Millennium Magazine_9th Ed

178 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ENTREPRENEURS Supported by a BA and an MA in special education from Roosevelt University in 1972 and 2004, respectively, Jo-Anne Dobrick has excelled as president of JSD Enterprises since 2014, an organization that sponsors other companies to help them achieve their goals. Previously, she served as president of Comfort Cloth Collection, chief executive officer of Basket Classics, and consultant for the emergency and environmental practice at Laventhol & Horwath Consulting. Originally interested in teaching, Ms. Dobrick recognized that there were little jobs in the field in the early 1970s and secured a job with the Dobrick Gallery as director in 1974. She later spent over 10 years at Chicago Public Schools as a K-8 special education teacher. The author of the children’s book “Whining is Whining in Any Language” from 2013, which is available on, Ms. Dobrick is especially proud of being elected to the board of trustees of the TimeLine Theater. She also dedicated time to the Contemporary Museum of Chicago, Steppenwolf Theatre, the Chicago Art Dealers Association, the board of the Chicago Film Festival, and the Chicago Wastewater and Sewage Group, where she served as vice president. PRESIDENT JSD Enterprises Chicago, IL A respected voice in her field, Laine Schroeder Edwards has been the president and chief executive officer of PermitPros, LLC (www., a leading licensing agency for many industries, including hospitality, retail, pharmaceutical, transportation and health, since 2013. She has worked in legal management for several national retail and hospitality companies. For the last two decades, she served Pei Wei, CEC Entertainment, ClubCorp and Wingstop Restaurants, and was the managing editor of the Garland News from 2005 to 2009. Ms. Edwards is also the president and chief executive officer of Ninth Street Bridge Development, Inc., the development company of the PermitPros’ proprietary licensing management software, which tracks all matters for remote management. Notably, Ms. Edwards and PermitPros were selected as one of the 10 Top Licensing Management System (LMS) Agencies by CIOMagazine in 2019. She attributes her success to value, integrity and her love for challenges. She holds membership with the National Association of Licensing Compliance Professionals, is a member of the diversity committee at EWC and actively serves on various advisory boards. Ms. Edwards received a BS in News and Public Affairs from Oklahoma State University. PRESIDENT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER PermitPros, LLC Carrollton, TX LAINE SCHROEDER EDWARDS JO-ANNE DOBRICK