1. Bob Bonifas
Founder & CEO
Alarm Detection Systems, Inc.
Founder and CEO Bob Bonifas started Alarm Detection in the basement of his father’s
grocery store in the Pigeon Hill neighborhood of Aurora. Over forty years later, Alarm
Detection Systems, Inc. ranks as one of the twenty largest alarm companies in the United
States. The Bonifas family business now employs nearly 250 area residents who design, sell,
install, maintain and monitor burglar, fire, CCV and card access systems for approximately
30,000 subscribers in northern Illinois, northeast Indiana and southern Wisconsin. Of those
employees, four second generation Bonifas’ help manage the direction of this fast growing
Bob Bonifas has been a leader in the security industry for over forty years. He has won
numerous industry awards, including being named as an inaugural member in Security Sales
& Integration magazine’s Hall of Fame. He has been recognized as one of the 25 most
dynamic people who have shaped the alarm industry, and was named in Security Dealer
magazine as an “Industry icon”. He also received the Central Station Alarm Association’s
highest award, the Stan Lott Award.
He has held a leadership role in virtually every security industry organization. Bob also is the
past Chairman of the Heartland Blood Bank, and currently serves on the board of directors.
Mr. Bonifas’ long-term commitment to ADS has required him to be very active in supporting
the election campaigns of pro-business candidates at all levels of government. In his free
time, Mr. Bonifas continues to travel and has now seen every country on the world map. He
was recognized in a recent news article as being one of the world-wide leaders in competitive
2. Valerie Bruggeman
Director, External Affairs
Valerie is the Director of External Affairs and Government Relations for AT&T. In that capacity,
she manages AT&T’s communications with external clients and stakeholders, including
elected officials, community and civic leaders and Members of the media. Valerie joined AT&T
in 1999 after serving as Assistant Administrator for DuPage County Human Services. An
active member of the community, Valerie serves on a number of civic and philanthropic
boards including the DuPage Workforce Investment Board, Illinois Republican Woman
Lincoln Series, Greater DuPage MYM, and was appointed to the West Chicago Fire District
board as Trustee in 2000.
Valerie is a graduate of North Central College with a BA in Organizational Communication
and minor in Business Management. A life long native of DuPage County, Valerie resides in
West Chicago with her husband, Ken, and two children, Megan and Jonathan.
3. George Rogiokos
Basils Greek Dining
Diner and culinary man of the people. “If it doesn’t meet my standards as a consumer, it
doesn’t make it on our menu.” “Customers and employees first!”
George cultivated these two mantras from years of dining at the greatest places around the
world and from his 25 years in the insurance industry. Never one to shy away from a
challenge, George has embraced his transition into the restaurant world with the same zest
and focus that catapulted his success in his previous industry. Years of experience have
proven to him that success is a team effort.
Emphasizing the importance of competence, coherence and communication of all employees
at every level is at the core of his leadership style. Bringing this proven leadership structure
and constantly researching and learning the restaurant business, Basils and George continue
to reinvent and improve themselves daily. From visiting fish and coffee houses, tasting beer
and wine, meeting with produce and meat purveyors and working with chefs and service,
George always strives to bring the best out of everybody and makes sure the best product
makes it to your table. You can always find George at tableside getting to know customers or
at a local community event getting to know and help out the community.
4. Dwight Yackley
BBM Incorporated is a privately owned company that is dedicated to enhancing the quality of
life for the business owners and residents of its commercial properties. Dwight Yackley,
president of BBM Incorporated, purchased his first commercial building in 1983. Since then,
BBM Incorporated has steadily grown to manage many commercial properties throughout the
Recently, its focus has been on redeveloping Downtown Naperville. The Main Street
Promenade, Washington Corners, Benton Terrace Residential Condos are but some of the
properties BBM Incorporated developed in Downtown Naperville. Mr. Yackley and his wife
Ruth reside in Naperville and are actively involved in the community serving on many
committees and not-for-profit boards.
5. Greg Joutras
Director of Operations
Bill Jacobs Naperville
Greg Joutras is Director of Operations for Bill Jacobs Naperville including Bill Jacobs BMW,
Bill Jacobs VW, Bill Jacobs MINI and Land Rover Hinsdale. His office is located at the Bill
Jacobs BMW Corporate location.
Greg began his career with the first Bill Jacobs auto dealership in 1985. He has had varied
positions with Bill Jacobs Chevrolet, Bill Jacobs Volkswagen and Bill Jacobs BMW in his
extensive automotive career.
Experience the Bill Jacobs difference...a legend in customer service.
At Bill Jacobs we pride ourselves on delivering a level of customer satisfaction beyond your
A shopping experience that matches the luxury products we represent.
Professional, well informed friendly Customer Sales and Service representatives who build
one-on-one relationships with our customers. Our customers tell us again and again that
it's hard to beat a Bill Jacob’s price or Bill Jacob’s service.
State of the art facilities with internet, complimentary loaners, complimentary car wash,
comfortable customer service lounge, children's play area, high definition TVs, and
A friendly name you can trust who has been in the automotive business for over 50 years.
We appreciate our customers and will work hard to maintain relationships for life.
6. Chris Michalski
BMO Harris Bank
Chris Michalski is the Market President for BMO Harris Bank. He is responsible for
developing and executing strategies to deliver the breadth of BMO Harris Bank’s retail
banking, business banking and wealth management services.
His DuPage and Will County markets consist of 13 bank locations in Naperville, Bolingbrook,
Glen Ellyn, Lisle, Plainfield and Wheaton. He currently sits on the Boards at the Naperville
Area Chamber of Commerce and Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry.
Prior to joining BMO Harris Bank, Chris had a 20 year career with Wells Fargo & Co. where
he was a Vice President-Regional Manager for a 10 district region in six states across the
Midwest. He led design and execution of the regional vision, benchmarks, infrastructure,
workflow, sales strategies, training programs, and launched new markets with rapid regional
growth. He championed the United Way Giving Campaign and was a board member for
Habitat for Humanity.
