Michael attended Loyola University of Chicago for all of his degrees: B.S. in chemistry in 1999, M.Ed. in administration & supervision in 2002, and Ph.D. in administration & supervision in 2006.
Michael has been employed at the J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 in Cicero/Berwyn since 2003, serving as a chemistry teacher, building administrator, and district curriculum/assessment director.
Since 2006, Michael has served as an adjunct professor at Concordia University of Chicago teaching graduate and doctoral classes each semester in educational leadership and the Illinois principal preparation program.
Michael was elected to the Park Tower board in 2013 and has served on the home improvement and rules & regulations committees. After being in the position of 1st Vice President for his first 3 years on the Board, he was appointed as Board President following the 2016 Annual Meeting. Michael is interested in working collaboratively with the board and management to promote Park Tower’s reputation as a first class condominium.
In his free time, Michael enjoys to travel.
Paul Heck has owned at Park Tower for almost two years, originally moved to Uptown in the 80s and Edgewater in the 90s. He has attended many Board meetings and was a member of the Budget & Finance committee.
Paul is the Vice President for Technology, Research, and Systems at St. Augustine College, which has its main campus in Uptown. He has been with the College since 1996 also filling roles as director of administrative computing and chief information officer. One of Paul’s greatest accomplishments at the College is helping to open a new campus in Aurora, giving him valuable facility planning and finance experience.
Prior to St. Augustine he worked at two Fortune 500 companies designing complex relational databases and networks and providing training for customers. Paul attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and brings a fresh set of eyes to the Park Tower Board of Directors.
Having lived at Park Tower as a resident owner for 25 years, Monique love’s the building for its beauty, amenities, proximity to the lakefront and public transportation as well the surrounding vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. Having regularly attended Board meetings over the years, she has seen how my fellow Park Tower residents have dedicated their time and talent for the betterment of our community. Their service has inspired her to to contribute her time and talents to maintain and improve Park Tower’s financial health, building infrastructure and residents’ quality of life.
Prior to moving to Chicago from the Washington, DC area, she earned a Ph.D. in pathology from Virginia Commonwealth University and began working in the pharmaceutical business for 30 years as a toxicologist in drug safety assessment and project team member. Currently she works through various contract research agencies as a consultant and medical/regulatory writer preparing documents for clients to submit to the FDA.
Outside of Park Tower she is an active member at her church and served as chairperson of the social justice committee, which focuses on violence prevention and homelessness in our community here in Edgewater.
A native Chicagoan, Ken returned to Chicago in 2012 after living several years in Florida and South Carolina. Ken and his wife, also a native Chicagoan, have always loved the city, the lake, parks, cultural and recreational opportunities and many aspects of a diverse city life. They always wanted to live either downtown or on the lake front and found Park Tower in 2012 when visiting some friends who had just moved here. It’s perfect! They are very happy with quality of life at Park Tower, the attention management gives to the building, the friendliness of residents and staff, the diverse mix of residents and the convenience of our location. Since moving here, Ken has been active on several Board committees and regularly attended board meetings. He has been Chairperson of the Health Club Committee that has overseen the renovation and upgrading of the club, and also served on the Rental Policy Committee and the Declaration and By-Laws Committee.
Ken has a BA from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL and an MBA from University of Chicago. He worked primarily in various corporate management positions until retiring a few years ago. He was Director of Corporate Planning for an automotive parts company, Vice President of Finance for an insurance company and the Managing Director of the German subsidiary of a biomedical products company. Ken believes his diverse experience and desire to maintain the quality of Park Tower will enable him to make a positive contribution on the Park Tower Board.
Born and raised in Michigan, Jean received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, her CPA certification in Illinois and her Masters in Accounting from DePaul University. For 17 years she worked in corporate accounting but then switched fields to become a Certified Financial Planner. Now retired, she and her husband enjoy the numerous cultural and recreational activities of the city and travel as time and money allow.
While renting an apartment in Edgewater during the summer of 2007, she and her husband viewed three two-bedroom apartments shortly before they returned to their SC home for the winter. They immediately decided to buy and move back to the city. Never regretting that decision, they are grateful each day for the privilege of living here.
Jean has come to admire greatly the management of PTCA while serving the past four years on the Budget and Finance Committee. Working with that committee as well as the ad-hoc committees for Rental Policy and Review of the Rules and Regs, she also appreciates the volunteerism of Park Tower’s owners.