Executive Board

Emalee Landis
President

Emalee Landis is a junior studying Finance with a minor in Spanish in the Smeal College of Business and College of Liberal Arts respectively, from Colton, PA. She joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the Fall of 2019 and currently serves as the President. She previously served as the Director of Education. Emalee will be interning for Goldman Sachs in their Investment Banking Program Summer 2021. Her involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes being a member of the Sapphire Leadership Academic Program and serving as an Ambassador for Barron’s on campus. Some of Emalee’s interests include running half-marathons, Penn State wrestling, and traveling. She said that LLC has continuously challenged her to think critically and analytically in order to analyze credit investments, which is a unique skill for undergraduate students to have. Not only that, but it has provided her with a group of long-lasting friendships and colleagues. 

Ben Donovan
Vice President

Ben Donovan is a junior studying Finance with a minor in Information Systems Management in the Smeal College of Business from West Chester, PA. He joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the Spring of 2020 and currently serves as the Vice President. He previously served as a Lead Analyst in the Energy & Utilities sector. Ben will be interning for Citigroup in their Sales & Trading Program Summer 2021. His involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes being the President of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and Wall Street Boot Camp. Some of Ben's interests include the Philadelphia Eagles, poker, and weightlifting. He said that Leveraged Lion Capital has allowed him to develop skills and knowledge that will prepare him for a future career in finance while engaging with a network of highly driven individuals.

Ethan Laster
Chief Investment Officer

Ethan Laster is a junior studying Mathematics with a minor in Physics from the Eberly College of Science from Doylestown, PA. He joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the Spring of 2019 and currently serves as the Chief Investment Officer. He previously served as the Director of Distressed Credit. Ethan will be interning for Houlihan Lokey within their Restructuring Division Summer 2021. His involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes Wall Street Boot Camp and the Penn State Finance Society. Some of Ethan's interests inlcude 80s movies, racquetball, and Suits. He said that Leveraged Lion Capital has helped him learn credit fundamentals, and develop an interest in understanding credit documentation, presentation, and articulation skills.

Jeff Zhao
Secratary

Jeff Zhao is a junior studying Computer Science with a minors in Economics and Mathematics from the College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of Mathematics, from Newtown, PA. He joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the Fall of 2020 and currently serves as the Secretary. He previously served as an Associate Analyst in the Information Technology sector. Jeff will be interning at Bank of America within their Sales & Trading Program Summer 2021. He previously interned at Capital One as a Software Engineer. Some of Jeff's interests include the Tennis, Overwatch, and Marvel. His involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes Phi Beta Lamba Business Fraternity and Wall Street Boot Camp. He said that LLC has provided him incredible exposure to invaluable financial knowledge and networks that he never would have gotten as a Computer Science major. Additionally, the organization has helped him develop key technical skills that are crucial for a successful career on Wall Street.

Elena Calibeo
Treasurer

Elena Calibeo is a junior in the Schreyer Honors College majoring in Finance and Economics with minors in Spanish and International Business in the Smeal College of Business and the College of the Liberal Arts respectively, from Newtown, PA. She joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the Spring of 2019 and currently serves as the Treasurer. She previously served as the Director of Outreach. Elena will be interning at Citigroup in the Sales & Trading Program Summer 2021. Her involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes THON, Alpha Phi sorority, and Wall Street Bootcamp. Some of Elena’s interests include sports, photography, and traveling. She said that Leveraged Lion Capital has connected her with driven, intelligent peers who have served as wonderful role models while helping her grow as a finance student.

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