2018-2019 Midwest ACE Executive Board

President: Julie Gourley, Northrop Grumman

Fun Facts:

What is your favorite TV show?  I am not much of a TV watcher, but I love football and I am glued to the TV all football season. Oh and lately, I am addicted to this season of The Bachelor...I can't get enough.

What is your favorite holiday and why?  Halloween is my favorite holiday! I love getting dressed up and going to a party to see how creative everyone is. I am from Anoka, MN, the "Halloween Capital" of the world.

What did you want to be growing up?  I really wanted to be a nurse, then when I was in college and broke my patella, I couldn't stand the sight of my incision. I had to change majors.

President-Elect: Tim Scully, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Fun Facts:

What is your favorite TV show?  Real Housewives (except Dallas and the Potomac)

Name three things that make you happy.  My dog, Starbucks and family

If you could go anywhere in the world for vacation, where would you go?  Japan

 

Past President: Kerri Boivin, University of Michigan

Fun Facts:

What is your favorite TV show?  The Walking Dead.

What is your favorite holiday and why?  Christmas- I love playing Santa.

If you could go anywhere in the world for vacation, where would you go?  England- to visit my Aunts and Uncles.

 

 

Director, Finance: Kelsey O’Rourke, University of Dayton

Fun Facts:

What is your favorite tv show?  Parks and Rec

If you could go anywhere in the world for vacation, where would you go?  Ireland has been on my list for awhile, and with a name like O'Rourke I have to visit at some point

What did you want to be growing up?  Along with probably 90% of the other children, I wanted to be an orca trainer at Sea World

Secretary: Amanda Kostin, University of Michigan Engineering

Fun Facts:

What is your favorite holiday and why?  Thanksgiving, great food and time with family. We also go cut down our Christmas tree the day after, which is a lot of fun. Many holiday traditions start with Thanksgiving!

If you could go anywhere in the world for vacation, where would you go?
  Australia! I would love to explore the Great Barrier Reef and see the Outback.

Name three things that make you happy. 1. Boating down the Indian River in northern Michigan  2. Sleeping in and waking up with no alarm  3. Chips and queso

 

Director, College Membership: Zach McGrain, Ohio University

Fun Facts:

What is your favorite holiday and why?  4th of July, I love being outside, playing yard games, being with family and friends, watching fireworks, and celebrating our country.

What did you want to be growing up?
  Professional baseball player

Name three things that make you happy
.  Being with my family, barbecuing and golfing

 

Director, Employer Membership: Ali Mears, Plante Moran

Fun Facts:

What is you favorite TV show?  This is Us, Dancing with the Stars

If you could go anywhere in the world for vacation, where would you go?  
You can find me on the beach with a tropical drink.

What did you want to be growing up?  
I wanted to be a dancer/choreographer and a sign language interpreter. Interestingly, I have been both!

 

Director, Advancement & Communications: Kristin Nisbet-White, University of Illinois Springfield

Fun Facts:

What is your favorite TV show?  There are many but currently Grace & Frankie and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

What is your favorite holiday and why?  
Christmas, as I love the music, gathering with friends and family, and cooking and baking delicious goodies.

Name three things that make you happy.  
Spending time with my husband/friends/family, singing in my church choir, and being inspired by something that leads to a solid belly laugh!

 

Director, Professional Development: Eilis Wasserman, Ball State University

Fun Facts:

What is your favorite TV show?  Everyone Loves Raymond

What did you want to be growing up?  
An elementary teacher

Name three things that make you happy.
  Family, friends, and making a difference