Meet the Executives...


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Amanda Leslie & Emily Bainter, Co-Executive Directors

Year: Seniors

Majors: Both Elementary Education

Roles: To lead the Executive committee and all committee meetings. To oversee the operations of the organization and to provide guidance to other members of the executive committee

Our Wishes: Amanda- To take my sister to a World Cup soccer game       Emily- To go to Australia

Email: NIWishmakers.Info@gmail.com


JESSALYN PRIMROSE, Director of Events

Year: Junior

Major: Elementary Education

Role: To plan and put on all of the major events. Also to manage every aspect of these events such as venues, master schedules, volunteer coordination, risk management, and so forth.

My Wish: To go to Germany to see my foreign exchange student

Email: NIWishmakers.Events@gmail.com


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Courtney Krousie, Associate DIRECTOR OF EVENTS

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Role: To assist the Director of Events with planning the major events. Also to help with event details and volunteer coordination.

My Wish: 

Email: NIWishmakers.Events@gmail.com


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Megan Nissen, Director of Fundraising

Year: Junior

Major: Elementary Education

Role: To create and plan our fundraising events. These fundraisers help us function as an organization, with 90% still going directly towards our Wish Fund. Examples include car bash, restaurant nights, bake sales, etc.

My Wish: To go to Germany to learn about my Dad's side of the family

Email: NIWishmakers.Fundraising@gmail.com


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Lindsay Beyer, Associate Director of Fundraising

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Role: To assist the Director of Fundraising with creating new fundraising ideas and volunteer coordination.

My Wish: 

Email: NIWishmakers.Fundraising@gmail.com

 


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VICTOR SOUPENE, Director of Recruitment/Membership

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Role: To obtain members for the organization through creating and putting on multiple creative recruitment events the spark interest within the students of UNI. Also in charge of getting participants and customers for our various events and fundraisers that we put on over the course of the year. Solider of the organization, on the front lines doing the dirty work. 

My Wish:

Email: NIWishmakers.Membership@gmail.com


Kinsey, Associate DIRECTOR OF RECRUITMENT/MEMBERSHIP

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Role: To assist the Director of Membership/Recruitment with obtaining members, creating new ways to recruit and getting our name out there to UNI's campus.
 

My Wish: 

Email: NIWishmakers.Membership@gmail.com


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Perry kEssel, Director of Marketing/Public Relations

Year: Senior

Major: Secondary Math

Role: Manage a lot of the behind the scenes work with keeping the Facebook, Twitter and blog updated. Also is in charge of getting us time on the radio and new stations and in the newspapers. He is to carry the image of the Wishmakers through the public outlets, and create a marketing campaign that will gain us more followers.

My Wish:  To visit Kessel Castle in Netherlands

Email: NIWishmakers.Marketing@gmail.com


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Nolan Burns, Associate Director of Marketing

Year: Senior

Major: Elementary Education

Role: To assist the Director of Marketing creating advertisement posters, table tents, social media posts, etc. Also, think of creative ways to advertise to the community and on campus, as well as, making connections with local TV and radio stations.

My Wish: To go scuba diving in New Zealand

Email: NIWishmakers.Marketing@gmail.com


Trevor, Secretary

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Role: Record the meeting minutes and assist with objectives of the executive and associate director

My Wish: 


Paige Nieman, Co-Advisor

Graduated: May 2012 from UNI

Majored in: Family Services, Minored in: Leisure Youth and Human Services (Nonprofit Certificate)

Role:  Advise organization on Make-A-Wish organizational resources and policies. Assist in events initiated by the Northern Iowa Wishmakers. Manages the website: www.uniwishes.com

My Wish: To go to Australia

Email: NIWishmakers.Info@gmail.com


Sadie Foertsch, Co-Advisor

Graduated: May 2010 from UNI

Majored in:  Marketing

Role:  Advise organization on Make-A-Wish organizational resources and policies. Assist in events initiated by the Northern Iowa Wishmakers

My Wish:  To go to Ireland

Email:  sadie.foertsch@gmail.com