As a part of the top Supply Chain education program in the country, the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) strives to provide students with exceptional learning experiences and development opportunities beyond the classroom environment. This is accomplished through exposure to leading industry practices and business professionals, as well as an additional forum for student/faculty interaction. We appreciate your interest in SCMA and encourage you to get involved with any/all of our events! We are always looking for innovative ideas for our events, so please share your creativity with us if there is something you would like to see SCMA pursue!

Meet Our Team

Alex Christiansen

President

Email: chris685@msu.edu

Please contact Alex for information about Leadership Academy, as well as questions related to candidacy for SCMA E-Board Elections.

Direct any concerns specific to SCMA, its e-board members, general members, or the MSU Supply Chain Department as a whole, to Alex. Please inform Alex of any type of wrongdoing, unfair treatment, harassment, or malicious behavior related to and/or experienced as a part of SCMA.

Abigail Wilson

Vice President

Email: wils1351@msu.edu

Hi All! My name is Abigail Wilson and I am honored to serve SCMA as the Vice President during my final lap at Michigan State this upcoming academic year. I coordinate all our General Membership Meetings. Along with studying Supply Chain Management, I am minoring in Information Technologies. You may recognize me as I served as the Director of Public Relations in the previous year, and if you don’t but you saw any of our social media posts or read any of our newsletters, those were managed by me. My involvement really began when I assisted SCMA’s Career Fair Directors as an Administrative Chair my sophomore year, taking care of all the printing and packaging for the career fair.

Joining SCMA as a sophomore my social and professional circles grew immediately. The organization was a great way to meet not only like-minded individuals on the same educational journey as myself, but it provided opportunities to connect with successful companies in a multitude of industries. I firmly believe my involvement helped me obtain my prior internships in the summer of 2018 at Moog within their Complex Machining Supply Chain Team for their Aircraft Division in Buffalo, NY. As well as, spending the summer of 2019 in Philadelphia, PA working in Boeing’s Military Vertical Lift Procurement Department. Most recently, I have accepted a full time offer with Intel in Phoenix, AZ starting after graduation in May 2020.

Michigan State’s Supply Chain Program is top rated nationally and I immensely consider SCMA to hold the same type of quality for our members. I encourage all students to join the organization. As the saying goes “You get what you give” so the more you participate in SCMA the more experiences, connections, and memories you will make. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Go Green!

Chris Cashen

Chief Financial Officer

Email: cashench@msu.edu

Ben Anderson

Treasurer

Email: ande1980@msu.edu

Please contact Ben for information pertaining to member payment, MSUSCMA Paypal and Venmo, and reimbursement.

Hey everyone! My name is Ben Anderson, and I am a junior majoring in Supply Chain Management and minoring in Information Technology. I am the treasurer this year for SCMA! As treasurer I share financial responsibilities and duties with the CFO. I have had two previous internships: in summer 2018 I was with the Texas Statewide Procurement Department, and in summer 2019 I was with the Utah Division of Purchasing. Both I was working with the purchasing division for state governments that offered me a unique experience. For summer 2020, I will be with Intel Corporation!

Jacob Rubenstein

Director of Operations

Email: rubens17@msu.edu

Please contact Jacob for information pertaining to SCMA’s Fall and Spring Trips, including time and date, location, registration, travel, missed classes, room and board, and any other related questions or ideas you may have. Jacob offers one chair position for each of these trips. Please reach out to Jacob if you are seeking an opportunity to get more involved with SCMA, and also learn how a chair position can build a resume and launch your career.

Hello everyone! My name is Jacob Rubenstein and I am a senior majoring in Supply Chain Management with a minor in Economics. This is my first year on SCMA’s executive board and I could not be more excited to serve as the Director of Operations and help plan the fall and spring trips.

I have gained the skills necessary to excel in this role through my internship experience. In the summer of 2018, I was a Procurement Intern at Freudenberg North America in Plymouth, MI. At Freudenberg, I worked with suppliers negotiating contracts and conducted a market analysis in a variety of different industries. This summer I will be returning to Freudenberg with a one-month international assignment at the global headquarters in Weinheim, Germany.

What I learned through being an active member in SCMA helped me receive my first internship and I am very happy to now have the ability to help others achieve their dreams and find internships in the field of SCM. Please feel free to reach out to me with questions about the fall and spring trips, resume tips, what it’s like to work internationally, or anything else. I’m looking forward to a great year, Go Green!

Lydia Whipple

Career Fair Director

Email: whippl37@msu.edu

Students: Please contact Lydia for information pertaining to the annual MSUSCMA Career Fair, the companies attending, how to become a Career Fair Chair, and how greater involvement in SCMA can better develop you into a business professional.
Companies: Please contact Lydia for information regarding MSUSCMA Career Fair registration, Interview Day registration, payment, and the available options to better suit the needs of your company. Lydia Whipple and Dylan Schwalm are the 2019-2020 SCMA Career Fair Directors and will be the most able to answer any Career Fair related questions you have.

