To provide diverse resources to empower individuals to fulfilling employment.
The Career & Networking Center came into being as the result of a multi-phase grassroots effort to address the concerns of the underemployed and unemployed in our community. Beginning in 1992, a Naperville United Way Community Needs Assessment revealed the number one concern of our local citizens was unemployment and underemployment. As a result, the Community Career Center opened its doors in September 1996 to assist individuals in developing the tools and resources needed to conduct a successful job search and return to work.
Today the Career & Networking Center provides a supportive and professional setting where individuals can conduct a productive and successful job search, receive career-enhancing, professional development advice and build their professional network. An expert group of human resource and other business professionals are available for individual consultation to assist individuals in setting reasonable goals and implementing strategies that meet their specific needs. Perhaps, one of the unique features about the Center are the coaching appointments, which include: resume writing, networking, interviewing skills, job search strategy, career exploration, brand development, and necessary computer skills. Programs and services are available without geographic restrictions.
Kimberly White, Executive Director
Randi Blasutti, Program Coordinator
Chelsea Poppens, Administrative | Outreach Coordinator
Lyn Smith, Marketing | Event Coordinator
2020/21 CNC EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
Janel O’Connor, President | Sikich, LLP
Mike Partee, Vice President | Nicor Gas
Satinder Rehal, Treasurer | Consultant
Steve Eschbach, Secretary | Transworld Business Advisors Naperville
Mike Doody, Ex-Officio | Witt Kieffer (Retired)
Phil Aderton | IZALE Financial Group
Jim Aikins | HR Consultant
Pathik Bhatt | DeVry University
Christine Gimm | Ecolab & Nalco Water
Tanya Griffith | Adtalem Global Education
Angie Karesh | ComEd
Joy Maguire-Dooley, Emeritus | Lisle Township (Retired)
Neil Maloney | Nicor Gas (Retired)
Bruce Martin | Broad & Pattison Automotive Search, Inc.
Tim Pabich | Magnitech Solutions
Sheila Sarovich | Beaird Group
Anne Sidio | JM Search