Who We Are

Apra Wisconsin traces its roots back to 1985, when it was a loosely affiliated group, calling itself Wisconsin Development Researchers (WDR). In 1996, WDR reorganized as APRA-WI and aligned itself with APRA International.

Apra Wisconsin has approximately 45 members, representing institutions of higher education, health care organizations, social service agencies, environmental protection and conservation groups, and independent prospect research contractors. We are diverse in both industry and geography.

Apra Wisconsin typically hosts two annual chapter conferences and has a long history of featuring the best-known national speakers in the prospect research field. The conferences provide an opportunity for our members to share best practices and to network.

We invite you to learn more about Apra Wisconsin!

Chapter leadership

President: Emily Glinert (Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association)

Vice President: Julie Nurse (Marquette University)

Events Coordinator: Erin Olson (Greater Milwaukee Foundation)

Membership Coordinator: Alyssa Scott (Marquette University)

Treasurer: Devin Venden (Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association)

Recording Secretary: Cliona Draper (Marquette University)

Board Member at Large: Barb Thurler (Beloit College)

Advisory Board Member: Jeff Walker (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee)

Website Administrator: Tesha Pittenger (Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association)

Emeritae/Emeriti leadership

Gail Anshus (President, 2001-2002, 1995-1996)

Cynthia Bertsch (President, 1997-2000, 1993-1995)

Linda Gage (Recording Secretary, 2008-2012; Secretary/Membership Secretary, 1999-2005)

Kathy Graff (Unofficial Photographer, until 2014; Treasurer, 1998-2000)

Mary Kay Ohmer (Unofficial Archivist, until 2017; Treasurer, 2000-2002)

Barb Siepe (Vice President, 1998-2001)

About Us

Apra Wisconsin is the local chapter of Apra International for prospect development professionals living and working in Wisconsin. View our bylaws here.

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