2017 Board of Directors


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  • (January 2017, Libertyville, IL ....) The Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, Vernon Hills (GLMV) Chamber of Commerce has announced  its 2017 Board of Directors. Board members comprise a variety of businesses and industries in the GLMV area, and contribute their time and talents to serve the chamber and business community.

    2017 Board Officers: Chairman Jim Butler, JHB Technology Consulting, Inc.; Vice Chair Bruce Himmelblau, Blue Sky Video; Secretary Dave Martin, MRA; Treasurer Robert Ritzwoller, The Brown CPA Group. 

    "Jim has been a strong voice and supporter of the chamber, and we appreciate his assuming the chairmanship" said Scott Adams, GLMV president/CEO. "Under Jim's leadership, the chamber will continue to be a strong advocate for business and community."

    New directors elected in 2017 for three-year terms are Ray Billock, Perfect Promotions; Rita Lavelle, Doubletree Hotel; Jim Starwalt, Better Homes & Garden Real Estate. Duane Laska, North Shore Sign Co., Inc., also joins the board as a director. They join returning directors Joe Carey, Village of Vernon Hills; Joe Duea, Thrivent Financial; Karen Lavris, Glacier Ice Arena; John Lobaito, Village of Mundelein; Rich Moras, Village of Libertyville; Don Peterson, Village of Green Oaks, and Galina Veksler, MB Financial Bank. 

    Outgoing directors are Chair Marty Rafter, Baird & Warner Lake County; Vice Chair Diane Phillips, CHSD128; Christine Vicik, Advocate Condell Medical Center, and Steve Bowman, Express Employment Professionals. 

    The new board was welcomed & installed at the January Board Meeting. They will be introduced at the 2017 Annual Dinner, Feb. 24 at Independence Grove. 

    "Our mission this year will be growth through engagement," said Chair Jim Butler. He encouraged all to participate in Chamber activities, to let others know how they can benefit from Chamber membership, and to support fellow Chamber members. 

    The new board members indicated they look forward to growing the Chamber and giving back to the business community.

    Congratulations to all, and we thank you for your service to the Chamber. 

  •   Chairman

      Jim Butler
      JHB Technology Consulting
      830 W. Rt. 22, Lake Zurich, IL 60047

  • BH.jpg  Vice Chair
      Bruce Himmelblau
      Blue Sky Video Productions
      100 Saunders Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045 


  •   Secretary 

      Dave Martin  
      MRA - The Management Association
      625 N. Court, #300,  Palatine, IL 60067

  •    Treasurer
      Robert Ritzwoller, CPA, MBA
      The Brown Group CPA
      630 Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL 60062

  • Directors:

  •   Ray Billock
      Perfect Promotions
      37574 Sarah Drive, Wadsworth, IL 60083


  •    Steven Kopala
       Northwestern Mutual
       3 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061 


  •   Joe Carey
      Village of Vernon Hills
      294 Evergreen Drive, Vernon Hills, IL 60061


  •    Duane Laska   
       North Shore Sign Co.
       1925 Industrial Drive, Libertyville, IL 60048 


  •    Rita Lavelle  
       Doubletree Hotel
       510 E Rt. 83, Mundelein, IL 60060


  •    Karen Lavris
       Glacier Ice Arena
       670 N. Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills


  •   Rich Moras
      Village of Libertyville
      118 W. Cook Ave., Libertyville


  •   Don Peterson
      Village of Green Oaks
      2020 O'Plaine Road, Green Oaks, IL 60048


  •   Jim Starwalt
      Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate
      783 Barron Blvd., Grayslake, IL 60030


  •    Galina Veksler  
       MB Financial Bank
       1620 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills, IL 60061




  • Staff

  •   President / CEO
    Scott Adams 

      sadams@glmvchamber.org ​




  • Public Relations/Marketing Director
    Carol Levin




  • Part Time Office Manager
    Vera Rachev