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Honorary Chairs


The Honorable Bruce Rauner, Illinois Governor

Bruce Rauner is a businessman and currently serving as the 42nd Governor of Illinois. He attended Dartmouth College and obtained an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Rauner returned to Illinois in 1981 and joined the startup investment company Golder, Thoma, Cressey (later GTCR) and helped build it into one of the most successful businesses in Illinois.

Rauner is a key supporter of projects such as Chicago's new Red Cross regional headquarters, the YMCA in Little Village, Illinois, charter high schools, and scholarship programs for disadvantaged students.  A self-made businessman, Rauner is truly committed to turning around Illinois.  His vision is to create a more prosperous state where everyone has the opportunity to succeed. 


Robert Sehring, Chief Executive Officer, OSF Healthcare

Bob Sehring was named the Chief Executive Officer for OSF HealthCare in 2017. In this position, he coordinates services at four OSF hospitals: Peoria-based OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Galesburg -based OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Monmouth -based OSF Holy Family Medical Center and Kewanee -based OSF Saint Luke Medical Center. He also oversees the area's physician practices.  He joined OSF in 2002 and served various roles including Chief Operating Officer, Chief Ministry Services Officer, Chief Executive Officer of Ambulatory Services, Chief Executive Officer of Health Plans and others.  Prior to joining OSF, he held various executive positions with Aetna, New York Life, and Metropolitan Life Insurance. Mr. Sehring earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Public Accounting from Hofstra University, Uniondale, NY.


The Honorable Toni Preckwinkle, Board President, Cook County

President Preckwinkle has been a dedicated leader for over two decades. She has worked with the Board of Commissioners, elected officials and County employees to implement major reform and reshape County government through fiscal responsibility, innovative leadership, transparency and accountability, and improved services. Since taking office in 2010, President Preckwinkle has rebuilt the credibility of County government, solving for more than $1.6 billion in budget deficits. She established the County’s first performance management initiative to demand more accountability from County operations and employees. President Preckwinkle has a broad policy agenda focusing on critical public safety reform, strengthening the County’s health care system, and increasing the capacity and capability of economic development efforts.


Robert Schillerstrom, Chairman, Illinois Tollway Board

Chairman Bob Schillerstrom is a partner in Ice Miller's Public Affairs Group. He has more than 30 years of experience counseling clients on matters relating to local and state governments, including community relations, public affairs and strategic public policy development, as well as real estate tax appeals issues and zoning related matters. He previously served three terms as chairman of the DuPage County Board. He earned a reputation for reducing property taxes, lowering county property taxes nine out of 12 years and consistently doing more for DuPage County taxpayers with less money. He has been an active figure in DuPage County politics for three decades, regularly holding leadership positions in local and county governments. He earned his bachelor's degree at Illinois College and his law degree at Chicago-Kent College of Law.


Gary Roberts, President, Bradley University

Gary R. Roberts became the 11th President of Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, on January 1, 2016. He graduated from Bradley University in 1970 with a B.A. degree in economics, and in the top ten percent of his class from Stanford Law School with a J.D. in 1975. Prior to Bradley, Roberts was the Dean and Bepko Professor of Law at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. Prior to that, he spent 24 years at Tulane University Law School serving as Vice Dean, Deputy Dean, the Sumter Davis Marks professor of Business Law, and Director of the first Sports Law Program established in the United States. After law school he clerked for a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco before joining the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, DC. He is considered one of the foremost sports law experts and scholars in the country.


Sergio "Satch" Pecori , Chairman of National American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and CEO Hanson Professional Services, Inc.

Satch Pecori is President and CEO of Hanson Professional Services, Inc. in Illinois. He is the Chairman of the national American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and is active on their Planning Cabinet, International Committee and Design Professionals Coalition. He has served previously on the Executive Committee as Senior Vice Chair & Treasurer. As the fourth president and CEO in Hanson’s 62-year history, with more than 40 years of experience in the engineering industry, Mr. Pecori has a wealth of knowledge designing and managing complex projects throughout the U.S. He also is highly regarded in the technical field, serving as an ambassador for the engineering profession in numerous leadership roles. Mr. Pecori received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in geotechnical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.