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YAAC Marketing & Communications Committee

Committee Purpose
The Marketing and Communications Committee’s purpose is to advise The Association on marketing to and communicating with young alumni, and to amplify The Association’s engagement with that cohort.

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Meet the 2021 Marketing and Communications Committee

2021 Committee Chair 
Roslynn Velasquez '12 
Houston, Texas
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A self-appointed Houston native (she was born in Ohio but got here as quickly as she could), Roslynn is an advocate for the city and the organizations, people and businesses doing great things there. Roslynn is currently the Marketing Director at The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, where she leads communication and brand strategy. The group supports entrepreneurs and tech startups by providing access to resources they need to be successful, whether it be capital, human talent, or mentorship. Prior to Rice Alliance, she was an Account Director at The Black Sheep Agency, a cause-driven brand strategy agency where she worked with nonprofits, civic entities, and for-profits with social impact at the core of what they do. Earlier in her career, she spearheaded community building and marketing at the Houston Technology Center (HTC), a nonprofit technology accelerator.

Roslynn graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in English. During her time, she worked with the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship which spurred her passion for small business and cause-driven work. She stayed involved in student organizations by participating as a Fish Camp Counselor, a committee member of the Student Communication Association, and as a counselor and director in Freshman Leaders in Progress (FLiP).


2021 Committee Chair-Elect 
Natalie Mitchell ’15
Dallas, Texas
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Natalie E. Mitchell is a loud and proud member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 2015! Natalie is a first generation Aggie, and graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and minors in Business Administration & Mathematics.

She currently resides in the great city of Dallas, TX where she works for AT&T as a Senior Engagement and Data Strategist for the Consumer-Digital organization. In her spare time, you can find her trying the newest workout studio in Dallas, volunteering at her local STEM high school, or hanging out with her family!


Committee Member 
Ashlei Fong-Kutchins ’15
Dallas, Texas
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Ashlei Fong-Kutchins graduated from Texas A&M University in 2015 - WHOOP! While at Texas A&M, she was a part of Fish Camp, MSC ALOT, CARPOOL, Future Former Students (now Aggie Network Student Ambassadors) and Texas A&M Legacies.Throughout her time in college, she also worked for the Dallas Mavericks as a Hoop Camp Coach for their summer camps.

Ashlei has been with her company, Medix, since August 2015 and has had the opportunity to experience 5 different roles - first a Recruiter, then a Recruitment Advisor, then an Account Executive, then the Director of Business Operations in Kansas City and now the Executive Director of Business Operations for Kansas City and Dallas.

Some of her professional accolades include winning Recruiter of the Quarter in Q4 of 2016, Sales Person of the Quarter in Q4 of 2017, Rookie Sales Person of the Year in 2017 and Sales Person of the Year in 2018. Her company is very focused on positively impacting the lives of everyone they work with which is something Ashlei likes to live by both in and out of the office. She enjoys bringing that philosophy to the Young Alumni Advisory Council!


Committee Member
Ashley Hagan ’18
College Station, Texas
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Ashley Hagan is a loud and proud member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 2018! Her Aggie Story started in 2004, when her brother started his college career in College Station. At a mere 8 years old, she fell in love with Texas A&M and knew she had to get to Aggieland as soon as possible. During her time at Texas A&M, she tried to get as involved as she could. Ashley was in MSC FISH for two years and oversaw the production of Kyle Field Day. She was also a Fish Camp Counselor for two years and later went on to serve as a cochair for Camp Ging in 2017! Ashley was also involved in various kinesiology organizations and Student Government.

Ashley also had the privilege to work at The Association of Former Students as a Student Assistant in the Former Student Programs department. In this role, she primarily helped with the planning and execution of class reunions, which she felt was such an incredible experience. Immediately after college, Ashley worked for the Brazos Valley chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes as their Event Coordinator. She now works as a Corporate Recruiter for Reynolds and Reynolds here in Aggieland and absolutely loves her job!


Committee Member
Chelsea Sweat ’17
Dallas, Texas
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At a young age, Chelsea learned that the more her plate had on it, the happier and more successful she was. It was no surprise to her parents when she decided to pursue a career in the ever-changing, ever-moving industry of advertising.

