Meet the Staff

Lisa Gilbert


Lisa is a business and civic leader bringing morethan two decades of dynamic professional experience specializing in membership,events, economic development and strategic planning.  Having been with theSchaumburg Business Association since 2013, she’s committed to furtheringthe SBA’s mission and purpose to create unique opportunities and fosteralliances for organizations doing business in Schaumburg to improve the qualityof life and economic vitality of the Schaumburg area.   

Her experiences include work with LookingglassTheatre, the Swedish American Museum Center, the Arlington Heights JuniorWomen’s Club, the Metropolis Performing Arts Center and owning Tuscan Marketand Wine Shop with her husband.  Prior to joining the Schaumburg Business Association,she was the Membership Director at the University Club of Chicago for nineyears. Lisa is a graduate of Indiana University and holds a Master's degree inArts, Entertainment and Media Management from Columbia College. 

Carol Fiandalo

Director of Finance & Accounting

Carol is an experienced financial professional with over 20 years working in a variety of industries including retail, manufacturing, public accounting and non-profit.  She has a BS in Finance from Northern Illinois University.  As Director of Finance and Accounting, Carol is responsible for all of the Accounting, Treasury and HR functions for the SBA. She enjoys working with member businesses to help them succeed and grow through relationships developed in the SBA.

Matt East

Membership Director

Matt is a business and sales leader with over 20 years of experience, two of which with the Schaumburg Business Association.  His experience within sales is both with business to consumer and business to business which helps him understand our members even more.  As a successful networker, he builds relationships quick and looks for ways to partner more with the business community and the members of the Association.  Matt is a graduate of Judson University with a BA in Liberal Arts with a concentration on Sport Management, Athletic Training and Business Management.

Christina Cox

Marketing & Communications Manager

Christina joined the Schaumburg Business Association in May of 2017 as the Membership Development Coordinator.  After a year in this role, we were thrilled to have her step into the Marketing & Communications Manager position, to apply all she's learned in school and having worked with our membership.  Christina is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University where she studied Marketing. She enjoys sitting on the Board of Directors of the Young Professionals and works closely with the Non-Profit members of the Schaumburg Business Association.

Kayleigh Burnitz

Events Manager

Kayleigh is an ambitious Events Specialist who excels at the planning, facilitating, and organizing of every detail related to an event’s success and is committed to enhancing the overall atmosphere of the organization. She has been with the SBA for 2 years. She loves connecting and building relationships with members. She is responsible for managing the organization’s signature events and monthly events with an average of nearly 100 attendees, and works directly with sponsors. Kayleigh sits on the Board of the SBA Young Professionals, where she works with the committee to oversee the Social Events. Kayleigh is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where she majored in Communication & Public Relations.

Katie Olcott

Community Development Coordinator

Katie has been with the Schaumburg Business Association for over a year. She graduated in 2019 from Northern Illinois University where she double majored in Political Science and Nonprofit Management. She is eager to apply her skills and knowledge she has learned throughout her schooling to better the Schaumburg Business Community. Katie sits on the board of directors for the Young Professional’s Networking Group where she is dedicated to connecting young professionals and continuing to grow not only professionally but personally through the connections she is making.