Chamber Names Next Executive Director

Chamber Names Next Executive Director

The Chamber Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Kathi Quinn, our current Membership Director, has accepted the position of Executive Director effective June 30, 2022. She will succeed Tensley Garris, who is retiring after 20 years as the Chamber’s President.

Kathi has served as Membership Director for the Northbrook Chamber since 2016. In that role, she leads member recruitment and engagement efforts for the association of more than 600 businesses and organizations. Kathi coordinates the Chamber’s Ambassador program, networking events, and ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new businesses. She also serves on the Board of the Rotary Club of Northbrook and has served on the Prospect Heights, Illinois City Council. She and Tensley will work together over the coming months to ensure a seamless transition at the end of June.

“I’m proud and excited for the opportunity to take this step with an organization that means so much to me,” says Quinn. “Our Chamber is truly unique because of the number, diversity, and commitment of our members. From new entrepreneurs to global corporations, we serve all our members as well as the larger business community and the Village of Northbrook. I’m grateful for the wonderful foundation that Tensley has built over the years, and to the Chamber Board for their support.”

“We are delighted to have Kathi leading our Chamber as it enters its next chapter,” commented Chamber Board Chair Julie Lerman, Franklin Greenswag Channon & Capilla, LLC.  “She brings invaluable experience, energy, and enthusiasm to this role. We have complete confidence in her deep knowledge of the Chamber and her dedication to its members.”