The incoming Student Government Association officers in the Robins School of Business were announced before the conclusion of the spring 2011 semester, and they are as follows:  Brittany Kneidinger, president; Marko Patrk, vice president of finance; Pablo Arana, vice president of student affairs; and Erich Mueller, vice president of administration.

The Robins School’s SGA senators are Phylicia Bastian, Conor Kenny, Nick DeChello, Jack Hayden, Jamie Wilson, and Cathryn Winchester. 

Get to Know Your Officers

Brittany Kneidinger ’11, president

Major 
Business Administration Major with concentrations in Finance and Economics
Why did you decide to run for your position?
I have gotten so much out of the opportunities provided by our business school, that I wanted to have the chance to give back by leveraging current and past students' experiences to add value for future business school students.
What are you looking forward to most about serving on the Robins School’s SGA? 
The chance to work so closely with my peers and the administration.
Why do you think you are best suited for your position?
Being approachable and open to new ideas and being able to communicate them effectively.
What are your goals or initiatives for the 2011-2012 school year?  
I would really like to see the Robins School’s SGA help foster a more cohesive and involved student body. I have spent a lot of time speaking with students from other top 12 business schools, and it seems that we have just as many, if not more, resources than them. We just need a way to unify students and make them more aware of how to leverage these resources.

Marko A. Patrk ’11, vice president of finance

Major
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Concentrations in Finance and Economics
Why did you decide to run for your position?
I want to represent the student body to the best of my ability by making their wishes be heard.  Whether that is raising money for scholarships or planning community service projects, I am glad to help.
What are you looking forward to most about serving on the Robins School’s SGA?
Meeting and developing relationships with those who have a vision to improve the Robins School in any way.  New ideas are integral in developing our community, and I want to serve as a means of executing them.   
Why do you think you are best suited for your position?
I am best suited for my position because I enjoy taking initiative and making things happen. 
What are your goals or initiatives for the 2011-2012 school year?
The talent we have at our University is extensive, and we have to be outspoken about it.  I look forward to working more efficiently with the Career Development Center to bring the best of the best to come and interview on campus. 
What is one thing you’d like the Robins School student body to know about you?
I’m a big follower of professional New York sports teams -- the Jets and Knicks in particular.  I also enjoy loud music.

Pablo Arana ‘11, vice president of student affairs

Major
Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Management; minor in history
Why did you decide to run for your position?
As students, we usually get a lot from the business school and barely get chances to pay the Robins School back. Serving in SGA will give me the chance to serve the Robins School of Business and my fellow classmates while working to achieve positive results.
What are you looking forward to most about serving on the Robins School’s SGA?
I am looking forward to doing the best job that I can do. It is an honor to have the opportunity to represent my fellow classmates and friends in this association.
Why do you think you are best suited for your position?
I know how to manage my time efficiently, and most importantly, how to get things done.
What are your goals or initiatives for the 2011-2012 school year? 
To make sure that the voices of the students are heard and that the students who are part of the business school get the best experience they can during their years at the University of Richmond.
What is one thing you’d like the Robins School student body to know about you?
I am always open to questions and suggestions from anybody who needs me.

Erich Mueller, vice president of administration

Major
Business Administration with concentrations in Finance; minor in history
Why did you decide to run for your position?
I was encouraged to run by the previous year's officers who were highly respected within this community, and I hope to attain the same success they had as officers.
What are you looking forward to most about serving on the Robins School’s SGA?
Getting to know the faculty and staff of the Robins School better and working closely with them to promote the school and the opportunities provided by the school while also learning as much as I can from them.
Why do you think you are best suited for your position?
I am receptive to any idea and hope to provide a unique point of view for this position. I am a strong leader that will work hard to represent the attitudes and needs of the business school student body.
Any goals or initiatives you have for the 2011-2012 school year?
I would like to work with the Career Development Center to help rising juniors, and students even younger, prepare for the internship application process as early as possible.
What is one thing you’d like the Robins School student body to know about you?
I'll make sure that it's going to be an awesome year at the RSB - get excited!