Executive Team

Colby Lakas

Faculty Advisor / SOA Dir. of Recruiting & Prof. Devel.

(334) 844-6253

Her role as Beta Alpha Psi faculty advisor complements her coordination of all internship, recruiting, and professional development activities for accounting majors. Prior to joining academia, Mrs. Lakas worked for seven years in Big 4 public accounting. During her tenure at Deloitte in Atlanta, she served as an auditor, campus recruiter, and campus recruiting manager for the Southeast Region. She is a licensed CPA in the states of Georgia and Alabama.

Garland Welsh

President

Garland is a junior from Opelika, Alabama majoring in accounting with a minor in Spanish. She plans to pursue a career in audit. In addition to her role in Beta Alpha Psi, Garland is a member of the Executive Society, serves on the Business Council, and serves as First United Methodist Church of Opelika’s Radical Hospitality Intern. In her free time, she loves to read, watch movies, travel, and spend time with friends.

Macey Holliman

Reporting Secretary

Macey is a junior from Birmingham, AL. She plans to graduate in May 2023 and pursue a career in audit. On campus, she is involved in the professional business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi as well as Director of Anchor Splash for Delta Gamma. In her free, she enjoys traveling and hanging out with friends.

Virginia Dukes

Recording Secretary

Virginia is a junior from Mobile, AL. She is majoring in accounting with a minor in Spanish and will complete a Master of Accountancy by 2024. She would like to work in public accounting in the tax practice. She has served as the Vice President of Finance in Delta Gamma and is a member of the Honors College. Virginia also loves hiking and spending time outdoors.

Kayla Collins

Treasurer

Kayla is a junior from Madison, AL. She is majoring in accounting with a minor in business analytics. She is currently pursuing a career in Tax in Atlanta. On campus, she is the treasury officer for the club fencing team at Auburn and is a member of the Honors College. In her free time, she enjoys playing the oboe, reading, and spending time with friends.

Erin Casolaro

Vice President of Service

Erin is a junior from Fairhope, Alabama and plans on graduating in May 2023. She is pursing concurrent degrees in Accounting and Nonprofit and Philanthropy Studies. She plans to complete a Master’s of Accountancy and pursue a career in audit. Erin also enjoys serving as the President of Student Philanthropy Board on Auburn’s campus where she connects students with local nonprofits and is currently working on research within the College of Human Sciences. In her free time, she is highly involved with her church, loves running, hiking, and cooking, and is constantly reading a good book.

Tyler Der

Vice President of Candidates

Tyler is a Junior from Somerville, Alabama, majoring in accounting with a minor in business analytics. He is currently pursuing a career in tax in Nashville, TN. On campus, Tyler serves as the Club Treasurer and Coach for the Men’s Soccer Club and is a member of the Honors College. On the weekends he enjoys playing soccer, spending time with friends and enjoying the outdoors.

Madeleine Yates

Vice President of Social Events

Madeleine is a junior from Vestavia Hills, AL. She is majoring in accounting with a minor in Information Systems Management with plans to graduate in the spring of 2023 and complete a Master’s of Accountancy by the spring of 2024. She currently works as a student intern at Pivotal Finance here in Auburn and is involved with many organizations both on and off campus. In her free time, she enjoys reading, going to the lake, and spending time with friends and family.