Experience

2012-Present - Kane County Board Chairman | Kane County, Illinois                                                                   Elected county-wide in the 5th largest county in Illinois (population 523,000). As chief executive officer of county, responsible for 1300 employees, $250M budget and 24 elected County board members. Priorities are to "freeze the county property tax levy" (now in 5th year), "treat people respectfully", and "to foster management best practices through austerity and innovation".

1992-2012 -  Illinois State Senator  |  25th Legislative District
Represented over 225,000 people in Kane, Kendall and LaSalle Counties.  Legislative priorities were to cut waste in government spending and create a business climate in Illinois where the private sector could maintain and create more jobs paying higher wages.  

1984-1998  -  Comprehensive Accounting Services   |  Geneva, Illinois
Owner.  Accounting service providing personal attention, aggressive tax work, and understandable financial statements to 200+ Fox Valley small businesses monthly through a dedicated, competent staff of eight people.  Started from scratch and grew in four years to a business valued in excess of $1,000,000.

1979-1984  -  Comprehensive Accounting Corporation  |  Aurora, Illinois
President.  By building an effective executive management team during five years, tripled the number of franchised offices from 150 to 450 nationwide, doubled the annual pre-tax profit from $1M to $2M, and served 22,000 small business clients monthly.

1978-1979  -  Gould Corporation  |  Rolling Meadows, Illinois
Assistant to Corporate President, Daniel Carroll, and National Sales Manager for Educational Systems Division.  $2 billion international company specializing in equipment to store, transmit, and measure electrical energy.

1974-1976  -  David P. Lauzen, Inc. (brother)  |  Naperville, Illinois
Accounting/Tax Practice Supervisor.  Successful candidate for Certified Public Accountant’s (C.P.A.) examination in Illinois.