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2009 Election
Penn Club of Beijing Officers
Loretta Evans (ִ), President

Loretta was born in Philadelphia, raised in Delaware County and attended Nether Providence High School in Wallingford, Pennsylvania. She holds an ExMSE degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. After leaving Penn, she obtained a Doctor of Science degree in Engineering Management at The George Washington Universitys School of Engineering and Applied Science in Washington, DC.

She worked for Verizon for more than eight years in IT, Project Management and Engineering before relocating to Suzhou China in 2004 to teach Software Engineering and Data & Computer Communications at Soochow University and work for Loop Telecom. In 2005, she moved to Beijing.

Her current responsibilities for the club include Webmaster for the Penn Club of Beijings website and looking for interesting content for the site. She participated in alumni activities in Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Maryland in the 1990s.

Loretta currently has her own business, the Gartrell Group, Inc. which focuses on consulting, software development and geophysical technical services. When not working, Loretta loves reading, studying Chinese and meeting new people. Her hobbies are playing the piano and talking with other entrepreneurs.

Loretta was elected president for 2009/2010 at the clubs first Annual General Meeting.

Terry Crossman, Historian (Past President)

Terry is originally from New Jersey and is a 1978 honors graduate with a BA degree in Chinese Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

Terry is currently the Historian and Past President of the Penn Club of Beijing. Hes kept the organization together for more than a decade. He regularly gets exposure for the club and university in numerous panel discussions in Beijing.

Terry Crossman is the founder and principal of Cross Search International Inc. and runs their Beijing office.

His hobbies are photography, the Penn Club of Beijing, and riding his motorcycle.

Yin L. Yin (), Treasurer

Yin is a Beijing-born, Germany-raised, US-educated Canadian citizen. She holds an MBA with honors from the Wharton School, as well as a BS in Finance and a dual-major BA in International Studies and German Studies summa cum laude (Huntsman Program) from the University of Pennsylvania and its Wharton School.

As Treasurer of the Penn Club of Beijing, she makes sure that her finance undergrad degree from Wharton does not go to waste and her OCD tendencies have a productive outlet. She is also an active interviewer for both Penn undergrad and Wharton MBA admissions. During 2006-2008, she was a founding officer of the revitalized Wharton Club of Germany/Austria.
Yin works as a strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. She joined BCG in the Berlin office and transferred to Beijing in 2008, because of the lack of good Chinese food and karaoke in Germany.
Her hobbies include singing, salsa, sports (Taekwondo, volleyball, basketball, swimming, running), pencil drawing and experimenting with new recipes on her hungry friends. In her spare time, she also likes to eavesdrop on unsuspecting Germans, correct peoples grammar and reminisce about her past pop star life as a Wharton Follies cast member and co-founder/President of PennYo, the first collegiate Chinese a cappella group (www.dolphin.upenn.edu/pennyo/). She is now lead vocalist in an R&B/jazz/pop band in Beijing.

Sarah Ge, Young Alumni Leader
Sarah Ge graduated in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in Finance from the Wharton School. After graduation, she worked in Hong Kong for a year before deciding to move to Beijing to be closer to her family. She immediately reached out to the Club, got involved and suggested the first activity be fundraising for the Women Entrepreneurs group.
Drew Bass, Events Coordinator
Drew Bass (06) majored in East Asian Languages and Cultures. She moved to Beijing in 2006, and currently works for the public relations firm Weber Shandwick. Drew is from Houston, Texas. Drew is highly organized, hardworking and thoughtful. She has been participating with the Women's Entrepreneur group to help develop and implement ideas for fundraising and boost Penn's presence in Beijing.
Justin Rapp, Secretary

Justin Rapp graduated from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology in 2006. Having lived in 10 cities in 6 countries, he still considers Little Rock, Arkansas, home.

In Beijing, Justin is working on developing his knowledge of Chinas language, culture, and history. In addition he is interested in investigating entrepreneurial opportunities as they arise.

