Peter Burchard: The Professional Side

Peter Burchard has over thirty years of executive level experience in local government, health care and consulting. Peter has served as a city manager, a chief operating officer with a health care company and a board member for many distinguished organizations. He is a speaker, trainer, coach, writer and university faculty member.

For ten years, he served as the city manager in Naperville, Illinois a community with a population of 145,000. For sixteen years, ten as village manager, he served the Village of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, a community distinguished for its blend of neighborhoods and corporate facilities. Peter began his municipal career serving in several positions with the Village of Woodridge, Illinois.

In 2008 Peter became the Chief Operating Officer at inVentiv Medical Management in Augusta, GA. inVentiv provided physician based medical claims review, precertification, wellness and disease management to a client base of over 2,000 employers and 1 million covered lives.

Peter Burchard

Peter Burchard

Peter has served as:

Board member and chairman/moderator for Columbia-Hoffman Estates Medical Center (now St. Alexius)

Board member and vice-chair for the Alliance for Innovation

Independent advisor selected by the City of Chicago for the O’Hare International Airport Modernization Plan

Board member for the Suburban Law Enforcement Agency

Executive committee of the NIU Alumni Association

Board of Green Fields - a senior living community

Adjunct graduate school faculty member teaching ethics and innovation in public service

Board member and Treasurer for the Northern Illinois University Foundation

Site team member for the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation – National Schools of Public Affairs and Administration

Advisory Board for the Division of Public Administration at NIU

Peter’s experience includes negotiating economic development and planning agreements covering headquarter offices for Sears, Ameritech, Siemens Gammasonics, Tellabs, Calamos Investments, Lucent Technologies, Office Max and an effort with the owners of the Chicago Bears to develop a new suburban football stadium.

Peter completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Northern Illinois University where he was named a Public Service Education Fellow. He is a member of the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration and was recognized as the Outstanding Alumnus/Model Administrator by the American Society of Public Administration and Northern Illinois University.

Peter spent a semester of his undergraduate studies at Salzburg College in Austria focusing on international relations.

For ten years, Peter helped lead a weekly church service at a nursing home in Des Plaines, IL.

Peter is the author of a chapter in the book, The First 72 Hours – A Community Approach to Disaster Preparedness, iUniverse, 2004. In April, 2012, Peter authored an article regarding how governments can control healthcare costs for Corporate Wellness Magazine.

Peter is a professional auctioneer and event emcee. Peter has helped dozens of charities raise funds to carry out their mission and vision. On behalf of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Peter has worked on-stage with Ellen DeGeneres, Howie Mandel, and Bonnie Hunt. As an auctioneer, Peter has sold thousands of automobiles and trucks.

Peter is married to Denise Burchard. They have three children.