National Executive
Council

 
 
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James Jacobson

cO-PRESIDENT

James joined Omega Delta, Beta Chapter in the Fall of 2007. James has dedicated himself to the success of its undergraduate chapters, as well as encouraging the continued involvement of our esteemed Alumni. In his professional career, James has experience in institutional asset management having worked for River North, a private Hedge Fund specializing in closed-end funds and fintech, and JPMorgan Asset Management where he was a wholesaler for the Mountain West Region. He is also an entrepreneur, among other endeavors anticipates opening a Molly’s Cupcakes franchise in Naperville with his wife. James earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University in May, 2011.


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Eric Nieves

Co-president

Eric Nieves is a Paralegal for Lopez & Lopez, LTD., a private criminal defense firm handling major federal state cases across Illinois. In 2009 he graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor's in criminal justice, he then attended Loyola University Chicago where he received his paralegal certificate. He has been a Paralegal for 5 years.


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Javier Castillo

internal vice president

Javier E. Castillo is an Electrical Engineer of Parallel Switchgear at GE Power - Industrial Solutions. While working initially as a Electrical Engineer in Low Voltage he became an Engineer Intern (EIT) with the State of Iowa, and a Certified Associate of Project Management with Project Management Institute. Javier served as an engineering, physics, and math tutor for three years at Northern Illinois University where he received his BS in Electrical Engineering in 2014. He was a previous Dean of Pledges initiating Beta Chapter's Alpha Iota Line in 2013.


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Salvador Davalos

External vice president

Salvador Davalos is currently employed at Komatsu North America working as an Assistant Reliability Engineer overseeing warranty and quality functions within their heavy machinery products. Prior experience was in the Automotive field as a Mechanical Claims Specialist at Ally within their warranty division whom administrated General Motors extended warranty in North America. In addition, he has accumulated 5 years of experience in management and training personnel in the Automotive parts industry. In 2016, he graduated from Southern Illinois University—Carbondale where he received his Bachelors in Automotive Technology and a minor in Marketing.


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Luis Martinez

treasurer

Luis Martinez is a credit underwriter working with Wintrust Commercial Banking. His previous analytical experience was at William Blair and Company where Luis served as a rotational analyst. While in his rotation Luis grew a passion for managing investments, people, preserving wealth, and most importantly the numbers side of life. Luis served as a math tutor for three years at Northern Illinois University where he received his Finance degree in 2014.


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Manuel Castaneda

director of risk management

Manny Castaneda is currently a Plant Manager at Orion Industries. Manny has served as quality manager for 6 years and developed quality systems for various industries including Biofuels, Aerospace, Cleanroom Uniforms, and Chemical Coating. Manny has visited over 50 manufacturers, auditing for Good Manufacturing Practices. Manny is a Certified Six Sigma Greenbelt and holds a B.S. in Biology and a Masters in Advanced Energy and Fuel Management from Southern Illinois University—Carbondale.


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John Jacobson

director of marketing

John is an Art Director and Travel photographer. He has an extensive background in design. His latest projects boast travel photography for The Yacht Week and Tranmission Festival. He started his first company at 22 years old. He combined his passions of design and business to create a custom necktie company. His philosophy in life is that, "your greatest obstacle is not accomplishing great things, but realizing that you have the potential to do them".