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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2000

Ryan Makes Appointments To Boards and Commissions; Senior Staff

SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan today announced the designation of Ralph Gonzalez as Chairman of the Illinois Racing Board.

"As the longest-serving member of the Racing Board, Ralph Gonzalez has the necessary experience to lead this important board," Ryan said. "I am confident Ralph will serve the citizens of Illinois well in his new role as Chairman."

Gonzalez, 69, of Jacksonville, has been a member of the Illinois Racing Board since 1984. His designation as Chairman is effective immediately and does not require Senate confirmation.

Ryan also announced the appointment of Ralph Grayson as Senior Advisor for Public Safety in the Office of the Governor.

"Ralph has a tremendous amount of hands on experience and knowledge that will be an asset to this administration," Ryan said. "I am very happy that he has agreed to join us."

A 1972 graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Grayson has over 20 years experience as a Senior Executive in federal law enforcement. He has headed operations in Ohio, Alabama, Washington, D.C. and most recently in Chicago. Grayson, who will be based in the Governor's Chicago office, begins work immediately.

Ryan also made two top-level appointments to the Illinois Department of Military Affairs. Frank Rezac, 55, of Peoria, has been named Assistant Adjutant General - Air, and Emile Bataille, 51, of Spring Grove, has been named Assistant Adjutant General - Army. Assistant Adjutants General serve as the assistants to the Adjutant General in overseeing the Department of Military Affairs and the Illinois Air and Army National Guard.

Rezac, who holds the rank of Brigadier General, has served as the Assistant Adjutant General - Air since 1995. His reappointment was effective December 28, 1999.

Bataille, who also holds the rank of Brigadier General, is a member of the US Army Reserve serving as the Brigade Commander of the 359th Signal Brigade. He will join the Illinois Army National Guard and his appointment is effective January 18, 2000.

Both Assistant Adjutants General will earn an annual salary of $70,890. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

Ryan also made the following appointments:

To the Advanced Practice Nursing Board:

* Michelle Buck, 34, of Bloomington, an appointment for a term ending August 31, 2000. Buck is a clinical nurse specialist at Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center in Bloomington.

* Patricia Duffield, 41, of Ransom, an appointment for a term ending August 31, 2001. Duffield is a Family Nurse Practitioner with Podzamsky Medical Services.

* Rosemary Meganck, 45, of Oak Park, an appointment for a term ending August 31, 2002. Meganck is a nurse at Family Health Center in LaGrange Park.

* Janice Migon, 52, of Park Ridge, an appointment for a term ending August 31, 2003. Migon is President of Ambulatory Anesthesia Associates, Ltd.

Members of the Advanced Practice Nursing Board are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Agrichemical Facility Response Action Program Board:

* James Disney, 45, of Springfield, a reappointment for a term ending July 1, 2001. Disney is a sales manager with Rosen's Inc.

* Bruce Dorsey, 47, of Moro, a reappointment for a term ending July 1, 2001. Dorsey is President of Dorsey Family Farms.

* David Flakne, 39, of Madison, Wisconsin a reappointment for a term ending July 1, 2001. Flakne is State Government Relations Manager for Novartis Crop Protection covering Illinois and seven other mid-western states.

* Dale Ford, 59, of Forsyth, a reappointment for a term ending July 1, 2001. Ford is Managing Partner of PC Ltd. in Decatur.

* Larry Wenthold, 49, of Atkinson, a reappointment for a term ending July 1, 2001. Wenthold is General Manager of Cooperative Gas & Oil Co. in Geneseo.

Members of the Agrichemical Facility Response Action Program Board are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Rules:

* Edward J. Hoveke, 60, of Hinsdale, a reappointment for a term ending October 18, 2002. Hoveke is President of Hudson Boiler and Tank Co.

* John J. Skermont, 52, of Tinley Park, a reappointment for a term ending October 18, 2003. Skermont is Business Manager and Secretary/Treasurer of Boilermakers Union Local #1.

* Winston Trimmer, 93, of Evanston, a reappointment for a term ending October 18, 2002. Trimmer retired as Regional Manager of Maryland Casualty Company of Baltimore.

