Business Briefs | March 2015

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Kathy Hopinkah Hannan

Photo courtesy of Girl Scouts of America

Kathy Hopinkah Hannan of Wheaton was recently named national president and chairwoman of the board for Girl Scouts of the United States of America. She is the Girl Scouts’ first Native American president. Hannan was born and raised in Chicago. She began as a young girl with Brownies and Girl Scouts through her local church. She rediscovered Girl Scouts after her two daughters were born. Hannan is also national managing partner of diversity and corporate responsibility and global lead partner at KPMG. She has been recognized as an advocate for women in the workplace throughout her career and was honored with the Most Powerful and Influential Women Award in 2011 by the Illinois Diversity Council. 

Photo courtesy of 360 Youth Services

Photo courtesy of 360 Youth Services

Mary Kataura has been named operations director for Naperville-based 360 Youth Services. Kataura will be responsible for financial planning, forecasting and reporting for the agency, as well as human resources, policy development and facilities. Kataura is a certified public accountant with a background in finance, human resource management, staff training and development. The Glen Ellyn resident has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from DePaul University. Kataura previously served as president of Peace of Mind Home Care, an accountant for the B.R. Ryall YMCA in Glen Ellyn, and assistant vice president of the Commercial Finance Group of Heller International Corporation. 

Stephanie Posey

Photo courtesy of Naperville School District 203

Stephanie Posey has been appointed principal of Naperville North High School. Posey, a 23-year education veteran has 10 years of administrative experience and currently serves as principal of Belleville East High School. She has held that position since 2010. Posey was awarded Illinois Principal Association Southwest Region Secondary Principal of the Year in 2013 and recognized as one of the Racial Harmony Phenomenal Women of Metro East 2013. She is a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Illinois Principal Association, National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the Illinois High School Association Basketball Advisory Committee, among other professional associations. Posey has an ED. S in Education Administration from Lindenwood University, a master’s of science in Educational Administration from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and a bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Posey will begin her role at Naperville North on July 1, 2015. Posey replaces Kevin Pobst who is retiring at the end of the school year after serving as principal for six years. 

Troy Bristow has been appointed the new director of Conference Services, Camps and Noncredit Programs at North Central College. Bristow most recently served as assistant director of sales and marketing for conference services at Wheaton College where he contributed to a 40 percent increase in revenues for conference services during his tenure. At North Central College, Bristow will oversee several operations including facility rentals, summer camps and noncredit programs offered to community members. Bristow has an MBA and a bachelor’s in marketing both from North Park University on Chicago’s North Side.

 Sue Rosales

Photo courtesy of Advocate Dreyer

Advocate Dreyer Medical Clinic in Aurora has a staffing change. Sue Rosales has been appointed to vice president of finance, from vice president of finance at Advocate Medical Group in Downers Grove. Rosales has been with Advocate Health Care for more than 24 years, and has held a variety of positions including finance director, finance manager, senior financial analyst, and accounting manager. She also held positions with MedCare HMO including accounting supervisor and finance director. Rosales graduated from Indiana University School of Business in Bloomington, Indiana with a degree in accounting. She became a certified public accountant in 1990.

Geneva Community Development Director Dick Untch has announced his retirement, capping off a 43-year public service career. City Planner David DeGroot was promoted to Community Development Director to replace Untch in January. The Community Development Department is responsible for the City’s development planning, historic preservation, code enforcement and building permits. DeGroot has worked as Geneva’s City Planner since 2008. He has a master’s degree in urban planning and public policy from the University of Illinois-Chicago and obtained his bachelor’s degree in geography from Southern Illinois University. 

Megan Selck, has been appointed interim president and CEO at Loaves & Fishes Community Services. Selck will be taking on the additional responsibilities following the resignation of President and CEO Charles McLimans, who accepted a new CEO position at Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. Selck, who served vice president and chief development officer, will serve in the interim position until the Board of Directors appoints a permanent replacement.


Mike Jaensch

Photo courtesy Naperville School District 203

Congratulations to Naperville School District Board of Education member Mike Jaensch for receiving the National School Boards Association (NSBA) Award, Distinguished Service to Public Education. This recognition is given to approximately 1 percent of the nation’s 95,000 school board members for demonstrating the highest commitment to public education through school board leadership. In order to be considered for the award, a board member had to have maintained IASB Master School Board Member status for the past two years, attended no less than three NSBA Member sponsored events during the past four years, and provided evidence of services rendered to public education at the state or national level during the previous two years. 


Bruce Jones Photo of Naperville walkway path

Photo courtesy Bruce Jones, Naperville Photography Meetup

The newly formed Naperville Photography Meetup Group has attracted 100 members in its first month. Bruce Jones, amateur photographer and founder of the group, launched the Naperville Photography Meetup last fall and had more than 100 members join the group by the end of December. Meetup is the world’s largest network of local groups and provides the online opportunity for anyone to join or organize face-to-face meetings with those of similar interests. The site, Naperville Photography Meetup (, invites photographers, from beginners to experts, to hone their skills at various venues around Naperville. Jones schedules the outings at different times of the day to capture different lighting conditions and plans to host outings several times a month to capture images of places in Naperville such as 5th Avenue Station, downtown, the Riverwalk and the Forest Preserves. The group also meets for classroom style sessions where members can exchange ideas, learn camera basics and hold question and answer sessions. 

New Business

DuPage Medical Group, the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in the Chicago area, opened the Hinsdale Immediate Care Center in early January. Located in Suite 110 of DMG’s building at 40 S. Clay Street in Hinsdale, the Center will be staffed by board-certified Emergency Medicine physicians and will offer immediate care services and ancillary testing. The Hinsdale location will provide both adult and pediatric services, while providing patients convenient access to immediate care providers to treat unexpected, non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries. DMG’s Immediate Care Centers offer a wide range of services and testing including labs, CT scans and ultrasounds, with extended hours available seven days a week.