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Executive Council

President: Kelsey Hannah

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Kelsey is a Senior majoring in Management. She wishes to pursue a Human Resources career in the Sports Industry. She is a current Senator for the College of Business and is involved in a pan-hellenic sorority on campus. She would like to get students in the college more involved and increase awareness of all the college has to offer. She is from Las Vegas, Nevada and loves to go out with friends in her free time. 

Vice President: Branden Harris

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Branden Harris is a junior 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.

Secretary: Alyssa Yocom

Alyssa Yocom

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.

Treasurer: Abhay Sharma

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Abhay is a junior at the University and is pursuing a dual major in Accounting and Finance. He has served as one of the ASUN Senators for the College of Business and also the Recorder for the Business Student Council. Other than that he is a brother of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter, and a member of DOSA (Diverse Organization of South Asia). His goal is to promote professionalism to all the students through several workshops throughout the year. In his free time he likes to read and go out to have fun.

Marketing Chair: Melissa Perez Rios

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Melissa is a junior 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, selling scented waxes, and listening to scary movies.

Membership Co-Chair: Luke Tanaka

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Luke is a senior at the University majoring in Accounting with a minor in Computer Science. He is involved with many organizations such as Circle K International and Phi Kappa Phi. He looks forward to graduating and starting his career with PwC. In his free time, Luke enjoys hiking, cycling, and looking for new adventures and experiences. 

Membership Co-Chair: Miwako Schlageter

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Miwako is a senior who is majoring in International Business, and Marketing with a minor is Japanese Studies. She is involved with many clubs such as Circle K International, Business Peer Mentors and in also a Honors Ambassador. One very interesting fact about her is that English is her native language but she learned how to read and write Japanese first.

External Relations: Mariel Tabeta

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Mariel is currently a senior pursing a Marketing degree. Her plan for the future is to eventually obtain a MBA and work for an entertainment marketing company or as the HR Recruiter in a company. Her goal for the college is to promote professionalism and create beneficial events for The College of Business students. She is affiliated with ASUN and also an alumnae of Kappa Alpha Theta and Nevada Cheer.

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 sophomore 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. 

Alix Collaro

Alix Collaro

Alix Collaro is a senior at the university majoring in Marketing. She is currently a part of the Disney College Program, furthering her education in Disney World in California. 

Brandon Boone

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Brandon is currently a junior in the College of Business pursuing a dual major in Finance and Information Systems, and he is also a member of the Honors Program. He is currently seeing out his term as an ASUN Senator representing the College of Business where he also serves as the Chair of the Committee on Civic Engagement. Brandon is the Treasurer of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated and a member of Blue Key Honor Society. His goal as a member of the Business Student Council is to make students proud to be a member of the Wolfpack family by getting them engaged with everything our school has to offer.

Bryan Leard

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Bryan is a junior 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.

Deon Daswell

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Deon is a sophomore 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.

Drake Sacenti

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Drake is a senior at the University and is pursuing a dual major in Finance and Accounting. Drake is currently the ASUN Director of Blue Crew. He has previously served as a Traditions Coordinator and the Director of Programming for ASUN. Drake is a brother of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, where he is President. In the college, Drake hopes to improve Business Week and to promote the College of Business to current and incoming students.

Erica Bickel

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Erica Bickel is a sophomore 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.

Maria Martinez

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Maria graduated from Beatty High School in 2011.  She is currently a senior majoring in Marketing with a minor in Communication.  Her main goal is to one day achieve an executive position with a company that she loves and is passionate about.  Maria is a past President of the Business Student Council and a member of the Peer Mentors Program.  She enjoys being active, watching good movies, and spending time with her friends.

Megan Filbin

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Megan is a junior who is duel majoring in Economics and Marketing. She is involved in multiple organizations on campus including the American Marketing Association, Circle K International, and the Beta Mu chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta. In her free time, Megan enjoys spending time with her friends and family as well as obsessing over her planner.  Her goal inside of the Business Student Council is to continue to promote the College of Business and all of the services it has to offer in order to create greater awareness among the incoming and current students

Nathan Ginn

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Nathan is a junior at the University of Nevada pursuing a double major in Marketing and Management, with a minor 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 Alpha Kappa 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.

Ryan Lipparelli

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Ryan Lipparelli is a junior, born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is studying Finance and Political Science. He is a life-enthusiast, a foodie, a music zealot, and an enormous sports-lover. Throughout life, thus far, he has consistently taken pride in his health, academics, personal and professional relationships. He wishes to continue doing so, by learning anything he can from the Business Student Council, as well as his fellow Wolf Pack.

Sarah Dusenbury

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Sarah is a junior 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.

Steven Lee

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Steven is on his third 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.

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