Board of Directors

CLASS OF 2019

Cohen Barnes, President/CEO
SundogIT, Inc.

Dr. Laurie Borowicz, President
Kishwaukee College

Paul Callighan, Community Consultant

Sue Elsner, Managing Broker/Owner
Century 21 Elsner Realty

Gary Evans, Vice President-Business Development
First National Bank

Jarid Funderburg, Strategic Philanthropy Officer
OSF Healthcare Foundation

Tana Knetsch, Owner and Operator
B95FM/WDKB Radio Station

Tom Matya, Business Development Manager
ZeaMays Holdings, Inc.

Mike Milano, General Manager 
Target Distribution Center

Greg Millburg, Manager
DeKalb County Farm Bureau

Jim Stoddard, Partner
Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis, LLC

Marc Strauss, Attorney
Foster, Buick Conklin & Lundgren, LLC

CLASS OF 2018

Timothy Beasley, Executive Vice President
Heartland Bank & Trust Company

Matt Duffy, Executive Director
DeKalb Chamber of Commerce

Troy Dukes, Manager of Production Plant
Monsanto

Dr. Lisa Freeman, President
Northern Illinois University

Anne Marie Gaura, City Manager
City of DeKalb

Brian Gregory, City Manager
City of Sycamore

Jim James, Chairman & CEO
IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.

Don Jones, President
DeKalb Forge Company/Forge Resources Group

Chuck Kaiser, Senior Vice-President
First Midwest Bank

John McCann, Economic Development Business Manager
ComEd, an Exelon Company

David Pietryla,  Manager of Community Relations & Economic Development 
Nicor Gas

CLASS OF 2017

Mike Carpenter, Real Estate Broker
RVG Commercial Real Estate

Dan Curran, Vice President
Curran Contracting Co.

Dr. Steve Glasgow, Physician
Midwest Orthopaedic Institute-M.O.I.

Gary Hanson, Administrator
DeKalb County

Dean Panettieri, VP & COO
Auto Meter Products, Inc.

John F. Pappas, Owner-Operator
Pappas Developments, LLC/Cornerstone LLC

Karen Pletsch, Publisher
Daily Chronicle/Shaw Suburban Media

Gary Seegers, President
Driv-Lok

Cortney Strohacker, Executive Director
Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce

Dan Templin, Executive Director
DeKalb County Community Foundation/DCCF

Rose Treml, Executive Director
Greater Sycamore Area Chamber of Commerce

Jerry Wahlstrom, Realtor
McCabe Realtors

Sam Walt, Operations Manager
WALT LTD

NON-VOTING EX OFFICIO MUNICIPAL LEADERS

Jim Baenziger
Village of Kingston

Darryl Beach, President
Village of Waterman

Ryan J. Block, President
Village of Kirkland

Kathleen Curtis, President
Village of Maple Park

Aaron Grandgeorge, President
Village of Somonauk

Claudia Hicks, President
Village of Shabbona

Jennifer Jeep Johnson, Supervisor
DeKalb Township

Robert Iversen
Village of Malta

Curtis E. Lang, Mayor
City of Sycamore

Joe Misurelli
City Administrator, City of Genoa

Nancy Nelson, President
Village of Hinckley

Richard Olson, Mayor
City of Sandwich

Mark Pietrowski, Jr., Chairman of DeKalb County Board
DeKalb County Board

Jerry Smith, Mayor
City of DeKalb

Russ Stokes, Mayor
Town of Cortland

Mark Vicary, Mayor
City of Genoa