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Club Officers

Elizabeth Oates, ’13, President

Adrian Monsalve, ’06, Vice President, Club Development, and Alumni Outreach

David Ward, ’11, Vice President, Club Development, and Alumni Outreach

Sharon Seagren, ’85, Vice President, Club Development, and Alumni Outreach

Daniel De Michele, ’10, Vice President, Club Development, and Alumni Outreach

Alexandra Kearn, ’15, Vice President, Women's Network

Executive Board Advisors

Ramon Tisaire, ’91

Adis Vila, ’97

John Trainor, ’79

Sheri Colas-Gervais, ’93

Chris Westgate, ’06

Juan Diego Henao, ’03 

Joris Fletcher, ’96

Steve Piekarcyzk, ’07

Club Officer Bios

Elizabeth (Liz) Oates, ’13, is vice president of finance and strategy for Celebrity Cruises, where she is responsible for finance, strategy, and deployment. Additionally, Liz is the leader of the Women's Employee Resource Group at Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. Since joining the company in 2007, Liz has served in Revenue Management, Corporate & Capital Planning, and Corporate Strategy. Liz has an MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in Chicago, and a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Liz serves on the South Florida Advisory Board of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), the All Ivy+ Alumni Board, and is President of the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of South Florida.

David Ward, ’11, is a senior product manager of Telematics at Ryder System, Inc., and a 2011 graduate of Chicago Booth. Prior to joining Ryder, David's post-MBA experience included stints in corporate strategy and business development at HERE, a division of Nokia. His pre-MBA experience included several business and operations roles at McMaster-Carr and GKN, plc. David graduated with dual Bachelors in applied physics and mechanical engineering from Morehouse College and Georgia Tech, respectively. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa Society and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. David volunteers with Big Brother Big Sister, loves traveling, enjoys cooking, and is addicted to but terrible at golf.

Sharon Seagren, ’85, is a senior executive with a strong background in finance, operations and strategy. She has held many leadership positions including chief operating officer, director of strategic planning, controller of new business development, and manager of international financial planning. Most notable achievements include work on Worldwide Model for Managing Foreign Currency Exposure ($14B and 23 different currencies); Option Pricing Model for valuing Intellectual Property; Communication Systems for Ground Zero, Pennsylvania, and Pentagon during 9/11; and Business Development models for Cell Phone, Smart Cards, and Push to Talk two way radios. Sharon has a BA from Elmira College, an MAT from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and an MBA University of Chicago; she has also completed programs on Negotiation at Harvard University and Advanced Inventing at MIT.

Daniel De Michele, ’10, heads the area of Commercial Product Sales for MasterCard in the Caribbean Region. At MasterCard, he has held roles in Corporate Finance, Institutional Account Management, and Business Development. Prior to MasterCard, Daniel held several roles in Corporate Finance & Strategy at Procter & Gamble. Daniel graduated from the Full-Time MBA program at Booth in 2010. He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from Florida International University.

Alexandra Kearn, ’15, is the revenue and marketing Manager of, a PE-backed cross-border e-commerce and logistics company serving Latin America and the Caribbean. Alexandra graduated from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2015, where she focused on Entrepreneurship, General Management and Finance, during which she interned in Venture Capital in Chicago and Ad Tech in San Francisco. Prior to Booth, Alexandra spent five years as a strategy consultant at Accenture, based out of New York City and Nairobi, where she focused on the tech innovation space - growth strategy, new business development and product management initiatives in big data marketing, analytics, mobile health learning and digital payments. Alexandra is originally from Caracas, Venezuela, and grew up in Miami, Florida until she headed to Duke University for her Bachelor's degree in 2008. 

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