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David Lacine

Chair

After 34 years in the insurance industry, Dave sensed the call to develop C12 Groups in the Chicago area.  Dave brings to C12 experience in agency expansion and growth, mergers and acquisitions, as well as small business growth and planning.  He has held positions as president of two different firms and is also a past president of the largest insurance state association for independent agents in Illinois.

Along with his business background, Dave has been involved in leadership with small groups, couples groups, marriage ministry, and has led retreats for leaders with a focus on spiritual disciplines and development.   Dave has also mentored high school students, and has served as president of the board for Emmaus Ministries in Chicago, which ministers to broken lives of men in the inner city.  Dave’s passions also includes short term missions which has taken him to China and, more recently, working with church leaders in the Dominican Republic.

Dave’s desire is to see leaders in business develop to their true capacity not only in the business world, but personally and spiritually, to be all that God has called them to be.

Dave and Robin, his wife of 39 years, reside in Downers Grove and have two grown children, along with 4 grandchildren.  They are members and active in leadership at Christ Church of Oak Brook.

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Gary Masching

Chair

With more than 35 years of experience in general business and strategy consulting as well as C-level positions with two consumer products companies, Gary Masching has joined The C12 Group as an Area Chair in the region that spans from  northwest suburbs of Chicago to Rockford, IL.  As a C12 Chair, Gary will develop and facilitate peer groups of Christian business CEOs and owners who meet on a monthly basis to learn, encourage and hold one another accountable as they strive to successfully lead their businesses and  personal lives as Christ followers.  Gary’s background uniquely qualifies him for this role.  Gary’s background includes:

  • 11 years with the CPA firm of McGladrey.  As a partner, Gary consulted with small/medium-size clients in a variety of industries, and served as Personnel Partner in their Schaumburg, IL office.
  • 14 years with VTech Industries, a U.S. subsidiary of VTech Limited, a publicly-held consumer electronics manufacturer and distributor in Hong Kong.  Gary held positions as CFO, COO and President/CEO.
  • 8 years with Digital Innovations, LLC, a developer and distributor of consumer electronic products, based in Arlington Heights, IL.  Gary served as CFO/COO and as President/CEO.
  • 2 years as Managing Director of Giraffe, LLC, a strategic planning consulting firm.

Besides Gary’s extensive business experience and facilitation skills, Gary and his wife Peg are members of Willow Creek Community Church where they have attended since 1983.  During those years Gary has served with Promiseland, the Cars ministry, the Traffic Team, Financial Peace University, and the Construction Team in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.  Gary has served on mission trips to Mexico through the Compassion and Justice ministry and participates in and facilitates men and couples small groups.
Gary and his wife Peg have been married for 39 years and live in Elgin, IL.  They have two children and three grandchildren.

Gary can be contacted at 847-910-3859 or gary.masching@c12group.com

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After 34 years in the insurance industry, Dave sensed the call to develop C12 Groups in the Chicago area.  Dave brings to C12 experience in agency expansion and growth, mergers and acquisitions, as well as small business growth and planning.  He has held positions as president of two different firms and is also a past president of the largest insurance state association for independent agents in Illinois.

Along with his business background, Dave has been involved in leadership with small groups, couples groups, marriage ministry, and has led retreats for leaders with a focus on spiritual disciplines and development.   Dave has also mentored high school students, and has served as president of the board for Emmaus Ministries in Chicago, which ministers to broken lives of men in the inner city.  Dave’s passions also includes short term missions which has taken him to China and, more recently, working with church leaders in the Dominican Republic.

Dave’s desire is to see leaders in business develop to their true capacity not only in the business world, but personally and spiritually, to be all that God has called them to be.

Dave and Robin, his wife of 39 years, reside in Downers Grove and have two grown children, along with 4 grandchildren.  They are members and active in leadership at Christ Church of Oak Brook.

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With more than 35 years of experience in general business and strategy consulting as well as C-level positions with two consumer products companies, Gary Masching has joined The C12 Group as an Area Chair in the region that spans from  northwest suburbs of Chicago to Rockford, IL.  As a C12 Chair, Gary will develop and facilitate peer groups of Christian business CEOs and owners who meet on a monthly basis to learn, encourage and hold one another accountable as they strive to successfully lead their businesses and  personal lives as Christ followers.  Gary’s background uniquely qualifies him for this role.  Gary’s background includes:

  • 11 years with the CPA firm of McGladrey.  As a partner, Gary consulted with small/medium-size clients in a variety of industries, and served as Personnel Partner in their Schaumburg, IL office.
  • 14 years with VTech Industries, a U.S. subsidiary of VTech Limited, a publicly-held consumer electronics manufacturer and distributor in Hong Kong.  Gary held positions as CFO, COO and President/CEO.
  • 8 years with Digital Innovations, LLC, a developer and distributor of consumer electronic products, based in Arlington Heights, IL.  Gary served as CFO/COO and as President/CEO.
  • 2 years as Managing Director of Giraffe, LLC, a strategic planning consulting firm.

Besides Gary’s extensive business experience and facilitation skills, Gary and his wife Peg are members of Willow Creek Community Church where they have attended since 1983.  During those years Gary has served with Promiseland, the Cars ministry, the Traffic Team, Financial Peace University, and the Construction Team in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.  Gary has served on mission trips to Mexico through the Compassion and Justice ministry and participates in and facilitates men and couples small groups.
Gary and his wife Peg have been married for 39 years and live in Elgin, IL.  They have two children and three grandchildren.

Gary can be contacted at 847-910-3859 or gary.masching@c12group.com

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Our Members Say It Best

C12 is the largest and fastest growing Peer Advisory Group experience in the United States. Why?  The C12 Group is not a business Bible study. It's not a professional networking group or a guest speaker forum. It's a movement of Christian business leaders truly changing the world in and through the marketplace.

Click on the videos of Members below to hear why they have chosen the C12 Group.

Meeting Information

Chicagoland Key Players Group
Downers Grove Marriott Suites

Chair:

Gary Masching

Meeting Type:

Key Players Group

Meeting Time:

9 AM - 4 PM on the 2nd Thursday of every month

Location:

Downers Grove Marriott Suites
1500 Opus Place
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Fox Valley
The Highlands of Elgin

Chair:

Gary Masching

Meeting Type:

C12 Group

Meeting Time:

9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of every month

Location:

The Highlands of Elgin
875 Sports Way
Elgin, IL 60123

Naperville
Chicago Marriott Naperville

Chair:

David Lacine

Meeting Type:

C12 Group

Meeting Time:

9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Thursday of every month

Location:

Chicago Marriott Naperville
1801 North Naper Boulevard
Naperville, IL 60563

Downers Grove
Chicago Marriott Suites

Chair:

David Lacine

Meeting Type:

Key Players Group

Meeting Time:

9 AM - 4 PM on the 2nd Thursday of every month

Location:

Chicago Marriott Suites
1500 Opus Place
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Burr Ridge
Chicago Marriott Southwest

Chair:

David Lacine

Meeting Type:

C12 Group

Meeting Time:

9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of every month

Location:

Chicago Marriott Southwest
1200 Burr Ridge Parkway
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

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