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Operations

From budgeting to recruiting, these people are the backbone of the Civis business.

Operations

David Gins

Operations & Sales Manager

David Gins

Operations & Sales Manager

Education: BA in International Relations from Boston University

Life before Civis: Director of Operations, United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Director of Board Relations at Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund

Fun Fact: Joined high school yearbook editorial staff to run superlatives page and, unrelated, won Best Dressed ;-)

Josh Stern

Senior Financial Analyst

Josh Stern

Senior Financial Analyst

Education: Bachelor of Science in Finance & International Business from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University

Life before Civis: Before Civis, I worked for various Pharma and Biotech companies supporting commercial franchises, public spin-offs, and merger integrations.

Fun Fact: I have lived in five different states and three different countries.

Jourdan Adler

Office Manager

Jourdan Adler

Office Manager

Education: Bachelor's Degree in English Lit University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Life before Civis: I worked at Machine Tools, Inc.

Fun Fact: I'm named after my grandfather.

Bekah Lear

Recruiting Coordinator

Bekah Lear

Recruiting Coordinator

Education: Bachelor Degree in Management, Human Resource and Economics.

Life before Civis: I was a student at UW- Madison.

Fun Fact: I am a licensed Zumba instructor.

Kelli Kluga

Senior Financial Analyst

Kelli Kluga

Senior Financial Analyst

Education: BS and MAS in Accountancy from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Life before Civis: Previously worked in banking and fintech

Fun Fact: Car camping enthusiast and amateur bread baker

Farheen Hussain

Accounting Analyst

Farheen Hussain

Accounting Analyst

Education: B.S., Accounting & Management Information Systems, DePaul University

Life before Civis: Accounting/Finance intern at tech start-up called dscout

Fun Fact: Cookie enthusiast and donut connoisseur, passionate about all things food.

Jaime Engle

Corporate Recruiter

Jaime Engle

Corporate Recruiter

Education: Political Science and Acting- Illinois State University

Life before Civis: I started off in staffing at Jobspring Partners then Objective Paradigm before going in-house at Uptake for 3 years. Since I joined Civis in February of 2018, I've been loving it ever since!

Fun Fact: I am a former competitive figure skater, which is relevant in December at Millennium Park.

Ciara McDonagh

Senior HR Business Partner

Ciara McDonagh

Senior HR Business Partner

Education: BA Liberal Arts from Wheaton College, Massachusetts

Life before Civis: Stylist and retail buyer

Fun Fact: I lived in Ireland as a kid and have dual citizenship.

Elise Spoerlein

Human Resources Specialist

Elise Spoerlein

Human Resources Specialist

Education: BS in Theatre Education from Ball State University

Life before Civis: Previously worked as a Standardized Patient at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Fun Fact: Resides as Artistic Director of Broken Nose Theatre, a Pay-What-You-Can Theatre Company