Carol Frenda first joined the Civic Federation in 2002 with primary responsibility for administration and membership services and served as operations manager until 2005. After a period of time as an independent jewelry designer, she returned to the Civic Federation in 2009. She currently holds the position of Membership and Events Manager with responsibility for coordinating meetings and special events and overall membership administration.
Before joining the Civic Federation, Carol served as business operations manager for Grubb & Ellis Affiliates, Inc. with oversight of 50 independent affiliate offices. Carol has a significant history of administrative service and meeting planning at for-profit companies and civic institutions. Prior to her work at Grubb & Ellis, Carol served as executive assistant to the president of The Commercial Club of Chicago.
Carol is a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago. She is an avid tennis player and currently carries an 11.6 index in golf. On the rare occasion she is not in motion, Carol crochets and designs jewelry.