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Rocking the Suburbs

Brendan Cournane is in-studio discussing the role of general counsel in major corporations, the NFL and more. Larry Forssberg, Executive Director of the Westmont Chamber of Commerce in the Western Suburbs of Chicago, discusses the challenges of bringing business and tourism in today’s economic climate. 

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Brendan Cournane

Brendan Cournane is a public finance attorney who joins Stocks & Jocks every Tuesday morning. He has practiced law for more than 35 years acting primarily as counsel to issuers of municipal debt (bond counsel, underwriters’ counsel, bank counsel and special counsel). He has served in both the private and the public sectors, having been a partner in major U.S. law firms and as in-house counsel to such entities as the City of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools, as well as General Counsel to the Illinois Finance Authority, one of the nation’s largest issuers of conduit municipal bonds. Read more.

Larry Forssberg

Larry Forssberg was selected by the Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau Board of Directors to serve as Executive Director in June 2006. As Executive Director, Larry is responsible for overall Chamber operations, membership development, communications as well as Chamber public relations and community tourism promotion.

Prior to joining the Chamber team, Larry served as Vice President of Membership Development with the North American Retail Dealers Association; Larry also served as a Director of Membership Development with MRA-The Management Association, a 2300 member regional trade association. In addition, Larry served on the management team at the Association of Home Appliance Manufactures, an international trade association that represents and serves the global appliance industry. Larry has also provided membership development and management services to local, state and international membership driven organizations during his career.

Larry and his wife Rae and three children reside in Riverside. In addition to serving as Chamber Executive Director, Larry is a member of the DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors and also serves as Vice President on the Board of Trustees for the Riverside Public Library. Larry is also an active member of the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce Executives; Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives; the Illinois Chamber of Commerce; Northeast Illinois Jaycee Past Presidents Alliance; and, has been named a Jaycee International Senator. Larry is also a proud Alumnus of the Westmont Citizens Police Academy.

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