Executive Interviews

Jason Gilmore

JASON GILMORE:  TURNING ON THE JUICE Jason Gilmore is Manager of Foundation & Government Grants for Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago where the majority of his time is divided between identifying and prioritizing activities to engage donors, managing and engaging… Read More ›

My First By Line

Chicago’s 2012 city-wide Buy Local campaign is produced by Local First Chicago in partnership with the City of Chicago’s Department of Housing and Economic Development, the Office of The City Treasurer, Choose Chicago and Chamber and Business partners from dozens of neighborhoods…. Read More ›

Dave Watkins

I first met Dave Watkins when he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Chicago Public Schools in October 2011. He was the second CFO in as many years and everyone in the Finance Department was anxious to find out how… Read More ›

Brandon Sammut

Brandon is Managing Director of Teach for America’s recruitment and selection team and Chief of Staff to the Executive Vice President. I met Brandon Sammut at a Diversity and Inclusion Committee meeting for the Young Non-Profit Professionals Network in Chicago…. Read More ›

Contessa Gibson

Contessa Gibson is a Virtual Sales Executive with SmithBucklin where she advocates and drive revenues for her client organizations in their respective industries–a very unique role.  Although she is based in Chicago, Contessa has international clients and often travels to their annual events that she helps to… Read More ›