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Board of Trustees


Officers of the Board of Trustees

George A. Vinyard '71
Vice President and General Counsel
ExteNet Systems, Inc
Lisle, Illinois

Thomas L. Brown '79
Vice Chair
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
RLI Corporation
Peoria, Illinois

Willie G. Brown
Vice Chair
Retired Executive Vice President 
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company 
Bloomington, Illinois

Herbert A. Getz '77
Vice Chair
Aspen Creek Partners Inc.
Naperville, Illinois

Jean M. Baird '80
Vice President of Operations
State Farm Insurance Companies
Columbia, Missouri

Robert E. Field '67
Field Law Firm
New Lenox, Illinois


Members of the Board of Trustees


Richard S. Ames
Spouse: Anne

Command Plastic Corporation


Jean M. Baird '80
Spouse: Bill

Vice President of Operations
State Farm Insurance Companies


Phyllis Barker '73

Director of Volunteer Services
Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly, Chicago Chapter


Thomas L. Brown '79
Spouse: Cairy

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
RLI Corporation


Willie G. Brown

Retired Executive Vice President
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company


Cathy T. Carswell '65
Spouse: Bruce

Former President
Kappa Kappa Gamma


Michael A. Clark '76
Spouse: Jane ' 75

Sidley Austin LLP


Mary E. Crego '79
Spouse: Paul

Senior Vice President
State Farm Insurance Companies


Ceasar Douglas Jr. '75
Spouse: Gigi

Chair and Jim Moran Professor of Management
College of Business
Florida State University


John S. Esch '79
Spouse: Cynthia

Esch, Wieland and Nour


Judith E. Favell '66
Spouse: James

Chief Executive Officer
AdvoServ, Inc.


Robert E. Field '67
Spouse: Jenny

Field Law Firm


Todd M. French '93



David W. Gaffron
Spouse: Barbara

Retired Pastor
Wesley United Methodist Church


Herbert A. Getz '77
Spouse: Susan '77

Aspen Creek Partners, Inc.


Marsha A. Guenzler-Stevens '78
Spouse: Randy

Director of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life
University of Maryland


Thomas O. Hansen '82
Spouse: Kathleen

Founder and Chairman
Tom O. Hansen Sales Associates


John S. Horton '82
Spouse: Joann

Managing Director
BCC Industrial Services, Inc.


Daniel E. Jameson '80
Spouse: Kathleen

Vice President - Marketing, Government Affairs & Municipal Services
Republic Services, Inc.


Richard M. King, II '67
Spouse: Cheryl '68

President and CEO
Kittleman & Associates, LLC


Rebie R. Kingston H'96
Spouse: Michael

Former Director, Office of Guidance
Detroit Public Schools


W. Thomas Lawrence '80
Spouse: Lee

Tax Managing Partner
Ernst & Young LLP


Kathy Larey Lewton '70
Spouse: John Deats

Lewton, Seekins & Trester


Ann E. Marquis-Fisher '82
Spouse: Alan


Thomas C. McKinney, Jr. '76
Spouse: Darryl

St. Louis Pediatric Association


Barbara J. Nathan '80
Spouse: Alvin '80

Executive Director
Community Cancer Center & Foundation


Thomas J. Neis '70
Spouse: Marilyn '71

Neis Insurance Company, Inc.


Gregory V. Palmer

Resident Bishop
Great Rivers Conference
United Methodist Church


Steven A. Ring '79
Spouse: Jennifer A. Gallagher

Vice President - Administration & Development
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.


J. William Roberts '64
Spouse: Carole

Managing Partner
Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP


Ronald L. Ruecker '66
Spouse: Bonnie ' 65

Retired Senior Physician
Internal Medicine Subspecialty Associates


Edward B. Rust, Jr. '72, H'94
Spouse: Sally

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
State Farm Insurance Companies


James A. Shirk
Spouse: Linda

Beer Nuts, Inc.


Dale H. Spiess '66
Spouse: Carol '66

Retired Senior Vice President
NOVA Chemicals


Timothy J. Szerlong '74
Spouse: Pam

Worldwide Field Operations, CNA Financial Corporation


Carlina Tapia-Ruano '77, H'04
Spouse: Jeffrey Gunn

Tapia-Ruano & Gunn P.C.


Michael L. Tipsord '81
Spouse: Connie

Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer
State Farm Insurance Companies


Byron S. Tucci '66

Managing Director, Investments
Wells Fargo, LLC


George A. Vinyard '71
Spouse: Judy Shepelak

Vice President & General Counsel
ExteNet Systems, Inc.


Steven J. Wannemacher '73
Spouse: Deb '74

Heritage Enterprises, Inc.


David G. Wilkins '74
Spouse: Lois '75

Associate General Counsel
The Dow Chemical Company


Richard F. Wilson
Spouse: Pat

Illinois Wesleyan University


L. Tracy Wych '77

Retired Managing Director and Regional Head of Group Audit Americas
Deutsche Bank AG

Honorary Trustees

The Earl of Buckinghamshire
London, England

Robert T. Fleming ’45
Normal, Illinois

Howard F. Fricke '60, H'09 and Sharon Fricke '60
Du Parc Reno, Nevada

Kenji Tanaka H’91
Tokyo, Japan

Kent W. '62 and Sue Wallace
Dallas, Texas


Emeritus Trustees


Flora Harris Armstrong ’43
Bloomington, Illinois

Rex James Bates H’97
Sequim, Washington

Marvin D. Bower ’45
Bloomington, Illinois

Helen Goldsworthy Campbell
Dunlap, Illinois

Melba M. Campbell ’37
Boca Raton, Florida

Ronald B. Cate ‘54
Wildrose, Wisconsin

Rev. David P. Dees ’49
Bloomington, Illinois

Gilbert L. Dorsey '62
Bloomington, Illinois

Robert E. Evans ’62 
Worcester, Massachusetts

John Goldrick
Bloomington, Illinois

Craig C. Hart H'08
Hudson, Illinois

E. Hugh Henning H’94
Muskego, Wisconsin

J. Richard Hull ’55
Sarasota, Florida

John E. Jordan ’57
Urbana, Illinois

Roger S. Joslin
Bloomington, Illinois

Parker Kemp
Lexington, Illinois

Garry D. Kinder ’55
Dallas, Texas

The Hon. John W. Maitland, Jr.
Bloomington, Illinois

Davis U. Merwin H’91
Bloomington, Illinois

Dominick Monge ’40
Fairfield, Illinois

Robert E. Page ’58, H’86
Rancho Santa Fe, California

Robert M. Reardon H’02
Bloomington, Illinois

John W. Remo ’58
West Lafayette, Indiana

Sidney G. Smith ‘60
Carbondale, Illinois

John C. Stutzman ‘54
Bloomington, Illinois

Anne Colwell Tryon
Frankfort, Michigan

Martha Coolidge Wetzel ‘52
South Pasadena, California

Michael Thompson - Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness

Department - Institutional Effectiveness