Board

AIGAC Officers and Directors:

Brett Haber — President
Nupur Gupta — President-Elect & Conference Committee Co-Chair
Andrea Sparrey — Past-President
Rachel Korn — Treasurer & Sponsorship Committee Chair
Scott Shrum — Secretary
Faye Mackenzie — Director at Large & Conference Committee Co-Chair
Scott Edinburgh — Director at Large & Survey Committee Chair
Bailey Roth – Executive Director

Brett Haber, AIGAC President, earned her MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and her BA in Anthropology from Yale University. She spent the early part of her career as a management consultant, with firms such as Cap Gemini and Bain & Co., advising C-level executives across the U.S., Europe and Africa on their leadership and strategic plans. Subsequently, she has spent almost two decades in the field of MBA admissions. After completing her MBA, she served on the Wharton Admissions Committee, reading hundreds of applications, interviewing applicants across the U.S. and Asia and gaining an insider perspective into the admissions process at one of the world’s most competitive programs. As a trusted and sought-after admissions consultant she has personally helped thousands of business school applicants from across the globe develop their leadership skills and gain acceptance to leading MBA programs. Ms. Haber’s committment to AIGAC began in our founding year, building our community and defining our strategies through her roles on committees and as treasurer, sponsorship chair and president-elect. Now, in her second year as president, she is charged with enabling the organization to pursue its newly defined mission and engaging our stakeholders across the industry. Contact Brett at: bhaber (AT) aigac (DOT) org
Nupur Gupta, AIGAC President-Elect and Conference Committee Co-Chair (2017-19), began volunteering with AIGAC in 2015 due to her passion for growing AIGAC and its sphere of influence. Nupur holds an MBA from The Wharton School with majors in Entrepreneurial Management and Finance. She has worked in multinational firms in U.S. and India in diverse industries likes technology, media, medical imaging and financial services. Nupur runs a boutique education advisory firm called Crack The MBA, as part of which she works with the brightest candidates in India, enabling them to secure admits to leading global MBA programs. Outside work, Nupur is a cricket, fitness and fountain pen aficionado. Contact Nupur at: ngupta (AT) aigac (DOT) org.
Rachel Korn, AIGAC Treasurer has built her entire career in admissions. Following 7 years on the admissions staffs at the University of Pennsylvania, Brandeis University and Wellesley College, she moved to Tel Aviv, Israel in 2005 and founded her international consulting practice. Her education has been tailored to lead in the field, with a B.A. from Brandeis in English, including programs in Education and Women’s Studies, and an Ed.M in Higher Education Administration from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. In addition to her work with graduate school applicants, she has written two books about surviving the college admissions process, earning interviews in several U.S. media outlets as an admissions expert. Contact Rachel at: rkorn (AT) aigac (DOT) org
Scott Shrum, AIGAC Secretary, serves as President & Chief Operating Officer at Veritas Prep. He earned his BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Scott has guided hundreds of applicants through the application process, mainly focusing on MBA admissions. Along with Omari Bouknight, he is the co-author of Your MBA Game Plan (now in its third edition), which has helped thousands of applicants with their applications since 2003. He has been a member of AIGAC since 2007, and has served on the organization’s board since 2012, most recently leading the organization’s membership function and annual MBA applicant survey. Contact Scott at: sshrum (AT) aigac (DOT) org
Andrea Sparrey served as AIGAC’s President from 2014-16. She obtained an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2003 and spent four years as a Consultant with Bain & Company, taking on increasing case and talent management responsibility. In 2008, she founded Sparrey Consulting to counsel top young professional through their most challenging career choices. She coaches MBA Applicants, current MBA students, and recent alumni. A natural collaborator, Andrea can often be found at industry conferences and on college campuses on both coasts evangelizing the need for candidates to seek professional advice on managing their biggest investment, their careers. Contact Andrea at: asparrey (AT) aigac (DOT) org
Scott Edinburgh, AIGAC Survey Committee Chair, earned his BS in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. Scott began his career in management consulting with Deloitte and has run internal strategy teams and worked in corporate development across financial services and travel and hospitality. Scott founded Personal MBA Coach in 2008 to offer a boutique and personalized approach to MBA and graduate school application consulting. Scott is a speaker at events around the world on MBA application strategies and his firm has advised hundreds of applicants throughout the process. His commitment to AIGAC has been increasing in recent years and he is excited for what is to come with the annual survey presented to admissions directors and AIGAC members. Scott can be reached at sedinburgh (AT) aigac (DOT) org.
Faye Mackenzie, Conference Committee Co-Chair (2018 – 2019). Since joining Agos in 2013, Faye has coached over 500 individuals through the application process to MBA, MPP, MPH, and LLM programmes in the US, Canada, UK, EU, and Asia. In addition, she also coaches candidates applying for Masters degrees in anything from Aerospace Engineering to Global Fashion Management. From 2015-2018 she supported high-school students in their applications to top undergraduate programmes in the US, UK, Canada, and Japan. Having attended 4 AIGAC conferences, and twice served on the Conference Committee, Faye is now joining the board and looking forward to her role as Conference Co-Chair for AIGAC19! Contact Faye at: fmackenzie (AT) aigac (DOT) org
Bailey Roth is the AIGAC Executive Director and as an established and regarded industry leader and mentor, Bailey started Redstone with the motivation to bring for-profit knowledge and efficiencies to as many associations and NPOs as possible. With years of experience developing management and cost-saving practices and guiding the strategic direction of many organizations, Bailey knows how to bring out the best in her teams and clients to help them achieve their goals.Bailey fosters relationships built on honesty and trust, and operates with a high degree of integrity and professionalism.She currently serves on the program advisory committee for George Brown College’s Special Events Program and is on the Editorial Board of M+IT Magazine.Bailey graduated from Western University and holds a Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies degree (Dean’s List) with a specialization in Organizational Human Resources. Contact Bailey at: hq (AT) aigac (DOT) org

 

AIGAC Board – Get Involved!

Each year we solicit nominations for Board of Director candidates to run for three seats with a three-year term.  Read more…

Minimum Qualifications for AIGAC Director Nominees 

  • AIGAC Individual Consultant or Business Organization member in good standing.
  • At least three years experience as an admissions consultant.
  • At least six months participation on an AIGAC committee.
  • Only one person per company or consultancy may serve on the AIGAC Board of Directors at any given time.

The first step towards a board position is to volunteer for one of our committees, or even to suggest a new one if you have great plans or ideas that don’t quite fit into our current structure. Our current committees (and current chairs in parentheses) are Membership (Barbara Coward), Survey (Scott Edinburgh), Conference (Nupur Gupta or Faye Mackenzie), Sponsorship (Rachel Korn) and Governance (appointed per policies and procedures). Please get in touch with the committee chairs if you’d like to get involved.

Put your talents and great ideas to work (not to mention, bolster your resume), by joining an AIGAC Committee, or the Board!

 

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