Adler Planetarium

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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

John W. Estey, Chair                    
Joseph T. Lower, Vice Chair
Lamar A. Johnson, AIA, Vice Chair          
Irene S. Phelps, Vice Chair         
Barbara L. Stewart, Secretary
William J. Lutz, Treasurer
Michelle B. Larson, Ph.D., President


Elected Trustees

Cynthia L. Ballew

Raj Bhatia
David A. Carlquist

Linda I. Celesia
Peter B. Cook

Daniel P. Cooney


Bryan C. Cressey

David A. Crown, Ph.D.

Christopher Curtis
Howard L. Ecker

Daniel R. Eder

Douglas A Engel

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 Lockett
Steven S. Louis, MD
Capt. James A. Lovell, Jr.
Brooke MacLean
Fidel Marquez Jr.

Andrew J. Mills
Thomas A. Nardi
John J. Paro

Pradip K. Patiath

Marc Paulhus
Dushan Petrovich
Nicholas J. Pritzker

Jeffrey S. Rothstein

Nancy Ruscheinski

Matthew F. Sauer

Gurpreet Singh
Donna N. Smith
Paul Steinberg

Barbara L. Stewart
Scott C. Swanson


Life Trustees

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

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

James J. O'Connor
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 Patrick Quinn, Governor, State of Illinois
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