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THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

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PRESIDENT

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VP EXTERNAL

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VP INTERNAL

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TREASURER

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MARKETING CHAIR

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CO-MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

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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

PRESIDENT
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PRESIDENT

Vidur Badam

Vidur Badam is a senior at the Gies College of Business. He is currently majoring in Accountancy with a minor in Informatics. He has been an active member of Accounting Club for seven semesters, and this will be his sixth semester on the board. Vidur has previously served as Operations Chair, Co-Membership Chair, VP External, and VP Internal. In his free time, he enjoys running, hiking, reading, and playing card games. 

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

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Sabina Tong is a sophomore at the Gies College of Business, and she is currently majoring in Accountancy + Data Science. This is her fourth semester in the organization and third semester on the Executive Board where she previously served as Co-Membership Chair and Social Chair. Outside of Accounting Club, she is involved in Hong Kong Student Association (HKSA) and serves as Financial Advisor for Illini EV Concept. In her free time, Sabina enjoys hanging out with friends and watching Netflix.

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.

VP INTERNAL
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INTERNAL VICE PRESIDENT

Nicole Huang

Nicole Huang is a sophomore at the Gies College of Business majoring in Accountancy and Information Systems. This will be her fourth semester in Accounting Club and her third semester on the Executive Board, previously served as Operations Chair and Co-membership Chair. Nicole is also involved in Asian American Association (AAA) where she serves as Logistics Coordinator for AAA Fashion Show. During her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, getting boba, and trying out new restaurants.

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
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TREASURER

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Ben Goebig is a junior at the Gies College of Business majoring in Accountancy and Information Systems. He has been an active member for six semesters, and this will be his fourth semester on the Executive Board where he previously served as Operations Chair, Co-Membership Chair, and VP External. Outside of Accounting Club, he is a Partner for Nonprofit Organizations (SCNO) and also part of the BADM 210 Teaching Associate team. In his free time, Ben enjoys hanging out with friends on campus, going to the ARC, keeping up with sports (especially Illini Basketball), and keeping in touch with people back home.

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

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Marina Ma is a sophomore at the Gies College of Business majoring in Accountancy. She has been an active member for four semesters, and this will be her third semester serving on the Executive Board, previously serving as Public Relations Chair and Philanthropy Chair. Outside of Accounting Club, Marina is involved in Illinois Business Consulting (IBC). In her free time, she enjoys playing board games, hanging out with friends, and watching movies.

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

Vanshi Patel

Vanshi is a sophomore at the Gies College of Business, and she is majoring in Accountancy and Finance. This is her third semester in Accounting Club and her second semester on the Executive Board, previously serving as the Operations Chair. On campus, she is actively involved in Society of Women in Business (SWB), Gies Ambassadors, and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. During her free time, Vanshi enjoys going for walks, watching Netflix, hanging out with her friends, and sleeping. 

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

Safin Saraiya

Safin Saraiya is a sophomore at the Gies College of Business, and he is majoring in Accountancy and Information Systems. This is his third semester being a part of Accounting Club and his first time serving on the Executive Board. On campus, he is involved in Alternative Protein Project Club and Table Tennis Club. In his free time, Safin enjoys hanging out with his friends, playing any sports for fun, and attempting all the New York Times Mini Games.

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
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SOCIAL CHAIR

Sara Shuaibi

Sara Shuaibi is a sophomore at the Gies College of Business, and she is currently majoring in Accountancy and Information Systems. This is her fourth semester in the organization and her first time on the Executive Board. Outside of Accounting Club, she is an Elite Member of Society of Women in Business and a Gies Ambassador. In her free time, Sara enjoys working out, hanging outdoors with friends, and amateur baking.

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

Ryan Baugher

Ryan Baugher is a sophomore at the Gies College of Business, and he is majoring in Accountancy. This is his third semester being a part of Accounting Club and his second semester serving on the Executive Board, previously serving as Co-Membership Chair. On campus, he is involved in Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), where he serves as the President, as well as Illinois Sports Business Conference (ISBC), where he serves as the Event Planner. In his free time, Ryan enjoys playing intramural sports, taking walks on campus, and going out to eat on Green Street with friends.

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

Jared Reyes

Jared Reyes is a freshman at the Gies College of Business, and he is majoring in Accountancy + Data Science. This is his second semester in Accounting Club and his first time on the Executive Board. On campus, he is actively involved in InterVarsity and serves as Treasurer of the Hopkins Hall Council. During his free time, Jared enjoys playing video games, relaxing in general, keeping up to date with football news, and getting boba/having movie nights with his friends here on campus.

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

Felicity Tuan

Felicity Tuan is a junior at the Gies College of Business majoring in Accountancy and Information Systems. This is her sixth semester being a part of Accounting Club and her fourth semester serving on the Executive Board where she previously served as the Social Chair, Philanthropy Chair, and Marketing Chair. Outside of Accounting Club, she is a Data Analytics Specialist at the ILC, Mentorship Chair for the Gies Scholars Program, Peer Tutor, Gies Ambassador, and is involved in Navigators. In her free time, she enjoys taking her dog (Mochi) on walks, grabbing coffee with friends, and reading novels.

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.

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