OUR LEADERS

Alex Swanson
PRESIDENT

Major: Finance

Alex is from Naperville, IL where he attended Neuqua Valley High School. Alex joined the Delta Chi Chapter of Phi Gamma Nu his freshman year andhas been very active and held multiple leadership positions since then, including delta pledge class president, and social chair.

Alex is currently studying Finance in hopes of becoming a financial analyst or financial planner in the future. He enjoys spending time tradingstocks, working out, spending time with friends, and enjoying the outdoors.

"Phi Gamma Nu has been a life changer for me. Everyday I wake up and follow our three pillars, professionalism, social, and philanthropy. Phi Gamma Nu has helped me grow professionally and make connections and relationships with a wide variety of people. The brotherhood of Phi Gamma Nu is something that you can not find anywhere else and I cherish it each and everyday. Without a doubt Phi Gamma Nu is one of the best decisions I have ever made." -Alex Swanson

Colton is from Divernon, IL where he attended Auburn High School. He joined Phi Gamma Nu in the fall semester of his freshman year. He immediately became involved in the organization’s Campus Ambassador’s program and soon became the chair of the group.

Colton is currently studying Business Administration. He enjoys hanging out with friends, playing/watching sports, and working out at the rec.

“Phi Gamma Nu has really advanced me thoroughly both socially and professionally. The opportunities this business fraternity have given me are second-to-none. I’ll be able to carry the skills I have developed in this organization not only throughout my professional career but for the rest of my life. I would recommend Phi Gamma Nu to anyone interested in joining a professional business fraternity.” -Colton McDannald

Colton Mcdannald
VICE PRESIDENT of external affairs

Major: Business Administration

Allison Beckett
vice president of new membership

Major: Managerial Economics
Minor: Business Administration

Allison is from North Aurora, IL where she attended West Aurora High School. She joined the Delta Chi Chapter of Phi Gamma Nu as a Freshman and has held various positions since. She previously held positions on the Finance Committee, and was the assistant pledge mentor on the New Membership Committee, and is currently the VP of New Membership of the Delta Chi Chapter.

Allison is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Managerial Economics with a minor in business Administration, she also has her Cosmetology License. She hopes to become a small business owner of her own salon. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, finding new TV shows, and occasionally working out.

“I joined Phi Gamma Nu to help me grow more professionally, but through the last four semesters I have gained so much more than that. I have gained some of my best friends and connections I will be able to use in the future. I’ve also gained so much confidence in myself, joining Phi Gamma Nu has been the best decision I have made so far in my college career.” -Allison Beckett

Elise Blocki is from rural Princeton, Illinois where she attended Princeton High School. She is a sophomore at Illinois State University double majoring in International Business and Integrated Marketing Communications. She loves all things outdoors and runs her own photography business. She joined Phi Gamma Nu as a second semester freshman. She has been the Director of Professional Night of rush, Co-Chair of Special Events, and has helped out with event photography.

“I joined Phi Gamma Nu to grow and thrive as a professional. However, I have found that PGN has helped me grow immensely as a person. My communication, leadership, management, and organizational skills have flourished. Now it’s my turn to give back to Phi Gamma Nu because it has given so much to me.” -Elise Blocki

Elise Blocki
vice president of internal affairs

Major: International Business and Integrated Marketing Communications

Kyler Clark
vice president of communications

Major: Accounting

Kyler Clark is a sophomore at Illinois State University studying accounting. He is from Auburn, Illinois. During his free time he likes to cook, watch the news, and go to the Rec. Kyler joined Phi Gamma Nu during his first semester at Illinois State to both meet new people and to grow professionally. He is currently serving on the Exec Board as the Vice President of Communications.

“Coming to Illinois State University, after growing up in a town where you knew everyone was difficult. I joined Phi Gamma Nu with two of my friends from Auburn to become more professional, but to also meet new people. Phi Gamma Nu has done so much for me, but one of my favorite things it did was get me countless new people in my life that I can call brothers. That is why I decided to run for the exec board. I wanted to give something back to this great organization.” -Kyler Clark

Katie Moran is from Crystal Lake, IL where she went to Crystal Lake Central high school. Katie rushed fall semester of her freshman year. Since then she has been very involved as Capital Growth chair for two semesters and being involved on the philanthropy committee.

Katie is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting then furthering her degree by becoming a CPA. She wants to work at a public accounting firm in a big city. In her free time she likes to play basketball   and soccer, listen to music, and paint.

"Phi Gamma Nu has helped me grow professionally and socially. Not only has it allowed me to meet some of my best friends here at college, but it has given me the tools for furthering my knowledge of the business world. This brotherhood has inspired me to constantly work harder and push me to reach my full potential. Joining Phi Gamma Nu was the best decision I have made in college." -Katie Moran

Katie Moran
vice president of finance

Major: Accounting

Julia Walker
vice president of marketing

Major: Marketing -
integrated marketing communication sequence

Julia is from Crystal Lake, IL where she attended Marian Central Catholic High School. She joined PGN as a freshman. Julia has been involved as a historian, community service chair, marketing assistant chair, and now the Vice President of marketing. Julia enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as traveling.

"Joining Phi Gamma Nu my freshman year opened up so many doors for me right now from the beginning. Phi Gamma Nu has helped shape me into the successful person I am today. This fraternity has not only given me professional skills but also some of my best friends and we all support each other." -Julia Walker