Planning Committee

CoMIS 2018 Planning Committee


Ben Breidenbach


Position: Co-Chair

Major: Finance

Minors: Management Information Systems, Philosophy

It’s hard to believe this is my third year with CoMIS. It’s been really rewarding seeing the competition grow and evolve into the international competition it is today. In my free time, I like to ride bike, play guitar, and sing with my a capella group on campus. I will be joining Optimity Advisors in Minneapolis after graduation.


Abby Beczkalo


Position: Co-Chair

Major(s): Marketing and Human Resources

This is my third year involved with CoMIS, and I’m thrilled to be a part of the planning committee again. I am so excited to meet all the coaches and competitors as well as celebrate 50 years of MIS at this year’s competition. Outside of the planning committee, I enjoy exploring the food and art scenes in the Twin Cities and hanging out with friends. Looking forward to CoMIS 2018!


Vincent Nguyen


Position: Director of Sponsorship

Major: Management Information Systems

After finishing my first semester at CSOM as a transfer student, I discovered CoMIS through the BSB weekly and I volunteered as a competition guide to become more involved with other students in the MIS program. After a very memorable experience, I explored opportunities to become apart of the board this coming year. Other than CoMIS, I spend much of my time interning for U.S. Bank as an operations intern. With three years of experience, I will be transferring to the Chief Risk Office of Payment Services this summer.


Weisberg Teddy


Position: Director of Conference

Majors: Finance and Management Information Systems

This is my first (and last) year to help plan CoMIS but I am very excited for the opportunity to organize events of this scale and see teams from all over the world compete. In my free time, you can find me running outdoors, playing soccer, basketball, or I might just be binge-watching movies at home. I am looking forward to CoMIS 2018 and all of the enthusiasm that it brings!


Chanuda Herath


Position: Director of Technology

Major: Management Information Systems

I volunteered last year as a competition guide and was amazed by the level of competition brought on from my fellow peers from around the world. I knew I had to be a part of this program and I’m excited to be directly involved in growing the CoMIS competition. In my free time, I often practice and write music on my snare drum. I also love to get lost in a good book. I work as a contractor for Securian Financial Group, and I will be starting a full time position there this summer.


Ashley Taylor


Position: External Communications

Majors: Marketing, Management Information Systems

I began my involvement with CoMIS as a competition guide in 2017. I loved being able to meet the teams and help out with the event, so I am even more excited to be serving on the board this year! Aside from school, in my free time I like to visit different coffee shops and go to concerts in the Twin Cities area. As of now, I want to find a career in the medical devices industry after graduation!

Gordon Luke Bakken


Position: Director of Competition

Majors: Management Information Systems and Finance

I got introduced to CoMIS last year. I joined as a competition guide, and it was a really cool experience. I had the opportunity to be on two teams for case competitions, and they were some of the highlights of my freshman year. In my free time I like to golf and play basketball. I’m excited to learn even more about CoMIS and help guide it going forward.

Amy Olsen


Position: Director of Internal Relations

Major: Computer Science

Minor: Business Management

This is my second year involved with CoMIS. I’m most looking forward to making international connections as well as having the opportunity to work on a team with individuals who bring something different to the plate. I also was on the MIS Case Competition team over the 2016-2017 school year and it was a blast and I can’t wait to be on the other side, organizing the event. When I’m not coding, I like to golf, pontoon, hammock, and get coffee with friends.

Adam LeMay


Position: Director of Finance
Majors: Finance & Management Information Systems
This is my first year as a part of the CoMIS Board, and I am thrilled to be a part of such a professional and rewarding event. After learning so much as a competition guide last year, I knew I had to contribute further. Outside of the classroom, you may find me training for a triathlon, hanging out with friends, or golfing! This summer, I will be staying in Minneapolis to work with Optum as a technology development intern.