Nicki Anderson is the Director of L.E.A.D.S. (Leadership, Empowerment, Action, Development and Service), Benedictine University’s Leadership Initiative for undergraduate women. Nicki served as the CEO and President of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce. Nicki was instrumental in leading a successful capital campaign resulting in acquiring advanced and much needed technology upgrades for the organization. Nicki also owned and operated her own health and wellness business from 1993-2012, when the business was sold. She has traveled all over the world presenting workshops on leadership, talent acquisition and marketing. Nicki was a columnist for the Chicago Tribune and Daily Herald from 1998-2013. She lives in Naperville with her husband, Bill. They have four grown children and 2 grandchildren.