wealth management association
Current Executive Board
Gurnaz Wariach, President
Gurnaz is currently a senior at Michigan State, studying finance. He is originally from upstate New York. This past summer he worked under his dad as a financial assistant. Upon graduation, he will be working as a consultant at Proxima in Chicago. Gurnaz is an avid MSU sports fan.
Justin Halvorson, Treasurer
Justin is currently a junior at Michigan State University studying Finance, where he is also involved in the accredited Financial Planning and Wealth Management program. Last summer Justin worked in the Office of Financial Aid at MSU as a student FAFSA advisor and will be interning at Plante Moran as a financial advisor in Detroit, Summer 2020. In his free time, Justin enjoys playing basketball and hiking.
Alexandra karadimas, Director of Marketing
Alexandra is currently a junior at Michigan State University studying Finance in the Eli Broad College of Business with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and a member of the Financial Planning and Wealth Management Program. Last summer Alexandra worked as a Finance Intern at McLaren Healthcare in Port Huron, Michigan. This upcoming Summer she will be interning at Plante Moran as a Wealth Management Intern in East Lansing, Michigan. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, as well as traveling to various places.
James Makrianes, Vice president
James is a senior at Michigan State, studying finance with a minor in economics. He is from Long Island, New York. Last summer interned at Oppenheimer in New York in their Private Client Division. He enjoys playing basketball, surfing, and watching movies.
Chad Kreda, Secretary
Chad is a senior at Michigan State University majoring in Finance and minoring in Insurance and Risk Management. Last summer he worked as a financial advising intern at Horizon Financial in Traverse City, MI and he currently works as a client service intern at Financial Technology in East Lansing, MI. In his free time Chad enjoys weightlifting and playing guitar.
Derek Cushman, Director of Corporate Relations
Derek is currently a junior at Michigan State University studying Finance, where he is also involved in the accredited Financial Planning and Wealth Management program at MSU. Currently, he works for the Financial Aid Office at MSU as a Student FAFSA advisor. This upcoming summer, he will be interning at Archer Huntley as a Financial Planning Intern in Brighton, Michigan. In his free time, Derek enjoys playing smash bros, hiking and yoga.