ELITE Treasurer, Dean Chung, and 2021-2022 Chairman, Bert Allen, with ELITE Founder, Sara Sirotzky.



ELITE was created and founded by Sara Sirotzky in 2009, with assistance from co-founders Joan Mazurek and Patricia MacDonald. Their original intent was to help their Chicago colleagues find employment through networking and education. ELITE has grown and helped many leaders find employment. The group has remained informal and relationship based; ELITE graduates stay connected to this supportive network for development and networking.

The group originally began as Professionals in Transition [PIT] and was renamed to Executive Leaders in Transition Exchange (ELITE), a registered 501c3 non profit organization based in Chicago.

Board of Directors  

  • Lisa Bomrad, President
  • Anthony Martorano, VP/ Program Chair
  • James Miranda, Secretary
  • Dean Chung, Treasurer
  • Bert Allen, Immediate Past Chair
  • Rae Ali, Director
  • Joe Baker, Membership – HR
  • Laurel Bellows, Director
  • Steve Brown, Sponsorship Chair
  • Mary Cook, Director
  • Debra Jackson, Nominating Chair
  • Dan McHugh, Membership – Finance
  • Eric Plotkin, Technology Chair & Golf Event Chair
  • Sara Sirtozky, Director and Founder
  • Dave Tuttle, Director

Jillian Potter – ELITE Administrator


  • ADP
  • Advanced Resources – Consulting & Staffing/Placement
  • Baker Tilly
  • Bellows Law Group, P.C.
  • IIT Stuart School of Business
  • Lucas James Talent Partners
  • PeopleResults
  • PNC Financial
  • Prescient Solutions
  • Riveron Consulting
  • Salo, LLC
  • Sara Sirotzky
  • Stratego Partners
  • Vistra

Sponsors attend monthly meetings, provide ongoing financial support and job leads, and network with members. 

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