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Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM)

SAM promotes interaction with professionals in all disciplines and increases awareness and knowledge of career opportunities. It encourages cross-functional participation in activities that will benefit students' choice of career and future success. All business students are eligible to join. Regularly scheduled bi-weekly meetings include speakers, plant tours, fund-raisers, case competition, and if funds exist, trips to the National SAM conference.

For more information, contact Dr. Qian Xiao: 859-622-7349, or President Logan Hall at

SAM News & Events

SAM Welcomes New Leadership Team for 2023-2024

The Society for Advancement of Management has elected a new leadership team for the 2023-2024 school year. Pictured below are the new leaders from left to right:

Katie Dodd - Secretary 

Kelsey Beedy - Director of Accounting and Fundraising 

Logan Hall - President

Grant Clay - Vice President

Karina Gullupa - Director of Recruitment and Events

Sarah Litteral - Director of Public Relations

SAM Leaders 2023 2024

We welcome the new leaders and wish them the best while leading our organization to victory. 

SAM Club Group Photo-

The members of SAM look a group photo at our last meeting. This group is one of the best on campus. 

SAM Photo

SAM Club recruiting event-

The leaders of SAM hosted a table at the College of Business Student Organization Fair. We recruited many new members and are excited to see what the future holds for this unique group. Below is a photo of the leaders at the fair. Pictured is Ben Miller (Event Planner) on the left, Joanna Ouyang (President) in the middle, and Logan Hall (Vice-President) on the right. Welcome all new members!

SAM Org Fair 2023


SAM Guest Speaker Series – Entrepreneurship Talk- SAM hosted its Guest Speaker Series and honorably invited EKU MBA alumna Peifeng (Allen) Yang to talk to students and share his entrepreneurship story on October 18, 2022.

Allen received his MBA degree with Beta Gamma Sigma honor from EKU. He served as President of International Student Association while studying at EKU.  Allen started his career as a senior Global Business Development Manager at Red Herring. Later on, he became a serial entrepreneur while engaging in different new ventures. Allen was the Founder and CEO of which was invested by Intel Capital and Macys, and the Founder and CEO of Lemonquest’s Great China operation. He then served as the President & Partner of Bayline E-commerce which was among top three in the Chinese ecom agency market. Bayline was later acquired by the largest Asian PR company, Blue Focus Communication Group. Allen is currently the Founder & CEO of Red Harp Corp. Red Harp Corp. offers integrated Sales and Marom solutions to emerging global brands such as Philips, Keep, Amazfit and so on.  Allen has rich cross-border business experience in the US, Europe and China. He was elected as “one of the Top 25 Chinese influencing Fashion industry” by Forbes in 2012.  

Guest Speaker

SAM Gets Funded- SAM’s funding application to the Student Government Association was approved with $1,145.58 appropriation. SAM is working on making best use of the fund to plan for on-campus events and recruit new members. One on-campus event for the semester is Sustainability Awareness Event. The purpose is to generate awareness to the essentials and importance of business sustainability, and conserve for the future. During the event SAM will pass along free recycled notebooks so students can decorate them with art tapes, stickers, and markers.

Come to join us to get free cookies and specialty drinks, as well as great opportunities to hang out with other students!! Go SAM!!


Welcome SAM’s new leadership team for the 2022-2023 school year! These young talents are ready to reach out, connect, and work with you to bring out a fun school year full of meaningful activities! We are excited to introduce SAM’s new leadership team as below:

  • SAM Officers
  • SAM started off the semester in a positive manner. We hosted a table in the College of Business Student Organization Fair on August 24 and 25, 2022. This showcase turned out to be great as we are so eager to build our team! Come join us to create connections, expand skills, and explore different elements of club life while making lifelong friends.

SAM Table

SAM Students

  •  Big applause to our fabulous leadership board.  Go team!!!

SAM Leadership Team

What can you get from SAM?  Click on the link here, watch the videos and listen to what they say.

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