A non-profit for Prospect Development professionals. 

The 2022 Apra-IL Board

From our programming to resources, identity to strategic direction, the volunteer board drives Apra-IL.

President | Peter Kotowski | he/him 

Term(s): 1/2022-12/2023

Peter served previously as Apra-IL Vice President from 2018 to 2021 before becoming the chapter's President in 2022. 

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 looking forward to providing quality programming and resources for Apra-IL members and hopefully networking with members at in-person event!

Vice President | Angie Autrey | she/her

Term(s): 1/2022-12/2022

Angie joined the board and will serve as interim VP for 2022.. As VP, she will assist in the planning and implementation of Apra-IL's spring and fall events, working to ensure our members receive quality programming.

Angie is a Prospect Information Analyst in Alumni Relations and Development at Northwestern University. Since joining the Prospect Research and Management team in 2017, she has served as a trusted partner working closely with development teams at the Kellogg School of Management, Athletics, and Northwestern's New York office.

Angie is looking forward to connecting with others in the Prospect Research and Data Analytic fields!

Secretary | Lilly Suwinski | she/her 

Term(s): 1/2022-12/2023 

Lilly is thrilled to become more involved with Apra-IL as she joins the board as Secretary. Currently, she is a Prospect Research and Development Associate at Northwestern Memorial Foundation.

She hopes to connect with other Prospect Researchers throughout Illinois and continue developing her skills during her tenure a Secretary!

Treasurer | Kara Mehrkens | she/her

Term(s): 1/2020-12/2021 & 1/2022-12/2023

Kara has been an Apra-IL member for several years and serves on the Apra Great Lakes 2020 Finance Committee.

She is Associate Director for Advancement Research at Illinois Wesleyan University where she has worked since 2017.

Kara plans to use her connections with Great Lakes to help make the planning and execution of the GL2020 conference seamless as well as continuing to track and manage the financial future of Apra-IL.

Director of Marketing | Julia Dimick | she/her 

Term(s): 1/2020-12/2021 & 1/2022-12/2023

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!

Julia is a Senior Research Officer at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Foundation.

In her new role as Director of Marketing, Julia will be taking over ownership of the Apra-IL member e-mails, management of the blog, and Apra-IL's social media presence. Look forward to a new voice in those communications soon!


Director of Membership | Teresa Liu | she/her 

Term(s): 1/2020-12/2021 & 1/2022-12/2023

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.

As the new Director of Membership, Teresa will harness her analytics background to help grow the chapter. She will work closely with our VP to plan events and follow-up with our members after events to ensure our programming stays top-notch. Teresa is very excited to join the board!

Apra-IL and Cooperation

Apra Great Lakes Conference Liaisons

Katie Ingrao

Kathryn Thomas

(sub) Peter Kotowski

For more information about Apra Great Lakes, please visit the website here.

Apra-IL is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

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