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


 Emily Glinert

 Prospect Identification Analyst

 Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni   Association


 Vice President

 Julie Nurse

 Director of Prospect Research

 Marquette University

 Director of Programming

 Erin Olson

 Prospect Identification Analyst

 Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni   Association


 Director of Membership

 Alyssa Scott

 Director of Prospect Management

 Marquette University

 Director of Finance

 Devin Venden

 Senior Prospect Research Analyst

 Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni   Association

 Director of Records

 Cliona Draper

 Prospect Researcher

 Marquette University

 Director At-Large

 Barb Thurler

 Director of Prospect Management &   Research

 Beloit College

 Advisory Director

 Jeff Walker

 Director of Research

 University Advancement-UW-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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