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    Gov. Branstad announces department director, boards and commissions appointments PDF Print E-mail
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    Written by Office of the Governor of the State of Iowa   
    Tuesday, 03 March 2015 14:59

    (DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today announced appointments to fill Iowa’s boards and commissions, and executive branch department directors.

    The following appointees’ term begins on May 1, 2015, unless otherwise noted, and are subject to Senate confirmation.

     

    Director of Department on Aging

    Ms. Donna Harvey

     

    Director of Department of Corrections

    Jerry Bartruff (effective immediately)

     

    Superintendent of Division of Credit Unions

    Ms. JoAnn Johnson

     

    Director of Department of Cultural Affairs

    Ms. Mary Cownie

     

    Director of Department of Economic Development Authority

    Ms. Debi Durham

     

    Director of Iowa Finance Authority

    Mr. David Jamison

     

    Director of Department of Human Services

    Mr. Charles Palmer

     

    Director of Department of Inspections and Appeals

    Mr. Rod Roberts

     

    Director of Iowa Law Enforcement Academy

    Mr. Arlen Ciechanowski

     

    Director of Department of Management

    Mr. David Roederer

     

    Director of Department of Revenue

    Ms. Courtney Kay-Decker

     

    Director of State-Federal Relations

    Mr. Doug Hoelscher

     

    Property Assessment Appeal Board

    Mr. Stewart Iverson, Chairperson, Clarion

    Ms. Karen Oberman, Clive

     

    Racing and Gaming Commission

    Ms. Dolores Mertz, Algona

    Ms. Kristine Kramer, New Hampton

     

    Board of Regents

    Ms. Mary Andringa, Mitchellville

    Ms. Patricia Cownie, Des Moines

    Ms. Rachael Johnson (student), Sioux City

     

    Transportation Commission

    Mr. David Rose, Clinton

     

    Utilities Board

    Ms. Geri Huser, Chairperson, Altoona

     

    Accountancy Examining Board

    Ms. Cheryl Critelli, West Des Moines

    Mr. Robert Snodgrass, Creston

    Mr. Tommy Thompson, Jefferson

     

    Commission on Aging

    Ms. Betty Grandquist, Des Moines

    Ms. Carole Dunkin, Clinton

     

    Agriculture Development Board

    Ms. Annette Townsley, Letts

     

    Alcoholic Beverages Commission

    Ms. Rachel Eubank, Des Moines

     

    Architectural Examining Board

    Mr. Bruce Bassler, Ames

    Ms. Linda Alfson Schemmel, West Des Moines

     

    Board of Athletic Training

    Ms. Rita Perea, Des Moines

    Mr. Thomas Green, Clive

     

    Iowa Autism Council

    Mr. Brandon Arkland, Webster City

    Ms. Erica Hertel, Homestead

    Ms. Jenny Phan, Ankeny

    Mr. Steven Muller, Altoona

    Ms. Theresa Croonquist, West Des Moines

     

    Board of Barbering

    Ms. Thi Truong, Ankeny

     

    Board of Behavioral Science

    Ms. Amy Crow Sunleaf, Dubuque

    Ms. Sarah McElhaney, Ankeny

    Mr. Wade Leuwerke, Indianola

     

    Commission for the Blind

    Ms. Sandra Ryan, Ames

     

    Boiler and Pressure Vessel Board

    Ms. Susan Oltrogge, Des Moines

     

    Capital Investment Board

    Mr. Thomas Bernau,Des Moines

     

    Child Advocacy Board

    Mr. Bruce Johnson, Cedar Rapids

     

    Board of Chiropractic

    Dr. Aaron Martin, Ankeny

    Dr. Randall Stange, Orange City

    Ms. Stephanie Netolicky, Ankeny

     

    City Development Board

    Ms. Barbara Brown, Cedar Falls

    Mr. Jay Howe, Greenfield

     

    Civil Rights Commission

    Ms. Angela Williams, Urbandale

    Ms. Patricia Lipski, Washington

    Mr. Robert Hosford, West Des Moines

     

    Commission on Community Action Agencies

    Ms. Anna Hilpipre, Brooklyn

    Ms. Kelly Busch, Creston

    Mr. Marc Lindeen, Mt. Pleasant

     

    Iowa Comprehensive Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Fund Board

    Ms. Karen Andeweg, Urbandale

    Ms. Dawn Carlson, Dallas Center

     

