The Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce proudly announces Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center’s General Manager Steven Ellingsen is the recipient of the Chamber’s Impact Leadership Award, given to individuals who display innovation in promoting growth, employee development and community impact. Steven’s oversight of the property’s recent $20 million renovation and repositioning of the resort’s profile led to its recent designation as one of the “Best Resorts and Conference Centers in Illinois”.
Events such as New Year’s Eve televised broadcast and Fourth of July fireworks have brought the resort great notoriety. Core to Steven’s success is his inspiring focus on staff, who infuse life into this “Resort with Soul”. Promoting from within, offering community service days, and promotion of open employee communication have driven success. His passion for giving has translated to partnerships with organizations such as the People’s Resource Center, L.A.D.S.E, Poised for Success and veterans’ groups.
One of the Resort’s team members stated, “Steven can call on employees for anything because he has their utmost respect. When he sets expectations and accountability, all employees believe in him and are motivated to do what he’s asking them to do.” Congrats Steven!