SSA 13: Commissioners

Special Service Area (SSA) #13, also known as the Stockyards Industrial Park, is one of the most storied areas in the Midwest. Immortalized in Upton Sinclair’s novel, The Jungle, the Stockyards is largely responsible for the births of the communities that surround the area.
Every Commissioner serves for a 2-year term and must renew at least 3 months prior to their commission expiring if they wish to remain as Commissioners.

Current Commissioners


James Matanky, Matanky Realty, SSA #13 Chairman,

Mr. Matanky is President of the Matanky Realty Group Company and heads the development, redevelopment and brokerage arms of the company. Mr. Matanky graduated with honors from the University of Illinois with degrees in finance, accounting and law and earned an honors graduate degree in law from Cambridge University, Cambridge, England.

Peter Testa, Testa Produce

Mr. Testa is the President of Testa Produce, the first LEED Platinum Certified foodservice company in the United States. Testa distributes to Chicagoland's foodservice entities including restaurants, hotels, hospitals, schools, country clubs, sports venues, and catering services. To date, Testa services hundreds of customers and that number continues to grow. They are always willing to work with their customers to make sure their services are the best fit for client needs.

Barry Rosenthal, Vantage Oleochemicals

Mr. Rosenthal is the Regional Human Resources Manager for Vantage Oleochemicals, where he has developed “best-in-class” HR policies/procedures for implementation at the company’s various locations.

Phil Gordon, Engineered Glass Products

Mr. Gordon is the Director of Community Relations for EGP. Today, EGP is a global leader in glass technologies. They deliver unparalleled products, services and value to their customers, making them a clear choice for high tech glass solutions. Their commitment to continuously improving products and services for customers and providing a desirable work environment for employees has always been and will always be their mission.

Lynn Wasielewski, Richwill Enterprises, Inc

Mrs. Wasielewski  is a Corporate Officer for Richwill Enterprises. For nearly 40 years, Richwill Warehouse and Distribution has been providing quality service to customers in the food industry who rely on them for their warehousing, distribution and freight-consolidation needs.

Matt Rogatz, Chicago Industrial Real Estate

Mr. Rogatz is the President of Chicago Industrial Real Estate. Over the course of his career, Matt has completed over 200 industrial real estate transactions exceeding 3.5 million square feet and totaling over $225,000,000. Matt has been named a “Top 40 Under 40 in Real Estate Chicago and became a recognized top producer at Paine/Wetzel-ONCOR International. Due to his real estate expertise, Matt has been hired on various occasions as a consultant by the City of Chicago, the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority and many local real estate attorneys.