North Central College - Naperville, IL

Jeff Davis '92

Jeff Davis is vice president of sales administration and marketing with Phoenix Closures, Inc., a Naperville-based manufacturer of plastic caps and closures. His career in sales and marketing has taken him from Green Bay, WI, to Pittsburgh to Atlanta. Subsequently, he was transferred back to Illinois, moved to Naperville in 1989 and earned an M.B.A. from DePaul University. He has been a coach, Cub Scout den leader and has served on three different referendum committees for Indian Prairie School District 204. Additionally, he was appointed to the school board in 2000 and served until 2003.

Erin Martin '12

Erin Martin is teaching freshman English and coaching junior varsity boys soccer at Wheaton North High School in Wheaton, IL. She teaches students with low reading comprehension skills, intermediate abilities and advanced skills. 

Christopher Ranallo '09

Christopher Ranallo is the head coach for the girls swimming and diving program and a physical education teacher at West Aurora High School. Previously, Ranallo coached for two years at Metea Valley High School as an assistant in the boys and girls aquatics program and worked with both boys and girls swim programs at Naperville North High School while student teaching. He has also coached water polo at Waubonsie Valley High School and for the Geneva River Rats summer youth swimming program.

Zach DeWitz '05

Zach DeWitz was promoted from middays to mornings at WSSR-FM/Star 96.7 in Crest Hill, IL, where he broadcasts under the pseudonym Josh Cooper. His new morning program, titled “Cooper in the Morning Show,” continues to be a music-based morning program but is more interactive and locally focused. He has been with WSSR-FM since April 2006 working the midday shift and doing morning news and traffic reports. Joining Cooper is a new addition to the radio station, Bolingbrook native Anna Kopsky ’14. She is heard weekdays delivering news and traffic reports.

Matthew Kasper '98

Matthew Kasper is director of sales for U.S. Cellular in New England, leading all sales activities in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. He has been with the company for more than six years and has held various leadership positions, most recently as the director of sales in Indiana. He holds an M.B.A. from Valparaiso University. He and his wife Jorie and three sons will relocate to Portland, ME.

Russell Whitaker Jr. '81

Russell Whitaker Jr. is the new pastor at Mission Evangelical Free Church in Wilton, ND. He may be reached at PastorRuss@bektel.com.

Justin Lynch '11

Justin Lynch is a faculty service representative in the department of chemistry at the University of Chicago, where he helps faculty, post-doctoral students and researchers submit a variety of grant proposals. Lynch resides in Elgin, IL, and may be reached at jrl8883@yahoo.com.

Will Allan '09

Will Allan was cast to play the role of Stevie in Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s “Good People,” David Lindsay-Abaire’s class drama that premiered on Broadway in 2011. This was his third role at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Allan will also appear in spring 2013 in Victory Gardens’ production of “The Whale.”

Mark Myers '01

Mark Myers is the choir director at Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, IL. Myers’ dedication to kids and his passion for teaching choral music has won him the respect of students, parents and professional peers. In spring 2012 he was honored with the National FAME Aspire Award, a vocal Vanguard Award based on nominations from fellow members of the Academy of Show Choir Professionals from around the country. Myers directs the school’s seven choral groups and has taken his students to competitions and festivals at the Opera House in Sydney, Australia, St.

Jon Davis '92

Jon Davis released his latest and third book, “Beneath the Northern Lights” (AuthorHouse, 2012). His previously published works include “Life, Inc.” (AuthorHouse, 2006) and “Stephen King’s America” (Bowling Green Popular Press, 1994), which was the result of research he performed with a North Central College Richter Independent Study Fellowship. Davis is also a songwriter, musician and award-winning business and marketing freelance writer.