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Board of Directors

Representative of a cross-section of the Illinois legal community, PILI's Board of Directors is the governing body responsible for the overall management of the organization. Members of the board come from law firms, corporations and law schools as well as representatives from our Participating Agencies at which we place PILI Law Student Interns and Fellows and foundations that support PILI. Representatives from our two most recent Intern and Fellow classes and representatives from our Alumni Network Leadership Council and Young Professionals Board also serve as non-voting members of the Board of Directors.

OFFICERS

President
Daniel B. Lange
Vedder Price

Treasurer
Mark O'Meara
Chapman and Cutler

Vice President
Kyle A. Petersen
Seyfarth Shaw

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Michael H. Cramer
Ogletree Deakins

Secretary
Lisa J. McCraw
Deere & Company

Immediate Past President
John J. Bourke
Attorney at Law

Directors

John J. Amberg, Northern Trust
Kimball R. Anderson, Winston & Strawn LLP
Kimberly Barton, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Myles D. Berman, Foley & Lardner LLP
Sarah M. Bernstein, Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
Traci M. Braun, Attorney at Law
Perry J. Browder, Simmons Hanly Conroy
David K. Callahan, Latham & Watkins LLP
Honorable Alison C. Conlon, Circuit Court of Cook County
Susan J. Curry, The University of Chicago Law School
Thomas E. Dutton, Greenberg Traurig LLP
David T. Erie, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
William V. Essig, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Kevin M. Fee, ACLU of Illinois
Louis E. Fogel, Jenner & Block LLP
Sheila Frederick, United Airlines, Inc.
Matthew T. Furton, Locke Lord LLP
Charles P. Golbert, Cook County Public Guardian
Paul E. Greenwalt III, ArentFox Schiff LLP
Tracy Hannan, Exelon Corporation
Janelle Ibeling, Sidley Austin LLP
Jonathan S. Jennings, Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP
Maureen Kieffer, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Brad Lane, Crowell & Moring LLP
Elizabeth P. Lewis, McDermott Will & Emery
Stephen D. Libowsky, Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips, LLP
Michael J. Lohnes, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
C. Vincent Maloney, Perkins Coie LLP
Patricia McCarthy, LexisNexis
William C. Meyers, Goldberg Kohn Ltd.
Ronald L. Ohren, Baker McKenzie
J. Damian Ortiz, University of Illinois Chicago School of Law
Melissa O. Picciola, Legal Aid Chicago
Ann E. Pille, Reed Smith LLP
Benjamin M. Rhode, Ropes & Gray LLP
Cuyler Robinson, Charles River Associates
Kristen C. Rodriguez, Dentons US LLP
Mark P. Rotatori, Jones Day
Frederick Snow, First American Bank
Patrick Spangler, Vedder Price
David B. Sudzus, Attorney at Law
Barry C. Taylor, Equip for Equality
Kevin A. Thompson, Levin Ginsburg
Wendy Vaughn, Northern Illinois University College of Law
Joshua G. Vincent, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Christopher G. Wells, Office of the Illinois Attorney General
Marisa Wiesman, Prairie State Legal Services
Honorable Lisa Y. Wilson, Tenth Judicial Circuit
Susan L. Zielke, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid

Life Directors

Thomas B. Dorris
Nancy Felton-Elkins
Richard J. Hess
Roslyn C. Lieb
Thomas H. Morsch
Maureen Mosh
Mary Ann O'Connor
Richard F. O'Malley, Jr.
James A. Rolfes
Lee Ann Russo
Nikki Will Stein

Representatives

Intern & Fellow Representatives:
Ryan Ortiz, University of Illinois Chicago School of Law (2022 Intern)
Christopher J. Blythe, Jenner & Block LLP (2022 Fellow)

Liaisons:
Corinne Biller, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP (Young Professionals Board)
Nidhi D. Narielwala, Norton Rose Fulbright (Alumni Network Leadership Council)

If you are interested in learning more about the work of PILI's Board of Directors or how to get involved, contact PILI's Executive Director, Michael G. Bergmann, by email or at 312-832-5129.

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