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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2000

Ryan Makes Appointments To Boards And Commissions

SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan today announced the appointment of Mary Frances Squires to the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC).

"Mary Frances brings a wealth of experience to the Commerce Commission," Ryan said. "Her knowledge of ICC issues as well as her many years spent resolving tough issues on the county level will serve the people of Illinois well as she accepts this new challenge."

Squires, 66, of Springfield, has been a member of the Sangamon County Board since 1984 and has served as board Chair since 1995. She has held a number of posts in state government including Director of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs for the Illinois Commerce Commission from 1983 to 1987. Her appointment, which is subject to Senate confirmation, is effective February 18 and runs through January 17, 2005. She will receive an annual salary, set by the compensation review board, of $92,448.

Ryan also made the following appointments:

To the Capital Development Board:
Joby H. Berman, 61, of Kenilworth, a reappointment for a term ending January 19, 2004. Berman is President of T.Y. Lin Bascor, a consulting engineering firm in Chicago.

George Fleischli, 56, of Springfield, a reappointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Fleischli is employed by the National Jockey Club.

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

To the Children and Family Services Advisory Council:
James L. Gordon, 45, of Mt. Vernon, a reappointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Gordon is Director/CEO of Southtown Youth Programs.

Rhonda Kaplan-Katz, 36, of Highland Park, an appointment for a term ending January 19, 2004. Kaplan-Katz is an attorney with Howard Gordan Kaplan, Ltd.

Members of the Children and Family Services Advisory Council are paid expenses only. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Commission on Community Service:
Arnold Henning, 50, of Evanston, an appointment for a term ending May 1, 2002. Henning is employed by Navistar International Corporation as Director/Finance Manager of the Bus Vehicle Center.

G. Phillip Later, 80, of Highland Park, an appointment for a term ending May 1, 2002. Later is retired from J.T. Ryerson & Son, Inc.

David B. Lawrence, 62, of Savoy, an appointment for a term ending May 1, 2002. Lawrence is a retired account executive from WCIA-TV and is the former Executive director of both the Champaign County United Way and the Boys & Girls Club.

Dorthy Miaso, 48, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending May 1, 2002. Miaso is Executive Director of Literacy Volunteers of America-Illinois, Inc.

Members of Commission on Community Service are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Community and Residential Services Authority:
Cynthia A. Yonan, 40, of Glendale Heights, an appointment for a term ending August 1, 2002. Yonan is a stay-at-home mother with five children.

Members of the Community and Residential Services Authority are paid expenses only. The appointment does not require Senate confirmation.

To the Farm Development Authority:
Curtis Faber, 49, of Mendota, a reappointment for a term ending January 21, 2002. Faber is Vice President of Farmers State Bank of Sublette.

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

To the Illinois Fire Advisory Commission:
Robert Bettenhausen, 68, of Tinley Park, a reappointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Bettenhausen is Chief Fire Marshall of the Tinley Park Volunteer Fire Department.

Stephen Eisenberg, 55, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending January 21, 2002. Eisenberg is a Senior Partner with Leahy, Eisenberg & Fraenkel, Ltd.

Dan Fabrizio, 42, of Chicago, a reappointment for a term ending January 21, 2002. Fabrizio is battalion chief with the Chicago Fire Department.

Kathleen J. Haage, 47, of Buffalo Grove, a reappointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Haage is the Administrative Manager for the Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Protection District.

J. D. Knox, Jr.,. 52, of Chatham, an appointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Knox is Chief of the Springfield Fire Department.

Richard Solomon, 66, of Naperville, a reappointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Solomon is a fire protection engineering consultant.

Members of the Fire Advisory Commission are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Havana Regional Port District Board:
Scott Williams, 38, of Havana, an appointment for a term ending July 1, 2003. Williams is owner of Williams Insurance Agency in Havana.