Chelsea joined The Richards Group in 2017 after graduating cum laude from Texas A&M University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication with a minor in journalism and certificate in strategic communications. She was the first of her family to graduate from a four-year university. She spent a year channeling her love of telling stories into securing media placements client like Discount Tire, the nation’s largest independent tire dealer; JPI, a Dallas-based luxury apartment developer; and The Salvation Army. In 2018, Chelsea joined in Brand Management team at The Richards Group where she is part of a team that oversees and manages The Salvation Army’s national advertising.

Chelsea enjoys spending time with her husband, Kevin, black Lab, Hank, and dachshund, Tooter; leaving Yelp reviews for up-and-coming restaurants around Dallas; and pretending she’s the next Joanna Gaines.


Committee Member
Elise Featherly '15
Houston, Texas
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Elise graduated from Texas A&M University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunication Media Studies. During her time at Texas A&M, she participated in Fish Camp as a Counselor and also served as an Executive Officer for Traditions Council. In addition, Elise worked as a videographer for the Texas A&M Foundation.

After graduation, Elise began working in marketing and communications. Most recently, she worked as a graphic design intern for the Houston Astros. Elise currently works as the Communication Coordinator for the University of Houston Department of Student Housing and Residential Life where she enjoys the opportunity to be creative. She is responsible for maintaining all social media sites, designing social graphics, writing press releases/feature stories and art directing projects. She is also a member of the University of Houston's Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services Marketing and Communications Committee.


Committee Member
Claire Raabe ’16
College Station, Texas
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Claire Raabe currently serves as Academic Advisor and Selections and Recruiting Coordinator for Business Honors as well as the Deputy Director of the Business Fellows Program at Mays Business School. Claire grew up in the small town of Poth, TX and completed her BBA in Business Honors and Accounting from Texas A&M in 2016 as well as her M.S. in Educational Administration in 2018.

At Texas A&M, Claire was involved in Business Honors, Fellows, MSC Abbott Family Leadership Conference, St. Mary's Catholic Center, and served two years as a Muster Host. Before returning to Mays Business School full-time, Claire worked for the Tim Tebow Foundation, Southwest Airlines, and the Texas A&M Leadership and Service Center. Claire loves all things Aggie football, talking about interesting podcasts with friends, playing trivia, and speaking across campus to student organizations about values, reflective learning, and leadership.


Committee Member
Sankit Gupta ’17
San Jose, California
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Sankit graduated from Mays Business School with a Master's degree in Management Information System in 2017.

Since graduation, he has been working with Deloitte Consulting from Houston office while serving State and Commercial clients across the nation. He loves working as a Consultant as it allows him the opportunity to travel extensively and taste different local cuisines. In addition to eating, he also loves to cook food and during pandemic, he started his own food blog on Instagram as @theVeggieConsultant. During Covid shutdown, he decided to move to San Jose to be closer to his family. He now explores the trails around the Bay Area every weekend.


Committee Member
Dalton Jones '18
Bryan, Texas
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 Growing up in Aggieland, it was no surprise that he would eventually enroll at Texas A&M as part of the Class of 2018!

While studying Agricultural Leadership Studies, Dalton had the privilege of being a member of the Corps of Cadets and the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band where he played the saxophone and also served as a standing Bugle Rank member for Pass In Reviews and First Lady Barbara Bush’s Honor Guard in 2018. While juggling academics and cadet life, Dalton filled his free time working part-time at The Association of Former Students and being involved in student life. He was a member of Fish Camp for two years and Aggie Transition Camps for three years where he had the honor of serving as a Co-Chair for Camp Brittan in January of 2019 and a Campfire Speaker for Camp Rocha-Rojas just before graduating in August of 2019! He was also involved in the Aggie Network Student Ambassadors and the Dr. Joe Townsend ’67 Leadership Fellows.

