DuPage County Board Candidate - 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. She also oversaw the indigent patient program for her territory, ensuring that even our most needy patients received access to the most efficacious medications.

Community

As a DuPage County Board candidate, being an active participant in our community is vital to serving the people of DuPage County.
Amy is committed to volunteerism and has served on several boards, including:

  • Co-founding board member of We Are ONE Naperville
  • Former board member of the Miss Colorado Scholarship Organization
  • Former member of the Junior League of Seattle
  • Former board member of Naper Home & School

In addition, she supports organizations that directly impact our community members through activism such as:

  • Washington Junior High and Naper Elementary; Home & School
  • World Relief
  • Organizations that support common sense gun laws

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 12-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 State University

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

Professional Experience:

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

Former Fundraising Chair

Junior League of Seattle

Former Auction Co-Chair

Community Involvement:

We are ONE Naperville

Co-founder

Naper Home & School

Board Member

Washington Home & School

Volunteer

Advocate for gun violence prevention

Family survivor

Knights of Columbus - Intellectual Disabilities Drive

Volunteer

World Relief

Volunteer

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