THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

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VP EXTERNAL

ABOUT THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

 
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PRESIDENT

garima arora

Garima Arora is a junior in the Gies College of Business majoring in accountancy and working on completing the five-year program in four years. She has been an active member for six semesters, and this will be her fifth semester on the Executive Board. This is Garima's second semester as President, and she has previously held the positions of External Vice President, Internal Vice President, and Philanthropy Chair. Garima has also held leadership positions in Illinois Business Consulting and Society of Women in Business in the past. In her free time, Garima enjoys walking to different places around campus, riding scary roller coasters, reading books that challenge her thinking, cliff jumping, and discovering new music.

The President is responsible for overseeing all Executive Board members and maintaining successful communication amongst all position holders.  Along with this, the President serves on the Gies Council of Presidents to create a uniform alliance between all registered student organizations in the Gies College of Business. One of the main focuses of the President should be to seek out ways of growing the club into the future, creating a strategy and direction for the club to follow each semester, as well as providing the opportunities for club members to grow closer together. 

 
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EXTERNAL VICE PRESIDENT

andrea kokkines

Andrea Kokkines is a junior majoring in Accounting and Finance and is in the James Scholar Program. This is her third semester on the Executive Board after previously holding the positions of Philanthropy Chair and Social Chair. Aside from Accounting Club, Andrea is involved with Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity and enjoys hanging out with friends, working out, and watching the TV show Friends.  

The External VP is responsible for maintaining and updating the corporate sponsorship package, as well as contacting companies in an effort to form mutually beneficial relationships through the sponsorship package. Through this process, VP External actively looks for new sponsorships and handles all corporate sponsor reimbursements. VP External is also in charge of contacting and planning all professional events with companies throughout both the fall and spring semesters. The External VP continues to focus on creating and submitting the resume book to send to corporate sponsors. Lastly, VP External is in charge of distributing corporate gifts to all presenters.

 
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INTERNAL VICE PRESIDENT

Aaron guo

Aaron Guo is a sophomore at UIUC and a James Scholar at the Gies College of Business. He is doing a dual degree in Accountancy and Finance. This is his 3rd semester on Executive Board. He was Meeting Coordinator Spring 2019 and Co-Membership Chair Fall 2019. On campus, he is also involved in Illini Fighting Hunger and Asian American Association. On his free time, he likes to watch Youtube videos, professional/college sports, and Marvel movies.

The Internal VP is the main point of contact for the club. The Internal VP is responsible for organizing and sending weekly emails to all club members regarding upcoming events, items of importance, etc. In addition to this, the Internal VP is responsible for handling miscellaneous tasks to unite current members with the executive board. Furthermore, the Internal VP must contact professors in order to bring more awareness to the club. 

 
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TREASURER

Jacob Franzen

Jacob Franzen is a junior in Accounting and Finance. He has been an active member of the Accounting Club for three semesters and this will be his third semester on the Executive Board. Other than Accounting Club, Jacob is a part of the Illinois Men's Club Lacrosse team and in his free time enjoys hanging out with friends and working out.

The Treasurer should collect all membership dues each semester and deposits any corporate checks obtained into the Busey bank account and/or the RSO account. The Treasurer must ensure that there is a sufficient amount of money in both bank accounts at all times and keep detailed record of all transactions made, to guard against any unauthorized spending within the club. Furthermore, the Treasurer must assure that the club is spending within its budget at all times. The Treasurer serves as a link between the RSO office and the Illini Union. In addition to this, the Treasurer also handles the RSO website. 

 

MARKETING CHAIR

JP Legarte

JP Legarte is a freshman who is currently Undecided but is applying to transfer into the College of Fine and Applied Arts for the new Sustainable Design major and is in the James Scholar Program. Specifically, he is interested in exploring the intersections between Sustainable Design and Accounting and business in general. He has been an active member for one semester, and this will be his first semester on the Executive Board. In addition to Accounting Club, JP is involved in Risk Management Academy, Students Consulting for Non-Profit Organizations, and Intervarsity, a Christian fellowship. In his free time, JP enjoys writing poetry, polychromatic drawing, playing piano, running, and hanging out with friends.

The main duties of the Marketing Chair include advertising Accounting Club to all members and those who are considering joining. Additionally, the Marketing Chair develops new ways to raise awareness of the club so that we can maintain our success and attract as many new members as possible. Through managing our website, designing apparel, creating corporate gifts, and developing marketing materials, the Marketing Chair is an important position.

