Freeman 50 announces newest members

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The Freeman 50, the Freeman School’s young MBA alumni leadership group, welcomed its newest members at the organization’s spring 2019 meeting.

Established in 2008 to help strengthen the Freeman MBA brand, the Freeman 50 works to support the school in three key areas: admissions, placement and development. By working closely with school leadership and serving as liaisons with their graduation classes, Freeman 50 members help recruit prospective students, serve as mentors to current students, and assist the Career Management Center with placement of graduating students. Freeman 50 members also provide advice to school administrators regarding the MBA curriculum and corporate hiring trends and help drive alumni participation in annual giving, a key criteria in MBA rankings.

In the past, Freeman 50 members have worked on initiatives including bringing speakers to campus, providing networking opportunities for students, and increasing alumni giving and involvement. The Freeman 50 was also an integral supporter of the Entrepreneurship specialization offered in the graduate program. 

“The Freeman 50 is unique in that it creates a global community of enthusiastic recent graduates,” said David Yancey (MBA ’16), Freeman 50 president. “These young alumni build partnerships and maintain connections with both students and administration, helping identify opportunities for holistic program improvement.”

The newly elected Freeman 50 members are the following:

Kaylin McElroy

Kaylyn McElroy (MBA ’19) is director of corporate development for Strathspey Crown, a holdings company, and its subsidiary, Crown Sterling.

Louis Schneider

Louis Schneider (MBA ’19) is a senior advisor, Project/Program Management, with Dell Technologies in Austin, Texas. In that role, he focuses on process improvement in laptop/desktop configuration. He also plans to take the CFA exam and continue building his finance skill set.

Kyati Rai

Khyati “Kathy” Rai (MBA ’19) is an administrative fellow in finance with Ochsner Health System in New Orleans.

Sesa Leavoy

Analisa “Sesa” Leavoy (MBA ’19) is a consultant with AlliantGroup, a Houston-based national tax consulting services firm that works with CPA firms and their business clients to identify and claim available federal and state government-sponsored tax credits and incentives. She will also serve as an MBA Associate on their Research and Development team.

Yasamin Asgari

Yasamin Asgari (MBA ’19) is a senior analyst with Cross Stream LLC, a New Orleans-based early stage venture capital and opportunistic investment firm focused on energy production, infrastructure and mineral holdings.

The Freeman 50 is composed of 50 MBA graduates from the last 10 years. Each year, five alumni from the most recent class are added and five alumni from previous years transition off. New members are elected by the full-time MBA class based on nominations submitted by school administrators. For more information about the Freeman 50, please contact David Yancey.