My name is Glen Kato. I was born at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn a few decades ago. I am a product of an Oak Lawn public elementary school district and an area Catholic high school. My first job was at an Oak Lawn pizza place that closed a few years ago. That was my initial glimpse into small business and of course the art of making a stuffed pizza.
Like many generation X’rs, I have had more than one career. I have a degree in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago. I worked as a Journalist for a few years and then moved on to some corporate jobs. Those jobs had me living in a number of suburbs and Chicago neighborhoods. This allowed me to get a nice taste of the cultures of many different Chicago communities.
In the early 2000’s I moved back to Oak Lawn. I finished up a Master’s Degree in business. I got involved in the Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce. In 2009, I served as the president of the Chamber of Commerce. I was represented in the Chamber through my web design and marketing business.
I have met many people in Oak Lawn. Even though I consider myself a citizen of the world, Oak Lawn is still very much at the core of who I am.