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Conference 2020

April 22-24, 2020
Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca, IL

Future Conferences

April 21-23, 2021 – Westin Chicago Northwest, Itasca, Illinois
April 27-29, 2022 – Westin Chicago Northwest, Itasca, Illinois

Conference Chair

2019-2020
Megan O’Rourke, President-elect
Providence College
(401) 865-1077
meganorourke@providence.edu

Conference Event Coordinator

Donna Epton
Retired – Schaumburg High School
(847) 991-7295
drepton@gmail.com

Oversight Committee

Megan O’Rourke, President-elect
Providence College
(401) 865-1077
meganorourke@providence.edu

Amy Thompson, President
York Community High School
(630) 617-2472
athompson@elmhurst205.org

Patrick Walsh, Past President
Illinois State University
(309) 438-2191
pjwalsh2@ilstu.edu

Erin Updegraff, Treasurer
DePaul University
(312) 362-8184
eupdegra@depaul.edu

Eric Ruiz, Treasurer-elect
University of St. Francis
(815) 740-5070
ERuiz@stfrancis.edu

Linda Haffner, Executive Assistant
IACAC
(847) 577-2953
lhaffner@iacac.org

Erin Hoover, Communication Specialist
IACAC
(630) 632-5449
ehoover@iacac.org

Branding Committee

Jim Pierson
University College Dublin
jim.pierson@ucd.ie

Christian Brown
Augustana College
christianbrown@augustana.edu

Sarah Daugherty
Bradley University
sarah@fsmail.bradley.edu

Fundraising Team

Oversees Exhibitors, Sponsorship & Advertising, Project Reach and Raffle Committees

Sylvia Hernandez
Michigan State University
herna100@msu.edu

Annabelle Vinson
University of Iowa
annabelle-vinson@uiowa.edu

Brian Hodges
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
bshodges@illinois.edu

Exhibitors, Sponsorship & Advertising
Mike Ford
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart
mford@woodlandsacademy.org

Drew Small
Bowling Green State University
dsmall@bgsu.edu

Andrea Rusk
Mundelein High School
arusk@d120.org

Project Reach
Jessica Avila-Cuevas
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
jacuevas@illinois.edu

Sarah Goldman
University of Oregon
sgoldman@uoregon.edu

Ashley Brown
University of Vermont
ashley.brown@uvm.edu

Raffle
Angie Cooksy
Bradley University
acooksy@fsmail.bradley.edu

Chelsea Pflug
Arizona State University
chelsea.pflug@asu.edu

April Lynch
Syracuse University
aplynch@syracuse.edu

Logistics Team

Oversees Entertainment, Evaluations & Tellers, First Timers, On-site, Program, Registration & Hospitality

Donna Epton
IACAC Event Coordinator
Retired – Schaumburg High School
(847) 991-7295
drepton@gmail.com

Megan O’Rourke, President-elect
Providence College
(401) 865-1077
meganorourke@providence.edu

Joe Freeman
Beacon Academy
jfreeman@beaconacademychicago.org

Jen Sloan
University of Cincinnati
jennifer.sloan@uc.edu

Lindsey Lindberg
Bradley University
lcheney@fsmail.bradley.edu

Entertainment
Zak George
StriveScan
zachary@strivescan.com

Margaret Jones
Columbia College Chicago
mjones@colum.edu

Evaluations & Tellers
Cindy Kasten
Hinsdale Central High School
ckasten@hinsdale86.org

Shawn Wochner
Western Illinois University
SM-Wochner2@wiu.edu

Julie Nelson
Xavier University
nelsonj4@xavier.edu

First Timers
Scott Hillman
University of Oklahoma
scott.hillman@ou.edu

Rosa Reiber
Marquette University
rosa.reiber@marquette.edu

On-Site
Mike Melinder
University of Iowa
mike-melinder@uiowa.edu

Rachel O’Connell
Augustana College
racheloconnell@augustana.edu

Program
Kathryn Hankamp
St. Norbert College
kathryn.hankamp@snc.edu

Courtney Wallace
Augustana College
courtneywallace@augustana.edu

Betsy Stevens
University of Pittsburgh
betsy.stevens@pitt.edu

Registration & Hospitality
Linda Haffner
IACAC
(800) 829-0176
lhaffner@iacac.org

Kathy Major
Joliet Catholic Academy
kmajor@jca-online.org

Mike Dunker
Retired
mdunker55@gmail.com

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