John Aguilar
jaguilar@ben.edu
Phone: 630-896-4679 x209 (work), 630-327-2766 (cell)
Degree Level/Concentration: MBA Aurora University

Professional Background:
My parents are originally from San Luis Potosi, Mexico. They came to the United States around 1958. My father worked two full-time jobs and my mother worked even harder as a full-time mother and homemaker. I was born in Chicago and grew up in a small neighborhood known as Pilsen. Pilsen is known for having a large Hispanic population.

I went on to earn a Bachelors Degree in Marketing from Columbia College Chicago in 1990. I also earned a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Aurora University in 2000. While earning my MBA and working full time in Human Resources, I dedicated part of my time to teaching English as a Second Language at Waubonsee Community College. I have also been teaching graduate level classes at Benedictine University. Some of the classes I have taught are Business Ethics, Conflict Management and Organization Behavior. With over fourteen years of experience in Human Resources, employee benefits, and employment law and recruiting. I currently hold a position as Director of Human Resources. I have also served on the Human Relations Commission for the City of Aurora, Aurora Library Broad and Waubonsee Community College Foundation. I have written articles for "El Conquistador "regarding employment issues. On August 1, 2003, I was appointed as an Aurora Township Trustee, the first Hispanic Republican to hold that office in Aurora. In 2005 I was appointed and currently serve as a Commissioner for the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. I'm the first Hispanic Republican to hold that state wide office also.