The Biggest and the Best
With over 1,100 alumni and over 100 current students, Ross Consortium boasts the largest alumni network and the largest Consortium class of any Consortium school. Our goal is to create an endearing CGSM family bond that supports, respects, and promotes one another, while leveraging our collective strengths to further the Consortium’s mission.
The Consortium Mission
Consortium for Graduate Study in Management's (CGSM) mission “is to enhance diversity and inclusion in global business education and leadership by striving to reduce the significant underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in both our Member Schools’ enrollments and the ranks of global management.”
The Student Liaisons are responsible for leading Consortium student activities at Ross and communicating with The Consortium students, staff, corporate and school representatives, and alumni. They play a key role in driving the Ross Consortium vision throughout the year
Michael is a second year MBA student, who is passionate about public education and using it to lift low-income students and families from poverty. At Ross, in addition to serving as a Consortium Liaison, Michael is Co-President of Out For Business, Vice President of Education of the Michigan Social Venture Fund, Teaching Assistant for Management as a Calling, a Ross Student Ambassador, and he is a general member of several other social and professional organizations. Michael is pursuing his MBA to pivot into management consulting after a career in New York City government and public education.
Michael is a trained Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion workshop designer, facilitator, and executive coach with OneTILT. In this role he works with executives and staff members of national non-profits, AmeriCorps staff and volunteers, NHL team staff, and corporate leaders. During his tenure as a strategist at the NYC Department of Education, he was responsible for increasing student access to high quality seats and he founded the DEI Working Group in the Division of School Planning and Development in 2019. Prior to his work with the NYC Department of Education, Michael was a teacher and teacher leader with KIPP public schools in New York City and Washington, D.C. When not working, he is an avid reader, runner, amateur photographer, and disco enthusiast. Michael holds a B.A. in Political Science from Moravian University, a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University, and is an alumnus of AmeriCorps and Teach for America.
Brittney is a second year MBA student from California who is passionate about technology, marketing, and social impact. At Ross, in addition to serving as a Consortium Liaison, Brittney is VP of Allyship for HBSA, a Ross Student Ambassador, and she is a general member of several other social and professional organizations. Brittney is pursuing her MBA to pivot into technology after a career in the oil & gas industry and government consulting.
While working in government consulting in San Diego, Brittney was responsible for managing the timely delivery of new technology installations on Navy bases around the world. While in this role, in addition to serving as the co-chair for her employer's African American Network, Brittney also co-chaired the inaugural San Diego STEM Girls 4 Social Good (SG4SG) event for her employer which focused on increasing interest in STEM careers amongst young women of color. Prior to her work in government consulting, Brittney worked as an engineer and project manager in the oil & gas industry in Bakersfield, CA. When not working, she is a Disneyland enthusiast, passport stamp collector, and loving dog mom to her pup Abbigail. Brittney holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California.
Christian Warner is a second-year Consortium Fellow and an MBA/MS candidate at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and the School for Environment and Sustainability. He is passionate about sustainability and how society can use venture capital to unlock technologies that will make communities more resilient to climate change. At Ross, in addition to serving as a Consortium liaison and student ambassador, Christian is the Co-Vice President of Climate for the Michigan Social Venture Fund. Additionally, he serves as a Vice President of the Give-A-Day fund, a first-of-its-kind initiative that engages Ross MBAs with the social impact community by providing financial assistance to students interning with impact organizations, which often provide interns with little to no salary.
Prior to attending the University of Michigan, Christian was the head of Domestic Policy & Social Impact at Kabbage, FinTech Unicorn which was recently sold to American Express. Internally, he was responsible for guiding diversity & inclusion and Kabbage Kares, Kabbage’s corporate social responsibility program.
Prior to joining Kabbage, Christian served as a political appointee in the Obama Administration, working as the Advisor to the Chief of Staff and Special Assistant to the Secretary of Transportation.
Christian is a proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison, On Wisconsin!, where he majored in Political Science and International Science.
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