Our Executive Team

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Rachel Cacchillo
Founder and President

As the President, I act as the chief executive of the chapter. I am responsible for the day to day management of the executive board and the chapter as a whole. As a founder of this organization, I hope to create an inclusive place on Miami University's campus where incredible students can grow exponentially while giving back to our community.

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Hank Lazzara
Founder and VP of Communications

As VP of Communications, I work directly with both our chapter as well as Miami University. I am responsible for the public image of our chapter and the way in which our chapter interacts with the outside world. Additionally, I work to make sure our chapter is meeting the needs of our community and striving to better the culture of Miami University. As a founder of our chapter, I hope to equip and empower students to meet the challenges of the work place as well as provide essential resources that all Miami University students need to flourish.

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Hailee Perry
Founder and VP of External
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Danny Vale
Founding Member and VP of Finance 

As the Vice President of Finance, I am the chief financial officer for this chapter. I manage the budget as well as oversee the chapter's treasury. I ensure that we have adequate funding at all times. As one of the founding board members, I want to help all Miami University students in the pursuit of more knowledge, a greater understanding of the world around them, and to better the community by giving back.

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Bridget Morley
Founder and VP of Membership

As the Vice President of Membership, I act as the New Member Ambassador. I am responsible for the development of active and ongoing campaigns to retain members and gain new students for recruitment. I will provide direction and leadership to maintain and increase membership. I hope to help create a place at Miami for a diverse group of students and work together towards their future and the future of others. 

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Ryan Napier
Founding Member and VP of Internal

As the Vice President of External, I manage all external operations and committees. I am responsible for communication taking place outside of the chapter and collaborating with partner organizations or prospective speakers. As a founding member of this organization, I hope to offer opportunities to those who wish to further themselves, as well as create an environment in which members can rise as leaders.

As the Vice President of Internal, I am responsible for all internal affairs within our organization. I maintain communication between our members and our leadership. I will also help plan and organize meetings and other events within our organization. I work directly with our VP of Communication and VP of Membership to help make recruitment and other events run as smoothly as possible. As a founding member, I hope to have an organization where students can grow as people and professionals. 

Our Academic Team

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Dr. Michelle Stecker
Academic Founder and Advisor

Dr. Michelle Stecker is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University of Ohio, where she teaches creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurial thinking, and champions the effort to integrate human-centered design into colleges, nonprofits, and businesses around the world. Michelle co-created the world’s first Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)-accredited major in social entrepreneurship and is a founding coach for Ashoka U Commons. Her research focuses on nonprofit sustainability, innovation, benefit corporations, and social entrepreneurship in the U.S. and developing world. Michelle holds a Ph.D. and a J.D. from the University of Toledo, and is a member of the Ohio bar. Michelle earned her M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary and studied at Princeton Theological Seminary; she is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church USA. 

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Dr. Julie Alexander
Academic Founder and Advisor

I am a faculty advisor of PGN and Visiting Assistant Professor in the First-Year Integrated Core program at Farmer School of Business. As an advisor, I provide support and guidance to the members and officers of this organization.

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Seth Seward
Academic Founder and Advisor

Seth Seward is the Assistant Director of Alumni Groups at Miami University. He was hired in this role in February of 2019 to serve as a liaison for underrepresented alumni groups. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Seth graduated from Miami University in 2011 with a bachelors degree in American Studies. During his time at Miami, he was able to study abroad in Paris, France. Following graduation, he started an internship with the Columbus International Program. This experience allowed for Seth to meet with various professionals from all around the world. Seth started a series doing video recorded interviews of with various participants of the Columbus International Program. This series allowed for the audience to learn about the participant’s home country, their culture, and the decision on why they decided to come to the United States. Following his experience at CIP, Seth would start his career in civil service. This included working as a legislative aide in the Ohio House of Representatives. Following his experience in the House of Representatives, he started working for Miami University. The experience at his alma mater, has allowed him to highlight accomplishments of alumni and students of color on social media. It has also provided the chance for Seth to connect students with alumni and to help alumni plan programs. Seth is a founding member of the Columbus Chess Academy. The Columbus Chess Academy is an organization that puts on summer camps and chess tournaments for youths in Columbus, Ohio.