Lake County chamber names new executive director
A familiar face is returning to lead the Lake County Chamber of Commerce.
Shaunese Teamer, who was chamber's executive director form 2011-2013, was recently appointed to the position by the chamber's board of directors.
Teamer has more than 25 years of marketing and public relations experience, working with both nonprofit and commercial clients in developing community outreach initiatives and strategic marketing campaigns.
She returns to the chamber after serving as director of revenue and development for public television station WYCC in Chicago. Her experience also includes working at World Communications Inc., the parent company of Chicago public television station WTTW Channel 11, where she served as manager of community outreach and national publicity and advertising sales manager. Teamer was responsible for coordinating innovative membership campaigns, as well as developing national publicity strategies for a wide range of television network programming.
She also held positions at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Executive and Information Services Division, responsible for coordinating CME member meetings and preparing opening day stock market quotes for the trading floor.
Teamer led numerous marketing campaigns for television productions and in 2016 won a Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award for WYCC for the documentary, "Chicago's True Nature: The Forest Preserves of Cook County."
She holds a BA degree in broadcast communications from Columbia College Chicago.
Teamer also served on the Lake County Community Foundation board; the Lake County Partners micro loan committee; and the North Chicago City Council. In 2012, she was appointed by the Illinois State Board of Education to serve on the Financial Oversight Panel for School District 187, where she served for six years.