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AFP Chicago Chapter
400 E. Randolph St., #2305
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312/500-1410

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Alexis Wells-Loneman, Executive Director
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IDEA/Affinity Groups, Philanthropy Awards

Over the years, Alexis has worked within the events industry coordinating and producing events such as bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, private events and social affairs. Through her experience, she has worked directly with clients to create their ultimate event experience. In addition, Alexis serves as a Director At Large for the International Live Events Association (ILEA) Chicago Chapter. She also serves as their Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Task Force Chair as well as serving on the administrative team of the K.W.O.E. Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to shaping change for the communities within the south or west sides of Chicago. A native Chicagoan, she calls the South Loop home with her husband and two fur-babies.

Shawn Jezak, Association & Membership Coordinator
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Membership, Fellows, Member Engagement 3rd Thursdays & Pop-Ups

Emmanuelle Escandar, Event Coordinator                                                                                        [email protected] 

Continuous Learning Council Workshops & Events

Emmanuelle is an event planner on the CAM team. Simply put: she loves events. From the back-end coordination to running the event the day-of, it’s all fun magic to her. She loves taking ideas, adding a little spice, and turning them into reality. Originally from Seattle, WA, Emmanuelle has been doing a wide range of events for over 15 years. She received her BA from Seattle University and her MBA from Loyola University Chicago with her focus on marketing, management and entrepreneurship.

Susan Rapp, Special Projects                                                                                                                                [email protected]

Peer Mentoring, Job Source

Susan has a gift for bringing order to association management.  She enjoys collaborating with an organization’s leadership to develop and execute strategic plans, keeping members engaged and an association’s objectives moving forward.  With a doctorate in higher education administration, Susan’s management style takes advantage of her 30+ years of teaching college level courses in organization and time management.

Shelbi Hoffman, Marketing & Newsletter                                                                                                                [email protected]

Shelbi brings an extensive marketing background with experience in both traditional and web platforms. She has over 25 years of experience in marketing and over 10 years of experience working specifically with associations. Her experience as a business owner provides a vast range of talents that enable Shelbi to create customized solutions for associations. She is an innovative and versatile thinker with excellent communication skills and a proven ability to deliver results. Shelbi thrives on a challenge and welcomes opportunities to grow in new areas.

Emily Koch, Financial Manager                                                                                                              [email protected]

Emily has spent more than 25 years working in accounting and financial systems support. In her current role, she provides payroll and accounting support to CEE, along with accounting support and analysis to multiple associations. Prior to joining the CEE, Emily was a Senior Financial Analyst and Project Lead providing support to several large medical networks. Emily has a bachelor’s degree from Roosevelt University and a master’s certification in IT Project Management from George Washington University. Despite being a former consulting road-warrior, Emily has always made the Chicagoland area her home. Outside of work, you can find her enjoying time with her children or playing hockey.