Elizabeth is the director of development for Long Beach Opera in Long Beach, Calif.  Prior to this position, she was director of development for Nine Network of Public Media. And before that position, she was development director for UMSL’s College of Fine Arts and Communication and the Touhill Performing Arts Center. One of the first Nonprofit Leadership & Management Certificate recipients, Elizabeth has given a hand up to those who have come behind her as a founding member of the NPML Alumni chapter, and also served as its president. She has always answered the call to share her knowledge and expertise with the PPA program, its students and alumni.

Kurila was named PPA Distinguished Alumna for 2012.