August 30th - September 2nd, 2019
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Contact Information:

Naperville Jaycees Last Fling
P.O. Box 2372
Naperville, IL 60567-2372
Phone: 630-961-4143
Fax: 630-566-5181

Meet your 2019 Executive Committee:

Tyler Peterson - Executive Director

Growing up in Naperville, Tyler attended the Last Fling many times.  Always enamored with the goings on at Fling, he wanted to,one day, run the event himself!  Tyler has been a Naperville Jaycee for several years and looks forward to continuing to grow with the organization. After taking charge of Ticketing leading up to and during 2018's event, Tyler decided to take it one step further and be Executive Director of the Last Fling.  He looks forward to another great and successful Last Fling with the continued hard work of the Executive Committee.

Click HERE to email Tyler.

Denise Pape - Administrator & Manpower

Denise has been the admin for the Last Fling since January 2015. Her favorite part about Last Fling is seeing everything come together. Being the admin, she gets to work on the behind the scenes details from filing of permits to breaking down the event. The whole experience is very rewarding for her and makes for a memorable weekend for the city, attendees and volunteers who work the event.

For admin questions, click HERE to email Denise.
For manpower, click HERE to email Denise.

Cori Cozort - Carnival

Cori has been a member of the Naperville Jaycees for the last six years.  Last year she served as Co-Executive Director of the Last Fling, and has previously served on the Last Fling Executive Committee overseeing Special Events and Family Fun Land.  She previously has served as the Last Fling Food Vendor Chair and tries to help out wherever needed at the Last Fling.  She is also currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Naperville Jaycees.  When she is not volunteering, Cori is a Senior Associate at Giamanco Law Partners.

Click HERE to email Cori.

Danielle Tufano - Entertainment & Public Relations/Marketing
Danielle has been a member of the Naperville Jaycees since 2013. Aside from seeing the community come together for one last party of the summer to support a great cause, her favorite part of Last Fling is spending time with the Veterans that attend the Fling for lunch on "Support Our Troops Day." When she's not volunteering in the community, she is serving as 95.9 The River's Morning Show Co-Host and Program/Content Director.

Click HERE to email Danielle.

Karen Coleman - Entertainment & Public Relations/Marketing

Karen is a Professional Designer with Arhaus Furniture in Oak Brook, IL. who joined the Naperville Jaycees in early 2010.  She has served on and chaired various committees, been a part of the Board of Directors 2012 through 2018, the 2014 External Vice President, 2015 President and Executive Director of the 2016 Last Fling.  Karen is very excited to help plan 2019's event!

Click HERE to email Karen.

Laura Duffecy - Family Fun Land

Laura has been a Jaycee since 2000 and was Vice President of Community Development with the Lombard Chapter and is a current member of the Board of Directors with the Naperville Chapter.  She organized and ran the Family Fun Land Craft Tent in 2018 and is excited to Chair the entire area for '19.  As in the organizations creedo, she believes service to humanity is the best work of life. 

Click HERE to email Laura.

Cristian Pozos - Finance

Cristian became a new member of the Naperville Jaycees in August of 2018.  The month after his first meeting, he volunteered for multiple different positions at the 2018 Last Fling where he enjoyed meeting new people who all had the same goal, to raise money for great local organizations.  He is excited to take on the Finance role for the 2019 Last Fling and looks forward to working with this year's Executive Committee to put on an awesome event.

Click HERE to email Cristian

Matt Chicola - Food & Beverage

When Matt joined the Naperville Jaycees in 2018, he was amazed by the number of opportunities for young professionals to step up and grow as leaders.  With a background in non-profit fundraising, Matt oversaw the Food Giving Committee and assisted with Beverage sales at the Fling in his first year.  He looks forward to gaining more experience with community events as the Food & Beverage chair in 2019.

Click HERE to email Matt.

Jim Groat - Logistics

It is a great honor and privilege to serve my community for as Logistics Chair for the 2019 Naperville Jaycees Last Fling. As a lifelong resident of Naperville, I've enjoyed many leadership roles within the organization; 2017 President and Co-Executive Director of the 2018 Last Fling. The Naperville Jaycees are a remarkable group of volunteers dedicated to helping others and giving back to our friends and neighbors.

Click HERE to email Jim.

Veronica DeKruiff - Special Events

Veronica has been with the Jaycees since April of 2017, was the 2018 Secretary and am the 2019 External Vice President.  She has been going to the Last Fling and volunteering since I have been able to walk.  The last couple of years, she helped run Sponsor Beer Tent during the event and was glad to do so as a legacy with the Jaycees; Veronica's parents did a lot for the organization over the years including running the Last Fling in 2005.  They are a huge support system for her and she's proud to follow in their footsteps.  When not doing Jaycee stuff, she is a full time student at NIU getting my degree in Human Geography and a full time Leasing Consultant with Axiom Properties in DeKalb.

Click HERE to email Veronica.

Ha Pozos - Ticketing

Ha joined the Naperville Jaycees in July of 2018.  After taking on the role of "Ticketing Tent Captain" during her first ever Last Fling, she was hooked.  She loved seeing so many different people come together to put on a great event for such a good cause.  Her favorite part about the Fling is seeing the crowd sing along to all the live music and just having a good time.  Aside from being a part of the Jaycees, Ha is the Events Coordinator for Fair Oaks Ford Lincoln in Naperville.

Click HERE to email Ha.

Jessica Hall - Sponsorship

Jessica joined the Naperville Jaycees in 2017 and jumped in head first.  She was a Board Director in 2018 and organizational Secretary for 2019.  This year she is Co-Chairing Beverage and Executive Chair over Sponsorship for the Last Fling.  Jessica works full time as Senior Account Executive for the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce and is a living example for or her two kids on the importance of working hard and supporting the community.

Click HERE to email Jessica.