Leadership

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

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

    Resident 


    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.

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

    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.


  • 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.

  • Roberto Paniagua, Cultural Affairs
    Google


    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.

  • Juan Carlos Avila
    Co-Founder, Faro Advisory  

    Serving as a WLCO Board Member has been an amazing experience, watching and participating in the growth of the West Loop.

  • 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. 
    Paco Lebron
    Founder & Owner, ProdigyTeks
     
    Being a WLCO board member helps my mission of providing technology solutions and assisting communities that may not have established resources for their technology needs.

Staff Members


  • Carla M. Agostinelli, Executive Director

  • Sevy Perez, Brand Manager

  • Jaidene Samiec, Interactive Community
    Relations Intern

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 Sevy About

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

Ex-Officio
Marcus Chism-Betts
University of Illinois at Chicago


Advisory Committee
Aviva Bowen
Past President


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