Meet the Executive Board

Gerik’s favorite Spartan moment was watching MSU beat Duke in the Elite 8 his freshman year while on the ice of Munn Ice Arena.

Gerik Niewierowski: President

Gerik is a senior studying Finance with a minor in Sports Business Management. This summer, Gerik worked as a Sports Business Analytics Intern for Samford University’s Center for Sports Analytics, a Financial Data Analyst Intern for Shoker Investments and as a Statistician for Blueprint Stats. Previously, he has worked for the Kalamazoo Growlers, Battle Creek Bombers, Eli Broad College of Business and MSU REHS. He will be starting his master’s degree in Business Data Science and Analytics at Michigan State in the spring.

This will be Gerik’s third year on the E-Board for FLISE. He previously held Membership Chair and Vice President titles.

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John’s favorite MSU memory is when he worked his very first game with MSU Athletics Event Management.

John Volesky: Vice President  

John is a senior studying Kinesiology with a focus in Sports Administration. Over his time at Michigan State, John has worked with the Greater Lansing Sports Authority, Gus Macker 3v3 Basketball Tournament, East Lansing High School Football, and MSU Athletics Event Management.

This is John’s second year on the FLISE E-Board and he is excited to help other Spartans of FLISE succeed.

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Luke’s favorite MSU sports memory was witnessing the 2014 Rose Bowl victory by the MSU football team in person.

Luke Jakubik: Co-Professional Development Chair

Luke is a junior majoring in Supply Chain Management with a minor in Sports Business Management. He interned in the summer of 2021 at Yanfeng Global Automotive Interiors as a Commodity Scheduler, while also having experience in the sports industry the previous summer as an intern at Total Baseball Travel.

This is Luke’s second year on the FLISE E-Board and second year serving as the Professional Development Chair.

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Justin’s favorite MSU sports memory is going to the Great Lakes Invitational every year to watch the Michigan State hockey team in Detroit.

Justin Roe: Co-Professional Development Chair 

Justin is a junior Management major with a minor in Sports Business Management and Information Technology. He is currently a Student Assistant for the Corporate Relations team at Michigan State. This past year, he worked with the SportsMEDIA Technology and the Chicago Blackhawks as a Player and Puck Tracking Operator. In the summer, he worked with the Detroit Tigers on the 50/50 Sales Staff.

This will be Justin’s first year on the FLISE E-Board and is excited to work with everyone!

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Jackson’s favorite MSU sports memory was watching MSU basketball beat Duke in the Elite 8 while he was on his senior spring break in the Bahamas.

Jackson Ewers: Membership Chair 

Jackson is a junior studying and majoring in Statistics. This past summer, he interned with the United Shore Professional Baseball League as a Corporate Partnership Intern.

This is Jackson’s second year on the FLISE E-Board, and he is excited to be Membership Chair for another year!

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Lauren’s favorite MSU sports memory is watching the basketball team beat Duke on the day she committed to Michigan State.

Lauren Miller: Co-Marketing Chair

Lauren is a junior Business Admitted student with the Sports Business Management minor. She is from New Jersey and is a huge Brooklyn Nets and Kansas City Chiefs fan! This past summer, Lauren interned for SportsHosts.

This is Lauren’s second year on the E-Board, and is continuing in her role as Marketing Chair.

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Savana Walker: Co-Marketing Chair

Savana is an upcoming sophomore and will be serving her first term on the Marketing team for the FLISE Executive Board! Her intended major is Marketing with a minor in Sports Management. her career goals are to work as an Executive within the professional sports industries where she plans to make an indelible impact in the industry.

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Michelle’s favorite MSU sports memory was watching MSU beat Michigan in both Football and Basketball her freshman year.

Michelle Eau Claire: Event Management Chair

Michelle is a sophomore, Business-Admitted student pursuing a major in Marketing and a minor in Sports Business Management. This past summer, she spent her time working with the Detroit City Football Club as part of their Match Day Staff as they won the NISA Spring Championship.

This is Michelle’s first year on the FLISE E-Board and she is excited to work with everyone!

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Jake Heilman: Engagement & Recruitment Chair

Jake is a junior pursuing a degree in Management with a minor in Sports Business Management. Over the summer, Jake worked as a Baseball Operations Intern with the United Shore Professional Baseball League. He played baseball his first two years of college and is entering his second year at Michigan State.

This is Jake’s second year in FLISE, and first year on the E-Board. He is looking forward to working with other future professionals.

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Desireé has had many favorite Spartan moments over the years from incredible MSU wins in football to deep runs in the Big Dance in March. The moment that continues to stand out is watching the clock tick down in Pasadena and her Spartans winning the 100th Rose Bowl.

Desireé Melfi Bozzo: Advisor

Desireé serves as the Faculty Advisor for FLISE. She is also the Director of Student Success & Advising for the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Desireé is seasoned at helping people live their best life and at MSU she helps students to thrive by mastering the Entrepreneurial Mindset. She teaches “A Sprint Through the Entrepreneurial Mindset” every fall and developed the Entrepreneurship Training Camp as part of a partnership with MSU Athletics to help our student-athletes hone and sharpen life skills that will set them apart.

Desireé is a proud Spartan who earned both of her degrees from MSU. In addition to her work at MSU, she is a wife, boy mom and podcast host.

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