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WHO WE ARE

David Heiser

David Heiser is our Co-Founder and President.   Mr. Heiser is a Police Officer with the Northbrook Police Department and a graduate of the Center for Public Safety at Northwestern University.  He holds the title of Senior Tournament Director with the US Chess Federation.
 

Sheila Heiser

Sheila Heiser is our Co-Founded and Executive Director.  Mrs. Heiser has extensive experience working in the non-profit sector and holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from DePaul University.

 

Sam Palatnik, International GrandMaster

GM Palatnik learned chess while growing up in Ukraine where he became the Executive Director of the Ukrainian National Chess Academy in Kiev and Vice-President of the Ukraine Chess Federation.   He is considered one of the world's best chess coaches and has coached two world champions, gold- and silver-medal winning teams from Ukraine, India, Argentina, and the United States and the 2007 Denker Tournament of High School Champions winner. With his close friend GM Lev Albert, they authored a 7-volume comprehensive chess course that our school curriculum is based on.

 

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