Michalski is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a B.S. degree in finance. He
completed the Executive Leadership Development Program at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Chris is a 13 year Naperville resident. He and his wife, Julie have three daughters.
7. Kevin Harris
BP America, Inc.
Kevin is the general manager for BP’s 2 million sq. ft. property portfolio in the Chicago Area.
He leads a team of 250 people to deliver safe, reliable and cost efficient operations. His
organization also provides design, construction, safety, medical and other business services
to 3,000 employees here in Chicago.
Kevin has nearly 15 years of domestic and international business leadership and operations
experience. His previous positions include Vice President of strategy, planning and
performance for a $15 billion BP fuels business, General Manager for a $100 million
international BP chemical business in addition to other sales and operational roles.
In addition to the Naperville Chamber of Commerce, Kevin also serves a board member for
the Choose DuPage development alliance. With respect to education, Kevin holds an MBA
from the Kellogg School of Management as well as MS and BS degrees in mechanical
engineering from Georgia Tech and Howard University respectively.
Kevin is married with four children and remains an active assistant scout for the boy scouts
and also serves as a Sunday school leader for his church.
8. John P. Calamos, Sr.
Chairman, CEO and Global
Co-Chief Investment Officer
During a distinguished investment career spanning more than 40 years, that includes the
founding of Calamos Investments in 1977, John P. Calamos, Sr. has provided investors with
innovative strategies for building and protecting wealth.
John received his undergraduate degree in Economics and M.B.A. in Finance from the Illinois
Institute of Technology. He won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® award in 2006.
A well recognized pioneer at risk-management strategies, he is the author of two books,
along with numerous articles in various financial journals. He is often quoted in the press,
including The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Barron’s, Fortune,
BusinessWeek, and Pensions & Investments. He has appeared on Bloomberg, CNBC, and
John is deeply committed to promoting education. He is a Trustee of Illinois Institute of
He is an active philanthropist and is proud to lend his support to a number of Hellenic
organizations. John is Chairman of the Board of the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago.
9. Robert L. Breuder
College of DuPage
Dr. Robert L. Breuder began his service as the fifth president in the College’s 42-year history
on Jan. 1, 2009. He brings to the College nearly 40 years of experience in education and
administration, including 30 years as a college president. Prior to College of DuPage, he
served for 17 years as president of Pennsylvania College of Technology, an affiliate of
Pennsylvania State University; and 10 years as president of William Rainey Harper College.
10. Bill Hubly
Corbett, Duncan & Hubly, P.C.
As Managing Principal of Corbett, Duncan & Hubly, P.C. As a CPA and a CFP®, Bill Hubly
brings a wealth of financial knowledge, expertise and experience to his client relationships.
His areas of concentration include middle-market business strategic planning and
organizational alignment of strategy, people and processes. Under Bill’s leadership, Corbett,
Duncan & Hubly was named a Best of the Best managed firm by INSIDE Public Accounting
for 2009. Additionally, Corbett, Duncan & Hubly was named one of the Best Places to Work in
Illinois for four consecutive years from 2010 - 2013.
Bill has presented on business and financial topics and he has been quoted in various
publications including The Practical Accountant, The Daily Herald and Accounting Today.
Most recently, Bill participated in The Advisory Board’s Managing Partner Panel on Dealing
With Compensation in Today’s Economy. He is also a sought after speaker on strategic
planning, organizational alignment and leadership.
11. Bernard Glossy, FACHE
President & CEO
Delta Dental of Illinois
Mr. Glossy is the President and CEO of Delta Dental of Illinois. Prior to joining Delta Dental of
Illinois in July 2010, he was President and CEO of Delta Dental of Arizona for eight years.
During his tenure, Mr. Glossy nearly tripled Delta Dental of Arizona’s premium revenues –
from $60 million to approximately $160 million.
Mr. Glossy, a fellow in the College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), has a distinguished
career in the healthcare industry that spans over 30 years. Mr. Glossy oversaw operations for
a $160 million healthcare facility, which earned the distinction of being named one of the top
100 orthopedic hospitals in the nation. Additionally, he held executive positions at many
leading hospital and medical systems, including Verdugo Hills Hospital, Centinela Health
System and Medical Center, Contra Costa County Hospital, Valley Medical Center, and
Montgomery Ryland, Inc, where he specialized in turnaround and consulting services.
Mr. Glossy serves as a director on numerous Boards and has been involved in many
professional associations, including The Delta Dental Plans Association Board, and The
DeltaUSA Board of Directors, The John C. Lincoln Health Foundation Board, The Phoenix
Suns Charity Foundation, The Rio Salado Dental Hygiene School Advisory Committee,
California Healthcare Insurance Company, Verdugo Private Industry Council, Arizona and
California Regents Advisory Council, State of Arizona E-Commerce Task Force (Governor-
appointment), and The John C Lincoln Hospital Network Board.
12. Mark F. Schultz, CPA
Dugan & Lopatka, CPA’s, P.C.
Mark Schultz is a principal for the accounting and consulting firm of Dugan & Lopatka, CPAs,
PC in Wheaton, Illinois. In addition to his responsibilities as head of the firm’s Audit & Review
Department, Mark co-chairs the firm’s not-for-profit practice group and spearheads the firm’s
quality control efforts.
Mark is a 1977 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and has a master of business
administration degree from Northern Illinois University Graduate School of Business. He
started his career with the accounting firm of Cliffton Gunderson in Joliet and became a
Certified Public Accountant in 1979 and is a member of ICPAS and AICPA.
