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Board Member Bios


André O. Lewis, President

Born and raised in Jamaica, André earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science in Systems Architecture & Engineering from the University of Southern California. He began his career as an engineer at the helicopter division of United Technologies Corporation. He later formed a real estate development firm that built affordable homes in New York City, and joined a private investment firm focused on Sub-Saharan Africa. At Tepper, he is a Consortium and MLT Fellow with concentrations in Finance, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship. This summer, he is joining the Treasury Leadership Development Program at The Dow Chemical Company.


Brandon Davis, Vice President

Originally from Detroit, Brandon received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting & Finance from the University of Michigan. Prior to Tepper, he was a Senior CDO Analyst at Bank of America and US Bank. At Tepper, he is a Toigo and Consortium Fellow focusing on Finance and Economics. In addition to BBA, Brandon is also involved in other organizations at Tepper including the Graduate Finance Association, Basketball Club, and Tepper Cares. Brandon will be interning at The Vanguard Group this summer.


Samantha Phong, VP of Education

Originally from California, Sam graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Swarthmore College. After graduation, she spent a year at the Urban Institute where she contributed to research on access and quality of health care for low-income populations. She then spent two years contributing to the design, analysis and interpretation of research on labor and personnel economics at Stanford University. At Tepper, she is concentrating on Strategy, Operations, and Finance. She will be spending her summer in Seattle as a Retail Leadership Development intern for Amazon.


Lapah T. Mofor, VP of Finance

Originally from Cameroon, Lapah holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Buea and a Master of Science in Accounting from Oklahoma City University. Prior to Tepper, he worked as a Revenue Staff Accountant for Devon Energy Production Company based in Oklahoma City. At Tepper, he is a Consortium Fellow and is pursuing a concentration in Strategy, Finance, Marketing, and Operations. He also serves on the board of the Soccer Club and is a Consortium Liaison for Tepper. This summer, he will be interning at Accenture.

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Archel G. Desir, VP of Alumni Relations, Networking & Inclusion

Archel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Boston University. Prior to attending Tepper, Archel worked as a Fund Controller for New York based private equity firm, Reservoir Capital Group. At Tepper, he is a Blume Memorial Scholar pursuing the Entrepreneurship Track with a focus in Finance & Strategy. He also serves on the executive boards of the Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital and Tepper Sports Business Clubs. Archel will be interning for Pittsburgh based search fund, Oakhill Equity.


Rhenita Brade, VP of Communications

Originally from The Bronx, Rhenita graduated from Trinity College (Hartford, CT) with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and Law. Prior to Tepper, she worked at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company as a Legal Analyst in the Government Relations Department. Rhenita is a Forté and Consortium Fellow concentrating her studies in Strategy and Marketing. She also serves on the board of the Tepper Sports Business Club as the Vice President of Marketing. She will be spending her summer at Booz Allen Hamilton.



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