• 2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • 2022 Board of Directors OPRF Chamber of Commerce
  • 2020 Board of Directors


     


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  • OPRF Chamber Staff

     

    Liz Holt, Executive Director

    Liz's passion for dirt and Indiana Jones led her towards a Degree in Archaeology from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. Archaeology has since taken her throughout Canada, Europe and Asia in search of both ancient cultures and great food. After spending a few too many years in the ground, Liz turned her gaze skyward and returned to the University of Calgary to acquire a Masters Degree in Architecture with a specialization in the science of materials and building enclosures. The marriage of her two disciplines lead her to Australia for 9 years, where she worked to conserve both historic buildings and archaeological sites during development. While down under her blood happily thinned to manage days at the beach and the eternal summer of Sydney.
     
    In 2011 Liz followed her husband's University career to the US and landed in Oak Park. After spending three years working for a local tile supplier, Liz has now firmly landed with her feet on the ground at the Chamber of Commerce where she peruses her passion for helping small businesses thrive and finding the best coffee in town.
      
    Liz lives in Oak Park in a classic Chicago bungalow where she still pursues her passion for dirt and soil by farming every inch of her back yard. She lives there with her hubby, a real-life Indiana Jones, two feisty daughters and a cat who was not left behind. The only thing left is for her blood to thicken-up to deal with the winters in this great city!
     

     

    Mark Walden, Program Manager

    Mark is Program Manager at the Oak Park Chamber of Commerce, and at other times of the week wears the hat of a property manager, nonprofit fundraiser, or snow removal contractor.  He sometime looks goofy due to wearing all those hats.  Mark appreciates the OPRF area for its independent businesses, trees, garage sales, and architecture.  But he lives in Chicago because that's where his wife and his ultimate frisbee game are.

    Contact Mark: mwalden@oprfchamber.org

    Mark's LinkedIn Page

     

     


    Jenny Yang, Marketing & Brand Communications

    Jenny is a brand marketing professional with 12+ years of experience partnering with Fortune 500 companies. She has worked at leading global advertising agencies in New York and Chicago, including BBDO, Grey, FCB and Deutsch. Her clients included P&G, Pepsico, IKEA, Chase, Wrigley and Kraft Foods. She has also worked in non-profit fundraising at the American Museum of Natural History and the New York Foundation for the Arts in New York City.  Currently, Jenny is a brand identity and business development consultant to several small businesses in greater Chicago.  She serves as a Board member at Wonder Work’s Children’s Museum in Oak Park and the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park. 

    In her free time, she’s an avid reader (a super fan of Murakami), is working on her tennis skills on her road to the U.S. Open, and is an unlikely hockey fan, strong-armed by her loving husband and 2 boys.

    Contact Jenny: jyang@oprfchamber.org

    Jenny's LinkedIn Page


     

     

    Carolyn Henning, Business Manager

     

    Contact Carolyn: businessmgr@oprfchamber.org

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