IASB Welcomes Two New Employees 

  • Date Posted
    May 18, 2023
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The Illinois Association of School Boards introduces two new members of the Association staff, both of whom joined IASB in Spring 2023.  
Karis Li is a Legal Assistant in the Office of General Counsel. Li graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics and a specialization in Law, Policy, and Governance. In college, Li served as Vice President of the Asian American Association and volunteered with the Public Health Institute and Asian Health Services on the Improving the Wellness of Asian Youth project (IWAY). She has experience working at an immigration and a real estate law firm as a legal assistant. The IASB Office of General Counsel is responsible for legal risk management and compliance services, promoting best practices to IASB members, creating educational products and services, and maintaining strong, collaborative relationships with the public education community.  
Alie Wagner joins the IASB Governmental Relations team as an Administrative Assistant supporting the Association’s advocacy efforts. She recently moved to Illinois from Florida, where she lived in Daytona and Orlando and volunteered on statewide election campaigns. Wagner was a Starbucks shift manager and an office manager for a tax accounting firm. The work of the IASB Governmental Relations team includes advocacy work on behalf of and with members, and working for, against, or to improve state and federal bills that impact member school districts.  
Li is based in the Association’s Lombard office and Wagner is located in Springfield. Contact information is available on the IASB Staff webpage.