IL Comptroller Meets With
Polish American Advisory Board
Board discusses fiscal challenges facing businesses and non profits in first meeting
CHICAGO – Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger kicked off the first Polish American Advisory Board meeting at the James R. Thompson Center, Wednesday, April 22 and highlighted the importance of open communication between government and community leaders in these tough economic times.
In a successful first meeting, the Board made brief introductions and got right to business discussing the state’s financial situation. The group spoke about the effects of state payment delays and shared details for minimizing financial hardships for small businesses. Meetings will be held regularly to maintain an ongoing dialogue.
Polish American Advisory Board Members include:
Mary Anselmo, President , Polish American Congress – Illinois Division
Maria Ciesla, Treasurer & Past President, Polish Museum of America
John Cieslik, Small Business Ombudsman, Office of the Illinois Comptroller
Charles Cwiakala, Consultant
Kamilla Dworska, WNVR Radio 1030AM & Polvision
Lucas Fuksa, Attorney, F&K Law firm
Adam Grabowski, President , Polish American Contractors & Builders Assn.
Robert Groszek, Attorney & Past President, Polish Advocates Society
Eva Prokop, Executive Director, Polish American Association
Charles Komosa, National Secretary, Polish National Alliance
John Krynski, DOM Inc.
Thaddeus Makarewicz, Attorney/ President, Chicago Society
Romuald Matuszczak, President, Matco Travel
Anna Morzy, President, Polish American Chamber of Commerce
Stan Nowak, Insurance
Mark Orwat, Real Estate Broker , Access Properties
Richard Owsiany, President, Polish Museum of America
Alicja Stefania Otap, Deputy Editor-in-chief, Dziennik Zwiazkowy
Bogdan Puksta, Executive Director, Polish American Chamber of Commerce
Robert Radkowski, Vice President, Polish Slavic Credit Union – Midwest Division
Marta Rog, Polish Women in Business
John Skaja, Funeral Director, Skaja Terrace Funeral Home
Joan Smuda, Attorney, Office of the Illinois State Attorney General
R.A. Zweig, Zwieg Inc.
Photo by: Teresa Potasiak