Dalton now works in higher education and serves as the Admissions Coordinator for the RELLIS Campus where he represents the eleven regionally accredited universities that host bachelor degree programs in Bryan, Texas. When he is not working you can find him cracking the books back open while studying for his Master's in Higher Education Leadership, at Brazos Valley MMA training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, getting involved with the Texas Association of College Admission Counseling organization, or maybe even on the silver screen as he is currently signed to Nikki Pederson Talent Network working on his skills in TV/Film acting.


Committee Member
Annie McGinnis ’17
Springtown, Texas
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Annie McGinnis is the Director of Communications at Tri-County Electric Cooperative. She has a deep history in the co-op industry and is a third-generation electric co-op employee. Previously to Tri-County Electric Co-op, she worked at Texas Electric Cooperative, the trade association for all Texas' electric co-ops, for almost six years. Recently, she became a Certified Cooperative Communicator (CCC), a distinction awarded by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).

Annie received bachelor degrees in Recreation, Parks & Tourism Sciences and Agriculture Communications & Journalism in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Additionally, she received certificates for Tourism Management, Event Planning and Hospitality Management through the RPTS department. During her time at Texas A&M, Annie was in Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, served on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (COALS) Council, served as a Recreation, Parks and Tourism (RPTS) Representative, and served on the Corps of Cadets Baseball team as the statistician.

Born on Thanksgiving day, she watched her first Aggie game in her dad's arms. From then, she was destined to bleed maroon. She was born and raised in Van Alstyne, Texas, and graduated salutatorian. Annie is the daughter of David and Laurie McGinnis ('90).


Committee Member
Paige Stuhrenberg ’17
Houston, Texas
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Paige graduated from Texas A&M in 2017 with a double major in Agricultural Communication & Journalism and Recreation, Park & Tourism Sciences. During Paige's time on campus, she was an active member of Class Councils, Delta Zeta and Alpha Phi Omega. Some notable positions Paige held were: Ring Dance room director, pledge class president, Pink Goes Green event marketing chair, and advisor coordinator.

Currently Paige is a digital marketing team lead for one of the enterprise-level customer relation teams at TopSpot Internet Marketing. They are a premier Google Partner, and Paige is certified in all Google's Analytics and Ads certifications. Paige has been recognized each quarter as a top performing team member in her company.


Committee Member
Mary Vu ’12
Houston, Texas
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Committee Member 
Sydney White ’12
Lufkin, Texas
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2021 Immediate Past-Chair 

Jenna McCormick '13 
Houston, Texas
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Jenna McCormick graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Business Administration from May's Business School in 2013. Following graduation, Jenna moved back to her hometown of Houston and currently lives in the Heights. Jenna now works as a Marketing Account Manager for Hewlett-Packard, leading all marketing efforts for designated accounts in the ever-changing and exciting tech industry. In addition to volunteering with the Young Alumni Advisory Council, Jenna also serves as a committeeman for the Communications and Special Services committee of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

 

 


Committee Member
Justin Hargadine '09
College Station, Texas
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Justin Hargadine is a landman for an oil company in College Station, Texas. He started as a landman in Fort Worth shortly after graduating from Texas A&M in May 2009 and lived there for about two and a half years before taking a position with his current company. He has worked on projects in various parts of Texas and Wyoming. 

He is working on his MBA with a concentration in energy management and expects to graduate in December 2014.
 
Committee Member
Justin Hargadine '09
College Station, Texas
JustinHargadine@AggieNetwork.com


Justin Hargadine is a landman for an oil company in College Station, Texas. He started as a landman in Fort Worth shortly after graduating from Texas A&M in May 2009 and lived there for about two and a half years before taking a position with his current company. He has worked on projects in various parts of Texas and Wyoming. 

He is working on his MBA with a concentration in energy management and expects to graduate in December 2014.
 
Committee Member
Justin Hargadine '09
College Station, Texas
JustinHargadine@AggieNetwork.com


Justin Hargadine is a landman for an oil company in College Station, Texas. He started as a landman in Fort Worth shortly after graduating from Texas A&M in May 2009 and lived there for about two and a half years before taking a position with his current company. He has worked on projects in various parts of Texas and Wyoming. 

He is working on his MBA with a concentration in energy management and expects to graduate in December 2014.
 


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