Finance Club

The overall purpose of the Joseph M. Katz Graduate Finance Club at the University of Pittsburgh is to inform its members of career opportunities, connect students to hands-on, real world finance work in investment banking, asset management, corporate finance and private equity sectors.

The executive team of the Katz Finance Club aims to connect students with the Executives In Residence, current leaders in organizations with firsthand knowledge on how to reach the top ranks in the business world through case by case preparation and mock interviews. Members of the Katz Finance Club are exposed to various opportunities for growth in the industry through various case competitions, guest speaker appearances, corporate visits to financial institutions, resume workshops, job recruitment workshops, finance electives, and many more.

With the help of the Career Management Center at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, the Finance Club hopes to create an experience-based learning environment for its members. 


The Finance Club at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business hosts a variety of events and activities throughout the year to expose students to careers in finance, networking opportunities, alumni panels and workshops.

  • Finance Conference Day
  • Guest Speaker Panel
  • Corporate visits
  • Resume workshops
  • Job recruitment preparations
  • Case competition preparations
  • Mock interviews
  • Fall and Spring Happy Hours

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Thank you to all our company sponsors and the Joseph M. Katz Graduate faculty who support our mission and make all our events possible.

Leadership Team

Deborah Wokpetah
Deborah Wokpetah, President
MBA, Finance & Operations - MHA, Health Policy & Management

Prior Experience:
Administrative Resident- UPMC Health Plan
Consultant – Burke Neurological Institute

Deon Thomas
Deon Thomas, Executive Vice President
MBA, Finance & Strategy

Prior Experience:
Finance Intern – AARP
Sales Manager – Macy’s

Carmelena Moffa
Carmelena Moffa, VP Careers and Recruitment
MBA, Finance & MPIA, International Political Economy

Prior Experience:
Senior Financial Analyst Intern – IBM
Director of Female Affairs – Summer’s Best Two Weeks

Stephen Lichtenfels
Stephen Lichtenfels, VP Alumni Outreach
MBA, Finance

Prior Experience:
Assurance Intern – PwC
Accounting Policy Intern – PNC

Nick Koroly
Nick Koroly, VP Communications
MBA, Finance

Prior Experience:
Business Analyst – Federated Investors
Entrepreneur - Amazon