Glendale Heights Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2022


President: April Hieronymus

Keller Williams Real Estate
45 S. Park Avenue, Suite 300, Glen Ellyn IL 60137
Phone: 630-287-0908

April Hieronymus is known for grabbing a coffee on the way to those early morning showings and old fashioned hard work using modern methods. I like to refer to myself as the Designing Agent with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Design specializing in Kitchen and Bath Design and a licensed Real Estate Broker.

When I'm not working you can find me out for a bike ride or taking a stroll around the neighborhood with our pittie Kayden. I’ll probably strike up a conversation. I'm a hockey mom, room parent and work the Scholastic book fair.

I love garage sales, flea markets and thrift stores. I have an eye for treasures

As a Realtor, I serve my clients providing them with the services they need to get through a real estate transaction. I have been known for trips to Sharing Connections and packing last minute boxes when the movers are there. My clients and I work as a team to really package the home for sale. The community I live in is a hidden gem. Glendale Heights and the surrounding towns have a lot to offer its residents. I am a firm believer in supporting our business community and making our local area stronger economically and socially. I volunteer at the school library, adopting my local park and help out at the rink. I love being involved and giving back to the blessings of my life.


Vice-President: Ken Edl

Bloomingdale Bank & Trust – Wintrust
165 E. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale IL 60108
Phone: 630-295-9111

Ken is currently a Senior Vice President in the Business Banking group of Bloomingdale Bank and Trust, A Wintrust Community Bank. In this role, he is responsible for the business development of new commercial banking clients for the Bank as well as managing his portfolio of commercial clients. Prior to joining Wintrust, he maintained similar roles at two other Banks in Bloomingdale. He has over 20 years of commercial banking experience within DuPage county. Ken holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Elmhurst College with majors in Finance and Economics. He also received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from DePaul University.


Past President: Keith Knautz

Village of Glendale Heights
300 Civic Center Plaza, Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Phone: 630-909-5124


Director: Connie Barreras

Phone: 630-281-0066

Connie works as a Community Liaison with DuCAP, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide 'Positive Choices for Youth'. She is the current Lt. Governor for Kiwanis Division 9, which includes Kiwanis Clubs mainly in DuPage County, and was President of the Kiwanis Club of Glendale Heights for three years. Connie is also on the board of the Glenside Public Library District and was a past President. She has lived in Glendale Heights for over 32 years with her husband and two adult children who attended Marquardt Schools and Glenbard East High School. Connie enjoys volunteering and attending events in Glendale Heights and her mission is to get more people in the community to discover the value of volunteerism.


Director: Jennifer Taff

DuPage County Habitat for Humanity
1600 E. Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Phone: 630-510-3737

Jennifer is the Associate Director of Community Engagement with Habitat for Humanity. Jennifer has worked many years in the non for profit sector. Prior to Habitat for Humanity she has work with Ray Graham Association, Community Liaison with DuCap and District Executive with Boy Scouts of America. Jennifer has shared her time, talent and expertise with so many and truly knows what a difference volunteers make for our communities. Jennifer is a former resident of Glendale Heights and her many obligations keeps her active in the community. Jennifer is married and is the mother of two vibrant boys.


Director: Derek Cazeau

Adventist Medical Centers Bolingbrook & GlenOaks

Derek has worked for AMITA Health Bolingbrook since 2007 as the first Executive Director, Bolingbrook Hospital Foundation raising more than $3 million over the next 12 years. In 2019 he was offered to opportunity to lead our physician and community relations enterprise for GlenOaks and Bolingbrook. He currently serve on several boards and committees across more than a dozen organizations in our service area for both hospitals.

Sharon Mennemeier

Executive Director, Sharon Mennemeier

300 Civic Center Plaza, Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Phone: 630-909-5361

The Mission of the Glendale Heights Chamber of Commerce is to foster a positive business environment by providing services, advocacy and leadership to our members.