Jonathan Mayotte | Thornton Powell Insurance
Secretary & Treasurer
Jim Pomposelli | Lakeside Bank
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
Vice Chair of Tourism
Jeff Lawler | Geja’s Cafe
General Board Members
Brad Bohmer | Innovative Express Care
Scott Cruz | Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
Sue Dees | Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation – CLEF
Marybeth Johnson | Lincoln Park Zoo
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
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.
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.
Linda Nitzsche | Email | Director of Business Services
Prior to joining the LPCC, Linda worked as an independent consultant to coach small businesses in the areas of marketing and sales strategy, process improvement and operations support. Linda has had a diverse business career having worked in corporate, entrepreneurial, nonprofit and small business initiatives. She is passionate about contributing to the success of businesses and developing collaborative relationships. Linda has a degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Cornell University. She has lived in Lincoln Park for most of her adult life and is excited to contribute to the success of the community.
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.