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Meet Our Amazing Team!

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Discover their unique talents, backgrounds, and interests that make your Elgin Area Chamber team such an integral part of our organization. We're more than just colleagues; we're a close-knit family, and we can't wait to share our stories with you.

Meet Carol Gieske President and CEO of Elgin Area Chamber
President & CEO
847-741-5660 x 216
Direct: 224-760-7887

With a deep-rooted connection to the Elgin community, Carol's commitment to the prosperity of our cities, businesses, and residents is unwavering. She takes great pride in providing valuable guidance and takes joy in assisting members in maximizing their membership benefits. If you're considering becoming a part of the Chamber or getting involved, Carol is the ideal person to speak with. Her expertise and passion will undoubtedly guide you toward making the most out of your journey with us.
Vice President - Operations
847-741-5660 x 102
Direct: 224-760-7885
Meet our Vice President of Operations, a dynamic and results-driven leader. With a strategic vision and a passion for excellence, Terry oversee our organization's day-to-day activities and drives us towards greater success. Her expertise and dedication make her a valued asset to our team. Originally from Chicago, Terry has wholeheartedly embraced South Elgin as her home. Within the EAC office, she adeptly handles multiple roles, from being the website whisperer to showcasing her passion for graphic design. Notably, Terry is a finance whiz, adding another valuable dimension to her exceptional skills.
Meet Theresa (Terry) Gajewski Vice President of Operations
Margarita Lesniewicz
Member Support Assistant
Main: 847-741-5660
Looking for guidance on how to access member-exclusive content? Struggling with a technical issue? Have a question about your membership plan? Margarita is your go-to person. With a passion for problem-solving and a commitment to top-notch customer service, Margarita will navigate any challenge you encounter with a smile. Don't hesitate to reach out – Margarita is always happy to lend a helping hand and ensure your membership experience is truly rewarding.

Conoce a Margarita, tu asistente de soporte bilingüe. ¡Habla español e inglés con fluidez! (Meet Margarita, your bilingual support assistant. She speaks Spanish and English fluently!)
Economic Development Director
Main: 847-741-5660 x103
Direct: 224-760-7888
Meet Tony, our resident statistics guru! His passion lies in championing Elgin businesses across all sizes and industries, effortlessly cutting through red tape, and propelling growth at lightning speed. Whether you're starting a new venture, expanding an existing one, or considering relocating your business, Tony is your go-to guy. With his expertise and dedication, he's here to support and guide you every step of the way toward achieving your business goals.
Fun Fact: Говорить Українську Мовy or in English “Speaks Ukrainian”
Meet Tony Lucenko Economic Development Director
Linda Siete
Member Relations Associate
Direct: 224-406-0034
Linda Siete is a dedicated and personable Member Relations Associate with a keen focus on enhancing member experiences and fostering community engagement. Her proactive approach allows her to anticipate and address member needs before they arise, contributing to a seamless and enjoyable experience for all. She excels in building strong relationships, resolving issues efficiently, and providing exceptional support to ensure member satisfaction, always going above and beyond to exceed expectations.

Thank You for Your Support

We wouldn't be where we are today without the unwavering support of our team and our valued members. Thank you for being a part of our journey. Together, we are making a positive impact on the lives of many, and we look forward to building an even brighter future together.

Let's achieve greatness, together!