Kimberly Beattie Saunders

Executive Director

Kimberly brings a combination of government and legal experience to BACOG’s leadership. Prior to joining BACOG, Kimberly helped guide the state’s approach to economic development and infrastructure as a policy advisor to the Illinois Governor. She also served as a Senior Government Relations Officer at the Chicago Transit Authority, helping to manage its relationships with state agencies, the state legislature, and the City of Evanston.  Most recently, Kimberly served as an attorney focused on federal financial regulatory issues, providing extensive pro bono services, and serving on the Advisory Committee for her law firm’s community foundation.  Kimberly has a Bachelor of Science in Social Policy from Northwestern University and a Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law.


Mary L. Tarpey

Program Coordinator / Board Secretary

Tomasz Szczuka

GIS Analyst/Planner


Chase Blazier


Manager, Eder Casella & Co.