Since starting the program in 1998, Sean has seen Operation Click expand well beyond what was once a simple community-based program. Sean is dedicated to saving lives and protecting today’s teens through traffic safety means. Sean has been a police officer since 1991. As a police officer, Sean has seen over and over the impact that safe, responsible driving has with saving lives. That is what drives him to do what he does. Sean was the recipient of the “J. Stannard Baker Award” from the International Association of Chiefs of Police in 2008. The “J. Stannard Baker Award” is in recognition of a career dedicated to traffic safety initiatives. This award is issued to only one municipal police officer each year worldwide. Sean is a member of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police and sits on the statewide traffic safety board. Sean has been recognized by local civic groups and media, for his traffic safety initiatives. This is due to the success of Operation Click and also for helping to organize and oversee the Safe Kids chapter in McHenry County, Illinois. When not working his full-time job and also overseeing Operation Click, Sean enjoys spending time with his wife and two teenagers… and maybe a little golf.
Nicholas has been involved with Operation Click in many different areas while attending high school and college. He is a two-time winner of the Student of The Year award in years 2007 and 2008. In 2010 he was also given the Board Award for his outstanding work with the Operation Click program. He currently sits as the vice president of the program and oversees any of the day to day duties. When he is not in class or overseeing Operation Click, Nicholas likes to spend time with his friends and family.
Lt. Carl Baumert is a member of the Hoffman Estates Police Department. Hoffman Estates High School and James B Conant were invited to participate in Operation Click starting in the 2009/2010 school year. Carl helped coordinate the implementation of the Operation Click program at both of these high schools. Carl strongly believes this program has raised awareness of safe driving decisions for our teens. Witnessing the positive influence Operation Click has had on our high school students, moved Carl to take a more active role within Operation Click. Carl looks forward to helping this program grow, and reach more high school students across the State and beyond.
Dan is a Deputy with the Walworth County Sheriffs Office and has been with the department since 2001. The first hearing of Operation Click in the spring of 2011, Dan helped get the first chapter of Operation Click started in Wisconsin. At the first annual banquet/car giveaway in 2012, he received the Board Award for his efforts. Dan has helped promote Operation Click at the state level when he was asked to give a presentation on Operation Click at the 2012 Wisconsin Governors Conference of Traffic and Highway Safety, Also at the conference, he received a “People Who Shine Award”, recognizing his and the Walworth County Sheriffs Departments dedication to promoting safe teen driving. In his free time, Dan enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 daughters and visiting his family and friends in Door County. Dan is honored to be the first Wisconsin Board of Director Member and looks forward to working hard to helping Operation Click grow in Wisconsin and beyond.
The Operation Click Board of Directors thanks Sarah Johnston of Johnston Photography in Crystal Lake, IL. for taking the time and sharing her talents with the donation of these portraits. You can view more of Sarah’s incredible professional portraits at www.sjohnstonphotography.com