David (Dave) Surina
Regional Manager of Community Affairs
Dave Surina is a Regional Manager of Community Affairs with Nicor Gas, the largest natural gas distributor in Illinois, which is headquartered in Naperville. In this role, Dave proactively engages with local elected officials and other municipal and community leaders in DuPage, Will, Grundy and Kendall Counties to build and maintain positive relationships in support of Nicor Gas’ construction and operations work. Dave began working for Nicor Gas in 2007 where he spent 12 years in the Land Management Department where he served in various roles of increasing responsibility before moving to his current role in the Community Affairs Department in 2019.
Dave is a member of several chambers of commerce organizations and business associations within the four-county region he serves in his role as Regional Manager of Community Affairs and has served on the board of directors for economic development organizations in northern Illinois. Through community outreach and enrichment programs supported by Nicor Gas, Dave is actively involved with many local charitable, educational and community support organizations and programs including United Way and Junior Achievement.
Prior to joining Nicor Gas, Dave worked for several Chicago-based law firms in the areas of real estate and business law as a senior paralegal and was the owner and managing broker of a small residential real estate firm in DuPage County. Dave has held an Illinois Real Estate Brokers license for more than 20 years and is also a member of the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors.
Dave received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Roosevelt University and is also a graduate of the Evelyn T. Stone College of Professional Studies – Paralegal Program at Roosevelt. He has lived in Naperville for more than 20 years with his wife and daughter.