Meet The Spring 2016 Zeta Iota Officers.
We work to become, not to acquire. – Elbert Hubbard
Timothy Mallon was installed as President on December 2nd, 2015. As President, Tim hopes to lead the Zeta Iota chapter to excellence by laying a sustainable foundation for future success. Living by the mantra “Don’t let your dreams be dreams,” Tim’s personal mission this semester is to actively challenge and assist his executive team to make the organization great.
Tim was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tim has a passion for teaching and helping others grow, so you will often find him tutoring other students and volunteering with organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and Junior Achievement. In his free time, Tim likes to read, practice yoga, and bake brownies for his students.
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Aida Rubio was installed as Reporter of the Zeta Iota Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi on December 2, 2015. As Reporter, Aida maintains all the records of the chapter and ensures Zeta Iota meets Superior Chapter Status.
Aida was born in South Lake Tahoe, California and was raised in Reno, Nevada. She will be graduating in December of 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Accounting, eligible to sit for the CPA. Aida plans to work in public accounting upon graduating. Her personal goals are to travel across the globe and learn a new language. Aida enjoys spending time with loved ones and crocheting.
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Aubri Haggard was installed as Treasurer of the Zeta Iota Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi on January 27, 2016 at the annual Spring Banquet. During her term as President, Aubri plans on creating a Strategic Plan for the academic school year. She also hopes that during her term as President the overall network of Beta Alpha Psi members will be strengthened through various activities. Aubri previously held the office of President and Vice President of Public Relations and decided to run for Treasurer after learning more about Beta Alpha Psi.
Aubri is a Reno native and is on track to graduate with her undergraduate in spring of 2016. However, she plans on staying at the University of Nevada to receive a Master of Business Administration to reach 150 credits to sit for the Certified Public Accounting Exams. In her free time, Aubri enjoys visiting her family, tennis, running, and relaxing with friends.
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Joel Medina was installed as Vice President of Professional Activities of the Zeta Iota Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi on December of 2015.
Joel was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and was raised in Mesquite, Nevada. He will be graduating in the spring of 2016 with the 150-credit requirement to sit for the CPA exam. Joel’s goals include working for a big four accounting firm where he will work towards becoming a senior partner. In his free time he enjoys playing soccer and keeping up with the professional soccer leagues around the world.
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Chris Kelly was installed as Vice President of Technology of the Zeta Iota Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi in December 2015. As Vice President of Technology, he is responsible for maintaining an up to date website and assist with electronic communication, along with keeping records and up to date requirements set forth by the national organization. He is also overseeing the redesign of the webpage.
Chris is originally from Washington State, and moved to Nevada to pursue his education. He completed his Associates of Science at Truckee Meadows Community College and began attending the University of Nevada, Reno in the fall of 2015. Chris plans to sit for the CPA after graduation in the spring of 2017 and his goal is to find a career here in Reno. In his free time, Chris enjoys reading, hiking, mountain climbing, and riding his bicycle.
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Shea O’Gara was installed as Vice President of Professional Events on April 30,2015. As Vice President of Professional Events, his responsibility is to coordinate all social and professional events for the chapter. These events include: Meet the Firms, and Spring Banquet. Shea plans to elevate participation, and encourage a professional culture in the Zeta Iota chapter.
Shea was born and raised in Reno, Nevada and is going to graduate with a bachelors degree in Accounting and earn his CPA. Being in the top 7% of his class, he plans to attend law school after graduation. Shea enjoys golfing, spending time with his family, and boating on Lake Tahoe.
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As the Community Service Vice President, Kevin is responsible for organizing and implementing community service events to help the chapter give back to the community. He is also responsible for maintaining records of these hours for the chapter.
Kevin Passow was born in Lewistown, Montana, a small town of 5,000 people. He moved to Reno when he was 11 and has enjoyed the city life in his time here. He is graduating in May 2016 with a Bachelors in Accounting with 150 credits to sit for the CPA exam. He is still undecided about what he wants to do after graduation and is happily engaged to his high school sweetheart of 7 years. In his free time, he enjoys sitting down with a good book and relaxing with his loved ones.
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Miikkalin Wickman was recently elected as Vice President of Public Relations for Beta Alpha Psi – Zeta Iota Chapter at the University of Nevada, Reno. As Vice President of Public Relations, Miikkalin promotes the activities, fundraisers and events of Beta Alpha Psi. Her responsibilities are to spread the organization’s mission and goals into the student as well as professional communities. This is accomplished through the management of multiple social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn). Other responsibilities also include assisting other officers with planning and events.
Miikkalin is from Frisco, Colorado. She plans to graduate from Nevada in May of 2017 with a degree in Accounting (150 credit hours) and Criminal Justice, and a minor in Spanish. Upon graduation, Miikkalin intends to earn a CPA license, and explore forensic accounting in the long term. In her free time, Miikkalin enjoys running, cross-country skiing, figure skating and spending time with friends and family.
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Allyson Lincoln was installed as Vice President of Membership of the Zeta Iota Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi at the end of fall of 2015. As Vice President of Membership, she is responsible for assisting the chapter in recruiting and retaining high level students through meeting the qualifications of membership and supporting the development of community amongst members.
Allyson was born and raised in the small town of Windsor, CA. She began her collegiate career at the University of Nevada, Reno in August of 2013 and is expected to graduate in May of 2017. Allyson then wishes to stay in Reno and attain her master’s in accountancy and prepare to sit for the CPA exam. Beyond that, she hopes to find a career in public accounting. Allyson enjoys playing volleyball, snowboarding, and spending time in the sun back home at Lake Sonoma.
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Payton Thomas was installed as Vice President of Social Activities of the Zeta Iota chapter of Beta Alpha Psi on December 2, 2015. As Vice President of Social Activities her responsibilities include promoting the growth of social and professional relationships by providing activities and events for the members.
Payton was born and raised in Pleasanton, California. She will be graduating in May of 2016 with a Bachelors in Accounting, and will be eligible to sit for the Certified Public Accounting Exams. In her free time she enjoys playing with her dog Coco, and making homemade cards and other crafts.
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