Meet the Staff

Lisa Gilbert


In her position, Lisa represents the interests of more than 775 businesses that employ over 30,000 people in the region. Lisa guides the association efforts in continuing to grow the association’s five pillars: economic development, community, relationships, advocacy and resources.  She is a business and civic leader bringing more than two decades of dynamic professional experience specializing in membership, events, economic development and strategic planning.  Having been with the Schaumburg Business Association since 2013, she’s committed to furthering the SBA’s mission and purpose to create unique opportunities and foster alliances for organizations doing business in Schaumburg to improve the quality of life and economic vitality of the Schaumburg area.   

Her experiences include work with Lookingglass Theatre, the Swedish AmericanMuseum Center, the Arlington Heights Junior Women’s Club, and the MetropolisPerforming Arts Center. During her tenure with the Schaumburg Business Association she has purchased and successfully sold Tuscan Market and Wine Shopwhich she owned with her husband for seven years.  Prior to joining the Schaumburg Business Association, she was the Membership Director at the University Club of Chicago. Lisa is a graduate of Indiana University and holds a Master's degree from Columbia College. 


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 over four years— joining the Association in 2018. 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 nearly100 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.

Amanda Moreau

Office Manager

Amanda has been a Schaumburg resident on and off most of her life, but she is new to the SBA as the Office Manager.  Her mixed background of 15 years in event management and 8 years of bookkeeping will help her lend assistance to the entire organization.  After stepping away from full time work to raise her son, she is excited to be back in the action with an awesome group.  Amanda graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a BA in Business Administration.

Gary Knapp

Membership Manager

Gary has over 20 plus years of sales experience in insurance and financial services. He has had successful results and experience implementing client solutions in both business to business and business to consumer. He is a very successful networker and relationship builder. Gary joined the SBA in 2006 as a member and served as an SBA Ambassador and also was a Founding Member and Chairperson of the SBA Dedicated Networking Alliance,(DNA), Group.  Gary and his family are 20 plus year Schaumburg residents.