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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 1999

RYAN MAKES APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan today announced the appointment of former Senate President Philip J. Rock as the chair of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

"Phil Rock has served Illinois with distinction for many years," Ryan said. "He is committed to improving the education that our children receive and the educational opportunities available for all Illinois' citizens."

Rock, of Oak Park, served in the Illinois State Senate from 1971 to 1993 and is currently a senior partner of Rock, Fusco and Garvey, Ltd. Rock's term ends July 1, 2000 and the appointment requires Senate confirmation.

Ryan also made the following appointments:

To the Illinois Community College Board:

  • A. James Berkel, 63, of Peoria, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2001. Berkel is an independent technical consultant. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

    To the State Board of Elections:

  • Kay D. Holloway, 34, of Paris, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. Holloway is a community liaison with the Secretary of State's office. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.
  • William M. McGuffage, 59, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. McGuffage is an Attorney. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.
  • Kenneth R. Boyle, 61, of Chatham, a reappointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. Boyle is an Attorney. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.
  • Phillip R. O'Connor, 50, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. O'Connor is President of NED Midwest. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

    To the Natural Resources Advisory Board:

  • Thomas J. Mansfield, 48, of Hinsdale, an appointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Mansfield is Director for Outdoor Sports and Recreation for Vaughan Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.
  • Michael D. Kepple, 49, of Dunlap, a reappointment as chairman for a term ending January 17, 2005. Kepple is President of Kepple Healthcare Consulting, Inc. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.
  • Constance B. Newport, 48, of Highland Park, an appointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Newport is Executive Director for the Park District of Highland Park. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

    To the Board of Natural Resources and Conservation:

  • John E. Ebinger, 65, of Charleston, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Ebinger is an Emeritus Professor of Botany at Eastern Illinois University. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.
  • James Steven Kahn, 67, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Kahn is retired. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

    To the Central Midwest Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission:

  • Michael W. Rapps, 49, of Springfield, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Rapps is President of Rapps Engineering & Applied Science. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

    To the Agricultural Export Advisory Committee:

  • Cornelis D. Touw, 56, of Champaign, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Touw is Director, Consumer Products Marketing - International for Archer Daniels Midland, Co. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.
  • Bruce Leman, 58, of Roanoke, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Leman is self employed. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.
  • Paul Michael Van Halteren, 39, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Van Halteren is Director of International Sales for John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.
  • Thomas E. Bressner, 40, of Moweaqua, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Bressner is General Manager of Assumption Cooperative Grain Company. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.
  • Heather Hampton Knodle, 26, of Irving, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Knodle is the owner of H Inc. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.
  • Kathy Miller, 36, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Miller is Director of Export Sales for Columbus Foods. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.
  • Dave Lucas, 47, of Naperville, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Lucas is Director of Sales and Marketing for Roney-Oatman, Inc. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.
  • Eugene Constance, 61, of Oak Brook, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Constance is President of Excel Railcar Corp. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.
  • Stanley D. Heitz, 56, of Normal, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Heitz is Managing Director of Ag World Export, Inc. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

    To the Illinois Department of Employment Security Board of Review:

  • William J. Nolan, 64, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Nolan is President of the Chicago Police Department Fraternal Order of Police. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.
  • Michael Breslan, 64, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Breslan is President of Breslan Group, LTD. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.
  • Stanley "Stash" Drassler, Jr., 59, of Kankakee, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Drassler is retired. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

    To the Illinois Industrial Commission:

  • John W. Hallock, Jr., 52, of Rockford, a reappointment as Chairman for a term ending January 20, 2003. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.
  • Barbara A. Sherman, 47, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

    To the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority:

  • John T. McCarthy, 57, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2001. McCarthy is a Partner of Bell, Boyd & Lloyd. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

    To the Commission of Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy:

  • Christopher A. DeAngelis, 33, of Palos Park, a reappointment for a term ending June 30, 2001. DeAngelis is Assistant Vice President of Aon Re, Inc. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

    To the Health/Life Safety Committee for Illinois:

  • Berardo J. DeSimone, 73, of Elmhurst, an appointment for an unspecified term. DeSimone is the Regional Superintendent of Schools for DuPage County. The appointment does not require Senate confirmation.
  • Richard H. Dewar, Jr., 41, of Prospect Heights, an appointment for an unspecified term. Dewar is Principal of O'Donnell, Wicklund, Digozzi and Peterson Architects. The appointment does not require Senate confirmation.
  • Steven G. Guetschow, 40, of Capentersville, an appointment for an unspecified term. Guetschow is Assistant Chief - EMS Division of Algongquin Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District. The appointment does not require Senate confirmation.

    To the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women:

  • Geraldine D. Scott, 55, of Chicago, an appointment for an unspecified term. Scott is Intergovernmental Affairs/EEO Officer for Pace. The appointment does not require Senate confirmation.

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