NIU Foundation Board of Directors

Officers and Leadership

mike cullenCHAIR

Michael Cullen

B.S. Finance, '84
B.S. Accountancy, '87

President & CEO,
First Midwest Bank

chris coleVICE CHAIR

Chris Cole

B.S. Accountancy, ‘75

Retired Senior Vice President, Finance Strategy,

McDonald’s USA, LLC

18-jack_tierney-wd-1TREASURER

John (Jack) Tierney

B.S. Marketing, ’75
M.S.Ed., ‘78

Executive Director,

Unit Trust Division,

Invesco Ltd.

bill taylorASSISTANT TREASURER

William Taylor

B.S. Accountancy, '67

Retired Partner,
Deloitte & Touche

catherine squiresPRESIDENT & CEO

Catherine Squires

B.M. Music, ‘80

V.P. University Advancement, Northern Illinois University

melissa nigroSECRETARY

Melissa Nigro

Director of Board Relations,
Chief of Staff,

NIU Foundation

Directors

stacey barsemaStacey Barsema
President, Barsema Foundation

william bostonWilliam Boston  

B.S. Marketing, '70
M.B.A., '71

Chairman & CEO, DynamicSignals, LLC

brent brodeskiBrent Brodeski

B.S. Finance, '88
M.B.A., '91

CEO, Savant Capital Management, Inc.

john-burnsJohn Burns

B.A. English, ‘88

Founder/Chairman,

Citizens Rx

ColemanWheeler Coleman

B.S. Computer Science, ‘83

CEO & Founder, Executive Consultants United

carol-crenshawCarol Crenshaw

B.S. Accountancy, '78

Retired Vice President & CFO, The Chicago Community Trust

cindy-crockerCynthia Crocker

B.S. Marketing, ‘80

Retired Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Corporate Communications,

Equity Group Investments

john-thomas-futrellJohn Thomas Futrell

M.B.A., '79

Senior Vice President,
First Trust Advisors, LLC

dave heideDavid Heide

B.S. Marketing, ‘85

Managing Director &
Financial Advisor, RBC

Kalk

Zachary Kalk

Student Director

Major: Business Management

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Anthony Kambich

B.S. Education, ‘59

President, Deerfield/North Shore Montessori Schools

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John Landgraf

B.S. Biological Sciences, '74

Retired Executive Vice President, Abbott

Murer

Cherilyn Murer

J.D., ‘78

President & CEO, CGM Advisory Group

Ian Pearson

Student Director

Major: Nonprofit Management

rs16843_001_james_pick_cp-119x169 James Pick, Ph.D.

M.S. Education, ‘69

Professor, School of Business

University of Redlands, CA

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Manny Sanchez

B.S. Political Science, ‘70

Founder & Managing Partner,

Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP

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Jaymie Simmon

B.S. Education, '70

Writer

Teller

Harlan Teller

B.A. English, ‘73

Executive Director, APCO Worldwide

jeffrey yordonIMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR

Jeffrey Yordon

B.S. Political Science, '70

President & COO,
Athenex Pharmaceuticals