Bernadette comes to the RBA with a strong background in organizational management, marketing, and development. Over the past 15 years, she has worked with companies of all sizes including national destinations and regional economic institutions. Most recently, Bernadette has worked as the Fundraising/Marketing Director with the Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn, as well as the Executive Director of the Professional Women’s Network for the Chicago Southland. Her strengths in developing donor relations, creating strategic partnership, and implementing successful marketing plans has allowed her to build organizations into strong forces in their industries. Bernadette was named as one of the 2009 “Influential Women in Business” by the National Association of Women Business Owners & The Business Ledger. She is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, and is a member of several non-profit volunteer committees. Bernadette is also an executive judge for the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations Paragon Awards.