WLCO's board members and officers are a diverse group made up of residents, business owners and other community organizations. WLCO
board members work year-round volunteering their time and energy on meaningful issues involving the West Loop community.

West Loop Officers

  • Scott R. Maesel, President
    SVN Chicago Commercial, Managing Director

    My family, my home, my company, my investments. 
    I am involved with WLCO to enhance and protect them all.  I am the West Loop and doing my part to make it better.

  • Katalin Rodriguez-Orgen, Vice President POW! Gym, Founder

    Being a member of WLCO is another form of exercise for me, because I am helping to build a stronger community. My efforts are directed towards strength in the form viability for small businesses and happiness for residents.

  • Dr. David Gonsky, Secretary  
    West Loop Veterinary Care Center

    WLCO played a big role in assisting me open my practice back in 2009. I support the community as it has and continues to support me. I enjoy the West Loop and am proud to be a part of WLCO.

  • Mary Danahy, Treasurer

    I have lived in the West Loop for over 20 years and have watched the tremendous changes that have occurred in the area. My focus as a Board Member is preserving the unique character of the neighborhood, sense of community, and livability, while embracing growth.

  • Roberto Paniagua, Cultural Affairs

    Serving on the WLCO Board is important to me because I love what the West Loop offers to Chicago and want to contribute to the positive change of our neighborhood.

  • Joseph Endress
    Vice President, Workplace Solutions

    McDonald's Corporation

    By becoming part of the West Loop Community Organization, I feel I can do my part to maintain the wonderful character of the area for years to come.

Board of Directors

  • Frederick Dunson 
    Resident; Frankie Knuckles Foundation

    Serving on the WLCO board provides me the opportunity to have my voice heard and represent the various communities that I am a part of!

  • Donnie Gianfrancisco
    Resident; One Off Hospitality Group

    It’s my duty as a West Loop business owner, community board member and neighbor to be an outstanding spokesperson. My responsibility is to help promote and support the West Loop to make this neighborhood a safe and inviting place.

  • Dave Mooney
    Resident; Development Committee

    Serving as a WLCO Board Member has been an amazing experience, watching and participating in the development of our neighborhood.

  • Seth Halprin
    Shapack Partners

    I am very interested in the continuing and maintaining the growth, health and vibrancy of the West Loop.

  • Damone Richardson
    Resident; Development Committee
    I joined the WLCO board because I want to positively influence sustainable growth and development within the community while representing the values of West Loop residents. 

Staff Members

  • Carla M. Agostinelli, Executive Director

  • Sam Waldorf, Member Engagement Manager

  • Sevy Perez, Brand Manager

Contact Carla About

• Planning, Zoning, and Development
• Fulton Market Streetscape
• Licensing and Permitting
• Advocacy and Policy Issues
• Community Meetings
• Development Committee
• Fulton Market Expo (FMX)
• Taste of Randolph

Contact Sam About

• WLCO Membership Services
• Movies in the Park
• Newsletter Submissions
• Member Monday
• Social Media Questions
• Website Event Calendar
• Non-Profit, Safety, Arts & Culture, and Health & Wellness Committee

Contact Sevy About

• Street Pole Banner Program
• Branding Questions
• Website Inquiries
• Search Engine Optimization
• Press Kits & Inquiries

Marcus Chism-Betts
University of Illinois at Chicago

Advisory Committee
Aviva Bowen
Past President

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