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MEET OUR EXEC

MEET OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD

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KIAN BANDUKWALA

President

Major: Accountancy & Finance

 

Kian is a member of the Fall 2021 new member class. He previously chaired the Fundraising Committee and has just returned from a semester abroad! Kian is also a member of the Investment Banking Academy and previously served as a member of Prime and Illinois Business Consulting. This past summer, Kian interned at Lakeshore Food Advisors as a financial analyst and this upcoming summer he will be working in investment banking at Guggenheim Partners. In his free time Kian loves to watch good movies and cook pasta. When he's not doing those activities he is training for a marathon!

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ROHAN SHARAN

Internal Vice President

Major: Accountancy & Finance

Rohan is a member of the Spring 2022 new member class and has previously served as the Study Abroad Chair in PGN. Outside of PGN, he is involved in the Investment Banking Academy where he serves as the Vice President of Membership, University of Illinois Roundnet as an executive board member, is an Orange Krush Captain, and previously served as a consultant for OTCR and IBC. Rohan worked at Capstone Partners as an Investment Banking Analyst this past summer and will be working at Centerview Partners this upcoming summer. In his free time, Rohan enjoys cooking, playing golf and tennis, and traveling the world!

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ELLA BREND

External Vice President

Major: Entrepreneurship & Marketing

Ella is a member of the Fall 2022 new member class and previously served as Assistant Vice President of Membership during her Spring 2023 semester. On campus she is also the Vice President of Public Relations for Panhellenic, is a Magelli office experimental learning intern, and is a member of the American Marketing Association. This past summer, Ella worked as a marketing intern at CS Packaging and will be working at CBOE this upcoming summer. Some fun facts about Ella are that she loves shrimp and one time she tried to teach herself to write left handed.

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SAM DEVIN

Vice President of Membership

Major: Chemical Engineering

Minor: Business

Assistants: Josie Besch and Will Geiger

Sam is a member of the Spring 2022 new member class and previously served as Assistant Vice President of Membership during his Spring 2023 semester. On campus, Sam is also involved with Chem-E-Car and AICHE. This past summer, Sam interned at TC Energy. A couple of fun facts about Sam are that he loves to golf and can hit his 2 iron 240 yards and his favorite food is steak!

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ASHUTOSH KUMAR

Vice President of Finance

Major: Finance & Information Systems

Assistant: Jacque Schroeder

Ash is a member of the Fall 2021 new member class and previously served as Assistant Vice President of Finance and External Affairs Co-Chair. Some of Ash's other involvements on campus include the Illinois Sports Consulting Agency, Illinois Consulting Academy, and IBC. This past summer Ash interned at Chubb Insurance as a Financial Institutions Underwriting Intern and will be interning at JP Morgan this upcoming summer as a Global Finance and Business Management Summer Analyst. A fun fact about Ash is that he writes and brushes his teeth with his right hand but eats and plays sports with his left!

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VANESSA IVANOV

Vice President of Communications

Major: Marketing and Information Systems

Assistant: Ryo Innami

 

Vanessa is a member of the Fall 2022 new member class and she previously served as Assistant Vice President of Communications during the Fall 2023 semester. On campus, Vanessa is also a member of the Illinois Consulting Academy and is a consultant for SCNO. This past summer, Vanessa Interned at Raymond James as a wealth management intern. This upcoming summer she will be working at Gallagher as an Insurance Sales intern. In her free time Vanessa loves listening to country music and eating caprese salad! 

EXTERNAL COMMITTEE CHAIRS

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MANAS GANDHI

Major: Computer Engineering

Alumni Chair

The Alumni Committee maintains alumni database, sends out alumni newsletter, and organizes events to deepen relationships between current members and alumni.

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AVERY HUTCHISON

Major: Finance

COB Relations Chair

The College of Business Relations Committee coordinates all events involving speakers and workshops affiliated with the College of Business.

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NEIL SHAH

Major: Finance

Corporate Relations Chair

The CR Chair serves as the main point of contact between chapter and corporate representatives, regardless of sponsorship status. This committee forms relationships with new companies for potential future sponsorship.

