and Leadership
Summer Internship: Brand Management at Bayer Consumer Care
Favorite part of Stern: Japan Trek, LuxRet Conference, and Follies
Favorite things to do in NY: Mostly trying new restaurants! And when I'm not eating, my favorite places are the Met Rooftop in the summer and the blue whale at the Museum of Natural History
Something you may not know about me: I have curly hair!







Name: Amanda Luskin

Board Position: VP, Alumni Relations
Specializations: Luxury Marketing, Strategy, and Product Management
Summer Internship: Research Associate at L2
Favorite part of Stern: Japan Trek and DBI Milan
Favorite things to do in NY: Trying new restaurants, wandering around the Village, and seeing Broadway shows
Something you may not know about me: I ran the NYC Marathon in 2014
 






Name: Eva Ongeri

Board Position: VP, Alumni Relations
Specializations: Strategy, Operations, and Supply Chain
Summer Internship: Summer Associate at A.T. Kearney
Favorite part of Stern: I love our annual Stern Follies event where we showcase the lighter side of our professors, classmates, and the Stern community. Not to be missed!
Favorite things to do in NY: I have a food and restaurant obsession. I enjoy going to food markets and trying new restaurants in the city
Something you may not know about me: I played piano for 12 years before giving it up to go to law school. I haven't played a piece since

 






Name: Shari Sampson

Board Position: VP, Corporate Development
Specializations: Luxury Marketing, Finance, and Digital Marketing
Summer Internship: Estee Lauder Companies, Global Communications and Digital Consumer Engagement for Aramis and Designer Fragrances
Favorite part of Stern: LuxRet Conference was awesome last year and an excellent opportunity to get more perspective on the industry
Favorite things to do in NY: Explore Brooklyn; I love the variety of restaurants, shopping, and neighborhood hangouts that the different parts of Brooklyn have to offer
Something you may not know about me: One day I hope to be the proud owner of a combined yoga studio and puppy daycare center. This will be located in Brooklyn, of course





Name: Joanne Yoon

Board Position: VP, Corporate Development
Specializations: Finance, Strategy, and Luxury Marketing
Summer Internship: Finance Intern at L'Oreal for Kiehl's
Favorite part of Stern: Traveling with Sternies on the Israel Trek! And Beer Blast to end the week of classes with good people and bad beer
Favorite things to do in NY: Rooftops, Central Park, and local weekend getaways, clearly I love the outdoors
Something you may not know about me: As a teen, I taught myself how to play the guitar and used to wriet my own songs
 





Name: Taylor Simmons

Board Position: VP, Knowledge Management
Specializations: Luxury Marketing and Strategy
Summer Internship: Intern at Rosie Assoulin, working one-on-one with their CEO and Director of Sales
Favorite part of Stern: My favorite, under-the-radar Stern event is Stern Speaks on Thursdays. Classmates share incredible stories!
Favorite things to do in NY: Explore! I love all of the art shows, galleries, concerts, and restaurants NY has to offer
Something you may not know about me: My mother speaks to me in French
 






Name: Maria Neyman

Board Position: VP, Marketing & PR
Specializations: Finance, Marketing, and Strategy
Summer Internship: Marketing Intern at Netaround LLC
Favorite part of Stern: Japan Trek, LuxRet Conference, and the people
Favorite things to do in NY: Explore... rooftops, happy hour, parks, and brunch!
Something you may not know about me: I was born in Moscow, but moved to California when I was 4. My parents speak to me in Russian, but I answer back in English.







Name: Vitaly Morozov

Board Position: VP, Experiential Initiatives
Specializations: Corporate Finance, Strategy, and Luxury Marketing
Summer Internship: Summer Associate at A.T. Kearney
Favorite part of Stern: People
Favorite things to do in NY: Broadway, The Met Opera, museums, restaurants, and Central Park
Something you may not know about me: Born and raised in Moscow, Russia, lived in 6 other cities in the past 10 years and visited over 60 countries

 

 


Name: Linn Gregertsen

Board Position: VP, Finance
Specializations: Luxury Marketing and Finance
Summer Internship: Digital Marketing and E-commerce at Yumi Kim
Favorite part of Stern: All the amazing intelligent, ambitious, and genuinely friendly people I've met through the program 
Favorite things to do in NY: Outdoor cinema at Bryant Park during the summer, spending entire days at the Met, after-work happy hours on rooftop bars
Something you may not know about me: I love traveling and have been to over 25 countries and every continent except Antarctica


 





Name: Kathryn Carski

Board Position: VP, Flagship Events
Specializations: Finance and Luxury Marketing
Summer Internship: Mars Chocolate - Snickers Brand
Favorite part of Stern: the people
Favorite things to do in NY: early weekend breakfast at Sadelle's
Something you may not know about me: I can only wink one eye

 

 



Name: Ava Ginsberg

Board Position: VP, Flagship Events
Specializations: Finance, Strategy, and Luxury Marketing
Summer Internship: Summer Associate at Deloitte
Favorite part of Stern: The TSDL event was an amazing culmination of the efforts of so many people at Stern. The Japan Trek was phenomenal
Favorite things to do in NY: Late dinners, running along the West Side Highway, cooking, especially in the summer, wandering through NY (only downton, preferably the West Village)
Something you may not know about me: I participated in a 109-one mile bike ride to raise money for blood cancer research. Great experience for an incredibly important cause, but I haven't gotten on a (moving) bike since

 

 



Name: Candace Munroe

Board Position: VP, Career Treks
Specializations: Luxury Marketing, Finance, and Entrepreneurship
Summer Internship: Summer Intern at Nordstrom
Favorite part of Stern: Brazil Trek and TSDL
Favorite things to do in NY: I love running and biking around NY parks, boozy brunch, and eating my way through Harlem and Brooklyn
Something you may not know about me: I've climbed a 90-foot tree in the middle of the Amazon rainforest faster than Nina








Name: Nina Dudhale 

Board Position: VP, Community
Specializations: Finance and Luxury Marketing
Summer Internship: Summer Intern at Saks, focusing on Loyalty Marketing for OFF 5th and Gilt
Favorite part of Stern: Stern Speaks, because I really enjoy learning new things about my classmates, and TSDL, because who doesn't love a fashion show?
Favorite things to do in NY: Boozy brunching and spending summer weekends on Governors Island
Something you may not know about me: I've climbed a 90-foot tree in the middle of the Amazon rainforest
 




Name:  Jordan Lichtenberg

Board Position:  VP, Langone Students
Specializations: Strategy and Finance
Full Time: Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis at Hudson's Bay Company
Favorite part of Stern: Connecting with like-minded individuals through Stern events
Favorite things to do in NY: Jogging on the West Side Highway path, enjoying restaurants, and nightlife
Something you may not know about me: I was once an extra on the show Curb your Enthusiasm



 


Name: Dalia Shtenhauz

Board Position: VP, Langone Students
Specializations: Luxury Marketing, Global Business, and Strategy
Full Time: Merchandise Manager at American Eagle
Favorite part of Stern: TSDL was a great collaboration between full-time and Langone, I'm looking forward to being a part of it again this year! But my favorite thing about Stern is the Fall '15 Blue Core and the amazing friends I have made
Favorite things to do in NY: Take my toddler nephews on "field trips" to cool museums around the city, bike ride to the beaches in the summer, picnics in the Sheep Meadow, the High Line, playng Stern soccer in a Zog Sports league, going out dancing with my friends, and recovering at brunch the next day
Something you may not know about me: I went backpacking in Europe for 3 months in 2011... and ended up staying for 3 years!

 

 
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