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MEET OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD

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ALICE TEIXEIRA

President

Major: Civil & Environmental Engineering 

Minors: HOEFT T&M

Alice is a member of the Fall 2020 new member class. She previously chaired the Public Relations and Corporate Relations Committees in Fall 2021 and 2022 respectively. Outside of her involvements in Phi Gamma Nu, Alice is the Vice President of Recruitment for the Illinois Consulting Academy, and previously a member of OTCR Consulting and chair of committees within Society of Women Engineers. This previous summer, Alice interned at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Start Consulting Intern and at Bain & Company as a BEL intern. This following summer, she will be returning to PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Management Consulting Intern. In her free time, Alice enjoys traveling, boxing and going to concerts.

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GABI BERNAL 

Internal Vice President

Major: Accountancy & Finance

Gabi is a member of the Spring 2022 new member class and has previously served as the Fall 2022 Assistant Vice President of Membership. Outside of PGN, she is involved Gies' Women in Finance Academy as the Vice President of Communications. In Summer 2022, Gabi worked as an embark intern at KPMG a consulting firm in Chicago and is looking forward to returning to KPMG's advisory practice this upcoming summer.  In her free time, Gabi loves to drink chai tea lattes, going to concerts  and cooking. 

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BROOKE LAFFERTY 

External Vice President

Major: Information Sciences 

Minor: Business 

Brooke is a member of the Fall 2021 new member class and has previously served as the Fundraising Chair. Outside of Phi Gamma Nu, Brooke is involved with SCNO, ICA, and a social sorority. This past summer, she was business analyst intern for the Illinois Housing Development Authority. This upcoming summer, Brooke will be working at PwC as a technology consulting intern in their Digital and Cloud Practice in Chicago. In her free time, she loves doing yoga, running and trying new coffee recipes.

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MICHAEL ROGERS

Vice President of Membership

Major: Consumer Economics & Finance

Assistants: Ella Brend & Jeremy Santiago

Michael is a member of the Fall 2021 new member class and has previously served as the Assistant Vice President of Membership and  Dad's Day Chair. Outside of PGN, Michael was the Athletics Chair for his social fraternity. Last summer, Michael worked as a sales intern at Gallagher. This summer, he will be interning for KPMG under their Business Development division in Orlando. In his free time, Michael likes cook fun foods, go on long walks on the beach and play football.

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TEMI ODUWOLE

Vice President of Finance

Major: Accountancy

Assistant: Avery Hutchison 

Temi is a member of the Spring 2022 new member class and has previously served in the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee. Outside of her involvement in Phi Gamma Nu, she is the President of Black Business Network. She is also a management leader for Tomorrow Fellow. Last summer she worked at Deloitte as discovery audit and assurance intern. This upcoming summer, she will intern as an investment banking analyst at William Blair. Some of Temi's interest include going to movies, concerts, fashion and philanthropy. 

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LINDSEY GARCIA

Vice President of Communications

Major: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

Minors: Healthcare Administration & Psychology 

Assistant: Vanessa Ivanov

Lindsey is a member of the Fall 2021 new member class. She has previously served as the Assistant Vice President of Communications and as a member of the Philanthropy Committee. Outside of her commitment with Phi Gamma Nu, Lindsey is the "Make The Magic" Fundraising Chair for Camp Kesem. Last summer, she worked as a medical scribe at Advanced Pediatrics and a camp counselor at Camp Kesem. This summer she will be interning at Aunt Martha's Health and Wellness in Chicago. In her free time, Lindsey enjoys reading, going on walks and shopping.

EXTERNAL COMMITTEE CHAIRS

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ELIZABETH WATSON

Major: Inudstrial-Organizational Psychology

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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OLA DABKOWSKI

Major: Accountancy & Information Systems

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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NICOLE SZCZESNY

Major: Accountancy & 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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TIATIA ALUKA

Major: Finance

External Affairs Chair

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

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ANDY PEKAR

Major: Accountancy

Philanthropy Chair 

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

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MANAS GANDHI

Major: Computer Engineering

Professionalism Co-Chair

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

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NEIL SHAH

Major: Finance

Professionalism Co-Chair

The Professionalism Committee plans and develops internal professionalism events such as resume critiques, guest speakers, panels, mock interviews, etiquette dinner, and any new ideas you have!

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MELANIE MEIER

Major: Marketing

Mr. Business Chair

The Mr. Business committee organizes and executes PGN's annual fall philanthropy event that supports the local Boys and Girls Club in the Champaign-Urbana community. The event consists of a pageant show format where contestants are able to showcase their skills and talents!

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ANNIE VIANCOURT

Major: Accountancy & Finance

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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HAILEY GRUBICH

Major: Civil & Environmental Engineering

Social Chair

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

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ANDREW CHIENG

Major: Materials Science and Engineering

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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DANNY CIECKO

Major: Industrial Engineering

Dad's Day Chair

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

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ELIZABETH GALLA

Major: Finance & Strategic Business Development & Entrepreneurship

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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MARK MENEZES

Major: Actuarial Science

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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ANISH MAKKAPATI

Major: Finance & Information Systems

Merchandising Co-Chair

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

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MADDY KIM

Major: Marketing & Information Systems

Merchandising Co-Chair

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

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MICHAEL ADLER

Major: Accountancy & Finance

Membership & Scholarship Chair

The Membership & Scholarship Committee recognizes chapter accomplishments.

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ZOE DELIS

Major: Accountancy & Finance

 

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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JULIA BLOCKINGER

Major: Advertising 

Health and Wellness Chair

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

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ALEX ZELCER

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ADAM SCHOENRADE

Major: Accountancy & Information Systems

 

​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. 

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Fundraising Chair

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

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ROHAN SHARAN

Major: Accountancy & Finance

 

Study Abroad Committee

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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