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Leadership Team

Cindy GlashagelCynthia Glashagal


Cindy brings over 40 years of industry experience to Chicago Communications. As Principal, she is responsible for the company’s operations, including finance, marketing, IT, human resources, and facility management.

Cindy attended the University of Illinois and Lake Forest College, earning a Math and Computer Science degree. She also earned her MBA from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Science in International Business from Roosevelt University.

She was employed at Motorola in the Communications and Electronics business for over 20 years, holding positions in Systems Engineering, Technical Support Management, Quality Assurance, Operations Management, Account Management, and Global Human Resources.

Cindy is a member of the Management Association of Illinois.

Kurt Hessler-1Kurt Hessler


As Principal, Kurt is responsible for sales and service at Chicago Communications. His responsibilities include evaluating and forming new strategies as business changes, ensuring that the company represents the right products from the right partners, and has sufficiently trained resources to meet customer needs.

Upon graduating from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, Kurt went to work for Motorola. Kurt spent the next 20 years working in sales and management roles there, holding positions in Commercial Accounts, National Key Accounts (Fortune 500), the Rental Department, and Public Safety. When the opportunity to join Chicago Communications came about, it was a natural progression in Kurt’s career, allowing him to utilize the knowledge and experience he gained from his many years at Motorola.

Kurt served as a board member of the Great Lakes MSS Association for 4 years and also on Motorola’s Service Advisory Council for 5 years.

meet_the_chicomm_team_tom_treichlerTom Treichler

Director of Operations for Sales and Service

Tom brings over 44 years of experience in the wireless communications industry. He oversees sales and service daily and is responsible for working with the sales team to develop customer solutions, engineering, and design.

Tom's history of involvement in all aspects of the business has led to his diverse knowledge of product sales and service. He began his career at Chicago Communications as a technician after graduating from DeVry, where he studied electronics. His role soon grew to include building Dispatch Centers and managing Chicago Communications' paging business. When a supervisory position opened up, Tom began managing day-to-day operations for Chicago Communications' Lake County facility, after which he became general manager for all service.

Tom is a current member of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials.

meet_the_chicomm_team_john_obrienJohn O’Brien

Service Director

John brings 41 years of experience working and managing almost every aspect of the company’s business. As Service Director, he is responsible for all shop and field service, installation, and maintenance support functions of Chicago Communications. John oversees the company’s supervisors, technicians, and installers.

Starting his career as a mobile installer just before the rise of cell phone technology in 1983, John repaired phones directly for manufacturers such as Motorola and Ameritech. His technical abilities led to a supervisory role at Chicago Communications, managing the installation and technical crews. These experiences prepared him for his current position within the organization, overseeing one of the country's largest Motorola Premier Service Providers.

meet_the_chicomm_team_lisa_MacGillivrayLisa MacGillivray

Marketing Director

Lisa brings 24 years of marketing experience to Chicago Communications. She is responsible for the company's strategic, technical, and creative marketing efforts. She oversees social media, brand development, website traffic growth, product promotions, tradeshows, direct marketing, inbound marketing, e-commerce, SEO, and advertising revenue.

Upon graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Lisa continued her education and obtained her MBA in Marketing. She has worked for both Fortune 500 companies and small businesses. She brings her broad experience in B2B and B2C market analysis, advertising, and sales promotions.



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