Board Members

Governing Board - comprised of chairpersons, chief executives and presidents of major institutions in Illinois, including representatives from business and industry, labor, agribusiness and education, as well as professional services and association management.

Board of Trustees - includes business, corporate, and institutional leaders in Illinois from industry, agriculture, finance, professional services, education, and labor.

Executive Commitee - Operational activities of the Boards are vested in the Trustee Executive Committee, which includes the Econ Illinois President and Governing Board Chair as non-voting members. Other committees of the Board include: Finance Committee; Audit Committee; Personnel Committee; Program Committees; and the Nominating Committee.

We are proud to announce 4 new board members this year!



Econ Illinois Governing Board

Chair:

Pamela C. Piarowski, CPA**
Senior Vice President Finance
BMO Harris Bank N.A.

Members:

Douglas D. Baker, Ph.D.
President
Northern Illinois University

Martin Cabrera
CEO
Cabrera Capital Markets, LLC

Donna M. Carroll
President
Dominican University

Tom Cullerton
Illinois State Senator
23rd District

Charles L. Evans
President and Chief Executive Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Michael Frerichs
Treasurer
State of Illinois

Joseph M. Guinan
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Advantage Futures 

Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D.
President
University of St. Francis

Kerry Jordan, CFA
Director of Business Development
RMB Capital 

William McNeill
CEO
HTG Capital Partners, LLC

Edward Provost
Retired
Chicago Board Options Exchange 

Christopher Shannon
Partner
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 

Michael G. Timmers
Partner
Kirkland & Ellis



Econ Illinois Board of Trustees

Chair:

William A. Testa, Ph.D.*
Vice President and Director of Regional Programs
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Members:

Robert L. Anderson *
President
Anderrob and Associates 

Cynthia Au *
Vice President Human Resources
Cabrera Capital Markets, LLC 

Karen Bourbulas
Vice President
Operations & Technology
Northern Trust 

Catherine M. Bourke
Vice President
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 

Gerald M. Brookhart
Retired 
Regional Superintendent of Schools
Peoria County Regional Office of Education 

Michael J. Conti
Chief Legal Officer
Rosenthal Collins Group, LLC

Jeffrey R. Egan *
Managing Director 
Shorebridge Capital

Julian Federle
Chief of Policy & Programs
Office of the Treasurer
State of Illinois 

Sheryl Szot Gallaher *
Director
Office of Economic Education
University of St. Francis 

John M. Geiringer
Partner
Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP

Adam Ginsburgh
Managing Director
Cumulus Funding LLC

Anne C. Kaplan, Ph.D. *
Vice President Outreach, Engagement, & Information Technologies
Northern Illinois University 

Hazel King *
President
H.A. King & Associates, Inc. 

William C. Kling
Attorney at Law/Teaching at UIC 

David L. Kohn
Executive Director of Public Affairs
Union League Club of Chicago 

Maureen Lagan
Deloitte 

Gabe Martinez
Financial Advisor & Managing Partner
West Madison Wealth Management

John Merriman
JP Morgan Securities LLC 

Michael Miroballi, CFA® *
President
Huntington Investment Company

George M. Morvis
President and CEO
Financial Shares Corporation

Jane Ott
President
North South Capital 

Alper Ozgit
PricewaterhouseCoopers 

Steven M. Perlman
Senior Vice President
Mesirow Financial 

Mike Piotrowski
Managing Partner
Marquette Associates

James M. Ratcliffe *
Retired
Vice President, Corporate Relations
R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co. 

Daniel T. Roche
Vice President
Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services

Stanley Rupnik
Chief Investment Officer
Teachers' Retirement System of Illinois 

David A. Van Vickle
Assistant Regional Director - Division of Risk Mangement Supervision
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Frank M. Whittaker
Retired
Union League Club

Gregory Williams
Managing Director & Business Development Mgr.
Wellington Management

* Member of the Executive Committee
** Ex-officio member of the Executive Committee

Executive Committee

Chair:

William A. Testa, Ph.D.
Vice President and Director of Regional Programs
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Members:

Michael Miroballi
BMO Harris Bank N.A.
Treasurer and Vice-Chair, Finance

James M. Ratcliffe
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, Retired
Secretary

Sheryl Szot Gallaher
Director, Office of Economic Education
Governors State University
Vice-Chair, Programs

Anne C. Kaplan, Ph.D.
Vice President Outreach, Engagement & Regional Development
Northern Illinois University
Vice-Chair, Personnel

Robert L. Anderson
President
Anderrob and Associates

Jeff Egan
Managing Director
RS Investments

Hazel King
President
H.A. King & Associates, Inc.

Cynthia Au
Vice President Human Resources
Cabrera Capital Markets, LLC

Ex officio Member:

Pamela C. Piarowski
Senior Vice President of Finance
BMO Harris Bank N.A.