Executive Branch

E: sorens76@uwm.edu

t: @SAPrezSorenson


Ryan Sorenson

Major(s): Political Science

Year: Junior

Hometown: Sheboygan, WI

I have been involved in student government ever since I was a freshman. I previously served as a freshman senator, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, and I served on countless University Committees. Some issues that I have been working on include sustainably, parking, and campus safety, just to name a few. When I have free time I enjoy playing video games, hanging out, riding my bike, and geocaching.


E: ejbraun@uwm.edu

Vice President of Student Affairs

Evan Braun

Major(s): Musical Theatre Performance

Year: Junior

Hometown: Sheboygan, WI

Per my major, I love music, theatre, and dance but I also enjoy antiquing, building replica Light sabers from Star Wars movies (Yeah I know I’m a geek), collecting/researching WW2 memorabilia, and volunteering for political campaigns. I know at first glance it may seem odd that an arts major would be interested in a political office like VPSA. Many could even argue that my major and my position have nothing to do with each other. Obviously, I highly disagree with that idea. I deeply believe that artists and performers should become more involved in community leadership. I have always enjoyed integrating my two passions of performing and leading in anyway possible. I am a proud student of the Peck School of the Arts and an even prouder UWM Panther. I look forward to serving UWM’s diverse and passionate student body this year.


E: aristone@uwm.edu

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Ari Stone

Major(s): Nontraditional Pre-Med

Year: Senior

During my time at UWM, I have worn a lot of different hats as a student employee - working for the LGBT Resource Center, Norris Health Center, and the Student Success Center. I have been involved in the Executive branch of the Student Association since the summer of 2013. In my free time, I enjoy playing guitar, seeing live shows, hiking, working out, and finding random urban adventures.


E: thornt35@uwm.edu


John Thornton

Major(s): Accounting and Finance

Year: Senior

Hometown: Saint, Paul, MN

My name is John but a lot of my friends call me JT, you can call me either. I am an accounting and finance major here at UWM. I have a passion for accounting and finance because they are logical and analytical. I am a senior and will be graduating this May and could not be more excited. After I graduate I will pursue a fifth year master’s degree called the MSPA to earn enough credits to be a licensed CPA. Next, I hope to move home to the Twin Cities where I grew up. Aside from accounting and finance I enjoy many other things. For example history; I love studying ancient Rome and Egypt, but my favorite period of history is from American history from World War I to now. I also enjoy camping, reading, running and investing/general business. I believe that a good work ethic and integrity are what sets individuals apart from one other, and as a result I strive to be recognized as a hardworking, honest man.


E: sdadrass@uwm.edu

Student Organization Appropriations Director

Sarah Dadrass

Major(s): Occupational Studies

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Northbrook, IL

Sarah was recently appointed as the Student Organization Appropriations Director by the SA Senate. As SOAD, Sarah chairs the Student Appropriations Committee (SAC), which hears grant applications from student organizations to fund events, operations, and travel. For more information on the SAC process, visit our SAC site.


E: aearney@uwm.edu

Marketing and Programming Director

Annabelle Arney

Year: Junior

Hometown: Madison, WI

Annabelle was recently appointed as the SA's Marketing and Programming Director. Annabelle's role is to coordinate all marketing, social media, press releases and events for the SA. Prior to taking on this role, she served as the Student Organization Advocacy Senator and Vice Chair of the Student Appropriations Committee. She is also the Panhellenic Chair of Greek Council.


E: scornell@uwm.edu

Outreach and Recruitment Director

Sean Cornell

Year: Senior

Hometown: Omaha, NE

Sean was recently appointed as the SA's Outreach and Recruitment Director. Sean's role on the Executive Committee is to coordinate outreach initiatives, build relationships with groups of students on campus, and recruit students to fill vacancies on the Student Association. In addition to serving on the Exec, Sean also works for the UWM Post.


E: rsflath@uwm.edu

Interim Secretary

Rebecca Flath

Year: Senior

Hometown: Jackson, WI

Becky was recently hired to fill the vacant Secretary position. Becky has worked for the SA in various roles for a number of years, most recently as an administrative assistant, and also serves as the SA Office Manager.