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College of Business Marketing Student Advisory Board

Photo of marketing student Wil NiesenName: Wil Niesen - Senior Chair
Class: Senior
Bio: I am a senior Marketing major with a minor in Brand Communications from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduation, I am hoping to work in the music industry in market research and artist development. I joined the Marketing Student Advisory Board because I wanted to take advantage of the unique opportunity to act as an active line of communication between the student body and the Marketing Department, and to leave a lasting impact on the Marketing Department during my time at Clemson. I have enjoyed my time serving on the board so far, and I cannot wait to see what we will be able to accomplish this coming year!

Photo of Peggy WilliamsonName: Peggy Williamson - Junior Chair
Class: Junior
Bio: My name is Peggy Williamson, and I am a junior Marketing major with a minor in Management from Huntington, New York! After graduation I hope to work in either sales or general marketing. Last semester I studied abroad with the College of Business in Paris and had an amazing experience traveling to over 20 countries and learning all about different European cultures. This semester, I am excited to continue my involvement with the Marketing Student Advisory Board and to work with both students and professors to continue to improve the Marketing major and the College of Business as a whole!

Name: Katelyn Essey
Class: Senior

Photo of Alexis HaleName: Alexis Hale
Class: Senior
Bio: As a senior here at Clemson, I am so glad I chose Marketing as my major! I have grown so much from my professors, the classes and all of the opportunities to excel professionally and personally. I have recently completed the Sales Certificate Program and will be going into healthcare sales after graduation. I love being a part of the MSAB because of the way we are able to give back to marketing students and be a voice for them as well as benefiting the department as a whole.

Photo of Delaney JohnsonName: Delaney Johnson
Class: Senior
Bio: I chose to pursue a career in marketing because I fell in love with its ability to connect the consumer to every aspect of a brand. After graduation, I aim to work in digital media and content management within the entertainment industry. Being a part of the Marketing Student Advisory Board is important to me because every day I see how much this school pours into its students. Now I get to be a resource that connects fellow students to the Marketing Department's phenomenal faculty and resources.

Photo of Austin KramerName: Austin Kramer
Class: Senior
Bio: I am a senior Marketing major from Virginia Beach, VA. I chose to study marketing due to all of the opportunities the field presents and have really enjoyed learning about all of the places you can go when serving in a marketing role for a business.

Photo of Michelle LeahyName: Michelle Leahy
Class: Senior
Bio: My name is Michelle Leahy, and I am a senior Marketing major with minors in Human Resources Management and Nonprofit Leadership from Cleveland, Ohio! After college, I hope to go into either recruiting or sales. The business school has provided me with opportunities and vast knowledge of varying industries, and I joined the board to make sure all students are aware of what the business school can do for them as well. I am looking forward to my senior year and all the ideas that the Marketing Board has in place!

Photo of Samantha LevineName: Samantha Levine
Class: Senior
Bio: I am a senior Marketing major with a double minor in Management of Information Systems and Management. After I graduate in May 2020, I hope to combine my knowledge and skills from my degree and my passion for helping people and solving problems in the form of a career in business consulting. I applied for the Marketing Student Advisory Board as a way to give back to Clemson, and especially the College of Business, in my last year. I am humbled and excited to bring everything I have to the board and to collaborate with this awesome team on creative and constructive ideas. Go Tigers!

Photo of Makenna LeydenName: Makenna Leyden
Class: Senior
Bio: I am a senior Marketing major with a minor in Brand Communications from Denver, Colorado. After graduation, I hope to start a career in the medical device industry or in the food and beverage industry. I joined the Marketing Student Advisory Board because I saw it as a great opportunity to serve as a liaison between Clemson marketing students, the faculty of the business school and alumni. I want to work with my fellow peers to make the Clemson Marketing program as successful and beneficial to students as it can be. This being my last year on the board, I am excited to see what innovative and creative ideas we can bring to the new business school!

