Executive Vice President of Operations
Gail Schumacher began working for Northwestern Business College in 1994, as the Director of Marketing. In 2003 she became the Chief Recruitment Officer overseeing the Marketing, Admissions and High School Relations departments. Gail became the college’s Executive Vice President of Operations in 2007.
Gail has a B.S.Ed from Northern Illinois University with certifications in Blind and Visually Impaired, Orientation and Mobility, Behavior Disorders, and Early Childhood Education. After graduation she first taught for the Elmwood Park/ Leyden Township District and then later at Curie High School in Chicago. In 1981 while still teaching she also opened Sentimental Journeys Travel Agency. She sold her agency in 1989 when she and her husband had their third child.
Gail is currently affiliated with the American Marketing Association, the Chicago Direct Marketing Association, and the Chicago Family Business Council. She is also active in the Queen of All Saints lay ministry. While her children were young she had also been involved with the Lincolnwood and Illinois Parent Teacher Associations as well as the Girls Scouts of America.
Gail resides in Lincolnwood, Illinois with her husband Lawrence Schumacher. They have been married since 1980 and have three adult children Lauren, Lindsey and Charles.