Members of the Havana Regional Port District Board are paid expenses only. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

To the Illinois Gaming Board:
Sterling Mac Ryder, 60, of Springfield, an appointment for a term ending July 1, 2001. Ryder is a retired deputy chief counsel for the Illinois Gaming Board.

Members of the Illinois Gaming Board are paid $300 per meeting plus expenses. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

To the Illinois International Port District Board:
Cary Capparelli, 46, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending June 1, 2004. Capparelli is President of Omni Communique', Inc.

Capparelli will be paid $20,000 per year. His appointment requires Senate confirmation and concurrence by the Mayor of Chicago.

To the Math & Science Academy Board of Trustees:
Sharon R. Tenhouse, 47, of Liberty, an appointment for a term ending October 1, 2005. Tenhouse is a teacher with Liberty Community Unit School District #2.

Members of the Math & Science Academy Board of Trustees are paid expenses only. The appointment does not require Senate confirmation.

To the Nature Preserves Commission:
Jill Lynn Allread, 40, of Oak Park, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2001. Allread is Vice President and Firm Principal of Public Communications, Inc.

Joyce O'Keefe, 60, of Highland Park, a reappointment for a term ending June 30, 2002. O'Keefe is Associate Director for Openlands Project, a not-for-profit conservation organization.

John Schwegman, 63, of Metropolis, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2002. Schwegman is retired from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Members of the Nature Preserves Commission are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Plumbing Code Advisory Council:
Gary Hinderliter, 44, of Hudson, an appointment for a term ending January 1, 2001. Hinderliter is a plumbing inspector for the City of Bloomington.

Nancy D.J. Martin, 64, of Plano, a reappointment for a term ending January 1, 2002. Martin is Vice President of Martin Plumbing & Heating Co.

Michael Pleasant, 36, of Robinson, an appointment for a term ending January 1, 2002. Pleasant is a field representative for Plumbers & Steamfitters Local #157.

Members of the Plumbing Code Advisory Council are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Quad Cities Regional Economic Development Authority:
Mark Appleton, 47, of Aledo, a reappointment for a term ending January 20, 2003. Appleton is an attorney with Appleton & McHugh, P.C.

Thomas Getz, 72, of Moline, a reappointment for a term ending January 21, 2002. Getz is President of Moline Forge, Inc.

Walter Sitzmore, 69, of Moline, an appointment for a term ending January 15, 2001. Sitzmore is a retired Health and Housing Inspector and former alderman for the City of Moline.

Scott Verschoore, 43, of Reynolds, an appointment for a term ending January 21, 2002. Verschoore is assistant business manager for IBEW union local #145.

Members of the Quad Cities Regional Economic Development Authority are paid expenses only. The appointments require Senate confirmation.

To the Illinois Racing Board:
Leon Shlofrock, 79, of Skokie, an appointment for a term ending July 1, 2002. Shlofrock is CEO of Betcare II, L.L.C./Betcare Associates, Ltd.

Members of the Illinois Racing Board receives a $300 per meeting per diem. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

To the State Advisory Council on the Education of Children with Disabilities:
Matt Abrahamson, 39, of Springfield, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. Abrahamson is Executive Director of the Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois.

Pamela Caldwell, 44, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. Caldwell is employed by Universal Family Connection.

Dr. Sharon Clousing, 58, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. Clousing is Director of Educational Support Services for Elim Christian School in Palos Heights.

Mary Ellen Abell, 53, of Carterville, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. Abell is associate dean for instruction at John A. Logan College.

Jan Cleveland, 53, of Carmi, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. Cleveland is a Special Education Teacher with Carmi-White County School District Unit #5.

Taylor Coe, 17, of Lake Forest, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. Coe is a student at Lake Forest High School.

Cathy Contarino, 36, of Godfrey, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. Contarino is Assistant Director of IMPACT Inc.

Julie Czech, 42, of Edwardsville, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. Czech, former elementary school teacher, is now a stay-at-home mother of a child with special needs.

