Transition Team

Let's Build Aurora...Together

Adrienne Holloway

Assistant Professor, DePaul University

Director, Mayor-Elect Irvin Transition Team


Adrienne Merced-Holloway, Ph.D., an accomplished professional with over 15 years of experience in housing, and community development and 10 years of experience in academia teaching graduate courses in public administration and public policy, received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Northern Illinois University.  Merced-Holloway is currently the Chair of the Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board, Vice-Chair of the Northern Lights Development Corp and Member of the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry Advisory Board. She served as Communications Director for Irvin for Aurora.

Dennis Cook

President of Strive Strategies Group

Co-Chair, Mayor-Elect Irvin Transition Team


Dennis Cook is the President and Founder of Strive Strategies Group.  Dennis has worked and managed campaigns, public corporations, and public affairs in Illinois since 1997. He was a member of the Orland Community Consolidated Board of Education District 230 School Board from 2003-2011 and for 6 years served as Board President. Dennis served as Campaign Manager for Irvin for Aurora.

Alex Alexandrou

City of Aurora

Co-Chair, Mayor-Elect Irvin Transition Team


Alex is a veteran of municipal government. Having served as 10 years with the Village of Oak Park, 17 years with City of Aurora, and currently serves as the Chief of Administrative Services. He also has served as a Park Trustee for the Fox Valley Park District from 2014-2017, and one of the first elected Fox Valley Park District Commissioner in 2017.

Brian Dolan

Principal, Dolan & Murphy

Co-Chair, Mayor-Elect Irvin Transition Team


Brian Dolan, has been engaged in marketing of Industrial and Commercial Real Estate since 1977. Dolan currently is a principal in Dolan & Murphy, Inc a company formed in 1965 and has been involved in the syndication and ownership of neighborhood shopping centers and Industrial facilities. Additionally, Dolan is currently on the Board of Directors for the Northern Illinois Commercial Association of Realtors, and is on the Illinois Association of Realtors Commercial, Industrial and Investment Committee.