Who We Are

Board of Directors

Chairman
Joseph N. Silich

Vice Chairmen
Michael S. Smith, Chair Elect
Albert I. Goodman
Joan Bulkeley Stade

Treasurer
Barret E. Rea

Secretary
Joseph T. Owczarek

General Counsel
Ross Docksey*+

Directors
Bruce H. Besanko
Jay Blunk
Andre D. (A.D.) Bonakdar
Richard A. Bruder*
Matthew Burnham
Stephen M. Calk
Patrick S. Casey*+
Kenneth A. Clarke
Robert P. Connor
Sarita S. Connelly
Donald Cooke
Rick J. DuPraw
Michael P. Emmert
John C. Fortson*
David S. Friedlander+
Scott T. Fuzer+
George H. Gilmore, Jr.
Kenneth A. Harris, Jr.
Peter Hassen+
Theodore Allen Hermeling
Bruce Hopple+
John H. Idler+
Todd Jones+
Adam M. LeFebvre
Brett Lucas+
Michael R. Lufrano
Aliany Lynch
Andrew Magliochetti+
Lynn B. Magnesen
André A. Napoli
Frank R. Niederman
Robert E. Paddor
Dan K. Proft
John J. Riley
Robert N. Sacks+
Pat Sanders*
Gregory Schroer
Joe Sergi
Linda Snyder
Bill Spurgeon
Bonita L. Stone
Chris J. Tapas
Franco Tedeschi
Richard Vie

Life Directors
Michael A. Boe*
Mrs. Robert W. Galvin
Sondra Healy
Denis J. Healy*
COL (IL) J. N. Pritzker, ARNG (Ret.)
MG John E. Scully, USA (Ret.)*
Mrs. Kenneth A. Steel, Sr.
Franklin A. Urbahns*
Frank Whittaker

USO of Illinois Military Advisors
CAPT James Hawkins, USN
COL Jason Morris, USMC
COL Paul R. Weaver, USMC
CDR Zeita Merchant, USCG
LTC James Rawlinson, USA
Lt Col Jeffery Watts, USAF

Rock Island Advisory Committee
Kimberly Crane
Marceia Duhm
MG Yves Fontaine, USA (Ret.)
Greg Haas
Brian Habel, 1SG (Ret.)
Joel Himsl
Rick John
RDML Sam Kupresin, USN (Ret.)
Scott Lohman
Vicky Miller
Matt Pappas
Paul Rumler
COL Elmer Speights, USA
Deanna Woodall

*Past Chairman of the Board
+Committee Chairs

Staff

Alison Ruble, President and CEO
Jessica Dolan, Vice President of Development
Jennifer Long, Director of Development
Delores Jean Cazy, Director of Administrative Affairs
Chris Miller, Director of Center Operations and Volunteer Services
David Darroch, Director of Programs
Carrie Norwood, Associate Director of Programs
Teresa Bates, Director of Special Events and Projects
Jim Walsh, USO Great Lakes Center Director
Bob Stone, USO Midway Center Director
Jackie Inman, USO Rock Island Center Director
Lindsy Wadas, USO O’Hare Center Director
Danielle McMillan, Development Manager
Rachel Feinberg, Communication and Marketing Manager

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