Board of Directors

  • Chairman

    Steve Van Arsdell '72 BUS, MAS '73 BUS, Urbana-Champaign

    • Chairman and CEO, Deloitte & Touche LLP (Retired)
    • Naperville, IL
    • Board Committees: Executive (Chair)
  • Vice Chairman

    William D. Forsyth III '86 BUS, Urbana-Champaign

    • President and Founder, Frontier Partners, Inc.
    • Winnetka, IL
    • Board Committees: Audit, Executive, Finance (Chair), Nominating
  • Immediate Past Chairman

    William Stratton '85 LAS, Urbana-Champaign

    • Partner, White, Roberts & Stratton, Inc. Executive Search Consultants
    • Chicago, IL
    • Board Committees: Executive

Directors

  • Amy Linton Barklam '94 BUS, Urbana-Champaign

    • Ockham, Surrey, England
  • Pat Basu '00 ENG, Urbana-Champaign

    • Senior VP of Market Strategy & Business Development, Optum, United Health Group
    • Chicago, IL
    • Board Committees: Nominating
  • Angela Boeker Eckert '94 ACES, Urbana-Champaign

    • Vice President, Retail Operations, Eckert’s Country Store and Garden Center
    • Belleville, IL
  • Alfred G. Harms Jr. '71 LAS, Urbana-Champaign

    • Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    • Sanford, FL
  • Michael Harring ’72 LAS, Urbana-Champaign

    • Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, North America, John Deere (Retired)
    • Moline, IL
    • Board Committees: Advocacy
  • Karen Hasara BA ’72 LAS, MA ’92 PAA, Springfield

    • Mayor of Springfield (Retired)
    • Springfield, IL
    • Board Committees: Nominating (Chair)
  • Robert G. Kennedy '78 ENG, Urbana-Champaign

    • President and Co-CEO, C-SPAN
    • Great Falls, VA
    • Board Committees: Audit, Nominating
  • John F. Ochoa '78 AA, Chicago

    • President and CEO, FGM Architects, Inc.
    • Hinsdale, IL
    • Board Committees: Nominating
  • Prabha Parameswaran '89 BUS, JD '93 LAW, Urbana-Champaign

    • Senior Corporate Counsel, Complex Transactions – Legal, Accenture
    • Evanston, IL
    • Board Committees: Audit (Chair)
  • Debbie Roberts ’87 LAS, Urbana-Champaign

    • President East Zone, McDonald’s Corporation
    • Burr Ridge, IL
    • Board Committees: Audit
  • Julie Scott '85 BUS, Urbana-Champaign

    • President, CEO and Founder, CTS Holdings, Inc.
    • Chicago, IL
  • Peter Skosey MUPP '93 CUPPA, Chicago

    • Executive Director of State Government Affairs, BNSF Railway
    • Chicago, IL
    • Board Committees: Advocacy
  • Randall F. Witter MPA '82 PAA, Springfield

    • President, Cook-Witter, Inc.
    • Springfield, IL
    • Board Committees: Advocacy (Chair)

Ex Officio Members

  • Michael D. Amiridis

    • Chancellor, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Thomas R. Bearrows '79 LAS, JD '82 LAW, Urbana-Champaign

    • University Counsel, University of Illinois
  • Alan Feldman ’74, MBA ’76, Urbana-Champaign

    • Chair of the University of Illinois Foundation
  • Avijit Ghosh

    • Interim CFO, University of Illinois
  • Robert J. Jones

    • Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Timothy L. Killeen

    • President, University of Illinois
  • Susan J. Koch

    • Chancellor, University of Illinois Springfield
  • Jennifer Neubauer

    • President, University of Illinois Alumni Association
  • Jill Smart '81 BUS, Urbana-Champaign

    • Board of Trustees Representative, University of Illinois