Executive Board

Jason Cotugno
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Jason Cotugno

Faculty Advisor

Advisor

Undergraduate Student Services

School of Business

I have been serving as the Faculty/Staff Advisor for ABLE since 2008. During this time, I've been a fixture at the weekly e-board meetings providing input on programs, events, and activities as needed. I am truly impressed by the incredible students who make up the executive board. Their commitment and dedication has enabled the club to grow with each passing school year. In April 2012, I was honored to receive the Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award during the annual President's Awards for Leadership Ceremony. In addition to supporting ABLE, I also an one of the two Academic Advisors in the School of Business. (along with the Director of Undergraduate Student Services, Susan Maloney).

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Noah Armitage

President

Senior

Business Administration with Concentrations in Finance and IT

Starting at UAlbany I knew I wanted to be a part of clubs but I didn’t know what business clubs the school had to offer. I saw ABLE for my first time at the Block Party. After talking to the people there I was excited to go to the informational and learn about what ABLE could do for me. During my first semester of freshman year, one of the e-board members encouraged me to apply to be an intern when I was hesitant. I got the position and that lead me to become closer with the e-board and other interns. After my intern position, I knew that I wanted a bigger part in ABLE leading me to apply to be a part of the e-board. ABLE has already helped me in my business career and made me great friends that I never would have met without being a part of the ABLE Family.

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Emma Femiano

Vice President

Junior

Dual Major in Business Administration Concentrating in Marketing and Management and Communications

After attending the ABLE informational my freshman year, I immediately knew I wanted to be a part of it, and I have been a proud member ever since! The people on E-Board were so warm and inviting that I decided to give the intern position a shot. After working as an intern my first semester, I was sure I wanted to continue to grow with this club, so I applied for E-Board. During my sophomore year I was the Community Service President, and now I am currently the Vice President. ABLE has molded my college experience and has given me a home away from home.

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Manda Leili

Secratary

Senior

Dual Major in Actuarial and Mathematical Sciences; and Business Economics

I started off my freshman year as a mathematics major, and I didn’t really know what to do with it. I found ABLE my first spring semester and fell in love right away. I was an intern my first and second semesters in ABLE, and then I decided to apply for the Secretary position on the executive board my Sophomore year. The skills that ABLE can teach you are invaluable no matter what profession you decide to go into. Through this amazing organization, I was able to decide that I wanted to have a second major in business. The skills and connections aren’t the only thing that ABLE has given me; the friendships I have made and the experiences will last a lifetime. The important thing to remember is that you get out what you put in. The work I put into ABLE has multiplied into what it has given me.

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Hannah Anuszewski

Treasurer

Junior

Major in Accounting with a Minor in CEHC

When you start college, everyone always encourages you to be as involved on campus as you can be. I attended the ABLE informational my freshman year, after my sister had told me what a great organization it was. The executive board’s friendliness and willingness to welcome me gave me a good feeling towards the organization right away. For someone like myself being very shy at the time, the executive board made it really easy for me to come out of my “shell” and this has had an ever lasting effect. I applied for the executive board internship my fall semester, sophomore year and after having that position, I built up the courage to go for the Treasurer position the following spring semester. I’ve created not only amazing friendships and memories that will last a lifetime but also lifetime skills that has put me ahead of my peers. I decided to take a chance on ABLE and it was one of the best decision I’ve made. 

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Steven Lopeck

Director of Affairs

Sophomore

Business Administration Major with Concentrations in Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Much like many other first year students, when I came to UAlbany I knew I wanted to get involved but I didn’t know what opportunities were available to me. I came across ABLE’s Instagram and met a couple of Executive Board members at Block Party and after hearing everything ABLE had to offer, I knew I had to join. I quickly became friends with other members along with E-Board and this gave me the confidence to apply to be an intern. Soon after my internship I gained the Director of Affairs position and I love every minute of it! In a short period of time, ABLE has taught me the necessary skills needed to be successful in the professional world and it has also led me to meet a great group of people. Being a part of ABLE has really made my time at UAlbany the best. I'm so proud to represent such a strong and hardworking group here at the University. I can't wait to see what the next three years brings ABLE.

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Aria Fulgham

Community Service President

Sophomore

Financial Analyst Honors with a Minor in Mathematics

From the moment I attended ABLE’s informational, I knew that this was the student club for me. I was looking for a group that could help me obtain the professional skills and connections needed to be successful; not only in college but also for my future endeavors. Just from joining ABLE for only a semester I had learned so much and made so many friends. I attended all the weekly meetings and social events so I was encouraged to apply for E-Board. I am now the Community Service President and applying to E-Board has been the most rewarding experience. This club is so unique - not only do we give professional skills that help others be successful in the real world but, we hold fun social events to unwind and bond with each other. ABLE is so much more than a club. it’s a family. I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to be in the presence of such a dedicated and intelligent diverse group of young college students. There’s so much in store for this club and this is only just the beginning.

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Isabelle Ehrlich

Events Coordinator

Senior

Business Administration with Concentrations in Marketing and Management with a Minor in Psychology

I joined ABLE the first semester of my freshman year, and I quickly realized how much this club had to offer. After attending weekly meetings and several events, and seeing how welcoming the E-Board was, I knew that I wanted to apply for an E-Board position during my sophomore year. I am so glad that I was given this opportunity because I want to offer others the amazing experience that ABLE provides. I think that one of the best parts of our club is that there is a professional side where we can learn how to assist in our future careers and make connections with others, as well as a social side where we can bond with our fellow club members. I am really looking forward to planning exciting events, and to working with all of our members. ABLE has truly taught me a lot, and I’m thankful for all the people that I have been introduced to.

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Jimmy Clyne

Events Coordinator

Junior

Majoring in Psychology with a Minor in Business Administration

I joined ABLE because I immediately wanted to become apart of something productive on campus. It just so happens that this club would be the place that enabled me to build myself as a full time student while preparing me for the professional world. After consistently attending meetings and events my entire freshman year I decided to go out for a position as an intern and then later Events Coordinator. I could not be more proud to be able to be apart of and represent such a hard working body of students and I'm very excited to see what the future holds in store for the club.

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Jada Fluellen

Intern Coordinator

Sophomore

Business Administration with Concentrations in Marketing and Management

I joined ABLE during the fall semester of my freshman year and this will be my second semester as a member of the E-Board. I joined ABLE because of my passion for leadership and desire to continue gaining knowledge in professional development. I was
made very aware of all of the networking opportunities available to members which has helped me find others with similar interests and the obvious- make the most amazing friends. I love that this club is so versatile with different social events, fundraising activities, community service, and workshops. There’s always something going on with us and just can’t wait to expand our ABLE family!

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Lynsey Gillespsie

Fundraising President

Junior

Business Administration with Concentrations

in Marketing and Management 

As a Freshman coming into Albany, I knew I wanted to find a club that would help me to grow and improve upon my social and professional skills. I was immediately attracted to ABLE the moment I heard about it because of all the opportunities available to me. I wanted to become more involved so I applied to be an intern during my first semester. In my second semester I moved into my position as Fundraising President. As a newer member of the E-Board, I am so excited to continue to grow and learn with my ABLE family.

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