THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

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PRESIDENT

VP EXTERNAL

MARKETING CHAIR

VP INTERNAL

CO-MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

TREASURER

CO-MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

SOCIAL CHAIR

PHILANTHROPY CHAIR

OPERATIONS CHAIR

PUBLIC RELATIONS 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

Ethan Jankovec

Ethan Jankovec is a junior in the Gies College of Business. He is majoring in Finance and Accountancy. This will be his fifth semester in Accounting Club and his fourth semester on the board. He has previously served as the Philanthropy Chair, Co-Membership Chair, and Internal VP. He was also involved in Illinois Business Consulting. In his free time, Ethan likes to watch sports, hang with friends, and play sports.

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

Marcos Cuzco

Marcos Cuzco is a junior in the Gies Business Honors Program, and he is currently majoring in Accountancy. This is his third semester on the board and fifth semester in the organization. He previously served as the social chair and the operations chair. 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 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. 

 

TREASURER

Julia Matusevicius 

Julia Matusevicius is a junior majoring in Accountancy and Finance. This will be her fifth semester in Accounting Club and her third semester on the executive board, previously serving as the co-membership chair and the philanthropy chair. In addition to the Accounting Club, Julia is also involved in Beta Alpha Psi - Business Honors Fraternity: Active; Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations (SCNO): Senior Consultant and on the Social & Volunteer Committee; Society of Women in Business: Elite Member; Women in Finance Academy: member. In her free time, Julia loves to be outside and play or watch sports. 

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

Ryan pomponi

Ryan Pomponi is a sophomore and a James Scholar that is planning on transferring into the Gies College of Business. He is currently majoring in Architecture; however, Ryan is looking to major in Accountancy. He has been active in Accounting Club for two semesters. This will be his first time on the executive board. He was also a member of the PA club during the 2020 Fall semester. In his free time, Ryan enjoys playing soccer, traveling with friends, and going to the beach.

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

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Kelly Lanham is a sophomore who is planning on transferring to the Gies College of Business. She is planning on majoring in Accountancy. She has been an active member of the club for two semesters. This will be her first semester on the Executive Board. 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 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

Justin Lam

Justin Lam is a sophomore at the Gies College of Business. He is majoring in Accountancy. He has been an active member of the Accounting Club for three semesters. This will also be his first semester on the executive board. Outside of Accounting Club, Justin is also in Ascend where he will be a Mentorship Director. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball with his friends and watching Netflix during his free time.

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

OmEr Israel 

Omer Israel is a sophomore and a James Scholar at the Gies College of Business. He is pursuing a dual degree in Accountancy and Information Systems. He has been an active member of the club for three semesters. He has previously served as the co-membership chair. This will be his second semester on the Executive Board. On campus, he is a consultant in TAMID, a Gies ambassador, and the Gies Student Senator. In his free time, he likes to spend time with friends, explore campus, spend time in coffee shops, and hiking.

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

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 third semester in Accounting Club. She has been on the executive board for two semesters, and she was previously the Operations chair. Outside of Accounting Club, she is an Elite member of SWB and a consultant for IBC. In her free time, she likes to read manga and play mobile games.

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

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 two semesters, and this will be his first semester on the executive board. Outside of Accounting Club, he is going to be the Co-Chair of the Product Development Committee at the National Organization for Business and Engineering. He is also an Innovation Engineer at the Gies Disruption Lab, along with being a member of the Association for Information Systems. In his free time, Vidur enjoys running, swimming, cycling, reading, and watching anime.

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

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 two semesters, and this will be her first semester on the executive board. Outside of Accounting Club, she is the treasurer of the makeup/skincare club, and she is also involved in her social sorority. In her free time, Grace enjoys skincare, staying active, and organizing.

The Public Relations Chair is responsible for taking photos at all of our events and managing all of our social media accounts. An additional part of this role is that they must also continually brainstorm new ways to raise awareness of the club. The Public Relations Chair must provide weekly details to our members regarding upcoming events. This would include the form of a Facebook post or a countdown on Instagram to raise engagement.