Year started at IPRA:
Barbara Arango, CAE
• Strategic Planning
Little Known Fact About Me:
My birthday is on St. Patrick’s day.
What I like to do when not working for IPRA:
Hiking in the forest preserve, cooking and doing crossword puzzles.
|• IPRA Financials
• Section Financials
• Foundation Financials
• Finance Committee Liaison
Year started at IPRA: 2009
Favorite IPRA Event/Experience: My time spent in Lombard Maintenance Facility during our location transition.
Little Known Fact About Me: I was an Olympic Torch Bearer.
What I like to do when not working for IPRA: Any outdoor activity.
Cindy Galvan, CMP
Conference & Meetings Manager
• IAPD / IPRA Conference
• Meeting Planning
• IPRA Event Logistics
Year started at IPRA: 2022
Education: Roosevelt University, Certificate, Meeting, Convention & Exhibition Management
Kim Laper, CPRP
Education & Events Manager
• Section & Committee Liaison
• SIGnature Education & Events
• Section Elections
• IPRF / Joint Section Golf Outing
Year started at IPRA: 2018
Education: B.A., Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater; M.S., Recreation, Sport & Tourism, University of Illinois
Favorite IPRA Event/Experience: Professional Development School
Little Known Fact About Me: I hate bananas!
What I like to do when not working for IPRA: Spending time with family/friends and traveling.
Duane Smith, CPRP
• Educational & Networking Oversight
• Certifications & Certificate Programs
• CEU Processing & Information
• Conference Program Committee
Year started at IPRA: 2016
Education: B.A., Social Science / Secondary Education, North Central College
Favorite IPRA Event/Experience: Soaring to New Heights Conference
Little Known Fact About Me: I coached high school soccer and taught junior high Language Arts for four years.
What I like to do when not working for IPRA: Traveling, reading, wood-working, biking, and spending time with my family.
Communications & Marketing Director
• Unplug Illinois
• IPRA Career Center
• IPRAConnect Online Communities
• Marketing & Communications
• Silent Auction Liaison
• Health & Wellness Committee / Exceptional Workplace Award
Year started at IPRA: 2001
Education: B.A., Organizational Communication, Western Michigan University, Certification in Nonprofit Management, University of Illinois - Chicago
Favorite IPRA Event/Experience: Park Pursuit
Little Known Fact About Me: I love to watch boxing.
What I like to do when not working for IPRA: Spend time with family.