Meet the Staff

Kaili Harding President
(847) 413-1010, ext. 1012

Kaili joined the Schaumburg Business Association as president with one overriding philosophy: ensuring that the SBA’s activities remain acutely focused on its members and allowing those members to guide the initiatives of the SBA in order to promote and fulfill the interests of the members.

Prior to joining the SBA, Kaili worked as marketing director with one of the largest employers and retailers in the Schaumburg area. She partnered with the SBA as a sponsor of signature events, and volunteered her time to the association’s many events and committees. Kaili’s past professional experience is diverse and includes work in marketing, publishing and real estate, as well as significant chamber experience with the United States Army and the Clarksville, Tennessee, Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Center.

Kaili has earned a reputation as a dedicated professional who cares about the business community that she works in, and she takes great pride in the connections that are facilitated by and through the Schaumburg Business Association.

Lisa Gilbert
Vice President of Membership
(847) 413-1010, ext. 1013

Lisa brings more than a decade of dynamic professional experience specializing in membership, events and strategic planning. She can assist with all aspects of membership and ensure you receive the most out of your investment with the SBA.

Lisa has been working with nonprofits over the past 20 years. Having received her master’s degree in nonprofit management and an undergraduate degree in education from Indiana University Bloomington. Prior to joining the Schaumburg Business Association, she was the membership director at the University Club in Chicago for nine years. Lisa obtained her master’s degree from Columbia College Chicago and her undergraduate from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Kyle Schulz
Director of Economic Development
(847) 413-1010, ext. 1014

Kyle joins the SBA team having spent the last 10 years in the economic development industry. He brings a diverse set of national economic development experiences to the position. Kyle has spent the last five years working in economic development in the Austin, Texas, area where he developed a recognized Business Retention and Expansion program that identified over $2 million in workforce grant funding, developed an award-winning crowdfunding portal and served as the lead business recruiter for the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce where he worked to attract national and international companies firms to the greater Austin area.

Carol Fiandalo
Director of Finance
(847) 413-1010, ext. 1017

Born and raised in Hampshire, Illinois, Carol joined the SBA in 2011 and is the longest 10-year employee of the SBA. She earned her bachelor’s degree in finance at Northern Illinois University. Carol has had various rolls in treasury and sccounting throughout the years. At the SBA, she is the “numbers lady.” Carol manages all finance and human resource functions. She spends her free time chauffeuring her kids to their various activities, and loves spending time with her family and friends.

Anne Esterquest
Director of Events
(847) 413-1010, ext. 1011

Anne brings a many decades of experience in coordinating fundraisers, event planning and special project management for many different industries. She moved here from Texas over 20 years ago and while she loves her Texas roots, she loves the Midwest more. She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, with a public relations degree and is a proud mother of two boys.

Anne is always enthusiastic about creating events that represent compelling topics, ensure excellent networking opportunities and create a platform for economic growth for our members.

Christina Cox
Membership Development Coordinator
(847) 413-1010, ext. 1018

Christina joined the Schaumburg Business Association staff in May 2017. As the membership development coordinator, she helps all members maximize the benefits of their SBA membership, as well as seeking out new companies to grow and diversify the membership. A Naperville native, she worked as a cosmetologist while attending Northeastern Illinois University, graduating with a degree in marketing.