Greg Padovani attended Forest View High School in Arlington Heights and went on to college at UIC and to an MBA at DePaul University. He and his wife Char have lived in Arlington Heights since 1976 and have two children, Cassie and Greg Jr.
Greg began his military career in 1974 as a 2nd Lieutenant, U.S. Army Medical Department, Medical Service Corps before being promoted to Chief of Medical Logistics for the 92nd Evacuation Hospital in Fort Hood, Texas. He retired in 1986 at the rank of major as the Strategic Medical Intelligence Specialist at the Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center at Fort Detrick, Maryland.
Professionally, Greg founded Patient Education Newsletter System (PENS) Communications Systems, LLC providing hospitals, medical school and state Medicaid departments with the ability to provide individualized health information to recipients to help them live healthier lives. He also bring this mission to his continued work with veterans. Greg commits his time to veteran outreach and ensuring that veterans, post commanders and leaders are informed of their benefits. He is also chairman of the Arlington Heights Veteran Memorial Committee, where there are approximately 800 commemorative bricks honoring fallen soldiers from across the United States. For these efforts, Greg has received numerous awards beginning in 1981 when he was named Reserve Officer of the Year, 86th USARCOM. He also received the Village of Arlington Heights Heart of Gold Award for Community Spirit in 2012 for his significant contributions to the village, he was a top 10 nominee for the 10th Congressional District Leadership Award in 2012 that recognizes everyday heroes in the community, he was the 2013 Rotary Club International Patriot and Humanitarian Award winner for his extraordinary commitment and support of veterans, he received the President’s Award from the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce in 2015 for his outstanding work and achievements with the chamber, he was named American Legion Post 208 Legionnaire of the Year for 2015 - 2016 in recognition of his leadership, service and involvement in post functions and activities, and he was one of 200 veterans from across Illinois who was celebrated as an HONOR 200 recipient during the state’s Bicentennial celebration in 2018.
Greg also volunteers with the Memorial Day Parade/Ceremony Committee, the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, and the Village of Arlington Heights Volunteers in Police Service. On top of all of that, Greg was recently appointed to the village board by Mayor Thomas Hayes to fill a vacancy of a previous trustee. We are honored to recognize Greg Padovani for his contributions to our veteran community and are presenting this resolution to communicate our thanks and well wishes.