Leadership Naperville presented by the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce

2021 Leadership Naperville! Series

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 8:00 AM - Tuesday, November 16, 2021 9:30 AM (CDT)


Leadership Naperville! Transforming talented business professionals into engaged community leaders! 

Here is your opportunity to learn from Naperville's influencers and public officials. Hear Naperville's history, engage in face-to-face conversations with prominent community business leaders, explore Economic Development in your community, meet members of your local government, and learn how to be a voice in your community. 

Participation in this program serves to develop participants' knowledge and skills, to work together, have a meaningful impact, and find common ground so we can address our community's challenges and opportunities. Additionally, participants will learn: 

  • An awareness of your community and how to get involved 
  • Education on the issues, opportunities, strengths, and needs in your community
  • Tools to become an emerging leader to guide your community into the future 
  • Skills to help motivate civic engagement of community members 

The program runs weekly, October 12th through November 16th (8 - 9:30 a.m.)


10/12  |  Session 1:  Community Health

Location: Virtual, a link will be sent to you 24 hours prior to the start time of the event

Panelists:  Mary Lou Mastro, System President & CEO, Edward-Elmhurst Health - Gina Sharp, President & CEO, Linden Oaks Behavioral Hospital - Dr. Ankur Singal, COVID-19 Co-Incident Commander

10/19 | Session 2: Community Protection + Wellness

Location: Fort Hill Activity Center

Panelists: Adam Russo, Executive Director, Edgewood Clinical Services - Ray McGury, Executive Director, Naperville Park District -

Steve Schindlbeck, Chief of Police for the Naperville Park District - Dan Nelson, Emergency Management Agency Coordinator, Naperville Fire Department

10/26 | Session 3: History of Naperville

Location: Naper Settlement

Naper Settlement Staff Facilitators: Macarena Tamayo-Calabrese, President & CEO - Donna Sack, Vice President & Chief Program Officer - Jeanne Schultz-Angel, Director of Learning Experiences & Historical Resources - Andrea Field, Curator of Research - Sarah Buhlig, Registrar - Dina Spoerl, Exhibits Team Leader

11/2 | Session 4: Local Government

Location: Naperville Municipal Center

Panelists: Mayor Steve Chirico, City of Naperville - Doug Krieger, City Manager, City of Naperville - Mimi Cowan,  Will County Board Member and District Director for Senator Laura Ellman, IL Senate 21st District - Warren Dixon, Naperville Township Assessor - Reba Osborne, Director of Government Affairs (NACC), Program Facilitator

11/9  |  Session 5:  Economic Development

Location: Naper Development Partnership

Panelists: Ken Witkowski, SVP of Real Estate & Business - Bill Novack, Director of Transportation/Engineering/Development, City of Naperville - Vince Rosanova, Rosanova & Whitaker LTD - Christine Jeffries, President, Naperville Development Partnership

11/16 | Session 6: Community Volunteerism + Leadership

Location: Little Friends, Warrenville

Panelists: Christina Caton Kitchel, Chairman of the Board, Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce - Kimberley White, Executive Director, Career & Networking Center - Shefali Trivedi, Executive Director, Giving DuPage

These events will take place in person. The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce is adhering to the COVID-19 guidelines provided by the CDC. All guests will be required to wear masks indoors and will be seated six feet apart. Should anything change regarding the details for this event, all attendees will be notified.





Chamber Member Registration: $350

Community Member Registration: $400

Event Contact
Sarah Hunkeler
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Tuesday, October 12, 2021 8:00 AM - Tuesday, November 16, 2021 9:30 AM (CDT)
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