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Profiles

Alexander J. Barton
As a partner and President, Alexander is primarily responsible for all sales activity with Barton Marketing Group. This includes exhibit sales/sponsorships for client expositions, advertising for a variety of publications, and general product promotion for corporate clients.

Alexander specializes in life sciences and agriculture by serving as Director of Business Development with four international scientific societies specializing in agronomy, crops, entomology and soils.

Alexander is a Dean's List graduate of the University of Wisconsin (Madison) with a degree in Life Sciences Communication from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He also played Big 10 football for the Badgers.

Other career highlights:

  • Member of the Sierra Club and Chicago Air and Energy Committee
  • Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce Board Member
  • Creator of The Green Zone tradeshow pavilions for the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) and the American Society of Agronomy (ASA)
  • Internationally published writer for Harley-Davidson's Enthusiast magazine which has a circulation of 1,000,000

 



 
 

Richard L. Barton, APR
As Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Barton Marketing Group, Richard brings 40+ years of experience in sales, public relations, marketing, project coordination, and client service. His background includes years as a newspaper reporter, Bureau Chief for the Daily Herald (Arlington Hts., Ill.) and owner/operator of a foreign auto parts business.

He has been a national director of sales/marketing, public relations, and communications for a variety of corporations and professional societies. He has been responsible for a wide variety of newsletters, journals, and society publications for several national associations.

Richard has a degree in Journalism from Northern Illinois University and was honored as Author of the Year by Convene magazine, the official journal of the Professional Convention Management Association. He has also been awarded for publicity and special event projects that have received national attention.

He works with a variety of clients to market tradeshows, events, products, and services. Although working in a variety of markets, he has expertise in marketing to seniors, working with government units, creating community events and fundraising.

Other career highlights:

  • Founder/President of Winner's Circle Auto Parts
  • Marketing Consultant to Toyota Motor Company and Ford Motor Company
  • Founder/President of Barton Marketing Group, business consultants/sales reps.
  • Past President Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce
  • Park Ridge Park Commissioner and later Board President. Founder/Chair of Environmental Impact Task Force which created several citywide initiatives.
  • Publicity Chair for The Taste of Park Ridge
  • Founder of the Historic Tours of Park Ridge

 



 

Bill Spilman, Development Assistant

In his role as development assistant, Bill utilizes his 25 years of experience in professional journalism. His background includes sports writing and circulation manager duties for the Galesburg Register-Mail, Macomb Journal and Chicago Tribune. He has also served as the sports information director and alumni magazine editor at Knox College.

Bill has worked in the national association arena for the past 20 years, providing a wide variety of professional organizations and industries with publications department management, advertising and sponsorship sales, editorial services and peer-review processing.

Bill graduated cum laude from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in journalism and minoring in recreation, parks and tourism administration. He also holds an Associate of Arts degree from Carl Sandburg College.

 



 

Bob Dudycz, Development Assistant

He is best known for his organizational abilities as demonstrated when he chaired the successful "Taste of Park Ridge" for three years.

Bob has achieved a successful 25 year record in retail and wholesale management with local and large businesses, and 10 years with local governments and non-profit organizations.

Bob has worked in the local public service sector in Northwest Cook County, was a member of the Park Ridge Center of Concern Advisory Board and the District 63 Education Foundation Board. He has received many awards that included the 2004 "Community Star" award from Maine Center and "Supervisor of the Year" award from the Township Officials of Illinois.

A former small business owner and a U.S. Army veteran, Bob graduated cum laude from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Liberal Arts and minoring in Political Science.

 



 
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