    Board of Corrections

    Mr. Michael Coleman, Waterloo

    Mr. John Chalstrom, Cherokee

    Mr. Lawrence Kudej, Swisher

    Ms. Lisa Hill, Johnston

     

    Board of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences

    Mr. Don Nguyen, Des Moines

     

    County Finance Committee

    Mr. Grant Veeder, Waterloo

    Ms. Jane Heun, Jefferson

    Mr. Russell Hopp, George

     

    Credit Union Review Board

    Ms. Becky Zemlicka, Waukee

    Mr. Dave Cale, Johnston

    Ms. Lorraine Groves, Sioux City

    Mr. Timothy Marcsisak, Atlantic

     

    Cultural Trust Board

    Mr. Randy Lewis, Davenport

    Ms. Tiffany Tauscheck, Clive

     

    Commission of Deaf Services

    Ms. Mary Dyer, Glenwood

     

    Board of Dentistry

    Ms. Lori Elmitt, Johnston

    Ms. Nancy Slach, West Branch

    Dr. William McBride, Dubuque

     

    Board of Dietetics

    Mr. Brian Smith, Des Moines

    Mr. Steven Kury, West Des Moines

     

    Drug Policy Advisory Council

    Ms. Jane Larkin, Ames

    Mr. Warren Hunsberger, Clive

     

    Early Childhood Iowa State Board

    Ms. Betty Zan, Cedar Falls

    Ms. Brook Rosenberg, Des Moines

    Ms. Jean Stadtlander, Manning

    Ms. Katherin Averill, Fort Dodge

    Mr. Michael Bunde, Denison

    Mr. Robert Ockerman, Adel

    Ms. Shaun Ward Taylor, Waukee

    Ms. Sigrid Lane, Waterloo

    Mr. Terry Harrmann, Des Moines

     

    Economic Development Authority

    Mr. Daniel White, Dubuque

    Mr. David Bernstein, Sioux City

    Ms. Jennifer Cooper, Des Moines

    Ms. Lisa Hull, Clarinda

     

    State Board of Educational Examiners

    Ms. Brenda Garcia, Muscatine

    Mr. Dan Dutcher, Waukee

    Mr. Larry Hill, Thompson

     

    Electrical Examining Board

    Mr. Todd Cash, Mason City

     

    Elevator Safety Board

    Ms. Amy Infelt, Coralville

    Mr. Marvin Schumacher, Denver

     

    Iowa Emergency Response Commission

    Ms. Julie Waltz, Winterset

    Mr. Bob George, West Des Moines

     

    Engineering and Land Surveying Examining Board

    Ms. Laura Sievers, Rock Rapids

    Ms. Lisa VanDenBerg, Johnston

     

    Environmental Protection Commission

    Mr. Joe Riding, Altoona

    Ms. Mary Boote, Des Moines

    Ms. Nancy Couser, Nevada

    Mr. Ralph Lents, Menlo

     

    Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board

    Mr. James Albert, Urbandale

    Ms. Saima Zafar, West Des Moines

     

    Finance Authority Board of Directors

    Ms. Darlys Baum, Burlington

    Ms. Martha Bell, Atlantic

     

    Flood Mitigation Board

    Mr. John Torbert, West Des Moines

    Ms. Lorraine Glover, Waterloo

     

    Great Places Advisory Board

    Mr. Donald Zuck, Ankeny

    Ms. Gayle Redman, Gowrie

    Ms. Kerri Kuiper, Lehigh

    Mr. Trevor Toft, Schaller

     

    HAWK-I

    Mr. Eric Kohlsdorf, Des Moines

    Ms. Kelly Renfrow, Johnston

     

    Hearing Aid Dispensers Board

    Ms. Dorothy Walters, Norwalk

     

    Higher Education Loan Authority

    Mr. John Hartung, Indianola

     

    Council on Human Services

    Ms. Phyllis Hansell, Des Moines

    Mr. Samuel Wallace, Des Moines

     

    Interior Design Examining Board

    Mr. Andy Crabb, Ventura

    Mr. Jay Reyhons, Ankeny

    Ms. Jennifer Brand, Huxley

    Ms. Serena Zwanziger, Janesville

     

    Board of Iowa Innovation Corporation

    Ms. Georgia Van Gundy, Waukee

    Ms. Kathryn Kunert, Des Moines

     

