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Troy Alumni Board

Below are the elected members of the Troy Alumni Board of Directors. For more information on them, feel free to connect with them on LinkedIn.

David Crandall ’08
Board President
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

David has over 30 years diverse automotive manufacturing and engineering experience both domestically and internationally.

Kendra Corman ’13
Board Secretary
H2H Marketing Communications Consulting

Kendra Corman is the Managing Director at H2H, a marketing communications consulting company she started in 2014. H2H has been managing large events and developing content marketing for professional service firms and manufacturing companies in southeastern Michigan.

Valentina Djokaj ’02
Board Treasurer
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Valentina is a multifaceted business professional with 20 years of experience within the automotive industry.

Christopher Alexander ’15
Board Member
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Christopher P. Alexander joined the Michigan State University MBA Alumni Board in spring 2015 immediately following his graduation from the MSU Executive MBA program.

Sara Allen ’14
Board Member
Bank of America

Sara Allen is a banking professional with expertise in commercial real estate lending and workout.

Richard Austreng ’14
Board Member
Altair Engineering, Inc.

Richard is the Senior Director of Revenue Management for Altair Engineering. He is a seasoned executive, strategist and problem solver with extensive experience in business development, marketing and finance.

Jiyan Cadiz ’14
Board Member
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Jiyan K. Cadiz was elected to the Michigan State University MBA Alumni Board in the spring of 2014. Before his alumni board term, he has continued to challenge himself academically and has earned three degree with Michigan State University, including a Bachelor of Science, Applied Engineering Sciences (2005); Bachelor of Arts, Journalism (2006) and most recently a Master of Business Administration (2014).

Amanda Eastman ’12
Board Member
Flagstar Bank

Amanda Eastman is the Vice President of Data Governance for the Enterprise Data Management and Analytics team at Flagstar Bank. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, Flagstar is the largest banking company headquartered in the state, a top-tier mortgage originator in the country and one of the nation's top 10 largest savings banks.

James English ’13
Board Member
Aon Risk Solutions

James English is a Director in the National Property Practice of Aon Risk Solutions, Aon plc (NYSE/LSE: Aon). Headquartered in London, England, Aon is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services.

Paula Fronckowiak ’13
Board Member
Ulliance, Inc.

Paula currently works for Ulliance, Inc as Learning & Development Specialist.

Kausik Mitra ’08
Board Member
General Motors

Kausik Mitra, MBA, PMP currently works with General Motors as an IT Project Manager.

Shelly Otenbaker ’10
Board Member
WayPoint Marketing Communications

With nearly 20 years of marketing communications experience under her belt, Shelly Otenbaker has the experience, knowledge and determination to help companies develop and implement strategic communications strategies focused on improving their businesses bottom line.

DJ Schroeder ’12
Board Member
SRG Global

DJ Schroeder is an Account Manager at SRG Global, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high value coatings on plastic for the automotive, commercial truck and consumer goods industries.

Torri Stokes ’15
Board Member
Cisco Systems

Torri Stokes has been working in the IT industry for 12 years. She has held key global leadership positions at Cisco Systems.

Cynthia Tartaglia ’13
Board Member
MRM//McCann

Cynthia currently works for MRM//McCann in Birmingham, MI as a Senior Project Manager. She works on the General Motors Cadillac account working on all digital projects for Cadillac’s website on Desktop/Site, iPad and Mobile platforms.


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