Bat Conservation International welcomes Kenda Lovecchio as the new Chief Development Officer. Kenda joins BCI with more than 16 years of nonprofit fund development under her belt. Her previous roles include: serving as the the Director of Advancement for Chicago Childrens Choir; the Corporate Relations Program Officer and the Major Gifts Officer for the Field Museum of Natural History; as well as serving on the board of Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) in Chicago. She is also a recent member of the AFP Austin Chapter, and leads a mentorship initiative for development professionals.
Kenda earned her B.A. in Theater from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. In 2000, she co-founded a theater company in Chicago, where she served as Managing Director. She was an adjunct faculty member for the Arts Entertainment and Media Management Program at Columbia College Chicago, and taught fundraising and management at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.