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Leadership Team

Drew Glassford

Chief Executive Officer

 

Drew was born in Northwest Indiana, grew up in Winter Park, Florida and now resides in Campton Hills with his wife and son. He was formerly a Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and Team Leader for the Boy Scouts of America National Foundation, where he facilitated the recruitment and support of their sixty-member National STEM Advisory Committee, raising over $30M for program support. Drew led the development of key national partnerships for the BSA, including Code.org, Maker Media/Maker Faire, NASA, The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, Cognizant Innovation/Maker programs, Tata Consultancy Services goIT Digital Fluency, Magnitude.io Micro Satellite, Parametric Studios Virtual Design, and Dell/Lockheed Martin Virtual Reality experiences. Drew served as a facilitator, panelist or contributor for many national workforce development initiatives, including the National Academy of Sciences Advanced Manufacturing Task Force, STEMconnector Digital Fluency and STEM 2.0 studies, the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship Annual Conference, and National Science Foundation Engineering Centers.

Prior to the BSA, Drew served as the CEO of Turning Pointe Autism Foundation in Naperville, leading the development, operations, and management of multi-site campuses for children and adults with autism to provide educational, vocational, recreational and residential opportunities. He led the development of vocational training partnerships with Walgreens and Office Max, including employee volunteer engagement, annual financial support, and the construction of mock training spaces at the school.

Drew is a passionate volunteer, having served as an Executive Committee member of Cantata Adult Life Services (formerly The British Home), Tribal Wisdom Foundation, Strategy Advisor/Facilitator to Play Africa Children’s Museum in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the Autism Society of Illinois; and currently serves as a Mentor/Leader in the First Congregational Church of Dundee High School Youth program and the Boy Scouts of America. 

Mobile: 331.457.3079

Office: 847.551.4309 x 205

Email: [email protected]

Wendy Farley

Executive VP of External Affairs

Wendy Farley is the Executive VP of External Affairs at the Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Township. Wendy was born in New Orleans and now lives in Barrington with her husband and four children. Wendy was formerly an elected member of the Barrington Unit School District 220 School Board. As a member of the school board, Wendy was a member of the Finance Committee successfully balancing a $120 million budget and received AAA bond rating. She has also served as a member of the Policy Committee. During her four years on the school board, the school district began offering full-day kindergarten, strengthened school safety, implemented technology in every classroom, and adjusted start times and dates to allow for the best environment for learning. BUSD 220 serves approximately 9000 students in a 72 square miles.

For twelve years Wendy worked for Comcast in Illinois and Colorado. She was Vice President of Government and Community Affairs for the Greater Chicago Region. Wendy led a team of fifty professionals in a three state territory. The team led efforts to close the digital divide with Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, offering Internet service to low income families. Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region managed a $2 billion budget with 2 million customers.  

Wendy has practiced law in private law firms and has worked as Legal Counsel on Capitol Hill. She continues to be involved throughout the community and has been a Board Member of the Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Township for three years. She has also served on the Board of the Chicago Boys and Girls Club, the Women’s POWER Leadership Network, Illinois Broadband Deployment Council, Illinois Government Affairs Group, and Toastmasters. 

 

Mobile: 847-504-7996

Email: [email protected]

Mike Berger

Vice President of Operations

Mike has been working with youth since he graduated from Spring Arbor University in 1994 with a degree in Recreation Management. He has been with the organization since it opened in January of 1997. “It has been great to see the club, and the kids grow through the years.” Mike has been in his current role as Vice President of Operations since 2008, where some of his duties include oversight of the unit directors, volunteer recruitment, grant management, staff development, and outcome measurement. “This is my dream job, and the best thing about working with the organization is being able to offer opportunities to youth who need us the most.”

 

Email: [email protected]

Amalia Woolf

Vice President of Development

Amalia has been involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township organization since 2004, working her way up the ranks from a part-time staff to a full-time Unit Director. She currently serves as our Vice President of Development.

Amalia serves as the organization’s bi-lingual liaison for the Hispanic community and is very active in the local community working with several of the Club’s business partners, as well as the Carpentersville AM Rotary Club.

As a proud parent to three children of her own, Amalia has a true passion for working with youth. “I am very proud of the work that our organization provides on a daily basis to the children and families in our community, it is a much needed service.” Amalia when away from work, loves to spend her time salsa dancing and frequenting Starbucks for her coffee!

Email: [email protected]