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The Organizing Committee is made up of volunteer alumni from all over the world and we are grateful for their dedication and support of the 60th Anniversary.

If you would like to be part of the volunteer team, please contact Edith Gong at

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Mary Biller


Mary Biller's role on the OC is to support in event planning and registration. She is originally from St. Paul Minnesota, but currently lives in Chicago. Her home LC is AIESEC Madison. During her time in AIESEC she assisted in planning multiple regional & national conferences and worked on various projects for her LC executive board. She also spent time abroad with the LC at Universidad Catolica in Lima, Peru learning about their LC and being an active member during her study abroad program. Since graudating in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin Madison, she has been living and working in Chicago in the special events industry. Currently she is the Director of Catering at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and works on all kinds of catered events that happen at the museum, from weddings to corporate functions and everything in between. In her spare time she loves to cook, spend time with family and friends, and also travel whenever possible.

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Jessie Chen


Jessie is a member of the Communications team. During her six years in AIESEC, she went on a traineeship to Hyderabad, India and served as LCP of AIESEC Northwestern. She also spent one year as MC VP TM of AIESEC Hong Kong and one year as MC Director of Account Delivery for AIESEC US, both of which were fantastic team experiences! She loves traveling and reading, and currently she is pursuing a PhD in neurobiology and a Master of Public Health at Northwestern in downtown Chicago.

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Edith Gong

Organizing Committee President

Edith is the Organizing Committee President, a native Californian and lives in the heart of the Silicon Valley. She was the LCP in San Jose in 1987 and was fortunate to go on two TNs - 6 weeks in Brussels and 14 months in the UK, working for Apple Computer. After graduating from San Jose State, she worked at Claris Corporation (a subsidiary of Apple) as an International Product Manager, then was a Group Product Manager at Netscape during the "browser wars" and continued in her technology career at All Covered working as a General Manager, in Marketing, Operations and finally Mergers and Acquisitions. She is now Director of CareAccess at Sourcewise, a non-profit in the health and human services arena. When not working, she loves to travel, volunteer, is an avid fine arts supporter and a budding chef.

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Tina Chung Hurley

Study Tour/Volunteer Coordinator

Tina is the OC's Study Tour/Activity Day and Volunteer Coordinator. She was LCP at AIESEC-Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and went on a traineeship to Kayseri, Turkey. She owns an electrical contracting company and lives in Chicago with her husband and eight year old daughter. She likes cooking, reading, spending time with family and friends, and volunteering as a docent with the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

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Erik Mikisch

Program Director

Erik Mikisch is the OC's Program Director and hails from LC TU Berlin in Berlin, Germany. He now lives in the SF Bay Area. During his four-year university AIESEC Experience, he attended IC in Innsbruck, spent 1 year as VME Director (AIESEC NC Germany position), worked with AI consulting at IC 88 in Boston, and had traineeships in Bursa, Turkey and Palo Alto, CA. He has sat on the Board of Advisors for LC Stanford, LC Wharton, LC Boston University, LC San Jose State, and has attended AIESEC weddings on three continents. Outside of AIESEC, he works as a sales and marketing professional in the technology space and enjoys competitive sailing. Erik has also travelled to 62 countries.

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Ann Naegele

VP Registration

Ann Ray Naegele is the OC's VP Delegate Management/Registration. She is from Stevensville, MI and is living in Winnetka, IL. She attended Michigan State University and during her AIESEC Experience had a traineeship in Solothurn, Switzerland.

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Mayra Rangel


Mayra Rangel is the OC's historian. She lives in Cary, North Carolina where she works as an International Business Liaison for Morris. She is originally from Queretaro, Mexico where she was part of the Queretato LC and her role was as director of comunication and then director of projects. While being part of AIESEC, she did an internship in Barcelona, Spain working at IBM organizing the Olympics Games Barcelona '92. A fun fact about her is that her oldest kids were part of the AIESEC LC Queretaro.

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Thomas Tarler

VP Finance

Thomas is the OC's finance VP. He was born and raised in Denver, CO. His home LC is @Denver. Over the course of his @XP, he was VPF AIESEC Denver (2012-2013), NST Finance (2012-2013), MCVPF AIESEC Ghana (2013-2014), FLB-Statistics Division (2013-2014), and an MCP Candidate for AIESEC US in 2013. An interesting fact about Thomas is that he has been to all 50 states.

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Neil Thawani

Technical Support

Neil is the OC's IT/Technical Lead and hails from LC Mizzou in Columbia, MO. At Mizzou, he was a VP TM and worked with the National Support Team as a TM coach and Regional Chair for the Central region of AIESEC US. After graduating from the University of Missouri in 2013, he became a software engineer. He currently lives in Kansas City, MO and in his spare time likes to practice yoga, work on software side projects, and explore KC's budding food scene.

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Christopher Yue

Technical Support

Christopher is a member of the IT/Technical team. After his LCP term in AIESEC Madison, he served as MC VP Marketing and Communications for AIESEC Australia. He went on two traineeships in Istanbul, Turkey and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Christopher is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Higher Education Leadership & Policy Analysis at University of Wisconsin - Madison (Go Badgers). He lives in Madison, WI with his partner and his 17 lbs cat, Mr. Oliver Poopypants.