• Darien Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors:






  • James Burke, Chairman of the Board

    As an Edward Jones financial advisor, I believe it’s important to invest my time to understand what you’re working toward before you invest your money. I can work one-on-one with you to help determine the most appropriate financial strategy for you, your family and your business.

    I am an Accredited Asset Management Specialist through the College for Financial Planning. The College for Financial Planning awards the AAMS® designation to individuals who successfully complete a 12-module professional education program, pass a final examination, commit to its code of ethics and agree to pursue continuing education.

    Prior to joining Edward Jones, I was a trading specialist on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. I came to Edward Jones in 2012 because I enjoy helping individual investors work toward achieving their financial goals. In addition, my branch office administrator, Evie Fagan, is here to help with your financial needs. She and I will help ensure each client feels welcomed and valued.

    My wife, Jill, and I live in Western Springs, where we are members of St. John of the Cross Church. I always enjoy supporting the communities I live and work in, and I am committed to helping the Darien community by volunteering in many organizations. I am Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Darien Chamber of Commerce, and I am a proud member of the Darien Lions Club. I am grateful to have served as the Edward Jones regional coordinator for the Walk to Cure Alzheimer's, and in October 2018, I raised awareness for Multiple Sclerosis by running in the Chicago Marathon.

  • Michael Micek, 2nd Chair

    Our  studio is proud to offer the best of Ballroom & Latin Dance instruction. Everything from Private Lessons, Group Lessons, as well as Social Dance Parties and Events.

    Got two left feet? We specialize in teaching brand new students, giving them confidence, a sense of rhythm and a LOVE for dance!

    Couples and single students are always welcome! Walk into our studio and take the first step to a healthier and happier life!!
    Conveniently located near:  Darien, Oak Brook, La Grange, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Woodridge, Westmont, Willowbrook, Palos Hills, Elmhurst, Oak Brook Terrace, Lombard and Western Springs

    The Fred Astaire Burr Ridge Studio is owned by Michael Micek and Larry Boyce

    All lessons are by appointment, so call now! 630-455-0665

  •  Nick Pitzer, Director

    Agent owner of Nick Pitzer State Farm, Nick provides insurance and financial services throughout the local community.  Nick and his team strive to always be there for insured's when things go wrong and to be here to help life go right.  The agency focuses on Auto, Home, and Life insurance needs.  In a world that is ever-changing, the agency's mission is to ease the stress that can come with insurance by putting a premium on personalized service.  Nick and his team believe people prefer to have someone they know personally to help guide them through both good and bad times.  It is this belief that is the core of the Nick Pitzer State Farm Agency.  Prior to joining State Farm, Nick was a graduate of Bradley University with a BA in Business Administration & Management.  Nick is proud to be a member of the Darien Chamber of Commerce and to serve as a Board of Director.


  • Sosilia Reddy, Director

  • John B. Bong Chiong, Director


    Micheal OvermannMichael Overmann. Advisor

    Michael Overmann is an attorney who limits his law practice exclusively to estate planning and administration.  Mr. Overmann was formerly an attorney in the trust and estate settlement divisions of The Northern Trust Company, Chicago, Illinois.  He also served as staff counsel for the DuPage County Public Guardian's Office.  He has written articles and taught continuing education courses on trusts and estate law for attorneys and other professionals.  Michael lives in Darien and was President and Director for the Darien Chamber of Commerce.  Michael also serves as a member of the Board of Education for Darien District 61 and volunteers regularly with the Darien Lions Club and other civic organizations.