There is no disability specific committee on the transition policy committees released
from the Rauner Administration today.

Story from The Illinois Observer below.


Governor-elect Bruce Rauner today announced the co-chairs of 10 transition policy
The committees range from agriculture to government operations.

“It is essential for us to have the best and brightest and most informed group of
talent from around the state providing input on how to make Illinois compassionate
and competitive,” Rauner said.

Transition policy committee co-chairs will bring insight from both inside and outside
state government, providing policy recommendations for how to turn our state
around, according to Rauner.

“Illinois is a diverse state with many different points of view,” Lt. Gov-elect Evelyn
Sanguinnetti, the transition committee chair, added. “It is our hope with these
committees and policy input from people from around the state that we will make
Illinois great.”

•           Tony Smith, Executive Director W. Clement Stone and Jessie V. Stone
•           Beth Purvis, CEO, Chicago International Charter School
•           Dr. Alice Marie Jacobs, President Danville Area Community College
•           Al Bowman, President Emeritus, Illinois State University
•           Karen Reagan, 2nd Grade Teacher, Century School District
•           Dr. Lazaro Lopez, Associate Superintendent for Teaching and Learning,
High School District 214

Healthcare and Human Services
•           Eric Hargan, Former Deputy Secretary and Regulatory Policy Officer
at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Shareholder, Greenberg
Traurig, LLP.
•           Ken Smithmier, President and Chief Executive Officer, Decatur
Memorial Hospital
•           Neli Vasquez-Rowland, President, A Safe Haven Foundation

•           MarySue Barrett, President, Metropolitan Planning Council
•           Del Wilkins, President, Illinois Marine Towing, Inc.
•           Kirk Dillard, Chairman, Regional Transportation Authority

•           Len Corzine, Past President, National Corn Growers Association and
“Illinois Corn Growers Association, Farmer
•           Heather Hampton-Knodle, Past President, Illinois Agri Women, Chair,
Montgomery County Board Economic Development Committee and Farmer
•           Jeff Beasley, Past President, Illinois Beef Association
•           Corey Flournoy, Center for Urban Agricultural Education Director,
University of Illinois

Intergovernmental Efficiencies and Local Government
•           Karen Darch, Village President, Village of Barrington
•           Jim Ardis, Mayor, City of Peoria
•           Chuck Griswold, Mayor, City of Fairfield
•           Ruben Pineda, Mayor, City of West Chicago

Economic Development
•           Doug Oberhelman, Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar
•           Ezequiel (Zeke) Flores, CEO, Flying Retail LLC
•           William Foster, CEO and Senior Pastor, Providence Development
Corporation, Providence Baptist Church & President & CEO of Baptist General
State Convention of Illinois

•           Alyssa Rapp, Founder and CEO, Bottlenotes, Inc.

Energy and Environment
•           Amy Francetic, CEO, Clean Energy Trust
•           Jerri Titsworth, Environmental Supervisor, Marathon Petroleum
Company LP
•           Charlie Potter, President and CEO, Max McGraw Wildlife

Public Safety
•           John Maki, Executive Director, John Howard Association of
•           Diane Williams, President Emeritus, Safer Foundation
•           Paula Wolff, Director, Illinois Justice Project
•           Chuck Peck, Shift Supervisor, Vienna Correctional Center

Government Operations
•           Deb DeHaas, Vice Chair, Deloitte LLP
•           David Kahnweiler, Chairman and CEO, Colliers Chicago
•           John Garabedian, Senior Partner and Managing Director, BCG

•           Dave Leckrone, Colonel U.S Army (Retired)
•           Juan Pérez  – Sergeant, United States Marine Corps
•           Brian Rowland, CEO, A Safe Haven LLC

Rauner takes office on January 12, 2015.

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