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Past Presidents

These former presidents of the Palos Area Chamber of Commerce helped make it the organization we know today. We thank them for their service.

Past Presidents

  • 1949 Bud Blowney
  • 1950 James Binford
  • 1951 Warren Groebe
  • 1952 Jack Morrison
  • 1953 Carl Richards
  • 1954 Edward Binotti
  • 1955 Joe Daluga
  • 1956 Gene Mayhill
  • 1957 Harry Paetow
  • 1958-59 Bud Blowney
  • 1960 Dick Metto
  • 1961-62 Hank Moorhouse
  • 1963 Robert Schuler
  • 1964 Don Shaykin
  • 1965 William Wiegman
  • 1966 Carl Gambotz
  • 1967 Martha Jankun
  • 1968 Bud Blowney
  • 1969-70 William Goldinger
  • 1971-72 John Cannon
  • 1973 Raymond Dielman
  • 1974 Malcom Stitt
  • 1975 Rich Lentfer
  • 1976-77 Pat Finelli
  • 1978 Charles Richards
  • 1979 Eric Bunt
  • 1980 Sharon Lentfer Kubasek
  • 1981 Sandy Dorgan
  • 1982 Carl Kalber
  • 1983-84 Larry Hunt (18 mos)
  • 1985 Robert Straz
  • 1986 Sandy Dorgan (8 mos)
  • 1986 Joyce Reynolds (4 mos)
  • 1987 Michael Wade
  • 1988 Marilyn Shaw
  • 1989 Richard Jakes
  • 1990 Dr Harold Reece
  • 1991 Dick Van Dyke
  • 1992 Tom Hullinger
  • 1993 Rich Sheehan
  • 1994 Bobbie Stevens
  • 1995 Clark Payan
  • 1996 Dave Heide
  • 1997 Steve Kijowski
  • 1998 Elaine Savage
  • 1999 Tim Brosnan
  • 2000 Lance Payan (4 mos)
  • 2000-01 Jean Gnap (20 mos)
  • 2002 Rick Van Dyken
  • 2003 Dr. Walid Habbal
  • 2004 Jack Mudde
  • 2005 Rich Topps
  • 2006-07 Denise Andreotti
  • 2008 Ken Shimashita
  • 2009 Dan Harris
  • 2010 Rob Tymm
  • 2011 Eileen Fetta
  • 2012 Amy Richards
  • 2013 Susan Withers
  • 2014 Stephen Georgiou
  • 2015-16 Bill Flowers
  • 2017-20 Barbara Bergamo
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