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The Chicago Southland CVB has an experienced operations staff in place that is responsible for the financial integrity, regulatory compliance, human resources, leadership and general operations of the office.


Jim Garrett, CDME Jim Garrett, CDME
Sally Schlesinger, CPA, CDME Sally Schlesinger, CPA, CDME
Executive Vice President
LinkedIn Sally Schlesinger
Margaret Pruzin Margaret Pruzin
Director of Finance & Administration
Teagan Luniewski Teagan Luniewski
Office Manager
Teagan Luniewski
Bernice Scheive Bernice Scheive
















Whether you are looking to book a sporting or social event, group tour, meeting or convention, our top shelf sales staff has the answers to all your questions. Reach out to a sales professional today for answers to your questions.


Mary Patchin, CDME Mary Patchin, CDME
Director of Sales
Association, Corporate, Government, Non-Profit

LinkedIn Mary Patchin
Kristy Stevens, CTIS Kristy Stevens, CTIS
SMERF Market Manager
Social (Reunions/Weddings), Military, Education, Religious, Fraternal

LinkedIn Kristy Stevens
Joel Koester Joel Koester
Sports Market Manager
LinkedIn Joel Koester
Tobie Fitzpatrick Tobie Fitzpatrick
Tour & Travel Market Manager
LinkedIn Tobie Fitzpatrick





When it comes to assisting with social media, pushing out a press release or questions about a membership listing or publication, our marketing department has the answers you’re looking for.


Kim Kislowski Kim Kislowski   
Director of Marketing
LinkedIn Kim Kislowski
Katie Arvia Katie Arvia
Communications Manager
LinkedIn Loren Petrakis-Mueller
Loren Petrakis-MuellerLoren Petrakis-Mueller
Creative Promotion Specialist
LinkedIn Loren Petrakis-Mueller


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