Meet the Development Team

Maureen Kelly
Vice President of Advancement
Direct Line: (773) 413-3509
Email: [email protected]

Maureen has been with Christ The King since September, 2014, when she joined in the role of Assistant Director of Development. She has spent her 20+ year career in development working to advance the missions of organizations she cares deeply about. Maureen came to CTK from Chicago Children’s Museum, where she served as Director of Individual Giving. Prior to that, she held roles at Old St. Mary’s Parish and School, and The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, where she served integral roles in each organization's capital campaign. She earned a B.S. in Psychology and Speech Communication from University of Wisconsin – Platteville. Maureen earned certificates in Nonprofit Leadership and Nonprofit Fund Development from Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame. LinkedIn

Kat Kinasz
Assistant Director of Development
Direct Line: (773) 413-3513
Kat joined CTK in November 2021. She has nearly 10 years of experience in higher education and nonprofit support services. Prior to her role at CTK, Kat served as the Manager of Individual Giving at One Million Degrees in Chicago and also the Assistant Director of Admission/Chicago Regional Representative at Saint Mary's College. She believes in CTK's mission as she is deeply passionate about social justice and equity in education. Kat received her BA in Communication Studies from Saint Mary's College and her M.S.Ed in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University, Bloomington. In her spare time, Kat enjoys exploring new restaurants in West Town where she resides with her husband, Danny and dog, Boston. LinkedIn
Tony Azu-Popow
Database Manager
Direct Line: (773) 413-3504
Tony has been with CTK since 2008, the year our school opened its doors. He has over 18 years of experience in database work, managing donor and development information systems for local non-profit organizations. Prior to his role at CTK, Tony worked with the Alexian Brothers Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago. He received a BA in Politics from Lake Forest College and is a product of Jesuit education – a graduate of St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland. A Cleveland native, Tony currently resides in Oak Park with his wife Lisa and 2 sons. He is an avid runner and biker and has completed multiple marathons and half-marathons. Linkedin 
Michael A. Smith
Senior Director, Marketing & Communications
Direct Line: (773) 413-3577
Mike joined the Christ the King team after an extensive career in advertising working for a variety of agencies in Chicago, most recently at HY Connect as EVP, Client Services & Operations. He has led agency teams in the development of effective communication plans for local, regional and national clients including Burger King, United Airlines, Sears, McDonald's, Museum of Science and Industry, Notre Dame Executive Education, and Peapod. Originally from Cape Cod, Mike graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a BA in Economics, and also received a MBA from Duke's Fuqua School of Business. He and his wife Linda are the parents of three children.  LinkedIn