About the Technology Council


The Chamber’s Technology Council, presented by HERE Technologies, supports the Chicagoland business community by facilitating education, connections, and other actions that enable businesses to better leverage technology to achieve their business goals.


Council programming will focus on the emerging technologies (big data, AI/machine learning, IoT, automation/robotics, etc.) that are disrupting both tech and traditional industries and how companies can prepare for and implement them to deliver key business outcomes. This includes access to resources, knowledge, and best practices to help evaluate and deploy emerging technologies across your business. 

The Council will host 3-4 public events throughout the year as well as quarterly Council-only meetings. 

Council Members

Comprised of technology and business leaders from companies in technology, healthcare, transportation, insurance, manufacturing, retail, and more, the Technology Council has broad representation from industries vital to the region’s diverse economy providing unique opportunities for collaboration. Council membership includes, but is not limited to, chief technology officers, chief innovation officers, heads of product, data architects, and more.

Current list of Members is below:

Member: Grant Milstead, Managing Director – IT NOC, Cargo, Contact Centers, Customer Solutions & Recovery, United Airlines
Member: Ben Schack, Head, US Digital Partnerships, BMO Harris Bank
Member: Anastasiya Palko, Account Manager, ELEKS
Member: Walter Kawula, Attorney at Law, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
Member: Hamed Babai, Chief Executive Officer, PowerKiosk
Member: Chris Bonney, VP of Strategy, Gulo
Member: Jim Anfield , Principal , Aptitive Corporation
Member: Brett Williams, Director, CapTech Consulting
Member: Carlton Gordon, Jr., Regional Managing Director, Catalyte
Chairman: Jeff Raimo, Senior Director, Business Planning, HERE Technologies
Staff Liaison: Amelia Salter, Director, Programs, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Member: Ezunial Burts, Strategic Alliances Leader, The Boeing Company
Member: Matt Chmel, Senior Vice President and Team Leader, Cyber Solutions - E&O/Cyber Broking, Aon
Member: Keon Cummings, Technical Specialist, Google
Member: Timothy Curley, Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Bank N.A.
Member: Anne Doligale, Senior Vice President, Treasury Management, Signature Bank
Member: Susan Feeley, Director, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Member: Aaron Filous, Founder & CEO, Promotable
Member: Nathan Greenhalgh, Business Development Director, Rightsize Facility
Member: Gregory Grossman, Partner, DLA Piper LLP (US)
Member: Mark Hagedorn, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
Member: Amy Heinen, Principal Program Manager, Expedia Group
Member: Patrick Hynes-Foy, Sales Analyst, Aerogen
Member: Ryan Ikeler, Director of Sales, entara
Member: Dave Laskowski, Associate Director, Protiviti Software Services, Protiviti, Incorporated
Member: Anderson Lee, Workforce Solutions Manager, CompTIA
Member: Jason Lipschultz, Managing Director, Third Party Attestation, BDO USA, LLP
Member: Jason Lunderman, Manager Government & Regulatory Affairs, Comcast, Comcast Business
Member: Renee Morales, Public Affairs Manager, Crown Castle Corporation
Member: Tatiana Orlova, Chief Data Scientist, Amper Technologies
Member: Ken Pedotto , CEO, Eligo Energy
Member: Chris Pogorzelski, General Manager, Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago River North
Member: Lynessa Rico, Director, B.S. Management and B.S. Management Information Systems Program, National Louis University
Member: Kelly Samara, Project Engineer, Collins Engineers, Inc.
Member: Noah Schultz, Divisional Director, Technology, Advanced Resources

Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsor


Interested in joining the Technology Council?

If you are interested in joining the Technology Council or would like more information, please fill out the brief form below and a member of the Chamber team will contact you. *Please note you must be a Premier, Leadership Circle, or President’s Circle member to join the Technology Council.