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Chicago Wilderness Trust Board

President: Peter Layton, The Tallgrass Group, LLC
Treasurer: Thomas E. Beck, Thomas E. Beck & Associates, Inc.
Trust Board Members:
Michelle Carr, The Nature Conservancy – Illinois
Craig Hubert, CDH Corporation (emeritus)
Elizabeth Kessler, McHenry County Conservation District
Greg Mueller, Chicago Botanic Garden
Arnold Randall, Forest Preserve District of Cook County
Non-voting, ex officio member of the board:
Suzanne Malec-McKenna, Executive Director, Chicago Wilderness

Chicago Wilderness Executive Council

Chair: Arnold Randall, Forest Preserve District of Cook County
Vice-Chair: Elizabeth S. Kessler, Executive Director of McHenry County Conservation District
President, Chicago Wilderness Trust: Peter Layton, The Tallgrass Group, LLC
Ex Officio: Suzanne Malec-McKenna, Executive Director, Chicago Wilderness

Audubon – Chicago Region
Rebeccah Sanders

Bluestem Communications
Jennifer Browning

Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
John Barrett

Center for Humans and Nature
Brooke Hecht, Gavin Van Horn, Anja Claus

The Chicago Academy of Sciences and its Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Deborah Lahey, Allen Lawrance

Chicago Botanic Garden
Greg Mueller, Bob Kirschner

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Jason Navota, Nora Beck

Chicago Park District
Cathy Breitenbach, Byron Tsang

Chicago Wilderness Corporate Council
James Jerozal, Chair

Chicago Wilderness Trust
Peter Layton, President

Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo
Stuart Strahl, Jo-Elle Mogerman

DePaul University, Environmental Science Program
Liam Heneghan, Barbara Willard

The Field Museum
Mark Bouman, Doug Stotz

Forest Preserves of Cook County
Arnold Randall, Cathy Geraghty

Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Erik Neidy

Forest Preserve District of Kane County
Monica Meyers

Forest Preserve District of Will County
Ralph Schultz

Dennis Dreher

Hey and Associates
Jeff Mengler

Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Jim Herkert, Lynn Boerman, Nancy Williamson

Illinois Natural History Survey
Brian Anderson, Thomas Benson 

Illinois Nature Preserves Commission
Steven Byers

Kendall County Forest Preserve District
Jason Pettit, Megan Andrews

Lake County Forest Preserves (IL)
Jim Anderson

Liberty Prairie Foundation
Brad Leibov

Lincoln Park Zoo
Marybeth Johnson

Loyola University Chicago, Center for Urban Environmental Research & Policy
Aaron Durnbaugh, Nancy Tuchman

McHenry County Conservation District
Elizabeth Kessler, Kevin Ivers

McHenry County Conservation Foundation
Nancy Williamson, Yvonne Semel

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
David St. Pierre, Allison Fore, Manju Sharma

The Morton Arboretum
Gerard Donnelly, Nicole Cavender, Lydia Scott

National Parks Conservation Association
Lynn McClure, LeAaron Foley

Nicor Gas
Jim Jerozal

The Nature Conservancy – Illinois
Bob Moseley, Susan Donovan, Michelle Carr, John Legge

Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission
Ty Warner, Kathy Luther

Gerald Adelmann, Lenore Beyer-Clow

Shirley Heinze Land Trust
Kristopher Krouse, Dale Engquist

Sierra Club, Illinois Chapter
Jack Darin, Cindy Skrukrud, Katrina Phillips

University of Illinois at Chicago
David Wise, Mary Ashley, Joel Brown, Henry Howe

US Army Corps of Engineers
Lynne Whelan

US Department of Energy, Argonne National Laboratory
John Krummel, Casey Sullivan

US Fish and Wildlife Service
Louise Clemency, Shawn Cirton, Kris Lah, John Rogner

USDA Forest Service
Lynne Westphal, Wade Spang

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Rand Briggs, Don McCallon

USDI National Park Service/Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Paul Labovitz, Lynda Lancaster, Kimberly Swift

The Wetlands Initiative
Paul Botts

Honorary Members
George Rabb, President Emeritus, Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo
Laurel Ross, Former Chicago Wilderness Chair
Dale Engquist, Former Chicago Wilderness Trust President