Leadership

2017 Executive Board

Andrew Michelotti

Andrew Michelotti

President

Andrew Wabi

Andrew Wabi

External Vice President

Eunice Wangadi

Eunice Wangadi

Internal Vice President

Michael Rivera

Michael Rivera

Vice President of Communications

Liam Murray

Liam Murray

Vice President of Finance

Katie Benson

Katie Benson

Vice President of Operations

Fall 2017 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.

Adam Okrzesik

Adam Okrzesik

Kayla Guo

Kayla Guo

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.  

Paula Wangadi

Paula Wangadi

Anastasia Vlassov

Anastasia Vlassov

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.

Elise Wirig

Elise Wirig

Kiara Schuh

Kiara Schuh

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.

Elisa Ambrose

Elisa Ambrose

Kevin Maxson

Kevin Maxson

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. 

Calvin Sailer

Calvin Sailer

Elizabeth Heffernan

Elizabeth Heffernan

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. 

Kara Kennedy

Kara Kennedy

James Doan

James Doan

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.

Hamed Kadiani

Hamed Kadiani

Lauren Brennan

Lauren Brennan

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.

Ananya Saxena

Ananya Saxena

Zach Quarton

Zach Quarton

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.

Taylor Sledz

Taylor Sledz

Megan Wetzel

Megan Wetzel

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.

Drew Danko

Drew Danko

Shannon Hoople

Shannon Hoople

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. 

Kevin McMahon

Kevin McMahon

Meg Keane

Meg Keane

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.

Jenn Ritter

Jenn Ritter

Danny Von Albade

Danny Von Albade

Fall 2017 Coordinators

BCAA
Jake Graham

Jake Graham

Nathan Meier

Nathan Meier

BC Historian
Kai Motoyama

Kai Motoyama

Kristen Sweem

Kristen Sweem

BCS Social Media
Brigid McCann

Brigid McCann

Elena Ochoa

Elena Ochoa

Dad's Day
Josh Gitogo

Josh Gitogo

Erica Hackett

Erica Hackett

Families
Emily Crews

Emily Crews

Maura Smith

Maura Smith

Golf Outing
Mike O'Shea

Mike O'Shea

Dana Wonderlin

Dana Wonderlin

Interclass Coordinators
Nick Albert

Nick Albert

Alli Leach

Alli Leach

ISMP
Krish Patel

Krish Patel

Jenna Thanopoulos

Jenna Thanopoulos