UMSCO 2019-2020 Team
Meet The Executives
Skye Rickner – President
Year: Fifth year
Majors: Human Resources & Supply Chain Management
“A goal of mine is to be able to make our members feel that they belong to an inclusive and resourceful student group where they are able to learn valuable skills and knowledge they can bring with them into their supply chain careers!” Skye also hopes to generate more awareness on the diversified areas of supply chain and what the major has to offer.
A personal goal of her’s is to contribute towards a more sustainable future. Whether that’s through recycling, saving electricity, or even finding more sustainable supply chain solutions, she wants to be able to help combat climate change.
It’s not all work for Skye though, in her spare time you can catch her watching Netflix, travelling, watercolour painting, staying active, online shopping (maybe a bit more than she should be), and collecting essential oils. What a personality!
Some of her favourite reads are: Becoming by Michelle Obama, Work It: Secrets for Success from The Boldest Women in Business by Carrie Kerpen, and the Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold!
Aleena Shah – Vice President
Year: Fourth year
Majors: Finance & Marketing
Aleena’s goal is to add value to student members’ experience and keep them engaged with UMSCO in innovative ways. This can range from little things like small parts of our marketing strategies to bigger things like introducing exciting speakers or methods used to run events.
Aleena possesses a lot of innovative and entrepreneurial spirit as well. Her personal goal is to start a group that consults people on how to connect individuals and run events for a disconnected niche market community such as female dirt bikers or astrology enthusiasts.
Aleena has a ton of hobbies aside from Marketing, Finance, and UMSCO! She loves rollerblading, drinking all kinds of tea, and reading natal charts. If you ever have astrology questions make sure you tap into this Astro-Wiz! She is also keeping herself busy as a Manager of Corporate Relations for the Commerce Students’ Association.
Her favourite podcast is “The Astrology Podcast” by Chris Brennan (consisting of intermediate-level knowledge). Her favourite quote is from the first book of the “Game of Thrones” series, page 110, “…Aleena…” (yes, it’s her favourite quote because her name was mentioned in her favourite book).
Nic Fanning – Director of Finance
Year: Second year
Majors: Finance & Supply Chain Management
Nic’s goal for UMSCO this year is connecting Asper students to the local business community (while staying on budget of course..)!
His personal goal is simple: “Improve my golf game.”
If you were curious what his hobbies include, yes you are correct, golfing! Aside from that Nic also takes an interest in music and investing (mention the words “bearish/bullish”, “EPS”, “triple levered ETF” and you got yourself a new friend).
His favourite podcast is none other than Spittin Chiclets’ by Barstool Sports.
Daniel Schink – Director of Marketing & Communications
Year: Fourth year
Majors: Accounting & Finance
Daniel’s main goal for UMSCO this year is rebrand it in a way that is new and refreshing. Furthermore, he is extremely passionate about bridging the gaps between other STAGS to create a wholesome sense of community amongst students.
“I am passionate about self-development and working towards a better future.” Daniel loves engaging in conversations about self-development and growth. Furthermore, his entrepreneurial spirit drives him to constantly seek innovative and “better” solutions. He is also very interested in Canadian Tax, if you want to learn about the tax treatments of business income vs. property income he’s your guy!
In his spare time Daniel loves binge watching Netflix (currently, MindHunter), being engaged in the student community, writing, vlogging (occasionally), and engaging in thought-provoking conversations.
His favourite book is “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz. His favourite quote from the book is, “Life is very, very simple and easy to understand, but we complicate it with the beliefs and ideas that we create”.
Regan Letkemann– Director of Professional Development
Year: Fifth year (Skye, see you aren’t that old)
Majors: Accounting & Supply Chain Management
“My goal for UMSCO is to increase awareness of the Supply Chain Management major by improving upon current UMSCO events while adding new and exciting events to keep students interested and learning.” Stay tuned to see where Regan’s innovative spirit takes us this school year!
Regan’s personal goal outside of University is to pursue a purchasing job in SCM or a CPA designation in Accounting after graduation.
His hobbies include getting on the ice and playing some hockey and putting on the headband and heading to the tennis court. Regan also likes hiking and board games!
He is very much into a variety of podcasts, his favourites include Wine and Crime, Serial, Ologies, and Age of Persuasion.
Year: Fifth year (Another one!)
Major: Supply Chain Management
When asking Ian what his main objective for UMSCO was this year he said, “to help expand UMSCO’s presence and better its reputation throughout the supply chain landscape of Winnipeg”.
Personally, Ian hopes to build his professional network with other Asper students and in the local business community.
Ian loves going for a run and playing soccer (Valour, are you still scouting?)
His go-to quote is by none other than Abraham Lincoln himself saying, “In the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years”.
Meet Our General Council
Mac Pham – Event Coordinator
Year: Fifth year
Major: Management Information Systems
His focus as an Event Coordinator for UMSCO is to help UMSCO host successful events for students of Asper school who are currently in or interested in Supply Chain major, especially the upcoming annual case competition.
MIS is great and all but ultimately, Mac would love to pursue his own business venture(s) one of these days.
In his spare time, Mac likes hitting the gym and lifting some weights, watching Netflix (because who doesn’t like Netflix), and baking!
His favourite read would have to be “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom.
James Tran – Event Coordinator
Year: Third year
Majors: Management Information Systems & Supply Chain Management
James hopes to excel in his role as Event Coordinator for UMSCO this year by putting together and organizing some great events to provide information, resources, and networking opportunities to students.
His personal goal is to become Instagram famous. He hopes to reach 1000 followers by the end of the year. @qkhanhs_ #getJamesto1K
When James isn’t promoting his Instagram you can probably find him listening to podcasts or playing a variety of sports.
His favourite quote is, “Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you’d better be running”.
Celine Pham – Executive Assistant
Year: Third year
Majors: Marketing & Supply Chain Management
“My goal for UMSCO this year is to keep all the activities, events and meetings organized so that other members in UMSCO can work more effectively and efficiently. Together with all the members, I hope that we can increase awareness of UMSCO and Supply Chain Management & Logistics as a major to all Asper students.” Celine also hopes to help the students learn about the industry and explore many potential job opportunities by connecting them with industry representatives through our Meet & Greet event.
“I am so excited for the UMSCO 2019-2020 and I hope we can make this year a success and have so much fun together!!”
Her personal goal is to make great friends and form strong relationships with everyone while still learning. She hopes to learn from others and help build a better future career.
Other than UMSCO, Celine is also involved in The Commerce Week as the Marketing Director because she loves planning and organizing students events. She also loves volunteering in her spare time; she has been volunteering for the Canadian Cancer Society and she loves it!
Her favourite quote is, “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else”.