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Leon Hess Business School



Students in our department often take part in organizations that allow them to network with others, better understand course material, and gain experience in economics, finance, and real estate.

Economics and Finance Club

Connect with Us on FacebookThe Economics and Finance Club is a student-run organization. All majors can join, and there is no cost to participate. The club meets at least once a month, and meetings often include presentations from speakers who work in finance. Past speakers have come from firms such as JP Morgan, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Bloomberg, and many others.

The club is also responsible for managing Hawk Capital, which is a student-managed investment fund that was created from donations generated within the Leon Hess Business School (among faculty and staff). Hawk Capital regularly beats the S&P 500 and actively manages the fund on a regular basis; the club also funds an annual trip to Wall Street. It has toured the New York Stock Exchange, NYMEX, Federal Reserve Bank (including the gold vault), Museum of American Finance, and various financial institutions. Besides its academic and social aspects, the club’s officers offer free tutoring to any student in economics and finance classes.

Executive Board 2018-2019:

Zach Johnson
Senior, Finance Major

Vice President
Mike Venezia
Senior, Finance Major

Soso Chakiashvili
Sophomore, Marketing/Management and Decision Science

Kyle Kilgallen
Junior, Economics and Finance Major

Social Media/Marketing
Kemal Kansu
Senior, Real Estate Major

Faculty Advisors

Economics – Dr. Robert Scott, Bey Hall 235

Finance – Specialist Professor John Burke, Bey Hall 105

Club Schedule for Spring 2019

Date Speaker Company
Feb 20th Pete Samaras with Richard Kelly and Keith Knoop Morgan Stanley-SVS Wealth Management
Feb 27th Potential Meeting TBD
March 13th Andrew Fellouris Merrill Lynch
March 27th Open Forum With E-Board Students are welcome to ask any questions regarding school, classes, careers, club, etc.
April 10th Past presidents: Frank Braun, Alyssa McGivney, and Jenna Hersh Companies vary