The GNCDC Executive Board 

Ski Wysocki


President - Chicago Metal Supply & Fabrication Inc.  Secretary, Board Member, Operation Restoring Innocence,  US Marine Corps (1985-1991)

As GNCDC's Chairman, my goal is to help educate all businesses in our area to take full advantage of the grants and programs that will help them grow.

Lori Hernandez

Vice Chairman

Vice President and Senior Commercial Lender at Wintrust Bank. 20+years of Commercial Lending Experience. Lori's passion is helping business owners access all the resources available to help their businesses grow; providing a holistic solution to each owner’s business needs.

Valerie O'Donnell

Chairman  Emeritus

Founder & CEO of Progressive Industries. As a proud member of GNCDC I utilize my passion for helping the local Chicago business community and our unique needs.  In an advisory capacity, I hope to continue to give back to this organization.

Tom Startek


Founder and President of Star-Tech Glass Inc. Tom is a creative artesian and skilled craftsman in his trade. Tom is very active in his local community and always strives to better our enviorment.

Don Nolimal

Corporate Secretary 

Don Nolimal has been with REB Storage Systems since 1979 and has been an active member of GNCDC since 1989.  Don has been on the Board for 6 years and serves as Secretary.  He chairs the Annual Golf Fundraiser. 

Lil McAdams


Loyola University graduate with a B.B.A. in Business Marketing. Lil is currently the Account Executive, FPC with Paylocity. Working with small business owners equipping them with superior technology to alleviate manual processes, tools to support a more modern workplace, and data to better understand your workforce all within one platform

Amanda Horan