MEET OUR EXEC
FALL 2O19 - SPRING 2020
eMMA BRANDENBURG, President
Senior majoring in Retailing and Consumer Behavior WITH DIGITAL STUDIES & BUSINESS CERTIFICATES
The Student Retail Association has had a huge influence on my professional and social experience as a student at UW Madison, and I am excited to continue to grow this student organization further this coming year! Through industry trips, information sessions, monthly meetings, social events, community outreach, and professional networking opportunities, there are many different ways to get involved with the SRA, and my goal for this year is to organize events that all members feel they benefit from professionally and socially.
lIZZie UTLEY, Vice President of Member Relations
Senior majoring in Retailing and Consumer Behavior WITH TEXTILES AND FASHION DESIGN, entrepreneurship & BUSINESS CERTIFICATES
What does this VP do for a living?? Glad you asked! I get to help create a fun and welcoming environment for new and returning members! I am here to help you get connected to a mentor, build a peer network and grow socially and professionally! SRA is such a great organization to be a member of; I have met people that I will stay connected with post-grad because of our amazing networking opportunities we have with each other. If you have any questions on how to become a member please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would love to chat!!
grace galle, VP of Business Development
Senior majoring in Retailing and Consumer Behavior, entrepreneurship & italian certificates
Hi! My name is Grace Galle, and I am from Schaumburg, a suburb outside of Chicago! I am extremely interested in the fashion industry, and have interned in merchandising roles at both Victoria's Secret in Columbus, Ohio and Ralph Lauren on their Runway Collection team in NYC. I'm very involved on campus as well, being a member of Delta Delta Delta and a campus rep for Rent the Runway. I am looking forward to creating a great and impactful year for SRA!
Morgan rahe, Events Coordinator
Junior majoring in Retailing and Consumer Behavior, entrepreneurship & business certificates
In the events coordinator role I get to create opportunities for students in SRA to build relationships with companies in the retail industry. I get to reach out to companies to plan industry trips which is such an exciting part of my role and I’m so excited to continue to be involved in SRA.
BEN BRADENBURG, Treasurer
SOPHOMORE MAJORING IN MARKETING, SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE
Hey all! This year I will be working closely with other members of the Exec Board to make sure SRA is handling their expenses properly and efficiently!
sOPHIA GRANDE-CAMPBELL, Secretary
Junior majoring in Retailing and Consumer Behavior
As the secretary I manage the communication between active members and executive officers by drafting weekly emails containing information on upcoming events. I also track member attendance by using a points system that ensures member accountability. SRA has given me the opportunity to network with numerous companies and retail professionals, and has significantly shaped my career path.
MADELYN GEIGER, COMMUNITY SERVICE TEAM
JUNIOR majoring in RETAILING AND CONSUMER BEHAVIOR
As part of the community service team, it is our duty to give back to the community and plan the events to do so. Our organization is very fortunate to have the opportunities that we do and having events that are both fun and purposeful to helping others is our goal for the year.
allison hartwig, community service team
Senior majoring in Retailing & Consumer behavior with certificates in business, studio art & textiles and fashion design
As community outreach, I organize events to connect the members of SRA with events and drives within the community, that can connect to larger causes within the retail industry. I am so excited to help get members involved and get them excited about service!
camille gorman, fundraising team
Sophomore majoring in retailing and consumer behavior
As part of the management team in SRA, my role is to coordinate events and activities to raise funds for this organization! Student Retail Association is such an amazing opportunity to be involved with because of the networking, real-world experiences, and professional development.
Hannah goetz, Fundraising team
Junior majoring in retailing and consumer behavior with certificates in ENTREPRENEURSHIP & textiles and fashion design
As someone who is a member of the fundraising team, my main job is to raise money for our club. It is important to have the ability to think outside the box in order to think of creative ways to earn money for the organization. In addition, you will work with others to plan fundraising events, so it is important to do well working with other creative members. Most importantly, although creative ideas are great, you will want to make sure that the ideas can be executed in the most efficient and successful way as possible. Raising money for SRA allows members of this club to have so many different opportunities at a more affordable cost, which makes our organization so special.
KYLIE KRONEMAN, SOCIAL EVENTS MANAGER
Junior majoring in RETAILING AND CONSUMER BEHAVIOR & coMMUNICATION ARTS WITH CERTIFICATES IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP & DIGITAL STUDIES
My role as SRA's social events manager includes organizing, planning, and executing monthly social events that engage and enhance cohesion across our organization. The events that I plan help build community and involvement, while giving all members the access to network and build professional relations amongst each other. As the social events manager I am able to be creative while gaining necessary skills for the future, which has helped me grow individually as well as professionally. I love being a part of SRA because it exposes me to a variety of different retailers and the numerous career opportunities within the industry!
Danielle Talatian, marketing manager
Junior majoring in International Business & Marketing, French Certificate
As one of the Marketing Managers for the Student Retail Association, I help promote the organization’s events and news about the retail industry. SRA helps me express my love for fashion and allows me to work alongside an outstanding group of students and retailers!
danielle beyer, mARKETING MANAGER
junior majoring in Retailing and Consumer Behavior & oPERATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
My role as one of SRA's Marketing Managers is to promote our organization and ensure that our members are aware of all SRA's events and opportunities. Being a member of SRA has allowed me to further explore the retail industry and make great connections with other students on campus.
Kate gORLINSKI, WEB DESIGNER
Junior majoring in Retailing and Consumer Behavior, STUDIO ART (PHOTOGRAPHY) CERTIFICATE
My role consists of updating our website in order to keep our current and potential members updated and informed. Being a part of SRA has exposed me to so many new opportunities and like-minded students and I can’t wait to blog about our networking trips this semester!