Elections

Apra-IL is led by a board of directors, elected by membership.




Board membership offers the opportunity to stand out.

As a member of the Apra-IL Board, you are connected to Apra International and to other chapter leaders around the world. You have the opportunity to demonstrate your leadership skills and impact the direction of Apra-IL.



Please join us in congratulating our new Apra-IL Board Members!




Christina Lanzona | Secretary

Christina has more than 10 years of non-profit experience. She has served at various organizations such as social-service organizations to higher education. Her primary experience is in fundraising, specifically as a grant writer and a prospect researcher. Christina holds a Bachelor of Science in public relations and a Master of Business Administration with focuses in international business and non-profit management. She is currently the major gifts associate at The Rotary Foundation.



Jillian Schuessler | Treasurer

Jillian served on the Finance & Governance Committee for the last year and has taken on the role of Treasurer for APRA-IL. At The University of Chicago, she works as a data integrity and reporting analyst on the Foundation and Corporate Relations team. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking and is an advocate for family-game-night.



Kathryn Thomas | Director of Membership and Marketing

Kathryn is a proud representative of Wisconsin here on the APRA-IL board. She has worked at the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association for two years; first in Prospect Research and now as a Prospect Identification Analyst focused on proactive identification. Previously, she worked as a corporate archivist and librarian. Outside of work, Kathryn enjoys reading, road trips, and exploring interesting and unusual sights both domestically and abroad. 



Katie Fanning | Co-Director of Marketing

As Co-Chair of Marketing, Katie is responsible for managing APRA-IL’s social media and website. She works as a research analyst at the Art Institute of Chicago, which allows her to indulge her love for art on a daily basis. In her off hours, Katie enjoys running, fencing, and trying out new restaurants.


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