Board

AIGAC Officers and Directors:

Anna Ivey — President
Andrea Sparrey — Vice President
Scott Shrum — Secretary
Vince Ricci — Treasurer
Tanis Kmetyk — Director
Candy Lee LaBalle — Director
Brett Haber — Director
Maxx Duffy – Director
Michael Cohan – Director
Shiela Locatelli-Wallace – Executive Director

Anna Ivey, president of Anna Ivey Consulting and AIGAC’s president, earned her undergraduate degree at Columbia College and her law degree at the University of Chicago Law School. Ms. Ivey practiced corporate and film finance law in Los Angeles before serving as Dean of Admissions at the University of Chicago Law School. Today, she advises applicants around the world as they plan their futures and navigate the world of college and graduate school admissions. She is author of The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions (Harcourt, 2005) and publishes The Ivey Files, a blog for college students and twenty-somethings. She has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Smart Money, Forbes.com, and Marie Claire, and has appeared on Fox News Channel and CNN.
Contact Anna at: aivey (AT) aigac (DOT) org.
Andrea Sparrey obtained an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2003. After 4 years as a Consultant with Bain & Company, where she took on increasing case and talent management responsibility, she founded Sparrey Consulting to counsel MBA candidates through the admissions process. She also coaches current MBA students and recent alumni. A natural collaborator, Andrea can often be found on college campuses on both coasts evangelizing the need for candidates to seek professional advice on managing their biggest investment, their careers. Andrea is an engaged contributor, as co-chair of local alumni groups for her schools, and as a leader in professional organizations.
Contact Andrea at: asparrey (AT) aigac (DOT) org.
Scott Shrum, Veritas Prep’s Vice President of Marketing and Director of MBA Admissions Research, 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. Scott has provided insights about the college and graduate school admissions process to media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, and The Financial Times.
Contact Scott at: sshrum (AT) aigac (DOT) org.
Vince Ricci runs a highly successful admissions consultancy specializing in top MBA programs like HBS, Stanford, Wharton, MIT, Chicago, Columbia, Berkeley, INSEAD, and LBS. Since 2002, he has helped over 500 applicants gain admission to their dream schools. With offices in Tokyo, Japan and Belvedere, California, he supports clients around the world. Vince earned his BA in History from Stanford University and his MA in Digital Media Design for Learning at NYU. In addition to advising MBA and graduate school applicants, Vince serves as a part-time lecturer at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Engineering.
Contact Vince at: vricci (AT) aigac (DOT) org
After working as an international journalist, writer and editor in multiple forms of media from her home base of Paris, France, Tanis Kmetyk transferred her skills and cross-cultural fluency to the admissions consulting space where, for the past 15 years, she has helped several hundreds of international applicants choose and gain admission to their dream schools. Though her focus is on business schools and the MBA or finance-related programs, she has also worked with undergraduate applications as well as myriad non-business/finance graduate programs.An early and enthusiastic member of AIGAC, starting as a regular contributor to its newsletter and now an Officer of the organization, Tanis is as committed to AIGAC’s success as she is to the success of her clients.
Contact Tanis at: tkmetyk (AT) aigac (DOT) org
Candy Lee LaBalle founded mbaSpain to help students reach their educational goals by helping them through the arduous application and testing process. Originally focused only on Spain, she has branched out to work with students in other areas of Europe as well as Latin America. Most recently she partnered with a GMAT, a GRE and a TOEFL teacher to open a full-service educational consultancy in downtown Madrid, Spain. Ms. LaBalle is also an active member of AIGAC. She has served on the membership committee and took a leading role in the events committee to organize the 5th annual AIGAC conference and the first outside of the United States. Previous to founding mbaSpain, Ms. LaBalle served as director of Princeton Review Spain and also as director of Kaplan Spain. She worked for several years in event planning in the non-profit sector in New Orleans and Boston and spent many years as a travel writer, authoring two books on Spain and contributing to National Geographic Traveler.
Contact Candy at: claballe (AT) aigac (DOT) org
Brett Haber 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 advising executives across the U.S., Europe and Africa on behalf of firms such as Cap Gemini and Bain & Co.
Ms. Haber has spent the last decade 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.  Ms. Haber is in her tenth admissions season with Clear Admit, has been an active member of AIGAC since its inception and has personally helped hundreds of business school applicants from across the globe gain acceptance to leading MBA programs.
Contact Brett at: bhaber (AT) aigac (DOT) org
Shiela Locatelli-Wallace has consulted with and guided over 20 different organizations in a variety of industries; including, Education, Legal, Medical, Real Estate, Construction, and Philanthropic.  She also holds her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation through the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) which required over 100 hours of continuing education in association law, administration, board guidance and organizational development.  Shiela also serves on the Accreditation Committee and the Research and Benchmarking Taskforce of AMC Institute; as well as participating in an AMC marketing co-op.
Contact Shiela at: shiela (AT) aigac (DOT) org

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