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Meet the Staff

Kaili Harding
(847) 413-1010, ext. 1012

Kaili joined the Schaumburg Business Association as president with one overriding philosophy: ensuring that the SBA’s activities remain acutely focused on its members and allowing those members to guide the initiatives of the SBA in order to promote and fulfill the interests of the members.

Prior to joining the SBA, Kaili worked as marketing director with one of the largest employers and retailers in the Schaumburg area. She partnered with the SBA as a sponsor of signature events, and volunteered her time to the association’s many events and committees. Kaili’s past professional experience is diverse and includes work in marketing, publishing and real estate, as well as significant chamber experience with the United States Army and the Clarksville, Tennesee, Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Center.

Kaili has earned a reputation as a dedicated professional who cares about the business community that she works in, and she takes great pride in the connections that are facilitated by and through the Schaumburg Business Association.

Lisa Gilbert
Vice President of Membership
(847) 413-1010, ext. 1013

Lisa brings more than a decade of dynamic professional experience specializing in membership, events and strategic planning. She can assist with all aspects of membership and ensure you receive the most out of your investment with the SBA.

Prior to joining the Schaumburg Business Association, she was the membership director at the University Club in Chicago for nine years. Lisa obtained her master’s degree from Columbia College Chicago and her undergraduate from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Carol Fiandalo
Accounting Manager
(847) 413-1010, ext. 1017

With a degree in finance from Northern Illinois University, and more than a decade of professional experience in accounting, Carol serves many essential business functions for the Schaumburg Business Association.

Christina Keeley
Events Director
(847) 413-1010, ext. 1011

Christina joined the SBA team in February 2015. As the events director, she oversees the coordination of all events within the SBA. Christina has an extensive hospitality background that includes sales and events for hotels, restaurants and Convention Bureau representation. Most recently, she was the director of events for the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce. Christina has a Bachelor of Arts degree in organizational communication from Loyola University of Chicago.

Jess Richard
Membership Development Manager
(847) 413-1010, ext. 1014

Jessica joined the Schaumburg Business Association in April 2014. As the membership development manager, Jess helps facilitate opportunities within the SBA and promote member businesses. She works with the Schaumburg Young Professionals, the Ambassador Committee and oversees all social media.

Before joining the Schaumburg Business Association, Jess worked for the DeKalb County Convention & Visitors Bureau. She received her undergraduate degree in corporate and organizational communication from Northern Illinois University.

Dave Yurko
Economic Development Specialist
(847) 413-1010, ext. 2100

Dave is an integral member of the SBA team whose responsibilities mirror the mission of the association in connecting organizations and people for the betterment of the Village of Schaumburg, the Schaumburg Business Association and all SBA members.

He works to expand the number of organizations located in Schaumburg, seeks new SBA members from throughout the region, supports member retention efforts, assists with SBA events and fosters productive communication in all of these endeavors.

Meghan Slawek
Member Services Assistant
(847) 413-1010, ext. 1010

Meghan joined the SBA as an intern in May 2014 and joined the team as the member services assistant. She is the first person you see and speak with when visiting the office. She can assist with registrations, ribbon cuttings, mailing labels and referrals. Meghan is a graduate of Elgin Community College.

Mark Czarny
Communication Specialist
(847) 413-1010, ext. 1020

Mark joined the Schaumburg Business Association as an intern in May 2015 and has now joined the team as a communication specialist. Mark coordinates the information output, which involves managing our outside communications to the media and members through regular news releases and blog posts on our website. He is a recent graduate of University of Illinois Springfield.

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