    IPERS

    Mr. David Creighton, Des Moines

     

    Landscape Architectural Examining Board

    Mr. David Fjare, Council Bluffs

    Mr. Samuel Jones, Cedar Rapids

     

    Law Enforcement Academy Council

    Mr. David Lorenzen, Waukee

    Ms. Nancy Bodnar, Peosta

     

    Lottery Authority Board of Directors

    Mr. Connor Flynn, Des Moines

    Ms. Mary Rathje, Marion

     

    Board of Medicine

    Dr. Kyle Ulveling, Carroll

    Ms. Mary Romanco, Pleasantville

    Dr. Charles Wadle, West Des Moines

     

    Mental Health and Disability Services Commission

    Ms. Jennifer Sheehan, Clarion

    Ms. Jody Eaton, Newton

    Mr. John Parmeter, Des Moines

    Mr. Patrick Schmitz, Kingsley

    Ms. Rebecca Schmitz, Fairfield

     

    Mental Health Risk Pool Board

    Mr. Andrew Nielsen, Ankeny

    Ms. Linda Dunshee, Urbandale

    Mr. Patrick Schmitz, Kingsley

    Mr. Rick Larkin, Fort Madison

     

    Board of Mortuary Science

    Mr. Bradley Hawn, Spencer

    Ms. Norene Mostkoff, Waukee

     

    Commission of Native American Affairs

    Ms. Crystal Davis, Waterloo

    Ms. Kelly Montijo Fink, Hiawatha

    Ms. Vicky Apala-Cuevas, Davenport

     

    Natural Resource Commission

    Mr. Dennis Schemmel, Grimes

    Mr. Richard Francisco, Lucas

     

    Board of Nursing

    Ms. Kathryn Dolter, Dubuque

     

    Board of Nursing Home Administrators

    Ms. Char Schlepp, Coon Rapids

    Mr. David Chensvold, Marion

    Ms. Donna Dolan, Olin

    Ms. Patrice Herrera, Ankeny

    Ms. Patricia Hoffman-Simanek, Cedar Rapids

     

    Board of Optometry

    Dr. Mark Mentzer, Ely

    Dr. Monique Root, Urbandale

     

    Board of Pharmacy

    Mr. Edward McKenna, Storm Lake

    Dr. Jason Hansel, Bettendorf

     

    Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy

    Ms. Rachel Judisch, Lake View

    Mr. Robert Palmer, West Des Moines

     

    Board of Physicians Assistants

    Mr. Dennis Janssen, Clive

    Ms. Teresa Armstrong, Story City

     

    Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board

    Mr. Jason Hayes, Norwalk

    Ms. Susan Pleva, Woodward

    Ms. Toni Knight, Ankeny

     

    Board of Podiatry

    Mr. Donald Shurr, North Liberty

    Mr. Travis Carlson, Hiawatha

    Dr. Erin Nelson, Ames

     

    Prevention of Disabilities Policy Council

    Ms. Cheryll Jones, Bloomfield

    Mr. Christopher Atchison, Iowa City

    Ms. Susan Lerdal, Urbandale

    Ms. Tracy Keninger, Des Moines

     

    Board of Psychology

    Dr. Brandon Davis, Grinnell

    Dr. Matthew Cooper, West Des Moines

     

    Real Estate Appraiser Examining Board

    Ms. Amanda Luscombe, Holstein

    Ms. Joan Scotter, Marion

     

    Real Estate Commission

    Mr. Terry Duggan, Dubuque

    Ms. Carol Haines, West Burlington

     

    Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Board

    Mr. Al Hillgren, Stuart

    Ms. Carol Balvanz, Hubbard

    Ms. Diane Dennler, Mason City

    Mr. John Maynes, Norwalk

    Mr. Mark Cobb, Brighton

     

    Respiratory Care Board

    Ms. Kathleen Parris, Audubon

    Ms. Lisa Kingery, Casey

     

    School Budget Review Committee

    Ms. Gretchen Tegeler, West Des Moines

     

    Board of Sign Language Interpreters and Transliterators

    Ms. Tailyn Kaster, West Des Moines

    Ms. Stephanie Lyons, Ankeny

     

    Board of Social Work

    Mr. Mark Hillenbrand, West Des Moines

    Mr. Neil Nelsen, Indianola

     

