Dean Vaundry
2019 External Vice President, Chamber Board of Directors

Dean studied advertising and marketing at the Henderson State University in Arkansas and worked 13 years as an Art Director at DDB Needham in Chicago.

* In 1994, Dean is the Co-Founder and Co-Owner of the design and build landscape company, JaBaay's Outdoor Creations, located in Frankfort.
* In 2004, started CD & ME Special Events and Banquets at the same location as JaBaay's Outdoor Creations.
* Dean is one of the Founders of Frankfort Spirits Distillery which is housed under the same roof as CD & ME.
* Dean has served as President of the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce in 2002 and chaired the new Fall Fest "Garden" in 2018 and will chair "The Garden" again in 2019.
I have been a Frankfort Chamber of Commerce member for over 20 years. As a Board of Director, I believe that our Chamber is depen-dent on our members and they are doing us a favor by giving us the opportunity to serve them. My goal, as a Board Member, is to exceed our members' expectations of the Chamber.
I have lived in Frankfort for over 26 years; married to Marni and have 3 boys. Max attends Indiana University while Tyler and Tanner both attend Lincoln-Way East High School.
5-minute Q & A
If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be?
Jesus--I have some questions for him.
Tell us three things most people don’t know about you.
1) Scottie Pippen and I were both recruited and played for the same coach in college.
2) Close-up magic, otherwise called street magic
3) I used to hop trains with Chuck (my business partner) when we were kids.
What do you like most about your job?
My employees--they are awesome!
What is your favorite movie and book?
The Sting/Customers for Life
What is your favorite sport?

Andrew Wright
2019 Fall Fest Civics Chair

I wear many hats when it comes to my involvement with the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce. I am the President of Yankee Ridge HOA,owner of a property management company and for the past 30 years an employee with Sony Corporation, where I am currently the National Sales Manager. I have a BS in Business Administration from Arizona and an MBA from Webster University.
I was born and raised in San Diego and lived there (other than college) until moving to the Chicago area 20 years ago. We called Midlothian home until 2001 when we purchased our home here in Frankfort. We truly love Frankfort and the Lincoln-Way area, and I am honored to be able to give back to the community as much as possible. 
I was the Security, Social Media, and Entertainment Chairs prior to becoming the Fall Festival Chair in 2016. I have also been a member of the Board of Directors and numerous committees. Being a member of both the chamber and Fall Festival has truly been rewarding. We have made lifetime friends and continue to learn and take advantage of the knowledge and expertise of our fellow members. For the 2019 Fall Festival I am serving as the Civics Chair.
When not volunteering I spend my time traveling, at the lake with family, friends and our two dogs (Misha & Riley) and being outdoors as much as possible.
5-minute Q & A
Tell us three things most people don’t know about you.
1) I have visited 60 countries with a goal of hitting 100
2) I was a minor league umpire for one year
3) I am a news junkie
What are your favorite movies?
Patton, anything Star Wars, and Bull Durham. There is one more, but I am too embarrassed to put it in writing…so you will have to ask me.
What is your favorite Sport?
Baseball because of the tradition, history and the strategy involved.
If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life what would it be?
Is saying a casserole cheating? If it is…. Mediterranean…or is that cheating too?
What would you do for a career if you weren’t doing this?
Oceanography. Growing up in San Diego and having had the Pacific as a playground I love the ocean.