Members of the Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Rules are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Capital Development Board:

* Louis Jones, 53, of Flossmoor, an appointment for a term ending January 21, 2002. Jones is an architect and President/CEO of Louis Jones Enterprises, Inc.

Members of the Capital Development Board are paid expenses only. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

To the Chicago Transit Authority Board:

* William Dugan, 66, of Mt. Prospect, an appointment for a term ending September 1, 2002. Dugan is President and Business Manager of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #150.

Dugan will be paid $25,000 annually. His appointment requires Senate confirmation.

To the Coal Development Board:

* Donald H. Dame, 47, of Springfield, an appointment for a term ending July 1, 2003. Dame is Vice-President, Human Resources and Government Relations for Freeman United Coal Mining Company.

* Douglas M. Downing, 54, of Mascoutah, an appointment for a term ending July 1, 2003. Downing is Manager of Land Operations-West for Ark Land Company.

* Donald E. Tolva, 58, of Oak Brook, a reappointment for a term ending July 1, 2003. Tolva is CEO of BHC Company.

* Robert O. Viets, 56, of Peoria, an appointment for a term ending July 1, 2003. Viets is the former President and CEO of CILCORP, Inc. and current President of ROV Consultants, L.L.C.

Members of the Coal Development Board are paid expenses only. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Council:

* Jae Sang Yoo, 36, of Schaumburg, an appointment for a term ending May 1, 2002. Jae Sang Yoo is President of 1 Hour Cleaners.

Members of the Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Council are paid expenses only. The appointment does not require Senate confirmation.

To the Fire Fighting Medal of Honor Committee:

* Douglas Chappell, 46, of Hazel Crest, a reappointment for a term ending August 31, 2001. Chappell is Fire Chief for the Village of Hazel Crest.

* Tim Clemens, 39, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending August 31, 2000. Clemens is a firefighter/paramedic with the Wilmette Fire Department and Executive Director for the IL Professional Firefighters Association.

* David Foreman, 52, of Joliet, an appointment for a term ending August 31, 2000. Foreman is a Captain with the Joliet Fire Department.

* James M. Grady III, 46, of Frankfort, an appointment for a term ending August 31, 2001. Grady is Fire Chief for the Frankfort Fire Protection District.

* Margaret Kane, 34, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending August 31, 2000. Kane is a firefighter with the Chicago Fire Department.

* Dale R. May, Jr., 66, of Galesburg, a reappointment for a term ending August 31, 2000. May is a retired Fire Chief.

* Thomas J. O'Connell, 66, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending August 31, 2000. O'Connell is a 40-year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department and the current Executive Director of the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board.

* Robert Zamor, 49, of Libertyville, a reappointment for a term ending August 31, 2001. Zamor is Fire Chief for the Libertyville Fire Department.

Members of the Fire Fighting Medal of Honor Committee are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Health Care Cost Containment Council:

* James C. Chao, 42, of Naperville, a reappointment for a term ending September 5, 2002. Chao is President of Metro Provider Service Corporation.

* Malcolm P. Chester, 51, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending September 5, 2002. Chester is President of MPC-Consulting.

* Lois Frels, 70, of Hillsdale, an appointment for a term ending September 5, 2002. Frels, now retired, is the former President of Frels & Associates.

* Frank Gramm, 55, of Libertyville, a reappointment for a term ending September 5, 2002. Gramm is Senior V.P/General Counsel for Trustmark Insurance Company.

* Lenore E. Janecek, 55, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending September 5, 2002. Janecek is President and CEO of Lenore Janecek & Associates.

* Andrew H. Melczer, 45, of Evanston, a reappointment for a term ending September 5, 2002. Melczer is Vice-President of Health Policy Research for the Illinois State Medical Society.

* Michael Pittman, 40, of Springfield, an appointment for a term ending September 5, 2002. Pittman is President of PitGam Enterprises, Inc.

* Steven B. Scheer, 56, of River Forest, a reappointment for a term ending September 5, 2002. Scheer is Vice-President of the Illinois Hospital and Health Systems Association.

