Board of Directors

CLASS OF 2024


Tia Anderson, Assistant Vice President
Heartland Bank & Trust Company

Amanda Christensen, Regional Superintendent
DeKalb Regional Office of Education (ROE)

Matt Duffy, Executive Director
DeKalb Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Lisa Freeman, President
Northern Illinois University

Michael Hall, City Manager
City of Sycamore

Tom Hutchinson, Commercial Account Executive
Nicor Gas Company

Kevin Lamb, CFO
IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC

Rob Larkins, Owner-Operator
Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists

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

Ishmael McGhee, Managing Partner
Equitable Commercial Lending

Dr. Bill Nicklas, City Manager
City of DeKalb

Sarah Oranger, Commercial Banking Officer
First Midwest Bank

Pramit Patel, President
EO5 Hotels (Hampton Inn & Home2 Suites-DeKalb)

Steve Steinwart, President
Meadowvale, Inc.

CLASS OF 2023


Mike Carpenter, Real Estate Broker
RVG Commercial Real Estate

Kelly Gillespie, Owner
Express Employment Professionals

Brian Gregory, County Administrator
DeKalb County Government

Mike Kokott, Vice President Operations
Northwestern Medicine

Mike Leopardo
Curran Contracting Co.

Jametha Owens
My1 Hair Salon Studio

Foti Pappas, Vice President
Pappas Developments, LLC/Cornerstone LLC

Cortney Strohacker, Executive Director
DeKalb County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Dan Templin, Executive Director
DeKalb County Community Foundation/DCCF

Rose Treml, Executive Director
Greater Sycamore Area Chamber of Commerce

Jerry Wahlstrom, Realtor
Century 21 Affiliated

Sam Walt, Operations Manager
WALT, LTD

CLASS OF 2022


Dr. Laurie Borowicz, President
Kishwaukee College

Paul Callighan, Retired- ComEd Public Affairs

Sue Elsner, Broker
Century 21 Affiliated

Tom Matya, Business Development Manager
ZeaMays Holdings, Inc.

Greg Millburg, Manager
DeKalb County Farm Bureau

Frank Roberts, Vice President
First National Bank

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

Lacey Tyler, D.C. Manager
Target Upstream Distribution Center

Tom Townsend, Owner
Townsend Management & Realty


NON-VOTING EX OFFICIO MUNICIPAL LEADERS

Cohen Barnes, Mayor
City of DeKalb

Ryan Block, Village President
Village of Kirkland

Steve Braser, Mayor
City of Sycamore

Jonathan Brust, Mayor
City of Genoa

Mike Constant, Pro-Tem Village President
Village of Hinckley

Suzanne Fahnestock, Village President
Village of Maple Park

John Frieders, Chairman DeKalb County Board
DeKalb County

Don Goncher, Village President
Village of Shabbona

Aaron Grandgeorge, Village President
Village of Somonauk

Mary Hess, Township Supervisor
DeKalb Township

Robert Iversen, Village President
Village of Malta

Todd Latham, Mayor
City of Sandwich

John Lynch, Village President
Village of Kingston

Mark Pietrowski, Jr., Mayor
Town of Cortland

Pete Robinson, Village President
Village of Waterman