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

Justin Davis

Justin Davis is a junior at the Gies College of Business. He is currently majoring in Accountancy with a minor in Astronomy. He has been an active member of the Accounting club for two years and has served as the Social Chair, Philanthropy Chair, and VP External. Aside from the Accounting club, he is a Lifeguard at the ARC on campus. He is also a member of the Track & Field Club, the National Association for Black Accountants, and Enrichment Academy, Pre-Law Club, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Justin enjoys running, hanging out with friends, and expanding his playlist.

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

kelly lanham

Kelly Lanham is a sophomore who is majoring in Agricultural Accountancy. She has been an active member of the club for three semesters. This will be her second semester on the Executive Board and she was previously Co-Membership Chair. On-campus, she is currently the Sisterhood Chair with Delta Zeta sorority and a member of intramural soccer. In her free time, she likes to spend time with family and friends, watch Netflix, and listen to music.

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

Justin lam

Justin Lam is a sophomore at the Gies College of Business. He is majoring in Accountancy and Information Systems. This will be his fourth semester as a part of Accounting Club with his second semester on Exec Board. Outside of Accounting Club, Justin is also in Ascend where he will be the Communications Director. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball with his friends and watching Netflix during his free time.

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

jenny chen

Jenny Chen is a sophomore at the Gies College of Business. She is majoring in Accountancy with a minor in Informatics. This will be her fourth semester in Accounting Club. She has been on the executive board for three semesters, and she was previously the Operations Chair and Philanthropy Chair. Outside of Accounting Club, she was the internal relation chair of Society of Women in Business and she is currently a consultant for Illinois Business Consulting. In her free time, she likes to read manga and play mobile games.

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

marcos cuzco

Marcos Cuzco is a junior in the Gies Business Honors Program, and he is currently majoring in Accountancy. This is his fourth semester on the board and fifth semester in the organization. He previously served as the Social Chair, Operations Chair, and VP Internal. He is also involved in the Star Wars club and he is a Gies Ambassador. In his free time, Marcos enjoys riding his bike around the city and playing games on his Switch.

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

Vidur Badam

Vidur Badam is a sophomore at the Gies College of Business. He is majoring in Accountancy and Information Systems. He has been an active member for three semesters, and this will be his second semester on the executive board. Outside of the Accounting Club, he is the Vice President of the National Organization for Business and Engineering, an Innovation Engineer at Gies Disruption Lab, a member of the Association for Information Systems, as well as a Gies Ambassador. In his free time, Vidur enjoys running, swimming, cycling, reading, and watching anime.

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

amanda chen

Amanda Chen is a freshman at the Gies College of Business. She is planning on majoring in Accountancy. She has been an active member of the Accounting Club for one semester. This will be her first semester on the Executive Board. Outside of Accounting Club, she is also a member of Investment Portfolio Organization (IPO) and Minorities Business Student Association (MBSA). In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, working out, and biking.

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

Grace Bock

Grace Bock is a sophomore at the Gies College of Business. She is planning on majoring in Accountancy. She has been a member for three semesters, and this will be her second semester on the executive board. She was previously Marketing Chair. Outside of Accounting Club, she is the finance specialist of  her social sorority and is a Gies Ambassador as well. In her free time, Grace enjoys skincare, staying active, spending time with her friends and organizing.

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

annie asif

Annie Asif is a freshman at the Gies College of Business. She is double majoring in Accountancy and Finance. This will be her second semester in Accounting Club. This is also her first semester on the Executive Board. Outside of Accounting Club, she enjoys running and baking.

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

aayush shah

Aayush Shah is a freshman in the Gies College of Business who is planning on majoring in Accounting and Finance. This will be his second semester in Accounting Club and first semester on the Board. He is also involved in Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda, where he will serve as Corporate Ambassador this semester. In his free time, he enjoys running, lifting, playing basketball, and watching movies.

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 sophomore at the Gies College of Business. She is majoring in Accountancy and Information Systems. This is her second semester in Accounting Club and her first time serving on the board. Outside of the organization, she is the Director of Mentorship in Ascend. In her free time, Jane loves hanging out with friends, watching Netflix, trying new smoothie recipes, creating playlists, reading, and staying active.

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.