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Board Members

Learn more about the Board:

Below are your board members of the 2016-2017 OSU Alumni Club of Chicago. Feel free to say “hi” at any of the upcoming events or drop us a line via email.

  • Julianna Paterra, President, Class of 2012
  • Tessa Gatz, Vice President, Class of 2005
  • Colleen Pacanowski, Secretary, Class of 2007
  • Alison Alexander, Treasurer, Class of 2002
  • Elizabeth Entinghe, Special Events Chair, Class of 2010
  • Nick Stretchbery, Marketing and Design Chair, Class of 2009
  • Brittany Reasoner, Co-Recruitment Chair, Class of 2014
  • Erin Kelly, Co-Recruitment Chair, Class of 2005
  • Nick Halliwell, Game Watch Chair, Class of 2001
  • Erin Shaffer, Volunteer Chair, Class of 2010

Julianna Paterra, President, Class of 2012

Julianna Paterra is a Research Analyst at Marquette Associates, an institutional investment consulting firm based in Chicago, where she serves as Secretary of the Investment Manager Committee, and as a member of the Alternative Investment Manager Committee, Impact Investment Committee, and Social Committee.  She has passed L3 of the CFA program and is a  Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst charter holder.

Julianna graduated in 2012 with a B.S. in a molecular genetics.  Though she enjoyed learning about genetics, and still manages to crash a genetics course when she is back in Columbus, she set her sights on applying her analytical background to a career in finance. Her financial career began in 2014, after working as a Biology TA at The Ohio State University and as a contractor for PwC as a Project Management Associate.  She has lived in Chicago since 2013 and has been a member of the OSU Alumni Club of Chicago since 2014.  Prior to being elected President in 2016, she served as co-Recruitment Chair and co-Game Watch Chair.  Her spare time is spent on a quest for phenomenal brick oven pizza, which has yielded some great meals so far.



Tessa Gatz, Vice President, Class of 2005

Tessa graduated with her Bachelors from The Ohio State University and her Masters from the University of Southern California. She was raised just outside of Columbus and her first memories include watching Ohio State football every Saturday while helping her mom make Buckeyes (…mostly by sampling). With scarlet and gray in her blood, her love for OSU only deepened as she spent her entire undergrad as an office assistant inside of the Ohio Stadium. Fortunately for her, this included game days in the press box. After graduation, she spent six years in Los Angeles working in higher education before moving back to the Midwest where she married a fellow Ohio State alum. Tessa is a marketing, branding, and communications professional and is incredibly excited to be involved in the Chicago Club. In her free time, she loves traveling abroad, contemporary art, photography, and tacos.



Colleen Pacanowski, Secretary, Class of 2007

Bio to come



Alison Alexander, Treasurer

Bio to come



Elizabeth Entinghe, Special Events Chair, Class of 2010

Elizabeth Entinghe serves as the Chief of Staff to the CEO and COO of Huron, a publicly-traded management consulting firm primarily focused on serving healthcare organizations, higher education institutions and Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Entinghe received her BSBA in accounting and finance from Fisher and was a member of the 12th Honors Cohort and a Pace Setters award recipient.

She began her professional career at KPMG in the Transaction Services practice where she performed financial and operational due diligence for strategic and private equity clients. At Huron, Ms. Entinghe managed the company’s mergers and acquisition activities as part of the Corporate Development team before moving into her current role, where she partners closely with the executive team to advance and accelerate key strategic initiatives and operational agendas across the organization.

Ms. Entinghe is very involved in her community, serving as the special events chair for the Ohio State Alumni Club of Chicago and the former vice president of development for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater Illinois Chapter Junior Board where she led marketing and fundraising efforts. Additionally, stemming from her introduction to Junior Achievement while in the Cohort program at Fisher, she is Huron’s corporate liaison with Junior Achievement and organizes the company’s volunteer activities with the non-profit organization.






Erin Shaffer, Volunteer Chair, Class of 2010

Bio to come



Nick Stretchbery, Marketing and Design Chair, Class of 2009

Nick graduated in ’09 with a degree in Architecture. Nick and his now Wife, Brittany (also a Buckeye!), moved to Chicago immediately following graduation from The Ohio State University for a couple of years. They briefly headed to Austin, Texas before the call of the Windy City brought them back for good. As all Buckeyes are, he’s a huge Buckeye athletics fan, from Football and Basketball to Wrestling and Fencing. He manages Digital Marketing for Fertility Centers of Illinois where he promotes building families and fulfilling miracles of those who struggle to conceive. You’ll find him on game days most likely watching with his wife and new daughter, Olivia, and training her to be the next biggest Buckeye fan around. And maybe in a few years, she’ll be an incoming freshman walking the Oval for the first time. Go Bucks!