Meet Our Executive Team


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Hayden Becker

Year/Class: Spring 2017; Nu Class

Hometown: Plano, TX

Experience: Accounting Intern - Beckley CPA Summer Audit Associate - Cornwell Jackson CPA Incoming Spring Audit Associate - KPMG

Bio:

As the current chapter president, Hayden has the responsibility of overseeing all chapter committees, running chapter meetings, and working with the National Chapter to ensure the Mu Rho chapter operates at its greatest potential. He previously served as Secretary of the chapter and upon graduation will sit for his CPA after interning with KPMG next spring. Outside of school, Hayden enjoys staying up to date on current events, traveling to experience culture in different areas of the globe and watching sports.

“Don’t worry about others’ success, only measure your own growth”

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Liz Wood

Year/Class: Fall 2016; Mu Class

Hometown: Talco, TX

Experience:

Accounting Summer Intern – Interstate Batteries
Account Reconciliation Intern – University of Texas at Dallas Central Business Office
Internal Audit Summer Intern – Ecobat Battery Technologies
Incoming Spring Audit Associate – KPMG

Bio:

As Executive Vice President, Liz is responsible for managing chair and committee positions as well as handling fraternity documents. She pledged in the Mu class of the Mu Rho chapter in the Fall of 2016 and previously served as Professional Chair. Following completion of her degree, Liz plans to begin a career at KPMG as an Audit Associate in the Dallas office with her CPA certification. Outside of school and work, Liz enjoys singing, traveling, and giving belly rubs to her dog, Pepper.

“The best way to learn is by asking questions – everyone is Alpha Kappa Psi is always here to help and, trust me, we probably wondered the same thing when we were freshmen!”

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Faisal Qureshi

Year/Class: Fall 2017; Xi

Hometown: Southlake, TX

Experience:

Bank Teller – BBVA Compass
Senior Branch Associate – BBVA Compass

Bio:

As Vice President of Public Relations, Faisal’s duties include managing the alumni database, coordinating alumni events, and fostering relationships with alumni that enable the chapter and alumni to be a part of a close-knit professional network. Upon graduation, Faisal will receive a degree in Finance and currently works at BBVA Compass where he analyzes consumer credit and assists in the underwriting process. Faisal pledged in fall 2017 with the Xi Class. Some of his hobbies and interests include: working out, food, and cars.

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your absolute best today”

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Cordette Gillis

Year/Class: Fall 2017; Xi Class

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Experience:

Account Reconciliation Intern – University of Texas at Dallas Central Business Office

Bio:

As Master of Rituals, Cordette heads the organization and execution of the four rituals that take place over the course of each pledging process after a semester serving as the Service Chair. After graduation she plans to pursue a career in financial planning. In her spare time, Cordette enjoys spending time outdoors, volunteering, and watching documentaries.

“Use all your resources - nobody expects perfection from you but we do expect your best effort. When you put your all into your work it definitely shows”

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Benjamin Baker

Year/Class: Spring 2016; Lambda Class

Hometown: Houston, TX

Experience:

Lead Data Entry Specialist – UT Dallas Living Learning Communities
Incoming Spring Income Tax Intern – MCG

Bio:

As Chief of Compliance, Benjamin ensures that the chapter operates in accordance to the National Fraternity Constitution and within the confines of local Chapter Bylaws and campus policies. Benjamin has served on the Executive Board previously as Vice President of Operations, Master of Rituals, as well as President. Benjamin will continue to earn his Master’s degree and CPA certification once completing his undergraduate career. In what free time he has, Benjamin enjoys listening to musicals and practicing Acro Yoga, a student organization of which he is the Founder and President.

“Take too much time, and time will take you.”

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Grayson Minger

Year/Class: Fall 2017; Xi

Hometown: Midlothian, TX

Experience:

Fall Financial Analyst – Bankers Life
Business Development Representative – Inscio
Summer Asset Management Analyst – Fidelity

Bio:

As Vice President of Operation, Grayson is responsible for keeping accurate records for every brother in the Mu Rho chapter as well as being aware of dates and times of upcoming events and activities. Following the completion of his degree he hopes to work in the financial services industry. Grayson enjoys collecting vinyl, attending car shows, and meeting new people

“A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there. Don’t be afraid to try new things and surprise yourself”

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Vihan Saraf

Year/Class: Spring 2016; Lambda Class

Hometown: Round Rock, TX

Experiences:

Credit Risk Summer Analyst - Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation
M&A Summer Analyst - The Vant Group
Investment Banking Fall Analyst - Transitus Capital
Private Equity Spring Analyst - Valesco Industries
Investment Summer Analyst - Prudential Capital Group

Bio:

As Vice President of Membership, Vihan’s duties include formulation of recruitment strategies each semester, execution of rush week, and management of the pledge process. He pledged Alpha Kappa Psi in Spring 2016 and previously served on the Judicial Board. Vihan is a huge fan of travel and has visited more than 25 nations from East Asia to Western Europe. He also enjoys reading and telling anyone who will listen why France is the best country in the world.

“You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets – step out of your comfort zone and come give us a chance”

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Yannis Shafi

Year/Class: Spring 2016; Lambda Class

Hometown: Southlake, TX

Experience:

Tax Accounting Intern - Griffith & Company CPA
PC Audit Intern - GM Financial
Incoming Spring Audit Associate - KPMG

Bio:

As Vice President of Public Relations, Yannis manages all the marketing material throughout the course of the semester, designing and printing out flyers, and managing the social media. In addition to this, Yannis continuously seeks out new and innovative ideas to make Alpha Kappa Psi the premier student organization at JSOM. Yannis plans to pursue his spring internship with KPMG and sit for his CPA certification upon graduation. Outside of school, Yannis is an avid sports fan, world traveler, and book lover.

“Go out of your comfort zone to meet new people and challenge yourself to grow and learn about different opportunities”