Andrew Burman '09
A product of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Andrew’s experience in the Energy industry has driven the Tower’s greening initiative. He boasts US/UK dual-citizenship, but unfortunately not the attractive accent. As the creative of the group, Andrew’s major task will be marketing the Renovation to students and alumni. Andrew’s experience in project management gives him the ability to plan out the undertaking, adjust for bumps in the road and stay focused on the end-goal. These traits are invaluable to the Tower project and will help extensively in his future as a marketing strategy manager. Andrew interned with IBM in London this summer in product development and marketing preparing for a career managing new product launches.
Will Counts '09
Hailing from Missouri, Will represents the Midwest through and through. Will is campus’ current titleholder of “Largest Truck Owner” and “Most Power Tools Stored in Dorm Room.” His experience as owner of Counts Construction & Contracting LLC, where he managed projects such as the renovation of a 19th century opera house, has driven the Tower Renovation. Will came to Thunderbird after spending time abroad building structures in Kenya and New Zealand. He’s tremendously involved on campus as a TSG representative, a Foundations leader and on a first name basis with every Thunderbird staff member. He’s focusing his MBA on Project Management & Finance and interned at Zachary Construction during summer 2008 in preparation for a career in International Construction Management.
Rebecca Mitchell '08
A 5-minute conversation with Rebecca leaves one wondering how a person can accomplish so much by her mid-20s. Fluently tri-lingual in English, Spanish and French, Rebecca also holds a Masters in International Commerce & Policy from George Mason University. Professionally, she has worked at Booz Allen Hamilton & Lockheed Martin. She hopes to combine all those skills with her Thunderbird MBA to break into her dream job as an International Political Risk consultant. From soccer, swimming, running and hiking, Rebecca is an all-around athlete going back to her days as an NCAA All-American runner at Villanova. Rebecca graduated from Thunderbird in December 2008 and is traveling South America until she begins working for the Exxon-Mobil Corporation as a financial analyst in May.