    Soil Conservation Committee

    Mr. Kevin Pope, Mason City

    Ms. Linda Querry, Red Oak

    Mr. Sherman Lundy, Cedar Falls

     

    Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology

    Ms. Denise Renaud, Iowa Falls

    Mr. John Tysklind, West Des Moines

     

    Board of Tax Review

    Mr. David Erickson, Des Moines

     

    Technology Advisory Council

    Mr. Tim Peterson, Des Moines

     

    Title Guaranty Division Board

    Ms. Judy Hilgenberg, Guthrie Center

     

    Commission on Tobacco Use Prevention and Control

    Mr. Chad Jensen, Carroll

     

    Commission of Veterans Affairs

    Mr. Gary Wattnem, Mason City

    Ms. Kathleen Myers, Graettinger

    Mr. Ronald Langel, Ankeny

    Mr. Steven Hyde, Marshalltown

     

    Board of Veterinary Medicine

    Ms. Christine Bean, Marathon

    Mr. Curtis Youngs, Ames

     

    Vision Iowa Board

    Ms. Cathy Reece, Chariton

    Ms. Charese Yanney, Sioux City

    Ms. Emily Schirmer, Des Moines

    Mr. Merlin Bartz, Grafton

    Ms. Stacie Mitchell-Gweah, Des Moines

     

    Workforce Development Board

    Mr. Andrew Roberts, Urbandale

    Mr. Joe Greving, Johnston

     

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    Gov. Rauner Announces Appointments PDF Print E-mail
    News Releases - Civic News & Info
    Written by Catherine Kelly   
    Tuesday, 03 March 2015 12:22

    Governor Bruce Rauner announced today he has filled four seats on the Illinois Racing Board.

    Name: Shelley Kalita

    Position: Commissioner – Illinois Racing Board

     

    Governor Bruce Rauner has selected Shelley Kalita, 62, of Chicago to serve as a commissioner on the Illinois Racing Board. It’s a return to the Illinois Racing Board for Kalita, where she worked in various capacities for 33 years.

    Kalita worked at the board from 1977 to 2010. She began her career there as a forensic chemist and was promoted to laboratory director in 1988. In that position she directed drug testing programs in Illinois horse racing and managed all aspects of lab testing and administrative operations. She also testified as an expert on drug matters in horse racing. From 2002 to 2010, she was the board’s general counsel. In this capacity she was the legal adviser to the executive director, board members and staff. She also prepared and tried license hearings.

    Currently, Kalita is the owner of her own law firm, the Kalita Law Group P.C. She focuses on practicing immigration and family law.

    Kalita earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in zoology. She holds a master’s degree in forensic science from the University of Illinois, Chicago and a law degree from DePaul University.

     

     

     

    Name: Travis Swoope

    Position: Commissioner – Illinois Racing Board

     

    Governor Bruce Rauner has selected Travis Swoope, 42, of Chicago to the Illinois Racing Board.

    Swoope is currently an account executive for Microsoft, where he manages client relationships for the company’s Midwest accounts. He has worked for Microsoft for more than nine years, and in this position, Swoope is responsible for $25 million in annual revenue.

    Prior to his work at Microsoft, Swoope was a senior solution strategist at Centerpost Communications, which was a company that provided automated communications between companies and their customers. Swoope led sales and delivery teams in driving customer multi-channel solutions. Swoope also spent six years at Accenture where he led client engagements for large-scale financial services projects.

    Swoope is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, earning a bachelor’s degree in management. He also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.

     

     

    Name: Jeffrey Brincat

    Position: Commissioner and Chair – Illinois Racing Board

     

    Governor Bruce Rauner announced today he has selected Jeffrey Brincat, 52, of Lake Forest to the Illinois Racing Board.

    Brincat is currently the President and CEO a consumer finance company. He’s worked there for more than 15 years.

    Brincat is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He served our country for nearly seven years until 1990.

    Brincat earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in 1984. He earned an MBA from Lake Forest College in 1995.

     

    Name: Robert Muriel

    Position: Commissioner – Illinois Racing Board

     

    Governor Bruce Rauner has appointed Robert Muriel, 49, of Highland Park as a commissioner to the Illinois Racing Board.

    Muriel owns and manages a small-business litigation firm, Muriel Law Offices, LLC. His practice focuses on commercial, real estate, intellectual property, professional liability and consumer litigation. He’s owned this practice since 2005. Previously, he was a partner and owner of Nery & Muriel LLC from 2003 to 2004. Muriel has also worked at the law firms of Ungaretti & Harris and Hinshaw & Culbertson.

