Seidman Graduate Student Advisory Board

The Graduate Student Advisory Board members serve as liaisons between students and administration. Following are the names of our Advisory Board members and a little information about each of them.

Blake Andrea is pursuing the MBA. He earned a BA, English, Western Michigan University, and is employed as a Sales and Operations Planning Supervisor for Perrigo Company.

Jason Balgavy is Vice President and Senior Investment Advisor, PNC Bank. He earned a BA, Business Administration, Alma College. Jason is pursuing an MBA.

Abigail Boorsma earned a BA, International Relations, GVSU, and now pursuing an MBA.  Abby is employed by Nucraft Furniture in Sales.

James Doub earned an MSA, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a BBA, Accounting, Northwood University.  He is employed as at tax analyst with Amway and is pursuing an MST.

Jessica Forbush is pursuing the MBA. She has earned a BBA, Finance, GVSU, and is employed as a Senior Bid Analyst at Gordon Food Service.

Larissa Greiner earned a BS, Allied Health Science, GVSU, and is now pursuing the MSA.  She is employed by Greiner Farms, Inc. and Mike Blackmer Electric, Inc. as a payroll administrator/bookkeeper.

Ananda Krishnan earned a BE (Electrical & Electronics), Anna University (India), and an MS (Quality Managment), Birla Institute of Technology & Science (India). He is a full-time MBA student working as Graduate Assistant for the Padnos College of Engineering, GVSU.

Jacob Naylor is earning an MSA and is currently an intern at Sustainability Mobility and Accessibility Research Transformation (SMART). He earned a BA, Political Science, University of Michigan.

William Norkus is employed as a Lead Engineer/Technologist at General Electric-Aviation Systems.  He has earned both a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. He is earning the MBA.

Philip Pinkelman earned a BA, Philosophy, Eckerd College, and is employed with Meijer, Inc. in Retail Operations, mPerks, and is a Technical Supervisor for the Customer Contact Center.  He is pursuing his MBA.

Patrick Sloop earned a BBA in Accounting and Finance from GVSU.  He is currently pursuing his MBA.  Patrick is a Senior Financial Analyst, Oncology and Pharmacy, Spectrum Health. Patrick is serving as chair of the GSAB.

Sindhura Vaddi is pursuing the MBA and is employed as a Graduate Assistant for the Finance Dept., GVSU.  Sindhura earned a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science from JNTU, HYD, India.

If you are interested in serving as a member of the GSAB, please email Claudia Bajema, Graduate Programs Director, at for more information. The Board generally solicits nominations toward the end of each semester.