Board of Trustees

Mission: To inspire conservation leadership by connecting people to wildlife and nature.

Vision: The Chicago Zoological Society is a recognized leader in influencing people's actions to conserve wildlife and value nature.

 

 

Officers

Cherryl T. Thomas, Chair
William C. Kunkler III, Deputy Chair
John P. Grube, Vice Chair, 
     Immediate Past Chair

Elizabeth Hamill Bramsen, Vice Chair
Merrick Elfman, Vice Chair
Bert A. Getz, Jr., Vice Chair
Kelley C. Schueler, Vice Chair
Kathryn Babcock Shaffer, Vice Chair
Michael P. Emmert, Treasurer
Randall G. Vickery, Secretary
Dr. Michael Adkesson,
     President & CEO















    





 

Trustees

Stuart B. Abelson
Walter W. Becky II
Jennifer L. Bellini
Jay D. Bergman
Edward McCormick Blair, Jr.
Barbara J. Bradford
James A. Bryan
Michael G. Canning
John A. Carpenter
Dr. Bonny Chen
Rita Sola Cook
J.R. Davis
Michael F. DeSantiago
Gregory J. DiDomenico
Dr. Lisa C. Freeman
Ms. Sasha L. Gerritson
Darius A. Gill
Verónica Gómez
Barbara Grayson
Joseph A. Gregoire
Heidi Huizenga
Kevin M. Keeley
Molly Keller
Kevin M. Killips
Barbara Levy Kipper
Jerry Manne
Honorable Toni Preckwinkle
Benita S. Romano
Mark G. Sander
Stuart D. Strahl, Ph.D.
Kristi Weaver
Patrick E. Whiteside

 

Life Trustees

Cushman L. Andrews
Stephen P. Bent
James E. Bramsen
Mrs. Paul E. Duckworth
Peter B. Freeman
Dennis J. Keller
Jack L. Kubik
Mrs. Frederick C. Meyers
Howard B. Simpson
John W. Taylor, III
William E. Thonn






















 


Governing Member Ambassadors                                                         Annual Governing Members

Susan K. Anzaldi
Steven C. Bauer
John J. Borland, Jr.
Mena Boulanger
Jack V. Carney
Doris K. Christopher
Robert T. Conrardy
Brian T. Cory
Mrs. Patrick F. Daly
Richard A. Davis
Carolyn Daley Scott
Terrence O. D’Arcy
Katherine Dierkes
Zena D. Diggs
Stephanie Fisher
Dennis J. Forgue
Delta A. Greene
Ann E. Grube
L. H. Healy, Jr.
Marie Hostetler
Lisa N. Johnson
Charles Judy
Jennifer A. Kainz
Jeffrey B. Keller
Angelo C. Kleronomos
Dr. Mukund Komanduri
Nicholas Kunkler
William H. Kurtis
Natalie Laackman
Marcena W. Love

Andrew R. Madigan
Sandra P. Manne
Michael L. Matthys
Bruce F. McKenzie
Ira Mirochnick
Ralph G. Moore
Donna T. Myers
Brian J. O’Brien
Edmond F. Opler
Allen J. Ottens, Ph.D.
Amy Ottens
Marion Searle Rice
John W. Rogers, Jr.
Heidi L. Rudolph
Nan Schaffer, D.V.M.
Jack Shaffer
Dr. Alissa Shulkin
David Hart B. Smith
Paul F. Stack
David F. Sterling
David A.F. Sweet
Nancy C. Tameling
Kenneth N. Thompson
Barbara Trees
George S. Trees, Jr.
Joseph F. Veverka
Thomas Wenzl
Luisa T. Young
Jeffrey R. Yuknis

Patrick A. Botticelli
Elizabeth Hamill Bramsen (GLM)
Velma Butler
George M. Covington
James W. DeYoung
Amy T. Dickinson
Joseph N. DiNatale
Carol Ann M. Dvorak
Marshall Field V
Bert A. Getz, Sr.
Fredrick H. Gohl, Jr.
Jonathan C. Hamill (GLM)
Richard M. Held
Paul F. Jock II
Wendell A. Kapustiak
John W. Kemp
Eliza L. Kerr
Lee A. Korhumel (GLM)
Mrs. William N. Lane III
Sara N. Love
Thomas A. Marrinson
Trina Gordon McCallister
Mrs. C. Bruce McLagan
Ralph P. Melbourne
Michael J. Miller
Greg Norwell
Elliott N. Otis
Nancy Jo Peters
Susan Stokely Rice
Robert H. Schumacher
Thomas C. Shields
Harold B. Smith, Jr.
Edward Byron Smith
Caroline R. Tecson
Corwith C. White, Ph.D.
James W. Wicklander
Thomas R. Williams, Jr.
Nancy Hamill Winter (GLM)

(GLM) Governing Life Member


Women's Board Members

Jennifer L. Bellini, President
Stephanie Bryan Kangas, 
    First Vice-President
Romana E. Malinowski,
    Second Vice-President
Cathie Overmyer, M.D., Secretary
Sarah E. Opler, Treasurer

Pat Abinion
Mrs. Nicholas S. Amatangelo
Pamela Andrews
Barbara J. Bradford
Elizabeth Hamill Bramsen

Esther Bryan

Erin K. Brown-Carter
Melissa L. Canning
Josie Croll
Britta Cuming
Vicki L. DeMar
Diane V. Dygert
Rosa M. Ebling
Shari L. Erwin
Janet R. Ezekiel
Anne M. Fahner
Kathryn Feagans
Sherry Featherstone
Susan B. Frangella
Sasha L. Gerritson


 

Roxann Giovannini
Rashada Hamlin
Melissa Heerboth
​Kathy Keenan
Lori A. Lande
Michele Needham
Shannon Nourbash
Tamara Olszewski
Jennifer Popish
Tanuja Rathi
Michaelene Roark
Leigh Sasser
Jennifer Schindl
Traci Schofield
Elisa S. Templeton



For questions, please contact Director of Board Relations Gladys Lopez, gladys.lopez@czs.org
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