Mark’s clients range in size from a budget of $150,000 for a small nonprofit to revenues over
$100 million for privately held companies. Mark is a nationally recognized leader in the
accounting industry and has served on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’
Peer Review Committee, which is responsible for setting the quality standards for the public
accounting industry. He is also a member and past Chair of the Illinois CPA Society’s Peer
Review Committee. Mark is a member of the AICPA Private Companies Practice Section,
Technical Issues Committee. Mark was honored by the Illinois CPA Society on June 5, 2012
with a Distinguished Service Award for his significant contributions to the public accounting
He is an active speaker on various accounting and auditing topics, sits on numerous board of
directors, and is very active in his community of Naperville, Illinois.
13. Michael Kasper
DuPage Medical Group
Michael A. Kasper is the Chief Executive Officer of DuPage Medical Group. In this role he works with
the Board of Directors and leads the Administrative Team to set the strategy and direct the operations
of the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in the Chicagoland area. DMG is physician-
owned with more than 370 primary care and specialty physicians working together to improve
quality, efficiency and access to health care for residents in west suburban Chicago and the
Prior to joining DMG in September 2010, Kasper was President of Humana Illinois. Kasper has also
held executive roles with Coventry Healthcare, Aetna and Kaiser Permanente. In 2011, Kasper was
named to Crain’s Chicago Business’ “40 Under 40” list for his superior business leadership and
achievement in the Chicago area. In 2012, Modern Healthcare magazine recognized Kasper in its
yearly “Up and Comers” list of honorees for his significant impact in the field of health care.
Kasper is active as a community leader, serving as the 2008 and 2011 Co-Chair for the Chicago Heart
Ball. He serves as a Board Member for the American Heart Association, a member of the Chicagoland
Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Associate Board Member of the Metropolitan Chicago
Healthcare Council. He is also a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. He has a Masters in Health
Administration from Indiana University.
14. Sheryl Eakin, CEO
Scott Eakin, President
Sheryl Eakin has more than 20 years experience in the Information Technology industry. She
spearheaded E2′s Managed Services Program, and set the foundation for the company’s
Datacenters and Cloud Services. Her innovations have redefined how the needs of clients
are met, at both public sector and mid-level companies. It has also driven E2′s phenomenal
growth. Sheryl formed the company in 2000 after leading a group of consultants during the
Scott Eakin is the design architect for E2′s network solutions and the technical leader of the
organization. He has unparalleled expertise in Microsoft Solutions, VMWare, SonicWALL,
Cicso, Aruba Networks, and HP products. Scott served as a vice president of a local
consulting firm before establishing E2. He also was a Division Manager of Internal Systems
at RR Donnelley. Scott holds a degree from Northern Illinois University in Computer Science
with an emphasis on Multiple Virtual Storage OS programming and management.
15. Edgewood has over twenty clinicians with various clinical specialties and a second location in
Plainfield. Edgewood offers counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and
families as well as group therapy, psychological assessments, workshops, anger
management assessments and counseling, substance abuse assessments and counseling,
and Continuing Education for mental health professionals.
Adam Russo is the Chairman & CEO of Edgewood Clinical Services. Adam earned his
Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University and his Master of Social Work from
Smith College. Adam formerly served as an administrator at a local behavioral health facility
and then founded Edgewood Clinical Services in 2004.
During Adam’s 15 years of post-Masters experience, he has provided clinical services to all
populations in the inpatient, outpatient, and residential settings. He is skilled at connecting
with young people in individual sessions, encouraging them to take an active role in their own
treatment. He also works with adults to name the current issues that are limiting their ability
to be successful and then identifies ways to improve their situation.
Adam has led Edgewood to exponential growth over the past ten years. Edgewood has over
twenty clinicians with various clinical specialties and a second location in Plainfield.
Edgewood offers counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families
as well as group therapy, psychological assessments, workshops, anger management
assessments and counseling, substance abuse assessments and counseling, and Continuing
Education for mental health professionals.
(630) 428-7890 ext. 303
Edgewood Clinical Services
President & CEO
16. Pam Davis
Edward Hospital & Health Services
Pamela Davis joined the staff of Edward Health Services Corporation in 1988 as President
and CEO. Previously, she served for 11 years in senior administrative positions with Christ
Hospital and Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois, including Chief Operating Officer. Prior to
that time, she served for two years as Assistant Administrator of Lutheran General Hospital in
Park Ridge, Illinois. She holds a BA in Economics/Social Studies and an MA in Hospital and
Health Services Administration from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.
Pam is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She serves on the
Boards of the Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network, DuPage Regional Development
Alliance and Choose DuPage, and is a member of Naperville Responds for Our Veterans,
Naperville Development Partnership and Illinois Hospital Association Medicaid Task Force
and Medicaid Reimbursement Task Force. Pam was named 2012 Citizen of the Year by
American Legion Post No. 43, recognized by Crain’s “Who’s Who in Chicago Business 2012,
featured as the ABC World News Person of the Week in January 2009 and named “2005
Person of the Year” for Naperville by the Daily Herald.
17. Michael Pacilio
Exelon Nuclear President and Chief
Pacilio is responsible for ensuring that Exelon Generation maintains high levels of
performance and safety across its nuclear fleet. Exelon Generation is the third largest nuclear
fleet in the world, with 10 stations and 17 reactors, and represents nearly 20 percent of the
nation’s nuclear capacity.
Pacilio has more than 25 years of experience with the company. Most recently, he was
Exelon Generation’s Chief Operating Officer for the nuclear division, in which he was
responsible for overseeing the daily operations for all of Exelon Generation’s nuclear
facilities. Previously he was the senior vice president of Midwest operations. In this role, he
was responsible for all of Exelon’s six Midwest nuclear operating facilities and 11 reactors:
Braidwood, Byron, Clinton, Dresden, LaSalle and Quad Cities stations and SAFSTOR
activities for Zion Station. Previously, he held the position of site vice president for both the
Clinton and Braidwood stations. He also served as plant manager at Clinton Station and in a
variety of management roles at Dresden and Quad Cities stations.