 
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CO-MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

Ashley Fu

Ashley Fu is a sophomore studying Accountancy and Finance and is in the James Scholar Program and the Business Honors Program at the Gies College of Business. This will be her third semester serving on the Executive Board. Aside from Accounting Club, she is involved in Beta Alpha Psi, a business honors society, and the Illinois Investment Management Academy. Ashley is also involved in Intervarsity, a Christian fellowship. In her free time, she enjoys making memes, Marvel, playing music, and reading classic books. She is most likely spotted either at the Business Instructional Facility hanging out with friends or watching her favorite TV show Supernatural.

The main duties of the Membership Chair include creating and maintaining the attendance point sheet. The Membership Chair must consistently generate ideas to increase companionship between members and works with members to accurately allocate attendance points. The Membership Chair also handles payments of dues at the beginning of the semester as well as create professional workshops to help develop members. This would be through Interview and Linkedin workshops.

 

CO-MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

katherine krupicka

Katherine Krupicka is a freshman in the Gies College of Business majoring in Finance and is in the Campus Honors Program. She has been an active member for one semester, and this will be her first semester on the Executive Board. Aside from Accounting Club, Katherine is also involved with the Women in Finance Academy and InterVarsity, a Christian fellowship. In her free time, Katherine likes to cook, fence, and hang out with friends. She also enjoys studying foreign languages including Spanish, Chinese, and Korean.

The main duties of the Membership Chair include creating and maintaining the attendance point sheet. The Membership Chair must consistently generate ideas to increase companionship between members and works with members to accurately allocate attendance points. The Membership Chair also handles payments of dues at the beginning of the semester as well as create professional workshops to help develop members. This would be through Interview and Linkedin workshops.

 

SOCIAL CHAIR

justin davis

Justin Davis is a Freshman at the Gies College of Business. He plans to major in Finance and Minor in Astronomy. This is his first semester serving on the Executive board. Aside from Accounting club, he is a member of the Track & Field club, the National Association for Black Accountants, and Enrichment Academy. Justin enjoys watching movies, lifeguarding, and watching his favorite TV show, The Mandalorian.

The Social Chair is responsible for planning and organizing social events for the club, both for just Accounting Club members, as well as in collaboration with other organizations. This includes events like a semi-formal, barn dance, Cocomero, and burgers at Joe's. Being able to network with other organizations and the Accounting Club members is a required task of the Social Chair.  All the social events planned should aim to help club members meet one another and form long-lasting relationships with each other.  The Social Chair also organizes corporate social events like bowling at the Union. 

 

PHILANTHROPY CHAIR

ethan jankovec

Ethan Jankovec is a freshman in the Gies College of Business currently Business Undecided. This will be his second semester in Accounting Club and his first semester on the board. He is also involved in Hall Council for Wassaja Hall on campus. In his free time, Ethan likes to play basketball, spend time with friends, and watch sports.

The Philanthropy Chair is responsible for planning and coordinating service events, such as I-Help, Illini Day of Service, paracord making, blood drives, and teddy bear decorating for children’s hospitals. At all service events, the Philanthropy Chair is in charge of leading all the club volunteers and ensuring everyone’s safety. Looking into the future, the Philanthropy Chair should focus on establishing solid relationships with local companies or individuals that the club can provide services for on a regular basis.

 

OPERATIONS CHAIR

nolan o'neil

Nolan O’Neil is a sophomore in the Gies College of Business majoring in Accounting and has been an active member of the club for three semesters.  This is his first semester on the board as the Operations Chair.  He is working to complete the five-year accountancy program in four years and plans on becoming CPA certified.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time at the ARC, reading, and cooking new delicious meals.  

The Operations Chair is responsible for ensuring that enough food and drinks are present for all club meetings when not provided by our corporate sponsors. These would be orders with Papa John’s, Noodles & Company, Jimmy John’s, Maize, and Chipotle at events. The Operations Chair also brings all necessary materials such as plates, silverware, and cups to each meeting to make sure that food is always provided for all club members at our weekly events. An additional part of this role is putting together the corporate gifts for our sponsors before every professional meeting. Another integral part of this role is to manage the club's social media accounts such as Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. This role also assists members at events and prints items relative to each event.

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