Please see a list of our Board of Directors below. All Chapter members are welcome to attend any of our board meetings, and all Chapter members can apply to join our board as well.
Interested in joining the board? If so, please contact our Nominations Chair.


Matt Budura


 Hometown: State College, PA

 Freshman Dorm: Stuart

 Currently Resides In: Arlington

 Current Job Position: Senior Financial Consultant

 Favorite PSU DC Events: Games at Carpool

 Favorite PSU Memory: Hands down the 2002 Nebraska game

Vice President

 Mike Edwards


 Hometown: Downingtown, PA

 Freshman Dorm: Penn State Harrisburg - Building 4000

 Currently Resides In: Northwest Washington, DC

 Current Job Position: Managing Partner - CliCKS

 Activities Done while at PSU: SGA, CCSG, Soccer

 Favorite PSU DC Events: PSU Softball, Lionfest, any activity with my PSU-    DC friends! 

 Favorite PSU Memory: 3-way tie: Tailgating with the family for 20+ years, PSU  vs OSU '05 win, Getting kicked out of Beaver Stadium for throwing snowballs in  the student section during the infamous Snowbowl '93. 

Treasurer & Webmaster

Matt Saar


 Hometown:  Scranton, PA

 Freshman Dorm:  Tener Hall (East)

 Currently Resides In:  Arlington

 Current Job Position:  Systems Engineer, Captain, US Air Force

 Activities Done while at PSU: Air Force ROTC, American Society of  Mechanical Engineers

 Favorite PSU DC Events:  New member Happy Hours/events, Lion  Fest, Football Game viewing at viewing sites

 Favorite PSU Memory:  Football games


Anthony Saraceno



 Hometown: Scotch Plains, NJ

 Freshman Dorm: Packer Hall

 Currently Resides In: Arlington, VA

 Current Job Position: Supply Chain & Logistics Administrator at  CustomInk

 Activities Done while at PSU: THON (Hospitality and R&R Committees &  Danced), Worked at Creamery, The Second Mile, Penn State Glee Club, Penn  State Pulse

 Favorite PSU DC Events: Watching football games together with fellow alumni  at various viewing sites, Wreaths Across America, THON Final Viewings

 Favorite PSU Memory: Watching Homecoming parades from my friend’s          balcony on College Ave, Hanging out on the HUB Lawn in the Spring, Various  Concerts & Events at the BJC

Social Chair

Jill Bakner


 Hometown: Mont Alto, PA
 Freshman Dorm: Went to a branch campus for a year, so never lived in a  dorm.  Thank God!!!
 Major at PSU: Kinesiology
 Years in DC Area: 2003-Present
 Currently Resides in: District Heights, MD
 Current Job Position: Program Manager for Corporate Fitness Works
 Favorite PSU Memory: Saturday morning rituals with all of my friends in  preparation for the Penn State Football home games.

 Why did you join the Penn State Alumni Association, Metro  Washington, D.C. Chapter: Penn State is something I hold near and dear to  my  heart and I wanted to be a part of a group that feels the same way. I think  it is great  to network with other Alums and also hope to help build opportunities f  or future  Penn Staters

Social Chair

Andrew Schlegel


 Hometown: Mifflintown, PA
 Freshman Dorm: Packer Hall in East
 Major at PSU: Food Science with a minor in International Agriculture
 Years in DC Area: 1.5
 Currently Resides in: Arlington, VA
 Current Job Position: International Agriculture Program Specialist with the US  Dept. of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service
 Activities done while at PSU: Food Science Club, Ag Advocates, Ag Student  Council, Ag Day 2012 Co-Chair
 Favorite PSU DC Events: Softball games on the mall, football viewing sites,  Wreaths Across America Volunteering at Arlington National Cemetery
 Favorite PSU Memory: Football games and tailgating, All sporting events, Ag  Day 2012, Beaver Canyon rally after beating Ohio State in 2008, Cafe, THON,  Joe  Pa's last season
 Why did you join the Penn State Alumni Association, Metro                  Washington, D.C. Chapter:   I wanted to get more involved with the Penn        State community and enjoy playing sports. Plus I bleed blue and white!

