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Administration & Government Relations


Sam Toia

President & CEO

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Mary Kay Bonoma

Executive Vice President

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Clare Boyce

Executive Assistant

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Matt Quinn

Assistant Director of

Government Relations & Communications

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Jean Schmid

Director of Finance & Administration

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Mary Wilkie

Director of Education

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Elizabeth Washington

Education Coordinator

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Theresa Crisanti

Education Coordinator

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Jessica Villa


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Educational Foundation 


Kari Kramer

ProStart® Program Manager

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Eric Fine

Director of Sales & Marketing

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Christine DeSousa

Assistant Director of 

Sales & Marketing

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Chicago Gourmet


Ashley Brandon

Executive Director
Chicago Gourmet

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Emilee Lyons

Event Manager
Chicago Gourmet

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Lauren LePine

Event Manager
Chicago Gourmet

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Sherri VanScoit

Sponsorship Manager
Chicago Gourmet

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Special Events 


Crini Cieski

Director of Special Events

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Samantha Vitale

Special Events Senior Project Manager

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Megan Krumwiede

Special Events Project Manager

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