Additionally, Pacilio worked on the Unicom/PECO integration team, which ensured a smooth
transition following the merger that created Exelon.
Pacilio holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University
and a senior reactor operator certification from Dresden Station. He completed the Exelon
Leadership Institute Program through the Northwestern University Kellogg School of
Management and the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.
Mike, his wife, Cheryl, and their four children live in Geneva, Ill.
18. John Gallagher
Exterior Designers Inc.
John resides in Naperville with his wife Jeannette and three children. John was brought up in
La Salle, Illinois and after receiving a BS degree in Business at Northern Illinois University
started a career in residential building products for the leader in the industry Alside, Inc.
Starting as a local sales rep in the Chicago-land area, he then went into Regional and then
National sales with them. The travel took its toll on a young family so with many years
experience under his belt, John finally gave into his dream of running his own business.
In 1986, John opened EDI, Exterior Designers Inc. For the past 21 years, EDI has been
serving the western suburbs with quality residential siding, roofing, windows and doors. With
over 6000 customers EDI has established itself with providing their customers with high end
products with an attention to “details” for the discriminating buyer.
In order to have a strong economic business climate, John knows the importance of giving
back to the community. John has served on the board in his industry with NARI, National
Association of the Remodeling Industry. Locally, he is an active member of the Naperville
Chamber of Commerce as an Ambassador, as well as serving on the Small Business council,
Business Connect, and the Mentor program. In addition, John has served on the Board of
Directors with the Naperville Area Chamber. He has been one of the leaders over the years
recruiting members for the Chamber in annual membership campaigns, for the past 25 years.
He is also a member of the Rotary club of Naperville as well as a member of the Gideons
International. John is active in the Lisle Chamber of Commerce.
19. Bob Karalis
Director of Sales &
Bob Karalis currently serves as the Director of Sales and General Manager of GAN
Conferencing and is responsible for developing and executing product and sales strategies in
order to deliver GANC’s Conferencing Solutions and Services to business in the Domestic
US. Bob believes that with the rapid development of integrated conferencing
communications and video and unified applications, it is critical to not only provide our
customers the very best in technology but to create a culture of exceptional service, support
Bob has been a leader in the Conferencing Solutions Industry over the past 14 years and
prior to joining GAN Conferencing held the position of General Manager and Vice President
of Citizens Conferencing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Frontier Communication and as the
Director of Product Development and Conferencing for Globalcom, Inc., a provider of facilities
based broadband services and conferencing solutions.
Bob, originally from New England is a graduate of Plymouth State University where he
received his BS in Business Administration and Management and his MBA from Southern
New Hampshire University, in Manchester N.H.
Bob and his wife Debbi e reside in Chicago with their daughter. Bob is active in the local
community serving as the President of the Belden Town Homes Group and coaching summer
20. Dr. Anthony LaVacca
Naperville Dental Specialists
& General Oral Health Care
Dr. Anthony LaVacca
After completing undergraduate studies in accounting at Rutgers University, Dr. LaVacca attended
Temple University, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. He then completed a
general practice residency at East Orange Veterans Hospital, and extensive post-graduate
prosthodontics training at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
As a Board Certified Prosthodontist, Dr. LaVacca has presented lectures both nationally and
internationally on several topics, including Superior Implant Replacement with State-of-the-Art
Computer Software, a Brief Overview of Full-Mouth Rehabilitation using Implants, Decreasing Chair
Time with a Controlled Indirect Technique for Fixed Prostheses and Surgical Implant Hands-on
Before opening Naperville Dental Specialists, among others, he practiced Restorative Dentistry with
University Associates in Dentistry, Implant Prosthetic Rehabilitation Dentistry at the Chicago Center
for Advanced Dentistry, and Advanced Restorative Dentistry at LaSota & Lee Rockefeller Center
Plaza in New York. Other professional appointments include serving as director of the general
practice residency program and interim director of the postgraduate program in prosthodontics at
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he served as an assistant
Dr. LaVacca has received several honorary recognitions for his contribution to the field. He has
presented table clinics for the Temple University Alumni Association, the American Academy of
Esthetic Dentistry, the American College of Prosthodontists and the American Academy of
Maxillofacial Prosthetics. He participated in a study focused on Bond Strengths of Laboratory
Veneering to Gold-Coated Titanium and Bond strengths of Polymer Glass to Three Cast Alloys.
Dr. LaVacca maintains memberships with the American College of Prosthodontists, American Dental
Association, Academy of Osseointegration, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the
International Association for Dental Research.
21. Christina Klein, CPA, MST
Klein Hall CPAs
Christina Klein is one of the founding partners of Klein, Hall & Associates, LLC, with over 20
years experience in tax analysis, planning and advisory for small businesses and individuals.
She has special expertise in working with the tax and accounting matters for closely held and
family owned businesses, manufacturers and personal service entities. She works hand in
hand with entrepreneurs in starting up new companies and the ongoing compliance they
require. She also works with local attorneys providing consulting, tax planning and court
testimony for clients in divorce cases.
Christina designed, implemented and instructed QuickBooks and accounting courses at the
College of DuPage. Christina has been published on numerous occasions in the financial
sections of the Naperville Sun and Beacon News and she has been a guest speaker for the
International Association of Administrative Professionals.
Christina is the current Treasurer for the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce and served
as Board Members and Treasurer of Naperville CARES for four years.
DeVry University – Bachelors Degree in Accountancy, – Summa Cum Laude
Northern Illinois University – Masters Degree in Taxation – Magna Cum Laude
• Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce
• Naperville CARES – Former Treasurer
• Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor
• Certified Public Accountant – Illinois
• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
• Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS)
22. Charlie Strong
U.S. Division President – McOpCo
McDonald’s USA, LLC
Charlie Strong is currently the President of McOpCo, responsible for all company-owned
restaurants in the U.S. approximately 1600 in total.
