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Penn State Net Impact

Penn State Net Impact

Through speakers, workshops, field trips, panels, and discussion meetings, PSNI focuses on a collaborative learning environment where all members help educate each other. The role of the Board of Officers is to facilitate this learning and cultivate relationships with professionals and organizations in the business world. We discuss topics related to social entrepreneurship, socially responsible investing, sustainable supply chains, sustainable growth and development, corporate citizenship, social marketing, green building, and community economic development.

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Officer Bios

Portrait of Liam Goble

Liam Goble, President


Portrait of Ali TanvirAli Tanvir, VP of Communications

Ali is the Vice President of Communications. Prior to joining the Smeal MBA program, he worked for six years at Siemens Financial Services as the member of a team that was responsible for implementing a global Supply Chain Finance (SCF) Program. He started his career in Iselin, NJ, leading the implementation of the SCF Program in the U.S. but for the last three years, he was based at Siemens’ headquarters in Munich, Germany, leading the European implementation within the company’s renewable energy divisions.

Ali received his undergraduate degree in Finance from Rutgers University. At Smeal, he is concentrating in Supply Chain Management, Marketing and Strategy, with the goal of switching careers and helping businesses become more sustainable.

Erik Ponce, MBA Class of 2016 student.Erik Ponce, VP of Finance

Erik Ponce is the VP of Finance. He was the Manager of Events for Penn State Net Impact and monitored all events and programs to maintain the association’s GOLD Chapter Status with Net Impact. Prior to joining the MBA program, he was an auditor for an accounting firm in New York City for more than five years. He has experience in financial statement audits, internal control audits, benefit-plan audits, and quarterly reviews. He has industry experience in financial services, non-for-profit foundations, and manufacturing, both public and private companies. He is concentrating in Marketing and Strategic Leadership. He has a B.S. in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University – Metropolitan Campus. 

In his free time, he likes to do cycling or long drives – he drove solo around the US in May 2014 and plans on doing it again, this time through Canada to Alaska. He has an affinity for lounge, house, and jazz music genres. He was drawn to Smeal for its collegiate atmosphere, alumni network, and sustainability initiatives. His goal is to see economy, social, and environment operate as one.

Andrew Bondarev, MBA Class of 2016 studentAndrew Bondarev, VP of Projects and Career Development

Andrew Bondarev came to the Smeal MBA program after working as a consultant with SAP for four years. During this time he implement Supplier Relationship Management solutions for multiple customers, while learning about the business processes of companies in a variety of industries. His interest in sustainability stems from his past volunteer and travel experiences where he was able to see the effects of both sustainable and unsustainable practices on different environments, economies, and societies.