Telephone Directory

2750 N. Lakeview Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614-1889
Phone: (773) 755-4700
Fax: (773) 755-4790

Grand Secretary Department

Department Email:

Bryan Klatt
Grand Secretary
Voice: 773-755-4708

Membership/Public Relations

Rick Gathen
Membership & Marketing Manager
Voice: 773-755-4904

Supplies/Shipping Department

Department Email:

Brian Sonne
Shipping Manager
Voice: 773-755-4710

Membership Card Orders Hotline

Department Email:

Central Accounting Department

Department Email:

Johnetta Tyler
Voice: 773-755-4712

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

Department Email:

Brian O'Neill
Risk Manager
Voice: 773-755-4840
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:

Mary Morgan
Voice: 773-755-4736
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

National Convention Department

Department Email:

Tina Haran (Ray)
Convention/Meetings Director
Voice: 773-755-4722
Jessica Garcia-Ruiz
Meetings Coordinator
Voice: 773-755-4722

Convention Exhibits and Session Coordinators

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

IS Department

Department Email:

Spencer Moore
Voice: (773) 755-4746

Human Resources Department

Department Email:

Dana Burdenski
HR Manager/Generalist
Voice: 773-755-4754
Monica Garcia
HR Assistant
Voice: 773-755-4754

Elks National Foundation Department

Department Email:

James W. O'Kelley, III
Voice: 773-755-4728
Deborah Kahler Doles
Assistant Director
Voice: 773-755-4728
Kate Keating Edsey
Development Manager
Voice: 773-755-4866
Lodge Grants/Community Investments Program Department
Voice: 773-755-4730
Scholarship Department
Voice: 773-755-4732
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
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:

John Sheridan
Editor/Marketing Dir.
Voice: 773-755-4740
Fraternal News

The Elks Magazine Department (Advertising)

Department Email:

Briseida Hernandez
Advertising Coordinator
Voice: 773-755-4738

The Elks Magazine Department (Circulation)

Department Email:

Phil Claiborne (Annette)
Voice: 773-755-4742
Nancy Angeletti
Department Supervisor
Voice: 773-755-4742

The Elks Magazine Department (Labels)

Department Email:

Label Department
Voice: 773-755-4744

Contact Us Via Email

The Grand Lodge offices will be closed for the following holidays in 2022:

  • 2022
  • Martin Luther King Jr., Monday, January 17th
  • Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 21st
  • Good Friday, Friday, April 15th
  • 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, Monday, December 26th
  • New Year’s Day (2023), Monday, January 2nd
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