Business Briefs | February 2017

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Professional services firm Sikich LLP recently promoted Joy Duce, Anthony Cervini and Brad Hermes to partner. Duce leads the firm’s human resources consulting practice, Cervini provides audit and accounting services to local governments and Hermes specializes in accounting services for midsize private companies.

Jude Marchetti is the new assistant managing broker of the Elmhurst, Naperville and Glen Ellyn offices of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group. Marchetti has been working in the real estate business for over 40 years; she began her sales career in the Hinsdale area and expanded outward into the surrounding Western suburbs.

The Naperville Fire Department has named Andy Dina its new deputy fire chief, and Amy Scheller fire division chief. The deputy fire chief oversees staff supervision, department and program budgets and serves as the liaison to the Board of Fire and Police and the Naperville Fire Protection District. The fire division chief provides direction and supervision of the three major divisions of the Fire Department, including EMS, Training and Support Services.

The Naperville Police Department has promoted Jason Arres to deputy chief of the Investigations Division, which employs 65 people. This division investigates crimes that occur, ranging from narcotics to computer crimes and more. The Investigations Division is also responsible for the implementation of community programs and the collection, evaluation and storage of evidence.

Lyn M. Edmonson of Naperville is the new associate veterinarian at West Suburban Veterinary Associates in Westmont. She specializes in preventive care, internal medicine, surgery and diagnostic medicine. Dr. Edmonson has been practicing small animal medicine for more than eight years. She is proficient in soft tissue surgeries, surgical dental extractions and has a special interest in Cold Laser Therapy.

Real estate professional John Wesolowski has joined the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Naperville. Wesolowski brings 25 years of professional experience in the field; his expertise is working with home buyers and sellers in Naperville, Plainfield, Aurora and Lisle.

Divorce Attorney Christopher J. Maurer of Wheaton law firm Anderson & Associates, P.C., will serve on the Board of Directors of the DuPage Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the DuPage County Bar Association. Maurer is a trained Guardian ad Litem, Child’s Representative, and Attorney for the Child within the Sixteenth and Eighteenth Judicial Circuits in Illinois.

Sue Salness recently was appointed principal of Mill Street Elementary School and Hugh Boger was appointed principal of Scott Elementary School. Salness is currently serving as principal of Ranch View Elementary and Boger is currently serving as assistant principal at both Ranch View and Highlands Elementary. Salness and Boger will begin their new roles on July 1, 2017.

Naperville’s Deanna Doohaluk has joined The Conservation Foundation as watershed project manager and will bring her experience managing water quality issues to support the work of the DuPage River Salt Creek Workgroup.


CEO Dominique Raccah recently was named the Publishers Weekly (PW) “Person of the Year” for 2016, in recognition of her determination, creativity and energy in making Sourcebooks one of the country’s leading independent publishers. The Naperville company she founded thirty years ago publishes about 500 books annually with a staff of 129, and Raccah is seen as an industry visionary. She was named “Innovator of the Year” by Book Industry Study Group, and Sourcebooks recently was selected as a Rising Star by the wholesaler Readerlink.

The Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago has recently awarded two 2016 Golden Key Awards to DJK Custom Homes: Outstanding Design in New Construction Architecture and Outstanding Design Excellence in High Performance for Green Construction. DJK recently built Naperville’s second Net-Zero Energy and LEED Platinum certified home in a Modern Farm House style. The Key Awards recognize excellence in housing design, architecture, interior merchandising, landscaping, landscape architecture and remodeling.