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A non-partisan, member driven organization that promotes the success of small business through political advocacy, networking, support services and educational programs.
Elliot Richardson, CEO & Past President
Elliot Richardson is a partner at the law firm of Korey, Cotter, Heather & Richardson, handling a variety of commercial litigation matters in both federal and state court. Prior to running for Congress in Illinois' 10th District, Elliot's practice included civil rights litigation. Specifically, he represented client's whose constitutional rights were violated.
Elliot has been involved in community service since his college days at Bradley University. Presently, Elliot serves on the Board of Directors for Childserv, a large and successful organization focused on helping at-risk children. Elliot is co-chair of the resource development committee of this organization. Elliot is also on the board of Youth Conservation Corp., a dynamic non-profit which provides training in the construction industry to at-risk children.
Elliot formerly served on the Board of Directors for Youth Communications, an organization that empowers children by teaching them crucial writing skills. He also served on the Editorial Board of the Chicago Bar Association and on the executive committee of the Young Lawyers Section of the CBA. Elliot also served on the board of the YMCA Alliance Board.
Elliot received his law degree from the University of Dayton. In law school, he was the member of the Public Interest Law Organization and received the University of Dayton School of Law Pro Bono Publico Service Award. Elliot graduated from Bradley University with a degree in sociology and criminal justice. He obtained a minor in history.
Amy Masters, Executive Director
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Amy began her career in the Illinois General Assembly working for Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, and earned her stripes in Illinois politics as a campaign manager for state legislative and Congressional campaigns. She also contributed to the marketing and development of the GIS voter tracking application used successfully in multiple states.
Amy developed communications marketing programs for the Laborers’ International Union Midwest Region and the Chicago Bar Foundation, and led public affairs and web marketing initiatives for the Chicago Bar Association. She also created her own graphic design and marketing firm in 2002, AM Creative, serving political candidates, non-for-profit groups and small businesses.
Amy was appointed by the Illinois Governor to serve as Chairman of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, overseeing the state’s workers’ compensation court system and has eight years of public administration experience. While at the Commission, Amy managed a $38M budget, chaired four advisory boards represented by labor, business, medical provider and public sector leaders statewide, and led technology-based improvements including implementation of a case file bar code tracking system.
Amy serves on the Chicago Bar Foundation Advocacy Committee and has a Six Sigma Green Belt and Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Blanca Campos, Advocacy Director
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Blanca Campos received her Bachelor’s in Political Science from Rockford College and her Master’s of Public Administration, with a concentration in Public Management, from the School of Public Service at DePaul University. As part of her academic development, Blanca took courses in Spain, Ireland, China, and India.
Prior to working for the Small Business Advocacy Council, she worked as a Community Outreach Liaison for Elliot Richardson’s Congressional Campaign and as a Litigation Paralegal for Botto Gilbert Schottland & Andrle, PC.
As a daughter of a small business owner and former co-owner of the family business, she has first-hand knowledge of the challenges facing small-scale entrepreneurs. Blanca is passionate about small business and understands the impact of small business on the stability and advancement of communities. Presently, her role at the Council will provide her the opportunity to support and advocate for small business owners throughout all levels of government.
Stephanie Nommensen, Membership Director
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Growing up with a family-owned business, Stephanie has first-hand knowledge about what small businesses need to thrive. Stephanie’s upbringing provides the opportunity to appreciate the intricacy of business, its challenges and its rewards. Stephanie’s experience ranges from hiring and training employees and overseeing inventory and scheduling, to the overall management of the company.
In addition to studying Managerial Studies Management at the University of Illinois, Stephanie is an event planner for the SBAC managing all special events and educational forums. Stephanie enjoys networking with a wide variety of people and expanding her knowledge through their expertise.
Arthur Royce Hebbard, Membership & Events Coordinator
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Arthur began working for the SBAC during the summer of 2011 and moved to Chicago from Northwest Indiana.
Currently a senior at DePaul University, Arthur is majoring in marketing with a sales leadership concentration.
As Membership and Events Coordinator, Arthur keeps in contact with the growing number of SBAC members regularly and organizes mini-meeting events for our members across the Chicagoland area.