Meet the Consortium recruiting team

We’re fresh off our 50th annual Orientation Program & Career Forum and the Consortium recruiting season is already in full swing. Members of the Consortium recruiting team are already answering questions at a blistering pace and they’ve started to hit the road, hosting all the recruiting events we’ve got lined up.

Since most of the Consortium recruiting team is new since our last season — and because we’re just a few days from opening the application period on Aug. 15 — we thought it would be a good idea to introduce you to the entire team: Danni Young, director of recruiting, and her team: Danny Brown, Felicia Linear and Paige Wheeler.

Danni Young

Danni Young

Danni Young

St. Louis, Mo. (The Show-Me State)

Education: Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Mo., bachelor’s in business administration; Washington University in St. Louis, MBA.

  • My business card says I’m…director, recruiting.
  • What I actually do is…develop the recruitment strategy to attract outstanding MBA candidates and connect them with our top-tier MBA programs. I also manage a team of three recruiting staff members.
  • People are surprised when they find out that I…love, love, love cats, blackjack and crab legs. In that exact order.
  • I wish you wouldn’t ask me to…cook. I absolutely can’t. End of story.
  • The best part of my job is…meeting intelligent, motivated and enthusiastic students from all walks of life! And of course helping carry out the mission of The Consortium.
  • You and I will probably interact when…I’m in a city near you attending a conference or hosting our MAPS event. Don’t be a stranger, feel free to say “Hey Danni!”

Danny Brown

Danny Brown

Danny Brown

The Great Nation of Texas (Houston to be exact)

Education: St. Louis University, master’s in higher education administration.

  • My business card says I’m…Lebron James…wait, wrong card…manager, recruiting and application processing.
  • What I actually do is…recruit some of the best and brightest individuals around the country to become members of The Consortium. I am also the lead on our application processing and database system.
  • People are surprised when they find out that I…drive 25 miles to get a 32-ounce snow cone two times a week.
  • I wish you wouldn’t ask me to…come outside when it’s below 60 degrees.
  • The best part of my job is…being able to have conversations with so many students with so many unique stories to tell.
  • You and I will probably interact when…you call and ask questions about how the application process works.

Felicia Linear

Felicia Linear

Felicia Linear

St. Louis, Mo.

Education: Webster University, Webster Groves, Mo., bachelor’s in business management and master’s in human resource management and human resource development.

  • My business card says I’m…recruiting manager.
  • What I actually do ismanage various portions of The Consortium’s recruiting process from the beginning to the end.
  • People are surprised when they find out that Iam a coupon queen!
  • I wish you wouldn’t ask me togo outdoors for long periods of time.
  • The best part of my job isinteracting with students in person and by phone, providing information so they can make life changing decisions. Most importantly, when they come back expressing their gratitude because of our assistance. Impacting lives one day at a time, building lasting relationships.
  • You and I will probably interact whenI’m recruiting in your area, if you have recruiting questions, during the Orientation Program and throughout the application process. So ALL THE TIME!

Paige Wheeler

Paige Wheeler

Paige Wheeler

Chesterfield, Mo.

Education: University of Missouri-Columbia, bachelor’s in journalism.

  • My business card says I’m…program administration coordinator
  • What I actually do is…partner with both our recruiting team and our director of events to assist with anything they need. I plan and organize all the recruiting team’s MAPS events, assist with answering questions from prospective students, process applications, and do anything else they need help with. I help our director of events plan our annual Orientation Program — one of the biggest projects I’ve ever worked on!
  • People are surprised when they find out that I…used to be a competitive swimmer. I swam year-round for 10 years and went to many high-level competitions in high school. My events were the 200-meter individual medley and the 100-meter butterfly.
  • I wish you wouldn’t ask me to…do laundry. I feel like I’m in a constant state of laundry.
  • The best part of my job is…seeing everything come together at OP. Seeing the students, the events, the meal functions, the corporate partners, just…everything! It’s one of the most rewarding accomplishments I’ve experienced in my life. I wish I could be at OP 300 days out of the year. I’d need the other 65 to recover.
  • You and I will probably interact when…you call or email with a question regarding the application process.