Landmarks Illinois Staff

Quinn Adamowski

Regional Advocacy Manager

Quinn joined Landmarks Illinois in 2021 as Regional Advocacy Manager, serving as the organization’s frontline preservation advocate in downstate communities. Quinn is a leader, administrator and organizer who is committed to enhancing quality of life within communities through advocacy for historic preservation, the arts and tourism. After serving as an education administrator working with at-risk youth for 15 years, Quinn chose to pursue his passion for advocacy work. He serves on numerous boards and commissions within his community, including the local Historic Preservation Commission, Museum Board and Arts Commission. He led the effort to preserve the Old Joliet Prison and co-chairs the coalition focused on transforming the iconic property into a nationally renowned historic site. Quinn received a Bachelor of Arts from Knox College with a double major in Democracy and Social Justice and History.

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Frank Butterfield

Chief Operating Officer

Frank joined the Landmarks Illinois staff in 2013, first as Springfield Office Director before taking over as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2021. As COO, Frank oversees Landmarks Illinois’ day-to-day operations statewide, is responsible for the organization’s sound financial management and ensures it is hitting its strategic goals. Prior to joining Landmarks Illinois, Frank worked as director/field officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation in the Wisconsin Field Office and held positions with the Roger Brown Study Collection and DePaul University in Chicago. Frank has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Boston College and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Contact Frank:

(217) 836-2524

Suzanne Germann

Director of Reinvestment

Suzanne joined Landmarks Illinois’ staff in 2004, first as the Director of Grants & Easements before becoming the Director of Reinvestment in 2021. She is responsible for managing Landmarks Illinois’ grant programs, preservation easement program and the reinvestment program. In addition, Suzanne supervises the Illinois Restoration Resources Directory. She was previously a preservation planner for the City of Lake Forest, Illinois, and a historian for a local architectural firm. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Photography from the State University of New York at New Paltz and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Contact Suzanne:

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Kaitlyn McAvoy

Director of Communications

Kaitlyn develops and leads all communications for the organization, creating creative campaigns that promote Landmarks Illinois’ mission-driven work throughout the state and help broaden its reach. She is in charge of organization’s social media, public relations and manages its print and digital publications like the quarterly membership newsletter, The Arch, and the Preservation News Blog at Kaitlyn joined Landmarks Illinois’ staff in 2016. With a background in journalism, Kaitlyn is passionate about telling stories, specifically those of extraordinary people and places having a positive impact on our communities. She previously worked as a newspaper reporter and photographer in Chicago, Western Wyoming and Southeast Alaska, before returning home to Chicago to work in content marketing. Kaitlyn has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Columbia College of Chicago.

Contact Kaitlyn:

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Bonnie McDonald

President & CEO

Bonnie McDonald aspires to shape preservation into a more relevant and just practice. As President and CEO of Landmarks Illinois, Bonnie advances the vision, mission and programs of Illinois’ only statewide preservation nonprofit organization. Her transformative thinking about preservation has led Landmarks Illinois to focus its work on people and their important connection to historic places. She’s currently spearheading the organization’s evolution at its 50-year anniversary to enhance its relevance and to create a national model for justice, equity, inclusion and diversity in preservation practice. Bonnie is a collaborative leader who, with the help of her board, team and volunteers, has nearly doubled Landmarks Illinois’ staff, opened its first regional office, passed vital state legislation and played a visible role as a thought leader during her nine years as president. From 2018-2021, Bonnie served as board chair of the National Preservation Partners Network, the national nonprofit representing preservation organizations, and she is proud to have been awarded the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation Mid-Career Fellowship in 2020. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot appointed Bonnie co-chair of the Chicago Monuments Project in 2020 to help lead a truth and racial reckoning process in the city around problematic artworks. Bonnie received a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation Planning from Cornell University.

Contact Bonnie:

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Kendra Parzen

Advocacy Manager

Kendra joined the Landmarks Illinois staff in 2022 as Advocacy Manager, supporting and promoting preservation across Chicago and its suburbs. Kendra works with local advocates to save and reuse historic places that are significant to them and forges and strengthens strategic partnerships to advance preservation goals. Prior to joining Landmarks Illinois, Kendra worked as a field officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation based in Washington, D.C. and as a historic preservation specialist with EHT Traceries, a D.C.-based historic preservation research and consulting firm. Kendra holds a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in History from Pomona College and a Master of Fine Arts in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Contact Kendra:

(312) 995-2347

Marija D. Rich

Membership Manager

Marija joined Landmarks Illinois’ staff in 1989. She is responsible for managing Landmarks Illinois’ membership program, annual appeals and Preservation Snapshots lecture series. In addition to her primary duties, she is the organization’s information technology administrator, managing office computers, network, computer consultants and donor software upgrades. Marija has a Bachelor of Art in Communication from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Contact Marija:

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Alma Rebronja

Events Manager

Alma joined Landmarks Illinois’ staff in 2021 as the Events Manager. She previously worked for J&L Catering, as the director of corporate sales and events, serving Fortune 500 company clients. Her attention to detail, knowledge of trending and international food as well as dietary needs have allowed her to execute memorable events. Alma studied Business Management at Northeastern Illinois University.

Contact Alma:

(312) 922-1742

Tiffanie Williams

Director of Corporate Giving & Events 

Tiffanie joined Landmarks Illinois’ staff in 2014 as its Events Manager, a role that she served in until being promoted to Director of Corporate Giving & Events in 2021. Tiffanie previously worked for the Hill House Association, a social service organization in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as the communications and special events manager for over eight years. While at Hill House, Tiffanie was responsible for managing the overall communications and marketing strategy for the organization and served as the primary event planner for HHA’s fundraising events and activities. Upon moving to Chicago in 2012, she worked for the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Tiffanie studied Business Administration at Mercyhurst College (Erie, PA).

Contact Tiffanie:

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