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Welcome to the Leadership and Management Society (a.k.a. the “Human Capitalists”)! We are a student-led club whose mission is to prepare Foster MBA students with the human capital knowledge and people-management skills they will need to thrive in their immediate post-MBA careers.

While the MBA core curriculum covers leadership and organizational behavior at a high level, we aim to deliver programming that is more tactical than theoretical, building on core management coursework with practical skills. Additionally, for students who are interested in exploring careers in human capital, we organize student-led HR and human capital treks. 

 

Leadership
JILLIAN JACKSON  PRESIDENT    Prior to joining Foster, Jillian worked as a Sales Operations Manager for the lifestyle retailer Anthropologie. It was during this time that she discovered her passion for people management and learning how to engage, inspire, and motivate employees through effective leadership. She believes that LMS provides opportunities for members of the Foster community to build and grow their soft skills to become better leaders in the future.  Jillian holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Georgetown University. Outside of Foster, she enjoys rock climbing, ballet, doing puzzles, and cuddling with her pets.

JILLIAN JACKSON
PRESIDENT

Prior to joining Foster, Jillian worked as a Sales Operations Manager for the lifestyle retailer Anthropologie. It was during this time that she discovered her passion for people management and learning how to engage, inspire, and motivate employees through effective leadership. She believes that LMS provides opportunities for members of the Foster community to build and grow their soft skills to become better leaders in the future.

Jillian holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Georgetown University. Outside of Foster, she enjoys rock climbing, ballet, doing puzzles, and cuddling with her pets.

ALLI GREEN   Alli is a northeast native with six years of marketing, communications, and nonprofit fundraising experience, as well as a passion for sociall and environmentally responsible business. Before coming to Foster, she managed U.S. marketing content, corporate communications, and public relations strategies for Masa Israel Journey in New York. This summer, she worked as an MBA Marketing and Brand Management at Precept Wine. After Foster, she wants to continue working in consumer goods marketing and brand management in the food/beverage, apparel, or cosmetics industries. Her experiences in the core Leading Teams and Organizations course, as well as the Leading and Managing High Performing Organizations course inspired her to take on a leadership position in L&MS. She's also Co-President of Net Impact and serves on the board of Women in Business.  Alli holds a B.A. in Politics and International & Global Studies from Brandeis University. Outside of Foster, she enjoys practicing yoga, playing lacrosse, cooking, and camping.

ALLI GREEN

Alli is a northeast native with six years of marketing, communications, and nonprofit fundraising experience, as well as a passion for sociall and environmentally responsible business. Before coming to Foster, she managed U.S. marketing content, corporate communications, and public relations strategies for Masa Israel Journey in New York. This summer, she worked as an MBA Marketing and Brand Management at Precept Wine. After Foster, she wants to continue working in consumer goods marketing and brand management in the food/beverage, apparel, or cosmetics industries. Her experiences in the core Leading Teams and Organizations course, as well as the Leading and Managing High Performing Organizations course inspired her to take on a leadership position in L&MS. She's also Co-President of Net Impact and serves on the board of Women in Business.

Alli holds a B.A. in Politics and International & Global Studies from Brandeis University. Outside of Foster, she enjoys practicing yoga, playing lacrosse, cooking, and camping.

ANDREW PEPPLER   Andrew commissioned as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army out of the ROTC program at the University of Florida in 2006 where he studied Anthropology. Over the next ten years, he served in various roles, progressing from a platoon leader to a company commander, and deployed three times to Afghanistan.  In 2014, he left active duty and found a program management role in Amazon’s Corporate Security & Business Continuity department in Seattle, directing their strategic planning and budgeting processes for two years. In 2016, Andrew returned to school at the University of Washington to pursue a dual Master’s of Public and Business Administration.  Andrew joined the board of LMS because he believes the group has a real opportunity to help Foster MBAs burnish critical skills prior to assuming leadership roles in the workforce. He enjoys staying active through soccer, ultimate frisbee, and running, and getting into the outdoors in the Pacific NW—hiking, camping, and skiing (poorly). He also has an 8-year-old Australian Cattle Dog (Rusty) who joins him for many of these adventures.

ANDREW PEPPLER

Andrew commissioned as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army out of the ROTC program at the University of Florida in 2006 where he studied Anthropology. Over the next ten years, he served in various roles, progressing from a platoon leader to a company commander, and deployed three times to Afghanistan.

In 2014, he left active duty and found a program management role in Amazon’s Corporate Security & Business Continuity department in Seattle, directing their strategic planning and budgeting processes for two years. In 2016, Andrew returned to school at the University of Washington to pursue a dual Master’s of Public and Business Administration.

Andrew joined the board of LMS because he believes the group has a real opportunity to help Foster MBAs burnish critical skills prior to assuming leadership roles in the workforce. He enjoys staying active through soccer, ultimate frisbee, and running, and getting into the outdoors in the Pacific NW—hiking, camping, and skiing (poorly). He also has an 8-year-old Australian Cattle Dog (Rusty) who joins him for many of these adventures.

 
DERIK KUMAGAI   Hometown: La Cañada Flintridge, California  Describe Yourself in 15 words or less: Collaborative leader and financial services professional looking to make a social impact through sports.  Why Leadership in LMS: I was inspired to take on a leadership role for three reasons: 1.) Challenge myself think creatively and resourcefully 2.) Learn and grow as a leader and 3.) Give back to the Foster community.

DERIK KUMAGAI

Hometown: La Cañada Flintridge, California

Describe Yourself in 15 words or less: Collaborative leader and financial services professional looking to make a social impact through sports.

Why Leadership in LMS: I was inspired to take on a leadership role for three reasons: 1.) Challenge myself think creatively and resourcefully 2.) Learn and grow as a leader and 3.) Give back to the Foster community.

RACHEL JOHNSON   Prior to joining Foster, Rachel worked in Austin, TX at a small software company in professional services as a Project Manager. In this role, she developed client service and project management skills, working with public sector clients and internal development teams. Rachel joined Foster to build her business knowledge and to grow her skills as a leader through club leadership roles. Outside of school, Rachel enjoys swimming and ballet.

RACHEL JOHNSON

Prior to joining Foster, Rachel worked in Austin, TX at a small software company in professional services as a Project Manager. In this role, she developed client service and project management skills, working with public sector clients and internal development teams. Rachel joined Foster to build her business knowledge and to grow her skills as a leader through club leadership roles. Outside of school, Rachel enjoys swimming and ballet.

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CRAIG MURPHY

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