LINCOLN CENTRAL ANNUAL MEETING & NEIGHBORHOOD RECEPTION
New Officers & Directors Elected
A nice crowd turned out on Wednesday January 27 at Four Farthings Tavern & Grill for LCA’s annual meeting an neighborhood reception. LCA’s annual meeting is always the time elections are held for new Directors & Officers. This year the election was to fill seats for the 2016-2017 term and the following individuals were elected:
Treasurer – David J. Free
Dave has been a Lincoln Park resident since 1991, and a longtime community volunteer. Presently, he lives on the 2200 block of North Lincoln Avenue with his wife Stephanie, and daughter Danielle. Dave values the cultural attractions, restaurants, many parks, and close access to Lake Michigan that Lincoln Park has to offer. Dave has spent his career in the investment management industry. He’s worked at Russell Investments for the past 10 years. Russell provides investment consulting, and investment management services to large institutional investors. Prior to Russell, Dave spent 12 years with Northern Trust Investments.
After being introduced to several LCA board members (and fellow dog owners) in Oz Park, Dave previously served on the LCA board from 2004-2007. While on the board, Dave focused on membership and fundraising.
Secretary – James Borkman
James serves as Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Policy Director for City of Chicago Clerk Susana Mendoza.
James is a graduate of the John Marshall Law School where he served as the Student Bar Association President from 2008-2009 and held the national position of Chair of the American Bar Association Law Student Division. James also holds degrees from the University of California, Irvine (Philosophy and History); and Santa Barbara City College (Business Administration). James volunteers for or holds positions with the John Marshall Law School Alumni Association, Chicago Architecture Foundation and Friends of the Chicago River.
Director – Bob Segal
Bob Segal is a 34 year resident of the Lincoln Central neighborhood. He is a member of the Lincoln Central Association and is active on the association’s Zoning Committee. Bob grew up in Northern New Jersey and graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He came to the Midwest to study for his M.B.A. in marketing and strategic planning from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
Bob is a Principal at the consulting firm of Frank Lynn & Associates. Prior to that he was an economist with Data Resources, Inc., a division of McGraw-Hill. Bob is also a professional photographer specializing in architectural subjects. He lives in the neighborhood with his wife Joan and his two Gordon Setters, Riley and Dice.
Director – Betsy Costello
Betsy Costello is a native Chicagoan. As a north sider raising her two daughters in Lakeview, Lincoln Park was a favorite destination, including taking her two daughters to the Oz Park playground and Lincoln Park Zoo. Betsy and her daughters moved to Lincoln Park in 1996.
With initial studies at the Art Institute, Betsy earned a BFA from UIC, later receiving an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Her work experience includes 12 years as Business/Purchasing Manager in the residential interior design field. During that time, she also taught Business Practices at Harrington Institute of Design. In 2007, she transitioned to Northwestern University as a Procurement Professional, conducting formal bids and managing vendor contracts for a broad range of university-wide and department-specific products and services.
Betsy welcomes the opportunity to bring her creativity and business acumen to Lincoln Central Association as an advocate for the neighborhood.
Director – Lisa Qu
Lisa grew up in Atlanta, moved to Chicago in 2010, and has been living in Lincoln Park since 2012. She received her BA from Johns Hopkins University (where she was captain of the Varsity swimming team) and is currently a neuroscience PhD student at Northwestern University. Since moving to Lincoln Park, she has spent most of her free time exploring the neighborhood, which fueled her interest in taking an active role to maintain, support, and improve the place she calls home. Lisa first joined LCA’s Board in 2014. She is also the Social Events Co-Chair for Northwestern’s Chicago Graduate Student Association. She lives on the 2000 block of North Burling with her dog, Beans.
Director – Paul Shea
Paul moved to Chicago in 2001 with his wife, Terry, from New England and chose the Lincoln Park neighborhood for its vibrancy and closeness to all things Chicago, while still maintaining the look and feel of a place you could call home. They live on West Dickens and have an 8-year-old nephew who attends Lincoln Elementary School. They take part in many of the activities that the local community has to offer. Paul first joined LCA’s Board in 2014.
Paul is currently a Senior Project Manager for a global software company and has been a director/manager for larger manufacturing companies for over 22 years. In that time, he’s run various large capital projects that involved coordination with contracts, governmental agencies, and building trades. He was a volunteer member of the Personnel Planning Board for Granby, Massachusetts, a small town in Western Mass before making the move to Chicago. He received an MBA in Business from the University of Rhode Island and is a Certified Associate Project Manager.
Director – Steven McClellan
Steven was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. He graduated from LaSalle Language Academy in 1996, so Lincoln Park has played a significant role in his upbringing. Upon receiving his BA in Liberal Arts & Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, he managed an open outcry brokerage firm on the trading floor at the Chicago Board of Trade for five years. Currently, Steven is Business Development Manager at Youth Producers After School Programming and wants to play an active role in improving his neighborhood.
Director – Deirdre Graziano
Deirdre Graziano is a long time resident and LCA board member. She currently is on LCA’s Zoning Committee, the Armitage Halsted Landmark Committee and is one of LCA’s representatives on Children’s Memorial Community Relations Committee. She has been on several school boards and school councils including Park West Cooperative, St. Clement and Metro High School. She has advanced degrees from Loyola and Erikson Institute. She is a retired child development specialist who has worked with teachers, children and families in multiple settings including Head Start, Juvenile Court, and Chicago area schools. She has taught at DePaul, Loyola and Kendall College. Two of her children are Chicago public school teachers. All her children attended local schools. She has been invested in the community for many years and is honored to service her community.
Patty O’Neill Harris
Patty has lived in Lincoln Park since 1979 and has enjoyed exciting careers in Real Estate and Advertising. Her career in real estate began in 2004 in Lincoln Park. Patty owned The Harris Realty Group representing many Lincoln Park neighbors in the purchases and sales of their luxury homes. In 2013, after the passing of her husband, Dickie Harris, she took over the helm of The Harris Company offering high-end rental opportunities for many in our neighborhood.
Before her real estate, career Patty spent years at top Chicago advertising agencies beginning in 1981 at Foote, Cone and Belding where she rapidly moved through the ranks becoming their VP, Director of Editorial Services in 1983. Later Patty served as Sr. VP, Director of Broadcast Production at Campbell Mithun Esty, working closely with the creative department taking concepts from storyboards to award winning commercials. Patty later joined DDB as VP, Director of Internet Services and ushered in new products to service clients’ digital needs. The new digital division increased revenues boosting the agency’s already impressive bottom line.
Patty and her twin sons, Huston and Wyatt, have enjoyed a wonderful life working, living and going to school in our community. They plan on spending many more years living in Chicago’s finest neighborhood, Lincoln Park.