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Ben Olson

chairman of the board

Ben serves as creative director/principal owner of 3 Monkeys & Aardvark Studios, a creative agency based in Schaumburg, IL. In addition he also serves on the board of Chuck Jones Center for Creativity and the Schaumburg Business Association.

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Paula serves as the Community Development Specialist at Microsoft. As a program leader she continually seeks opportunities to build and maintain relationships, influence and impact multiple stakeholder groups in a variety of ways.

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Ed Dernulc joined Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs in March of 2018 as the Director of the Foundation. Prior to joining NBT, Ed has had a 22-year career in banking in the wealth management area for Chicagoland banks such as Northern Trust, LaSalle Bank, Harris Bank and Amcore.

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Michael is the General Manager of the Schaumburg Boomers, a minor league baseball team in the Frontier League. Michael has worked in professional baseball for fifteen years. In addition to working with the Boomers, Michael is also an adjunct instructor with the University of Minnesota Crookston’s business department teaching courses in Sport Management.

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Karen Miller


Karen serves as principal owner of K622 Creative, a creative agency in the Chicagoland area. She is also one of our teaching artists for the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity programs.


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Matt Frank


Matt serves as Economic Development Manager for the Village of Schaumburg. In addition he serves on the board of the Schaumburg Business Association, Schaumburg Park Foundation, and is a member of numerous committees.


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bobi siembieda


Bobi serves as principal of Conrad Business Results and is a professional EOS Implementer/business execution coach. She also provides mentoring services to victims of domestic Violence and homelessness.

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Leif is the founder and principal owner of Leif Jensen and Associates, Ltd., a boutique CPA Consulting practice in the Chicago area focusing on small to mid-sized businesses, it is located in Elk Grove Village.

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