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 of the Board
    Gregory B. Lykins ’69
    Chairman | First Busey Corporation
  • Chair Elect
    Alan D. Feldman ’74, ’76 MBA
    (Retired) Chairman, President & CEO | Midas, Inc.
  • Immediate Past Chair of the Board
    Roger L. Plummer ’64
    President | Plummer & Associates Consulting
  • Foundation President
    James H. Moore, Jr.
  • Secretary
    Jacquline N. Schweighart ’03, ’09 EdM
  • Treasurer
    Walter K. Knorr
  • Legal Counsel
    Wesley W. Curtis ’83, ’86 JD

Board of Directors

  • Anthony G. DiTommaso ’74, ’77 MS
    Managing Partner | Ecvall, LLC
  • Jane Phillips Donaldson ’65, ’67 MS
    Partner | Phillips Oppenheim
  • Laura L. Fraley ’77, ’79 MS
    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 ’77
    (Retired) President & Chairman | The Center for Outpatience 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 ’71 MA
    (Retired) Global Personnel Development Manager | Ford Motor Company
  • Jean M. Manning ’72, ’78 MBA, ’83 JD
    Emeritus Chief Counsel for Employment | United States Senate
  • Steven L. Miller ’67
    Chairman & President | SLM Discovery Ventures, Inc.
  • Richard C. Osborne ’73 MBA
    Senior Managing Director | Madison Industries
  • Saul J. Morse ’69, ’72 JD
    Attorney | Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP
  • 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
  • Kay M. Schwichtenberg ’84
    President & CEO | Central Life Sciences
  • Khawar Siddique ’94, ’98 MD
    CEO | Beverly Hills Spine Surgery, Inc.
  • Paul T. Tucker ’70, ’71 MS, ’75 PhD
    Retired Corporate Vice President | Computer Sciences Corporation

Ex-Officio Directors

  • Timothy L. Killeen
    President | University of Illinois
  • William F. Stratton ’85
    Chair | University of Illinois Alumni Association

    Partner | White, Roberts & Stratton, Inc.
  • Timothy N. Koritz ’78 
    Chair | University of Illinois Board of Trustees
     
    Staff Anesthesiologist | OSF St. James Hospital, Pontiac IL

Life Directors

  • James M. Benson ’68
    Chairman | Benson Botsford, LLC
  • Gary K. Bielfeldt ’58, ’59 MS
    Managing Partner | Bielfeldt & Company LLC 
  • Henry B. Blackwell II ’52
    (Retired) Counsel | Baker & Daniels LLP
  • Alice C. Campbell ’43 JD
    (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, ’71 MS, ’74 MD
    President | Peoria Surgical Group, Ltd.
  • David J. Downey ’63, ’66 JD
    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.
  • 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, ’68 MS, ’74 PhD
    Vice Chairman | Busey Bank
  • George T. Shapland ’55
    President | Shapland Management Company
  • Bernard Shaw ’66
    (Retired) Principal Washington Anchor | CNN
  • Michael T. Tokarz ’71, ’73 MBA
    Chairman | The Tokarz Group, LLC
  • Carl L. Vacketta ’63, ’65 JD
    (Retired) Senior Counsel | DLA Piper LLP (U.S.)
  • Arthur R. Wyatt ’49, ’50 MS, ’53 PhD
    (Retired) Partner | Arthur Andersen & Co.