Michael is a second year, full-time MBA student and Reva Graziadio Endowed Scholar with a concentration in Marketing. He is also pursuing a certificate in SEER (Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible) Business Strategy.
Michael earned his Bachelors of Arts in International Business & Management with a focus on Latin America from Dickinson College, and began his career in non-profit fundraising as a major gifts officer planning and executing high-net worth special events, and raising 6 figure philanthropic gifts. Michael has also garnered business development and marketing experience as an independent consultant in the wine & spirits, restaurant, and tourism industries.
Hibah grew up in Portland, Oregon and attend Portland State University where she earned a bachelors degree in Supply and Logistics Management and Management Leadership. Upon graduation in 2012, she founded and managed a boutique day spa along with an independent cosmetics line. At Pepperdine, Hibah is pursuing her MBA with a concentration in marketing. Most recently, she had an incredible opportunity to intern as a brand manager at Markwins International (owners of Wet n Wild, Physicals formula, etc.) one of the large cosmetic companies in the mass retail market. In addition to being a mentor for the incoming Graziadio Fall class of 2016, Hibah is Co-President of the Marketing Club, and a member of NetImpact. During the fall term, Hibah will be studying abroad at ESSEC, a partner institution in Paris, France.
Vice President & Treasurer
Nicolas Weinberger is a full-time MBA student at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management. He is an international student from Uruguay. Nicolas received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from ORT University Uruguay. His past experience includes more than seven years helping organizations develop and implement their Marketing strategies in South America and United States. Post graduation, Nicolas plans to pursue opportunities in Brand Management and his long term goal is to start his own Consulting firm.
Director of Membership & Communications
Gwen is a MBA candidate at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management. She recently relocated from Dallas, TX to California to pursue her MBA full-time. Prior to Pepperdine, Gwen spent three and a half years working in revenue management for an airline. Her work experience also includes marketing within the sport industry. Gwen received her Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management from The University of Texas at Austin along with a Business Foundations Certificate. In her leisure time, she enjoys traveling, going to concerts, and playing basketball.
Director of Alumni Relations
Samantha is an MBA candidate from Fresno, California with a background in marketing and advertising in a variety of industries. She is passionate about campaign planning and implementation, digital marketing, philanthropic strategies and emerging markets. Samantha plans on utilizing her work experience and MBA degree as a comprehensive platform to obtain a position with a globally-focused brand to help leverage emerging markets. Her hobbies include choreography, dance, traveling, and finding new burger joints.
Director of Corporate Outreach
Michael Marquez, a native of Los Angeles, CA, is pursuing his Master of Science in Global Business. He obtained his B.A. degree in Marketing & International Business from California Polytechnic University, Pomona. During Michael's time at Cal Poly Pomona, he took the opportunity to study abroad for a year at Kingston University in London, England. While balancing his studies, Michael also operates his own electronic music Internet radio station, EMS Radio. Michael plans to pursue a marketing career in the music industry, with his focus on record labels and music streaming platforms.