Jill Belconis is the first woman to have been elected YPO International Chairman in the organization’s 60-year history. The Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) is a not-for-profit, global network of 20,000 CEOs. In her role as the “Leader of Leaders,” she traveled around the world motivating the CEOs and presidents of major companies.
Starting her career with a sales position in IBM Corporation, Jill was the first woman to be hired in the data processing division of her branch and exceeded all expectations in her first year. Then, changing fields, Jill became a residential mortgage loan officer – when interest rates peaked at 16% – quickly becoming the top producer and then moving into management where she honed her leadership skills.
For the past 20 years, Jill has served as the president of Shelter Mortgage Company and has successfully expanded the organization nationwide. Under her leadership, the company has formed more than 60 mortgage partnerships with real estate companies, builders, and relocation companies. Now, as the industry leader, Shelter Mortgage continues to grow with mortgage volumes exceeding $2 billion per year. Recognized as an expert in the field, Jill delivers keynote addresses at national conferences.
Jill will share her business expertise, leadership skills, and life experiences, demonstrating that she leads with her heart, not just her head. Jill is genuine and connects with every audience, both men and women. Her high energy and authentic personality are inspiring, and her powerful messages bring value and insight to everyone she reaches.
Jill resides in Chicago and is the proud mother of three wonderful kids: two boys and one girl.