Directors

Ally Berdan, Executive Director

Ally Berdan is a senior Supply Chain and Information Systems major who is the 2018 Homecoming Executive Director. She first became involved with the organization during her freshman year as a Merchandise Captain, and then served as the 2017 Internal Development Director. Ally has loved every part of her experience, but most enjoys seeing the entire Penn State family, past and present, come together as a community to show pride for our favorite school. Outside of Homecoming, Ally is the Women in Business President and Powerful Women Paving the Way Conference planner, a Smeal Student Mentor and an active member in Club Snowboard’s THON efforts. She is most excited to work together with the Executive Committee this year to find ways to better engage with the Penn State community and celebrate what the future holds for Homecoming!

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In addition to Homecoming’s Executive Director, there are 16 Homecoming Directors, one for each of the Captain Committees. Directors from each Committee form the Homecoming Executive Committee (HEC).  Throughout the year, Directors plan and organize all Homecoming events and are vital to the success of Penn State’s Homecoming celebration.

Directors

Sarah Leipham

Alumni Relations 

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Ashley Wong

Competition

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Hannah Lanzelotti

Distribution Management

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Isabella Webster

Donor Relations

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Kristen Luzell

Finance

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Allison Gaddis

Merchandise

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Sean Karasik

OPPerations

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Maggie Straub

Internal Deveopment

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Lexie Naber

Parade

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Olivia Soda

Pride Events

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Alex Hyneman

Production

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Kylie Schneck

Public Relations

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Renee Clauson-Rivera

Royalty

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Deanna Gavlick

Security

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Aaron McKenzie

Technology

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Emily Ianovale

University Relations 

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