Bookman Associates, Inc.
3831 N. Kildare Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641
Joel Bookman is President and CEO of Bookman Associates, Inc., providing consulting in economic development, comprehensive community development, commercial corridor revitalization, and strategic planning. Previously, he served as Managing Director of the Institute for Comprehensive Community Development and Director of Programs for LISC Chicago.
At LISC Chicago, for 8 years, Bookman guided the New Communities Program, the nation's largest and most successful comprehensive community development program. He directed LISC economic and commercial development programs, providing financing, grants, and training to 40 retail corridor initiatives. He participated in management and operations of LISC MetroEdge, analyzing commercial markets in 15 Chicago neighborhoods and more than 40 communities across the country.
Over the past 35 years, Joel Bookman served as the Executive Director of the North River Commission and the Lawrence Avenue Development Corporation (LADCOR), and CEO of Kimball Plaza Development Corporation and Mayfair Commons Senior Living Center LLC, on Chicago’s northwest side. He has consulted in strategic planning, economic and community development, and nonprofit management since 1981. Mr. Bookman is a master of urban planning and policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
- University of Illinois at Chicago Alumni Achievement Award for contributions to the vitality of the Chicago metropolitan area in exemplary ways, 2012
- Korean American Community Services Outstanding Service Award for exceptional service to the Korean-American community in Chicago and Illinois, 2011
- North River Commission Lifetime Achievement Award for 30 years of service to the North River communities in Chicago, 2008
- Chicago Association of Neighborhood Development Organizations (CANDO) President’s Award for exemplary service as board chairman of CANDO, 1995-1999
- Lambda Alpha International Land Economics Honorary Society selection as a member of the Ely Chapter, Chicago, Illinois, 1989
- Chicago LISC "Friend of the Neighborhoods" award, for lifetime achievement
- National LISC 25th anniversary "Mike Sviridoff Leadership Award."
- Fannie Mae Foundation "James A. Johnson Fellow."
- Chicago Magazine "Chicagoan of the Year." Also selected along side of Jim were Oprah Winfrey, former Chicago Bear Linebacker Chris Zorich, and Rock LegendLiz Phair
Principal, Stephanie Forbes Consulting
Berkeley, CA, USA
Indiana Association for Community Economic Development
202 E. Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Andy Fraizer is the Executive Director of the Indiana Association for Community Economic Development (IACED).
Andy was born blind in one eye. This circumstance is a metaphor for his perspective on community development. Only seeing out of one-eye means Andy’s worldview is monoscopic. He only sees half the story at any one time depending on a head turn. At various times in the history of community development, the field has likewise been monoscopic. Community development has tackled the challenges of empowering people—such as the War on Poverty. At other times, community development has focused on places—such as the creation of community development corporations to build affordable housing and develop neighborhood real estate. The reality of community development work requires a stereoscopic view.
Andy’s work at IACED strives to support local innovation efforts that bridge people and place. Andy is passionate about a holistic approach to community development rooted in community assets and citizen initiative to transform communities using the power of relationships and networks. The reality of community is that no amount of any one good or service will suffice when families are confronted with multiple challenges.
Andy is current Board member of: the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA), the Indiana Coalition for Human Services. He is a past board member with Horizon House—a homeless day center and Family Development Services—a Head Start agency, and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation—Indianapolis office—Local Advisory Board.
Before joining IACED, Andy was the Director of Community Development for the City of Indianapolis. In this role, he worked with local government agencies and community partners to promote a holistic approach to community development. Andy spearheaded city government’s participation in a multi-million dollar comprehensive community development program — the Great Indy Neighborhoods Initiative.
Andy is a past participant in the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at the JFK School of Government, Harvard University, and a graduate of Achieving Excellence, an executive education program developed by NeighborhWorks America in partnership with the JFK School of Government.
Andy earned a bachelor's degree from Indiana State University in Secondary Education and Political Science and a master's degree in Public Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
+49 89 351 5570
+57 4 416 5195
Directo, Housing & Community Development
Chicago Metropolitan Planning Council
140 S. Dearborn Street, Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60603
81247 München, Germany
Tel. + 49 - 89 - 820 85 880
- since 2005:consultant and owner, dialogimpulse, Munich, Germany
- since 2010: consultant and co-owner, Sciencedialogue, Weilheim/Munich, Germany
- since 2011:board and chairperson of “community spirit network” (Netzwerk Gemeinsinn e.V.), Germany
- 1995-2004:hammerbacher consultants (hammerbacher beratungsgesellschaft), Osnabrück, Germany, www.hammerbacher.de; Managing director (2001–2004)
- 1986 – 1995 university studies in economics and political science at University of Cologne and „Université d’Auvergne“, France, and working as a freelance journalist
- Regional politician in the „Rhein-Sieg-Kreis”, Germany (1992-1999),
- trainings: e.g. Systemic change management (2004–2005); Large group facilitation (Open Space, RTSC, Future Search); Workshop and event design (2011), Comprehensive Community Development (2011)
- languages:german, english, french; spanish (basic), italian (some understanding)
- Participation, dialogue and mediation processes in the public and private sector
- Strategic consulting in communications: e.g. concepts, analysis of interests and conflicts, facilitation, evaluation
- Organisational development and change management in business and organisations: e.g. strategy workshops, team development, conflict management, trainings
- Business communications: e.g. stakeholder communication, neighbourhood dialogues, public relations
- Facilitation of the „curatorship plant breeding“ of KWS Saat AG, Einbeck (since 2007)
- Citizen panels in Germany and Switzerland for the GAMBA research project (Gene Activated Matrices for Bone and Cartilage Regeneration in Arthritis), 7th EU research framework program (2010-2013)
- Workshops on team or strategy development (some with executive coaching), e.g. for publishing and IT companies, university departments or non-govermental organisations (since 2009)
- Publication, conception, training and facilitation for neighbourhood dialogues, their establishment and complaint management, e.g. on behalf of the “Niedersächsische Gewerbeaufsicht“ and the EU network for the *
- "Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law” (since 1999)
- Comprehensive Community Development
Ted Wysocki served 12 years as CEO of the Local Economic & Employment Development [LEED] Council, now North Branch Works, which integrates economic and employment development to connect industry and community in Chicago’s North River and Addison Industrial Corridors.
During his previous 17-year tenure as CEO of the Chicago Association of Neighborhood Development Organizations (CANDO), Ted built CANDO into the largest city-wide economic development coalition in the U.S. focusing on neighborhood retail, industrial corridors, small business lending and micro-finance.
Ted began his 40-year community development career working over 11 years for Gale Cincotta, the “Mother of the Community Reinvestment Act,” passed by the US Congress in 1977.
Ted served 22 years as a board director of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, including serving as board chair in 2009 & 2010.
Ted’s consulting expertise advances sustainable community development and innovations in job training, small business financing, and social ventures.