Charlie started with McDonald’s in November of 1970 while attending college in Western
Massachusetts. He started as a crew person and worked his way up to restaurant manager
in the fall of 1973. Between 1974 and 1983 he held the positions of Area Supervisor, Field
Consultant and Operations Manager in the Boston Region. He and his family lived in Buxton,
Maine from 1979-83 as he was responsible for the 35 company-owned stores in the state. In
1983, he was promoted to Field Service Manager and moved Seattle, WA. In Seattle he was
responsible for restaurants in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Idaho. After 18
months, he became the Director of Operations for McOpCo. From 1987 to 1991, he was the
District Manager for the Chicago area. In 1991, he was promoted to Region Manager and
relocated back to the Northwest as the Regional Manager, Vice President. In 1994, he
became the Region Manager for the Detroit Region and in 2000 for the Michigan Region. In
2001, he became the McOpCo Vice President for the Great Lakes Division. IN 2005, Charlie
became the General Manager, Senior Vice President for Central McOpCo.
Charlie is the recipient of the 1984 President’s Award and the first recipient of the 2002
Speedy Award for the Central Division. In 2005, he received the company’s Diversity Award
and in 2007 the People award for his commitment to the development of minorities in the
company. Charlie and his wife, Sandy have 2 daughters; Jennifer and Kimberlee and five
23. Ray Kinney
Longtime Naperville resident Ray Kinney serves as a partner at Maclyn Group - an award winning
marketing and communications firm that serves clients such as Dunkin Donuts, Calamos Family
Partners, Argus Brewery, Aasonn, Midwestern University and other large corporations throughout the
country. Additionally, Ray is a partner of Blooming Color and Minuteman Press, both commercial
printing facilities in the Western Suburbs.
Kinney, along with his business partners, have a passion for the communities they do business in –
and have formed their companies on the foundation of giving back. Kinney has been an active
Member of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce since 1984; having served two terms on the
Board of Directors including serving as President of the Board in 1996. He currently sits on the Board
of Directors for the Naperville Development Partnership, Choose DuPage, First Community Bank, the
Naperville Exchange Club’s Ribfest, and the Ron Buonauro Memorial Foundation. Kinney has served
as trustee of North Central College since 2000. In 2010, Kinney was awarded the first-ever honorary
Bachelor of Science in Public Service from the College in their 150-year history.
His proudest business accomplishments include being a Small Business of the Year Award recipient
in 1999 in the category of Service, Business Man of the Year Award from the Illinois Crime
Commission, Kid’s Best Friend Award from the Education Center, and both a Lifetime Achievement
Award and JCI Senator designation from the Naperville Jaycees. Kinney has also been given the
book of Golden Deeds from the Exchange Club of Naperville and been named Rotarian of the Year
by the Rotary Club of Naperville.
Aside from all the community and business involvement, Ray’s favorite pastimes include spending
time with his wife Paula, making college visits to Indiana University where his eldest daughter Sara
attends, and coaching or watching his youngest two children; J.R. and Emily in Volleyball, Basketball
and Baseball. When he is not working on being Dad of the Year (a title given to him by Naperville
Magazine in 2007), Ray can be found enjoying a glass of wine and good company at one of the many
fine establishments in his favorite place to be – Naperville, Illinois.
24. Tom Miers
Naperville Bank & Trust
Tom Miers is the President of Naperville Bank & Trust, part of the WinTrust family of banks.
Miers had a 28-year career with MidAmerica Bank (acquired by National City in 2007) in
Clarendon Hills, Illinois. In his Executive and Senior Management positions, he oversaw the
operations of the bank’s 82 retail branches, creating significant growth and development of
the retail side of the bank’s business. Post acquisition, Miers worked with startup companies
and most recently held the interim Resource Director position for the Heritage YMCA.
“Tom brings impressive credentials and the strong industry track record we sought in the
leader of our Naperville branch,” said Stacey Huels, Chairman and CEO of Wheaton Bank &
Trust. “His leadership skills and strategic vision played a key role in his former bank’s growth
in the Illinois and Wisconsin markets. We believe him to be the perfect fit as we expand our
Naperville presence and we are thrilled to welcome him aboard.”
Miers presently serves on the Board of Directors of the Heritage YMCA Group and the
YMCA of the Rockies. He is the past Chairman of the Board of the Naperville Chamber of
Commerce in 1985 and Naperville YMCA and formerly sat on the Board of Directors of the
Edward Hospital Foundation (Naperville) and the Indian Prairie Education Foundation. He is a
founding member of the Naperville Sunrise Rotary Club and also a member of Vistage,
formerly TEC International.
“I am very excited to be back in the Naperville Banking community where I started my
banking career 28 years ago,” said Miers. “It is an exciting time to be joining Wintrust as we
expand in the Naperville market and I look forward to using the broad and deep capabilities
that Wintrust offers combined with strong community roots.”
Miers is a graduate of George Williams College. He is a resident of Naperville where he has
lived with his family for over 40 years.
25. Ray McGury
Naperville Park District
Ray McGury joined the Naperville Park District in September 2008 with more than 27 years of
community leadership, education and law enforcement experience. In his role as Executive
Director, Ray oversees a budget of more than $34 million and is responsible for the overall
management of a regular staff of 100+, and more than 1,100 seasonal employees. As the head of
the District, he is additionally responsible for directing the operations and maintenance of more
than 130 parks and facilities across 2,500+ acres, and the offering of more that 900 recreational,
arts, athletic and environmental programs for all ages.
Prior to his employment at the park district, Ray served as a leading law enforcement professional
with the Naperville Police Department for more than 20 years, retiring at the rank of police captain,
and later at the Bolingbrook Police Department where he served as the Chief of Police since 2005.
A recipient of numerous awards and honors, Ray has been honored by the Illinois State Crime
Commission as Police Chief of the Year and received the Medal of Honor for Bravery from the
International Narcotics Officers’ Association. He also received the Naperville Jaycees Distinguished
Service Award, the Kreml Leadership Award from Northwestern University, and many others.
