Elissa Kojzarek joined United Way of Elgin in 2008, and is currently the Director of Marketing. Elissa graduated from Iowa State University in 2004 and received her Master of Public Administration degree from Northern Illinois University in 2009. Before pursuing her master’s degree, she worked in finance for the USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa. Elissa is also an elected official, serving as a Trustee for the Village of Gilberts since 2015. In addition to working to support Elgin area non-profits, she is mom to two BUSY sons, ages 5 and 20 months.