A proud graduate of North Park, Jamie (Bacon) Kratowicz joined the Office of Advancement last fall as the new Director of Alumni Relations.
Q: What did you do before you accepted this position at North Park?
A: At Swedish Hospital, I organized high-level donor appreciation and recognition events, including the Annual Benefit Gala. After that, I worked at LM Catering and events, where I oversaw 50-plus weddings and private events a year.
Q: What attracted you to this position?
A: It combines areas that I enjoy most: working within a nonprofit; event-planning; and working in a service- and community-related capacity. North Park holds a special place in my life as my alma mater and where I met my husband and closest friends.
Q: What are your priorities here?
A: I hope to re-engage alumni; work with campus partners to build relationships with students to create lifelong engagement as alumni; and reestablish some traditional alumni events while creating new opportunities for alumni to connect. The Advancement team is a group of gifted, hardworking, and supportive coworkers who have welcomed me with kindness and compassion as I stepped into this new role, and my role as a first-time mom.