2019-2020 Midwest ACE Executive Board

President: Tim Scully, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Fun Facts:

What was the most memorable event that you experienced in college? Being elected Student Body President! It was such an honor to serve my classmates.

What is your favorite activity to do locally and why? Remember to include city and state. I love riding bikes with friends on the Monon in Indianapolis, IN.

Name three countries you would like to visit: Egypt, Japan, Australia.

President-Elect: Patricia Simpson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Fun Facts:

What was the most memorable event that you experienced in college? Traveling through Scandinavia and Russia with our concert band.

How do you like to spend a rainy day? Curled up on the couch, under a blanket, reading or watching TV with my hubby.

Share one quote or saying you love that keeps you going in life: "If your life’s work can be accomplished in your lifetime, you’re not thinking big enough!" - Wes Jackson

Director, Finance: Maurice Traylor, University of Michigan Engineering

Fun Facts:

What is your hidden talent? I like to play golf...not very well but it's still a good time!

What part of your current job is your favorite? When our students finally land the job they have been pursuing!

Share one quote or saying you love that keeps you going in life: "The most important time in history is now, the present. So count your blessings 'cause time can't define the essence..." - Talib Kweli

Secretary: Amanda Kostin, University of Michigan Engineering

Fun Facts:

What was the most memorable event that you experienced in college? The friendships I made in college were the best! As you get older making friends becomes more challenging, but the friends I made it college are still the best ones I have today!

What is your hidden talent? I'm a great cook and love to plan special meals to share with family and friends.

What is your favorite activity to do locally and why? Remember to include city and state. In Ann Arbor, MI I love going to downtown to dinner and then to the local comedy club. The comedy club usually has great acts at a reasonable price!

Immediate Past President: Julie Gourley, Northrop Grumman

Fun Facts:

What book, movie or video have you seen/read recently would you recommend? Why? Where the Crawdads Sing is an amazing story and one of the best books I have ever read.

How do you like to spend a rainy day? I love to sit by the fire and read a good book.

Name three countries you would like to visit: Russia, Croatia and Greece

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

Fun Facts:

What was the most memorable event that you experienced in college? Studying abroad in London for a Summer.

What is your favorite activity to do locally and why? Remember to include city and state. I love attending the farmer's market in downtown Springfield, Illinois.

What part of your current job is your favorite? The students and university and employer colleagues that I have the privilege to work with and the opportunity to build new relationships - in short -the people!

Director, College Membership: Eden Haycraft, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Fun Facts:

What is your favorite activity to do locally and why? Remember to include city and state. Play with or watch the local Champaign-Urbana roller derby team, Twin City Derby Girls (Illinois).

Name three countries you would like to visit: Brazil, Thailand, New Zealand

What part of your current job is your favorite? Getting to know the individuals seeking to apply to our online program. Everyone has such a unique story.

Director, Employer Membership: Ali Mears, Plante Moran

Fun Facts:

What was the most memorable event that you experienced in college? Performing halftimes at college football games. I was a baton twirler at Bowling Green!

What is your hidden talent? I studied deaf education, became a teacher for students with hearing impairments and used sign language while teaching.

What part of your current job is your favorite? I love going to campus and meeting awesome college students who want to join our firm.

Director, Professional Development: Eilis Wasserman, University of Michigan Engineering

Fun Facts:

How do you like to spend a rainy day? Relaxing inside with a Chai-Tea Latte watching a favorite movie.

Name three countries you would like to visit: Austria, Switzerland, and to revisit Ireland

Share one quote or saying you love that keeps you going in life: "There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart. Pursue those." - Michael Nolan