An involved community member, Ray has been active in the Illinois Special Olympics, the St.
Baldrick’s Cure for Pediatric Cancer, Naperville Ribfest, and has been a volunteer coach for the
Naperville and Bolingbrook park districts and YMCA. Additionally, he serves as an adjunct
professor at the Center for Public Safety at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, an adjunct
criminal justice professor at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL, and an instructor for the
Department of Homeland Security in Washington D.C.
Ray holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from St. Xavier University and a Masters of
Public Administration from Northern Illinois University. He also is a graduate of the Northwestern
University School of Police Staff and Command and the Rocky Mountain Executive Management
26. Lewis B. Campbell
Chairman and CEO
Lewis B. Campbell was appointed chairman and chief executive officer of Navistar
International Corporation on August 27, 2012. Prior to joining Navistar, Campbell served as
chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Textron Inc. He retired as chief executive
officer from Textron in December 2009, and continued as non-executive chairman until he
retired from the board in August 2010. During his tenure at Textron, Campbell played a key
role in developing Textron's strategic and operational focus, reshaping its portfolio of
businesses, and leading the company to realize enterprise-wide synergies to achieve greater
Campbell was named CEO of Textron in July 1998 and appointed chairman in February
1999. He served as president and chief operating officer from January 1994 to July 1998, and
reassumed the post of president from September 2001 to January 2009. He joined Textron in
September 1992 as executive vice president and chief operating officer after a 24-year career
at General Motors (GM). While at GM he held a number of key management positions,
including general manufacturing manager of GM's Rochester Products Division;
manufacturing manager, Chevrolet-Pontiac, GM Canada Group; and executive director,
GM/UAW Quality Network. In 1988, he was named a vice president of GM as the general
manager of the Flint Automotive Group. In 1991, he served as general manager of the GMC
Truck Division. During his tenure at GMC Truck, he also served on the board of the GM –
Volvo Heavy Truck joint venture for several years.
Campbell earned a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Duke University and attended
the Advanced General Management Program sponsored by GM in Vevey, Switzerland. He
received his certification as a Textron Six Sigma Green Belt in March 2006.
Campbell serves as a director of Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sensata Technologies, a member
of the Business Council, and a member of the Board of Trustees for Noblis; a nonprofit
science, technology, and strategy organization. He is also an advisor to Caldera Ventures,
LLC and a member of their investment committee.
27. Thomas J. Kallay
Director, Regional Community
Relations & Economic
Development – Illinois
Since January 2012, Tom has served as Director, Regional Community Relations & Economic
Development and is responsible for managing the company’s relationships with local
governmental officials, business, economic development and community leaders throughout
its territory. Previously, Kallay was responsible for the communities located in DuPage and
Prior to joining Nicor Gas, Tom was with Northern Indiana Public Service Company, based in
Merrillville, Indiana, where he served three years as Media Manager (1991-1994) and three
years as Community Relations Representative (1994-1997).
From 1984-1991, Kallay lived and worked in Washington, DC handling media relations for two
Washington DC-based trade associations.
Tom grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana and graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington, in
1984, with a degree in communications.
Kallay serves on the Board of Directors for the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce,
where he will serve as Chairman of the Board in 2014; the Naperville Development
Partnership; and, the Fox Valley United Way. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of
Naperville. Tom lives in Naperville with his wife of 21 years, Elaine. Their son Michael is a
sophomore at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
28. Dr. Troy D. Hammond
North Central College
Dr. Troy D. Hammond
Dr. Troy D. Hammond is the 10th president of North Central College. He holds a Ph.D. in
experimental atomic physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and bachelor
of science degrees from Milligan College and Georgia Tech.
Prior to joining North Central College, Hammond was president of the energy services
business at BlueStar Energy in Chicago. He also was an executive with Plextronics, Inc., a
small technology company in Pittsburgh, and helped build it into a global leader in printed
electronics. Previously, as an associate principal with management consulting firm
McKinsey & Company, he worked in the company’s Pittsburgh and Auckland, New
Zealand, offices, serving senior executives in a wide range of industries across the globe.
Hammond holds 47 worldwide patents and patent applications representing 11 unique
inventions and has published extensively about physics, nanotechnology, polymer
electronics, solar power and other energy technologies. His credentials include teaching as
an adjunct professor of business at Milligan College.
Hammond lives in Naperville with his wife, Sharlene, and their four children—Adonay,
Dillon, Karina and Gabrielle—all students in Naperville Community Unit School District 203.
29. Ravi K. Saligram
President & CEO
Ravi Saligram joined OfficeMax as president and chief executive officer in November 2010. At
that time, he also became a member of the OfficeMax Board of Directors. With strong global
experience in growing businesses and brands, Mr. Saligram is driving a business
transformation at OfficeMax and fundamentally evolving its brand positioning from an office
products supplier to a multichannel provider of workplace products, services and solutions.
He guides a team of 29,000 associates committed to understanding and delighting the
customer, and innovating to fulfill their unmet needs.
Prior to joining OfficeMax, Mr. Saligram served as president of Aramark International; and
executive vice president and chief globalization officer of Aramark Corporation. Prior to
Aramark, Mr. Saligram held senior leadership positions with InterContinental Hotels Group,
including president of Brands & Franchise for North America, chief marketing officer, and
President, Asia Pacific; and held brand and general management roles within S.C. Johnson
and Son Inc. He began his career in advertising with Leo Burnett Company in Chicago.
Mr. Saligram is currently a board member of Church & Dwight (NYSE: CHD), a consumer and
specialty products company with leading brands such as Arm & Hammer and OxiClean. He is
a trustee for the Eisenhower Fellowships and also formerly served as a board member and
vice chairman of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. In 2010, Mr. Saligram received the
2010 British American Business Council (BABC) of Greater Philadelphia “Building a Better
Future” award for his role in helping Aramark to become one of the UK’s largest employers.
