EAC Staff Members

Terry Gajewski

Terry Gajewski
Vice President, Finance/MIS

Terry is responsible for overseeing all of the organization’s financial transactions, including, accounts receivables, accounts payables, monthly financial statements, yearly audits, purchasing, etc. She provides overall coordination and management of office activities, supervises and directs the office support staff.

Terry also has responsibility over the Chamber’s information systems, including maintaining and upgraded the organization’s computer systems and software processes, coordinating and maintaining the development of the Chamber's e-newsletter and web site, making the latter one of the top benefits of membership. The Chamber's web site is visited by 1,800 users a day, with most visiting our member posting within the Find a Business section.

Carol Gieske

Carol Gieske
President

Carol K. Gieske was appointed President of the Elgin Area Chamber at the beginning of 2012. Gieske has extensive leadership experience, serving as President of the Provena Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation for seven years before joining the Chamber as Vice President of Communications and Special Events in 2007. Prior to joining the Hospital, she was President of the United Way of Elgin from 1986 to 2001. As the chief executive officer of the Chamber, she is responsible for working with the Board of Directors and staff in delivering the mission of the Chamber to its members and the community. Carol also provides leadership in the area of communications and special events for EDG, EAC and its members.

Francisco Jimenez

Francisco Jimenez
Member Relations Director

Born in Mexico, Francisco obtained his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and English from Universidad Interamericana para el Desarrollo in Cozumel, Mexico. Francisco is responsible for servicing all of our members' needs, as well as, engaging with and bringing new local businesses of all sizes into the fold as Elgin Area Chamber members. Contact Francisco to join the Chamber. Current new member can connect with Francisco to learn about their benefits and services the Chamber offers.

Tony Lucenko

Tony Lucenko
Director Economic Development

Elgin is a fast-paced and high growth area and Tony's goal is to ensure that your business thrives in this environment. Whether you're looking to expand, find a new business site or need to find a business solution call Tony – visit the Economic Development Group Website.

Robert “Bob” Malm

Robert “Bob” Malm
Director - Elgin Development Group (EDG)

Bob manages the overall development process for the Advancing Progress campaign, a private fundingraising effort. He also plays a key role in the Chamber's Economic Development Division, Elgin Development Group (EDG). Bob is active in the EDG's Workforce Development Committee and is the editor of the EDG blog.

Contact Bob to find out more on the benefits of becoming an investor in Advancing Progress.

Denise Schramm

Denise Schramm
Member Relations Assistant

Have a Question about Elgin? Want to know more about your EAC Membership? Looking for a solid referral? Denise specializes in responding to both members' and the general public questions. She is dedicated to providing our members with exceptional services and benefits. She strives to ensure that an open line of communication is available and that our members' needs are being heard and met.