State director rejoins MacMurray

August 12, 2015 | 11:53 AM

Karin Zosel, executive director of the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace (Get Covered Illinois), has returned to MacMurray College as its vice president for Institutional Advancement, in charge of alumni relations and the chief fundraiser for the College.

Zosel was MacMurray’s director of Annual Giving for a little longer than a year before taking her position at Get Covered Illinois in March 2015. Prior to that, she was an intelligence officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, performing a wide array of research duties.

“We are thrilled to have someone with Karin’s extraordinary skill, intelligence, analytical abilities and experience lead MacMurray’s fundraising efforts,” said MacMurray President Mark Tierno. “MacMurray’s alumni and friends will thoroughly enjoy getting to know her,” he continued, “and it’s a strong testament to the College’s atmosphere and the quality of the people who work here that Karin is eager to return to help MacMurray prosper.”

In addition to her work at the CIA, she served as a Congressional aide to then-U.S. Rep. Jim Marshal (D-GA); an adjunct professor at Georgia Military College; and a legal research assistant at the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in Macon, GA.

Zosel received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale University; her master’s in international policy studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, in Monterey, CA; and her law degree from Mercer University.

She has held a variety of policy advisory positions, including appointments to the State Health Improvement Planning Council; the steering committee for the State Health Exchange Leadership Network of the National Academy for State Health Policy; and the President’s Strategic Planning Committee at MacMurray.

“I am thrilled to have the chance to return to MacMurray to assume a greater leadership role in growing the College,” said Zosel. “President Tierno’s vision for MacMurray includes bold, exciting changes, and I am happy and grateful for the opportunity to contribute,” she continued. “I am excited about rejoining the MacMurray family, and I especially look forward to getting to know more of the College’s alumni and friends.”

Zosel, who begins her new position at MacMurray today, lives in Jacksonville, IL, with her husband, Matt, who is assistant men’s basketball coach at Millikin University, in Decatur, IL, and their two children. She replaces Bridget Phillips, who left last month to take another position.

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