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It can be lonely at the top, but it doesn’t have to be.

We know leaders limit their potential when they lead from isolation. But, when surrounded by trusted advisors with a common goal and a biblical worldview, they can maximize performance and energize cultures. With faith as the foundation, this powerful group of peers meet in an exclusive, confidential forums around Chicagoland to have their questions answered and their answers questioned.

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Business Forum Leaders in the Chicago Northwest Area

GARY MASCHING

Gary joined The C12 Group in 2015 and is a Managing Chair in the greater Chicagoland. With extensive business leadership…

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GARY MASCHING

Gary joined The C12 Group in 2015 and is a Managing Chair in the greater Chicagoland. With extensive business leadership experience, Gary loves working with executives to bring focus and clarity to their businesses. Gary is a CPA and served as a partner with RSM until he transitioned to one of his international clients, VTech, a consumer electronics company where he served for 14 years in executive leadership including President and CEO. In addition to these roles, Gary served as President of another consumer electronics company as well as a director in a strategic planning consulting firm. With extensive business leadership and a desire to see Christian business leaders live out their faith in the businesses, Gary is well-equipped to serve these leaders as they build great businesses for a greater purpose. Gary and his wife Peg are members of Willow Creek Community Church, where they have worshiped and served since 1983. Gary and Peg have been married since 1977 and have two married children and three grandchildren.

DAVID LACINE

Dave has been involved in the life-changing mission of C12 Group for more than a decade. After 34 years in…

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DAVID LACINE

Dave has been involved in the life-changing mission of C12 Group for more than a decade. After 34 years in the insurance industry, Dave sensed the call to develop C12 Groups in the Chicago area. Dave brings to C12 experience in agency expansion and growth, mergers and acquisitions, along with business development and planning. He has held positions as president of two companies and is also a past president of the largest insurance state association for independent agents in Illinois. Along with his business background, Dave has been involved in leadership with small groups, couples’ groups, marriage ministry, and spiritual direction, also leading retreats for leaders with a focus on spiritual disciplines and development. Dave has mentored high school students and has served as president of the board for Emmaus Ministries in Chicago, which ministers to broken lives of men in the inner city. Dave’s passions also include short term missions which have taken him to China and the Dominican Republic. Dave’s desire is to see leaders in business develop to their true capacity not only in the business world, but personally and spiritually, to be all that God has called them to be. Dave and Robin, his wife of 43 years, reside in Downers Grove and have two grown children, along with six grandchildren. They are members and active in leadership at Christ Church of Oak Brook.

“When I found C12, I knew that I was among leaders who would join me in a commitment to demonstrate that we are indeed managing God’s businesses for Him. Our fight for excellence unites us in ways that transcend the diversity of industries we represent. We apply the ideas differently in each company, but as C12 members, we are united in principles of excellence.”

Cassandra Laymon | President, Beacon Wealth Consultants

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