Hi all! My name is Lydia Whipple and I am a Junior Supply Chain Management major with a minor in Spanish. This is my first role on the SCMA Executive Board, and I am excited for what this year has in store from our recent collaboration with the Russell Palmer Career Center to the development and growth of new and returning members!
SCMA has played a pivotal role in my success at MSU. Through the many networking opportunities and social events that the has club provided, I have further developed my passion for SCM and my business skills.
This past summer I interned with ZF Automotive in Washington, MI where I worked in Commodity Purchasing for the Turned Parts division. I was able to design and improve business processes that held important roles in the daily operations of the department, as well as develop consistency in systems across all Commodity Purchasing divisions. This upcoming summer I will be working with Cisco in San Jose, CA as a Global Manufacturing Operations intern.
Without SCMA I would not have had the professional opportunities that led to either internship. I highly encourage you to get involved on campus and SCMA is a great option! Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions regarding the Career Fair, resumes, classes, or anything else! GO GREEN!

Dylan Schwalm

Career Fair Director

Email: schwalmw@msu.edu

Hi Everyone! My name is Dylan Schwalm. I am a junior majoring in Supply Chain Management and minoring in Sales Leadership. Last year I served as Logistics Chair and this year I am excited to continue my involvement as Career Fair Director.

During summer 2019 I interned with Marathon Petroleum Company, working in their IT Global Procurement division.

SCMA is a wonderful community of very dedicated students that provide support and guidance to others. Being part of SCMA has provided me the resources to push my professional career and provided the opportunity to work hand & hand with some of MSU’s best students.

I encourage students to involve themselves in SCMA, as an investment of your time now with pay back dividends long into the future. Please feel free to reach out to me with and questions regarding career fair or anything else! Go Green!

Athena Gray

Director of Internal Relations

Email: grayathe@msu.edu

Please contact Athena for information pertaining to the msuscma.com website, member registration, GMM/event sign-in, Most-Involved Members, calendar of events, resume critiques, subscription to MSUSCMA e-mails, and any other general membership questions.

Hi everyone! My name is Athena Gray and I am a senior majoring in Supply Chain Management and minoring in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. I am excited to serve as your Director of Internal Relations this year!

For the Summer of 2018 I worked as a Purchasing Intern at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, MI where I created bidding sheeting for various products and assisted in their inventory management. For the Summer of 2019 I am interning at BASF as one of their Supply Chain PDP Interns in Wyandotte, MI working on forecasting and demand planning.

Throughout my time at MSU I could not have imagined my life without SCMA. SCMA has provided me with many opportunities to further my skills and professional career. You become a family with everyone involved in the organization because you are working toward a common goal of becoming better personally and professionally. I am looking forward to this upcoming year and cannot wait for you all to see the great events we have planned. I encourage you to join our organization and see everything SCMA has to offer. I am here to help so please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would just like to chat.

I look forward to meeting you all!

Go Green!

Megan Barry

Director of External Relations

Email: barryme7@msu.edu

Hey Everyone! My name is Megan Barry and I am a Junior majoring in Supply Chain Management. I am thrilled be serving as the Director of External Relations for SCMA this year. This past year I served as the Community Service Chair for SCMA, helping to plan the Annual Valentine’s Day Dance community service event for those with special needs in the greater Lansing area.

This past summer I interned with Stryker in Mahwah, NJ in the Joint Replacement Division where I worked with the Distribution team. My main project focused on parcel size analysis, where I worked to optimize dimensions in order to minimize dimensional weight and freight costs. This summer I have accepted a role with Becton Dickinson at their headquarters in Franklin Lakes, NJ.

My involvement in SCMA has provided unparalleled professional development which has helped me to secure internships and network with top companies, I recommend any student interested in Supply Chain Management to get involved. Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn, and please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions! Go Green!

Charles Zhou

Director of Public Relations

Email: zhouchar@msu.edu

Please contact Charles for information pertaining to Social Events, Merchandise, Social Media Coverage, SCMA Newsletters, Text-Alerts, E-board Meet & Greets, and other impromptu SCMA happenings throughout the year.
Hey Everybody! My name is Charles Zhou and it is my pleasure to serve you as SCMA’s Director of Public Relations this upcoming academic year. I am currently a Junior majoring in Supply Chain Management with a minor in International Business. When I was a sophomore, I assisted the SCMA Career Fair Directors as a Logistics Chair and maintained consistent communication with the companies who had questions or needed assistance with logistics for the career fair.

As for my professional experience, in the Summer of 2018 I interned at an HR Technology company called ViziRecruiter in Troy, Michigan. I was a Business Intern and touched on many different aspects of the business world such as Sales, Marketing, and Human resources. This past summer, I interned at Lenovo in Morrisville, North Carolina. I worked within the Data Center Group as a Global Supply Chain Intern. For the upcoming Summer of 2020, I will be interning at Microsoft as a Supply Chain Planner Intern in the Cloud & Artificial Intelligence division. Outside of school and work, I love to run and spend my time outdoors/travel. Also, I enjoy hanging out with friends and networking with new people.

Throughout my time in SCMA, I have grown immensely as an individual. There is a great balance between professional and social life in this organization which is a critical aspect of college. SCMA is not only a way to surround yourself with people who have the same goals and dreams as you but provides you with connections from hundreds of prestigious companies. We also have many different social events throughout the year, and they are an excellent way for members to build connections with each other. I strongly recommend that everyone comes out and get involved with SCMA because it will be worth your time.

I am very excited for what this year beholds, and feel free to reach out whether you need help professionally or just as a friend. Look forward to meeting everyone!

GO GREEN!

Paul Lee

Senior Advisor

Email: leepau11@msu.edu

Kelly Lynch

Director of Corporate & Student Relations

Email: lynchk10@broad.msu.edu