About the Author

Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas is the author of “Joliet,” Images of America Series with Arcadia Publishing, of “The Joliet Rivals Club – a centennial celebration,” and “Leadership 1937-203, The First Forty Presidents of the National Federation of Press Women”, a short-story author, and community volunteer. Her writing has won top awards from the National Federation of Press Women and the Illinois Woman’s Press Association. She is co-editor of the 2014 IWPA anniversary anthology.Marianne was selected as the National Federation of Press Women Communicator of Achievement in 2013 and the Illinois Woman’s Press Association Communicator of Achievement in 2013 and in 2008.
She served two-terms as the President of the Executive Board of the Illinois Woman’s Press Association (2013-2009). Before becoming President of the IWPA, Wolf-Astrauskas served the organization as 2nd Vice President /Membership Chair (2009-2005), High School Contest Chair (2012-2010) National Convention Committee (2010) and Book Fair Chair.

Today, she is the First Vice President of the Executive Board of the National Federation of Press Women. She served NFPW as Membership Chair (2009-2011), Executive Board Secretary (2011-2013) and Executive Board Second Vice President (2013-2015).

A graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, Marianne is President of the Illinois Wesleyan University Chicago Alumni Board and serves on the Illinois Wesleyan University Alumni Association Executive Board. She is a member of the Union League Club of Chicago.

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