Board of Directors


Class of 2016

Sally Danzinger is a retired social studies and reading teacher and is currently a learning center assistant at Holmes Jr. High School. During her 28-year residency in Arlington Heights, she has volunteered for clothing and food drives and numerous Arlington Heights Historical Society events. Sally’s family has been a part of U.S. History, for one great uncle wrote the first dictionary of the Lakota language, while his brother was sent by President Grant to Europe as an emissary to the European embassies. Reading, walking, biking and swimming are favorite hobbies.
Betsy Kmiecik has been a resident of Arlington Heights for 25 years. She is currently Vice President of Human Resources for Paddock Publications. Her volunteer activities include the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce past president and chamber board, and ABC 25 Foundation board member. She enjoys reading, gardening, and exercise.
Adam Poteracki joined the Arlington Heights Historical Society Board in the summer of 2010. Adam is an attorney at DiMonte and Lizak, LLC in Park Ridge and has resided in Arlington Heights for five years. He enjoys reading, spending quality time with his family, and traveling. He and his wife, Katy, are expecting their first child in early 2011 and look forward to being a part of the Arlington Heights community for many years to come.

Class of 2015

Gloria Amling
Warren Wahl was born in Arlington Heights and lived on the same block for 52 years. He is a retired commercial artist and art gallery owner. Photography, drawing, painting, youth art mentoring, and local history are some interests that keep him busy. He is a member of the Collections, and Library Committee, the Heritage Gallery Advisory Committee, and the Publications Committee. As Warren states: “I ask a lot of questions. I am not happy with the status quo . . . and . . . I do not mind being last in line.”

Class of 2014

Bill Kmiecik
Sue Lyon has lived in Arlington Heights for the past 11 years after previously living in Connecticut and Warsaw, Poland. Sue currently is a realtor at Picket Fence Realty and has worked in staging and relocation. She is a former trustee of First Presbyterian Church and belongs to the PEO. Sue's home was featured in the 2003 House Walk and she loves anything involved with history, especially houses and architecture. She enjoys serving on the Board and hopes to continue to contribute to the community and to further the Society's goals.

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