Vice President of Business Development
Devon Hubbard started her career at Exemplar Financial Network six years ago planning and organizing all of the events offered to Exemplar representatives and clients. Her natural ability to multi-task many projects at once makes Devon a strong leader and allowed her to move into the role of Vice President of Business Development where in addition to creating seamlessly run events, she develops strategic partnerships with other industry leaders and assists in recruiting new talent to Exemplar. Devon is excited to provide an enjoyable experience for Exemplar clients and gets great satisfaction when Exemplar advisors take something they learn at educational events and implement that knowledge to help their clients and help grow their practice.
A lifelong resident of Crystal Lake, Devon is extremely passionate about her community. She feels it is her responsibility to contribute to the success of future generations and does so volunteering with many organizations throughout McHenry County. She is particularly passionate about CASA and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of McHenry County and their advocacy for the community’s youngest members. Devon admires the positive impact these organizations make on the lives of children caught in the vicious cycle of abuse and neglect. As a board member of CASA and volunteer with Big Brothers and Big Sister, Devon uses her background in event planning to help them fundraise and create opportunities to bring awareness to the mission and vision of these incredible organizations. In addition, Devon also volunteers time on the selection committee for Leadership of Greater McHenry County as well as Vice Chair of the Crystal Lake Young Professionals and also serves on the Crystal Lake Centennial Committee which is honoring the city’s 100th birthday with a year of celebrations and events. The Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce honored Devon with the Presidential Award of Excellence in 2012 for her tireless involvement in the community she loves.
When Devon is not putting together outstanding events for Exemplar or one of her community organizations she enjoys boating, reading, attending Chicago sporting events or just spending time with her fiancé Shaun and their dogs, Oliver and Cody and cat, Miss Cleo. Devon is the oldest of six children and adores her big, loving family. One day she hopes to be remembered as someone who put others first, was kind to strangers, generous to those in need and most importantly honest and loyal to the people she loves.
Getting to know Devon:
Favorite Quote: Twenty Years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover ~Mark Twain
Best Piece of advice Devon has received: Treat others as you want to be treated
Favorite holiday: Halloween
What has been Devon’s biggest accomplishment: Traveling to over 20 countries by herself, co-chairing the Crystal Lake YP's and growing the group, Graduating from Leadership Greater McHenry County and running a successful campaign to get her brother Cameron elected to city council.