Franco Silva
Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc.

Immediate Past President
Rachel Gibson
Burwood Group

Executive Vice President
Julie Govreau
GreatBanc Trust Company

Vice President - Legislative
Regina Carls
J.P. Morgan

Vice President - Programs
Paul Davidson
Lockton Companies LLC

Vice President - Programs
John Kluth

Vice President - Membership
Elizabeth Wheeler
Parksite, Inc.

Chapter Executive
Alicia Diekow

July 2017

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2017 Calendar of Events

September 7-8, 2017:  9th Annual Midwest ESOP Conference - Hilton Hotel, Omaha, NE

To Register for the 2017 Midwest ESOP Conference, click here

 Conference Agenda will be available in early July

Interested in Sponsoring this event?? Click here for opportunities still available. 

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October, 2017:  Illinois Chapter Employee Ownership Month Member Appreciation Event


Registration and program information will be posted as details are confirmed.

Program Listing


The Illinois Chapter is always interested in hearing from our members what topics would be of interest for future presentations at either the chapter, or Midwest Regional Conference.  Your input is valuable and allows us to put on presentations that meet the needs of our members.  To suggest a topic, please contact a member of the Program Committee:

Vice Presidents, Programs: Paul Davidson, Lockton Companies LLC,; and John Kluth, CCMSI,

Program Committee Members:  Michelle Cafferkey, Forsythe Technology,; Meredith Fiocchi, Wells Fargo Advisors,; Julie Govreau, GreatBanc Trust Company,; Amy Hartnett, Principal Financial Group,;  Dave Horvath, Crowe Horwath,;  Kevin Kolb, GreatBanc Trust Company,; Richard Shuma, Harris Bank, 

Chapter Executive:  Alicia Diekow, adiekow@esopexec.org320-309-8512 – phone