Board of Directors

NIU Foundation Leaders

 

Dennis L. Barsema, Chair

B.S. Management '77

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Directors

 

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

 

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

 

Paula M. LeRoy

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

 

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

 

Nick Lumley

Marketing '16

Student Rep

 

John McKearn, Ph.D.

B.S. Biological Sciences '75

Managing Director, RiverVest

 

James Pick. Ph.D.

M.S. Education '69

Professor, School of Business, Redlands University

 

Elizabeth Plotnick

B.A. Art History '77
Consultant

 

Janet Pucino

B.A. Music '76

CEO and Founder, Deep Canyon Media


Manny Sanchez
B.S. LA&S '70

Sanchez & Daniels
 

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.

 

Janet Viane

B.S. Management '80

M.B. A. '83

Vice President, Marketing Operations, Sears Holding Corporation

 

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

 

 

Ex-Officio

 

Douglas Baker, Ph.D.

President, Northern Illinois University

 

Michael P. Malone

V.P. University Advancement, Northern Illinois University

 

Kathy Blair

Board Secretary

 

 

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