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Meet Chicago Northwest announces Officers and Board of Directors for 2020-2021

Dieter Heigl to serve as Board Chair and Joe Keefe to serve as Chair Elect Of Chicago Northwest’s official destination marketing organization

Schaumburg, IL (August 27, 2020) – Meet Chicago Northwest, the official destination marketing organization promoting the Chicago Northwest region announces its Fiscal Year 2021 Officers and Board of Directors.

Dieter Heigl, General Manager of the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, has been appointed Board Chair for 2020 – 2021.

Joe Keefe, Executive Director of the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, has been appointed Chair Elect for 2021-2022.

Meet Chicago Northwest’s Officers and Board of Directors
2020- 2021:

Dieter HeiglRenaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

Chair Elect
Joe KeefeMetropolis Performing Arts Centre

Past Chair
Andy-John G. KalkounosChicago Prime Restaurants

Chuck ValentiDoubleTree by Hilton Chicago Arlington Heights

Patton Feichter – Village of Elk Grove

Shirlanne LemmGOA Regional Business Association

Michael LarsonSchaumburg Boomers

Dave Parulo – Meet Chicago Northwest

  • Christina Anderson-Heller – Lynfred Winery
  • Steven AndrewsPACE
  • Amit BansalSheraton Suites Elk Grove
  • Suzie BassiCity of Rolling Meadows
  • Ted Boufis – Crossroads Tavern & Eatery
  • Ed CageCity of Wood Dale
  • Mayor Tom Dailly – Village of Schaumburg
  • Alex Hilton – Juice and Berry
  • Heather LloydWoodfield Mall
  • Frank MadarasVillage of Itasca
  • Omar NaimiHyatt Regency Schaumburg
  • Dr. Avis ProctorHarper College
  • John Scaletta – Village of Arlington Heights
  • Jeremy SchaefferWestin Chicago Northwest
  • Scott StoneDaily Herald
  • Pratik TrivediTrivedi Hospitality Group

About Meet Chicago Northwest
Meet Chicago Northwest is the official destination marketing organization for the Chicago Northwest region. We proudly promote the communities of Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Village, Itasca, Rolling Meadows, Roselle, Schaumburg, Streamwood and Wood Dale to make a positive economic impact through tourism.

More information about the Meet Chicago Northwest is available at or by calling 847-490-1010.


Media Contact:
Dave Parulo, President
Meet Chicago Northwest
1933 N. Meacham Road, Suite 210
Schaumburg, IL 60173


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