Board of Directors & Staff Come In!

Kim Granholm

Kim Granholm
Chair
Kim owns Aurora Fastprint located at 54 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. She took over the family business from her late father, Tom, who served as a former president of Aurora Downtown.

Jon Monsma

Jon Monsma
Vice Chair
Jon is the Economic Development Specialist at Invest Aurora.

Roger Schnorr

Roger Schnorr
Treasurer
Roger is the Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking at Old Second National Bank in downtown Aurora.

Jason Sunderland

Jason Sunderland
Events Chair
Jason is a broker for Keller Williams Realty. Jason also works at SciTech Hands on Museum.

Tony Hunsberger

Tony Hunsberger
Governance Chair
Tony is the owner of Health Markets located 41 W. New York St. in downtown Aurora.

Kristine Walker

Kristine Walker
Secretary
Kristine works at Presidio in Naperville.
 

Gina Salamone

Gina Salamone
Streetscape Chair
Gina is a lawyer for Huck Bouma. Gina is a director at the firm and concentrates her practice on elder law, estate planning and special needs planning

Brian Failing

Brian Failing
BAR Chair
Brian is the executive director at Aurora Regional Fire Museum.

Cort Carlson

Cort Carlson
Marketing Chair
Cort is the executive director of Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Emily Beaupre

Emily Beaupre
Board Member
Emily is the owner of Zen Loft Wellness Center located at 6 W. Downer Pl. in downtown Aurora. Emily also owns Sunshine Massage and Body Work and is a massage therapist, a cuddlist, and she teaches yoga.

Karen Christensen

Karen Christensen
Board Member
Karen is the city of Aurora's former director of downtown development. Karen also started A-Town Poetics, a poetry group that meets locally. She was named Aurora's first Poet Laureate in 2019.
 

Tim Frederick

Tim Frederick
Board Member
Tim is the co-owner of If These Walls Could Talk Custom Framing and Gallery located at 32 S. Stolp Ave. in downtown Aurora.

Scot Bode

Scot Bode
 
Scot is the owner of PME Cake Supplies located at 35 N. Broadway in downtown Aurora. Scot has assisted in the efforts along the Broadway corridor.

Shannon Cameron

Shannon Cameron
Standing Director
Shannon is the director of education at the Paramount School of the Arts located at 20 S. Stolp in downtown Aurora.

Kim Caponi

Kim Caponi
Standing Director
Kim is the Director of Presidential Communications and Operations at Waubonsee Community College.
 

Kori Kasper

Kori Kasper
Board Member
Kori is the owner of Branch Gardens, an outdoor garden center and garden boutique in downtown Aurora.
 

Miriam Meza-Gotto

Miriam Meza-Gotto
Standing Director
Miriam is the Communication Manager for Aurora Public Library.
 

Shannon Gutierrez

Shannon Gutierrez
Board Member
Shannon owns Wyckwood House, a trendy home decor, clothing, and goods shop in downtown Aurora.

Bart Grometer

Bart Grometer
Board Member
Bart is divisional manager at Mentor Worldwide, and he serves on the board of The Neighbor Project.
 

Jesus Sanchez

Jesus Sanchez
Board Member
Jesus is the owner of La Quinta de los Reyes, a Mexican restaurant in downtown Aurora.

Jessica Linder Gallo

Jessica Linder Gallo
Standing Director
Jessica is the Executive Director of Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Marissa Amoni

Editor
Manager
Marissa is the Aurora Downtown Manager. She was the founder, editor, and publisher of Downtown Auroran Magazine for eight years.
 

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