Leadership Team


Renée Reid

AAMBAA Board title: President
Email: reidre@wharton.upenn.edu
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Undergraduate school: The University of Western Ontario
Pre-Wharton Work Experience: Special Assistant to the CEO, Citizen Schools (Education Nonprofit) & Healthcare Investment Banking Analyst, UBS
Wharton Concentration/Major: Management
Summer internship experience: Management Consulting at A.T. Kearney
Future Career Interests: Management Consulting & Rotational Management Programs
How has AAMBAA influenced your Wharton experience? AAMBAA has influenced all three aspects of my Wharton experience from social to academic to career. AAMBAA has been my foundation and I would have not survived first year if it wasn't for the AAMBAA family!


Markeze Bryant

AAMBAA Board title: Whitney M. Young Conference Co-Chair
Email: markeze@wharton.upenn.edu
Hometown: Oakland / Vallejo, California
Undergraduate school: Morehouse College
Pre-Wharton Work Experience: Private Equity
Wharton Concentration/Major: Finance
Summer internship experience: Healthy Consumer Products
Future Career Interests: Private Equity
How has AAMBAA influenced your Wharton experience? AAMBAA has been the most consistent resource for me in navigating the social, academic and career aspects of Wharton life.


Ashley D. McLeod

AAMBAA Board title: Whitney M. Young Conference Co-Chair
Email: mcleoda@wharton.upenn.edu
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Undergraduate school: University of Michigan
Pre-Wharton Work Experience: Environmental, Health and Safety Programs Manager at General Electric Energy
Wharton Concentration/Major: Management and Marketing
Summer internship experience: Boston Consulting Group
Future Career Interests: Urban and economic development, social impact and retail
How has AAMBAA influenced your Wharton experience? Even before I walked into Wharton, the AAMBAA family helped me in every aspect of business school life -- From helping prepare me for interviews, to finding housing to managing relationships -- the AAMBAA community has been by far one of my most valued and treasured resources at Wharton.


Fana Gibson

AAMBAA Board title: External Vice President
Email: fanagib@wharton.upenn.edu
Hometown: San Fernando, Trinidad & Tobago
Undergraduate school: Howard University
Pre-Wharton Work Experience: Business Development and Strategy - Office of Chairman & CEO EMEA, UBS London
Wharton Concentration/Major: Strategic Management
Future Career Interests: Management Consulting and Technology
How has AAMBAA influenced your Wharton experience? With AAMBAA I am part of an amazing group of individuals who provide support, advice and clarity to help me navigate the sometimes overwhelming obstacle course that is Wharton. They have my best interest at heart and are like a surrogate family to me.


Curtis Johnson

AAMBAA Board title: Internal Vice President
Email: curtj@wharton.upenn.edu
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Undergraduate school: Hampton University
Pre-Wharton Work Experience: Masters in Communications at Penn State, Digital Media Manager at NAACP
Wharton Concentration/Major: Marketing/Management
Summer internship experience: Procter & Gamble
Future Career Interests: Consumer Packaged Goods Marketing
How has AAMBAA influenced your Wharton experience? Community to connect with other black students based on shared experiences; professional, academic and social network


Alaric Craig

AAMBAA Board title: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Email: alaricc@wharton.upenn.edu
Hometown: Scarborough, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
Undergraduate school: Morehouse College/Georgia Tech
Pre-Wharton Work Experience: Technology - Goldman Sachs
Wharton Concentration/Major: Finance
Summer internship experience: Investment Banking - Morgan Stanley
Future Career Interests: Investment Banking, Entrepreneurship - Founding a Start-up
How has AAMBAA influenced your Wharton experience? AAMBAA is an active social community that provides career and academic support and guidance. AAMBAA was instrumental in my academic and recruiting efforts in my 1st year at Wharton and was a major contributing factor to my academic and recruiting preparedness.


Marvis Burns

AAMBAA Board title: Sponsorship Co-Chair
Email: marvis@wharton.upenn.edu
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Undergraduate school: Cornell University
Pre-Wharton Work Experience: Educational Keys – Founder / Author
Wharton Concentration/Major: Entrepreneurship
Summer internship experience: The Rent Scene & Citigroup
Future Career Interests: Entrepreneurship
How has AAMBAA influenced your Wharton experience? The AAMBAA community has helped me forge deep connections with world-class people internally and externally, while providing a platform for me to grow as a leader and giver.


