Business Briefs | February 2014

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The City of Naperville launched Naper Notify, a new notification system that brings emergency and quality-of-life information from the City directly to the communication device of your choosing. Users can sign up at to quickly receive important City messages. Naper Notify lets the public sign up to receive emergency and community messages through a preferred method of communication. This could include a cell phone, work phone, home phone, text message or email. Citizens and the general public can receive messages about emergencies that may affect their homes, parents’ homes, workplaces, children’s schools or any other location of interest as long as those locations are within the boundaries of the City of Naperville.


Skip Strittmatter celebrated her 20th anniversary as executive director of the DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau (DuPage CVB) in December. Strittmatter joined the DuPage CVB in 1993 when it was a three-person staff housed in a small county office. The bureau now employs 12 full-time staffers, part-time contractors and interns. During Strittmatter’s tenure, the bureau’s budget has grown from $50,000 to nearly $2 million.


Normandy Designer Ann Stockard recently received two awards for her design in a Naperville kitchen. The kitchen received a Master Design Award Honorable Mention from Qualified Remodeler Magazine, as well as previously receiving further national recognition with a Contractor of the Year Award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Stockard received a bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design from the International Academy of Design and Technology in addition to a degree in Visual Communications from Southern Illinois University. With more than 14 years experience in the design industry, Stockard has been part of the Normandy design team since 2006.



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Brian Cunningham has been named Naperville’s deputy police chief for the Investigations Divi ion. Cunningham most recently served in the Naperville Police Department as Commander of Investigations. In his new role, Cunningham will be in charge of the Investigations Division, which employs 60 individuals. This division investigates crimes that occur, ranging from narcotics to major crimes to computer crimes. Cunningham has held several positions since first joining the Naperville Police Department as a patrol officer in June 1986. He has also served as DuPage Major Crimes Task Force commander since 1999, developing and implementing county-wide protocols and handling numerous complex homicide investigations. A founding member and current president of the Illinois Homicide Investigators Association, Cunningham is also part of the Illinois Crisis Negotiations Association. He is the recipient of several Naperville Police Department awards, including the Distinguished Service Award, VFW Officer of the Year (1999) and the Pradel Award (2010).

Dr. Suzanne Kavic has been named president-elect of the DuPage County Medical Society in Wheaton. Kavic will also continue as division director of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Loyola University Health System and an associate professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology and in the division of endocrinology of the Department of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.


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Diane M. Shelton has been promoted to president and CEO for DuPage Credit Union. Shelton is an accomplished executive with 30 years of experience. She has served as the interim president/CEO for DuPage Credit Union since November 2012 while continuing her role as senior vice president of sales and service for the Credit Union. During her tenure, she managed the Credit Union’s consumer lending, mortgage lending, asset recovery and retail operations as well as other strategic leadership roles. Shelton is a graduate of Northern Illinois University where she earned a bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing. She is also recognized as a Certified Senior Executive, as awarded through the Credit Union Executive Society. DuPage Credit Union is a nonprofit, full-service, financial institution with more than 32,000 Members. DuPage Credit Union offers financial solutions to anyone who lives or works in DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties.

Ken Fishbain has been appointed to vice president of physician and ambulatory network development at Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare from chief operating officer at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and vice president at Loyola University Health System.

Photo courtesy Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare

Photo courtesy Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare

Pam Davis, System CEO, Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare, has been elected to the Illinois Hospital Association’s (IHA) Board of Trustees as an at-large trustee. Davis began serving her three-year term on January 1, 2014. Davis has been President and CEO of Edward since 1988. Under Davis’ leadership, Edward has grown to become the Chicago area’s 8th largest hospital according to Crain’s Chicago. Edward has earned a reputation as a regional and national healthcare leader by providing advanced cardiac care at Edward Heart Hospital, state-of-the-art cancer diagnosis and treatment at Edward Cancer Center, world class stroke care through the Edward Neurosciences Institute in affiliation with the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation and behavioral health services through Linden Oaks at Edward. The IHA Board of Trustees is the Association’s policymaking body. The Board is made up of 31 trustees, including 15 at-large trustees elected by the voting members of the Association.

Photos courtesy Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare

Photos courtesy Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare

Dr. Bobbie Byrne has been named System Vice President and Chief Information Officer, and Bill Kottmann has been named System Vice President of Physician and Ambulatory Network Development for Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare. Byrne is also responsible for the Facilities and Construction departments at Edward, and the Edward Cancer Centers in Naperville and Plainfield. After practicing pediatrics for nearly 10 years, Byrne served as senior vice president and general manager of Clinical Solutions for Eclipsys Corporation (now Allscripts), an enterprise software development company. She also was a healthcare consultant for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Kottmann joined Edward in 1991 as vice president of Human Resources and became vice president of Operations in 1993. In 2005, he was named president of Edward Health Ventures, responsible for physician and ambulatory network development, corporate joint venture strategies, and all real estate development and management for Edward.