Contact us

We're here to help!

To contact the CESSE general phone line dial 847.375.4736. You can also email



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


Partnership Manager
Colleen Murphy
Phone: 847-375-6302

Meetings Manager
Anna Gilkerson, CMP
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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