The 2020 Apra-IL Board
From our programming to resources, identity to strategic direction, the volunteer board drives Apra-IL.
President | Kathryn Thomas | she/her
Kathryn has served as Apra-IL Director of Membership & Marketing since 2017. In that role, she has taken responsibility for the monthly member e-mails and has updated and maintained the Apra-IL website. In 2019, she was also in charge of Apra-IL's social media presence.
Vice President | Peter Kotowski | he/his
Term(s): 1/2018-12/2019 & 1/2020-12/2021
Peter has served as Apra-IL Vice President for two years and will continue in this role through 2021. As VP, he has assisted in the planning and implementation of Apra-IL's spring and fall events, working to ensure our members receive quality programming.
He works as an Assistant Director, Prospect Management and Research at Loyola University Chicago where he also teaches part-time in the Department of History.
Peter is excited to work with our new board members to provide great events this coming year!
Secretary | Amy Tibbs | she/her
Term(s): 6/2018-12/2019 & 1/2020-12/2021
Amy has served as Secretary for nearly two years (she took over for the previous Secretary who left following a career change) and will continue in this role through 2021. As Secretary, Amy keeps Board meeting minutes and assists in countless ways planning and executing events. Her positive personality keeps the Board on their toes.
Treasurer | Kara Mehrkens | she/her
Kara has been an Apra-IL member for several years and serves on the Apra Great Lakes 2020 Finance Committee.
Director of Marketing | Julia Dimick | she/her
Julia has been an Apra-IL member since 2017 when she moved from Wisconsin to Chicago. In that time, she's attended several Apra-IL events and was excited to be asked to join the board!
Director of Membership | Teresa Liu | she/her
Teresa has been an Apra-IL member since 2017. Teresa is the Associate Director of Prospect Management at the Art Institute of Chicago. In her role at AIC, Teresa facilitates the movement of prospects, monitors the pipeline of proposals, and delivers forecasting and analytics to major gift officers.