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.



John Gough | Director of Membership and Marketing

A recent recruit to the Illinois chapter, John has been an active member of APRA since 2014. John is the Associate Director of Data Analytics for the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is passionate about the role of data analytics in driving programmatic change and informing fundraising strategy. John is also a lecturer at the UIUC School of Information Sciences where he teaches graduate database design courses. When he is not crunching numbers or thinking about donor behaviors, he enjoys reading French literature, writing, oil painting, and spending time on the lake with his three kids.



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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