LPCC Board of Directors and staff

Executive Committee

Chairman
Rebekah Paine | Victory Gardens Theater

Secretary & Treasurer
Jim Pomposelli | Perl Mortgage

Vice Chair of Membership
Kristen Johnson Brogan | On Target Living

Vice Chair of Business Attraction and Retention
Carissa Shaffer | Knife & Tine

Vice Chair of Community Outreach
Ken Labok | Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Vice Chair of Tourism
Erika Nelson | Steppenwolf Theatre Company

General Board Members

Grace Berry | Fox Ford Lincoln

Brad Bohmer | Physicians Immediate Care

Sophie Evanoff | Vanille Patisserie

Gillian Gorra | Emerald City Theatre Company

Marybeth Johnson | Lincoln Park Zoo

Jeff Lawler | Geja’s Cafe

Christopher Matern | Christopher Matern Attorney at Law

Jonathan Mayotte | Thornton Powell Insurance

Caroline McAteer | DePaul University Career Center

Henson Robinson | R.W. Troxell & Company Insurance

Erik Schwinger | Baird & Warner

Eric Stern | Stern Insurance Group

David Thompson | Thompson Interior Studio

Jill Valentine | Bridgeview Bank

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LPCC Staff

Kim Schilf, IOM, ACE | Email | President & CEO

Kim joined the LPCC in 1993 as the vice president of member services and has served as president and CEO since 1998. Kim served on the Board of the Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (IACCE) from 2002 to 2007, and in 2004 was the IACCE chairman of the Board. Kim is a 2002 Notre Dame graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organizational Management (IOM) program and received the designation of Accredited Chamber Executive (ACE) from IACCE in November 2007. Kim has a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Valparaiso University.

Bryan Biello | Email | Marketing and Community Outreach Manager

Prior to joining the LPCC in 2015, Bryan worked as an Event Operations Manager at Stagnito Business Information, where he coordinated conference logistics. He has also held positions at the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce in Ithaca, NY and the Histiocytosis Association. Bryan’s passion for engaging community through memorable experiences emerged during his time at Cornell University, where he served on a variety of student boards, planning and marketing recreational programs. Bryan holds a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Cornell University.

Stephanie Feldbein | Email | Membership and Events Coordinator

Prior to joining the LPCC in 2012, Stephanie served as an independent contractor with FDC Foundation and as an intern for former 43rd Alderman Vi Daley, Senator Dick Durbin, and Chicago Special Events. She graduated from Bradley University with a major in Communications with a focus on Public Relations and a minor in Political Science. She was born and raised in Lincoln Park.

Laura Folkl | Email | Director of Membership and Events

Prior to joining the LPCC team in 2013, Laura held the role of marketing and communications manager with the Special Service Area organization for the Downtown Evanston business district and the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association. She began her career in hospitality sales and destination marketing, ultimately serving as the U.S. Group Sales Manager for an independent hotel in Puerto Vallarta. Laura has a passion for exploring communities internationally and discovering what makes them unique. She has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Northwestern University.

Robin Hammond | Email | Director of Marketing and Communications

Prior to joining the LPCC in 2016, Robin Hammond was with The Second City, Chicago’s legendary improv & sketch comedy theater, for over sixteen years. During her time at The Second City, she served in many roles for the company including producer as well as director of marketing & communications in support of their theaters, training center and corporate division, Second City Works. During her time with The Second City, Robin produced and promoted hundreds of events in Chicago and all over the country. Additionally, Robin was an active member of the local business, tourism and cultural community serving on the Board of Directors for the League of Chicago Theaters and the Old Town Merchants and Residents Association. Robin holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and currently lives with her family in Lincoln Park.

Frank Kryzak | Email | Director of Community Development

Prior to joining the LPCC in 2016, Frank served as the Special Service Area (SSA) 28 program manager for the Six Corners Association, a sole service provider for SSA 28 located on the Northwest Side of Chicago. Frank holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master of urban planning & policy degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs. Frank is passionate about Chicago; engaging with community stakeholders; creating solutions to economic and planning-related issues; developing long term policies for equitable neighborhood growth; and making neighborhoods more pedestrian friendly, vibrant, and sustainable.

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