Spring 2023 Chairs


Alumni focuses on maintaining strong relations between members of the council and Business Council’s vast alumni network. They hold multiple events with alumni speakers, plan the annual Alumni Tailgate for Homecoming weekend, and pair New Members with Alumni mentors.

Sarah Vickerman
Patrick Brewton

Charity Fundraising

Charity Fundraising focuses on raising donations throughout the course of the semester for the Council’s charity of choice. Each semester, a new charity is voted on, often one holding a special meaning to a member of Business Council.

Luke Hull
Kevin Stumbris

College Relations

College Relations helps to maintain and develop the strong relationship between Business Council and the Gies College of Business. Some of our staple events include Dinner with the Deans and speaker series with professors who give talks on a variety of topics.

Justin Starks
Emily Abrahamsen

Corporate Partnership

Corporate Partnership connects Business Council’s Corporate Partners with our members and helps them to pursue their career goals. Members can network with our Corporate Partners through casual events like trivia nights, interactive presentations, and sporting events.

Kai Winbush
Becca Birch

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion is dedicated to ensuring that members of BC are provided with tools and support in efforts to increase equity as well as bringing education to the council and its individual members about how we can all celebrate diversity and promote an inclusive environment. DEI hosts educational workshops on these topics, often bringing in outside experts on the subject matter.

Dylan Ivanov
James Lasley

External Affairs

External Affairs helps engage the Council with different organizations across University of Illinois’ campus. Events like Cubs Games, sports competitions, and volunteering at the Illinois Marathon Hydration Station allows Council members to build connections with students outside of Business Council and help widen our presence within the Gies and Illinois community.

Kevin Gomez
Roshan Bhagwakar

Internal Engagement

Internal Engagement allows Council members to build personal relationships in a more casual setting.  Visits to Jarling’s Custard Cup, Curtis Apple Orchard, and Kickapoo State Park are a few of the different events that help build the family atmosphere of Business Council.

Advika Shetty
Morgan Lee

New Members

New Member oversees the newest class of members in Business Council and helps them acclimate to the Council during their New Member semester. This chair position leads weekly meetings, bonding events, and fosters relationships within the class and Council as a whole.

Jacob Swiney
Marlo Lindquist


Philanthropy provides service opportunities for members to help on campus and the greater Champaign-Urbana community. Business Council members help those in need through organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Clarke-Lindsey Retirement Village, and Hope Center Food Pantry.

Tillie Inglis
Paul Raducha

Professional Development

Professional Development develops professional skills and growth for every member of the Council, no matter what their age. Through events such as mock interviews, resume critiques, and professional panels, Professional Development aims to develop organic relationships between Council members and set members up for success in their future careers.

Ben Mulaomerovic
Caroline Bazan


Recruitment facilitates the recruitment process from Info Night to New Member Day to help recruit the best and brightest from the University of Illinois campus. Throughout the semester, they uphold the brand image of Business Council by maintaining the social media accounts.

Anita Borawski
Sukanya Sundaresan


Social creates a fun and inviting atmosphere that helps Council members build strong friendships and relationships. Social plans Barn Dances and Semi Formals as well as other social gatherings to get closer with their Business Council family.

Jason Lagvankar
Michael Ellingsen


Technology keeps the Council updated on the latest technology trends and how they are reshaping the business world. Through events like Tech Corners, Tableau Workshops, and visits to virtual reality workshops on campus, Council members gain exposure to the rapid changes in the Technology field.

Madeline Szarzynski
John Rimando