Glendale Heights Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2019


Interim President: Keith Knautz

Village of Glendale Heights
300 Civic Center Plaza, Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Phone: 630-909-5124

Dan Kurtz

Vice-President: Dan Kurtz

Sunrise Chevrolet
414 E North Avenue, Glendale Heights IL 60139
Phone: 630-942-8300

Dan is the General Manager of Sunrise Chevrolet. Dan has been a part of Sunrise and the Garber Auto Group for over a decade and been in the auto industry for almost three decades. Dan has served as Vice President to the GHCC for several years and continues to be an active participant in the community. Dan is a big BEARS & CUBS fan and hobbies include golf and time with his family. "I try to bring the highest level of professionalism to everything I do from work to my community involvement. I believe life is about POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND LEADERSHIP. I train my staff in the Gung Ho and 212 'Extra Degree' philosophies."


Treasurer: Nicole Lewis

Village of Glendale Heights
300 Civic Center Plaza, Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Phone: 630-909-5127

Nicole Lewis earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Health Administration and a Master of Public Administration Degree from Northern Illinois University. She has also received her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification from the HR Certification Institute and her SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certification from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). Nicole currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Department of Public Administration at Northern Illinois University. Nicole began her career with the Village of Glendale Heights in 2007, as the Administrative Intern. Then was promoted to be the first Senior Center Manager for the Village's newly built Senior Center in 2010. After opening, staffing and collaborating with local, county and state organizations and agencies to provide programming and services to the Senior Center, Nicole was promoted to the position of the Assistant to the Village Administrator in 2011. In 2017, Nicole was promoted to her current position as the Human Resources Manager for the Village of Glendale Heights. As the Human Resources Manager, Nicole manages the Human Resources Division and the Public Relations Division and actively works on department specialized administrative projects village-wide. During Nicole's time with the Village, she has successfully submitted and has been awarded over $3 million in grant funding to finance infrastructure projects.


Director: Milos Bjedov

PurePoint Financial
179 W. Army Trail Road, Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Phone: 847-610-8031

Milos is the Manager of PurePoint Financial in Glendale Heights where he is responsible for the financial centers overall success and operating efficiency. Before he settled in Banking, Milos has had over 15 years of experience in client services, account management, sales and operations within the travel and transportation industries. Setting a high standard for client experience and becoming an expert in every position he held was his greatest motivation. Originally from Europe, Milos has a huge love and passion for soccer and is a fan of the English Premier League.


Director: April Hieronymus

Berkshire Hathaway Stark Real Estate
181 S. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale IL 60108
Phone: 630-287-0908

April brings her interior design experience to Berkshire Hathaway Stark Real Estate. Prior to becoming a real estate agent April assisted her clients with kitchen and bath remodeling projects as well as working with many contractors and builders to assist them with their projects. She brings her eye for detail, patience and love of service to her real estate clients. As a full time Realtor, she works hard to manage your expectations and make your experience as pleasurable as possible. She accomplishes this through constant communication, and by being accessible when you need her. April has been a resident of Glendale Heights for the past 10 years, staying in tune with her local market. She is an active member of the Glendale Heights Chamber of Commerce and several other groups in the western suburbs. When not working in her real estate business she is spending time with her husband and young son. Volunteering at his local school St. Petronille in Glen Ellyn, IL and attending his hockey games for the Addison Grizzlies. April is an avid reader and loves to burn off some steam at the gym or go for a run.“ I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.


Director: Vince Sovanski

Glenside Public Library
25 East Fullerton Road, Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Phone: 630-260-1550

Vince is the current Community Outreach Specialist for the Glenside Public Library, where he has worked for the past 23 years. As the public library representative, Vince serves on the G.H. Character Counts! Coalition; the G.H. Youth Commission and the Kiwanis Club of G.H. Vince has been very involved in community events, especially over the past seven years and he enjoys working with the various Village agencies.


Director: Jennifer Taff

DuPage County Habitat for Humanity
1600 E. Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Phone: 630-510-3737

Jennifer is the director of community engagement with Habitat for Humanity. Jennifer has worked many years in the non for profit sector. Prior to Habitat for Humanity she has work with Ray Graham Association, Community Liaison with DuCap and District Executive with Boy Scouts of America. Jennifer has shared her time, talent and expertise with so many and truly knows what a difference volunteers make for our communities. Jennifer is a former resident of Glendale Heights and her many obligations keeps her active in the community. Jennifer is married and is the mother of two vibrant boys.


Director: Ken Edl

Bloomingdale Bank & Trust – Wintrust
165 E. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale IL 60108
Phone: 630-295-9111

Ken is currently a Senior Vice President in the Business Banking group of Bloomingdale Bank and Trust, A Wintrust Community Bank. In this role, he is responsible for the business development of new commercial banking clients for the Bank as well as managing his portfolio of commercial clients. Prior to joining Wintrust, he maintained similar roles at two other Banks in Bloomingdale. He has over 20 years of commercial banking experience within DuPage county. Ken holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Elmhurst College with majors in Finance and Economics. He also received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from DePaul University.

Sharon Mennemeier

Executive Director, Sharon Mennemeier

300 Civic Center Plaza, Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Phone: 630-909-5361

The Mission of the Glendale Heights Chamber of Commerce is to foster a positive business environment by providing services, advocacy and leadership to our members.