• Board Members


  • Mike Toohey  |  Chairman
    Lisle Park District

    Mike Toohey, Superintendent of Recreation. I have served as Superintendent of Recreation with the Lisle Park District since 2007. One of the things I love about Lisle is the cooperation between the businesses community, the Village, School District and Park District. As a Chamber Board Member, I will ensure that the tradition of unity continues. I look forward to working with all the members to ensure that the tradition of working together continues.


  • Peter James  |  Chair Elect

    College of DuPage

    Peter is an Assistant Professor in the Business, Management and Marketing Department at the College of DuPage. His primary focus is that of Entrepreneurship in which he teaches classes, advises the Entrepreneurship Club (CODEC) and is the faculty lead for the Emerging Entrepreneurs (E2) program on campus. Originally from New York City, his military, corporate and academic careers have taken him all over the U.S., various countries with a final stop in Downers Grove. In addition to teaching, Peter is passionate about coaching and helping individuals overcome obstacles in order to achieve their business and career goals. 


  • Richard Brink  |  Past Chair
    Hilton Lisle/Naperville & Allgauer’s Restaurant

    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.


  •  Paula Gleason  |  Treasurer
     Bensidoun U.S.A.

     University of Toledo graduate and ten-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  the Marketing Manager at the certified public accounting firm JCMP & Associates, P.C.


  • Tom Reif  |  Executive Board
    Hallberg Commercial & Benefit Solutions

    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.


  • Patrick Boland  |  General Counsel
    Momkus McCluskey Roberts, LLC

    Patrick Boland is an associate with Momkus McCluskey Roberts, LLC. As a firm, Momkus McCluskey Roberts, LLC is committed to promoting and protecting the interests of their clients. Patrick’s areas of practice include commercial/business litigation and general civil litigation.


  • Jim Harkness  |  General Counsel
    Momkus McCluskey Roberts, LLC

    Jim is a litagator with Momkus McCluskey Roberts, LLC located in Lisle. He is the Lisle Area Chambers General Counsel, ex officio member.


  • Mark Acquaviva
    Performance Merchant Services, LLC

    Performance Merchant Services, LLC achieves results with our focus on understanding the needs of our clients, recommending the best solution and executing with exceptional customer service. We are committed to finding opportunities for you to reduce costs, save time and increase profits.


  • Michael Higgins
    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.


  • Julie LaFond
    St. Joan of Arc

    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.


  • Liz O'Toole
    Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58

    The Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 was founded in 2002 as a vehicle to obtain and distribute financial and other resources for the enhancement of education programs at the 13 schools of Downers Grove Grade School District 58.

     

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     Christopher Pellico                                                                                                                    Navistar, Inc.

     Navistar is a leading manufacturer of commercial trucks, buses, defense vehicles and engines. At Navistar, Christopher has global responsibility for the procurement of commercial truck and bus exteriors and  body components. Christopher looks forward to developing strong, lasting relationships with Lisle area businesses, their employees and the entire Lisle community.

     


  • Susan Ross
    The Morton Arboretum

    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.

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