* Cheryl L. Segal, 36, of Highland Park, an appointment for a term ending September 5, 2002. Segal is a Partner with Hogan, Marren & McCahill, Ltd.

* William W. Tipton, Jr., 59, of Northfield, an appointment for a term ending September 5, 2002. Tipton is Executive Vice-President and CEO of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Members of the Health Care Cost Containment Council are paid per diem plus expenses. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Illinois Community College Board:

* Laurna Godwin, 40, of Alton, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2005. Godwin is Co-founder and Principal of Vector Communications.

* James Zerkle, 45, of Springfield, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. Zerkle is a Partner with Heckenkamp, Simhauser, Ward & Zerkle.

Members of the Illinois Community College Board are paid expenses only. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Illinois Electronic Fund Transfer Advisory Committee:

* Veronica Manion, 41, of St. Charles, an appointment for a term ending December 31, 2003. Manion is a Training and Support Supervisor for Jewel-Osco.

Members of the Illinois Electronic Fund Transfer Advisory Committee are paid expenses only. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

To the Illinois Housing Development Authority:

* Gerald Sinclair, 67, of Salem, an appointment for a term ending January 8, 2001. Sinclair is owner of Sinclair Investment Company.

Members of the Illinois Housing Development Authority are paid expenses only. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

To the Illinois Fiduciary Advisory Committee:

* John DuBois, 33, of Geneseo, an appointment for a term ending January 1, 2004. DuBois is a Trust Officer with Central Trust & Savings Bank.

* Robert Mauser, 46, of Downers Grove, a reappointment for a term ending January 1, 2001. Mauser is Vice-President and Senior General Counsel for Harris Trust and Savings Bank.

* Gail Nunnery, 44, of Clinton, an appointment for a term ending January 1, 2003. Nunnery is Assistant Vice-President and Trust Officer at State Bank of Lincoln.

* Glen Paine, 60, of Champaign, an appointment for a term ending January 1, 2002. Paine is President of First Busey Trust & Investment Company.

* Clifford Scott-Rudnick, 51, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending January 1, 2001. Scott-Rudnick is Vice-President and Trust Officer at Suburban Bank & Trust Company.

* Richard B. Sommer, 59, of Edwardsville, a reappointment for a term ending January 1, 2003. Sommer is Senior Vice-President and Trust Officer at The Bank of Edwardsville.

Members of the Illinois Fiduciary Advisory Committee are paid expenses only. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Illinois Interagency Council on Early Intervention:

* Ann Cutler, 45, of Villa Park, a reappointment for a term ending October 20, 2001. Cutler is Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

* Anita Rasch, 55, of Collinsville, an appointment for a term ending October 20, 2002. Rasch is the Head Start Director at Family & Community Services in Alton.

* Roderick Vaughn, 44, of Fairfield, an appointment for a term ending October 20, 2001. Vaughn is owner of Vaughn Insurance Group.

* Deidre Walker, 38, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending October 20, 2001. Walker is a parental liaison at Chicago Child & Family Connections.

* Therese Wehman, 46, of Park Ridge, an appointment for a term ending October 20, 2001. Wehman is coordinator of the graduate program in Early Childhood Special Education at Elmhurst College.

* Leslie Zucker, 33, of Highland Park, an appointment for a term ending October 20, 2002. Zucker is Vice-President of Zookbinders Inc.

Members of the Illinois Interagency Council on Early Intervention are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Illinois State Museum Board:

* Gerald W. Adelmann, 50, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Adelmann is Executive Director of Openlands Project and President of the Canal Corridor Association, two regional not-for-profit organizations working within Illinois.

* Anthony J. Leone, Jr., 49, of Springfield, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Leone is President of Leone & Associates.

* Guerry L. Suggs, 61, of Springfield, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Suggs is Senior Vice-President of Mercantile Trust Company, N.A.

* Caren Trudeau, 49, of Springfield, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Trudeau is Owner/Operator of Town and Country Interiors.