    Muriel was a law clerk for Judge Allen Hartman in the Appellate Court of Illinois from 1994 to 1996.

    Muriel graduated from the University of Illinois with two bachelor’s degrees in accounting and finance, and he worked as a tax consultant for two years before attending law school. He earned his law degree from Loyola University Chicago in 1993.

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    Quad City forum to be held on Saturday, March 7 PDF Print E-mail
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    Written by Jean Hessburg   
    Monday, 02 March 2015 15:00

    Local groups planning legislative forum

    DES MOINES, IA (02/26/2015)(readMedia)-- Local groups planning legislative forums

    The last of a series of legislative forums featuring Quad City state legislators will be held on:

    Saturday, March 7, 2015

    10:30 -noon

    with a special education only discussion from noon to 1:00 pm following the regular forum.

    Doors open at 10 a.m.

    Rogalski Center

    Saint Ambrose University

    518 West Locust Street

    Davenport, Iowa

    Quad City state representatives and senators are invited to attend the forum which is free and open to the public. The forum is sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the Iowa State Education Association (ISEA), the Scott County Farm Bureau, the Working Iowa Neighbors Coalition of the Quad Cities Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO), the Business and Professional Women of Davenport and the Quad Cities Area Realtor Association (QCARA).

    "This series of legislative forums has been a wonderful opportunity for concerned residents to speak directly with local legislators. The turn-out has been great, and we've had some robust discussions about issues of concerns in our area," said Toby W. Paone, ISEA UniServ Director. "We especially thank Saint Ambrose University for the use of the Rogalski Center in hosting the forums."

    For more information contact Toby Paone at 563-355-3731 (office); 563-370-3270 (cell); This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

     
    Gov. Branstad signs Senate File 257 into law PDF Print E-mail
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    Written by Office of the Governor of the State of Iowa   
    Monday, 02 March 2015 08:57

    (DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad today signed the following bill into law:

    Senate File 257: an Act relating to transportation funding by limiting the term of indebtedness for certain county projects, modifying certain permit fees, modifying the rate of the excise taxes on motor fuel and certain special fuel, establishing a fuel distribution percentage formula for certain special fuel used in motor vehicles, requiring legislative review of the fuel distribution percentage formulas, extending the repeal date of the Access Iowa Highway Plan, and including effective date provisions.

     

    The bill passed the Iowa Senate 28-21 and Iowa House on February 24, 2015, 53-46.

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    Governor Rauner Announces Appointments PDF Print E-mail
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    Written by Catherine Kelly   
    Friday, 27 February 2015 13:52

    Governor Bruce Rauner announced today he has nominated Ramon Cepeda and Jill Smart for openings on the University of Illinois’ Board of Trustees.

    Name: Ramon Cepeda 

    Position: Board of Trustees - University of Illinois

    Governor Bruce Rauner has selected Ramon Cepeda to the Board of Trustees at the University of Illinois. Cepeda is a graduate of UIC and is currently a senior vice president at Northern Trust.

    Cepeda has worked at Northern Trust since 2007. Currently, he oversees the commercial real estate group, which he created in 2010. He also works as the managing director of the wealth management division.

    Prior to his work at Northern Trust, Cepeda worked for LaSalle Bank (now Bank of America) as the first vice president in the commercial real estate group. He was responsible for construction and acquisition loans throughout the Midwest. Cepeda also worked for Second Federal Savings and Loan and Source One Mortgage.

     

    Cepeda graduated from the University of Illinois in 1990 with a degree in criminal justice. He was also selected as a Leadership Greater Chicago fellow in 2011.

     

     

    Name: Jill Smart

    Position: Board of Trustees - University of Illinois

     

    Governor Bruce Rauner has selected Jill Smart to serve on the University of Illinois’ Board of Trustees. She is a graduate of U of I and worked as an adjunct professor, and she was a guest lecturer at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Smart also has nearly 35 years of experience in human resources. 

     

    Smart worked for Accenture for most of her professional career. She retired from the company in 2014 as Chief Human Resources Officer. She was responsible for the full employee lifecycle at the global company. She was also a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee.

