Anthony R. DePaolo Portrait
Anthony R. DePaolo
Vice President, Sales & Member Services
312-253-4684

Tony has overall responsibility for leading the effort to grow IFMA's membership, participation and sponsorship programs. He meets with members to ensure they receive maximum value from their membership and communicate these insights gained to keep IFMA programs actionable and relevant.

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Eric Donaldson
Director, IT Services
312-253-4679

Eric is responsible for all aspects of IFMA internal computer network and oversees the association's website.

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Laura Everly
Director, Center of Connectivity
312-540-4402

Laura is responsible for IFMA’s Connectivity Forums which include Presidents Conference, Chain Operators Exchange (COEX), Gold & Silver Plate Awards and Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum. In this role, Laura coordinates efforts with IFMA’s Board of Directors led committees of Members and Operators who are responsible for the creation of content and the overall success of the events.

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Cindy Galvan
Director, Meetings & Events
312-253-4695

Cindy organizes and executes all of the IFMA events. IFMA events involve sponsor products, hotel negotiations and onsite logistics, registration processes and overall event coordination. IFMA events are an integral part of the association, programs and membership.

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Helen Heilich
Director, Membership Sales
312-504-1892

Helen is responsible for growing IFMA's membership and participation. She meets with members to ensure they receive the maximum value from their membership and actively pursues new members.

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Jill Johnstone
Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
312-253-4676

Jill supports the president and his executive team on various tasks. She is the primary administrative Board of Directors contact, handling meeting arrangements, property location/requirements and board meeting follow-up. Jill also assists the CFO with Education Foundation and Gold & Silver Plate Society.

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Cassie Kupfer
Manager, Marketing
312-540-4404

Cassie is responsible for leading IFMA’s marketing and communication efforts to drive awareness and attendance to IFMA's Connectivity events. She creates marketing plans, develops and manages website/video content, and uses social media and email as communication vehicles to expand IFMA’s digital footprint.

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Cheron Lessmeister
Director, Membership
312-253-4682

Cheron is responsible for directing and overseeing membership activities for the association. She consults with current and prospective members so they maximize IFMA’s benefits and realize an immediate return on investment from their membership.

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Courtney Moy
Manager, Accounting
312-253-4678

Courtney is responsible for the accounts receivable, event and conference registrations and program participation. She handles the collection of all accounts receivable, invoicing for sponsorships, meeting registrations, program participation and manages processing of membership dues calculations and payments.

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Larry Oberkfell
President & CEO
312-253-4694

Larry is responsible for the overall success of the organization and works closely with the Board of Directors to provide strategic direction for the Association. He represents the membership through participation with other associations and groups involved in our industry, and he is involved in many industry initiatives, including GS1 leadership.

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Lisa Odafe
Manager, Office Operations
312-253-4686

Lisa is responsible for organizing and coordinating office operations and procedures in order to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Lisa manages daily operations and works closely with staff and vendors to execute projects for IFMA events, conferences and daily operations.

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Mike Schwartz
Vice President, Member Value
312-540-4403

Mike oversees and provides strategic direction to IFMA’s member-facing programs and services within its three Centers of Excellence: Insights, Best Practices, and Connectivity. Mike also facilitates meaningful partnerships with external groups for additional services.

Jennifer Tarulis Portrait
Jennifer Tarulis
Chief Financial Officer
312-540-4408

Jennifer is responsible for the association's financial health and transparency to members. In addition, she oversees office operations, technology, human resources and meeting logistics. She is the staff liaison for the IFMA Educational Foundation and the Gold & Silver Plate Society.