THE 2020 - 2021 EXECUTIVE BOARD

Peyton Elmore

President

President's Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the Executive Board

  • Strategically plans for the future of BAP

  • Acts as a liason between Beta Alpha Psi and the USC Accounting Department

About Peyton: Peyton graduated from U of SC with a triple major in accounting, finance, and marketing. She is currently in U of SC's MACC program on the taxation track.  

Peyton's favorite accounting class: Accounting 403 (Tax)

Peyton chose accounting because...  I was oddly passionate about financial accounting and I had wonderful professors that encouraged me to pursue a career in it.  It is really the only major that clicked with me and helped me understand business as a whole.

Peyton's favorite thing about BAP: The network of both professionals and peers it provides and the professional skill set it helps develop!

When she's not doing accounting, Peyton loves: hiking, cooking, traveling, cleaning, exercising, spending time with family and friends, really anything to keep busy!

Contact: pelmore@email.sc.edu

Vice President's Responsibilities:

  • Organizes Beta Alpha Psi Meetings

  • Maintains relations with accounting firms

  • Coordinates accounting professional's attendance at events

 

Brendon Beach

Vice President

About Brendon: Brendon graduated from U of SC with a major in accounting and is currently in U of SC MACC program. 

Brendon's favorite accounting class: Accounting 405  

Brendon chose accounting because... it is the language of business and is a solid foundation for growth.

Brendon's favorite thing about BAP: The opportunities to network with firms and great people I otherwise may never have met!

When he's not doing accounting, Brendon loves... to hike new trails and read books.

contact: BPBeach@email.sc.edu

Treasurer's Responsibilities:

  • Provides financial oversight and reporting

  • Prepares budgets and reconciles financials

  • Oversees the Tutoring Committee 

 

Sophia Gerstenberger

Treasurer

About Sophia: Sophia graduated from U of SC with a major in accounting and Human resources. She is currently in U of SC's MACC program on the BMA track.

Sophia's favorite accounting class: Accounting 404 - Information Systems.

Sophia chose accounting because... I like the order and balance of accounting and it's a field that provides endless different career opportunities.

Sophia's favorite thing about BAP: the amazing people I get to lead with and the networking opportunities with other students and professionals!

When she's not doing accounting, Sophia loves... baking, camping, exercising, cooking, or watching Netflix.

Contact: sophialg@email.sc.edu

Hannah Smith

Director of Social

Director of Social's Responsibilities:

  • Organizes Social, Networking, and Community Service Opportunities

 

About Hannah: Hannah graduated from U of SC with a major in accounting and is currently in U of SC's MACC Program on the BMA track.

Hannah's favorite accounting class: Accounting 501 - Financial 3 (specifically with Dr. Lipe)   

Hannah chose accounting because... I took my first accounting course my freshman year in high school and the rest was history! It's a satisfying job.

Hannah's favorite thing about BAP: The opportunities!!! There is no way I'd be as comfortable with secure plans after graduation without BAP!

When she's not doing accounting, Hannah loves... watching movies and trying new foods - especially desserts!

Contact: hesmith@email.sc.edu

Victoria Jalali

Reporter

Recorder's Responsibilities:

  • Ensures Chapter compliance with National requirements

  • Reports activities to Nationals

  • Manages the website and social media

About Victoria: Victoria graduated from U of SC with a major in accounting and is currently in U of SC's MACC Program on the taxation track.

Victoria's favorite accounting class: Accounting 403 (Tax)

Victoria chose accounting because...  I love numbers and hope to help people and businesses properly fulfill their tax obligations.

Victoria's favorite thing about BAP: the people I have met in this organization!

When she's not doing accounting, Victoria loves: knitting, watching Netflix, and sleeping!

Contact: vjalali@email.sc.edu

Wes Brown

Secretary

Secretary's Responsibilities:​​

  • Manages and tracks membership

  • Sends out emails with chapter updates

  • Keeps board minutes

About Wes: Wes is a senior accounting major in the Accelerated MAAC Program at USC on the taxation track 

Wes's favorite accounting class: Accounting 401 (Financial Accounting)

Wes chose accounting because...he loves the structure and organization of accounting and it matches his personality

Wes's favorite thing about BAP: the opportunities it has provided for him and his career

When he's not doing accounting, Wes loves: listening to Katy Perry music of course! Or watching movies that he has seen hundreds of times

Contact: whbrown@email.sc.edu

THE 2020 - 2021 COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Duties: Analyzes the trends that our chapter is exhibiting and keeps members informed about current accounting topics through analytics workshops and industry podcasts

Fun Fact: Abby loves working with her college ministry, running, and GAMECOCK FOOTBALL!!

Contact: abbarker@email.sc.edu

Abby Barker
IT Innovation
Abbey Hudson

IT Innovation Co-chair

Duties: Analyzes the trends that our chapter is exhibiting and keeps members informed about current accounting topics through analytics workshops and industry podcasts

Fun Fact: Abbey's favorite ice cream flavor is coffee even though she rarely drinks actual coffee!

 

Contact: aghudson@email.sc.edu

Duties: ensures proper etiquette and courtesy with external relationships

Fun Fact: Amanda enjoys playing golf, baking and spending time with friends and family

Contact: schickla@email.sc.edu

Amanda Schickler

Courtesy Chair

Jennifer Brewer
Community Service Chair

Duties: organizes community service events for members and tracks participation

 

Fun Fact: I ride horses!

Contact: jabrewer@email.sc.edu

Kristen Boatwright

Tutoring Chair

Duties: coordinates tutoring sessions and tracks participation​

 

Fun Fact: I am a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do

 

Contact: boatwrk@email.sc.edu

Hunter Strickland

Alumni Relations Chair

Duties: Maintain relations with U of SC BAP alumni

 

Fun Fact: I was in Cuba when the pandemic started

 

Contact: hss1@email.sc.edu