Myron T. Dagley, 58, of Waukegan, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2002. Dagley is Deputy Superintendent with Waukegan Community Unit School District #60.

Therese Devine, 37, of Des Plaines, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. Devine is a stay-at-home mother of a child with special needs.

Rosalia Escobar, 29, of Chicago, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2003.

Donald Frailey, 55, of Roseville, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2001. Frailey is Superintendent of Roseville Community Unit School District #200.

Jeri Frederick, 43, of Springfield, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. Frederick is Policy Director for the Illinois Assistive Technology Project.

Nancy Grant, 50, of Charleston, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. Grant is an accountant at Eastern Illinois University.

Lucy Herbers, 46, of Lebanon, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. Herbers is an attorney and a parent of two children with special needs.

William R. Kienzle, 44, of Chatham, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. Kienzle is the Associate Director of Family Ties Network.

Norma Lopez-Reyna, 45, of Oak Park, an appointment for a term ending, June 30, 2003. Lopez-Reyna is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

James McGovern, 55 of Schaumburg, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. McGovern is an account manager with Glen Ellyn Laboratory and former parent trainer at the Family Resource Center on Disabilities in Chicago.

Sue Ouellette, 52, of Dekalb, an appointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. Ouellette is a Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders at Northern Illinois University.

James W. Wallace, 62, of Bethalto, a reappointment for a term ending June 30, 2003. Wallace is a retired Principal of Civic Memorial High School.

Members of the State Advisory Council on the Education of Children with Disabilities are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the State Police Merit Board:
Scott Turow, 50, of Wilmette, an appointment for a term ending March 20, 2006. Turow is an attorney with Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal.

Members of the State Police Merit Board receives a $188 per meeting per diem. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.

To the Task Force on School Safety:
Charles M. Colburn, 40, of Jacksonville, an appointment with an unspecified term length. Colburn is the Morgan County State's Attorney.

Ronald E. Ellis, 51, of Mt. Pulaski, an appointment with an unspecified term length. Ellis is Acting Group Leader, Support Services Group, Operational Services Command, Illinois State Police.

Russell B. Laine, 49, of Bartlett, an appointment with an unspecified term length. Bartlett is Chief of Police, Village of Algonquin and President, Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.

Martha T. Schriver, 49, of Glencoe, an appointment with an unspecified term length. Schriver is Executive Director of the Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago.

Barbara Shaw, 51, of Chicago, an appointment with an unspecified term length. Shaw is Director of the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority.

Larry N. Smith, 45, of Greenview, an appointment with an unspecified term length. Smith is the Menard County Sheriff.

Jeanine Tobin, 60, of Chicago, an appointment with an unspecified term length. Tobin is a retired public defender.

Members of the Task Force on School Safety are paid expenses only. The appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

To the Teachers' Retirement System Board of Trustees:
Larry Lawlyes, 51, of Springfield, an appointment ending July 15, 2000. Lawlyes is Director of Program Development for the Illinois Education Association.

Members of the Teachers' Retirement System Board of Trustees are paid expenses only. The appointment does not require Senate confirmation.

To the Wireless Enhanced 9-1-1 Board:
Craig S. Allen, 42, of Springfield, an appointment with an unspecified term length. Allen is Assistant Deputy Director of the Illinois State Police.

Norman H. Forshee, 58, of Millstadt, an appointment with an unspecified term length. Millstadt is the 9-1-1 Coordinator for the St. Clair County Emergency Management Telephone System Board.

Michael Midiri, Jr., 45, of Springfield, an appointment with an unspecified term length. Midiri is Bureau Chief, Bureau of Emergency Communications for the city of Springfield.

George A. Moser, 59, of Barrington, an appointment with an unspecified term length. Moser is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Charter National Bank and Trust.

John E. Zaruba, 48, of Wheaton, an appointment with an unspecified term length. Zaruba is DuPage County Sheriff.

Members of the Wireless Enhanced 9-1-1 Board are paid expenses only. The appointments require Senate confirmation.


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