* The Joint Commission based in Oakbrook Terrace appointed Mark G. Pelletier, R.N., M.S., as the chief operating officer in the division of accreditation and certification operations. Pelletier is a health care executive with more than 25 years of experience in hospital operations, performance and quality improvement, process redesign and program development. In this role, he oversees all operational aspects of the accreditation and certification process including, but not limited to, the pre-survey process; the account executive function; the on-site survey (including overseeing the field staff cadre); and the post-survey process, including the issuance of accreditation decisions and reports. For the past year, Pelletier has served as the interim COO.
Prior to his role as interim COO, Pelletier was the executive director for Hospital Programs and Accreditation and Certification Operations at The Joint Commission. Prior to joining The Joint Commission, he was the senior vice president and chief operating officer of Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville. He has also served in executive positions for several hospitals in the area, including Resurrection Health Care, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Children's Memorial Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital Medical Center. Pelletier earned a bachelor of science and a master of science in nursing administration from DePaul University. He received his diploma in nursing from Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University.
* PACT Inc. in Lisle recently welcomed Tristan Swindell, Tania Vega, Sharnice Williams and Julie Lichter to the organization.
Swindell joins PACT Inc. Services as service coordinator, QIDP in its community services division. Swindell, from Aurora, was most recently employed at Little Friends in Naperville as a QIDP. Her experience includes working as a direct support in a 24-hour home, as well as 2 years as a QIDP. She holds a B.S. in human services/management from the University of Phoenix
Vega is joining PACT Inc. as service coordinator for the Child and Family Services division. She comes from Crme De La Crme where she worked for the last two years as an art teacher, preparing art activities that would help to develop art skills in the children there. The resident of Westmont was also an intern Case Manager at Youth Outreach Services in Irving Park. She holds a BA in Sociology from Elmhurst College.
Williams joins PACT as service coordinator for child and family connections. She was previously employed at Aunt Martha's Youth Service Center as a residential counselor, where she worked in a boys group home for DCFS wards applying effective client/counselor engagement and de-escalation techniques. She is a certified in nonviolent conflict resolution. A Chicago resident, she holds a BS in family and child studies with an emphasis in social services from Northern Illinois University.
Lichter, of Naperville, will be development officer. She brings more than 10 years of experience in the world of fundraising, with more than 7 years in the nonprofit sector. Her expertise covers such areas as cultivating major donors and minor sponsorships, building community relations, community education and event coordination, among others. Julie holds a BA in political science from the University of South Dakota.
* Liberty Technology Advisors in Northbrook recently added Carrie Pride and Michael Herringer to its team of IT advisers.
Pride comes to LTA with extensive experience in global supply chain process improvement and enterprise systems implementation. She has successfully built collaborative and diverse cross-functional teams, led effective implementation and change management programs, and generated significant results in fulfillment of business-driven objectives. Prior to joining LTA, she served in a variety of roles in the Global Supply Chain management of Baxter Healthcare, In her new role with LTA, she will devote her skills to comprehensive ERP assessments for clients, placing priority on efficiency, effectiveness, and long-range system planning.
Herringer brings LTA a portfolio of IT experience in the manufacturing and business application sector, specializing in process automation, business process re-engineering and organizational development. He has applied his knowledge to ERP evaluations, implementations and overall process reviews, with companies ranging from startups with fewer than 10 employees to multinationals with over 1000 employees and revenues exceeding $100 million.
* Caitlin Montgomery, 25, of Lombard has been named marketing manager for B2B Industrial Packaging in Addison. Montgomery holds a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At B2B Industrial Packaging, she will be supervising development of the website and coordinating marketing activities with the company's sales force. She was last employed as a sales rep by Bon-Ton Stores Inc. Montgomery replaces Mallory Kinczyk.
* Davies Molding LLC in Carol Stream announced Stacy Morton will join the organization as vice president of operations and engineering. Morton will further develop Davies' manufacturing expertise and capitalize on new product development opportunities. Most recently with Dial Tool and DTI Molding, Morton brings more than 25 years of experience in a variety of operations, particularly plastics manufacturing and engineering services.
"The company has a great reputation and a solid team. I'm hoping to identify ways that we can respond even more quickly to customer needs -- even anticipating those needs as technologies evolve," said Morton. Derran Smith, Davies Molding president, added, "We believe we're in a strong position in the market right now and Stacy will help us move forward more aggressively."
* Engineering Enterprises Inc. in Sugar Grove has added Bruce J. Aderman and Brittany C. Lefton to its staff.
Aderman joins the firm as a project manager. He is a resident of St. Charles and brings more than 26 years of experience in the civil engineering field, including preparation of construction documents and reports for private and public clients for a variety of projects. He is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Lefton joins the firm as a project engineer. She is a resident of Naperville and is a recent graduate from Southern Illinois University with a bachelor of science in civil and environmental engineering. Lefton will be reporting to Julie Morrison and her focus will be on our civil and transportation projects.
* Brian Walsh, owner of Allegra Marketing -- Print -- Mail in Palatine, was recently elected president of the LeTip Professional Networkers, a chapter of LeTip International, the world's largest privately-owned professional business leads organization.
Walsh will serve for one year, planning and facilitating chapter meetings. Members of LeTip Professional Networkers exchange qualified leads, build relationships with other local businesses, and develop presentation and networking skills. Walsh has also served as board member of the northern Illinois-based Youth Conservation Alliance (YCA) since 2011.
The YCA promotes environmental education to area youth by sponsoring conservation and outdoor programs centered on ecosystem and fisheries research. Walsh also chairs the Allegra Network franchise system's Network Advisory Council. The NAC represents more than 300 franchise members throughout North America.
* Cheryl Somers of Oswego was named mortgage loan officer at Old Second Bank, operating from the Redwood branch. She will be responsible for assisting customers in obtaining mortgages for home purchases and refinances; educating and informing clients about the real estate financing process.
Prior to joining Old Second, Somers served as a Vice President at BMO Harris Bank N.A. She earned a bachelor of science in business degree from National Louis University in Wheaton. In the community, she also serves as a financial assistant at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Montgomery.…