LPCC Board of Directors and staff

2020 LPCC Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Jonathan Mayotte | Thornton Powell Insurance

Secretary & Treasurer
Jim Pomposelli | Lakeside Bank

Vice Chair of Tourism
Erika Nelson | Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Vice Chair of Membership
Melanie Casati | Casati's Modern Italian

Vice Chair of Business Attraction and Retention
Sophie Evanoff | Vanille Patisserie

Vice Chair of Community Outreach
John Fitzgerald | Lakeshore Sport & Fitness

General Board Members

Brian Barasch | Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School

Brad Bohmer | Innovative Express Care

Scott Cruz | Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

Sue Dees | St. James Lutheran Church & School

Marybeth Johnson | Lincoln Park Zoo

Jeff Lawler | Geja’s Cafe

Christopher Matern | Christopher Matern Attorney at Law

Susan Nicholl | Theater on the Lake

Jennifer Nudo | Experience Chiropractic

Ali Schwartz | Lincoln Common

David Thompson | Thompson Interior Studio


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.

Robin Hammond | Email | Vice President, 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.

Bryan Biello | Email | Director of Events and Outreach

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 | Director of Membership and Event Services

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.

Travis Richardson | Email | Director of Business Services

Prior to joining the LPCC team in 2021, Travis held several different roles at the Grand Rapids Chamber in West Michigan. He most recently served as their Membership Engagement Manager creating, retaining and building relationships and partnerships with their membership and business community. Travis began his Chamber of Commerce career in 2014 at the Lansing Regional Chamber in Lansing, Michigan. He has spent most of his Chamber of Commerce experience in the event department organizing and executing events for both the Grand Rapids and Lansing business communities. Travis holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Central Michigan University. In his free time – he enjoys trying new restaurants, attending live concerts and sporting events, camping and spending time with his family.

Jessica Wobbekind | Email | Director of Community Development

Prior to joining the LPCC, Jessica Wobbekind worked as the Executive Director of The Logan Square Chamber of Commerce for three years, where she oversaw the production of the Logan Square Farmers Market. She has also managed Special Service Area #33 in the Wicker Park Bucktown neighborhoods and a small family-run retail business in Lincoln Park. Jessica uses her love of cities, small businesses and creative placemaking to strengthen neighborhood commercial districts. Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Illinois – Champaign Urbana and a master’s degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois – Chicago.

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