Executive Board

Nick Stone

President

Nick Stone is a junior student at NIU pursuing a bachelors degree in finance, as well as minors in Economics and Data Analytics. Nick is acting President of investment association and treasurer for the ultimate frisbee club at NIU. Nick has accepted an internship at IDEX corporation for summer 2021. In his free time Nick enjoys relaxing and trying new things.

Duties: Attend every meeting (sit up front); Be prepared to lead discussion on topic/stock of the week; Find and email out links to articles relevant to topic/stock of the week over weekend prior to meeting (using President’s email account); Arrange final banquet; Lead elections at final banquet; Attend recruitment/open house/welcome days events; Organize, coordinate, advertise, prepare materials for, and host the NIUIA High School Valuation Challenge. president.niuia@gmail.com

Mark De Nicolo

Vice President

Mark De Nicolo is a senior finance major who is concurrently pursuing a Master’s degree in Finance via the Accelerated Master of Science in Finance program. In addition to his involvement in Investment Association, Mark is an active member of Financial Management Association. In his free time, Mark enjoys reading books.

Duties: Attend every meeting (sit up front); Be prepared to lead discussion on topic/stock of the week; Find and discuss current events articles at beginning of each meeting; Arrange final banquet; Attend recruitment/open house/welcome days events; Organize, coordinate, advertise, prepare materials for, and host the NIUIA High School Valuation Challenge.

Brian Robinson

Treasurer

Brian Robinson graduated from Carthage College with a BA in Business Administration in 2001 and is currently pursuing a Master's in Finance with a Financial Risk Management Certificate. Brian has served in the Marine Corps on active duty and in the reserves for the past 19 years and is a Lieutenant Colonel at 3d Civil Affairs Group. After working in a variety of factories as a front-line leader over the last decade he decided it was time to go back to school and find a new profession. In his free time, Brian forces his family on vacations to National Parks across the country.


Duties: Attend every meeting; Take attendance (sign in sheet) at each meeting; Collect dues at each meeting; Deposit dues at TCF bank on campus within a few days following meeting; Track account balance on mint.com; Track attendance & dues payment in spreadsheet; Use sign in sheet to create email list for President; Arrange final banquet; Cut prize checks at the final banquet; Attend recruitment/open house/welcome days events; Organize, coordinate, advertise, prepare materials for, and host the NIUIA High School Valuation Challenge.



Alex Wood

Operations

Alex Wood is currently pursuing his Masters in Finance with a Fintech certification. He is an analyst for the Student Managed Portfolio at NIU as well as a Finance tutor. He plans to compete in the CFA Research Challenge this spring. In his free time Alex enjoys spending time with his 2 kids.

Duties: Attend every meeting; Explain portfolio competition at first few meetings (e.g., walk students through sample trades); Track (and backup) portfolio competition progress at the beginning of each meeting; Create the competition in WSS and handle issues with students pertaining to joining the competition; Update social media, website, and Barsema monitors on a weekly basis; Attend recruitment/open house/welcome days events; Organize, coordinate, advertise, prepare materials for, and host the NIUIA High School Valuation Challenge.

Advisor: Gina Nicolosi, gnicolos@niu.edu