DuPage County Board Candidate District 5 - About Amy

Business Leader

DuPage County Board Candidate - Amy Chavez, has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management. Her extensive professional business and leadership experience will make her an asset to the DuPage County Board.

As a business professional..

Amy worked in the human resources, telecommunications, and healthcare realms. During her time at Lucent Technologies, Amy developed extensive knowledge of wireless network infrastructures and served as the liaison to the Salt Lake City Olympic Committee (SLOC). She worked closely with the leadership on the the Olympic Committee to oversee the Request for Proposal (RFP) process and coordinated the design and response process between the engineers at Lucent Technologies and the Telecommunications Team on the Olympic Committee.

Her communication and coordination expertise allowed her to liaison between the SLOC and the team at Lucent to implement the $350-million telecommunications build-out to prepare Salt Lake City and the surrounding municipalities for the influx of people attending and participating in the 2002 Olympic Games. In contrast, the DuPage County Board Budget is an annual amount of around $420-million, so this number is not daunting to this DuPage County Board candidate.

In the healthcare arena, Amy was one of the top sales representatives for Allergan Pharmaceuticals. Focusing on glaucoma and blindness prevention, she covered a three-state territory and received several promotions into leadership, training, and mentorship positions.

Volunteer

As a DuPage County Board candidate, we think volunteerism is important and serving the people of DuPage County is vital.
Amy is committed to volunteerism and has served on several boards, including:

  • Founding Board Member of We Are ONE Naperville
  • Board Member of the Miss Colorado Scholarship Organization
  • Board Member for the Junior League of Seattle
  • Board Member of Naper Home & School

In addition, she participates in volunteer activities that directly impact our community members through activism with organizations such as:

  • Moms Demand Action
  • Washington Junior High Home & School
  • World Relief

An Active DuPage County Family

Amy has been married to Andy for 19 years. Andy is the Senior Vice President of Mobility at ExteNet Systems in Warrenville. Together, they have 11-year-old twins, Aiden and Alessandra, who attend public schools in District 203. Both of her children are active in sports - Aiden loves lacrosse and wrestling, and Alessandra enjoys water polo and basketball. Amy and Andy live in downtown Naperville, where you’ll often find them walking downtown to enjoy the Riverwalk area with the kids and their dog, Bandit. Inspired by her mother who was a teacher for 30 years, Amy is an active volunteer at her children’s schools, working on everything from the annual Fun Fair to assisting in the library and even taught a sewing mini-course at Naper Elementary. You can bet that this DuPage County Board Candidate will greet the challenges that face DuPage County with love, passion and tenacity.

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Amy's Background

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Human Resources, Colorado StateUniversity

2 year Conservatory Degree, Acting, Seattle Actor’s Studio

Professional Experiecne:

Allergan Pharmaceuticals

Senior Territory Manager, Glaucoma Prevention

Lucent Technologies

Wireless Networks Deployment

Lucent Technologies

Liaison for the Salt Lake City Olympics

Boards:

Naper Home & School

Fun Fair Chair

Miss Colorado Scholarship Organization

Junior League of Seattle

Auction Chair

Community Involvement:

We are ONE Naperville

Founder

Naper Home & School

Volunteer

Moms Demand Action

Volunteer

March for Our Lives

Volunteer

Knights of Columbus - Intellectual Disabilities Drive

Volunteer

World Relief

Volunteer

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