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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.

 

2014-2015 CLUB OFFICERS

Name: Haley Greenspoon, haley.greenspoon@stern.nyu.edu 

Board Position: Co-President

Specialization: Strategy & Luxury Marketing

Summer Internship: J. Crew, Strategic Planning & Analysis

Favorite part of/event at Stern: Helping CFDA Incubator designers to write their business plan

Favorite things to do in New York: Running and biking on the West Side Highway & Central Park

Something you may not know about me: Grew up playing competitive ice hockey

Name: Caley O’Neil, ceo275@stern.nyu.edu

Board Position: Co-President 

Specialization: Luxury Marketing & Strategy

Summer Internship: Corporate Strategy, Kate Spade

Favorite part of/event at Stern: Dbi Argentina, CFDA Consulting Project

Favorite things to do in New York:  Brunch at Le Bilboquet, Union Square Farmer’s Market, Drinks at Pegu Club, and walking my dog, Lucy, along the River

Something you may not know about me:  I collect Imari porcelain and love Motown music.  Oh, and eggs totally gross me out. 

Name: Olivia Fay, olivia.fay@stern.nyu.edu 

Board Position: VP, Admissions

Specialization: Strategy, Product Management, Social Innovation & Impact

Summer Internship: Starting a new business

Favorite part of/event at Stern: The people – so smart, fun, diverse and always willing to help each other

Favorite things to do in New York:  Wandering around different neighborhoods, trying new restaurants, and getting delivery 24/7

Something you may not know about me: I still don’t have a driver’s license!

Name: Lizzie Meltzer, elizabeth.meltzer@stern.nyu.edu 

Board Position: VP, Alumni Relations

Specialization: Luxury & Retail

Summer Internship: Marketing & Strategy, Jack Erwin

Favorite part of/event at Stern: CFDA Consulting Project

Favorite things to do in New York: Shop!

Something you may not know about me: I have a twin brother. 

Name: Erin Aarsvold, erin.aarsvold@stern.nyu.edu

Board Position: VP, Corporate Development- Fashion and Beauty

Specialization: Luxury Marketing

Summer Internship: L’Oreal Luxe- Giorgio Armani Beauty

Favorite part of Stern: Sternies. I never could have expected to meet so many amazing and unique people.   

Favorite things to do in New York: Explore the city on foot. I enjoy discovering new restaurants, bars and shops, simply by taking a walk. As a native LA girl, this concept is a novel one!

Life-long dream: It changes everyday. I want the freedom to follow my passions and the time and flexibility to enjoy my life.

Name: Whitney Krueger, whitney.krueger@stern.nyu.edu

Board Position: VP, Corporate Development- Lifestyle, Hospitality & Spirits

Specialization: Marketing, Luxury Marketing, Entrepreneurship

Summer Internship: RoC Skincare, Johnson & Johnson

Favorite part of Stern: The people!

Favorite things to do in New York: Exploring

Life-long dream: Travel to every continent

Name: Isabel Lagdameo, Isabel.lagdameo@stern.nyu.edu

Board Position: VP, Knowledge Management

Specialization: Luxury Marketing

Summer Internship: Estee Lauder, Summer Presidential Management Associate on La Mer Global Marketing

Favorite part of/event at Stern: Luxury Retail Consulting Corps – Working on Kiehl’s New Product Development and presenting our line to senior management!

Favorite things to do in New York: Exploring the NYC food scene and taking cooking or baking classes

Something you may not know about me: I had tea with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

Name: Katey Hassan, katey.hassan@stern.nyu.edu

Board Position: Co-VP, Knowledge Management

Specialization: Luxury & Retail

Summer Internship: L’Oreal

Favorite Part of Stern: All of the amazing people I have met- who are just as nerdy and passionate about the industry as I am. 

Favorite things to do in New York: Eat!

Life-long dream: To be CEO of...

Name: Rex Pham, rex.pham@stern.nyu.edu

Board Position: VP, Marketing & PR

Specialization: Marketing, Finance

Summer Internship: Marketing/ Strategy at Scratch Music Group, Marketing at Brenne Whisky

Favorite part of Stern: Ability to meet people you never thought you would cross paths with

Favorite things to do in New York: Going to concerts and wandering around neighborhood, taking pictures. 

Life-long dream: To get paid a lot of money to make things “cool”. 