Photo of Natalie McCruddenName: Natalie McCrudden
Class: Senior
Bio: I am a senior Marketing major and Brand Communications minor from Haddonfield, New Jersey. After graduation, I hope to pursue a career in sales and can thank my marketing professors for sparking my interest in this field. Serving on the Marketing Student Advisory Board has been a wonderful way to get more involved, and I have loved acting as a liaison between my peers and the Marketing Department!

Photo of Emily SimpsonName: Emily Simpson
Class: Senior
Bio: As a South Carolina native from Chapin, I grew up a tiger fan and looked forward to becoming a Clemson student. I am now a senior Marketing major and Brand Communications minor, and I intend to pursue a career in branding after graduation. I joined this board to give back to the Marketing Department and to have a hand in expanding the opportunities for other students within this major.

Photo of Brianna SpalarisName: Bri Spalaris
Class: Senior
Bio: I decided to study marketing because I love exploring what goes into the process of connecting a consumer with a product. After graduation, I am interested in pursuing a career in sales, specifically in the medical device industry. I enjoy being a part of the Marketing Student Advisory Board because I know Clemson's College of Business is dedicated to creating many opportunities for its students, and I wanted to play a part in creating those opportunities and sharing them with my fellow classmates.

Photo of Bailey WhetterName: Bailey Whetter
Class: Senior
Bio: I am a senior Marketing major with minors in Financial Management and Brand Communications from Birmingham, AL. I originally chose to study marketing because of how many different career paths it has to offer, but thanks to my classes, peers and professors, I have discovered that I have a passion for sales, and I hope to pursue a career in sales after graduating from Clemson. Joining MSAB has given me the opportunity to help other students find their passion in marketing, and I am excited to continue serving on the Board this year to help better both our students and the department as a whole.

Photo of Jayme BarnettName: Jayme Barnett
Class: Junior
Bio: My name is Jayme Barnett and I am a junior Marketing major with a minor in Psychology from Harleysville, Pennsylvania. I chose to study marketing because I have a passion for connecting and interacting with others and forming a long lasting bond. I feel that since Marketing is so versatile, that this would be the perfect way to embrace that passion. I am so excited to be a part of this year's Marketing Student Advisory Board and serve as a liaison between the Marketing Department and students!

Photo of Kelly CherryName: Kelly Cherry
Class: Junior
Bio: My name is Kelly Cherry and I am a junior Marketing major with a minor in Communications from Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. After graduation, my goal is to utilize my degree within the Sports or Entertainment industry working for a large corporation. I am excited to be a part of the Marketing Student Advisory Board because I'm extremely passionate about Clemson and marketing. As well, I want to be involved in the decisions and ideas that go into making our Marketing Department such a well-respected program. Go Tigers!

Photo of Harrison FlowersName: Harrison Flowers
Class: Junior
Bio: I'm a junior Marketing major with a minor in Economics from Florence, South Carolina. After graduation, I am hoping to work in the tech industry performing marketing for a Fortune 500 company. I joined the Marketing Student Advisory Board because I wanted to help extend opportunities to Clemson Marketing students through recognition and recreation of the College of Business. I look forward to an exciting year serving alongside my fellow classmates!

Name: Chase Keller
Class: Junior

Photo of James BarbacciaName: James Barbaccia
Class: Sophomore
Bio: I am a Marketing major with a minor in Brand Communications and Spanish Studies from Long Beach Island, New Jersey. I am hoping to pursue a career in either Music Business or the Fashion marketing industry after graduation. I joined the Marketing Student Advisory Board to help focus on making sure new students' transition into the College of Business and the Marketing Department is done smoothly, as well as to generate new ideas for the department that can be implemented towards the student body. I look forward to newly joining the board and seeing everything it has in store for this year!

Photo of Jason WestmorelandName: Jason Westmoreland
Class: Sophomore
Bio: I am a Marketing major with a minor in Finance from Fort Mill, SC. I hope to have a career working in marketing or finance in the cruise industry. I am excited to serve on the board for the first time and look forward to serving as a bridge between the students and the marketing department. I look forward to sharing new ideas and implementing innovative solutions that will help improve the Marketing Department.