Aileen Naranjo

Aileen Naranjo has over 20 years of work experience. Her first career opportunity began in banking. She has worked within technology and software infrastructures for companies such as Microsoft Corporation within the Central Region Financial Consulting Services group and Central Region Support Services team as an administrator for Microsoft’s Downers Grove and downtown Wacker Drive Chicago locations. Aileen has worked for Crate and Barrel Corporate Headquarters within the Construction Department working alongside Architecture, Real Estate, Operations and Facilities departments as an administrative support. During her time with Crate and Barrel she was given an opportunity to transition into Retail Management growing from a department manager, office manager and then a floor manager. These promotions within management also branched into the CB2 retail store environment.She then took another career opportunity for Luminaire here in Chicago as an operations manager. Currently, Aileen is the business manager at Searl Lamaster Howe Architects, P.C.  The firm’s portfolio includes commercial, residential, and institutional projects. The office is a certified Female Business Enterprise (FBE) at the state level; it also holds Women Business Enterprise (WBE) status in Chicago.  Aileen oversees all aspects of the administration of the office including billing, accounts payable, health insurance oversight, benefits coordination, and the management of all project and office purchasing.