Appointments to the Illinois State Museum Board will be paid expenses only. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Math & Science Academy Board of Trustees:

* Sheila MB Griffin, 48, of St. Charles, a reappointment for a term ending October 1, 2005. Griffin is Vice-President and Director, Strategic Marketing Office for Motorola.

* Jack McEachern, Jr., 61, of Oswego, a reappointment for a term ending October 1, 2005. McEachern is President of Wayne Circuits, Inc.

* Luis Nunez, 39, of Elmhurst, an appointment for a term ending October 1, 2001. Nunez is a Chemist for Argonne National Laboratory - Chemical Technology Division.

* Marsha Rosner, 49, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending October 1, 2005. Rosner is a Professor at the University of Chicago.

* Sharon Tenhouse, 47, of Liberty, an appointment for a term ending October 1, 2005. Sharon is a Pre-kindergarten teacher & Parent Educator for Liberty Community Unit #2 Schools.

Appointments to the Math & Science Academy Board of Trustees are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Council:

* Paul A. Logli, 50, of Rockford, a reappointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Logli is the Winnebago County State's Attorney.

Appointments to the Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Council are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Northeastern Illinois University Board of Trustees:

* Juan Mendez, 53, of Park Ridge, an appointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Mendez is Owner/President of McDonald's Restaurants Tara Jordan Management Ltd.

* Lorraine A. Murray, 65, of Park Ridge, an appointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Murray is Adjunct Professor at Oakton Community College.

* Willie J. Taylor, 67, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Taylor is the retired Vice-President of Sonicraft, Inc.

Appointments to the Northeastern Illinois University Board of Trustees will be paid expenses only. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Property Tax Appeal Board:

* Brent Bohlen, 49, of Springfield, an appointment for a term ending January 17, 2005. Bohlen is a self-employed Attorney and Consultant.

Bohlen will be paid $41,215 annually. His appointment requires Senate confirmation.

To the Quad City Regional Economic Development Authority:

* Kenneth A. Schloemer, 62, of Moline, a reappointment for a term ending January 21, 2002. Schloemer is owner of Harold's on the Rocks restaurant.

Appointments to the Quad City Regional Economic Development Authority are paid expenses only. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Radiation Protection Advisory Council:

* George H. Miley, 66, of Champaign, a reappointment for a term ending August 9, 2003. Miley is a Professor at the University of Illinois - Champaign.

* David W. Miller, 50, of Forsyth, a reappointment for a term ending August 9, 2003. Miller is Chief Radiological Scientist at Illinois Power Company.

* Robert A. Wynveen, 60, of Lockport, a reappointment for a term ending August 9, 2003. Wynveen is Director, Environment Safety and Health Division for Argonne National Laboratory.

Appointments to the Radiation Protection Advisory Council are paid expenses only.

The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Real Estate Education Advisory Council:

* Jean Crosby, 48, of Rockford, an appointment until successor is appointed. Crosby is general manager of Prudential Crosby Adelman Realtors.

* Alex J. LaBelle, 61, of Indian Head Park, an appointment until successor is appointed. LaBelle is a broker for Remax Properties.

Appointments to the Real Estate Education Advisory Council have an unspecified salary. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Sex Offender Management Board:

* Linda Dillon, 46 of Springfield, an appointment for a term ending June 19, 2003. Dillon is Deputy Director of Program Services for the Illinois Department of Corrections.

* Gilbert Elizondo, 32, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending November 30, 2004. Elizondo is a Detective with the Chicago Police Department.

* Thomas J. Monahan, 53, of Midlothian, an appointment for a term ending June 19, 2003. Monahan is employed by the Illinois Department of Human Services as the Administrator of the Sexually Violent Persons Program.

Appointments to the Sex Offenders Management Boards are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the State Banking Board of Illinois:

* Gary N. Edwards, 55, of Quincy, an appointment for a term ending December 31, 2002. Edwards is Chairman of the Board of the Wemple State Bank, President/CEO of the State Bank of Lima, and Vice-President of Selby Implement Company.

