Kara Stachowiak joined IMI in 2017 and has been working in various aspects of nonprofits throughout her career. A native of central Illinois, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Illinois while working in Sports Information for the University’s athletic department. She also served in an Athletic Public Relations role at Baylor University before returning to the University of Illinois to earn a Master’s Degree in Sport Management. She went on to plan events at the Kid's Golf Foundation of Illinois before spending eight years managing events around the world for the International Society of Arboriculture. Kara says her favorite part of working in the association industry is: "I enjoy serving others and working for a purpose rather than a profit or personal gain."
"I'm adventurous. I like to travel and try new things."