Women In Management Fox Valley is honored to welcome a very esteemed guest,

Linda Deering, President, Advocate Sherman Hospital

on Transformational Leadership...

 "Transparency and shared leadership are hallmarks of effective leadership and teams"


  • Leadership makes all the difference to the team and business success
  •  The pursuit of great and talented leadership is a lifelong journey
  •  Effective leadership requires a great attitude and character, yet skills are needed
  •  Leaders need ongoing training, skill development, and behavior change for success
  • To be effective, leaders need goals, targets and measures of success.

Deering brings more than 35 years of experience as a health care leader to this new role she assumed on January 1, 2014. Since 2006, she has served as Sherman's chief operating officer. Under her leadership, the hospital has achieved and maintained top decile (index performance) results in patient, physician and associate satisfaction, and health outcomes. During her tenure, Sherman also achieved the ILPEX Silver Award for Performance Excellence and Magnet designation, among numerous other national awards and accolades. 

Prior to her work at Sherman, Deering served as the vice president of patient services, chief nursing officer and chief clinical officer at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva, Illinois. She also served as executive director of patient services at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elgin, Illinois. 

Deering earned her Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

She is a member of the American College of Health Executives and the American Organization of Executive Nurses. Deering also regularly travels the country as a professional speaker and coach for the Studer Group serving to help other health care organizations create cultures of accountability and top performance.



Upcoming Concerts for the   Elgin Symphony Orchestra


November 29, 2014
1:30 pm & 6:30 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin

It’s a supercalifragilistic delight when the ESO takes you on a magic carpet ride through more than 70 years of magical Disney music in a program derived from some of the best-loved scores of all time, including music from Mary Poppins, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and more! 



December 13, 2014 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm
December 14, 2014 2:30 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin 

A truly magical experience awaits you at the ESO holiday concerts.  Featuring your favorite holiday music, the concerts are perfect for the whole family.


Are there promotional opportunities as a member?  Yes Indeed !

  • Place your giveaways and brochures on our networking table, but leftovers will be tossed.
  • Have news?  A one-minute commercial is available, first come-first served, for $10.00 at each meeting. Limit three.
  • Sponsor a meeting for $100 and you’ll get lots of perks! A two-minute commercial, material at each table place setting and much more! for more information please email pmsadv@sbcglobal.net
  • Participate in the BIZ BANK Forum - share promotional announcements, discounts, coupons and links


Business Matters




Jill Falls, Operations Co Chair 
Women in Management Fox Valley 


Elgin Country Club 
Weld Rd
Elgin, IL 60124

Driving Directions 

Please join us for the December Luncheon

 of the Women in Management Fox Valley

Linda Deering, President, Advocate Sherman Hospital

speaks about 

  "Tranformational Leadership" 

In honor of our SPECIAL GUEST,

please bring your guest(s)                                         for a special guest fee of only $10

This special December introduction to WIM also marks the beginning of the reduced new member dues of $50, December 11th through March 13th 

               Thank you to our Meeting Sponsor

Cheryl Wendt,  of   Elgin Symphony Orchestra

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Thursday December 11, 2014

11:30 a.m. - open networking

12:00 p.m. introductions, luncheon and program

Register Now!

$22.00 for Members and $10.00 for their Guests

$25 for Non Members and $10.00 for their Guests

You may also purchase raffle tickets with your registration

Registration Deadline is Tuesday December 9th at 8 a.m.


Final chance to  bring shoes ! Any Shoes, Any Condition !  


What's the "insider information" about the luncheon meetings?

  • Twice as nice...not thrice
            Guests are always encouraged and welcome up to limit of two meetings.
  • Give a bill or take the hill
            We are happy to offer valet parking...don’t forget to tip the drivers.
  • “Be on the A List
            Avoid the hassle of paying for lunch each month. We offer payment in advance for the year.
  • With bells on and cells off...
            Don’t forget to silence your cell phones as a courtesy to our speakers and members.
  • and the Ole’ Name, Rank and Serial #
            During introductions, remember it’s “name and business” only.

            Don’t forget to leave your name badge.
            And while there is always time to network further after the meeting, we understand if you need to slip out before the end.


Remember to Check out: wimfoxvalley.org 

The Women in  Management Fox Valley  Website. 

  • Member Resources
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  • Information and Promotion Forums

WIM Fox Valley Board of Directors - 2014-15

President Dolonna (Loni) Mecum
Secretary Ann Louis YWCA Elgin
Treasurer Tracey Carlstedt First Federal Savings of Elgin
Operations Jill Falls First Community Bank
Programs Deirdre White Downtown Neighborhood Association
Programs Kathy Melone Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice
Communications Ramona Jean Burns Momo's Concierge Services
Communications Patricia Szpekowski PmS advertising, inc.
Membership/Scholarship Dana Vierck Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra
Raffles Lynn Dillow Elgin State Bank
Raffles Holly York York Educational Services