2019 Board of Directors

Chapter Questions? Contact any of the board members below.

Executive Committee

Chapter Chair
Jean M. Heis, CAE, CMP
Director, Meetings & Exhibits
Institute of Food Technologists
Email: [email protected]

Vice Chair
Dawn Young, CEM
Director, Association Sales
Choose Chicago
Email: [email protected]

Secretary/Treasurer
Cassie Palacios

Events Manager
SmithBucklin Corporation
Email: [email protected]

Immediate Past-Chair
Brent Linkin, CEM

Business Development Director
Freeman
Email: [email protected]
Board of Directors  

Sponsorship & Young Professionals
Moriah Hathaway-Casey

(Term 1) 2017-2019

Client Solutions Manager
Freeman
Email: [email protected]

Sponsorship & Golf Outing
Julie Ichiba
(Term 1) 2017-2019 
Director, Professional Relations
Association Management Center
Email: [email protected]

Chapter Charity & Sponsorship
Heather Larson, CMP
(Term 1) 2017-2019
Director of Destination Sales
Meet Chicago Northwest
Email: [email protected]

Golf Outing
Brian Kester

(Term 2) 2017 - 2019
Account Executive
Rosemont Exposition Services, Inc.
Email: [email protected]

 

Programs
Keith Murphy, CEM 
2018-2020
National Sales Manager
McCormick Place
Email: [email protected]

Communications and Social Media Committee
Gretchen A. Liedl

(Term 1)  2018-2020
Manager, Exhibits & Sponsorship
American Academy of Neurology
Email: [email protected]

Membership Engagement & Holiday
Ross Starr, MS

(Term 1) 2018-2020
National Sales Manager
GES
Email: [email protected]

Young Professionals & Programs
Kara Stahl, CEM

(Term 1) 2018-2020
Manager, Tradeshows & Exhibitor Services
National Restaurant Association
Email: [email protected]

Membership Engagement & Kickball
Patrick Bytnar
(Term 1) 2019 - 2021
National Sales Manager
Shepard Exposition Services
Email: [email protected]

Programs
Ray Bianchi
(Term 1) 2019 - 2021
VP North American Events & Business Development
Hannover Fairs USA Inc.
Email: [email protected]
Executive Director
Gail Brooks, CMP

Williams Management Resources, Inc.
Email: [email protected]