Adler Planetarium

Officers and Trustees

The Adler Board of Trustees is a diverse team of corporate, philanthropic, academic, and government leaders that serves as the governing body of the institution. Trustees set and oversee Adler plans and policies, serve as ambassadors to the larger community, secure support for programs, and are primary stewards of the Adler’s finances and museum collections.


Officers

Scott C. Swanson, Chair                    
Lamar A. Johnson, AIA, Vice Chair                 
Barbara L. Stewart, Secretary
William J. Lutz, Treasurer
Michelle B. Larson, Ph.D., President and CEO


Elected Trustees

Cynthia L. Ballew
Raj Bhatia
Amy L. Carbone
David A. Carlquist
Kath M. Carter
Daniel P. Cooney
Bryan C. Cressey
David A. Crown, Ph.D.
Howard L. Ecker
Daniel R. Eder
Douglas A. Engel
John W. Estey
Jeffrey T. Foland
J. Erik Fyrwald
Ryan Garino

Steven Y. Gold
Robert N. Gordon
William J. Gruber
Raj P. Gupta, PE
Darrel Hackett
Kathy Hopinkah Hannan
Bernard L. Hengesbaugh
Jonathan H. Herbst
Stefan C. James
Imogene Powers Johnson
Lisa H. Lewis
Phyllis M. Lockett
Steven S. Louis, MD
Capt. James A. Lovell, Jr.
Joseph T. Lower

Brooke MacLean
Fidel Marquez Jr.

Andrew J. Mills
Thomas A. Nardi
John J. Paro
Pradip K. Patiath
Dushan Petrovich
Nicholas J. Pritzker
Jeffrey S. Rothstein
Nancy Ruscheinski
Matthew F. Sauer
Gurpreet Singh
Donna N. Smith
Paul D. Steinberg


Life Trustees

Jill W. Adler*
Carolyn Doane Bowman
Linda I. Celesia
Donald C. Clark, Jr.
Frank M. Clark
Earle M. Combs III
J. Douglas Donenfeld

*deceased 2015

Michel J. Feldman
David W. Fox, Sr.
Howard S. Goss
C. Paul Johnson*
David Mintzer, Ph.D.
Kenneth Nebenzahl
James J. O'Connor

Irene S. Phelps
George W. Reed Jr., Ph.D.
Harold Byron Smith
Peter O. Vandervoort, Ph.D.
Jay N. Whipple, Jr.
Edward J. Williams


Ex-Officio Trustees

The Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of Chicago
Michael P. Kelly, General Superintendent/CEO, Chicago Park District
Penelope L. Peterson, Ph.D., Northwestern University
Sean B. Reynolds, Northwestern University
John E. Carlstrom, Ph.D., The University of Chicago
Edward W. Kolb, Ph.D., The University of Chicago
Nancy Emrich Freeman, Co-Chair, Adler Planetarium Webster Club
Elisa Primavera-Bailey, President, Adler Planetarium Women's Board
Michelle B. Larson, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Adler Planetarium