New advisory group helps Benedictine shape vision of future
Lisle, Illinois ~ National CEOs, presidents and city leaders are among the committee members who volunteered for a new community advisory group to Benedictine University.
Convened in January, the President’s Planning Advisory Committee is comprised of respected and influential members of the communities Benedictine University serves. Committee members were chosen because of their expressed belief in Benedictine’s mission to provide a values-based education to the community, and their willingness to advocate for the University in support of implementing the BenU 2020 strategic plan.
“We are grateful to each member who has committed to serving on this committee to offer their unique professional insights toward making Benedictine University a top-choice institution for our diverse student population,” said Benedictine President Michael S. Brophy, Ph.D., M.F.A.
Committee members are:
Aimee J. Allbritton of Springfield, Ill.
Vice President, Organization Development and Chief Learning Officer, Memorial Health System
Kerry (Rerucha) Andrews of Glendale, Calif.
Director of Production, Prodco (a Disney Company)
John Atkinson of Burr Ridge, Ill.
Executive Vice President/Managing Partner, Willis Towers Watson
Hon. Manuel Barbosa of Elgin, Ill.
Retired U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Northern District, METRA Board Member
Mary Ann Bobosky of Naperville, Ill.
President, Advocates Building Communities, Retired, Administrator, Naperville Community Unit School District 203
W. Brand Bobosky of Naperville, Ill.
Attorney, Owner, Brand Realty Co.
Joe Broda of Lisle, Ill.
Mayor, Village of Lisle
Bruce Bronge of Lisle, Ill.
President, International Contractors Inc.
William E. Callahan of Ashburn, Va.
Offensive Line Coach, Washington Redskins
President and CEO, Choose DuPage
Kenneth D. Carruthers of Chicago, Ill.
Business Development Consultant, KC Consulting
Pam Davis of Naperville, Ill.
CEO, Edward-Elmhurst Health Systems
Amania Drane of Darien, Ill.
Retired, Human Resources, State Farm Insurance
Sharon Durbin of Springfield, Ill.
President and CEO, Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries
Greg Elliott of Naperville, Ill.
Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer, Ashland Inc.
Bev Patterson Frier of Naperville, Ill.
Retired, Business Owner
Kareem Irfan of Naperville, Ill.
Chief Executive Officer (Global Business), Cranes Software International and Board of Directors, Islamic Center of Naperville
Nicholas S. Giuliano of Hinsdale, Ill.
Chairman of the Board and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Pan-American Bank
Christopher Glover of Mesa, Ariz.
Councilmember, City of Mesa
Richard Grimley of Naperville, Ill.
Senior Vice President of Global Operations, Bell Corporation
Kathy Hopinkah Hannan of Wheaton, Ill.
National Managing Partner of Diversity and Corporate Social Responsibility, KPMG, LLP and National Board President, Girl Scouts of the USA
Erik Johnson of Wheaton, Ill.
Medical Director – Pediatric Services, Alexian Brothers Health System
John F. Knobloch of Naperville, Ill.
Attorney, Knobloch Law Firm
William Kottmann of Naperville, Ill.
President and CEO, Edward Hospital
Vice President Resources Management, Nicor Gas
John McGuinn of Berkeley, Calif.
Retired, Sr. Vice President/Assistant General Counsel, Bechtel Corp.
Rev. James Miller of Lisle, Ill.
Senior pastor, DuPage AME Church
Mary (Thomas) Nicholas of Seattle, Wash.
Director, Genomic Resources, Kaiser Permanente
Deborah Pagel of Cave Creek, Ariz.
Senior OD Advisor, Boeing/ Defense & Space Consultant, International
Sarah Peacey of Plainfield, Ill.
Manager, Advisory, People and Change –Talent Management, KPMG, LLP
Christopher J. Pohlman Jr. of Westmont, Ill.
Senior Managing Director, Mesirow Financial
Torian Richardson of New York, N.Y.
Board President, GlobalMindED
Jim Ryan of Elmhurst, Ill.
Former Illinois Attorney General and Center for Civic Leadership Founder
John R. Steffek of Geneva, Ill.
Retired, Financial Advisor/Registered Representative, KB Elliot
Omer Sultan of Hinsdale, Ill.
Finance Director, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
Dalitso Samson Sulamoyo of Springfield, Ill.
President and CEO, Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies
Jeffrey K. Swallow of Naperville, Ill.
Owner, President and CEO Magnetrol International Inc.
Joseph Ward of Evergreen Park, Ill.
Recreation Guest Experience Manager, Art of Animation and Pop Century Resorts, Walt Disney World Resort
Joan Wrenn of Oak Park, Ill.
CEO, Hudson Precision Products
Dana R. Wright of Oak Park, Ill.
Chief Executive Officer, Cook County Sheriff's Office
Kathleen Yosko of Glen Ellyn, Ill.
President and CEO, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
To view the members and professional profiles of the President’s Planning Advisory Committee, please visit ben.edu/advisory.
Benedictine University is a leader in values-based education and provides traditional, adult and graduate programs in Illinois, Arizona, China and Vietnam.
For more information about Benedictine, please visit ben.edu.