Board of Directors

The University of Illinois Foundation Board of Directors is the governing body of our organization. The Board is responsible for identifying and supporting our mission and selecting our chief executive.

The Board consists of a regular membership of 18 to 24 elected directors, chosen by our nationwide membership. Once elected, a Board member serves as a regular director for a term of three years.

Officers of the Board

Chair

Alan D. Feldman ’74, MBA ’76
(Retired) Chairman, President & CEO, Midas, Inc.

Chair-Elect

Kay M. Schwichtenberg ’84
President & CEO, Central Life Sciences

Immediate Past Chair

Gregory B. Lykins ’69
Chairman, First Busey Corporation

President/CEO

James H. Moore, Jr.

Secretary

Jacquline N. Schweighart ’03, EdM ’09

Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer

Christine C. Devocelle MBA ’13

Chief Investment Officer

Ellen J. Ellison

Legal Counsel

Wesley W. Curtis ’83, JD ’86

Governing Directors

Donald E. Bielinski ’71
Managing Partner, SMB Interim Management, LLC

Anthony G. DiTommaso ’74, MS ’77
Managing Partner, Ecvall, LLC

Laura L. Fraley ’77, MS ’79
Principal, Greenway Family Office, LLC

Juanita F. Francis ’70
President, F2 Family Foundation

John A. Giuliani ’83
President & CEO, Conversant, Inc.

Karen M. Golz ’76 
(Retired) Global Vice Chair, Ernst & Young Global Limited

Mary Kay Haben ’77
(Retired) President, North America, William Wrigley Jr. Co.

G. Stephen Irwin MD ’77
(Retired) President & Chairman, The Center for Outpatient Medicine

Mannie L. Jackson ’60
(Former) Chairman, Harlem Globetrotters

Gail Veasman Kellogg ’65
(Retired) Consultant, Hewitt Associates

Stuart L. Levenick ’76
(Retired) Group President, Caterpillar, Inc.

Leon J. Loichle MA ’71
(Retired) Global Personnel Development Manager, Ford Motor Company

Jean M. Manning ’72, MBA ’78, JD ’83
Emeritus Chief Counsel for Employment, United States Senate

Steven L. Miller ’67
Chairman & President, SLM Discovery Ventures, Inc.

Saul J. Morse ’69, JD ’72
Attorney, Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP

Richard C. Osborne MBA ’73
Senior Managing Director, Madison Industries

Mark A. Pytosh ’86
President & CEO, CVR GP, LLC

José L. Santillan ’80
Senior Securities Compliance Examiner, Industry Expert, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

Khawar M. Siddique ’94, MD ’98
CEO, Beverly Hills Spine Surgery, Inc.

Paul T. Tucker ’70, MS ’71, PhD ’75
(Retired) Corporate Vice President, Computer Sciences Corporation

Ex-officio Directors

Avijit Ghosh
Interim Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Comptroller, University of Illinois

Timothy L. Killeen
President, University of Illinois

Timothy N. Koritz ’78 
Chair, University of Illinois Board of Trustees 
Staff Anesthesiologist, OSF St. James Hospital, Pontiac IL

Steve Van Arsdell ’72, MAS ’73
Chair, University of Illinois Alumni Association
(Retired) Chairman & CEO, Deloitte & Touche, LLP

Life Directors

James M. Benson ’68
Chairman, Benson Botsford, LLC

Gary K. Bielfeldt ’58, MS ’59
Managing Partner, Bielfeldt & Company, LLC 

Henry B. Blackwell II ’52
(Retired) Counsel, Baker & Daniels, LLP

Alice C. Campbell JD ’43
(Retired) Treasurer, The Robert Campbell Company

Doris K. Christopher ’67
Founder & Chairman, The Pampered Chef, Ltd.

Richard G. Cline ’57
Chairman, Hawthorne Investors, Inc.

James R. DeBord ’69, MS ’71, MD ’74
President, Peoria Surgical Group, Ltd.

Jane Phillips Donaldson ’65, MS ’67
Partner, Phillips Oppenheim

David J. Downey ’63, JD ’66
President, The Downey Group, Inc.

W. Robert Felker ’74
Partner, Gator Trading

Louis A. Friedrich ’67
(Retired) Principal, Bernstein Global Wealth Management

John A. Georges ’51
(Retired) Chairman & CEO, International Paper Company

Phillip C. Goldstick ’53
(Retired) Chairman of the Board, G. Equity Investment Group, Ltd.

Fred F. Guyton, Jr. ’61
(Retired) Chairman, Peckham Guyton Albers & Viets, Inc.

Shahid R. Khan ’71
President, Flex-N-Gate Corporation

Robert Klaus ’57
President, Klaus Companies

R. Eden Martin ’62
Of Counsel, Sidley Austin, LLP

William C. Merchantz ’79
(Retired) President & CEO, Lakeview Technology, Inc.

Joseph A. Piscopo ’65
(Retired) Chairman, Pansophic Systems, Inc.

Roger L. Plummer ’64
President, Plummer & Associates Consulting

Gayl S. Pyatt ’64
(Retired) Attorney, Gayl Simonds Pyatt, Attorney at Law

Jane Hayes Rader ’54
(Retired) Commissioner, Illinois Human Rights Commission

Edwin A. Scharlau II ’66, MS ’68, PhD ’74
Vice Chairman, Busey Bank

George T. Shapland ’55
President, Shapland Management Company

Bernard Shaw ’66
(Retired) Principal Washington Anchor, CNN

Michael T. Tokarz ’71, MBA  ’73
Chairman, The Tokarz Group, LLC

Carl L. Vacketta ’63, JD ’65
(Retired) Senior Counsel, DLA Piper, LLP (U.S.)