President - Rory Kelly
His first assignment was at 1st Radio Battalion at Camp Pendleton, CA, where he served as a platoon commander, detachment commander, and future operations officer. In 2015, he deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.Originally from Omaha, Rory is a 2011 graduate of Notre Dame. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and earned his commission through completing Marine Corps Officer Candidates School in Quantico, VA. He was designated as an intelligence officer.
His second tour took him back to the Midwest, where for three years he led the Marine Corps Officer Selection Team in Champaign, IL, in accomplishment of its recruiting mission. Recently transitioned to the Marine Reserves, Rory was thrilled to return to Notre Dame, a place with unparalleled community while espousing the tenets of servant leadership, to pursue his graduate degree.
Vice President - Gordon Holloway
Gordon graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy earning a Bachelor of Science in Management degree in 2015. His first assignment in the fleet was on the USCGC MIDGETT (WHEC 726) in Seattle, Washington, as a Deck Watch Officer. In 2017 he was chosen to be the Commanding Officer of the USCGC SAILFISH (WPB 87356) in Grand Isle, Louisiana.
Gordon remains an Active Duty Lieutenant in the Coast Guard, and will be assigned a position in a finance specialty role upon graduating from the program. Gordon chose Notre Dame because of the incredibly strong network he was able to see growing up in the area, as he is a native of Plymouth, Indiana. His concentrations are Corporate Finance and Strategy.
Chief Financial Officer - Matt Talley
Originally from South Bend, IN, Matt graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2010 earning a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management. From 2010 to 2019, Matt served as an Engineer and Special Forces Officer in the U.S. Army achieving the rank of Captain. His assignments included Combat Engineer Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Special Forces Detachment Commander and Operations Officer. He has served throughout the U.S. and conducted multiple combat and operational deployments to the Middle East and Southeast Asia. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger Leader Course and Special Forces Qualification Course.
In 2019, he transitioned off active duty in order to pursue his MBA at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business where his concentrations are Finance and Investments. Matt also serves as the Vice President of Portfolio Management for the MBA Corporate Finance and Investments Club.
Secretary - Kevin McCormick
Originally from Lake Hopatcong, NJ, Kevin graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in 2013 with a B.S. in Marine Transportation. Upon graduation, Kevin received a commission as an Ensign in the Navy Reserve and a Coast Guard license as a Third Mate.
Before Notre Dame, Kevin worked as a Second Mate aboard various types of vessels while continuing to serve as a Strategic Sealift Officer in the Navy Reserve. Kevin chose Notre Dame because of its focus on ethics in business and the small class size. He is focusing on finance and strategy during his MBA studies.
VP, Veteran Engagement - Andy Daum
Originally from Medina Minnesota, Andy graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Management. Since graduating, he has spent nine years afloat serving on five different Coast Guard Cutters performing Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, Defense Operations, Aids to Navigation, and Domestic Icebreaking.
Andy is remaining on Active Duty and will be returning to the Coast Guard to establish a secondary specialty in Finance and Acquisitions, with follow-on tours at sea.
VP, Internal Relations - Will Johnson
Will grew up in Houston, Texas, and attended Texas A&M University where he studied Agricultural Economics. He was a member of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets and commissioned into the US Army in December, 2012 as an Infantry Officer. Will served in the 1st Infantry Division from 2013-2017, including a deployment to Amman, Jordan, from 2015-2016 in support of Operation Spartan Shield. Upon promotion to Captain, Will transitioned to the Signal Corps and served as a Battalion Signal Officer from 2017-2019 in the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado. Will transitioned from Army service in July, 2019.
Will chose to attend the Mendoza College of Business because of the strong support for veterans and the global network that Notre Dame provides.
VP, External Relations - Steve Donovan
Originally from Auburn, Maine, Steve Donovan graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2012 and commissioned as an artillery officer. He served with the 101st Airborne Division and other light units within the US Army, with deployments and operations in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. He left the active duty Army in the summer of 2017 and finished his Masters of Education from Vanderbilt University in the summer of 2019. He started the 2-year MBA program at Notre Dame in the fall of 2019.
Steve focuses on psychology and human development, and is working on numerous projects from psychological profile creation to organizational structure studies within both the business and military world. He is going into the field of Human Resources after graduation. In his spare time, he enjoys working German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois with the GSDCA and USCA, as well as assisting search and rescue and law enforcement organizations in animal work. He also enjoys working horses, with a focus on American Quarter Horses and Tennessee Walkers.
VP, Veteran Activities - Ross Higginbotham
Ross enlisted in the United States Navy in 2003 shortly after graduating High School. During his six-year enlistment, he served on board USS Russell (DDG 59) and USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), completing three deployments, and serving as the supervisor for both the towed and hull mounted sonar systems.
Upon completion of his enlistment, Ross enrolled in college and completed his degree in Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University in 2014. Prior to starting his MBA at Notre Dame, Ross worked for Trane in Atlanta as an account manager. Ross chose Notre Dame because of its strong orientation toward servant leadership and strong veteran community.
VP, Community Outreach - Jason Lewis
Jason is a 2014 graduate of the United States Military Academy and currently serves as an Intelligence Officer for 1-182 FAR (HIMARS) in the Michigan National Guard. At West Point, Jason captained the men's soccer team and commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer.
During his Active Duty Army career, Jason served at Fort Carson, CO, and Fort Polk, LA, and completed four CTC rotations. In 2019, he left Active Duty to join the National Guard and pursue a two-year MBA at the University of Notre Dame. He chose Notre Dame because of the University's commitment to the same values that drove him to attend West Point: duty, honor, and country. This summer, he will work as a finance and accounting intern at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, OH. Upon graduation, Jason plans to work in a corporate finance in accounting role.