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  • Kathleen Dewey, Executive Coaching Connections, Wilmette, Chicago, Illinois

    Kathleen Dewey

    Director of Operations

    Expertise
    Managing the corporate offices, handling all aspects of operations providing support to partners, affiliates, and clients.

    Experience
    Kathleen was formerly with cable network American Movie Classics for ten years. There, she held many leadership positions, including Vice President-Central Region in which she was responsible for all sales and marketing for the 16-state Midwest region, and excelled in client and affiliate relations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from DePauw University.

  • Joanne Straughn, Executive Coaching Connections, Wilmette, Chicago, Illinois

    Joanne Straughn

    Finance Manager

    Expertise
    Managing all financial processes and initiatives.

    Experience
    Joanne has been with ECC for over ten years and manages the financial operations. Her entire career has been in project and office management, including ten years of fundraising for the Variety Club of Illinois Children's Charities.

  • Roslyn Kauffman

    Office Administrator

    Expertise
    Supporting the day-to-day activities of the ECC office and associated stakeholders.

    Experience
    Roslyn has over ten years of experience supporting teams of various sizes. Most recently, she supported the Dill Pickle Co-Op by developing and mangaing various employee engagement programs, effectively streamlining communications, and supporting multiple projects in tandem.

  • Heidi Reesman

    Assessment Coordinator

    Expertise
    Managing client assessments, engagement tracking, and reporting.

    Experience
    Heidi has six years of corporate business experience in accounting, finance, and marketing for the sales and marketing arm of a home appliance manufacturing company located in New York City. The majority of Heidi’s experience stems from her role in pricing analysis, where she worked on P&L analysis, managing vendor contracts, and assisting with the annual budget process and other ad-hoc reporting.

  • Dave McKeon

    Managing Director of Human Resources Consulting Services

    Expertise
    Providing Human Resources consulting services.

    Experience
    Dave McKeon serves as Managing Director of Human Resources Consulting Services at Executive Coaching Connections. His background in corporate Human Resources, HR consulting and retained search provides Dave with the experience to work across multiple industries and with a significant focus for professional services. Prior to joining ECC, Dave managed business development and project execution for other HR consulting firms where he achieved significant year over year increase in clients and revenue while also building a recognizable brand in the MidwestDave also spent almost four years as an independent business consultant focused on Human Resources including as an Affiliate Consultant with ECC. Prior to this, Dave spent over nine years at Hewitt Associates as an internal HR leader and client-facing Account Executive. In these roles, Dave led HR teams in the delivery of human capital strategies for the Consulting and Outsourcing practices across North America. Prior to Hewitt, Dave spent his career with notable companies as Tommy Armour/Odyssey Golf, Ameritech, Mobil Chemical and Frito-Lay. Dave has served on the Board of Directors with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in Lake County, IL as well as a member of HRMAC, SHRM, WorldatWork and HRPS. He holds a Master’s degree in Labor and Industrial Relations and a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Michigan State University. He resides in Gurnee, IL with his wife and they look forward to traveling to visit their three children living in different states.

  • Executive Coaching Connections Caleb Johansen Marketing

    Caleb Johansen

    Marketing & Business Development Specialist

    Expertise
    Marketing and business development programs.

    Experience
    Caleb serves as the lead for ECC’s marketing efforts, developing and executing programs to ensure that the right information goes to the right people at the right time. Before joining ECC, Caleb managed the marketing efforts of GRN Winfield, an office of Chicago-based executive search firm GRN. Additionally, he was responsible for partnering with client leaders at some of the largest legal firms in the country. Caleb obtained a BSBA in Marketing from Thomas Edison State College, and a graduate certificate in Digital Marketing from Cornell University. In his spare time, Caleb enjoys reading, photography, Ultimate Frisbee, and swing dancing.

  • Margie Cipperoni

    Office Administrator

    Expertise
    Administrative support for the ECC office and associated stakeholders.

    Experience
    Margie supports the day-to-day activities of the ECC office as well as our partners, clients and affiliates. She has extensive experience in sales and management, and currently holds a Real Estate License. She began her career at the Mercantile Exchange where she was an Account Executive for a brokerage firm. She recruited, managed and supervised students from overseas to work in the U.S. in various hospitality positions. She is a passionate supporter of Organ Donation.