Executive Board

The governing body of the association is an elected Executive Board

The Executive Board is comprised of sixteen members:   the president, the vice-president/president-elect, twelve directors-at-large, the immediate past president and the ALA Councilor.  The Executive Board shall adopt, implement, and enforce all policies and budgets for the association and coordinate all activities of the association.


  1. Pattie Piotrowski Pattie Piotrowski, President University Librarian, Dean of Library Instructional Services at University of Illinois at Springfield
  2. Melissa Gardner Melissa Gardner, Vice President/President-Elect Palatine Public Library District
  3. Betsy Adamowski Betsy Adamowski, Immediate Past President Director at Wheaton Public Library
  4. Sarah Keister Armstrong Sarah Keister Armstrong, Director-at-Large Turks Cap Consulting
  5. Christine Barr Christine Barr, Director-at-Large LMC Director at Fabyan Elementary School
  6. Veronica De Fazio Veronica De Fazio, Director-at-Large Head of Youth Services at Plainfield Public Library District
  7. Nanette Donohue Nanette Donohue, Director-at-Large Asst. Manager of Adult Services at Champaign Public Library
  8. Jeremy Dunn Jeremy Dunn, Director-at-Large Chicago Public Library
  9. Richard Kong Richard Kong, Director-at-Large Director at Skokie Public Library
  10. Dennis Krieb Dennis Krieb, Director-at-Large Director at Lewis & Clark Community College
  11. Jason F. Kuhl Jason F. Kuhl, Director-at-Large Director at Arlington Heights Memorial Library
  12. Allen Lanham Allen Lanham, Director-at-Large, ALA Councilor Eastern Illinois University
  13. Nancy Maloney Nancy Maloney, Director-at-Large Deere & Co.
  14. Rob Morrison Rob Morrison, Director-at-Large Dean, Library & Learning Support at National Louis University
  15. Brian Shepard Brian Shepard, Director-at-Large Indian Trails Public Library District
  16. Leander Spearman Leander Spearman, Director-at-Large Director at Belleville Public Library

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