Mr. Saligram earned a bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore
University in India and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University
30. Paul Feith
President & CEO
Paul Gregory Media
Paul has 24 years of experience in the creative industry, working on projects with
heavyweights like Playboy and Sony, as well as start-ups and budding entrepreneurs. The
company he founded in 2006, Paul Gregory Media, is a full-service marketing and design firm
that blends passion, creativity and innovation - creating effective branding and marketing
campaigns for clients throughout the country. His work has earned him over a four dozen
national and international marketing & design awards.
Paul is a strong advocate for the opportunities the Chamber provides. He has been
recognized with the Good Will Ambassador of the Year award for two years, and as the Small
Business of the Year 5-under-5 category winner. Outside of the Chamber, Paul serves on the
board of directors for Habitat for Humanity of Illinois and Giving DuPage. He was awarded
the Communitas Award in 2012 for his leadership in community service and has been
recognized as an outstanding volunteer by the West Suburban Philanthropic Network.
At home, Paul and his wife, Lorraine, are enjoying their busy lives in Aurora with their two
daughters, Cassie and Melanie.
31. Joseph A. Gregoire
State Chairman for Illinois Banking
PNC Bank, Illinois
Joseph A. Gregoire is state chairman for PNC Bank in Illinois.
Gregoire joined PNC through its acquisition of National City Corporation in October 2008.
During his 28 years with PNC and predecessor bank, Gregoire served as regional president
for the Chicago/ Northern Illinois region; manager of Middle Market Lending for Michigan and
Illinois; chief credit officer for National City in Illinois; managing director of Private Client
Group in Illinois; as well as, president and chief executive officer of the PNC affiliate in
Gregoire is active in a number of civic and business organizations, serving on the boards of
directors of Big Shoulders Fund, Chicago United, Chicago Urban League, Chicago
Symphony Orchestra, Gateway for Cancer Research, Metropolitan Planning Council,
Naperville Development Council, Ravinia Festival, Riverside Medical Center Foundation and
United Way of Metro Chicago. He is the past chairman of the board of Chicago United and
past president of the American Heart Association board and a former board member of the
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Chicago Entrepreneurial Center, Illinois Business
Roundtable and Voices for Illinois Children. Current memberships held at The Commercial
Club of Chicago, Civic Committee of Chicago, The Executives’ Club of Chicago, and The
University Club of Chicago. In 2008, Gregoire was the recipient of The Anti-Defamation
League’s Americanism award.
Gregoire earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from
Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, Illinois. He is also a graduate of Prochnow
Graduate School of Banking, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.
32. Jason Postma
Founded in 1987 as Premier Landscape Contractors, Premier has grown and expanded over
the years in response to our clients’ needs. Our comprehensive suite of offerings is aimed at
enriching your life through the spaces you inhabit. We are not merely providers; we are
partners, artists, craftsman and experts at everything we do. Our services include Landscape
Architecture, Landscape Construction, Maintenance, Irrigation & Landscape Lighting,
Masonry and Commercial Services.
33. Krishna Bansal
President & CEO
Q1 Technologies, Inc.
Krishna is the President and CEO of Q1 Technologies, Inc., a technology and services
company that he founded over a decade ago. Q1 Technologies moved its headquarters from
Phoenix to Naperville in 2004. With offices across the United States and Asia his company
has helped educational institutions, governments and fortune 500 corporations with complex
technology and improving global operations.
Q1 Technologies specialized in large-scale enterprise technology deployments, post-merger
integration, IT infrastructure design and services that range from strategy consulting to
hardware sourcing services to executive placement and staff augmentation. Q1 Technologies
has grown from its humble beginnings in Phoenix to a key solutions provider to many of the
fortune 500 institutions.
In 2006 Krishna also launched a division Techvega.com to focus on the small and medium
businesses. With its premier alliances with all Major IT equipment and software providers,
Techvega provides affordable end-to-end solutions and products for the SMB market.
Krishna has an MBA with an undergraduate education in finance and technology. He is
married with 2 daughters and is also active in the local school district in science and arts
events. He is also involved with global charitable organizations for under-privileged children.
34. Rick Lochner
RPC Leadership Associates, Inc.
Rick Lochner is the President of RPC Leadership Associates, Inc. where he helps business
owners, corporate and non-profit leadership teams and individual professionals make
leadership a way of life.
Rick Lochner is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and spent his
11-year military career leading soldiers in challenging environments around the globe. After
leaving the army, he spent the next 18 years in corporate leadership positions ranging from
front-line management to senior executive management. He successfully led organizations in
Fortune 100 corporations and privately held entrepreneurial ventures across multiple
industries both for-profit and non-profit.
In addition to his undergraduate studies, Rick holds both an MS and MBA. He is a visiting
professor at the Keller Graduate School of Management and Aurora University where he
teaches a variety of topics including Leadership, Managing Change, and Strategic
Rick is the author of “The Missing Piece: Achieving Sustainable Success Through Business
Alignment” as well as a contributing author to “A Common Sense Approach to Sustainability”
by Tammy Kohl, both published in 2012.
He gives back to the local community as a member of the Board of Directors for Literacy
DuPage, the Patient Family Advisory Committee at Edward Hospital as well as the Naperville
Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He and his wife Colleen reside in Naperville,
35. Charles E. Fattore
RR Donnelley Logistics
Charles E. Fattore is President of RR Donnelley Logistics Services based in Chicago IL. Donnelley
Logistics Services (DLS) is the premier third party provider of logistics management solutions.
