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Board of Directors

Executive board

Jack Orlov | Chairman of the Board
Jack Orlov is the past commodore of the Waukegan Yacht Club and has had his boat in Waukegan harbor since 1994. Waukegan has become his “summer home,” and he is active on the Chamber board. He has been in the health care business since college and currently owns Right Healthcare Ventures. He is involved with many health care businesses focused on seniors and people with disabilities.

Tiffany Dutton | Vice Chairman
Tiffany Dutton, assistant vice president, sales manager of NorStates Bank in Waukegan, was born in Waukegan and currently lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin. She teaches financial literacy classes at Lake County Habitat for Humanity.

Lucy Torres | Secretary
Lucy Torres owns and operates Express Employment Professionals, a full-service staffing agency servicing all of Lake County. She is actively involved in the Chamber and also serves on the board for the Hispanic Chamber.

Dane Morgan l Treasurer
Dane Morgan is a senior vice president with NorStates Bank. He has lived and worked in and around Waukegan for over 30 years. He and his wife (Waukegan High School sweethearts) have two children and are active in various organizations in Lake County.

Directors

Jan Gibson
Jan Gibson is the director of communications of the Historic Genesee Theatre. As an English, speech, theater and debate teacher, Gibson taught at Arlington High School. She then became a successful entrepreneur. She serves on many boards and commissions in Greater Lake County. Gibson’s love of theater and music, coupled with her extensive business experience, drew her to the Genesee Theatre.

Kim Needham
Kim Needham is the current assistant CEO for Vista Health System, located in Waukegan. She has worked and lived in the community for more than 20 years. Local affiliations include St. Anastasia Church and St. Anastasia Food Pantry. She is a past member of the Genesee Theatre board.

John Mennie
John Mennie is an associate at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. He grew up near Toronto, Ontario, and moved to Illinois in 2013 to begin his legal career. He joined the Waukegan Chamber of Commerce as a board member in 2015, and in his spare time enjoys golfing, reading and cooking.

Mike O’Neil
Mike O’Neil is the administration manager for NRG Energy’s Waukegan Generating Station where he has worked for 17 years in various administrative and financial roles. He has been a member of the Chamber’s board of directors for four years.

Michael Purtell
Michael Purtell joined the Chamber board in 2013. He moved to Waukegan in 2005 and works for the City of Waukegan Community Development Department specializing in planning and business development. He also volunteers for a number of local organizations.

Dr. Michael J. Reed
Dr. Reed was born and raised in Waukegan. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology with a microbiology minor from Western Illinois University while playing baseball. He earned a second bachelor’s, master’s in sports medicine and rehab and a doctorate from Logan College of Chiropractic and is a certified EMT. Dr. Reed volunteers with several local charities, serves on the board of 3 Brothers Theatre and is the physician/chiropractor for several sports teams, including Waukegan High School. He is the founder and physician of Family Chiropractic & Sports Rehab.

Ray Vukovich
Ray Vukovich is a charter member of the board of directors of the City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce and a former alderman for the City of Waukegan; he retired in 2010 as the director of governmental services. He owns and operates Ray Vukovich Consulting Services.

Russell Warye
Russell Warye joined the Waukegan Chamber board in 2013. He grew up in Waukegan and attended West Grade School. Warye is a certified broker with Get Covered Illinois and the president of Benefit Partners Group, LLC.

April Dean
April Dean is the director of sales and marketing for the SpringHill Suites Waukegan. She has been in the hospitality industry for over 10 years. April is a 26-year transplant to Lake County. She loves being involved in the community and volunteering for various organizations throughout Lake County.

Chamber Staff

Debi Kiddle | Executive Director
Debi Kiddle has been with the Chamber since December 2015 after retiring from a 20-year residential real estate career in Lake Forest. She also brings with her over 20 years of administrative and bookkeeping experience and actively volunteers for different organizations throughout Lake County.

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