Overlooking the Chicago River

Meet Our Board

Overlooking the Chicago River

Meet Our Board

Tensley Garris


Since 2002, Tensley Garris has served as the president of the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce & Industry, a business association providing educational, networking, and advocacy services to more than 700 members. She also serves on both the Economic Development Committee and the Industrial and Commercial Development Commission for the Village of Northbrook. She’s active with many other community organizations, including Hunger Resource Network, Chicago’s North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau, Northbrook Days, the North Suburban YMCA, and the Downtown Merchants Association. Tensley previously served as executive director of Chicago’s North Shore Convention & Visitors Bureau and was the programs director for the Evanston Chamber of Commerce. She has a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from East Carolina University in North Carolina and current lives in Northbrook with her family.