About Astra Gamsjaeger
As Marketing Director, Astra has been instrumental in moving Venue Logic’s presence as one of the premier venue search, management and consulting companies in Chicago. Using her previous corporate experience in relationship marketing for clients such as United Airlines, First Card Bank (Chase), and Ameritech (AT&T), she has drawn on those skills to advance VL’s business in branding, sales, and new business development.
Astra is active in fundraising and development for mission-driven nonprofit organizations, including the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), Joffrey Ballet, and several Chicago schools. She has both created and cultivated individual donor solicitation strategies as well as institutional stewardships. She has teamed up to produce marketing and development efforts that successfully promoted the value to the wider public sphere and has implemented campaigns that gained noteworthy acknowledgments. Astra is privileged to have worked with some of the pillars of Chicago’s philanthropic community as well as civic and business leaders.
She takes seriously bottom line measurable results and time constraints. Astra is noticeably personable and gracious. One of her great strengths is her enthusiasm to dive into collaboration, generate ideas not yet explored by the organization, and set up a timetable agreeable to stakeholders. As the mother of two active boys – Astra knows the value of time!