2023 Executive Board

Our Executive Board

2023 Executive Board

Gabrielle Sullivan – President

Gabrielle Sullivan is our 2023 President majoring in marketing with a minor in French from Hinsdale, Illinois. She enjoys yoga, tennis, reading, traveling, and volunteering! Gabrielle says, “Business Council has shaped my college experience in every possible way. Because of BC I have been pushed to exceed my professional aspirations and make a lasting impact on our community, and I could not be more grateful. Most of all, BC has given me my best friends and memories that I will forever cherish!”

Jake Holecek – Internal Vice President

Jake Holecek, our Internal Vice President, is majoring in Supply Chain Management and Information Systems from Glenview, Illinois. Jake’s interests include traveling, sports, partaking in random adventures, getting out of his comfort zone, and trying new things! He says, “Business Council has been without a doubt the most impactful part of my college experience. Ever since my first day as a new member, I have been surrounded by so much love and support from all of the incredible members of this organization. This family has not only helped me grow personally, but has also provided me countless opportunities to grow professionally. BC is truly filled with some of the best people I have ever met and will make U of I feel like a home right away. I have BC to thank for all the accomplishments and advice I have gained and would not be the person I am today without it and all of its incredible members. Most importantly, Business Council has given me the opportunity to give back to other council members (shoutout Fall ’22 kiddos), the Champaign community, and the Gies College of Business.”

Kaitlyn Dunn – Vice President of Communications

Kaitlyn Dunn is our Vice President of Communications pursuing a major in advertising with minors in public relations and informatics from Bourbonnais, Illinois. Kaitlyn loves dancing, long walks, spending time with her friends and family, and learning new things! She says, “Being a transfer student, I barely knew anyone coming to the University. Business Council welcomed me with open arms and has given me memories and professional skills to last a lifetime. I have met my absolute best friends as well as learned about my internship this upcoming summer from fellow Business Council members. I have never felt so comfortable sharing my passions and goals with such a large group knowing they are ready to help me succeed and cheer me on!”

Karolina Rozanski – Vice President of Operations

Karolina Rozanski, our Vice President of Operations, is an accountancy & data science major from Palos Park, Illinois. Karolina’s interests are mindfulness, traveling, painting nails, running marathons, and reading Colleen Hoover books! She says, “Business Council was my first family on campus when I joined as a first-semester freshman. I had no idea what anything was in Gies, what clubs to get involved in, or even what places to study, and that all changed with BC. I met some of my best friends and found the best mentors who always support me in everything I hope to accomplish and have. I was motivated to run a marathon (a lifelong goal of mine) because of a BC event, and when I crossed the finish line this past October in Chicago, I had my BC family waiting for me. The love and support this organization has brought me are unparalleled and I will be forever grateful!”

Sean Laherty – Vice President of Finance

Sean Laherty is our Vice President of Finance pursuing a major in accountancy from Carol Stream, Illinois. His passions are basketball, traveling, and listening to music! Sean says, “Business Council has provided a family on campus while allowing me to grow as a professional and as a person. As a soft-spoken freshman, I was unsure of my future and my goals. Two years later, I am truly happy and confident in the person that I have grown into thanks to BC, and I have been provided with memories and a family that will last a lifetime. Spending much of my time surrounded by such motivated, smart, and selfless individuals has created an experience I will carry with me for the rest of my life. Business Council has and always will be at the forefront of my college experience.”

Karizma Bodhanwala – External Vice President

Karizma Bodhanwala, our External Vice President, is an accountancy and information systems major from Naperville, Illinois. Some of her hobbies are dance, golf, and cooking! Karizma says, “BC has been one of the most impactful organizations that I have been in. I’ve met some of the most amazing people with diverse perspectives and am so fortunate to be able to give back to an organization that has given me so much including some of my closest friends and my upcoming internship.”