THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

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PRESIDENT

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VP EXTERNAL

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MARKETING CHAIR

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VP INTERNAL

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CO-MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

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TREASURER

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CO-MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

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SOCIAL CHAIR

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PHILANTHROPY CHAIR

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OPERATIONS CHAIR

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PR CHAIR

ABOUT THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

 
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PRESIDENT

Kelly Lanham

Kelly Lanham is a junior at the Gies College of Business. She is currently majoring in Agricultural Accountancy with a minor in Business. She has been an active member of the Accounting Club for two years and has served as the Co-Membership Chair, and VP External. Aside from the Accounting club, she plays intramural soccer on campus. Kelly spends time with family and friends, binging on Netflix, and listening to 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

Vidur Badam

Vidur Badam is a junior at the Gies College of Business. He is majoring in Accountancy and Information Systems. He has been an active member for four semesters. This will be his third semester on the executive board, and he previously served as Operations Chair and Co-Membership chair. Outside of the Accounting Club, he is the Vice President of the National Organization for Business and Engineering. In his free time, Vidur enjoys running, swimming, cycling, reading, and watching anime.

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

Jenny Chen

Jenny Chen is a junior at the Gies College of Business. She is majoring in Accountancy and Finance. This will be her fifth semester in Accounting Club. She has been on the executive board for four semesters, and she was previously the Treasurer, Operations Chair, and Philanthropy Chair. Outside of Accounting Club, she is part of Alpha Phi Omega. In her free time, she is currently learning how to play the ukulele. If she could tell you one thing about UIUC, she would say, "We worship the squirrels on campus".

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

justin Lam

Justin Lam is a junior at the Gies College of Business. He is majoring in Accountancy and Information Systems with a minor in Technology & Management. This will be his fifth semester as part of the Accounting Club with his third semester on the executive board. Outside of the Accounting Club, Justin is also a part of Ascend. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball with his friends and watching Netflix.

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. 

 
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MARKETING CHAIR

Destiny Manh

Destiny Manh is a senior at the Gies College of Business, and she is currently majoring in Accountancy. This is her first semester on the board and second semester in the organization. She is also the co-marketing director of the Stalking Prevention Committee and a member of GirlUp. In her free time, Destiny enjoys walking her dog, camping, and trying new foods. Her favorite thing to do on campus is trying all the different boba places; Tsaocaa is her favorite so far.

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

Aayush Shah

Aayush Shah is a sophomore at the Gies College of Business. He is majoring in Accountancy and Finance. He has been an active member for two semesters, and this will be his second semester on the executive board. He served previously as the Operations chair. Outside of the Accounting Club, he will be serving as a section leader for BUS301. In his free time, Aayush enjoys lifting, playing basketball, and watching movies.

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.

 
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CO-MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

Jackie Fu

Jackie Fu is a junior at the Gies College of Business and is majoring in Accountancy. She has been an active member of the Accounting Club for two semesters and this will be her first time on the executive board. Outside of the Accounting Club, she is the treasurer for Phi Alpha Theta Historical Honors Society. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music and playing the Sims.

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.

 
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SOCIAL CHAIR

Felicity Tuan

Felicity Tuan is a sophomore at the Gies College of Business. She is planning on majoring in Accountancy and Information Systems. She has been a member for two semesters, and this will be her first semester on the executive board. Outside of Accounting Club, she is part of the Illini Life Christian Fellowship. In her free time, Felicity enjoys taking her dogs on walks, reading novels, doing puzzles, playing the guitar, trying new coffee shops, and working out. She recommends trying different foods around campus, especially the cafes. It has been her favorite thing to do as a student at UIUC.  

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. 

 
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PHILANTHROPY CHAIR

Amanda Chen

Amanda Chen is a sophomore at the Gies College of Business and she is majoring in Accountancy. This will be her third semester in Accounting Club. This is also her second semester on the Executive Board, previously serving as the Co-Membership Chair. Outside of the Accounting Club, Amanda is part of the Investment Management Academy, OTCR, and Investment Portfolio Organization (IPO). In her free time she enjoys working out.

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.

 
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OPERATIONS CHAIR

Ben Goebig

Ben Goebig is a sophomore at the Gies College of Business, studying Business. This will be his third semester in Accounting Club and first semester on the Board. He is also involved with Positive Illini, American Nuclear Society, and works with Campus Recreation. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, going to the gym, reading, and gaming with friends.

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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PUBLIC RELATIONS CHAIR

JANE CHONG

Jane Chong is a junior at the Gies College of Business. She is majoring in Accountancy and Information Systems. This is her third semester in Accounting Club and her third time serving on the board. Outside of the organization, she is a member of Ascend. In her free time, Jane enjoys playing golf, watching Netflix, making smoothies, creating playlists, reading, staying active, and spending time with friends. She suggests meeting lots of people at UIUC and making connections. 

The PR Chair is responsible for maintaining Accounting Club’s Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts. Their duties involve posting reminders for upcoming events as well as promoting the club's membership involvement. The PR Chair should also be prepared to take photos at all Accounting Club events and coordinate with other executive board members to pursue new social media initiatives.