Q and A with the Executive Board Treasurer, Nick Bliesner

Betsy Faris, Staff Writer

Q: Walk me through a typical day as treasurer.
A: We go into class, and then we get the computer out to enter all of the budget stuff for that week. I usually go to the bookkeeper and get a folder full of purchase orders from various clubs and sports and reimbursements from employees, and then I get all the account information to see how much they have spent and how much money is actually in their account to buy what they want.

Q: How did you know that you wanted to be treasurer?
A: As a freshman I ran for the freshmen class treasurer, and I really enjoyed it and I thought it was really interesting. It was different than all of the other positions and the requirements for those jobs. I loved the greater sense of responsibility I got. I thought it would be cool to help represent the school by becoming the treasurer, and have the opportunity to make changes in my school.

Q: Without the treasurer, how would ASB function?
A: ASB needs the treasurers to process all of the budget work. We present our ideas to the class and then the class approves it.

Q: What challenges do you face as the treasurer?
A: I am always thinking super systematically, so sometimes it’s hard to analyze how to solve a problem. My brain is super mathy so I think everything has to be X, Y and Z, so some of the planning we do is hard for me. These challenges are allowing me to grow as a person.