Board of Directors

  • Chair

    Michael Harring ’72 LAS

    • Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, North America, John Deere (Retired)
    • Moline, IL
  • Vice Chair

    Norma J. Lauder ’71 BUS

    • Director, ILLINOIS MS Tax Program (Retired)
    • Oak Brook, IL
  • Immediate Past Chair

    William D. Forsyth III '86 BUS

    • President and Founder, Frontier Partners, Inc.
    • Winnetka, IL

Voting Directors

  • Randy L. Buhr ’90 BUS, JD ’95 LAW

    • Director, Championships and Alliances, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • Fishers, IN
  • Carrie Casper '01 FAA

    • Assistant Vice President of Advancement, Illinois Institute of Technology
    • Chicago, IL
  • Suzanne C. Dawson ’84 BUS

    • Senior Retail Executive, Former Vice President Category Merchandise Manager, Kohl's
    • Hartland, WI
  • Yonsook Enloe ’78 ENG

    • Chief Systems Engineer, Science Systems and Applications (Retired)
    • Edwardsville, IL
  • Arielle Gross Samuels '11 ENG

    • Head of Global Business Strategy & Engagement, Facebook
    • New York, NY
  • Daniel Jensen '88 ENG

    • Head of Engineering for Services, Rolls-Royce
    • Indianapolis, IN
  • Willa Lang BS ’81 LAS

    • Executive Director, Chicago Parks Foundation
    • Chicago, IL
  • Joan Mahon ’85 ACES

    • Sr. Sales Enablement Consultant, Steelcase
    • Syosset, New York
  • Amy Marcoot BS ’05 AHS

    • CEO/Owner, Marcoot Jersey Creamery LLC
    • Greenville, IL
  • Jeffrey Osuji '09 LAS, MBA '11 BUS

    • Managing Partner, MD Newsline
    • Chicago, IL
  • Harsha Sankar '19 ENG

    • Product Manager, VaynerCommerce
    • Chicago, IL
  • James Schlueter '80 MEDIA

    • Director of Technology Communications, The Boeing Company (Retired)
    • Spirit Lake, IA
  • Cedric D. Thurman '87 BUS

    • Senior Vice President/Chief Diversity Officer, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
    • Chicago, IL
  • Carrie Zalewski BS ’01 ENG

    • Chairman, Illinois Commerce Commission (State of Illinois)
    • Riverside, IL

Ex Officio Directors

  • Thomas R. Bearrows '79 LAS, JD '82 LAW

    • University Counsel, University of Illinois
  • Barry Benson

    • Vice Chancellor for Advancement, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Jennifer Dillavou '82 EDU

    • President, University of Illinois Alumni Association
  • Kay Schwichtenberg MBA '84, BUS, Chicago

    • Chair, University of Illinois Foundation
  • Robert J. Jones

    • Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Robin Kaler ‘83 MEDIA, MS ‘92 MEDIA, MBA ‘04

    • Associate Chancellor for Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign