CAA is governed by a volunteer steering committee. Our activities are planned by three volunteer subcommittees and funded by annual membership dues and occasional event fees.

Steering Committee

George Kutsunis (Chair, 2016-18)
Archivist and Records Manager
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Jennifer Ho (Vice Chair, 2016-18)
Digital Archivist
The Chicago Community Trust

Kara Jefts (Secretary, 2017-19)
Collections Assistant, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
Principle & Archival Consultant, Studio Archive Services

Andrew Bullen (Treasurer, 2017-19)
Information Technology Coordinator
Illinois State Library

Amy Belotti (Member, 2017-19)
Digital Collections Manager
Chicago Film Archives

Megan Keller Young (Member, 2017-19)
Special Collections Librarian
University of Illinois at Chicago

Drew Davis (Member, 2016-18)
Archivist & Records Manager
College of American Pathologists

Greer Martin (Member, 2016-18)
Discovery & Metadata Librarian
Paul V. Galvin Library, Illinois Institute of Technology


Stephanie Giordano (Webmaster)
Manager, Heritage Communications
Rotary International

Janet Olson (Web Support - Jobs)
Assistant University Archivist
Northwestern University

Martin Firestein (Web Support - Events)
William Rainey Harper College


The Events subcommittee plans social events intended to foster dialogue about archival best practices and to promote the development of personal and professional relationships among archivists, historians, librarians, and records managers in the greater Chicago area.

Laura Alagna
Digital Preservation Librarian
Northwestern University

Kristin MacDonough
Digitization Specialist
Video Data Bank

The Outreach subcommittee develops services and materials that facilitate involvement in the profession, recognize professional accomplishments and contributions of its members, increase awareness of CAA within Chicago and regionally, and promote the archives profession.

Erin Matson
Librarian and Archivist
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

The Professional Development subcommittee is committed to creating and facilitating access to low-cost educational opportunities and to developing opportunities in collaboration with members.

Hathaway Hester
Information and Digitization Specialist
National Association of REALTORS┬«

Allison Schein
WFMT and Studs Terkel Radio Archive

Social Media

Derek Potts

Lisa Geiger

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