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TECH 2017 is a not-for-profit initiative supported by a broad range of education and business organizations. The TECH 20xx committee is comprised of dedicated educational leaders from throughout the state.  

Co-Chairs

Tim McIlvain, Area 4 Learning Technology Center 
Toni Hotzfield, Palos Community School District 118

Logistics

Event Coordinator
Allison Larsen, Illinois Computing Educators

Application / Data Coordinator
Dave Biby, Christopher CUSD 99

AV & Facility Coordinator
Mike McGowan, Sunnybrook 171

Social Event
Phil Hintz, Gurnee School District 56

Hospitality/Reg. Check-in
Jess Landes 

Communications & Engagement

Legislative Liaison, Co-Chair Emeritus
Deb Balayti, Palos Community School District 118

CPS Liaison
Donna Roman, Chicago Public Schools

Publicity & Press Release Coordinator
Kristen Koppers, Joliet West HS

Social Media Coordinator & Photographer
Kirsten Innes, Prairieview School, CCSD #46 (Grayslake)

Videographer
Mary Mlinar-Stephens, Robert Abbott Middle School, CUSD #60 

Volunteers

John Closen, Area 3 Learning Technology Center
Jerry Swedberg, Woodstock District 200
David Rosen, Chicago Public Schools, Retired
Terence Sullivan, Shiloh C.U.S.D. 1


 

Previous TECH 20xx Co-Chairs

2016
Deb Balayti, Palos Community SD 117
Tim McIlvain, Area IV LTC

2015
Deb Balayti, Palos Community SD 117
Amber Heffner, Washington Community HS 307

2014
John Closen, Area III LTC
Deb Balayti, Palos Community SD 118

2013
Jerry Swedberg, Woodstock SD 200
John Closen, Area III LTC

2012
Michael Marassa, Grayslake Community HS District 127
Jerry Swedberg, Woodstock SD 200

2011
Philip Lacey, Niles Township HS District 219
Michael Marassa, Champaign Unit 4 School District