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ILEA ONWARD - Moving Onward with ILEA - Mary Ann Rose

As we move into renewal season for ILEA, the Chicago Membership team sat down with Lifetime, Long Term, and Past President members to hear why they are so committed to being a part of ILEA. Learn more about why these members are moving ONWARD with ILEA!

How long have you been a member of ILEA?
I have been a member for 40 years!

Any important periods of time with ILEA stand out in your head?
There was a seminar on “Keeping You Key” with speakers who dealt with Pension and profit sharing. Because of this, I established a pension and profit-sharing fund for my employees which has been very successful over the years.

Did you meet any important people of influence in your career through ILEA?
To some extent, I have benefitted from most of the members of ILEA

Who/ what inspired you to go into event planning?
I had another career in the entertainment industry, and this seemed like a natural progression for me.

Tell us one thing we might not learn about you right away?
I’m involved in several charities, and am the pro-bono executive of the Chicago Police Foundation which I formed six years ago and since that time we have raised over $ 3,500,000 for the CPD. What do you love the most about what you do? It’s never the same. Every day is different and for the most part, challenging.

Where did you grow up?
Canton, Ohio

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