Stan and his family have lived in the western suburbs since 1979. He has been active in civic and community affairs since college days when he was an intern recommended to the City of Carbondale by the Dean of the School of Communications, Southern Illinois University. Stan has served his community as an elected official in several capacities over the past 20 years. Prior to moving to Montgomery, Stan was an elected Trustee of the Batavia Public Library District. He also was elected and re-elected Precinct Committeeman of Batavia Township Precinct 20. Now, in Montgomery, Stan currently holds elective office as Precinct Committeeman for Sugar Grove Township 2 (western Montgomery) and he is Watch Area Leader of the Fairfield Way | Foxmoor Neighborhood Watch. Stan was elected Village of Montgomery Trustee April 5th, 2011 and sworn in May 9th, 2011.
Stan founded MontgomeryMatters.org, a community service website offering information of public and commercial interest to the Montgomery area. He also provides free e-mailing lists designed to serve residents of the Cambridge Foxmoor, Fairfield Way and Lakewood Creek subdivisions. He frequently attends public meetings and is active in his neighborhood. Stan is a founding member of the Fairfield Way | Foxmoor Neighborhood Watch and received a Certification of Training from the National Neighborhood Watch Institute. In August 2011, the two year old Fairfield Way | Foxmoor Neighborhood Watch placed third in national National Sheriff’s Association award competition.
Personal | Public Service | Professional | Education | Awards and Recognition | Leadership | Groups and Associations
Married for 39 years to Marion, 3 daughters, 3 grandsons. Resident of Montgomery since November 2004.
Resident of Batavia from 1990 – 2004.
Resident of Glen Ellyn from 1980 – 1990.
Trustee, Village of Montgomery, IL
Notary Public, State of Illinois
Deputy Registrar, Kane County Clerk’s Office, Kane County, IL
Precinct Committeeman, Precinct 2, Sugar Grove Township
Candidate, Kane County Regional Office of Education Board of Directors
Former Trustee, Batavia Public Library District
Former Precinct Committeeman, Precinct 20, Batavia Township
Former Assistant Director of Industrial Development, City of Carbondale, IL
Former Director of Public Information, City of Carbondale, IL
Former Employee, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Model Cities Program
Successful Presenter, National Municipal League “All America Cities” Program
Former Employee, Wabash Area Office of Economic Opportunity
Business Process Coordinator at Kane County Circuit Clerk’s Office
Various technology and project coordination assignments related to implementation of the new Odyssey Judicial Case Management System and related components including development of electronic civil case filing, electronic traffic citation systems, debt collection, email database use and management, electronic bond payment and more.
Chief Deputy Clerk at Kane County Clerk’s Office
December 2011 to February 2015.
The Kane County Clerk’s office is responsible for Vital Records (Marriage and Civil Union, Passports, Death and Birth Certificates), tax extension and tax redemption services and all public elections. The County Clerk is also the official clerk and custodian of many county documents including ordinances, resolutions, meeting minutes and some contractual agreements.
President at Hamilton & Bond Advertising, Inc.
(Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Marketing and Advertising Industry)
Founded 1984 – Present (30 years)
Clients included Waste Management, Inc., Recycle America, Blockbuster Video Midwest Region, Portillo Restaurant Group, World Dryer, World’s Finest Chocolate, Chicago Clock, Terminix, Mitsubishi, Hitachi Seiki, Fuji, Nissin, American Slide Chart, Cardwell Westinghouse, ITPE Union (AFL-CIO), Simmons-Boardman
Associate Creative Director at Ladd/Wells Advertising, Inc.
(Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Graphic Design industry)
1980 – 1985 (5 years)
Clients included Union Tank Car, QO Chemicals, Quaker Oats Furan No-Bake, Hildebrandt Fishing Tackle, Chicago Bridge & Iron (CBI Industries), Big Joe Lift Trucks, ITW Hi-Cone, TransUnion, Cardwell Westinghouse.
Account Executive at Marsteller Advertising/Burson Marsteller
(Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry)
1977 – 1980 (3 years)
Clients included Clark Equipment Lift Truck Division, PGA Golf, Chemetron Fire Systems, Chemetron Welding Products, Cardwell Westinghouse, Cory Food Service, Brunswick Technetics, Roura Hopper.
