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  • 2019 Wheaton Chamber of Commerce
    Board of Directors

  • The board is representative of the Wheaton Chamber of commerce's membership and comprised of volunteers who are dedicated to the Wheaton business community.

  • President
    Marty Keller, Milton Township CERT
    2nd year of 1st term

    Vice President
    Cheryl Henrikson, Budget Blinds of Wheaton, Lombard & Schaumburg
    2nd year of 1st term

    Immediate Past President
    Debbie Lunger, The People's Resource Center
    2nd year of 2nd term

    Treasurer
    Charlie McKenna, McKenna Capital
    1st year of 2nd term

    Secretary
    Jeff Reiter, Cantigny Park & Golf
    1st year of 2nd term

    Legal Counsel
    Scott Pointner, Rathje & Woodward
    10th year of service

    Director
    Linda Bonen, Resident
    2nd year of 1st term

    Director
    Craig Chapman, The Written Word Learning Center
    1st year of 1st term

    Director 
    Dora Cheila-Georganas, Wheaton Bank & Trust
    2nd year of 1st term

    Director
    Paul Ochoa, Member at Large
    2nd year of 1st term

    Director
    Roland Raffel, The McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage
    1st year of 1st term

    Director
    Alexis Heller, Member at Large
    2nd year of 1st term

    Director
    Christine Fenne, AlphaGraphics
    1st year first term (appointed)

    Executive Director (ex officio)
    Kerry O'Brien, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce
    with the Chamber since 2010

    Terms are 2 consecutive years. Board members are permitted 2 consecutive terms with a maximum of 5 consecutive years served.

    (The fifth year is to allow for Board members who finish the term of a vacated position or take on the 3 year commitment of Vice President, President and Immediate Past President.)

  • Per the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce By-Laws,the Slate of Candidates for the 2020 Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will be presented for election by the membership at the Annual Meeting.

    The Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting Luncheon will be held Thursday, September 19, 2019, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at  DoubleTree by Hilton, 3003 Corporate West Drive, Lisle, IL 60532

    The Nominating Committee, with the approval of the Board of Directors,nominates the following slate of candidates for the 2020 Wheaton Chamber of  Commerce Board of Directors.

    President
    Cheryl Henrikson

    Budget Blinds of Wheaton, Lombard & Schaumburg
    1st year of 2nd term

    Vice President
    Michael Nutall, Wheaton Sports Center

    1st  year of 1st term (appointed)
     

    Immediate Past President
    Marty Keller, Milton Township CERT, Director
    1st year of 2nd term

     

    Treasurer

    Charlie McKenna, McKenna Capital

    2nd year of 2nd term
     

    Secretary

    Jeff Reiter, Cantigny Park and Golf

    2nd year of 2nd term

    Legal Counsel (ex officio)
    Scott Pointner, Rathje & Woodward
    11th year of service

    Director
    Linda Bonen, Citizen Member
    1st year of 2nd term

    Director
    Dora Cheila-Georganas, Wheaton Bank & Trust
    1st year of 2nd term

    Director

    Craig Chapman, The Written Word

    2nd year of 1st term

    Director

    Roland Raffel, Coordinator of Marketing, Patron Services and Community Engagement at College of DuPage
    2nd year of 1st term

    Director
    Christine Fenne, AlphaGraphics
    2nd year of 1st term (appointed)

    NEW Director

    Erica Loiacono, Community Unit School District 200

    1st year of 1st term

    NEW Director

    Brad Huiner, Stones Jewelry

    1st year of 1st term

    NEW Director
    AdreAnne Tesene, Two Bostons
    1st year of 1st term

    NEW Director
    Suzanne Royer, Northwestern Medicine
    1st year, 1st term

    Executive Director (ex officio)
    Kerry O'Brien, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce
    10th year

    Terms are 2 consecutive years. Board members are permitted 2 consecutive terms with a maximum of 5 consecutive years served.
    (The fifth year is to allow for Board members who were appointed to finish the term of a vacated position or take on the 3 year commitment of Vice President, President and Immediate Past President.)

    Additional nominations for the 2020 Board of Directors will be accepted from the membership at large by the use of the petitioning process. 

    Successful petitioners will be added to the slate and voted on by the membership at the Annual Meeting on September 19, 2019. If there are no nominations via petition, the nominees presented by the Nominating Committee shall be accepted by acclamation.

    Anyone seeking a Board position by petition must be a member in good standing and must present a petition signed by not less than 5% of those members who are designated as their company representative. The petition should be submitted to the Wheaton Chamber Staff at the Wheaton Chamber Office, 108 E. Wesley St., by 12:00 noon Friday, August 30, 2019.     

     

    The Wheaton Chamber of Commerce currently has 503 active member businesses, therefore petitions must be signed by the designated representative of no less than 25 member businesses. Download the petition template to be used HERE.

    Nominating Committee Chair is Cheryl Henrikson, (630) 219-3002.   
    If you have any questions or concerns or need further direction, please contact Kerry O'Brien, Executive Director, at the Wheaton Chamber office. (630) 668-6464.  

    The current by-laws of the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce are available HERE