Chamber Board Welcomes Two New Members

Chamber Board Welcomes Two New Members

The Chamber’s Board of Directors will have two new faces in 2020, as Katie Roberts and Tom Whalen join the Board in January. Each will serve a three-year term on the Board. They fill vacancies left by Glenn Weintraub and Gregg Gerstin, who are stepping down as their terms expire.

“We are excited to have these two accomplished individuals join our Board,” noted Board Chair Bob Caldwell, Hallmark Homecare. “They represent companies and business sectors that have great importance to our community, and will add fresh voices to our leadership team.”

Katie Roberts, Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices KoenigRubloff serves as Managing Broker for the Northbrook office and oversees over 70 real estate professionals. K

oenigRubloff is among the top ten companies affiliated with the BHHS national network, and its Northbrook office produces over $100 million in sales annually. Having over 15 years of experience with a company that has been voted the Most Trusted Brand in Real Estate by Harris Poll, Katie is passionate about supporting her brokers through coaching, training, and collaboration. She has twice been honored with the KoenigRubloff Award for Outstanding Service, and has earned the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation.
Katie also dedicates a significant amount of energy to supporting the community. She leads her offic

e’s community outreach efforts including the KoenigRubloff Cares Week of Kindness, the Northbrook 4th of July parade, and support of Northbrook Chamber programs. She is personally involved with the Northfield Township Food Pantry, serving on its Auxiliary Board for two years. She also is a member of the current Leadership Northbrook class. A lifelong resident of the North Shore, Katie lives in Northbrook with her husband and daughter.

Tom Whalen, UL continues a tradition of UL participation in the Chamber that goes back decades. He joined the company three years ago, but has deep roots in the Northbrook community as a resident for 20 years. At UL, Tom serves as the North American Facilities Manager for the company’s six legacy campuses, supervising a unique mix of office space, engineering facilities, labs, and data centers. He came to UL with over 30 years of experience with facility management companies including Jones Lang LaSalle, Transwestern, Cushman and Wakefield, and Tishman Speyer Properties. Tom’s job responsibilities bring him into contact with Village officials on a regular basis, and he looks forward to sharing that perspective on the Chamber Board. He also has enjoyed being part of the company’s outreach activities, like the annual Touch-a-Truck event. “UL recognizes that it’s important for us to be connected to the Chamber and the community,” says Tom. “As a Northbrook resident and someone who works closely with the Village day-to-day, the opportunity to serve on the Board was a good fit for me.”
In addition, incumbent Board member Jason Young, Waterway Carwash, has been appointed to join the Board’s Executive Committee.