Our Leadership

We are agents of positive change.

For the last 70 years, the Illinois Bar Foundation has attracted a diverse and passionate group of individuals committed to protecting the rights of Illinois citizens and caring for those in need.

Board of Directors

Officers of the Board

Directors of the Board

Board Past Presidents

1951 – 1952 Joseph H. Hinshaw
1952 –1953 Thomas J. Welch
1953 – 1954 Timothy I. McKnight
1954 – 1955 Karl C. Williams
1955 – 1956 Thomas S. Edmonds
1956 – 1957 James G. Thomas
1957 – 1958 Barnabas F. Sears
1958 – 1959 Timothy W. Swain
1959 David J. A. Haye
1960 Gerald C. Snyder
1960 – 1961 Edward B. Love
1961 – 1966 Joseph H. Hinshaw
1966 – 1971 Caswell J. Crebs
1971 – 1975 Lloyd J. Tyler
1975 – 1978 Howard W. Clement
1978 – 1980 John Yantis
1980 – 1982 Maurice J. McCarthy
1982 – 1984 Maurice E. Bone
1984 – 1986 Roger G. Fein
1986 – 1988 Wilbur F. Pell, III
1988 – 1990 Robert E. Jones
1991 – 1992 John J. Cassidy, Jr.
1992 – 1993 John R. Luedtke
1994 – 1996 Joanne H. Saunders
1996 – 1998 John B. Kincaid
1998 – 2000 Hon. Dennis J. Burke
2000 – 2002 Mark D. Hassakis
2002 – 2004 Warren Lupel
2004 – 2006 Russell K. Scott
2006 – 2008 David B. Sosin
2008 – 2010 Vincent F. Cornelius
2010 – 2012 George Mahoney
2012 – 2014 Hon. Debra B. Walker
2014 – 2015 James M. Lestikow
2015 – 2016 Shawn S. Kasserman
2016 – 2017 Elizabeth A. Kaveny
2017 – 2018 Perry J. Browder
2018 – 2019 Timothy W. Kelly
2019 – 2020 Deane B. Brown

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Our team is made up of collaborative, compassionate and strategic leaders that help pave the way for positive change. Contact us if you are interested in being a part of this dynamic team.

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