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Administration & Government Relations

Sam Toia

President & CEO
ext. 114


Mary Kay Bonoma

Executive Vice President
ext. 141


Gina Thomas

Vice President of Operations
ext. 116


Matt Quinn

Government Relations & Communications Manager

ext. 122


Alexandra Newsome

Executive Assistant

ext. 125


Chicago Gourmet

Jessica Yarbrough

Executive Director, Chicago Gourmet
ext. 128


Lauren Polcyn

Event Manager, Chicago Gourmet
ext. 140



Mary Wilkie

Director of Education
ext. 121


Fran Paty

Education Coordinator
ext. 123


Elizabeth Washington

Education Coordinator
ext. 124


Nallely Alfonso


ext. 110

Educational Foundation

Ann Leider

Executive Director
ext. 147


Kayla Hawkins

ProStart® Program Manager
ext. 117


Finance & Administration

Jean Schmid
Director of Finance & Administration
ext. 119


Maria Bello

Assistant Director of Finance & Administration
ext. 118



Eric Fine

Director of Sales & Marketing
ext. 115


Christine DeSousa

Senior Member Relations Manager
ext. 146


David Cohen

Member Relations Manager
ext. 138


Special Events

Ashley Brandon

Director of Special Events
ext. 133


Lisette Medina

Special Events Project Manager
ext. 145


Samantha Vitale

Special Events Project Manager
ext. 111



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