Meet the Staff

Lisa Gilbert


Lisa is a business and civic leader bringing more than two decades of dynamic professional experience specializing in membership, events, economic development and strategic planning.

Her experiences include work with Lookingglass Theatre, the Swedish American Museum Center, the Arlington Heights Junior Womens Club, the Metropolis Performing Arts Center and Tuscan Market and Wine Shop.  Prior to joining the Schaumburg Business Association, she was the Membership Director at the University Club of Chicago for nine years. Lisa is a graduate of Indiana University where she earned a BS with a major in English Education and minors in Communication and Theater. She holds a Master's degree in Arts, Entertainment and Media Management from Columbia College.

Carol Fiandalo

Director of Finance & Accounting

With a degree in Finance from Northern Illinois University, and more than a decade of professional experience in accounting, Carol serves many essential business functions for the Schaumburg Business Association.

Matt East

Membership Director

Matt East comes to the SBA with 20 years of sales and business development experience. Previously working with Goodwill Industries, Career Builder, and other various contracting roles. Matt’s background also includes a BA in Sport Management from Judson University. He looks forward to integrating into Schaumburg and expanding the SBA community.

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 are 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.

Kayleigh Burnitz

Events Coordinator

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

Administrative Assistant

Katie is a recent grad from Northern Illinois University, with a B.S. in Non-Profit Management and Political Science. She is excited to start her journey in the Non-Profit world here at the SBA. She also looks forward to meeting and making connections with all of the Members.