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NINA MITCHELL

Major: Finance & Political Science

External Affairs Chair

Maintain relationships with other business organizations and strengthen our network on campus.

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TIATIA ALUKA

Major: Finance

Philanthropy Chair 

The Philanthropy Committee organizes impactful philanthropy events within the Champaign-Urbana community.

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LINEETH SAREDDY

Major: Bioengineering

Professionalism Co-Chair

The Philanthropy Committee organizes impactful philanthropy events within the Champaign-Urbana community.

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JULIA JAKUBIK

Major: Political Science

Compete for a Cause Chair

The Compete for a Cause committee organizes and executes PGN's annual spring philanthropy event that supports a different organization each semester as chosen by our members. The event consists of a full day filled with various sports, games, food, and fun!

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ELI HOPKINS

Major: Advertising

Recruitment Chair

The Recruitment Committee markets PGN's brand to prospective recruits, facilitates the interview process, and runs Membership Selection.

INTERNAL COMMITTEE CHAIRS

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ADAM SCHOENRADE

Major: Accountancy & Information Systems

Social Chair

The Social Committee organizes events that promote bonding and brotherhood between chapter members. 

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DYLAN MANKOFF

Major: Finance & Information Systems

Athletics Chair

The Athletics Committee organizes intramural activities for the chapter, such as volleyball, basketball, football, softball, or any other active event.

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JILL SHEEHAN

Major: Accountancy

Mom's Day Chair

The Mom's Day Committee creates and plans the events held on Mom's Weekend. 

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ALEX ZELCER

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Special Events Chair

The Special Events Committee secures venues and organizes food, theme, beverage, transportation, gifts, entertainment, and any other logistical needs required for special events.

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EMMA CASEY

Major: Marketing

Public Relations Chair

The Public Relations Committee records events by taking photographs, organizes newsletter for actives, creates marketing material for PGN, and runs the social media outlets, while also updating the bulletin board in Wohlers Hall.

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ARIYANA SHINES

Major: Entrepreneurship &Marketing

Merchandising Co-Chair

The Merchandising Committee purchases and designs apparel and other gifts for PGN members. 

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TEMI ODUWOLE

Major: Accountancy

Merchandising Co-Chair

The Merchandising Committee purchases and designs apparel and other gifts for PGN members. 

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EMME MCLEAN

Major: Finance & Information Systems

 

Diversity & Inclusion Chair

The D & I Committee creates events that help members become more aware of how what we say can affect whether or not someone feels comfortable, supported, and included in the workplace, other professional settings, and in life.

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ATHARV KOSHTI

Major: Computer Engineering

Membership & Scholarship Co-Chair

The Membership & Scholarship Committee recognizes chapter accomplishments.

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ELIZABETH WATSON

Major: Industrial-Organizational Psychology

 

Senior Social Co-Chair

The Senior Social Committee is responsible for bringing together the senior class and celebrate them for all their accomplishments throughout their academic careers

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GRIFFIN MCDONALD

Major: Finance

Membership & Scholarship Co-Chair

The Membership & Scholarship Committee recognizes chapter accomplishments.

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MICHAEL ROGERS

Major: Consumer Economics & Finance

 

Senior Social Co-Chair

The Senior Social Committee is responsible for bringing together the senior class and celebrate them for all their accomplishments throughout their academic careers

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GINA KAGEN

Major: Accountancy

Health and Wellness Chair

The Health & Wellness Committee promotes the overall mental and physical health of our members. 

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TARUN VELAMOOR

Major: Statistics & Economics

Fundraising Chair

The Fundraising Committee raises funds for the chapter through various, typically external, events. 

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NICOLA SETTERDAHL

Major: Finance

 

​Mentorship Chair

The Mentorship Committee facilitates mentorship programs to foster professional development for both current members through the Alumni Mentorship Program and Big Brother program. 

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JACK PROKOP

Major: Computer Engineering

 

Study Abroad Chair

The Study Abroad Committee includes all PGN members spending the semester abroad, and the chair helps to bridge communication between PGN members abroad and on-campus.         

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