* Jeanne N. Gernentz, 52, of Odell, an appointment for a term ending December 31, 2001. Gernentz is President of the Odell State Bank.

* Lee J. Plummer, 49, of Dow, an appointment for a term ending December 31, 2001. Plummer is an Attorney.

Appointments to the State Banking Board are paid expenses only. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Structural Pest Control Advisory Council:

* Jon R. Hockenyos, 62 of Springfield, an appointment for a term ending April 28, 2000. Hockenyos is President of Sentinel Insect Control.

Appointments to the Structural Pest Control Advisory Council are paid expenses only. The appointment does not require Senate confirmation.

To the Thoroughbred Breeder's Program Task Force:

* Thomas Carey, Sr., 67, of Riverside, an appointment with an unspecified term length. Carey is President and General Manager of Hawthorne Race Course.

* Richard Duchossois, 78, of Barrington Hills, an appointment with an unspecified term length. Duchossois is Chairman of Duchossois Industries.

* Edward T. Duffy, 54, of Arlington Heights, an appointment with an unspecified term length. Duffy is Chief Operating Officer of the National Jockey Club.

* Linda Fisher, 49, of Chester, an appointment with an unspecified term length. Fisher is a community liaison for the Office of the Secretary of State.

* Steven A. Holland, 57, of Long Grove, an appointment with an unspecified term length. Holland is retired. He was Founder, President and CEO of Applied Information Development, Inc.

* Joseph Kasperski, 43, of Palos Hills, an appointment with an unspecified term length. Kasperski is President of Kasperski Racing Stable, Inc.

* Patricia A. Whitworth, 63, of Glen Carbon, an appointment with an unspecified term length. Whitworth is Co-Owner of Woodlands Farm (Thoroughbred Farm).

Appointments to the Thoroughbred Breeder's Program Task Force have no specified salary. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the 25th Avenue Railroad Relocation and Development Authority:

* Maryanne Dobrilla, 37, of Melrose Park, an appointment for a term ending October 25, 2002. Dobrilla is a Loan Officer with Essential Mortgage.

* Donald P. Lemm, 75, of Bellwood, an appointment for a term ending October 25, 2002. Lemm is Mayor of Bellwood.

* Martha E. Meza, 31, of Hillside, an appointment for a term ending January 5, 2003. Meza is manager of Bellwood Electric Motors, Inc.

* Ralph Salvino, 52, of Melrose Park, an appointment for a term ending October 25, 2002. Salvino is an agent for Salvino Insurance Agency.

* Michael N. Sicuro, Jr., 47, of Melrose Park, an appointment for a term ending October 25, 2002. Sicuro is Sales Manager for Al Piemonte Ford Sales.

Appointments to the 25th Avenue Railroad Relocation and Development Authority are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Upper Illinois River Valley Development Authority:

* Melissa S. Barnhart, 39, of Yorkville , an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Barnhart is an attorney with Pilmer and Barnhart.

* William Cote, 67, of Oswego, a reappointment for a term ending January 21, 2002. Cote is a consultant with Cote Associates.

* Lynn Fieldman, 48, of Morris, a reappointment for a term ending January 17, 2000. Fieldman is Business Manager for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #176.

* Barbara Griffith, 54, of McNabb, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Griffith is President of Griffith Seed Co., Inc.

* Dennis Hackett, 56, of Morris, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Hackett is President of First Midwest Bank.

* Philip McCully, 54, of Toluca, a reappointment for a term ending January 21, 2002. McCully is President of Philip S. McCully & Associates, Inc.

* William Meagher, 57, of LaSalle, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Meagher is President of WD Meagher & Associates, Inc.

* Steven Nelson, 30, of Princeton, a reappointment for a term ending January 21, 2002. Nelson is a Project Manager with Advanced Asphalt.

* John Shaw, 34, of Yorkville, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Shaw is President of Central Limestone Co.

* William Steep, 71, of Seneca, a reappointment for a term ending January 21, 2002. Steep is the former mayor of Seneca.

Appointments to the Upper Illinois River Valley Development Authority are paid expenses only. The appointments require Senate confirmation.



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