As secretary of the Penn Club, Justin is responsible for working with other board members to coordinate regular meetings and events as well as keeping minutes and records for future reference.
In his free time, Justin enjoys following the Arkansas Razorbacks and playing fantasy football. He is also an avid reader whose favorite authors include Murakami, Vonnegut, and Hemmingway.

After living in Asia for the past two years, Justin has reached the conclusion that the only things he misses about the U.S. are the three Fs: family, friends, and footballnot necessarily, in that order.

Nick Munch, Communications Director

Nick Munch is from Portland, Oregon and graduated from the College at Penn, class of 2006, with BA in Classical Studies and a Minor in Chinese. He came to China right after graduation and has been here ever since. He spent the past 3 years studying Mandarin, working, traveling, and just enjoying life.

William Dunworth ΰ, Officer at Large

William (Bill) Dunworth recently moved to China to undertake research for his doctoral dissertation at the Penn Graduate School of Education. His research examines the way Chinese organizations utilize Western models of management and business education to develop uniquely Chinese approaches to global management.

Before moving to China, Bill worked for five years at the Aresty Institute of Executive Education of the Wharton School, where he held a number of senior positions in program design and client relationship management. During this time, he was a member of the senior management team and led a group responsible for designing leadership development opportunities for corporate clients around the world, with particular emphasis on China and India. Before Wharton, Bill worked in Moscow for the executive education division of the Thunderbird School of Global Management, where he led several projects that developed management training centers in the regions of Russia as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan. He started his career as a human resources specialist for Shearson Lehman Brothers on Wall Street and in London. He also spent several years on the faculty of the Kant Akademie in Berlin, Germany, where he facilitated training programs to prepare citizens of the former Socialist countries for management careers in multinational corporations.

In addition to his current doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Bill earned an MBA in Organizational Strategy from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, where he was a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow for Russian. He also has an MSc in International Politics from Edinburgh University in Scotland, and a BA in German and International Business from the College of Mount St. Vincent in New York. He has studied at several international universities including the Moscow State University (Russia), Harbin Institute of Technology (China), Free University of Berlin (Germany) and the International Management Center (Hungary).

KT Wu, Officer at Large

KT is (at least likes to claim himself) a marathon runner that enjoys teaching. After committing himself in a Dale Carnegie workshop in 2004 (later he became a certified trainer), he picked up the habit and never looked back.

A Wharton graduate (1995), KT has over 20 years of experience in Marketing and Retail. Born and raised in Taiwan, he moved to mainland in 1995 right after graduation from Wharton (no choice, the Ling Dao C boss C is here). He lived and worked in major Chinese cities like Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and Kunming, working for multi-nationals including Nestle and Wal-Mart, before starting a consulting firm in 2005.

KT is currently the Managing Partner of Beijing ELA Bridge Associates. ELA Bridge provides training and consulting services in Retail/Key Account Management and Supplier Management C teaching both sides how to fight with each other

Yong Jiang, Officer at Large

Yong is originally from Hubei province and graduated with a GEE degree in 2001.

Yong is an engineer and has been doing telecommunications work in the aviation industry in China. He is responsible for telecommunications work for airlines in Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Mongolia, and South Korea.

Yong enjoys traveling which is good for him since he travels extensively for his work. He also enjoys hiking, reading and swimming. Yong is currently a board member for the club and previous treasurer.

Judy Shen, Officer at Large

Judy Shen is a Law grad and has made many of the Penn alumni in Beijing very proud with her charity efforts. From time to time, members of the Club have turned out to help with community activities go towards helping local children. Judy will be an asset to the Board by offering suggestions of community and charitable activities that the Club can support. Go to the homepage to see Judy's article.

Amy Huang-Lee, Officer at Large

Amy Huang-Lee is also active in the Wharton Alumni group in Beijing and was an important part of the Wharton Forum held in Beijing in June of this year. She contributed an article to the launch of the Clubs new website earlier this year and has been a supporter of the club. Her great organization skills will be a great asset to the Club. Get to know more about Amy by reading her article featured on the web at http://www.pennclubbeijing.com/Robertson.html.

Charles Hsieh, Officer at Large