- To foster a sense of camaraderie and community among its members that creates long-lasting bonds of both personal and professional friendships
- To further the interests of the marketing association by creating a community of students with diverse backgrounds and similar interests focused on linking experienced leaders of the business world with the individual growth of the association's members
- To create opportunities within the organization that provide every member full-time employment in an industry that is in alignment with their career interests and aspirations.
Jake Thompson, President
Jake Thompson graduated from Brigham Young University – Idaho with his undergraduate degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. Jake launched his first business in 2010 and sold it the following year. He spent the next 3 years as the General Manager of The Playmill Theatre, a Broadway style theatre located at the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park. With his new marketing strategies, The Playmill Theater sales grew by more than 40% and he launched over 10 new products in the retail and food segments. While at Smeal Jake plans to concentrate in Marketing and Supply Chain Management. Through his role as President of the MBA Marketing Association, Jake plans to build company interactions with company visits and deeper alumni connections, as well as providing opportunities for associations members to excel in the field of marketing.
Qing Liu, VP of Communications
Qing Liu is Vice President of Communications. Prior to joining the Smeal MBA program, Qing worked in international B2B markets in the high-tech industry for over six years. Qing started her career with Lenovo where she worked as a top salesperson responsible for small and medium businesses. She later worked at the largest Chinese aircraft manufacturer managing complex aircraft projects in Asia. These experiences enabled Qing to manage business from a strategic perspective, lead people across organizational boundaries and influence stakeholders with various interests.
Qing is concentrating in Marketing, Supply Chain and Strategic Leadership. Also, She is working as a Graduate Assistant in The Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM). Qing has an inquisitive mind and adventurous spirit. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, running, and almost everything outdoors. Especially, Qing loves to meet and learn about people from all walks of life.
Jaspreet Singh, VP of Finance
Jaspreet Singh graduated from Punjab Agricultural University with his major in Agricultural Engineering. After his graduation he has worked with John Deere India as a Product Design Engineer for 5 years. He has expertise in designing and improving complex engineered products. He successfully optimized designs and operations, for John Deere’s construction division, by keeping fanatic focus on customer requirements. The cost reduction projects he led were instrumental in stabilizing John Deere’s construction business in India. While at Smeal, Jaspreet will be concentrating in Marketing and Supply Chain Management. He is also graduate scholar at Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM).