for DuPage County Board, District 3
Rosemary has lived in Naperville with her husband, Robert, since 1993…almost 30 years. She is the owner of The Spann Group, Inc., a corporate meeting management company and Robert is the owner of a charter bus company. They have a daughter, Caprice, and a grandson, Austin.
Rosemary grew up on Chicago’s Near Northside… Cabrini public housing. After graduating from Wells High School, Rosemary married her high school sweetheart, Robert, and is still married to her high school sweetheart, Robert. They resided in the Uptown and Old Town areas of Chicago prior to moving to Naperville.
After working a few years, Rosemary and Robert made the collective decision that she would quit her job and attend Roosevelt University as a full-time student while Robert supported them as a CTA bus driver and member of the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 241.
Rosemary graduated from Roosevelt University with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management and received the Awards of Excellence for outstanding student achievement.
In 1992, right after Rosemary graduated from Roosevelt University, she was hired by McDonald’s Corporation as a meeting planner. She was part of a team of high-level professional meeting planners that managed and planned all of the corporation’s large, complicated, and important meetings. Her professional career also included nine years as the meeting planner for McDonald’s Board of Directors, where she traveled with the board and planned meetings
throughout the US, Europe, and China. She received numerous awards and recognition for performance, including the highest award, the Presidents’ Award, which honors the top 1% of staff performers worldwide. She had a very successful career at McDonald’s, and often states that the experience transformed her professional and personal life.
Since 2005, Rosemary has owned The Spann Group, Inc., a meeting and event management company. Her relationship with McDonald’s remains, as they are one of her clients.
Rosemary enjoys gatherings with family and friends. Great food. Arts and Movies. Traveling to new places to explore food and culture.
2017 – 2021: Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
TEDx Naperville, Speaker Advisor
Events Industry Council: Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)
Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce