New Executive Director brings experience, leadership and commitment to Rogers Park Business Alliance
January 29, 2013 Chicago, IL - The Board of Directors of Rogers Park Business Alliance, a non-profit organization whose mission is to cultivate and sustain a thriving economic environment in Rogers Park, serving businesses and residents, is pleased to announce that as of February 1, 2013, Sandi Price will become the organization's new Executive Director. Ms. Price has over 10 years of experience at Rogers Park Business Alliance, most recently as Managing Director, and brings a deep personal commitment to the Rogers Park community.
Prior to serving at Rogers Park Business Alliance, Ms. Price worked at Northside Community Resources (formerly Rogers Park Community Council) as their Associate Director.
Ms. Price is succeeding Kimberly Bares, Rogers Park Business Alliance's Executive Director for the past 11 years, as she leaves to pursue consulting full-time. During Ms. Bares' tenure, the organization grew in size and reputation to become one of the leading economicdevelopment organizations in the City of Chicago. Ms. Bares led the process to create two new Special Service Areas in Rogers Park that provide programming and services to stabilize and improve the Clark Street, Morse Avenue, Glenwood Avenue and Sheridan Road commercial corridors. She directed commercial corridor planning processes for Morse Avenue, Sheridan Road, Howard Street and Western Avenue. She also secured a permanent home for the organization in Rogers Park by orchestrating the purchase of a commercial condominium at 1448 W Morse Avenue.
"While the decision to leave RPBA was hard, I am grateful to the Board for hiring Sandi as the next executive director. She is an excellent administrator and connector and will represent Rogers Park and the organization extremely well. I know the organization is in good hands under her leadership," said Kimberly Bares.
The Board congratulates Ms. Bares on her tremendous accomplishments at Rogers Park Business Alliance and is fortunate to have a candidate of Ms. Price's caliber to lead the organization into the future. "When I joined RPBA's board of directors, I was impressed with the organization for many reasons, chief among them, the staff for their depth of knowledge and commitment to Rogers Park. It has been a pleasure to see the legacy of the organization increase exponentially under Kimberly's leadership and to have an opportunity to promote an amazing talent, like Sandi, from within the organization. We are lucky to have her," says Summur Roberts, Board President.