My grandfather was able to enter this country as an immigrant farmer from Italy in 1920’s. He came with little and worked incredibly hard to provide his family with an identity that would flourish for generations. His courage unlocked creativity & passion that has added immeasurable value to hundreds of thousands of guest & employee lives over past seven decades. It is with great pride that my family and myself continue his legacy as we grow and care for our teammates & our guests at Home Run Inn Pizza.
Home Run Inn pizza is an iconic Chicago Pizza Company dating back to 1927. The company currently owns and operates nine Chicago land restaurants and two USDA factories that supply frozen pizzas to retailers in more than thirty states. The current operations also include a fully branded licensed Home Run Inn Pizza concept in Chicago’s Midway Airport. Dan Costello, the CEO of Home Run Inn, leads an executive team focused on building a cohesive strategy for both the restaurant and frozen manufacturing divisions. A family owned and operated company; Dan is a 4th generation family member dedicated to growth and development of his family business enterprise. He holds a BS degree from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Chicago graduate program. He is an active member of Young Presidents Organization and serves on the board of directors of the Illinois Restaurant Association and the Management Association of Illinois. Dan is also an active advisor for both North Lawndale College Prep, a charter school, dedicated to providing high quality education to underprivileged students in the inner-city neighborhoods of Chicago and Feed My Starving Children, a faith based organization aimed at nourishing the poorest of the poor in under-developed third world countries. He is the father of five children and currently lives in Clarendon Hills with his wife Julia. Dan & Julia are active with various charitable organizations and committees affiliated with their local community, schools, & parish. to healthcare reform and the health information exchange. Whitaker also served as a faculty member at Rush University Medical Center, where she earned additional certification as a clinical hypertension specialist and numerous grants to help the medical industry understand the needs of marginal populations living with chronic conditions. The Stanford Patient Education and Research Center certified her as a master trainer in self-management of chronic disease. In her position as chair and CEO of NextLevel Health, Whitaker provides strategic direction to the executive leadership team, focusing on altering the care delivery system by bringing the “medical home” to the “member’s home.”