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Genevieve Kirk
Executive Director
director@champaigncenter.com
217-352-2400
Genevieve Kirk
Executive Director
director@champaigncenter.com
217-352-2400

​Genevieve joined the Champaign Center Partnership in June 2017 as Executive Director. A native of northern Illinois, she completed her bachelor's degree at the University of Chicago and earned a master's degree in public service with a focus on nonprofit management at Marquette University where she was awarded a Trinity Fellowship.

Genevieve has over fifteen years of professional experience in the nonprofit and public sectors where she has held positions as the volunteer coordinator for the City of Las Cruces, New Mexico, grant team manager at Women's Initiative for Self-Employment in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Program Director at Kids In Danger in Chicago. She also credits her two years of Peace Corps experience as a volunteer in Mauritania, West Africa to growing her resiliency as a leader and fostering her strong service ethic. She is excited to bring a globally-minded perspective to locally-focused initiatives as CCP's director.

Genevieve has called Champaign home since 2014, along with her husband and two children, who attend Unit 4 schools. She is a PTA member and recent participant in the United Way's Emerging Community Leaders program. In her spare time, Genevieve enjoys exploring the community with her family and playing her flute in the Parkland College Concert Band.

Veronica
Severini
Marketing & Events Coordinator
coordinator@champaigncenter.com
217-352-2400

Veronica is from Lombard, Illinois, and completed her bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of Illinois in 2018. She was a marketing intern with the Champaign Center Partnership in the fall of 2018 and is excited to begin her new role as Marketing and Events Coordinator this year. 

 

Veronica is thrilled to be in a position where she can assist local businesses, especially because her first job was at an independent coffee shop that had just opened in her hometown. She enjoyed getting to know local business owners and regular customers in her community, and still loves discovering unique small businesses and restaurants wherever she goes.

 

Veronica is also a fine artist and illustrator. Her primary arts training lies in figure drawing and human anatomy, and she has also worked as a botanical illustrator for professors affiliated with the University of Illinois. She enjoys attending local life drawing clubs and meeting other passionate local artists. When Veronica’s not at the Champaign Center Partnership, you can find her drawing at C-U coffee shops or cycling on local trails. 

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Champaign, IL 61820

217-352-2400

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