BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President Jeff Curry,
I started with State Farm at the Corporate office in 1995 in the Investment Accounting Department before pursuing self-employment as an Agency owner. In December 2000, my State Farm Agency opened in Niles, IL. My family has a long history with State Farm over a span of 3 generations dating back to the 1933.
My business joined the Chamber in December 2000 immediately after opening the doors. Over the years, I have served on various committees as well as the Board of Directors. The Chamber offers a great networking opportunity for local businesses in Niles and surrounding areas.
I’m proud to serve as the President of the Chamber for 2018.
Second Vice President Vince Gendusa,
Vince began his entrepreneurship in 1999. In late October 1999, Vince incorporated Skyline Contractors Inc., a Concrete/Excavation/Snowplow company. He built up Skyline using a pick-up truck and wheel barrel doing residential patios by hand, working second job nights and weekends.
With hard work and determination, Vince eventually grew Skyline into a multi-million dollar commercial Concrete company completing some of the most complicated projects with superseding FF and FL values.
Vince was handpicked to be part of the construction of a world renown sculpture that is located at O’hare International airport. ” The Runners”.
In 2001, Vince wanted to be more involved in the overall construction process and identified a new opportunity in an emerging industry of High- End & Luxury Properties which is when Platinum Touch Industries LLC was formed.
Platinum Touch Industries is now one of the leading North Shore High-End and luxury Contractors! Over the years, Vince has built a strong loyal customs and established their reputation for quality throughout Chicago land.
Immediate Past President
Ross Klicker, Economic Development Director
Dick Leider (1930 – 2016)
Randy Greco (1948 – 2016)
Chuck Barbaglia (1939-2013)
Gordon Faller (1928-2011)
Larry J. Ptasinski (1949-2006)
Bob C. Wordel (1921-2008)