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 Ames

Richard S. Ames
Spouse: Anne

Command Plastic Corporation

Jean Baird

Jean M. Baird '80
Spouse: Bill

Vice President of Operations
State Farm Insurance Companies

Phyllis Barker

Phyllis Barker '73

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

Thomas Brown

Thomas L. Brown '79
Spouse: Cairy

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
RLI Corporation

Willie Brown

Willie G. Brown

Retired Executive Vice President
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

Cathy Carswell

Cathy T. Carswell '65
Spouse: Bruce

Former President
Kappa Kappa Gamma

Michael Clark

Michael A. Clark '76
Spouse: Jane ' 75

Sidley Austin LLP

Mary Crego

Mary E. Crego '79
Spouse: Paul

Senior Vice President
State Farm Insurance Companies

Ceasar Douglas

Ceasar Douglas Jr. '75
Spouse: Gigi

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

John Esch

John S. Esch '79
Spouse: Cynthia

Esch, Wieland and Nour

Judith Favell

Judith E. Favell '66
Spouse: James

Chief Executive Officer
AdvoServ, Inc.

Robert Field

Robert E. Field '67
Spouse: Jenny

Field Law Firm

Todd French

Todd M. French '93


David Gaffron

David W. Gaffron
Spouse: Barbara

Retired Pastor
Wesley United Methodist Church

Hert Getz

Herbert A. Getz '77
Spouse: Susan '77

Aspen Creek Partners, Inc.

Marsha Guenzler Stevens

Marsha A. Guenzler-Stevens '78
Spouse: Randy

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

Thomas Hansen

Thomas O. Hansen '82
Spouse: Kathleen

Founder and Chairman
Tom O. Hansen Sales Associates

John Horton

John S. Horton '82
Spouse: Joann

Managing Director
BCC Industrial Services, Inc.

Daniel Jameson

Daniel E. Jameson '80
Spouse: Kathleen

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

Richard King

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

President and CEO
Kittleman & Associates, LLC

Rebie Kingston

Rebie R. Kingston H'96
Spouse: Michael

Former Director, Office of Guidance
Detroit Public Schools

Thomas Lawrence

W. Thomas Lawrence '80
Spouse: Lee

Tax Managing Partner
Ernst & Young LLP

Kathy Lewton

Kathy Larey Lewton '70
Spouse: John Deats

Lewton, Seekins & Trester

Ann Marquis Fisher

Ann E. Marquis-Fisher '82
Spouse: Alan

Thomas McKinney

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

St. Louis Pediatric Association

Barbara Nathan

Barbara J. Nathan '80
Spouse: Alvin '80

Executive Director
Community Cancer Center & Foundation

Tom Neis

Thomas J. Neis '70
Spouse: Marilyn '71

Neis Insurance Company, Inc.

Bishop Palmer

Gregory V. Palmer

Resident Bishop
Great Rivers Conference
United Methodist Church

Steven Ring

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 Ruecker

Ronald L. Ruecker '66
Spouse: Bonnie ' 65

Retired Senior Physician
Internal Medicine Subspecialty Associates

Ed Rust

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

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
State Farm Insurance Companies

James Shirk

James A. Shirk
Spouse: Linda

Beer Nuts, Inc.

Dale Spiess

Dale H. Spiess '66
Spouse: Carol '66

Retired Senior Vice President
NOVA Chemicals

Timothy Szerlong

Timothy J. Szerlong '74
Spouse: Pam

Worldwide Field Operations, CNA Financial Corporation

Carlina Tapia Ruano

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

Tapia-Ruano & Gunn P.C.

Michael Tipsord

Michael L. Tipsord '81
Spouse: Connie

Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer
State Farm Insurance Companies

Byron Tucci

Byron S. Tucci '66

Managing Director, Investments
Wells Fargo, LLC

George Vinyard

George A. Vinyard '71
Spouse: Judy Shepelak

Vice President & General Counsel
ExteNet Systems, Inc.

Steven Wannemacher

Steven J. Wannemacher '73
Spouse: Deb '74

Heritage Enterprises, Inc.

David Wilkins

David G. Wilkins '74
Spouse: Lois '75

Associate General Counsel
The Dow Chemical Company

Dick Wilson

Richard F. Wilson
Spouse: Pat

Illinois Wesleyan University

Tracy Wych

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