Meet the Leadership

2017 Executive Board


Andrew Michelotti

External Vice President

Andrew Wabi

Internal Vice President

Eunice Wangadi

Vice President of Communications

Michael Rivera

Vice President of Finance

Liam Murray

Vice President of Operations

Katie Benson

Fall 2017 Committee Chairs

Adam Okrzesik
Charity Fundraising

The Charity Fundraising Committee's focus is on raising a significant donation for our charity of choice. A new charity is voted on each semester, and all events are to raise money and awareness. Our goal is to create excitement among the council about the impact we make on a great cause.

Kayla Guo
Paula Wangadi
College Relations

As College Relations chairs, it is our job to maintain and further develop a strong connection between Business Council and the College of Business. We plan fun, interactive events such as a "Dinner with the Deans" and an "Ice Cream Social", and one of our main goals is to offer assistance to the College if they are in need of volunteers or support in any of their efforts.  

Anastasia Vlassov
Elise Wirig
Corporate Partnership

Corporate Partnership serves as the bridge between Business Council and our Corporate Partners. By creating innovative, engaging, and exciting events between our Corporate Partners and Business Council members, we strive to build strong and lasting relationships between our members and our Corporate Partners.

Kiara Schuh
Elisa Ambrose
External Affairs

The External Affairs committee hopes to engage more members of the council than ever before through social, professional, and service events, all while broadening their perspectives as students at the University of Illinois. It is our commitment to foster the Council’s College of Business and cross-campus connections to develop our members socially, professionally, and philanthropically.

Kevin Maxson
Calvin Sailer
Internal Engagement

As Internal Engagement, we work to plan events and trips that unite the Council as a whole. We plan large and small events throughout the semester to engage our members on and off campus. We aim to build friendships that last long after college and create memories that are unforgettable. 

Elizabeth Heffernan
Kara Kennedy
New Member

Our responsibility is guiding and fostering the newest New Member class. We build long lasting relationships, but also lay the groundwork for the New Members’ time in Business Council. We aim to help establish New Members, so that they can become a valuable part of the Business Council family. 

James Doan
Hamed Kadiani

The Philanthropy Committee is dedicated to supporting the service pillar of Business Council. Our mission is to connect members of Business Council with service opportunities in the local community and raise awareness about global concerns so that they can make a positive impact in the world.

Lauren Brennan
Ananya Saxena
Professional Development

​Our mission as ​the ​Professional Development committee is to expand on staple events and offer innovative opportunities for every member of the Council to develop their professionalism and their individual brand.

Zach Quarton
Taylor Sledz

The Publications Committee works to inform and update the council through various forms. We manage social media accounts and are also responsible for designing the Council’s general and special event apparel. We strive to maintain and uphold the positive image of Illinois Business Council.

Megan Wetzel
Drew Danko

Our goal this semester has been to recruit the best and the brightest and we believe we did just that. Outside of this we have been working diligently with the College of Business Admissions Team to run a “Shadow Program” which allows prospective high school students to follow a current business student for the day.

Shannon Hoople
Kevin McMahon

The Social chair is responsible for planning and implementing fun events for council members to enjoy in a more casual setting. These events are much more informal, allowing people to hang out and just be normal college friends with each other. 

Meg Keane
Jenn Ritter

The Technology Committee is dedicated to connecting technology to business. We do this through technology focused events where we discuss new technology trends, examine new technologies, and demonstrate technological skills useful in business. Our goal is that the council learns useful skills and gains valuable experience to use in their future careers.

Danny Von Albade

Fall 2017 Coordinators

Jake Graham
Nathan Meier
Kai Motoyama
BC Historian
Kristin Sweem
Brigid McCann
BCS Social Media
Elena Ochoa
Josh Gitogo
Dad's Day
Erica Hackett
Emily Crews
Maura Smith
Mike O'Shea
Golf Outing
Dana Wonderlin
Nick Albert
Alli Leach
Krish Patel
Jenna Thanopoulos