loyola limited executive leadership

 

Get to know the student entrepreneurs leading growth and development at Loyola Limited.

 
 
 

Ashley Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer

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Ashley is the CEO of Loyola Limited. Prior to this, she was the Director of Marketing at The Flats at Loyola Station. A firm believer in collaboration, strategic and longterm planning, and team-building,  Ashley hopes to facilitate a strong sense of community and upwards momentum within Loyola Limited. She also hopes to elevate Loyola Limited through strong internal, university, and community relationships and marketing. Ashley is pursuing a degree in Communication Studies at Loyola University Chicago and will be attending graduate school at Northwestern University.

 

Anthony Valentino, Chief Operations Officer

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Anthony Valentino began his Loyola Limited career as the Vice President of Finance for Felice's Kitchen. He later moved up to act as the Chief Operating Officer for Loyola Limited. As COO, Anthony oversees finances and operations across Loyola Limited's five businesses and often acts as a consultant for the businesses in their decision making process. He is results-driven and enjoys the challenges that come with being involved in all five student-run businesses. Anthony is an Accounting and Information Systems double major at Loyola University Chicago.

 

Mia McGuin, President of The Flats at Loyola Station 

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Mia McGuin has had a passion for the Hospitality Industry throughout her entire life. Seeing as there was no Hospitality Program at Loyola, it truly felt like destiny when she stumbled upon The Flats! Mia began as an Associate of Guest Services at The Flats at Loyola Station and later transitioned into the role as President. Her accomplishments at the business include revamping its inventory method, introducing new guest experiences, and assembling a passionate student-run staff. Being a part of the motivated Loyola Limited team has reshaped her life and Mia is excited to embrace the opportunity to make an impact at The Flats. Mia hopes to expand Loyola Limited’s accomplishments by collaborating with the other executives and implementing new strategies at each of the Loyola Limited businesses to make 2018 its most successful year yet! Mia is pursuing a degree in International Business at Loyola University Chicago. 

 

Kjell Eiesland, PResident of ChainLinks

Kjell is the President of Chainlinks and has been into bicycles for most of his life. He takes prides himself on his two retro Schwinn Twinns that he accumulated for only thirty dollars. He is an avid skier in the winter months and sailor in the summer months. Kjell is studying Environmental Studies and hopes to change the world by building tiny homes with his father once he graduates. He enjoys building and designing things and working with his hands. As President of Chainlinks, Kjell is in charge of the operations and finances of the shop. He started as a mechanic last year and taught himself the ropes, eventually taking on the Presidency. 

 

Rosa María Noriega, President of Felice's Kitchen

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Rosa María grew up in Mexico City where she explored her passion for entrepreneurship by collaborating in several ventures and starting her own catering business. She joined Loyola Limited as President of Felice’s Kitchen and has goals of growing the Felice's Kitchen: the only student-run pizzeria in the nation. Rosa María is currently pursuing a double degree in International Business and Entrepreneurship at Loyola. 

 

Dillon Kurila, President of Ireland's Pub 10

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Dillon Kurila is the President of Ireland’s Pub 10. He held previous positions in kitchens and is excited to use those experiences to lead the Ireland’s team. A strong leader and team player, he hopes to build upon the success of Ireland's previous team and continue to grow Ireland’s as a hub of student activity. Dillon is pursuing a degree in Biochemistry at Loyola University Chicago.

 

Joshua Seitz, President of inQbate

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Joshua Seitz is a data-driven, impact-seeking digital marketer. Through a number of social and capitalistic ventures, Josh has become well versed in creative strategy development, branding, and digital growth strategy. Prior to joining InQbate, Josh was the Executive Director of Novus Club, a 501(c)(3) educational initiative that serves low-income students throughout the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Josh led Novus Club in efforts that allowed it to expand to key communities, attract its first financial sponsorships, and acquire a subsidiary corporation. Josh attributes the success of Novus Club's efforts to its well-established brand and marketing practices – he believes that the key to any and all business goals begin with strategic marketing. As the President of Loyola Limited's InQbate, Josh hopes to help Chicago-local businesses and organizations utilize the best practices in digital marketing to strengthen their brand, expand their reach, and multiply their impact.

 

Stefi hernández, aspire program coordinator

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Stefi Hernández is the High School Program Coordinator for Loyola Limited’s ASPIRE program. As a first-generation immigrant, she has always known the value of a good education. With that in mind, she is committed to empowering Chicago youth to realize their full potential. Stefi is the Co-founder and Co-president of Social Justice in Action, an organization based out of Loyola's School of Communications dedicated to creating a space for students to discuss social, cultural, and political issues and organizing events to serve the Chicago community. She is pursuing a BA in communications studies.