Leadership

Board of Directors

Executive and Standing Board Committees

Chamber Staff

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Elmhurst Chamber is comprised of a minimum of 18 Directors as elected by the membership to serve 3-year terms (6 Directors with terms expiring in 2017, 2018 and 2019, respectively) and an annually-appointed Treasurer, plus 3 Ex-Officio members representing the City of Elmhurst, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 and Elmhurst Park District.

Terms expiring 2017:
Sean Daly
Suburban Bank & Trust
(Appointed to fill vacancy in 2016)

Mike Hauert
Hauert Law Office
(Elected to 1st Term in 2014)

Bill Korbel
Elmhurst Suburban Life/Shaw Media
(Appointed to fill vacancy in 2014 and elected to 1st Term in 2014)

Julie Miller
Patrick T. Sheehan & Associates
(Appointed to fill vacancy in 2011, elected to 1st Term in 2011 and elected to 2nd Term in 2014)

Joe Muchow
E.L. Foust Co., Inc.
(Elected to 1st Term in 2011 and elected to 2nd Term in 2014)

Terms expiring 2018:
Mark Daniel
Daniel Law Office
(Elected to 1st Term in 2012 and elected to 2nd Term in 2015)

Tim Gurrie
Pampered Chef TLG
(Elected to 1st Term in 2012 and elected to 2nd Term in 2015)

Dan Welz
Lakeside Bank
(Elected to 1st Term in 2015)

Diane McGinnis
Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare
(Appointed to fill vacancy in 2014 and elected to first term in 2015)

Lori Murray
Inland Bank
(Appointed to fill vacancy in 2016)

Desiree Chen
Elmhurst College
(Appointed to fill vacancy in 2012 and elected to 1st Term in 2015)

Terms expiring 2019:
Ken Bartels
Community Bank of Elmhurst
(Elected to 1st Term in 2016)

Mike Carson
Carsons Closets and Cabinetry
(Elected to 1st Term in 2013 and elected to 2nd Term in 2016)

Kevin Kost
Edward Jones Investments
(Elected to 1st Term in 2013 and elected to 2nd Term in 2016)

Rick Mojek
South Water Signs
(Elected to 1st Term in 2016)

Ralph Pechanio
Elmhurst Veterans Memorial Commission
(Appointed Treasurer in 2015 and re-appointed Treasurer in 2016)

Eva Sanchez
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
(Elected to 1st Term in 2016)

Ex-Officio Board Members
City of Elmhurst:  James Grabowski, City Manager
Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205:  Dr. David Moyer, Superintendent
Elmhurst Park District:  James Rogers, Executive Director

Committees

The Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Board of Directors receives input and recommendations from its Executive Committee and four Standing Committees–Marketing, Membership, Ways and Means, and Governmental Affairs–on policies and procedures, products and services, membership recruitment and retention, fundraising and friendraising, and events and partnerships.  Standing Committees are chaired by a member of the six-person Executive Committee.

Executive Committee
Advisory to the Board
Acts as Board (if needed)

Chair
Joe Muchow
Past Chair

Marketing
Networking and Referral
Business Promotion
Business Education

First Vice Chair
Ken Bartels
Community Bank of Elmhurst
Marketing Committee Chair

Membership
Recruitment
Retention
Board Leadership

Second Vice Chair
Kevin Kost
Edward Jones Investments
Membership Committee Chair

Ways and Means
Capital Campaigns
Fundraising Events
Plant and Equipment

Treasurer
Ralph Pechanio
Ways and Means Committee Chair

Governmental Affairs
Member Advocacy
Planning and Redevelopment
Tax-Related Issues

President and CEO
John Quigley
Governmental Affairs Committee Chair

Staff

President and CEO: John R. Quigley (since November 1999)
Membership
Budget
Staff
Secretary to the Board
Ex-Officio to Executive Committee
Ex-Officio to All Committees
Ex-Officio to Elmhurst Economic Development Commission
Central Business District (CBD) Retail Grant Committee
Explore Elmhurst Advisory Committee
Elmhurst Business Alliance
Ex-Officio to Elmhurst City Centre Board of Directors

Director of Member Services: Tessa Zemgulys (since October 2016/Executive Assistant from June 2011 to October 16)

Chairman of the Board: Joe Muchow (E.L. Foust Co., Inc.)
Elmhurst Business Alliance
Ex-Officio to All Committees

Membership Volunteer: Jerry Sletten

Student Interns:  Jeremy Ireland