All Saints Episcopal Church in Chicago

Wendy Vasquez

Executive Director

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I joined Ravenswood Community Services (RCS) in October of 2008. My family and I have lived in the neighborhood for almost 10 years.

Prior to joining RCS, I spent 16 years in the advertising industry where I managed, strategized, rallied and multi-tasked on behalf of my advertising clients. In 2004 I left advertising to be a stay-at-home mom, but it wasn’t long before I felt the pull to strategize, rally and multi-task some more. Six years ago, I co-founded and subsequently led the all-volunteer non-profit Friends of Ravenswood School to bring supplemental private support to our mostly low-income neighborhood public elementary school. That experience led me directly to RCS.

When I’m not at RCS or volunteering at Ravenswood School, you’ll likely find me at a dance recital, in a lawn chair at a Little League baseball game, prowling an antique store or walking my dog. If it’s summertime, I’m probably scrambling for training miles before my husband and I do our annual cross-Iowa bicycle ride (www.ragbrai.org).

Before joining Ravenswood Community Services, Wendy was

• co-founder and president of Friends of Ravenswood School (www.ravenswoodelementary.com)

• vice president/management supervisor at Cramer-Krasselt (www.c-k.com)

• account supervisor at Rhea & Kaiser Marketing Communications (www.rkconnect.com)

• regional communications coordinator at Pioneer Hi-Bred International (www.pioneer.com)

She continues in her role as full-time mom to Sydney (8) and Alex (6), and wife to Vince.