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Nature Museum Trustees shape our mission and purpose and set the strategic framework and long-term plan. They are some of the Museum's most generous supporters and articulate ambassadors. They play an integral role in supporting all Museum initiatives. The trustees are a diverse group of leaders from fields such as business, science, law, non-profit, and education.

Chair

Joan H. Walker
Civic Leader

Vice Chairs

  • Regan Rohde Friedmann
    President
    Regan Rohde, Inc.
  • Joyce M. St. Clair
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    The Northern Trust Company

Secretary

Tasha R. G. Cruzat
President
Voices for Illinois Children

Treasurer

Robert Frentzel
President – Specialized Industries
CIBC

Trustees

  • Thomas M. Affolter
    Specialty Lending Group, Securities Division
    Goldman Sachs
  • Charles Barone

    Latin American Professional Practice
    Director
    Ernst & Young, LLP

  • Nadalie Bosse
    Vice President Contact Centers
    W.W. Grainger, Inc.
  • Dr. Joel S. Brown
    Professor of Biology
    Dept. of Biological Sciences
    University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Leslie Henner Burns
    Independent Futures Trader
  • Gregory C. Case
    President and CEO
    Aon Corporation
  • Christine Castellano
    SVP, General Counsel, 
    Corporate Secretary and Chief 
    Compliance Officer
    Ingredion Inc.
  • Leslie A. Coolidge
    Civic Leader
  • Charles W. Douglas*
    Senior Trial Lawyer and former Chair, Management
    Committee
    Sidley Austin LLP
  • Catherine P. Dowd
    Development and Property Management
    MG Fulton Partners
  • Beth Ferreira
    Group President
    ITW
  • Meg George

    Office Managing Partner
    Akerman LLP

  • Donna Gustafsson
    Civic Leader
  • David P. Hackett
    Partner
    Baker & McKenzie LLC
  • Rich Hanson
    Principal
    Avison Young
  • Peter Harrison
    Managing Director
    Morgan Stanley
  • Michelle Notebaert Hawver
    Civic Leader
  • Rock Khanna
    Partner
    McKinsey & Co.
  • Meredith Mendes
    Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer
    Jenner & Block
  • Dr. James A. Montgomery
    Associate Professor and Director 
    Environmental Science Program
    DePaul University
  • Gail Moss
    Civic Leader
  • John Murphy
    President
    MB Real Estate
  • James C. Murray*
    Partner
    PJT Partners
  • Nicole Nocera
    Vice President,
    Chief of Staff to CEO
    Exelon Utilities
  • Peggy Notebaert
    Civic Leader
  • Erin Ohlms
    Managing Director
    JP Morgan Private Bank
  • Jay Porter
    President
    Edelman Chicago
  • Art Reliford, Sr.
    Retired Educator
  • Ismael Roig
    SVP, Chief Strategy Officer
    ADM
  • Robert E. Sarazen
    Vice President
    Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • Stacie Selinger
    Managing Director
    Office of the Chairman
    GCM Grosvenor
  • Marianne Stanke
    Telecommunications/
    Media/Technology
    Deloitte
  • Lisa Brown Tribbett
    Civic Leader
  • Dr. Nancy Tuchman
    Founding Dean,
    Institute of Environmental Sustainability
    Loyola University
  • Brian Walls
    Founder
    Alternative Investments
    Group at COEX
  • Susan D. Whiting*
    Director, Kemper Corp.
    Director, Edelman
  • Richard J. Williams
    Principal
    Hlustik, Huizenga, Williams & Vander Woude, Ltd.
  • Cynthia Yazdi 
    Chief of Staff,

    Office of the Chairman and CEO
    CVP, Global Marketing and
    Communications
    Motorola Solutions

  • Colleen Zambole
    Civic Leader

Life Trustees

  • Frank M. Clark
    Chairman and CEO (retired)
    ComEd
  • Thomas Cox
    VP & CFO (retired)
    Illinois Bell
  • Dr. Paul Heltne
    President Emeritus
    Chicago Academy of Sciences
  • Judy Istock*
    Civic Leader
  • Benjamin F. Lenhardt, Jr.
    Chairman (retired)
    UBS Global Asset Management, (Americas) Inc.
  • Cathy Osborn
    Civic Leader
  • Lowell I. Stahl
    Partner/Chairman (retired)
    PFS Group

Honorary Trustees 

George M. Covington 

Laura Sudler

Ex-Officio

Michael P. Kelly
General Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer
Chicago Park District

* Past Board Chair

 
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