Board Of Directors

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management's Board of Directors is comprised of high-ranking executives from major Chicago area businesses and organizations.

Always pro-active, our Board spearheads new programs and further development of the School, guiding us through our strategic planning and policy-making activities. Lake Forest Graduate School of Management's Board of Directors meets four times per year in November, February, June and September.

Each LFGSM board member also serves on one of the following LFGSM committees:  Educational Programs & Solutions; R&D and Innovation; Marketing, Admissions & Corporate Sales; HR & Fundraising; Finance; Information Technology; or the Subcommittee on Human Resources and Compensation.

Each year, LFGSM awards the Distinguished Director Award to one of its board members.

Board of Directors

Rick L. Adams
Vice President, Grainger Community Grant Program (Retired)

Joher S. Akolawala
Vice President, Finance (Grocery)
Kraft Foods Group

Joan H. Bailar
Vice President & COO (Retired)
Advocate Health Centers

Jody C. Berns
Managing Director, Business Systems (Retired)

Edward O. Carney
President & CEO
Superior Graphite

Patricia A. Coffey
Senior Vice President, Technology & Operations
Allstate Insurance Company

William J. Colbourne
Senior Vice President, HR & Administration
BlueCross BlueShield Association

Mark N. Dajani
Sr. Vice President & CIO
Mondelez International

Antoinette L. Gawin
Vice President, Market Access & Commercial Excellence
Baxter Healthcare Corporation

John F. Ginascol
Vice President, Nutrition Supply Chain

Kenneth A. Hoffman (Board Vice-Chair)
Group President, Industrial/Global Stretch Packaging Systems Group
Illinois Tool Works Inc


Christopher Kempa
VP & General Manager, Global Business and Operations

Warren D. Lindley                           Divisional Vice President, Organizational Design and Effectiveness                                  
Walgreen Company

David M. McDonough (Board Chair)
Chief Executive Officer (Retired)
Trustmark Companies

Carlos M. Minetti
President, Consumer Banking and Operations
Discover Financial Services

John P. Pappas (Board Secretary)
Senior Vice President
Coleman Cable, Inc.

John N. Popoli
President & Chief Exectutive Officer
Lake Forest Graduate School of Management

Stephen D. Schutt
Lake Forest College

Scott I. Shaffer
Forensic & Valuation Services Wisconsin Practice Leader
Grant Thornton LLP

Richard B. Surkamer
Investor and Media Advisor
Surkamer Advisers, LLC

Leanna J. Walther
Vice President, Human Resources, Operations
AbbVie Inc.