Gies Scholar Executive Board

Meet the Spring 2022 Gies Scholar Executive Board! The student board assists with planning programming and providing student input. Elections to fill vacant positions on the student board are held each semester.

Nina Mitchell

President

Sophomore

DeKalb, IL

Majors: Management

Minor: Political Science and African American Studies

Involvement: Phi Gamma Nu Professional Business Fraternity, Dean’s Student Advisory Board, SCNO, UI Pre-Law Club, Pre-Law Honors Society, National Association of Black Accountants, UChange Mentor, Business International Exchange Network

Minji Choi

Communications Chair

Sophomore

Champaign, IL

Majors: Marketing

Minor: Legal Studies

Involvement: UI Pre-Law Club, C-U Impact, ActGreen

Aditi Kumar

Professional Development Chair

Junior

Carbondale, IL

Majors: Accountancy & Information Systems

Minor: Hoeft Techology and Management

Involvement: Illini Bhangra, MannMutki, International Exchange Network, OTCR, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity

Maddy Whirledge

Mentorship Chair

Junior

Naperville, IL

Majors: Accountancy & Finance

Involvement: Phi Chi Theta Professional Business Fraternity, Investment Banking Academy, Prime Mergers & Acquisitions, Margolis Market Information Lab, Illini Dancesport

Nick Alahi

Events Chair

Sophomore

Peoria, IL

Major: Accountancy

Minor: Psychology

Involvement: Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, SCNO, Illinois Music Business Club, Illini Fighting Hunger

Matt Splitstone

Alumni Chair

Sophomore

Elmhurst, IL

Major: Finance

Minor: Spanish

Involvement: Illinois Enactus, Illinois Student Alumni Ambassadors, Illinois Consulting Academy, Gies Council of Presidents, Stamps Scholars Program, Mi Pueblo Spanish-Speaking Organization, Gies Ambassadors, St. John’s Catholic Newman Center Student Professional

Kayt Raquel

Class of 2022 Representative

Alumni Chair

Senior

Naperville, IL

Major: Marketing

Minor: French

Involvement: Kappa Alpha Theta, Phi Chi Theta Professional Business Fraternity, Student Alumni Ambassadors, Illinois Sports Business Conference, Asian American Cultural Center Committee

Kiara Lenhardt

Class of 2023 Representative

Junior

Barrington, IL

Major: Accountancy and Global Studies

Involvement: Investment Banking Academy, Business Council, OTCR, Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority

Maya Acevedo

Class of 2024 Representative

Sophomore

West Dundee, IL

Major: Marking & Information Systems

Involvement: OTCR, Gies Ambassadors

Liam Connelly

Class of 2025 Representative

Freshman

Chicago, IL

Major: Business Undeclared

Involvement: Investment Portfolio Organization, Golder Freshman Initiative