Name: Tess De Paula, tps282@stern.nyu.edu

Board Position: VP of Luxury Retail Consulting Corps

Specialization: Marketing & Strategy

Summer Internship: Global Marketing, Kiehl’s, L’Oréal

Favorite part of/event at Stern: Meeting Sternies, old and new

Favorite things to do in New York:  Sushi at Hasaki, walks along the Hudson River Greenway

Something you may not know about me:  I am a twin and worked at the Andy Warhol Museum while growing up in Pittsburgh, PA

 

Name: Laura Musano, laura.musano@stern.nyu.edu

Board Position: VP, Luxury and Retail Consulting Corps

Specialization: Strategy, Finance

Summer Internship: Steven Alan, Internal Consulting and Strategy

Favorite part of/event at Stern: Working with a designer from the CFDA Fashion Incubator and helping her build her business plan and investor pitch, which led to my Summer Internship offer!

Favorite things to do in New York: Soulcycle, running along the West Side Highway and brunch!

Something you may not know about me: I helped design my wedding dress.

Name: Sarah Needham, sarah.needham@stern.nyu.edu

Board Position: Co-VP, Flagship Events

Specialization: Marketing and Strategy 

Summer Internship: Artspace

Favorite part of Stern: Making friends from all over the world!  

Favorite things to do in New York: Walk everywhere and take advantage of the city’s cultural offerings 

Life-long dream: To make a difference 

Name: Elspeth Paige Rollert, elspeth.rollert@stern.nyu.edu

Board Position: Co-VP, Flagship Events

Specialization: Finance, Marketing, and Strategy

Summer Internship: CHANEL

Favorite part of Stern: The company it keeps.

Favorite things to do in New York: Walking the city streets, visiting museums, and trying new restaurants. 

Life-long dream: To run my own business and to always strengthen and grow my community.

Name: Christopher A. Marçal, cam881@stern.nyu.edu

Board Position: VP, Strategic Initiatives

Specialization: Luxury Marketing & Business Analytics

Summer Internship: Supply Chain, L’Oréal

Favorite part of/event at Stern: Passport Day

Favorite things to do in New York:  East River Ferry, Williamsburg to Dumbo

Something you may not know about me:  I play the banjo.

Name: Diana Ruano dcr313@stern.nyu.edu

Board Position: VP, Finance

Specialization: Luxury Marketing

Summer Internship: Operations & Design Finance Intern- Coach

Marketing

Favorite part of/event at Stern: Traveling the world and discovering all that NYC has to offer.

Favorite things to do in New York: Running: Central Park is amazing!

Something you may not know about me: I interned at the Philadelphia Zoo in college because I wanted to be a vet. I had to carry around Madagascan hissing cockroaches and show them to people. Yeah I know… it drove my desired career change. 

Name: Christina Adranly, christina.adranly@stern.nyu.edu 

Board Position: VP-Treks

Specialization: Marketing, Strategy

Summer Internship: L’Oreal Paris: brand & creative strategy

Favorite part of/event at Stern: CFDA consulting practicum

Favorite things to do in New York: dinner parties, Finnerty’s, brunch

Something you may not know about me: I was the first person in my family born in the US, and I was born on the Fourth of July.

Name: Krystal A. Walker, krystal.walker@stern.nyu.edu

Board Position: VP, Community Relations

Specialization: Luxury Retail, Strategy, & Finance

Summer Internship: Pepsico, Frito Lay- Innovation Strategy

Favorite part of Stern: The People

Favorite things to do in New York: Dancing in the Lower East Side, rooftop get togethers, walking through street fairs.

Life-long dream: Launch a media and merchandising company—my own version of  “Omnimedia.”

Name:  Chris Liang, christopher.liang@stern.nyu.edu 

Board Position:  VP, Langone Students

Specialization:  Corporate Finance, Product Management

Summer Internship:  Work full-time at Picatinny Arsenal as a Deputy Project Manager & Mechanical/System Safety Engineer

Favorite part of/event at Stern:  The relationships made and experiences shared

Favorite things to do in New York:  Explore all the city has to offer especially different restaurants and bars/cocktail lounges, watch Michigan Wolverines football and basketball at Professor Thom’s, and running

Something you may not know about me:  I already have a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from Stevens Institute of Technology

Name: Minnie Miller, minnie.miller@stern.nyu.edu

Board Position: VP, Langone Students

Specialization: Marketing/Digital Marketing, Product Management, Luxury Marketing

Summer Internship: Barnes & Noble, Buying and Merchandising (Full-time employee)

Favorite part of/event at Stern: Listening to successful entrepreneurs including Jonah Peretti (Huffington Post and Buzzfeed), Dennis Crowley (of Foursquare), and Alexa Von Tobel (of LearnVest) speak in my Digitial Marketing Innovations class last fall.

Favorite things to do in New York: Concerts at Mercury Lounge followed by late-night dinner at Momofuku Noodle Bar.

Something you may not know about me: I recently learned calligraphy and did all of my own wedding invitations.