Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce
Building Business – Building Community
A University of Toledo graduate and nine-year member of the Lisle Chamber, Paula has volunteered on many committees and events. Currently, Paula serves as chairperson of the Ambassador Committee and the annual Dinner Dance Committee. Paula also serves on the West Suburban Community Pantry Board of Directors and several of their committees, as well as serving as the Recording Secretary for the Green Trails Improvement Association. Paula is a Bensidoun USA Supervisor of the summer outdoor French Markets in Lisle and Western Springs and the year-round indoor Chicago French Market. Paula is co-publisher of the community resource magazine, Neighbors of Lisle.
Paula Gleason CHAIR Bensidoun USA, Inc.
Chris works with his father at Brian Ashe and Associates, LTD. Their financial services organization specializes in business succession, transition, and exit planning for owners and executives. They have extensive expertise in meeting the insurance needs of the simple to the most complex estate planning situations.
Christopher Ashe PAST CHAIRMAN Brian Ashe & Associates
Jim is a litagator with Momkus McCluskey, LLC located in Lisle. He is the Lisle Area Chambers General Counsel, ex officio member.
Jim Harkness GENERAL COUNSEL Momkus McCluskey, LLC
Kitty is a small business owner of The Nook: What’s Old Is New Again!
This “trip back in time” store is a great destination place in downtown Lisle. We feature Petersen’s ice cream, an 18’ Wall-O-Candy, gourmet popcorn, coffee and espresso drinks, greeting cards, board games, plenty of seating …, and now something that compliments our old-fashioned charm! The Nook now features a beautiful, and affordable selection of yarn, and supplies for knitting and crocheting. We even offer crochet/knitting classes. So, if you are nearby, stop in for an ice cream, coffee, espresso, some great candy, maybe play a board game or two, or just come to sit and knit or crochet with some friends at The Nook; a fun, safe gathering place for kids and families!
Kitty Murphy CHAIR ELECT The Nook
Tom is a long time resident of Naperville with a strong sense of hard-work and family. With 20+ years working with Hallberg Commercial Business & Group Health Insurance, Tom has had the opportunity to work with hundreds of Lisle Area residents and business owners finding solutions for any of their insurance needs. Being the father of teenage triplets, Tom enjoys spending his free time sharing their enthusiasm for school, sports and local activities with them.
Tom Reif VICE CHAIR Hallberg Commercial & Benefits Services
Sonny is a Professor at College of DuPage (COD) where he has taught Business/Marketing/Management courses since 1989. COD offers a variety of programs and degrees for students. College of DuPage is located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
Sonny Smith TREASURER College of DuPage
Dan Garvy, Director of Parks & Recreation. I’ve been at the park district in various capacities since 1987 and have thoroughly enjoyed working to make Lisle a great place in which to live, work and play. Being part of the Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is truly an honor as Lisle is definitely a unique community where cooperation and collaboration are the highest priority. I look forward to the Chamber’s continued progress as we strive to provide business exposure and networking opportunities that are second to none.
Dan Garvy Lisle Park District
Joe Broda, the longest, continuously serving public official in Lisle history, became a Trustee in 1986 and Mayor in 2001. During his 26 year tenure, the Village of Lisle has undergone significant positive redevelopment and transformation. Mayor Broda is a Past President of the DuPage Mayors and Managers Association and an Illinois Municipal League Board Member. He and his family have been Lisle residents for more than 30 years. He has a genuine love for this community and considers it a great honor to be Mayor.
Mayor Joseph Broda EX OFFICIO Village of Lisle
Bill is responsible for Global Pricing at Molex. Molex is a leading one-source supplier of interconnect products. Our team of highly skilled experts is focused on the design, development and distribution of innovative product solutions that touch virtually every walk of life. Our portfolio is among the world’s most extensive, with over 100,000 reliable products, including everything from electronic, electrical and fiber optic interconnects to switches and application tooling.
Bill Kuglich Molex
Julie is a retired junior high school teacher of 27 years at St. Joan of Arc School in Lisle. Julie is very happy to to be involved in the chamber since her retirement. She enjoys the events, committees and supporting local chamber businesses.
Julie LaFond Lisle Character Counts
Since 1990, Joe has been Executive Director of PACT, Inc., a not-for-profit located in Lisle. PACT assists people with developmental disabilities by determining their eligibility for group homes and other services and helping them to get into those programs. PACT’s Child and Family Connections program for DuPageCounty helps children birth to 3 years of age receive the therapeutic help that they need. PACT’s Life Management Services® provides advocacy, guardianship and trusteeship in Northeastern Illinois for people with various disabilities. Dr. Straka has a doctorate in psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
Joe Straka PACT, Inc.
Susan is Assistant to the President at The Morton Arboretum, an outdoor museum of trees on 1,700 acres. She has been associated with Lisle since attending Benedictine University as a literature/communications major, then spending the first half of her career as an editor at a telecommunications training center before finding her way to the Arboretum. There she works to carry out its mission to save and plant trees through living collections and programs in education, scientific research, and visitor services – all for the benefit of a greener, healthier, more beautiful world. She is also the chair for the chamber Program Committee.
Susan Ross The Morton Arboretum
A native of the western suburbs, Richard Brink joined the Hilton Lisle/Naperville in 1996 as Assistant General Manager following an extensive career in hospitality and hotel management. He was promoted to General Manager in 2002 and has been at the helm of the Hilton Lisle/Naperville & Allgauer’s Restaurant ever since. The Hilton has proudly served the Lisle area award winning service and hospitality for over 40 years.
Richard Brink Hilton Lisle/Naperville & Allgauer’s Restaurant
Elizabeth L. Boone, MA, is the Assistant Dean at Moser College of Adult and Professional Studies. Ms. Boone is currently completing her studies in the Doctor of Education Program in Organizational Management at Benedictine University, and is researching the role of adjunct faculty in meeting the needs of students and institutions of higher learning in the 21st century.
Elizabeth Boone Moser College of Adult & Professional Studies, Benedictine University
Diane started Adler Associates, Ltd. in 1991 to assist her clients with group and individual insurance needs. She offers both Health and Life along with Property & Casualty insurance products. She specializes in consumer advocacy, claim resolution and hands-on customer service.
Diane Merna Adler Associates, Ltd.
Since 2003, Chris has held various positions within Navistar, Inc. with increasing levels of accountability. Currently, Chris is responsible for coordinating between all areas of executive leadership, engineering, program management, purchasing finance and human
resources, to identify opportunities for organizational efficiencies and
implementation of best practices. Chris looks forward to being a catalyst
behind the development of future business relationships and driving to build a