Welcome! My name is Alicia and I am the Executive Director here at the Frankfort Chamber. I live in the South suburbs and have for the past 20 years. Prior to chamber life I worked for Girl Scouts in membership and before that I homeschooled my children.
I have a MA in Psychology from Loyola University and have lived in the Chicago area my entire life. Despite the wild climate change, there is no where I would rather be!
Volunteering has been part of my fabric since I was young, so working with chamber volunteers is not new for me. I have volunteered with Girl Scouts, Community Theater, dog clubs, schools, church and everything in between.
What I am loving most about the Chamber is the opportunity I have to help local business people make connections and build relationships with one another. In today’s world of online, social media, tweeting, and blogging, the strongest connections are still formed face to face with a handshake. I am here to remind people how important that handshake is and to facilitate the time and opportunity for it. What is possible after that handshake is limitless!
Marla is a long-time member of the Frankfort community.She has been a part of the Chamber since 1998.Since she began she has enjoyed being a part of an organization that fosters business growth and strengthens the community in which she resides.
When Marla isn't helping to connect businesses and prepare the Chamber’s events, she helps with newsletters and other mailings as well as other administrative duties. She loves working with others, has been a tremendous leader in the office, and has helped in assuring that the chamber continues to deliver a positive impact to the Frankfort Village.
Hi! My name is Kris Pasquini, the Chamber's Events & Communications Coordinator.
I grew up in the south suburbs and am happy to now call Frankfort home. I have a degree in Mass Communications/Journalism and a wide variety of experience from reporting and editing to event planning and fundraising.
My previous positions have included: development associate at Trinity Services, Inc., where my responsibilities included fundraising events and marketing; public relations manager at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, where I published newsletters and planned community events; and reporter/editor at several community newspapers. I also grew a few home-based businesses while staying home with my kids.
I am excited to join the Chamber team because I know first-hand the benefits of being an active chamber member and a volunteer as I've been involved in several area chambers, served on two chamber boards and volunteered in various other capacities. I look forward to using my experience to help the Chamber continue to grow and offer top-notch events that foster education and networking opportunities to help our members succeed.