Omar Parris Dione

AAMBAA Board title: Sponsorship Co-Chair
Email: odione@wharton.upenn.edu
Hometown: New York City, New York
Undergraduate school: Carnegie Mellon University
Pre-Wharton Work Experience: Structured Credit Sales, Interest Rate Derivative Sales, Business Management
Wharton Concentration/Major: Strategic Management
Summer internship experience: The Boston Consulting Group
How has AAMBAA influenced your Wharton experience? AAMBAA has served as an invaluable asset and resource during my tenor at The Wharton School


Kareem Howard

AAMBAA Board title: 100 series co-chair
Email: chahow@wharton.upenn.edu
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Undergraduate school: MIT
Pre-Wharton Work Experience: Technology start-ups
Wharton Concentration/Major: Management
Summer internship experience: Boston Consulting Group
Future Career Interests: Consulting
How has AAMBAA influenced your Wharton experience? AAMBAA is community that provides an environment to ask questions, receive feedback, and develop friendships.


Monique Wilson

AAMBAA Board title: 100 Series Co-Chair
Email: mowil@wharton.upenn.edu
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Undergraduate school: Harvard University
Pre-Wharton Work Experience: Teach for America
Wharton Concentration/Major: Organizational Effectiveness
Summer internship experience: Boston Consulting Group
Future Career Interests: Non-Profit Management
How has AAMBAA influenced your Wharton experience? AAMBAA has given me a great community on which I can rely for any and everything. The formal programmatic support provided through AAMBAA (tutoring, career prep) has also been instrumental in my success this year.


Arthur Blowe

AAMBAA Board title: Prospective Student Chair
Email: ablowe@wharton.upenn.edu
Hometown: Mitchellville, MD
Undergraduate school: Stanford
Pre-Wharton Work Experience: Federal Government
Wharton Concentration/Major: Strategic Management/Marketing
Summer internship experience: Neptune (Defense Industry Advisory)
Future Career Interests: Corporate Strategy
How has AAMBAA influenced your Wharton experience? AAMBAA has given me the community and support I needed to be successful both academically and professionally.


Toni Osibodu

AAMBAA Board title: Social Chair
Email: osiboduo@wharton.upenn.edu
Hometown: St Albans, United Kingdom
Undergraduate school: University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Pre-Wharton Work Experience: Investment Banking at Nomura
Wharton Concentration/Major: Entrepreneurship Management & Strategic Management
Summer internship experience: Technology Startup
Future Career Interests: Technology Startup
How has AAMBAA influenced your Wharton experience? Academic and personal support as well as a resource to call upon whenever I've been need of advice, or just some laid-back fun!


Sharlene Brown

AAMBAA Board title: Community Service Chair
Email: shabro@wharton.upenn.edu
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Undergraduate school: Harvard University
Pre-Wharton Work Experience: Investment Banking at JP Morgan and then Charter School Administration with Success Academy
Wharton Concentration/Major: Strategic Management
Summer internship experience: Management Consultant at Accenture
Future Career Interests: Work in K - 12 education reform
How has AAMBAA influenced your Wharton experience? AAMBAA has served as a supportive community of friends for me during my Wharton experience.


Irina Azu

AAMBAA Board title: Tech Chair
Email: iazu@wharton.upenn.edu
Hometown: Accra, Ghana
Undergraduate school: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pre-Wharton Work Experience: Process Engineer at United Technologies
Wharton Concentration/Major: Marketing & Operations
Summer internship experience: Marketing Analytics at Brightcove Inc. (online video platform & media Tech provider)
Future Career Interests: Technology
How has AAMBAA influenced your Wharton experience? The AAMBAA community has been instrumental for me in forming long lasting friendships as well as successfully navigating my academic and career search goals.


Cassandra Osei

AAMBAA Board title: Digital & Communications Chair
Email: cosei@wharton.upenn.edu
Hometown: Hillsborough, New Jersey
Undergraduate school: Boston College
Pre-Wharton Work Experience: Corporate Communications
Wharton Concentration/Major: Marketing
Summer internship experience: Marketing at boutique hedge fund
Future Career Interests: Marketing/Entrepreneurship
How has AAMBAA influenced your Wharton experience? AAMBAA has enriched my experience at Wharton by providing me with valuable academic and career resources, a supportive community and opportunities to hone my leadership skills.


Wallrick Williams

AAMBAA Board title: Alumni Chairperson
Email: wallrick@wharton.upenn.edu
Hometown: Houston, TX
Undergraduate school: Emory University
Pre-Wharton Work Experience: Management Consulting, Investment Banking, and PE/VC
Wharton Concentration/Major: Management and Finance
Summer internship experience: The Boston Consulting Group
How has AAMBAA influenced your Wharton experience? AAMBAA has been a very meaningful part of my Wharton experience. AAMBAA members form a very close community and the club offers tremendous resources to help students in their academic, professional, and personal pursuits.


Mandela Toyo

AAMBAA Board title: Academic Chair
Email: mandela@wharton.upenn.edu
Hometown: Calabar, Nigeria
Undergraduate school: University of Toronto
Pre-Wharton Work Experience: Investment Management
Wharton Concentration/Major: Finance and Real Estate
Summer internship experience: Investment Management
Future Career Interests: Investment Management