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EXECUTIVE BOARD OFFICERS

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MATT ZELASKO

PRESIDENT

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I'm Matt Zelasko, the President of the Kent State Construction Management Student Organization. I am a Construction Management major with a minor in Business.  This past summer I interned with Grunley Construction in Washington, DC. Last year, I participated in the NAHB competition and I plan to continue this year while also taking part in the ABC Competition. In my free time, I play hockey, go to the gym, and hang out with friends. 

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ALI RITVO

TREASURER

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I am Ali Ritvo and I am the Treasurer of the Kent State Construction Management Student Organization. I am a Construction Management major and I’m also pursuing a minor in Business. Over the summer I interned with The NRP Group in Orlando, FL.  Last year, I was on our NAHB student competition team. This year I plan on being involved in NAHB again as well as our other competition team ABC. While not at the CAED, I love painting, rollerblading, and anything that gets me outside with friends! 

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MORGAN FISCHER

VICE PRESIDENT

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My name is Morgan Fischer, Vice President of the Kent State Construction Management Student Organization. I am studying Construction Management with a minor in Business. I spent this past summer with The Brewer-Garrett Company as a Project Manager Intern, learning all about HVAC and what a design-build company has to offer. I am looking forward to the student competitions this year and all of the events our board is planning. When I’m not in class, I am working one of my jobs, at the gym, or doing an art project. 

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GINA CARNOVALE

Secretary

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I am Gina Carnovale, Secretary of the Kent State Construction Management Student Organiztion. Currently, I am a second year student pursuing a degree in Construction Management. This year, I have had the opportunity to be involved in the MCAA student competition, and I am planning on working with Southland Industries over the summer. When I'm not in class or studying, I like spending time outside, at the gym, or with my friends!

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MARGARET KONTUR

STUDENT NETWORKING CHAIR

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I’m Margaret Kontur and I am this year's Student Networking Chair for the Kent State Construction Management Student Organization. I am an Architectural Engineering major with a Construction Management minor. This past summer, I worked with the Austin Company, a design build construction company, as their architectural assistant. In what spare time I have, I enjoy reading, playing video games, and engaging with various student organizations throughout Kent State. 

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TARA RYBAR

SUBCHAPTER EVENT CHAIR

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My name is Tara Rybar, I am this year’s Subchapter Event Chair. I am currently a sophomore. I am pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management with a concentration in Safety Management. I’ve participated in the NAHB Competition in the Fall of 2021 and the UC Competition in Spring 2022. I’m always in the CAED Building, so don’t be a stranger! If I’m not at there, I’m at home starting on a new renovation project or taking my daughter, Bell to some type of activity.

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AIDAN SWAVEL

GENEREAL BOARD MEMBER

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My name is Aidan Swavel, General Board Member for the Construction Management Student Organization. I am currently a sophomore at Kent State University and pursuing a bachelor's degree in Construction Management with a concentration in Safety Management. I am involved with our NAHB student competition this year and plan to intern with Turner Construction in Cleveland this summer. In my free time, I hangout with friends, go to the gym, and play video games. 

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HARRISON REDEKER

GENERAL BOARD MEMBER

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My name is Harrison Redeker and I am a General Board Member of the CMSO. I am a first year Construction Management major and I have hopes to pursue a career in the commercial side of construction after graduation. I have participated in the NAHB competition this past fall and I am planning on participating in the ABC competition this spring. This past year, I have worked on house rehabs doing demolition, cleaning, drywall, and painting with Keller Associates. I enjoy seeing nature, attending socials, and spending time with people. If you see me around the CAED, please let me know who you are. I would love to meet you! If you have any questions, let me know!

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AIDEN SLATTERY

GENERAL BOARD MEMBER

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My name is Aiden Slattery and I am a General Board Member for Kent State's Construction Management Student Organization! I am currently a junior pursuing a bachelor's degree in Construction Management with a concentration in Civil Management and a minor in Business. This past summer, I had the opportunity of working with Cleveland Construction, performing tasks for their National Operations Team. In my free time, I like to stay busy hanging our with friends or making a few bucks from the many jobs I hold! Don't be afraid to stop and chat if you see me around campus! I am a strong believer in making connections that could benefit you in the future!

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JOHN GRUNDER

VOLUNTEER CHAIR

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I am John Grunder, volunteer chairman for the Construction Management Student Organization. I am currently a junior pursuing a bachelors in Construction Management with a specification in Mechanical and Electrical Management as well as an associates degree in Electrical Engineering. Throughout the past year I had the opportunity to participate in the UC and NAHB student competitions. During the spring and summer of 2022 I had the opportunity to intern with Abbott Electric Inc., as well as work at Taso’s Electric Inc located in Canton, Ohio.. When I am not working or engaging in a construction management related activity, you can find me playing on the Kent State Men’s Club Lacrosse Team or working out at the Rec Center. 

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ANDZELIKA MALKOWSKI

ARCHITECTURE STUDIES CHAIR

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I am Andzelika Malkowski, the Architecture Studies Chair for the Construction Management Student Organization. I am a junior pursuing a double degree in both Architectural Studies and Construction Management with a minor in Business Management. I am also engaged in the Phi Mu Fraternity and the Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity here on Kent campus. This upcoming summer, I am interning with Grunley Construction in Washington D.C. One of my favorite events CMSO hosts are the job site tours. When I am not participating in the organization's events or studying, I am either hammocking, hanging out with friends, or thrifting.

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BRAYDEN HALL

GENERAL BOARD MEMBER

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My name is Brayden Hall and I am a General Board Member for the Construction Management Student Organization. I am a Construction Management major and a Business minor. I spent this past summer interning with Miller Bros. Construction learning about the civil construction sector. I am involved with our NAHB student competition team this year. When not in the CAED, I spend my free time serving as an enlisted member of the Ohio Army National Guard, going to the gym, and spending time with my friends. 

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ARIELLE HOUSTON

GENERAL BOARD MEMBER

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My name is Aritelle Houston and I am a General Board Member for Kent State's Construction Management Student Organization. I am currently a fourth year pursuing a bachelor's degree in Construction Management with a minor in Business. I am also involved in several other organizations on campus including Sister Circle, Black United Students, and Kent African Student Association. This past summer, I working for Cleveland Construction as a safety and quality intern where I helped promote job site safety and quality work. During my free time, I work alongside my father in his construction business where I draw plans, reach out to potential clients, and bookkeep. 

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