Donnelley Logistics is has four main businesses; Print Logistics, Expedited Logistics, Mail Operations
and its 1st Priority business. Print Logistics moves printed product for RRD as well as third parties;
Expedited Services is focused on financial printing, pharmaceutical and bank distribution. The Mail
Operations segment provides Co-Mail, Co-Palletization and List Management Services to the
magazine, catalog and direct mail industries. The 1st Priority business provides LTL and Air Freight
Services to a variety of shippers. Mr. Fattore is also responsible for Postal Affairs for Donnelley
Logistics and manages its relationship with the United States Postal Service. Donnelley Logistics
Services is a business unit of RR Donnelley & Sons Company, the $11 billion dollar, premier North
American printing company.
Prior to joining DLS, Mr. Fattore spent ten years managing distribution and transportation operations
for Bank One and its predecessor company, First Chicago NBD. Mr. Fattore is also Chairman of the
National Postal Policy Council; a Washington DC based first-class mailer trade association and
serves on the Board of Directors of Postcom. Additionally, he is past chairman of the American
Bankers Association Postal Committee and served on the Executive Board of the Mailers Technical
Advisory Committee (MTAC). He was also on the Postmaster General’s Competitive Services Task
Force and has been a frequent speaker at Mailcom, National Postal Forums and other industry
Earlier in his career Mr. Fattore spent five years as an assistant to Bob Knight and the Indiana
University basketball program and was also an assistant coach at the University of Colorado in
Boulder. During his time at Indiana, the Hoosiers won a NCAA Championship, three Big Ten titles
and appeared in the NCAA tournament all five years. Mr. Fattore was also an assistant with the 1984
US Olympic Basketball team that won the gold medal in Los Angeles. He also worked with the 1983
and 1987 Pan American basketball teams. He currently serves as President of the Neuqua Valley
High School Hockey Club. Mr. Fattore is a graduate of Indiana University and he and his wife Nancy
have two sons, Andrew and Christopher.
36. Sean Sebold
Sebold Capital Management, Inc.
Mr. Sebold has over 10 years of experience in the financial planning and investment
management industries. His diverse background and experience, ranging from the floor of
the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to a Global Consultancy in Andersen Consulting, provide a
unique vantage on wealth management
Mr. Sebold is among a small group of advisors in the country that have both earned the CFP
certification and hold the CFA Charter. Both designations are the highest level of certification
in their respective field. He holds a BA in English from Villanova University. He completed his
CFP education at the College for Financial Planning and obtained an MBA with majors in
Finance, International Business and Marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg
Mr. Sebold is past-president and chairman of the Financial Planning Association of Illinois,
the largest FPA chapter in the country. After serving at the state level, Mr. Sebold was also
the chairman of the Financial Planning Association’s National Pro Bono Advisory Committee.
Mr. Sebold has been quoted in Crain’s Chicago Business, AARP Magazine CFA Magazine
and USAA Magazine. He has made presentations at the Kane County Bar Association, the
CFA Institute of Chicago, and the Financial Planning Association, in addition to appearing
on ABC’s Sunday Morning , WGN-Radio and Fox News.
When not working, Mr. Sebold spends his time with his wife and four small children. He enjoys
marathon running/training, golfing, sailing and reading.
37. Jeffrey Herr
Vice President - Investments
UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Jeff has been a Wealth Management Advisor since 1988 and has spent his entire career
specializing in Retirement Planning. As a dedicated Financial Advisor, Jeff understands that
each client is different – from a new investor to one with years of experience – and he
appreciates your individual circumstances. Jeff's goal is to be your primary source of wealth
Today’s investors need more than information. It takes the assistance of wealth management
professionals to put that information into context; to know you, your needs and your stage of
life; and to identify strategies that complement your goals.
At UBS, we offer our clients access to some of the world’s most powerful financial resources.
But the most important resources of all are the ones Jeff brings to the table whenever we
discuss your needs – listening and understanding. They are the first steps in the disciplined,
ongoing process of wealth management.
With an undergraduate degree in mathematics and education, Jeff is a frequent and highly
sought after speaker on retirement planning. Jeff is certified in the UBS Portfolio
Management Program – a designation reserved for advisors with unique and disciplined
money management skills. Married since 1987, Jeff and his wife, Tracy, have three sons and
have lived in the western suburbs for the last 25 years.
38. Tammy R. Madajewski
Wyndham Lisle – Chicago Hotel &
Executive Meeting Center
Tammy is the General Manager for the Wyndham Lisle-Chicago Hotel & Executive Meeting Center.
The hotel boasts an approval from the membership into IACC--International Association of
Conference Centers. This IACC approval means it meets 30 district criteria making it one of the most
regarded meeting facilities in the world. Tammy's staff consists of a superb food and beverage team
that execute functions from intimate private dining experiences to large upscale events. Her room’s
division team provides a warm and friendly hotel for the guests to relax in their guestrooms or to
work out in the extensive fitness center. In addition, Tammy’s sales department, partners with major
corporate leaders within the Lisle area, are dedicated individuals to give clients their ultimate guest
satisfaction and customize their experience to their business needs.
At the Wyndham Lisle-Chicago Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, we've always made it a priority to
offer personalized service to our guests. Tammy and her team ensure that the customer's experience
exceeds expectations each and every time visiting this Hotel. Diligently with Tammy's guidance, her
team focuses on fine details from being checked-in by the friendly guest service staff while providing
the guest with the perfect room and the service of social functions to create long lasting experiences
for every guest.
Under Tammy’s leadership the Wyndham Lisle – Chicago Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is proud
to support the community throughout the year. The team participates in charity walks, sponsorships
and donation drives. The largest drive supports the Paul Hall Community Center where the hotel
collects food, toys, clothes and holiday trees for the needy. The hotel is the proud recipient of the
2011 State of Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association Award for Community Service.
Prior to working for the Wyndham Lisle-Chicago Hotel & Meeting Center, Tammy has worked at the
Westin Northwest, formerly The Wyndham Northwest Chicago, and started her career at the
Wyndham at the Milwaukee Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.