Business Briefs | January 2017

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nmag0117_business-briefs_mary-lou-mastro_crop_800pxnmag0117_business-briefs_pam-davis-retirement-3_800px After 28 years at the helm of Edward Hospital and Edward-Elmhurst Health, Pam Davis has announced her retirement effective June 30, 2017. Mary Lou Mastro, currently president and CEO of Elmhurst Hospital, will take over as system CEO of Edward-Elmhurst Health effective July 1, 2017. Davis and Mastro will be system co-CEOs January 1 to June 30 to facilitate a smooth transition.

nmag0117_business-briefs_sant_neil_crop_800pxNeil Sant has joined Klein Hall CPAs, LLC as its chief operating officer. Sant started his career as a producer and on-air with the Danny Bonaduce Show on the LOOP in Chicago. From there, he transitioned to the business world working his way up to COO of a privately held group of companies. He is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago and has earned a certification from Harvard’s program on negotiation.

nmag0117_business-briefs_pierotti_headshot_crop_800pxNorth Aurora resident D. “Dewey” Pierotti has joined The Conservation Foundation’s board of trustees. Pierotti served as president of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County for twenty years and was a DuPage County board member from 1992 to 2000. He served as trustee for the Illinois Association of Park Districts and was chairman/president of the Illinois Association of Conservation Districts and Forest Preserves.

nmag0117_business-briefs_bass_eric9742colorhighres_crop_800pxDuPage Medical Group welcomes three board-certified surgeons to its medical staff. Dr. Eric Bass earned a medical degree from the University of Southern California, where he received the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence. He completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His medical interests include colorectal cancer, pelvic floor disorders, anorectal disease and abdominal surgery.

nmag0117_business-briefs_danielson_mark9349colorhighres_crop_800pxAlso joining the physician team is Dr. Mark Danielson, who earned a medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago. Danielson completed a residency in general surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. His medical interests include hernias, breast cancer, laparoscopic surgery, endoscopy and intra-abdominal procedures.


nmag0117_business-briefs_caruso_gloria2436colorhighres_crop_800pxDr. Gloria Caruso is a gastroenterologist who earned a medical degree from Chicago Medical School. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Loyola University Medical Center and a fellowship in gastroenterology at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago.


nmag0117_business-briefs_laurel-stoimenoff-headshot_crop_800pxLaurel Stoimenoff, PT, has been named CEO of The Urgent Care Association of America. Stoimenoff is a seasoned medical executive with over 30 years of hospital and ambulatory care management experience.


nmag0117_business-briefs_cunningham_brian_crop_800pxBrian Cunningham became deputy chief at the top of a thirty-year career with the Naperville Police Department. He retired in November and was sworn in recently as police chief in neighboring Woodridge.



nmag0117_business-briefs_governors-sustainability-award_edited_800pxThe City of Naperville has won the Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award for its citywide environmental sustainability efforts. City council members Becky Anderson and Kevin Gallaher accepted the award on behalf of the City at the Union League Club of Chicago.

Professional services firm Sikich LLP was recently named a top workplace in the Chicago-area by the Chicago Tribune. The firm ranked sixteenth in the midsize category, which includes workplaces with 250–999 employees. Sikich, which is headquartered in Naperville and has two offices in downtown Chicago, employs nearly 300 people in the area.

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has received $69,733 in federal funding to raise federally endangered Hine’s emerald dragonfly larvae at its state-of-the-art Urban Stream Research Center at Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville. Less than one percent of Hine’s emerald dragonfly eggs develop into larvae, and the species is known to exist in only six locations worldwide, one being the Des Plaines River Valley in northeastern Illinois.

nmag0117_business-briefs_2016_imea_board_member-of-year_hazel_curran_hazel_gaden_800pxThe City of Naperville’s Director of Public Utilities–Electric Mark Curran accepted the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA) Chairman’s Board Member of the Year award at the agency’s annual meeting and awards banquet recently held in Springfield. The award recognizes Curran’s commitment to reliable and innovative service to Naperville’s more than 59,000 electric accounts and his ability to bring that experience to his board service at the IMEA.