Meet The QGMA Board

Meet the QGMA Executive Board…

Laura Martini | President

Laura is a full-time student here at Quinlan, pursuing dual MBA/MSIMC degrees and working part-time as an assistant at a local marketing agency. Previous to her studies here at Loyola, Laura worked in commercial real estate as a marketer and client services coordinator in the Washington, D.C. area. Her undergraduate degree is in journalism from the University of Maryland – go Terps! 

Fun Fact: I play two instruments – viola and piano!



Fariha Khayyam | Executive Vice President

Fariha, or "Fari" as called by her friends, came to like Business from her early-teen years, and decided to pursue it as a career. After a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Saudi Arabia, she came to Quinlan to get her MBA concentrated in International Business. She plans to use her experience as a vice president of the Marketing Club during her undergrad, and make a difference to GMA as the Executive Vice President.

Fun Fact: I was born on New Year’s Eve and I love cats.




Neal Mahoney | Vice President Programs

Neal is a part-time student at Quinlan, pursuing a dual MBA & MS-IMC degree. He is also a full-time Digital Marketer from Chicago, IL, who's worked in e-commerce, internet marketing, and business analyst roles for B2B and B2C organizations. Neal has a Bachelor of Sciences in Marketing from Northern Illinois University.

Fun Fact: I love music and travelling – and try to visit music fests and fascinating destinations around the world whenever possible.



Brendan Doyle | Vice President Membership

Brendan is a full-time student in the Loyola Quinlan School of Business, working towards an MBA with a concentration in marketing. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009 with a B.S. in Advertising. Prior to becoming a full-time student, Brendan spent four years working in financial services followed by one year working in an advertising agency, where he became fascinated with inbound marketing and consumer research.

Fun Fact: In addition to marketing, Brendan is passions include the Chicago Cubs, traveling, and Mexican food.


Icela Diaz | Vice President of Ads and Promotions

Icela comes all the way from tropical Panama City, Panama. She has a bachelors in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University which led her to work as a strategy consultant at Deloitte in her home country. After two years,  her passion for consumer behavior, understanding consumer motivations and its application in the business world, led her to immerse herself in the marketing world and started working at a branding consulting firm.  She decided to pursue her MBA at Loyola University Chicago with a concentration in marketing and operations to broaden her knowledge of the fascinating world of marketing. 

Fun Fact: Dancing makes me happier than chocolate.


Nicole Lawrence | Vice President Communications

Nicole is a full-time student at Quinlan pursuing a MBA in 

Marketing and International Business. Prior to Loyola, Nicole worked for global companies in the Pharmaceutical and Food Industries. She has experience in R&D product development, market/clinical research and regulatory compliance. She has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. 

Fun Fact: I love to travel and have visited seven countries with more to go…