The Indian Prairie Educational Foundation recently appointed three new directors: Nimish Bhatt, Kamala Martinez and Michelle Plummer.
“I am very excited to welcome these three outstanding individuals to the IPEF Board of Directors,” said Kent Duncan, board chairman, in a press release. “Nimish, Kamala and Michelle bring years of experience and leadership to the board as we continue our work to support students in District 204.”
Bhatt is the senior vice president and chief financial officer for Calamos Investments. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Calamos Global Funds PLC — Ireland. Bhatt has served on several boards in the community. The board is counting on him to offer financial advice in regards to its funding strategies.
Martinez has served on several not-for-profit boards, including vice president for the Executive Board of Directors at Naperville Cable Television 17, president of RRHOA, HACE Board of Trustees, the Art Institutes of Chicago Corporate Committee, and adviser to KidsMatter. Martinez is the community relations manager for RR Donnelley and has actively been involved with area school districts.
Plummer joins the board after serving the past two years as president of the Indian Prairie Parents Council. Plummer has worked for various volunteer organizations in supporting programs in many of the schools. She also is a former speech-language pathologist and also has experience developing a volunteer base to support organizations.
The Indian Prairie Educational Foundation supports Indian Prairie School District 204 programs.