Executive Board (Spring 2018)

Michael Tipton – President

MikeTExecMy name is Michael Tipton. I am a senior accounting major coming from Landenberg, Pennsylvania. I have been with PMA every year that I have been at Penn State, and I am always looking for opportunities for the organization to grow. The organization has helped me to grow both as a professional and a leader through the years that I have been a member. Outside of the classroom I am almost always finding something to do. I am a Management Intern at the Abba Java House and I also like to go boating every chance that I get.

Andrea Andric – President 

AndreaExecMy name is Andrea Andric and I am a junior majoring in finance. I am an international student from Serbia. This school year, I am PMA’s Vice President and am looking forward to a very exciting year. This past summer I studied abroad in Germany where I learned about European Integration and traveled to meet different cultures. I joined PMA my freshman year and immediately started bettering myself as a professional. I feel that every person that becomes a member of PMA can use all the opportunities the organization offers and will “step into professionalism.”

Peter Kissinger – Vice President


My name is Peter Kissinger and I am a Junior majoring in Marketing with an interest in Emerging International Business Markets. I’m from Downingtown, Pennsylvania, which is a short train ride from the City of Brotherly Love. Outside of PMA, I am a Project Manager for the Penn State Marketing Association and the Vice President of Marketing for Penn State’s Student Philanthropy Council. When I’m not working or at school, I enjoy cooking up a storm in the kitchen, catching some rays at the beach and playing golf. I joined PMA in the Fall of 2015 as a Freshman and never looked back. After realizing the diverse opportunities PMA provides, I knew I found my niche with the right people to develop professionalism.

Chris Liu – Vice President of Administration 

download  My name is Chris Liu and am a sophomore majoring in Finance. I am currently interested in a career on Wall Street as an analyst.  I joined PMA in my freshmen year where eventually I participated in the start of our consulting program which was an extremely beneficial experience for me.  PMA opens many opportunities that are frankly, not available to those not in the club. Apart from PMA, I am on the Club Badminton team at Penn State.




  Francesco Liciga – Vice President of Professional Events     

                                                               My name is Francesco Liciaga and I am a sophomore majoring in Supply Chain Management. I am from East Stroudsburg, PA. I have completed two leadership programs in the past year and have participated in an externship program with J.P. Morgan Chase a couple months ago. I am also a committee member in the Student Affairs Committee which is a part of the Smeal Student Council and I am participating the Smeal Student Mentor Program as well. This Year a will assume the role of Vice President of Professional Events. In my spare time, I love to hit the gym or play ball with some friends. I joined in the Fall of 2016 my Freshman year. Through various meetings I was inspired by the work of my fellow colleague Peter, to pursue a leadership role within the organization to further develop my professional skills and have the opportunity to inspire others. My experience thus far has been nothing but developmental and I look forward to capturing the endless opportunities thisorganization provides.

Elyse Sanford – Vice President of Marketing 

Matt Bristol – Vice President of Philanthropy

My name is Matthew Bristol. I am a junioor from State College. I am studying Supply Chain Management and joined PMA as a freshman. I got involved in some of the many oppurtunities that PMA has to offer and have experienced so much growth since. In my spare time, I love to listen to music or play basketball/tennis with my friends.


Sonal Amin– Vice President of Social Affairs

My name is Sonal Amin and am a sophomore majoring in Enterprise Risk Management, from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. I joined PMA my freshmen year at Penn State and I currently serve as the Organizational Liaison. Outside of the Professional Management Association, I am the Public Relations Director for Women in Business and I am involved in Penn State’s Dance Marathon. Joining PMA has helped me foster really great relationships both socially and professionally and given me a plethora of experiences I could not have gotten anywhere else. 




Angela Abadiotakis – Vice President of Finance

My name is Angela Abadiotakis and I am a sophomore majoring in Accounting and minoring in International Business and Mandarin Chinese. I am from Central New Jersey and love going to NYC because I live just a train ride away. I joined this organization because my friend encouraged me to do so, and little did I know, I immensely developed my professional and leadership skills. I have grown since I joined this organization, met amazing individuals, and am excited for what the year has to offer.




Jess Vazquez– Director of THON

Aaron Boda– Vice President of Professional Development

Michael Garczynski – Director of THON


My name is Michael Garczynski and I am a junior majoring in accounting. I’m from Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, which is about a twenty-minute drive north of Pittsburgh. I went to Seneca Valley High School where I was a member of the cross-country and tennis teams. Here at Penn State, I am a member of the club track and field team. I also have a job at the Allen Street Grill as a bouncer in downtown State College. In my free time I enjoy being in the outdoors and hanging out with my friends. I discovered PMA in the fall of 2015 as a freshman. My favorite thing about PMA is that it’s full of great people and has given me many opportunities to develop as a  student that I never dreamed of becoming.