Director of Development and Public Relations at American Lung Association
(Non-Profit; 11-50 employees; Non-Profit Organization Management industry)
1972 – 1977 (5 years)
Director of Development and Public Relations for American Lung Association of Iowa. Responsible for fund raising, community relations, volunteer recruitment and training. Published quarterly magazine, composed direct mail programs for Christmas Seals and research programs, radio and television appearances and journalist’s liaison.
Public Information Officer at City of Carbondale, IL
(Government Agency; 51-200 employees; Public Policy industry)
1970 – 1972 (2 years)
Student Intern from Southern Illinois University, duties were to improve external and internal communications processes, to establish personal relations with Carbondale citizens, as individuals or groups, in order to find out their views on what the City government can do to make its services more effective. Wrote and produced Annual Report for the City of Carbondale, Guide to City Services and All America City Award application to the National Municipal League. On success of the award application, hired full time as Public Information Officer, developed new logo and identity for the City of Carbondale (still used today) and worked on several industrial development projects including the City’s Industrial Park and the initial siting and bond issuance for Cedar Lake Reservoir. Worked with City Manager Bill Schmidt, Assistant City Manager Jerry Maxwell, Mayor Neil Eckert and Robert Stahl of the Housing and Urban Development Administration Model Cities program.
Public Information Officer at Wabash Area Office of Economic Opportunity
(Government Agency; Economic Development Agency)
1969 (Summer Position)
Produced economic development and public education materials to promote employment and economic growth in Illinois’ Wabash river valley. Also produced public service radio announcements, radio interview appearances, press release and public information. Headquartered in Carmi, IL.
Dean’s List Graduate, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Graduate Instructor – Interpersonal Communication – School of Communication
BS, Mass Communication, 1967 – 1971 (Double Minors: English, Social Psychology)
Journalism Scholarship 1967
Illinois General Assembly Scholarship 1968, 1969
Resident Fellow Scholarship 1970
Master’s Level Coursework, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 1971
Graduate Teaching Assistant – Interpersonal Communication 1971
Leadership Training, Purdue University
Federal, State & Local Procurement Practices, Business2Government Institute
Certified Business Communicator, Business Marketing Association of America
Awards and Recognition – College
1st Place 1970 SIU Oratory Competition
One of 4 Selected for Pilot Project Interdisciplinary Major (1969-71)
Student Intern, City of Carbondale
Wrote the successful application for Carbondale’s All America City Award
Received Citation of Commendation by Mayor Neil Eckert, City Council of Carbondale, IL
Received Citation from Illinois Governor Richard B. Ogilvie for Service to Carbondale, IL
Awards and Recognition – High School
Outstanding Senior Male – Crossville Community High School 1967
American Legion Award – Crossville Community High School 1967
English Award – Crossville Community High School 1967
Journalism Award – Crossville Community High School 1967
American Legion Essay Contest Winner – 1967 “What Democracy Means To Me”
Awards and Recognition – Business
Proud Award, Business Marketing Association of Chicago
Certified Business Communicator CBC, Business Marketing Association
Chapter Achievement Award, Business Marketing Association
Chairman’s Award, Business Marketing Association
67 Creative Competition Awards for Advertising and Marketing
Chosen to be Clio Advertising Awards Judge
Chosen to be Addy Advertising Awards Judge
Chosen to be Pro-Comm Advertising Awards Judge
Chosen to be Tower Advertising Awards Judge
President, Hamilton & Bond Advertising, Inc., 1984-Present
Past President, Business Marketing Association of Chicago
Floor President – University City Dormitory, 1967
Resident Fellow (RA) – University City Dormitory, 1968-69
Student Council President, CCHS 1966-67
Class President, CCHS 1965-66
Student Council Treasurer, CCHS 1964-65
Class President, CCHS 1963-64
Groups and Associations
Montgomery VFW Post 7452
Montgomery Foundation Founding Member
Business Marketing Association
Business 2 Government Institute
National Rifle Association
Northern Illinois Postal Customer Council