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Executive Council

President: Alyssa Yocom

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Alyssa is a junior pursuing a double major in Finance and Economics. Summertime is her favorite season because she loves warm weather, running, and hiking. In addition to serving on Business Student Council, Alyssa is involved in other clubs on campus such as Honors Ambassadors and Business Peer Mentors. She is looking forward to further developing the overall level of professionalism within the College of Business through her role in BSC.

Vice President: Bryan Leard

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Bryan is a senior majoring in Finance and Economics Outside of the business student council, he is currently involved in the ASUN Programming department, the Financial Planning Association, and is a brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon. As a member of BSC, he wants to maximize professional development opportunities for students to better prepare them for life after college. He enjoys living an active healthy lifestyle and making memories with his friends.

Secretary: Ronald "Andrew" Hill

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Andrew is a senior studying Management. A transplant from California, he's involved in the MHRA as well as the Business Student Council. He's a home-brewer, a "dad" to two Labrador Retrievers, and splits his spare time between making wine for a local commercial label and managing human resources for a family business. He hopes someday to sleep past 6:00 a.m.

Treasurer: Luke Bittar

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Luke is currently a sophomore in the College of Business hoping to declare a double major in Finance and Economics. He plans to pursue his JD/MBA after he receives his undergraduate degree. Being a lawyer has always been his dream. He wishes to develop new personal and professional relationships, by learning anything he can from the Business Student Council and his peers. In his free time, he enjoys reading, playing basketball, and spending time with family.

Marketing Chair: Erica Bickel

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Erica Bickel is a junior at the University of Nevada studying Marketing. Erica is currently apart of student government, ASUN, where she serves as a programmer focusing on Unity and Diversity initiatives. She is also involved in Student Ambassadors and Business Peer Mentors. Her future goals include working in sports marketing or public relations for a local organization.

Membership Co-Chair: Sarah Dusenbury

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Sarah is a senior at the University pursuing an Accounting degree. Currently, she is an active member of the Kappa Alpha Theta- Beta Mu chapter and she works for the Sierra Nevada Corporation as an Accounting Intern. After her undergraduate degree, she plans on staying at UNR and getting her Master's in either Business Administration or Accounting. In her free time, Sarah enjoys hanging out with friends, skiing, playing volleyball, and playing soccer.

Membership Co-Chair: Giana Saletta

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Giana is a sophomore pursuing a double major in Finance and Economics. In addition to serving on the Business Student Council she is an active member of the Sigma Kappa- Kappa Xi chapter on campus. After her undergraduate degree she plans on attending law school. Her goal as a member of the Business Student Council is to help set students up for success in their future by educating them on the professional development opportunities and programs the college has to offer.

External Relations: Steven Lee

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Steven is on his fourth year majoring in Economics and Information Systems with a minor in Spanish. He is the president of the Nevada Outdoors club, and in his free time, enjoys hiking, camping, traveling and reading. In the future, he hopes to eventually work for the Federal Reserve.

Advisor: Jim McClenahan

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Jim McClenahan serves as the Director of Corporate Relations and Outreach for the College of Business.  In this position, he is responsible for connecting graduate students to the business community through events, internships and providing contacts for career opportunities.  He is also responsible for recruitment of new graduate students and administering the Corporate Partners program at the College of Business.  Jim administers the Nevada Global Business Program, which is designed to give graduate and undergraduate students short, experiential, international course experience.

In the community, he serves as the Chairman of the Board for The Chamber (the merged Northern Nevada and Reno Sparks Chamber).  He serves on the boards of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) and previously Western Industrial Nevada (WIN).

Council Members

Alex Kemble

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Alex is a junior pursing a double major In Finance and International Business with a minor in Chinese Studies. He is President of the International Business Club and a member of Alpha Kappa Psi. His goal is to work in the tech industry after graduation. In his free time, Alex enjoys skiing, hiking and working with technology. 

Branden Harris

Branden Harris

Branden Harris is a senior majoring in accounting. His goals for the council are to promote The College of Business to all his fellow business students and get them active in The College. In his free time he loves mountain biking, wake boarding, off-roading, hunting, rock climbing, and anything outside in the summer.

Courtney McKimmey

Courtney McKimmey

Courtney McKimmey is currently a senior at the University and is pursuing a dual degree in Economics and International Affairs. Courtney is also a member of the entrepreneurship club, economics club, and serves as president for the Nevada Students for Hillary club. In her free time, she enjoys backpacking through the Sierras and listening to podcasts as she walks to class. As a member of the Business Student Council, Courtney aspires to ensure all graduates from The College of Business are well equipped to be successful in their chosen career path.

Deon Daswell

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Deon is a junior at the University and plans to declare a major in Management. He graduated from Sierra Vista High School in Las Vegas, NV and now takes pride in being a first generation college student. He is currently the Treasurer for the Peer Mentors program for the College of Business and is also a member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. He loves to give back to the community and works to inspire people to do the same. He is ambitious and has aspirations of eventually owning his own business or just simply become as successful as he can be.

Itati Tapia-Chavez


Itati Tapia is a senior pursuing a degree in Economics. She is involved in multiple organizations on campus including Delta Sigma Pi, Kappa Alpha Theta, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma, and The College of Business Peer Mentors. Her goal for the Business Student Council is to promote professional development for the constituents of The College of Business. In her free time she likes to spend time with her friends and family, crafting, and attending corgi beach day.

Jared Desamero

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Jared is a junior in the Honors Program majoring in Economics and Finance. He is heavily involved on campus as an Academic Mentor for the Nevada Living Learning Community, an ASUN Club Commissioner for the Arts, Business, and Education coalition, a Chief Financial Officer for Enactus, a member of Future Business Leaders of America - Phi Beta Lambda, and a member of Business Student Council. After graduation, he hopes to become a business consultant or financial analyst for a well-known company. His goal for the Business Student Council is to increase the amount of internships and professional opportunities available to business students and to develop a stronger connection with the business clubs and organizations on campus through Business Student Council.

Javier Hernandez

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Javier is a sophomore at the University of Nevada who plans to declare a major in Accounting. As a member of the council, he hopes to promote all the opportunities  the College of Business has to offer to fellow peers. Equally important to him is to try and elevate the national perception of the college. In his free time he likes to spend time with friends, play lacrosse, and read.

Jeremy De Los Angeles

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Jeremy is a junior at the University pursuing a degree in Information Systems with a minor in Cybersecurity. Outside of Business Student Council, he has served as the President of the Nevada Taekwondo Club and is currently the Vice President of Marketing for Alpha Kappa Psi. In his free time he is an avid tech enthusiast and a martial artist. As a member of the council, he hopes to get more business students connected with companies in the Reno area by making students more aware of the various internship opportunities that are offered.

Melissa Perez-Rios

Melissa Perez Rios

Melissa is a senior at the University majoring in Marketing. She is a first generation college student hoping to one day work for a Fortune 500 company as a marketing manager and analyst. Her goals within the council are to promote the involvement of new and incoming students throughout the university by encouraging participation among freshmen and letting other students know what events are going on. Melissa enjoys art, scented waxes, and listening to scary movies.


Nathan Ginn

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Nathan is a senior at the University of Nevada pursuing a major in Accounting. Aside from Business Student Council, Nathan also holds membership in the Nevada Student Ambassadors, Business Peer Mentors, Walt Disney's Creative Development Association and Beta Alpha Psi. In his college experience, Nathan has participated in the Disney College Program and aspires to pursue a career with the Walt Disney Company after graduation. In his free time he enjoys listening to music, being outdoors and spending time with friends.

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