Updated: January 14, 2013 2:23PM
Dillon keynote speaker
The Youth Job Center of Evanston announced that Mary N. Dillon, president and chief executive officer for U.S. Cellular, was the keynote speaker at the kick-off event for its women-focused program WILL, or Women Invested in Learning and Livelihoods.
WILL is the YJC’s post-employment program for working women ages 18-25, that helps them move from low-wage jobs to living-wage positions. The event was held Oct. 24, at Northwestern University’s John Evans House, and marked the third year of the WILL program and will kick-off the next cohort of 30 young women.
Dillon shared her career path story. Dillon joined U.S. Cellular in June 2010 after serving as global chief marketing officer and executive vice president for McDonald’s Corp., and president of the Quaker Foods division of PepsiCo Corporation.
Dillon is a Chicago native and resides in Evanston with her husband and four children. She has been on the board of directors for Target Corp. since 2007 and also serves as vice chair and executive committee member for CTIA-The Wireless Association. In addition, she is on the board of directors for Northshore University Health System, serves on the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago and is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago and The Chicago Network.
to Board of JCYS
Joshua E. Liebman, an attorney at Novack and Macey LLP litigation firm, has been elevated to the Board of Directors of the Jewish Council for Youth Services. JCYS is an independent, nonprofit agency dedicated to serving Chicagoland’s Jewish and general communities and developing leaders who continue its tradition of volunteer service.
Liebman is an Evanston native. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Magna Cum Laude, in 2004. He was the Research Editor of the Loyola University Law Journal. At Novack and Macey LLP, Liebman concentrates his practice in civil litigation with an emphasis on commercial matters and professional negligence defense.
Havrilka chief financial officer
Presbyterian Homes recently named Mark Havrilka chief financial officer. Havrilka has more than 20 years experience in financial leadership for continuing care retirement communities.
Prior to joining Presbyterian Homes, Havrilka was vice president of finance at Presbyterian Communities and Services, a multi-site CCRC and hospice organization in Dallas, Texas. He joined PC&S in 2008 and provided leadership in the areas of finance, information technology, strategic planning, operations as well as board and resident relations. Through his leadership at PC&S, the organization has improved in the areas of revenue enhancement, cost containment, financial reporting, budgeting, management tools development and creating policies, procedures and standards.
He has also worked at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield and Christian Homes, Inc., in Lincoln.
He has a bachelor of arts in accounting from the University of Illinois at Springfield. He is a registered Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Illinois CPA Society. Havrilka lives in Lake Forest with his his wife and two children.
Presbyterian Homes serves more than 1700 older adults through its residential and healthcare programs on campuses in Evanston, Lake Forest and Arlington Heights.~.