Leadership Naperville!

Leadership Naperville!

Thursday, October 13, 2022 (8:00 AM - 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 6th through November 10th (8 - 9:30 a.m.)


10/6  |  Session 1:  Community Health

Location: Edward-Elmhurst Health

Panelists:  Lou Mastro, CEO South Region, Edward-Elmhurst Health (NorthShore) - Gina Sharp, President & CEO, Linden Oaks Behavioral Health - Trish Fairbanks, Chief Nursing Officer, Edward Hospital - Colin Dalough, Manager of Community and Government Relations, Edward-Elmhurst Health

10/13 | Session 2: Community Protection + Wellness

Location: Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Center

Panelists: Nina Menis, KidsMatter - Brad Wilson, Naperville Park District - Philip Giannattasio, Fire Chief - Jason Arres, Chief of Police

10/20 | Session 3: History of Naperville

Location: Naper Settlement

Naper Settlement Staff Facilitators: Macarena (Rena) Tamayo-Calabrese, President & CEO - Harriet Pistorio, Chief Operating Officer - Donna Sack, Vice President & Chief Program Officer - Jeanne Schultz-Angel, Assistant Vice President - Jackie Maronic, Senior Team Leader of Learning Experiences - Christine McNulty, Chief Curator

10/27 | Session 4: Local Government

Location: Naperville Police Department Community Room 

Panelists: Janet Yang Rohr, Illinois State Representative - Steve Chirico - Mayor of the City of Naperville - Doug Krieger, Naperville's City Manager

11/3  |  Session 5:  Economic Development

Location: Alfred Rubin Center

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

11/10 | Session 6: Community Volunteerism + Leadership

Location: Little Friends, Warrenville

Panelists: Jason Altenbern, Vice President of Agency Advancement, Little Friends - Shefali Trivedi, Executive Director, Giving DuPage - Christina Caton Kitchel, Director of Leasing, Caton Commercial Real Estate - Beth Lopez, Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility Content Developer, Phoenix





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Thursday, October 13, 2022 (8:00 AM - 9:30 AM) (CDT)

Thursday, October 6th, 8 - 9:30 a.m. 

Thursday, October 13th, 8 - 9:30 a.m. 

Thursday, October 20th, 8 - 9:30 a.m. 

Thursday, October 27th, 8 - 9:30 a.m. 

Thursday, November 3rd, 8 - 9:30 a.m. 

Thursday, November 10th, 8 - 9:30 a.m. 

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