Leadership

2018 Executive Board

James Doan

James Doan

President

Kiara Schuh

Kiara Schuh

External Vice President

Michael Rivera

Michael Rivera

Internal Vice President

Adam Okrzesik

Adam Okrzesik

Vice President of Communications

Paula Wangadi

Paula Wangadi

Vice President of Finance

Jenn Ritter

Jenn Ritter

Vice President of Operations

Fall 2018 Committee Chairs

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.

Markos Christoforou

Markos Christoforou

Zachary Quarton

Zachary Quarton

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.  

Krish Patel

Krish Patel

Shah Salomov

Shah Salomov

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.

Trevor Bon

Trevor Bon

Jenna Thanopoulos

Jenna Thanopoulos

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.

Drew Danko

Drew Danko

Sanjana Malireddy

Sanjana Malireddy

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. 

Danny von Albade

Danny von Albade

Mike O'Shea

Mike O'Shea

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. 

Kristin Sweem

Kristin Sweem

Anastasia Vlassov

Anastasia Vlassov

Philanthropy

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.

Melissa Byrd

Melissa Byrd

Calvin Sailer

Calvin Sailer

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.

Eddie Rajcevic

Eddie Rajcevic

Hayden Wenger

Hayden Wenger

Publications

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.

Tiffany Kim

Tiffany Kim

Annie Kossman

Annie Kossman

Recruitment

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.

Lauren Kohn

Lauren Kohn

Kai Motoyama

Kai Motoyama

Social

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. 

Daniel Moore

Daniel Moore

Jake Peruba

Jake Peruba

Technology

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.

Shannon Hoople

Shannon Hoople

Aidan Boehm

Aidan Boehm

Fall 2018 Coordinators

Alumni
Ananya Saxena

Ananya Saxena

Kate Danko

Kate Danko

BCAA
Jason Peruba

Jason Peruba

Brendan Ross

Brendan Ross

BC Historian
Abby Severson

Abby Severson

Kevin Frank

Kevin Frank

BCS Social Media
Emily Duncan

Emily Duncan

Sarah Wheeler

Sarah Wheeler

Dad's Day
Nick Albert

Nick Albert

Katie Draus

Katie Draus

Families
Saher Afridi

Saher Afridi

Brigid McCann

Brigid McCann

Golf Outing
Greg Crowley

Greg Crowley

Katie Kawinski

Katie Kawinski

IPN
Maggie Brennan

Maggie Brennan

Jacob Bushue

Jacob Bushue