Kari Natale CAE

Senior Director, Planning & Governance, Illinois CPA Society

Kari L. Natale, CAE is the Illinois CPA Society's senior director of Planning & Governance and the senior director of the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois. She is responsible for volunteer management, governance, and strategic planning. In addition she is responsible for the overall management of the CPA Endowment Fund's operations, including governance, financial oversight, fundraising, and student and diversity initiatives.

Ms. Natale is a member of Association Forum, American Society of Association Executives, and Association of Fundraising Professionals. She was formerly named one of Association Forum's "Forty Under 40" up-and-coming nonprofit professionals in 2016 and was also honored with Association Forum's Inspiring Leader Award in 2020.

Ms. Natale is an alumna of Eastern Illinois University, where she earned a Bachelor's of Arts degree in 2004, and DePaul University, where she earned a Master's degree in Nonprofit Management in 2015.