Executive Board

Brant Hromadka, President

Brant was elected Lodge 15 President in April 2018 after serving as Vice President.

Michael Michienzi, Vice President


Michael has been with the Romeoville Police Department since January 2002. He supervises the Traffic Unit and is a graduate of Northwestern University Traffic Reconstructionist School. He is also a Crime Scene Investigator and a former Field Training Officer. He now serves in the Traffic Unit as the Traffic Sgt. Michael was elected as Treasurer in October 2013 and appointed Vice President in April 2018.

Brian Truhlar, Secretary


Brian has been with the Romeoville Police Department since January 2002. He was assigned to the Tactical Unit and spent over 7 years in that position. He also is on the Will County Sheriff's Department Special Operations Group (SOG) as a Tactical Operator. Brian was a Field Training Officer while he was assigned to the Patrol Division. He is a Range Officer and teaches numerous areas within Law Enforcement. Brian was promoted to Sgt. in October 2014. Brian was elected as lodge Secretary in June of 2014. Brian continues to strive to encourage member participation in annual events and charity events for Lodge supported activities. 

Daniel Zakula Jr., Treasurer


Daniel has been with Romeoville Police Department since 2006.  His assignments have included Patrol, Tactical Unit, and State Police Auto Theft Task Force; and is currently assigned to the Investigations Division as a Detective.  Daniel conducts police and civilian training on several topics, and is very active in many functions of the Department.  He joined Lodge 15's Board in February 2018.  In addition to his role of Treasurer, he also created and maintains the Lodge's website.

Gary Augustine, Sergeant-At-Arms


Gary has been an officer with the Romeoville Police Department since July 2001. He has served as a Tactical Officer, Firearms Instructor and was assigned to the Will County CPAT narcotics task force for several years. He also received the prestigious Officer of the Year Award in 2002 for his outstanding work within the department. Gary is also a board member for Joliet Wish Upon A Star assisting terminally ill children. Gary joined the FOP Board in June 2015 as Trustee at that time.

Daniel Ponzi, Trustee


Daniel started his law enforcement career in 2008 with Charlotte Mecklenburg (NC) Police Department.  He briefly worked for Hodgkins PD before finding his home at Romeoville PD in 2013.  He is currently assigned to the Patrol Division and is a firearms instructor and defensive tactics instructor.

Michael O'Connor, Trustee


Mike has been with the Romeoville Police Department since April 2012. He is currently assigned to the Tactical Unit and spent approximately 4 years in that position.  Mike is a certified Evidence Technician, Juvenile Officer, and Bicycle Patrol Officer.  He is a Frank Knapp Cook County Sheriff’s Award Winner and is also a Romeoville Police Department Medal of Honor recipient. Mike looks to increase member participation an increase the Lodge’s positive footprint within the community.