Annual Meeting of the Boards 2011

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Annual Meeting of the Boards 2011

Board Members, 2011 Annual Meeting

Members of the Econ Illinois Governing Board and Board of Trustees gathered at the Union League Club of Chicago on October 25th for their annual meeting.

Governing Board Chair Pam Piarowski began the meeting, which included a review of the budgets and the financial reports as well as special reports from committee Chairs.  Econ Illinois President Joanne Dempsey submitted the slate of election of renewing Board members as well as new Board members.  Christine Tierney, Bank of America, and Amy Kinney, DRW Trading Group, were welcomed to the Board of Trustees.

Committee reports were presented by Governance Committee and American Dream Chair, Janet Angstadt; Development Committee Chair, Joe Guinan; Audit Committee Chair, David Van Vickle; Marketing Committee Chair, Hazel King; as well as a report on the new Stock Market Game-Corporate Challenge.  Anne Kaplan gave a report for the Executive Director Search Committee.

Executive Director Joanne Dempsey noted several excellent new donations received over the first three months of this fiscal year, and complimented the Boards for the excellent work they do to connect to new Board members and donors.  She also noted the transitions that will take place over the coming year. The retirement of a program staff member June 30 causes remaining council staff to absorb those tasks; a new Executive Director will be hired to replace Joanne Dempsey, also retiring June 30, 2012.  Dempsey urged Board members to continue their high level of engagement as the leadership transition takes place.

The Boards voted on the ballot of new and renewing Board members, and honored Board members for their years of service.

Amy Kinney and Christine Tierney, Board of TrusteesNew Board members, class of 2013:

  • Amy Kinney, DRW Trading Group - Board of Trustees
  • Christine M. Tierney, Bank of America/ Merrill Lynch - Board of Trustees

Renewing candidates, class of 2013

The following individuals were re-elected to terms on the Governing Board:

  • Janet Angstadt
  • Frank Clark
  • Charles Evans
  • Joseph Guinan
  • Christopher Koch
  • Pamela Piarowski

The following individuals were re-elected to terms on the Board of Trustees:

  • Marica Cullen
  • Arvid Johnson
  • Anne Kaplan
  • David Kohn
  • Gabe Martinez
  • Jack Merriman
  • Timothy Struthers
  • Catherine Williams

Board Recognition

The following continuing Board members were recognized for their years of service to Econ Illinois:

  • Robert Anderson - 30 years
  • Catherine Williams - 10 years
  • Asha Bangalore - 10 years
  • Martin Cabrera - 10 years
  • Dr. John Peters - 10 years
  • Marc Schulman - 10 years

In addition, thank you to the following retiring board members for their time:

  • John Daniels
  • Linda Koch
  • Gene Marcowka
  • Larry Richman