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  1. 1. Bob Bonifas Founder & CEO Alarm Detection Systems, Inc. Contact: Chris Beykirch (630) 844-6300 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 company. 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 travel.
  2. 2. Valerie Bruggeman Director, External Affairs AT&T Contact: Valerie Bruggeman (630) 462-6030 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. 3. George Rogiokos Basils Greek Dining Contact: George Rogiokos (630) 692-1300 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. 4. Dwight Yackley President BBM, Incorporated Contact: Dwight Yackley (630) 305-7171 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 Chicagoland area. 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. 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 expectations. 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 complimentary refreshments. 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. Contact: Nancy Chafin (630) 357-1200
  6. 6. Chris Michalski Market President 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. Contact: Chris Michalski (630) 420-3322
  7. 7. Kevin Harris General Manager BP America, Inc. Contact: Kevin Harris (630) 961-6989 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. 8. John P. Calamos, Sr. Chairman, CEO and Global Co-Chief Investment Officer Calamos Investments 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 Fox Business. John is deeply committed to promoting education. He is a Trustee of Illinois Institute of Technology. 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. Contact: Jennifer McGuffin (630) 245-1780
  9. 9. Robert L. Breuder President College of DuPage Contact: Tom Glaser (630) 942-2800 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. 10. Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Profiles 2013 Bill Hubly Managing Principal 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 plan- ning and organizational alignment of strategy, people and processes. Under Bill’s leader- ship, 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 Deal- ing With Compensation in Today’s Economy. He is also a sought after speaker on strate- gic planning, organizational alignment and leadership. Contact: Bill Hubly (630) 285-0215
  11. 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. Contact: David McLinden (630) 718-4746
  12. 12. Annmarie Siwik Principal & Director of Marketing DiGiovine Hnilo Jordan + Johnson Ltd. Contact: Annmarie Siwik (630) 420-1360 Annmarie Siwik is a Principal & Director of Marketing at DiGiovine Hnilo Jordan + Johnson Ltd., a CPA/ business advisory firm with a staff of over 60 over employees. Her role as the firm’s ambassador is overseeing all aspects of internal and external marketing and business development. Annmarie has been recognized as a “rainmaker” by the Business Ledger and as one of the “40 Fascinating Faces of 2011” in Glancer Magazine. She is a recipient of numerous awards including the 2011 Community Leadership Award of The Education Center, Business Ledger Influential Women in Business Award, Naperville Jaycees Distinguished Service Award, Association of Accounting Marketers Gold Award, Exchange Club Exchangite of the Year (2 times), BMW Community Hero Drive for the Cure Award, and the Susan B. Komen Award of Honorable Supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness given by First Lady Barbara Bush. She is a long-time member of the Association of Accounting Marketers and currently serves as a Naperville Riverwalk Commissioner, Naperville Parks Foundation Director, Ribfest Sponsorship Director, and American Cancer Society Reach for Recovery Breast Cancer Volunteer. She is a Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the West Chicago Chamber, Past President of the Exchange Club of Naperville and Project HELP, and Past Chair of Ribfest.
  13. 13. Mark F. Schultz, CPA Principal 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 industry. 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. Contact: Mark Schultz (630) 665-4440
  14. 14. Michael Kasper CEO DuPage Medical Group Contact: Maria McGowan (630) 469-9200 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 surrounding counties. 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.
  15. 15. Sheryl Eakin, CEO Scott Eakin, President E2Services Contact: (630) 527-7100 Sheryl Eakin CEO 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 1990s. Scott Eakin President 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.
  16. 16. Pam Davis President/CEO 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. Contact: Pam Davis (630) 527-3010
  17. 17. Michael Pacilio Exelon Nuclear President and Chief Nuclear Officer Exelon Generation Profile 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. Professional History 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. Education 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. Family Mike, his wife, Cheryl, and their four children live in Geneva, Ill. Contact: Neal Miller (815) 417-3184
  18. 18. John Gallagher President Exterior Designers Inc. Contact: John Gallagher (630) 305-7909 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. 19. Bob Karalis Director of Sales & General Manager GAN Conferencing Contact: Bob Karalis (630) 429-4457 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 and value. 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 youth baseball.
  20. 20. Dr. Anthony LaVacca Owner/Doctor Naperville Dental Specialists & General Oral Health Care Contact: Dr. Anthony LaVacca (630) 848-2010 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 Training. 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 professor. 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. 21. Christina Klein, CPA, MST Partner Klein Hall CPAs Experience 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. Education DeVry University – Bachelors Degree in Accountancy, – Summa Cum Laude Northern Illinois University – Masters Degree in Taxation – Magna Cum Laude Professional Memberships • Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce • Naperville CARES – Former Treasurer • Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor Contact: Christina Klein (630) 898-5578 • Certified Public Accountant – Illinois • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS)
  22. 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 grandchildren. Contact: Debbie Piasecki (630) 251-2057
  23. 23. Ray Kinney President Minuteman Press Contact: Ray Kinney (630) 369-1360 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. 24. Tom Miers President 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. Contact: Tom Miers (630) 848-8080
  25. 25. Ray McGury Executive Director 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 Program. Contact: Ray McGury (630) 848-5000
  26. 26. Lewis B. Campbell Chairman and CEO Navistar 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 operating efficiencies. 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. Contact: Don Sharp (630) 753-5000
  27. 27. Thomas J. Kallay Director, Regional Community Relations & Economic Development – Illinois Contact: Thomas Kallay (630) 388-2685 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 Kane Counties. 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. 28. Dr. Troy D. Hammond President North Central College Contact: Dr. Troy D. Hammond (630) 637-5454 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. 29. Ravi K. Saligram President & CEO OfficeMax Incorporated Contact: Shelly Newman (630) 717-7571 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 of Michigan.
  30. 30. Paul Feith President & CEO Paul Gregory Media Contact: Paul Feith (630) 384-9061 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. 31. Joseph A. Gregoire State Chairman for Illinois Banking PNC Bank, Illinois Contact: Todd Olsen (630) 533-9077 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 Kankakee, Illinois. 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. 32. Jason Postma President Premier Service Contact: Jeff Clifford (630) 321-9530 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. 33. Krishna Bansal President & CEO Q1 Technologies, Inc. Contact: Krishna Bansal (630) 536-8202 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 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. 34. Rick Lochner President RPC Leadership Associates, Inc. Contact: Rick Lochner (630) 219-3316 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 Management. 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, IL.
  35. 35. Charles E. Fattore President RR Donnelley Logistics Contact: Chuck Fattore (630) 226-6363 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 events. 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. 36. Sean Sebold Principal Sebold Capital Management, Inc. Contact: Sean Sebold (630) 548-9700 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 School. 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. 37. Jeffrey Herr Branch Manager, Vice President - Investments UBS Financial Services, Inc. Contact: Jeffrey Herr (630) 753-1260 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 management advice. 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. 38. Tammy R. Madajewski General Manager Wyndham Lisle – Chicago Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Contact: Tammy Madajewski (630) 577-6059 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.