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2021 Keynote SpeakerColonel Yvonne SpencerLeader | Teambuilder | Motivator | Coach


Yvonne is a 27-year “barrier breaking” military officer who has served at the U.S. Air Force’s highest leadership levels. Throughout her career, she has built mission oriented, successful organizations ranging from 300 to 1,300 personnel. In many of these organizational leadership roles, she was the First Female or the First African-American or sometimes both! Through these experiences, Yvonne was able to “find her voice” and overcome stereotypes to forge a path for future leaders to follow.

_No_Image_Female.jpgSamantha Benak Asst./Business & Operations
Comm. Unit Sch. Dist. 95

Bertrand.jpgSusan Bertrand, MBA, CAE Deputy Executive Director, COO
Illinois ASBO
_No_Image_Male.jpgKen Carter Dir./Policy Services
Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB)
Corder.pngStacey Corder Business Manager
Shirland CCSD 134

Cornelissen.jpgRobyn CornelissenComptroller
Comm. Unit Sch. Dist. 300

Dale.jpgKevin DaleBusiness Manager, CSBO
Rochelle Twp. HSD 212
_No_Image_Female.jpgWhitney Draegert Dir./Business Services, CSBO
Twp. High Sch. Dist. 113

Geerdes.jpgMatt Geerdes Senior Manager
Crowe LLP
Hawk.jpgBrad Hawk CSBO Program Coor.
Northern Illinois University
_No_Image_Female.jpgLindsey Helton Business Development Manager K12
Midwest Mechanical

Hoffmeister.jpgLynn HofmeisterBusiness Office Manager
Des Plaines CCSD 62
Johnson_Ron.jpgRonald Johnson Dir./Support Operations
Indian Prairie SD 204
_No_Image_Female.jpgMichelle Kovar Business Office Coordinator
Comm. Unit Sch. Dist. 300

Matlock.pngCarrie Matlock, AIA, LEED® AP, BD+C President
DLA Architects, Ltd.

Metz.jpgHoward Metz Partner
Robbins, Schwartz, Nicholas, Lifton & Taylor, Ltd.
Morgese.jpgMelissa Morgese Dir./Business Services
Wheeling CCSD 21
Oberg.jpgDaniel ObergDir./Business Services
Comm. High Sch. Dist. 94
palmer__jim_90px.pngJames Palmer Comptroller
Twp. High Sch. Dist. 214
_No_Image_Female.jpgCarolyn Pluim Dept. Chair/Leadership, Educational Psychology & Foundations
Northern Illinois University
_No_Image_Male.jpgSteven Richart Partner
Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn LLP
lauren_rossi.jpgLauren Rossi Marketing Coordinator
ARCON Associates, Inc.
_No_Image_Female.jpgJackie SchroerBenefits Coordinator
Comm. Cons. Sch. Dist. 46

Wendy_Sedwick.jpgWendy Sedwick Coor./Business Services
Comm. Unit Sch. Dist. 303
Straub.jpgReiley Straub Dir./Finance
Keeneyville Elem. SD 20
_No_Image_Female.jpgCassidy Tarpey Business Development Rep.
F.H. Paschen
Tjardes.jpgBrittany Tjardes Dir./Accounting & Fiscal Services
Adlai E. Stevenson HSD 125
_No_Image_Female.jpgPatricia TownsendFood Service Specialist
Comm. Unit Sch. Dist. 303
Wallace.jpgHolly Wallace Sr. Member Programs Coordinator
Illinois ASBO
steve_wilt.jpgSteve Wilt District Treasurer, CSBO
Wood Dale SD 7
_No_Image_Male.jpgChris Wolk Dir./Human Resources 
Comm. Cons. Sch. Dist. 46