Meet the Executive Board

Here at AIS Illinois we strive to put the most experienced and qualified members on our executive board in order to ensure the best possible training for you as a future or current member. Our executive board consists of members in both the Gies College of Business & elsewhere. The leadership team is here for any member or student at Illinois as a resource for those interested in learning about technology or having a career in technology. So, if you're interested in either please do not hesitate to reach out to us at if you have any questions.

President | Sushmetha Venkata Subramanian

Sushmetha (Sush) Venkata Subramanian is a Sophomore studying Finance and Statistics with a minors in Computational Science and Engineering as well as Econometrics. She was born in Chennai, India and moved a lot as a kid, but mainly resided in Buffalo Grove, IL. Besides AIS, Sush is involved in the Phi Chi Theta Professional Business Fraternity, Founders- Illinois Entrepreneurs, and OTCR Consulting. This summer she will be in Houston, Texas as an Upstream Finance intern. In her free time, she loves to watch reruns of Friends episodes and listen to podcasts. 

Vice President of Professional Development | Merlin Eck

Merlin is a Senior from Germany majoring in Finance. Merlin will be serving as the VP of Professional Development for AIS this year, where he will guide students through mock interviews, recruiter networking, and resume writing. Through technology lessons at AIS, Merlin started working with tableau and creates data visualizations in his free time he also enjoys coaching, playing soccer and rooting for the German National Team.

Vice President of Finance | Celine Tsai

Celine Tsai is a junior double majoring in Information Systems and Information Technology and General Management with a minor in Informatics. Celine is a site consultant for the university's technology services. If you ever see her in any computer lab, don't be afraid to approach her. In her free time, she likes to browse around on YouTube and Netflix. 

Vice President of Communications | Nate Kasner

Nate Kasner is a freshman currently in the division of general studies. He was born and raised in Schaumburg, Illinois. This past summer, he interned with B&B Technology Services and was delegated to carry out technical consultation support for company clients. In his free time, Nate enjoys watching football and watching movies.

Vice President of Marketing | Hannah Bader

Hannah is a senior double majoring in ISIT and business process management. This past summer, she interned at Datassential on their big data team and is continuing to intern with them during the school year. On campus, she is also involved with Illini Hillel. She is passionate about environmental sustainability and is a big proponent of breakfast for dinner. 

Vice President of Technology | John Kloss

I’m a sophomore pursuing a dual degree in accounting and information systems. Besides AIS I’m also involved in an organization called called Illini Fighting Hunger which works to solve the issue of food insecurity in our community and am a member of the Theta Xi fraternity. In my free time I enjoy watching movies or hanging out with friends

Vice President of Technology | Holiday Tang

Holiday Tang is a Senior studying Psychology and Statistics. Fascinated by the marriage of probabilistic computing and neuroscience, Holiday is going to pursue a career in computational neuroscience.