Membership Chair

Emily Yarbrough


 Hometown:  Henrico VA

 Freshman Dorm:  Hoyt/Cooper, South Halls

 Major at PSU:  Political Science; Crime, Law, and Justice

 Currently Resides In:  Falls Church, VA

 Current Job Position: Government Consultant

 Activities Done while at PSU: Undergraduate Student Government Senator,  note taker for Disability Services, frequent visitor to the 24hr section of Pattee  and  Paterno Library

 Favorite PSU DC Events:  THON Viewing Party, Big Ten Happy Hour,            watching football at Carpool

 Favorite PSU Memory:  Standing 10 feet from JoePa when he got into a car  after a pep-rally; carrying a change of clothes with me to campus on Tuesdays  so  after a long day of class and a good workout, I could celebrate country night  at Bill  Pickles Tap Room; and exploring the endless opportunities Penn State has  to offer. 

Alumni Relations Chair

Melissa Wertz


 Hometown: South Williamsport, PA

 Freshman Dorm: Ewing (South Halls)

 Currently Resides In: Washington, DC

 Current Job Position: Manager, Educational Relationships, Federal Government  Sector

 Activities Done while at PSU: Penn State Marketing Association, THON  Public Relations Committee

 Favorite PSU DC Events: THON fundraiser and community service events 

 Favorite PSU Memory: All four years

‚Äč were filled with special memories! It's impossible to choose just one. 

Communications Chair

Todd Kominiak

 Hometown: Stroudsburg, PS

 Freshman Dorm: Pinchot Hall

 Currently Resides In: Rosslyn, VA

 Current Job Position: Content Strategist

 Activities Done while at PSU: THON Dancer and Committees, La Vie Video  Yearbook, Phi Beta Kappa

 Favorite PSU DC Events: Football Watching, THON viewing, Wreaths Across  America 

 Favorite PSU Memory: '05 win over Ohio State, THON '05

Student Affairs Chair

Brandon Shoup

Hometown: Leesburg, VA
 Freshman Dorm: Curtin Hall
 Major at PSU: Marketing
 Years in DC Area: 24
 Currently Resides in: Leesburg, VA
 Current Job Position: Marketing Coordinator for Carahsoft  Technology Corp.

 Activities Done while at PSU: THON (Rules & Regulations Captain  2014 & 2015), Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity, Penn State Marketing  Association, PSMA Philanthropy Advisory Board, IM Sports

 Favorite PSU DC Events: Still haven't gotten to experience  everything yet (being a recent grad), but I've loved talking to the  incoming freshman class at the Student Send-Off Picnics

 Favorite PSU Memory: Meeting Joe and Sue during Halloween my  freshman year; all THON events; storming the field after knocking  off #2 Ohio State

 Why did you join the Penn State Alumni Association, Metro  Washington, D.C. Chapter: Penn State has given me the best  memories, best friends, and greatest experiences of my life, so I  wanted to be sure that graduation didn't mark the end. I love being  involved as often as possible so that I may help make other peoples'  experience just as fulfilling as mine.

Professional Development Chair

Brad Hawkins


Community Service Chair

Michael Conroy


Freshman dorm: Holmes

Currently Resides In: Chevy Chase DC

Current Job Positioin: Sr Project Manager @ Whiting-Turner

Activities Done While at PSU: PSU Roller hockey team, supporting the downtown economy one happy hour at a time

Favorite PSU DC event: Broom ball (victory) vs Pitt at Verizon Center after Caps game

Favorite PSU Memory: My first chicken cosmo

Board Member

Tilman Gerald

 Hometown: Washington DC

 Freshman Dorm: 550 lofts, York Pa

 Major at PSU: Psychology

 Currently Resides In: Washington DC

 Current Job Position: Account Manager @ DffrntWrld Creative Agency

 Activities Done while at PSU: Bartender at the Nittany Lion Inn

 Favorite PSU DC Events: Scholarship Endowment for new PSU                      students, Nittany Networking event 

 Favorite PSU Memory: Working at the NLI, Everyday that it was sunny and      actually warm, Learning how to properly tailgate