Telephone Directory

2750 N. Lakeview Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614-1889
Phone: (773) 755-4700
Fax: (773) 755-4790
Automated Directory Service/After Hours: (773) 755-4704

Grand Secretary Department

Department Email:

Bryan Klatt

Grand Secretary
Voice: 773-755-4708
Fax: 773-755-4790

Supplies/Shipping Department

Department Email:

Brian Sonne

Shipping Manager
Voice: 773-755-4710
Fax: 773-755-4711

Membership Card Orders Hotline

Department Email:

Jeff Kudingo

Membership Card Order Administrator
Voice: 773-755-4748
Fax: 773-755-4749

Central Accounting Department

Department Email:

Johnetta Tyler

Voice: 773-755-4712
Fax: 773-755-4713

(Liability-Property-D&O-Workers Comp)

Department Email:

Brian O'Neill

Risk Manager
Voice: 773-755-4840
Fax: 773-755-4840

Linda M. Wallack

Voice: 773-755-4714
Fax: 773-755-4715

Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc

(To Report Liability Claims)
P.O. Box 7110 -- Mail
1901 S. Meyers Road, Suite 200
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Office: 630-932-3400
Voice: 800-962-7088
Fax: 800-223-7006

Aon Affinity - Elks Insurance Team

(to report Property Plus/D&O claim; obtain
quotes, or request certificates of ins.)

200 E. Randolph Street, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601-6416
Office: 312-381-2727
Voice: 800-421-3557
Fax: 312-381-2751

Lockton Risk – Workers Comp Program

(Available for most lodges; can include
coverage for volunteers in most states.)

Call for more information/quote,
Voice: 877-735-6349

National Veterans Service Commission

Department Email:

Voice: 773-755-4736
Fax: 773-755-4737

Tom Jamison (Meredith)

Chairman, Playing Cards for Veterans Program
12102 Chandlerville Road
Beardstown, IL 62618
Voice: 217-323-2224

Dennis McAleese (Kathy)

Chairman, National Veterans Leather Program
384 County Road 852
Elizabeth, AR 72531-9603

Internet Department

Department Email:

Frederick Mensch (Betsy)


National Convention Department

Department Email:

Tina Haran (Ray)

Convention/Meetings Director
Voice: 773-755-4722
Fax: 773-755-4723

Jessica Garcia-Ruiz

Meetings Coordinator
Voice: 773-755-4722
Fax: 773-755-4723

Convention Exhibits and Session Coordinators

Dick Mitchell (Betty)

Convention Center Coordinator
1517 N. 107th Street
Seattle, WA 98133

Edgar Manwaring (Barbara)

Sessions Coordinator
4537 County Route 4
Oswego, NY 13126

William Gebhardt (Ono)

Sessions Coordinator
9 Joelson Court
Albany, NY 12209

Scott Kirstein (Susan)

Sessions Coordinator
6870 Northeast Berwick Drive
Ankeny, IA 50021-9255

Roland Seibert (Sharon)

Exhibits Coordinator
2001 Royal Heights Road
Belleville, IL 62223

James Rice

Exhibits Coordinator
629 S. Maple St.
Centralia, IL 62801

Homer Oberst (Jan)

Hotel & Transportation Coordinator
P.O. Box 88580
Steilacoom, WA 98388-0580

IS Department

Rudy R. Wicht (Dorothy)

Voice: 773-755-4746
Fax: 773-755-4747

Human Resources Department

Department Email:

Dana Burdenski

HR Manager/Generalist
Voice: 773-755-4754
Fax: 773-755-4755

Monica Guzman

HR Assistant
Voice: 773-755-4754
Fax: 773-755-4755

Elks National Foundation Department

Department Email:

James W. O'Kelley, III

Voice: 773-755-4728
Fax: 773-755-4729

Deborah Kahler Doles

Assistant Director
Voice: 773-755-4728
Fax: 773-755-4729

Kate Keating Edsey

Development Manager
Voice: 773-755-4866
Fax: 773-755-4729

Lodge Grants/Community Investments Program Department

Voice: 773-755-4730

Scholarship Department

Voice: 773-755-4732
Fax: 773-755-4733

Hoop Shoot Department

Voice: 773-755-4758

Donor Services Department

Voice: 773-755-4728

Development Department

Voice: 773-755-4762

ENF General Department

Voice: 773-755-4728

Drug Awareness Program

Department Email:

Kent D. Gade

407 E 22nd St
Atlantic, IA 50022-2811
Cell: 712-789-0731
Home: 712-243-2388
Office: 712-778-2683
Fax: 712-778-2687

William Bryan

Consultant/Public Relations Director
366 VT Route 313W
Arlington, VT 05250-8941
Home: 802-375-6411

Frank J. Burr

Assistant Director
1S715 Highland Ave
Lombard, IL 60148-4553
Office: 312-655-7352

Timothy F. Jaeger

Assistant Director
1629 Andover Way
Petaluma, CA 94954-7453
Cell: 707-484-8607
Office: 415-205-6877
Fax: 707-238-1523

The Elks Magazine Department (Editorial)

Department Email:

Anna L. Idol

Editor/Marketing Dir.
Voice: 773-755-4740
Fax: 773-755-4792

Fraternal News

The Elks Magazine Department (Advertising)

Department Email:

Briseida Hernandez

Advertising Coordinator
Voice: 773-755-4738
Fax: 773-755-4739

The Elks Magazine Department (Circulation)

Department Email:

Phil Claiborne (Annette)

Voice: 773-755-4742
Fax: 773-755-4743

Nancy Angeletti

Department Supervisor
Voice: 773-755-4742
Fax: 773-755-4743

The Elks Magazine Department (Labels)

Department Email:

Label Department

Voice: 773-755-4744
Fax: 773-755-4745

Elks National Home Retirement Center

Department Email:

931 Ashland Ave.
Bedford, VA 24523-1399
Voice: 800-552-4140
Fax: 540-586-2096

Contact Us Via Email

The Grand Lodge offices will be closed for the following holidays in 2016:

  • Christmas Day (2015), Friday, December 25th
  • New Year's Day (2016), Friday, January 1st
  • Presidents' Day, Monday, February 15th
  • Good Friday, Friday, March 25th
  • Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th
  • Independence Day, Monday, July 4th
  • Labor Day, Monday, September 5th
  • Veterans Day, Friday, November 11th
  • Thanksgiving, Thursday & Friday, November 24th and 25th
  • Christmas Day (2016), Monday, December 26th
  • New Year's Day (2017), Monday, January 2nd
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