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We're here to help!

For membership questions and other general inquiries, please contact your CESSE team:


Meet the CESSE Team



Executive Director
Louise Ristau, CAE
Phone: 847-375-4785

Senior Operations Manager
Liz Giannini
Phone: 847-375-3674

Marketing Manager
Chris Ocampo
Phone: 847-375-4881

Education Coordinator
Sara Dethloff
Phone: 847-375-3695

Anna Gilkerson    

Partnership Manager
Colleen Murphy
Phone: 847-375-6302

Strategic Event Manager
Anna Gilkerson, CMP, DES
Phone: 847-375-4812

We're About Trust

The keyword that comes up again and again at CESSE is trust. Our community members meet through our hallmark events and continue the conversations well beyond. Whether you are looking for a sounding board to help you work through a challenge, tips and advice on industry practices, or referrals to other people who have a solution you can use, CESSE is here to be, or become, your professional network of choice.

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