2018 Bookkeepers Conference Speakers

No_Image_Female.jpgBetsy R. Allen Audit Principal
Miller, Cooper & Co., Ltd.
No_Image_Male.jpgMatt R. Beran Partner
Lauterbach & Amen, LLP
Briles.jpgAimee L. Briles V.P./Government Funds
Wintrust Financial


Aimee has over fifteen years of experience in government banking, specializing in the needs of public entities. She has been an active member of Illinois ASBO since 2003 where she participates in the Cash Management Professional Development Committee and is a Past-Chair of the Service Associate Advisory Committee. Aimee speaks at Association sponsored sessions several times a year providing information on industry updates, Treasury Management product enhancements and the current rate environment.

Carney.jpgSean P. Carney Asst. Supt./Business
Adlai E. Stevenson HSD 125
Cornelissen.jpgRobyn M. Cornelissen Finance Manager
East Maine SD 63
_No_Image_Male.jpgKevin Davis Field Representative Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF)

Dykas.jpgCynthia J. Dykas Business Manager, CSBO
Worth SD 127


Cynthia is a member of Illinois ASBO, SSSBO and ASBO International. She is in her fifth year as Business Manager/CSBO at Worth School District 127, and prior to that worked at Orland School District 135 for over ten years. Before getting into school districts she worked in the private sector in the areas of healthcare, investments and insurance. She has her Masters degree in Finance from Lewis University.

Fuchs.jpgJulie-Ann C. Fuchs, Ed.D. Associate Superintendent
Kaneland CUSD 302


Dr. Julie-Ann Fuchs is the Associate Superintendent for Kaneland School District where she oversees the finance and operations for the district. Julie-Ann currently teaches graduate level classes in school finance as an adjunct instructor for Northern Illinois University and Aurora University and is an Illinois ASBO Board Member. She has a bachelor’s degree in international business, two masters degrees in education and a doctorate in curriculum leadership.

_No_Image_Female.jpgElizabeth Gasparini CPA
Miller, Cooper & Co., Ltd.
_No_Image_Female.jpgJill L. Hagan SVP/Government Banking Division Mgr.
MB Financial Bank, N.A.
Jacoby.jpgMichael A. Jacoby, Ed.D., SFO, CAE Executive Director/CEO
Illinois ASBO


Served as an educator for 30 years. In the role of Superintendent, he led his Cabinet and Administrative Council to establish an ethic of leadership development that still exists today. He has lead many strategic planning efforts for school districts and other organizations.

Kalou.jpgMary B. Kalou Assistant Superintendent
Maine Twp. HSD 207
Mace.jpgAndrew L. Mace Partner
Klein Hall CPAs


Andy serves numerous villages, more than fifty school districts and vocational or special education cooperatives, plus other local governmental units and not-for-profit organizations. His focus is audit, internal control review and enhancement and operational consulting.

_No_Image_Female.jpgMaureen Owens Accounting Supervisor
Adlai E. Stevenson HSD 125
Sholeen.jpgTodd C. Sholeen Vice President
Huntington National Bank


Todd has over 25 years of banking experience. He joined FirstMerit Bank after 6 years with Charter One Bank and 23 years with LaSalle Bank, of which 16 years were in government banking. Todd is a member of the IGFOA where he currently serves on the IGFOA Career Development Committee and is a member of Illinois ASBO where he serves on the Cash Management, Investments & Debt Management PDC.

_No_Image_Male.jpgAbe Singh Business Manager
Hawthorn CCSD 73
_No_Image_Male.jpgCarl Thomas Manager
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Tjardes.jpgBrittany M. TjardesDir./Business Services
Lake Forest SD 67 & 115


Prior to joining Lake Forest School Districts, Brittany was an auditor with Miller Cooper & Co. Ltd. Further, Brittany received her CSBO Certification, Master of Accounting, and Bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Wallace.jpgHolly Wallace Sponsored Programs Coordinator
Illinois ASBO
_No_Image_Female.jpgSharlyne P. Williams Chief School Business Official
Comm. Cons. Sch. Dist. 168