Power Your Business Forward.
Access our Resources, Intel and Connections.

Lake County Partners is your go-to organization for economic development in Lake County. We transform economic opportunities into business realities by facilitating public and private collaboration to drive the local economy.

Talent Acquisition & Development

We align key players so that you can tap into our #1 resource—talent. We can provide resources for recruitment, training, curriculum development, funding and more.

Workforce Assessment & Recruitment Resources

We have access to site-specific workforce and in-depth wage data to help you make crucial location decisions.

Site

Selection

Leverage our strong relationships with brokers, municipal leaders and utility partners to find the perfect location and ensure a smooth project.

Development & Infrastructure Assistance

We can help you understand the development process and work through zoning, licensing and financial issues so that you can get down to business quickly.

Data

Intelligence &

Communication

Our intelligence on economic conditions, workforce availability and market insights will give you a clear picture of what it means to do business in Lake County.

Financing

& Incentives

We can make the most of financing opportunities to catalyze your project, upskill your staff or fill new positions.

Strategic Relationship Access

Access to our vast network of strategic partners is just what you need to take your project to the next level.

Professional

& Network

Growth

We aggregate the views, needs and opinions of the business community and give it a voice with policy makers in Lake County and Springfield.

Meet Our Team.

Kevin Considine
President & CEO
Kevin leads the team as the president & CEO. He was a pioneer of the groundbreaking Workforce Ecosystem partnership that has been instrumental in shaping Lake County Partners’ workplan. Through close connections with local leaders, he excels at using intelligence to inform decision-making and spur growth.
Direct Line: 847-597-1226
Barbara Prusila
Marketing & Communications Director
Barbara’s background in municipal planning and community development coupled with her passion for communications have lent themselves to her role at Lake County Partners. She oversees the organization’s communications, outreach, events and public sector relationships.
Direct Line: 847-597-1230
Bethany Williams
Strategy & Intelligence Director
Bethany joined Lake County Partners with extensive workforce experience from years at Lake County Workforce Development. Her spreadsheet-savvy, data-driven worldview helps us and our partners mine information to generate actionable insights, and formulate LCP’s short and long-term strategies.
Direct Line: 847-597-1229
Ronald Lanz, AICP
Business Development Director
Ron’s 25+ years of experience in planning and implementation along with his professional know-how make him a strong asset as he works directly with local businesses to help them tap into Lake County Partners’ services and grow in Lake County.
Direct Line: 847-597-1221

Meet Our Board of Directors.

NAME
TITLE
COMPANY
Richard Korengold (Chair)
Senior Managing Director, Wealth Advisor
Mesirow Financial Wealth Advisors
Joseph Luna (Past Chair)
Executive Director, Middle Market Banking, Commercial Banking
JPMorgan Chase
Dick Barr
Lake County Board Member
Lake County Government
Darren Boundy
External Affairs Manager
ComEd
Derrick Burress
Principal
Lake County Tech Campus
Bert Carstens
Managing Director, Middle Market Banking
CIBC US
Kevin Considine
President & CEO
Lake County Partners
Gabrielle Cummings
President
Northshore University HealthSystem, Highland Park Hospital
Jack Danilkowicz
Vice President, Commercial Operations, Horizon Therapeutics
Horizon Therapeutics
Frank Deuel
Senior Manager of Goverment Affairs
Comcast
Lawrence W. Falbe (General Counsel)
Principal
Miller Canfield
Paul Frank
Lake County Board Member
Lake County Government
John Frese
Vice President of Corporate Services and Administration
Baxter Healthcare
Dean Glassberg
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
First Midwest Bank
Trent Gordon
Vice President, Business Development, Patient Service Areas and Integration
Advocate Aurora Health
Don Hansen
Senior Manager of Real Estate
W. W. Grainger, Inc.
Sandy Hart
Lake County Board Chair
Lake County Government
Jim Hawkins
Deputy County Administrator
Lake County Government
Thomas Hutchinson
Industrial & Commercial Account Executive
Nicor Gas
Daniel J. Joyce
President & CEO
Portage Plastics Corporation
Charles Lamphere
President & CEO
Van Vlissingen & Company
Christina Lechter
Director, State Government Affairs
AbbVie
Stephen L. Madden
President & CEO
Libertyville Bank & Trust
Dr. Kevin Myers
Superintendent
Mundelein High School District #120
John Pelissero, PhD
Professor
Loyola University Chicago
Donovan Pepper
National Director, Local Government Relations
Walgreen Company
Dr. Wendy Rheault
President & CEO
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Karen Stoneman
Vice President, Human Resources
Sysmex America, Inc.
Lori Suddick, Ed.D.
President
College of Lake County
Jessica Vealitzek
Lake County Board Member
Lake County Government
John Wasik
Lake County Board Member
Lake County Government