Board of Directors

NIU Foundation Officers

 

Dennis L. Barsema, Chair

B.S. Management '77

 

Jaymie F. Simmon, Vice Chair
B.S. Education '70
Owner, Twinbrook Ltd.

 

Jeffrey A. Eckmann, Treasurer

Retired Group President,

Reynolds American, Inc.

 

Michael P. Malone
President & CEO, NIU Foundation
V.P. University Advancement, Northern Illinois University

 

 

Directors


Ty Ballou
B.A. '78

President, Public Labels Brands, Inc.

 

Stacey Barsema

President, Barsema Foundation

 

Robert T. Boey

Owner, Sycamore Industrial Park

 

William A. Boston
B.S. Marketing '70, M.B.A. '71
Chairman & CEO, Dynamic Signals, LLC

 

Brent R. Brodeski
B.S. Finance '88, M.B.A. '91
Managing Director, Savant Capital Management, Inc.

 

Kenneth C. Chessick M.D., J.D.

J.D. Law '84
Medical Attorney
Chairman, Restaurant.com

 

Chris Cole

B.S. Accountancy '75

Senior Vice President US Strategy

McDonald's USA, LLC 

 

Carol Y. Crenshaw
B.S. Accountancy '78
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Chicago Community Trust

 

Cynthia Crocker

B.S. Marketing '80

Retired Senior Vice President

Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Equity Group

 

Michael A. Cullen
B.S. Finance '84, B.S. Accountancy '87
President & CEO, The National Bank & Trust of Sycamore

 

Dean A. DeBiase
B.S. Marketing '80

Chairman, Reboot Partners
 

Rege S. Eisaman

M.B.A. Finance '91 & CFA
Principal Chief Investment Officer

InterOcean Capital, LLC

 

John Thomas (Tom) Futrell
M.B.A. '79

Performance Trust Investment Advisors

Montel M. Gayles
B.S. LA&S '83

Partner
Hinshaw & Culbertson

 

Anthony L. Kambich
B.S. Education ‘59

Deerfield & Riverwoods Montessori Schools

 

John Landgraf

B.S. Biological Sciences '74

M.S. Biological Sciences '75

Executive Vice President of Nutritional Products

Abbott Laboratories

 

Paula M. LeRoy

B.S. Elementary Education '66
Retired President, Pension Benefit Information, Inc.

 

Jeffrey T. Liesendahl
B.S. Accountancy '87
CEO, Accertify LLC

 

John McKearn

B.S. Biological Sciences '75

Managing Director, RiverVest

 

Elizabeth Plotnick

B.A. Art History '77
Consultant

Manny Sanchez
B.S. LA&S '70

Sanchez & Daniels

Lauren Cochran

B.S. Nursing '13

 

Christine Speiser
B.S. Education ’73, M.S. Education '83
Consultant
 

Timothy A. Struthers
B.S. Finance '84, M.B.A. '88
President, Castle Bank, NA

 

William E. Taylor
B.S. Accountancy '67
Retired Partner, Deloitte & Touche

John F. Tierney
B.S. COB '75, M.S.E. '78
Invesco Ltd.

 

Jeffrey A. Yordon
B.S. Political Science '70
President & CEO, Sagent Pharmaceuticals

 

 

Ex-Officio

 

Michael P. Malone
V.P. University Advancement, Northern Illinois University

“Excellence is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle

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