Meet the Chamber Staff
Gail Haller, Executive Director
Gail has lived in Park Ridge since 1991 and has served as the executive director of the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce since April 2008. She has also served as the executive director of the Park Ridge Community Fund since 2011. She holds a BS in Business Management from Arizona State University, an MBA from DePaul University, and an MA in Security Management from Webster University. She is a veteran of the USAF with the rank of Captain and worked on the space shuttle program. Prior to assuming staff leadership of the Chamber, Gail worked for several Fortune 100 firms in purchasing, security, and facilities management.
Gail grew up in Hawaii and actually knows how to do the hula! She is married to Park Ridge native, Gary Haller, who teaches at Evanston Township High School. The couple has two children, Dirk and Lian. Dirk is an Aerospace Engineer from UIUC, and is currently serving as a 2nd Lt. in the USAF at Eglin AFB in Ft. Walton Beach, FL, where he lives with his wife Christine. Lian is a student at Maine South, plays violin and is a certified Red Cross babysitter. Lian often helps her mother with entertainment and logistics at Chamber and PRCF events. Says Gail, "I love the community spirit of Park Ridge and how we all intersect and work together to make it a wonderful place to live, work, shop, give back, and play!"
Cindy Clark, Member & Events Coordinator
Jen Mackowiak, Marketing and Communications Manager
Sharon Showalter, Volunteer