Planning Committee

CoMIS 2017 Planning Committee


Bach Nguyen


Major(s): MIS & Finance

Position: Chair, Planning Committee

I am a senior double major in Management Information Systems and Finance at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Having involved with CoMIS for 3 years, I am honored and excited to chair the sixth annual CoMIS Case Competition. Apart from school, I enjoy hiking and exploring the Minneapolis food scene. After graduation, I’m moving to New York City to pursue a career in consulting with Deloitte.


Riti Khandelwal


Major(s): Finance & MIS

Position: Vice Chair

I have been involved with CoMIS for 3 years now and I absolutely love it. I am very excited to have the opportunity to sit on the planning committee for another year & see how the competition grows further. In my free time you can catch me doing some Bollywood dancing. After graduation I will be heading out to San Francisco with Deloitte Advisory.


Olivia Kinney


Major(s): MIS & Marketing

Position: Internal Relations

Hi there, welcome to CoMIS 2017! This will be my third year being a part of the CoMIS team, and I am so excited to meet new people from all around the world, watch some of the best case teams in the world compete and most importantly – help put on a SUPER fun weekend! In my free time I enjoy: Gopher Game Days, exploring new restaurants/coffee shops, and crafting!


Mandi Egeland


Major(s): MIS, Minor: Marketing

Position: Director of Conference

My dream job is to go to culinary school; however, for now I am excited to work in a technology consulting role in Chicago! I love cooking, exploring around Minneapolis, and traveling. You can ask me about great brunch locations around the Twin Cities or fun rooftop bars!


Alex Arnold


Major(s): MIS, Minor: Computer Science

Position: Director of Technology

I joined CoMIS two years ago as a competition guide and I thought it was super cool to compare academic and professional experiences with all of the competitors. When I’m not studying I’m usually practicing guitar or trying to track down the best local brew in Minneapolis. In the future I hope to become a business analyst but more importantly I hope to travel to every continent!


Mark Huebsch


Major(s): MIS and Supply Chain Managmenet

Position: Director of Competition

I am a senior going into ERP Consulting after graduation in May. I have been working with CoMIS for 4 years and am very excited with how it has grown and progressed! In my free time I enjoy exploring the outdoors and often go camping, climbing, and cycling whenever I can. This year I will be working on the Rules committee and planning the competition. Let me know if I can answer any questions for you in this area.


Abby Beczkalo


Major(s): Marketing and Human Resources

Position: Director of External Relations

I love getting involved at Carlson, so I joined CoMIS last year as a competition guide. I was so interested by the competition and planning process that I decided to apply to be on the student board this year! Outside of school, I love to travel, spend time with my friends and family, watch live theater, and explore new places in the Twin Cities.


Ben Breidenbach


Major(s): Finance with minors in MIS and Philosophy

Position: Director of Finance

I began my experience with CoMIS as a competition guide. I enjoyed seeing teams get to know each other and learn about relevant business ideas while having fun. Outside of the classroom, I like biking, singing with my a capella group on campus, and eating good food. I hope to spend my career helping good businesses become better.


Stephanie Shafer


Position: Director of Sponsorship

I love case competitions, so I am thrilled to help plan CoMIS! When not in class or at work, I am always down for a good Nancy Drew PC game or watching some television shows on a weeknight. My Wheel of Fortune skills are fairly impressive.