Natalie Konowal


Previously Natalie has worked as a meeting planner at FCM-Bannockburn Travel, Rotary International, The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Symphony IRI.

Her Ukrainian heritage is an important component of her life. She speaks, writes and reads Ukrainian fluently. On weekends, Natalie volunteers for ODUM, a Ukrainian Cultural organization, teaching children of Ukrainian decent Ukrainian songs, traditional arts and history.  Natalie also volunteers as a fundraiser,  special events coordinator and helps coordinate the missions of aid for UCARE, Inc an organization that aids orphans/orphanages in Ukraine.

Job Description: 

As the Director of Travel and Conferences Services for Sigma Chi Blue and Gold Travel Natalie's responsibilities include researching, planning and coordinating all internal meetings and conferences, contract negotiations for a variety of facilities including hotels and universities, airlines, car and bus companies, catering, audio visual, guest speakers and a variety of entertainment options.

Coordinate and Execute the following meetings:

  1. Balfour Leadership Training Workshop               Annual              (1600-2000 attendees)
  2. Grand Council                                                     Bi-Annual          (150-250 attendees)
  3. Grand Chapter                                                    Bi-Annual          (500-800 attendees)
  4. Balfour Leadership Operating Board                  (3 meetings)
  5. Executive Board                                                  (4 meetings)
  6. Horizons Board                                                    (2 meetings)
  7. Leadership Training Board                                  (3 meetings)
  8. Grand Praetor Meeting                                        Annual
  9. Grand Trustee Meeting                                       Annual
  10. Horizons – 4/5 sessions                                      Spring/Summer (book air and local transportation)
  11. Alumni Training                                                    (2 meetings)
  12. Mission 365                                                          (2 meetings)
  13. Curriculum Committee Meetings                          (2 meetings)
  14. Ritual Renaissance and Education                      (3 meetings)
  15. Pledge Education                                                 (3 meetings)
  16. Journey Operating Board                                     (2 meetings)
  17. NCDC                                                                   (1 meeting)
  18. RMF                                                                      As Needed
  19. HQ –special events                                              As Needed
  20. Province Conferences                                          As requested


  1. Book all business travel for Sigma Chi Fraternity staff and all volunteer travel that is paid for by Sigma Chi. Use Sabre GDS or Cliqbook.
  2. Build and maintain staff travel profiles and request that volunteers enter profile information on Cliqbook
  3. Quality control all travel booked for meeting to adhere to Sigma Chi Quaestor budget guidelines
  4. Negotiate and maintain corporate rates with car rental companies.

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Natalie Konowal

Senior Director of Conference Services and Travel
(847) 869-3655, ext. 232