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Board of Trustees

Officers

David F. Gorter ’80, Chairman
William A. Lowry ’84, Vice-Chairman
Claudia Wyatt-Johnson ’69, Secretary

Charter Trustees

Earl J. Barnes II ’86 (2023)
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Amita Health

Charles M. Brennan III (2025)
Mettawa, Illinois

William G. Brown (2026)
Hobe Sound, Florida

John D. Carruthers ’78 (2025)
Senior Business Analyst (ret), US Bank

David A. Castagnetti ’84 (2022)
Founder, Mehlman Castagnetti

William Connell (2024)
Lake Forest, IL

Doni Fordyce-Urfirer ’81 (2025)
President and Chief Operating Officer, Stone Key Group

David F. Gorter ’80 (2023)
President, SSU Corporation

James M. Hunter ’71 (2023)
Richmond Hill, Georgia

Robert D. Krebs (2024)
Lake Forest, Illinois

Randall S. Lauer ’81 (2024)
Independent Trustee, HPS Corporate Lending Fund

William A. Lowry ’84 (2023)
President and Managing Shareholder,
Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie & Lowry, P.C.
Cook County Commisioner of the 3rd District

Mark A. Nagle (2023)
President, Czarnowski Display Service Inc

Craig Omtvedt (2025)
Lake Forest, Illinois

Joanne Storkan (2026)
Executive Producer and President, Honest Engine Films

Stephen C. Strelsin (2025)
Managing Partner (ret.), Axiom Consulting Partners

Alexander D. Stuart (2024)
President, North Star Investments

Sean W. Thomas ’81 (2026)
Director, Contracts and Negotiations Executive, Alight Solutions LCC

Claudia Wyatt-Johnson ’69 (2023)
Founding Partner, Partners in Performance Inc.

National Trustees

M. Mercedes Badia-Tavas (2025)
Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Devon C. Bruce (2022)
Partner, Power Rogers & Smith, LLP

Jessica Q. Coleman ’89 (2026)
Vice President, Investment Management Division:
Goldman Sachs & Company, LLC

Robert W. Crawford Jr. (2023)
Chairman, Brook Furniture Rental

Geoffrey M. Curtis ’97 (2026)
Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Chief Communication Officer;
Horizon Pharma, PLC

Niel J. Donnelley '84 (2026)
Major Account Manager, R.R. Donnelley

Karen S. Frost ’89 (2026)
Senior Vice President, Health Strategy & Solutions; Alight Solutions

Marisue Lacher (2024)
Lake Forest, Illinois

Shao-Lee Lin (2023)
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ACELYRIN, INC

K. Scott Meloun '81 (2026)
Naples, Florida

Martino R. Moore ’99 (2023)
Executive Director on the Institutional Salestrading desk, Morgan Stanley

Robert S. Murley (2023)
Vice Chairman, Credit Suisse

Dr. Angelique L. Richard ’85 (2023)
Acting Senior Vice President for Hospital Operations; Chief Nursing Executive for the Rush System; Vice President, Clinical Nursing and Chief Nurse Officer for Rush University Medical Center and the Associate Dean for Practice, Rush University College of Nursing

Mark W. Shadle ’84 (2026)
Managing Director, Global Corporate Affairs; Zeno Group

Life Trustees

Daniel D. Dolan Jr. ’80
Owner/Managing Member; Dolan, McEniry Capital Management, LLC

Russell W. Fisher
Chairman, Biofit Engineered Products

James P. Gorter
Green Bay Management Company

John S. Lillard
Chairman (ret.), Wintrust Financial Corporation

Paula P. Lillard
Lake Forest, Illinois

David B. Mathis ’60
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (Retired), Kemper Group

Marian P. Pawlick
Lake Bluff, Illinois

Lorna Pfaelzer
Lake Bluff, Illinois

Rhoda A. Pierce ’60
Highland Park, Illinois

Ex Officio Trustees

Jeffrey J. Anderson
President, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management

Susan DuMont  ’07
President, Lake Forest College Alumni Council

Jill M. Baren
President, Lake Forest College

Bylaws of Lake Forest College

Upcoming Meetings

FY 2022-2023

  • June 2-3, 2022  in-person
  • October 27-28, 2022  in-person
  • December 2, 2022  Zoom
  • February 24, 2023  Zoom

FY 2023-2024

  • June 1-2, 2023  in-person
  • October 26-27, 2023  in-person
  • December 1, 2023  Zoom
  • February 23, 2024  Zoom

FY 2024-25

  • June 6-7, 2024  in-person