    Currently, Smart is the president of the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR), a non-profit organization that recognizes individuals and institutions for their work in human resources.  

     

    Smart holds an M.B.A from the University of Chicago. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

     

    Governor Rauner announced today he has made appointments to the Board of Trustees at Southern Illinois University, Eastern Illinois University and Chicago State University.

     

    Name: John Gilbert

    Position: Board of Trustees – Southern Illinois University

    Governor Bruce Rauner has selected John Gilbert, 65, of Carbondale to the Board of Trustees at Southern Illinois University. Gilbert is a life-long public servant and is currently a United States District Court Judge (senior status).

    Gilbert was appointed to the federal bench in 1992, and currently presides over criminal and civil cases. Prior to that, he was a First Judicial Circuit Court Judge for nearly five years.

    Gilbert has also served the people of Illinois as a member of the State Board of Elections, where he set policy matters for the board and presided over election challenges.

    Gilbert holds a law degree from Loyola University Chicago. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois.

     

    Name: Joel Sambursky 

    Position: Board of Trustees – Southern Illinois University

    Governor Bruce Rauner has selected Joel Sambursky, 32, of Carbondale to serve on the Board of Trustees at Southern Illinois University. Sambursky is a graduate of SIU and is the president of Liberty Wealth Management, LLC.

    Sambursky has worked at Liberty Wealth Management since 2012. Currently, he manages the day-to-day affairs of the firm including financial and investment planning, marketing and client recruitment. He also advises clients on retirement and college savings plans.

    Prior to his work at Liberty Wealth Management, Sambursky worked for Forbes Financial Group in Carbondale as a financial adviser. He advised clients and helped determine if they had adequate retirement assets and insurance policies. Sambursky also worked for the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce.

    Sambursky graduated from Southern Illinois University in 2005 with a degree in science finance and earned an MBA in 2007. He was also recognized for his athletic accomplishments during his four years on the SIU football team.

     

    Name: Amy Sholar 

    Position: Board of Trustees - Southern Illinois University

    Governor Bruce Rauner has selected Amy Sholar, 43, of Alton to serve on the Board of Trustees at Southern Illinois University. Sholar is a graduate of SIU - Edwardsville and currently owns her own law firm.

    Sholar has owned the Law Office of Amy Sholar, P.C. since 2004. Prior to owning her own law firm, Sholar worked for the City of Alton as a planning coordinator. She was responsible for community redevelopment, real estate acquisitions and zoning matters.

    Sholar was also a recipient of the 2012 Women of Distinction award.

    Sholar graduated from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville in 1998 with a degree in business administration and holds a law degree from St. Louis University.

     

    Name: Timothy Burke

    Position: Board of Trustees – Eastern Illinois University

     

    Governor Bruce Rauner has selected Timothy Burke, 65, of Evanston to become a member of the Eastern Illinois University’s Board of Trustees. Burke is a graduate of EIU and is currently a member of the EIU Foundation Board of Trustees.

    Burke is currently a project risk manager at William Blair & Company. In this role, he works on financial risk management and internal control matters. For ten years until 2012, he was the company’s CFO.

    Prior to his work at William Blair & Company, Burke worked at Arthur Andersen & Company for more than 20 years. He became partner in 1987 in the audit practice of the financial services group. He also managed a World Bank project in Indonesia focused on reforming securities industry regulations.

    Burke received his bachelor’s degree in math and master’s degree in counseling from EIU. While earning his MS, he also served the EIU community as a residence hall counselor.

     

    Name: Rev. Dr. Marshall Hatch

    Position: Board of Trustees – Chicago State University

     

    Governor Bruce Rauner has selected Rev. Dr. Marshall Hatch to join the Chicago State University Board of Trustees. Hatch has spent years in the community and in public service to help others.

    Since 1993, Hatch has been the pastor of the New Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church on Chicago’s west side. Prior to that, he served as the pastor of Commonwealth Baptist Church.

    Throughout his work in the ministry, Hatch has created and developed a number of outreach programs. He is responsible for an interfaith affordable housing development project, which built more than 200 homes for Chicago families. He also established an annual mission trip for inner-city youth.

    Hatch earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Western Illinois University. He holds a master’s degree in government from Georgetown University. Hatch also earned a doctorate and masters degree in ministry and theological studies from McCormick Theological Seminary. He was also one of four Merrill Fellows at the Harvard Divinity School in 1998.

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