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Board Information

Park Board meetings are held twice monthly on Thursdays. Committee meetings are typically held the 2nd Thursday of the month and begin at 5:30 p.m.  Regular Board meetings are held the 4th Thursday of the month and begin at 6:30 p.m. Meetings take place at the Winnetka Park District Administrative Office, 540 Hibbard Road. For more information, please call (847) 501-2040.

Brad McLane

Brad McLane
President

593 Provident Ave, (847) 441-0985 - bmclane@winpark.org

 

Brad has been a resident of Winnetka for 17 years. He and his wife Dede, have one child at Crow Island and two who went through D36 and NTHS to successfully land in college! Brad holds a BA degree from Yale in Architecture and Organizational Behavior, an accounting certificate from Cornell and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. For the past 17 years, he has been an executive search consultant focused on recruiting Chief Marketing Officers. He recently rejoined the founder of his former firm and started the Chicago office of RSR Partners. Prior to that, he held marketing and brand manager roles with Ralston Purina in St. Louis and Coca-Cola in Houston; which was followed by two entrepreneurial, start-up businesses in Houston. He started his career as a “liberal arts program” auditor with Price Waterhouse in their New York office.

Brad served as Chair of the Winnetka Caucus Council in 2001 and as Chair of the Village Committee in 2000. He was a Commissioner on the Winnetka Plan Commission (2002-2005), a board member on the Winnetka Parks Foundation (2002 to 2008) and a board member of the Winnetka Paddle Tennis Club (2003 to 2007). He was recently elected to Vice Chairman of Winnetka Congregational Church. Brad has been involved in a number of youth programs in the Village including set building and acting in the Winnetka Children’s Theater; and coaching in the Kenilworth Winnetka Baseball Association, the Winnetka Park District softball program and the Winnetka Hockey Club’s House League.

Ian Larkin

Ian Larkin
Vice President

988 Oak St., (847) 441-5004 - ilarkin@winpark.org

Ian and his wife Nora have resided in Winnetka for fourteen years. They have six children ages 16 to 5. Ian holds a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. Ian is a founding partner of Maranon Capital and has over 24 years of experience in leveraged lending, private equity and investment banking.

Ian coaches various kids sports and is captain of the worst softball team in WPD history(the Washington Generals).

Ian currently serves on the Winnetka Park District Administration (Chairperson), Finance, and Parks and Beaches Committees. Ian is also a Park Board representative to the Winnetka Parks Foundation.

In 2012 Ian was elected to the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) Board of Trustees. Currently he serves on the Ambassador and Membership committees for the Association.

Teresa ClaybrookTeresa Claybrook
Commissioner

878 Oak Street, tclaybrook@winpark.org

Teresa and her husband Bob have resided in Winnetka for 9 years. They have three boys, ages 8, 8 and 6, who all attend Crow Island.   Teresa received her BA from Colorado College with a double major in Biology and Economics. Teresa has an 18 year history in professional services, and she currently works for Ernst & Young helping manage four of their global priority accounts. Prior to working at Ernst & Young, she was a Director at Balanced Scorecard Collaborative where she helped companies execute upon their strategic plans.  Prior to that, she held a variety of leadership roles at Gartner Group. Teresa and her family are active participants in many of the park programs and extensive users of the Winnetka parks.

Teresa currently serves on the Winnetka Park District Parks and Beaches (Chairperson) and Recreation Committees. Teresa is also a Park Board liaison to School District 36 and New Trier Township High School.

Richard PierceRichard Pierce
Commissioner

1550 Tower Rd., (847) 446-5967 - rpierce@winpark.org

Richard and his wife Suzanne have resided in Winnetka for 20 years. Their son attends Holderness School in New Hampshire. Richard received his B.A. in History from Lawrence University, M.A. in History from University of Toronto, M.S. in Education from Northwestern University and his J.D. from Loyola University School of Law. For the past eighteen years he has been teaching Advanced Placement European History and Constitutional Law at A.E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire. During that time he served as a consultant to the College Board AP Program.

Preceding his career in education, Richard held the position of Associate Counsel at Francorp, a franchise development consulting firm. For the previous thirteen years he was an independent futures trader at the Chicago Board of Trade. Richard served on the Board of Directors of the Old Willow Club as Director of Buildings and Grounds.

Richard currently serves on the Winnetka Park District Revenue Facilities (Chairperson), Administration and Audit Committees.

Edn HarneyEdward Harney
Commissioner

535 Oak St., (847) 446-7294 - eharney@winpark.org

Ed has been a resident of Winnetka for over 40 years. He and his wife Kathy have two children, age 14 and 12, attending Choate Rosemary Hall and North Shore Country Day School. The Harney family are active users of our great beaches, parks, boat launch, and recreation programming. Ed holds a BA in Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from DePaul University. Ed's career concentration is in non-durable consumer products with professional experience at Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Quaker Oats/Pepsico, GE Capital and the Richelieu Group. Ed has been active in numerous local youth sports programs both as a coach and parent leader. He was Co-Chair of the Winnetka Caucus Council in 2006, having chaired the Village Candidate Committee in 2005 and the Schools Committee in 2004, and was elected to the Winnetka Community House Board of Governor’s in 2008.

Ed currently serves on the Winnetka Park District Finance and Revenue Facilities Committees. Ed is also a Park Board representative to the Winnetka Parks Foundation.

Gerri KahnweilerGerri Kahnweiler
Commissioner

1070 Westmoor Rd., (847) 441-6402 - gkahnweiler@winpark.org

Gerri has been a resident of Winnetka for 18 Years. She and her husband have four children, one working professionally for the Levy Organization at Wrigley Field, one working as a ski patrol in Colorado, one attending Vanderbilt University and one attending Bowdoin College. Gerri holds a BS degree in Accounting from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) and a MBA in Finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Gerri has been an active trustee on the Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, currently serving as the Chairwomen. She also serves on the board of the Jewish Federation-Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago and is also a Trustee for New Trier Township. Among her numerous local activities, she has served as a Peer Jury Adult Advocate and chair of the Health and Human Service Committee of New Trier Township, past treasurer of the Winnetka Parks Foundation and various school related activities.

Gerri currently serves on the Winnetka Park District Finance (Chairperson), Recreation (Chairperson), Administration and Audit Committees.

John ThomasJohn Thomas
Commissioner

525 Ash St., (847) 446-5401 - jthomas@winpark.org

John and his wife Ellen have lived in Winnetka for 41 years. Their two married sons went to Winnetka grade schools and N.T.H.S. He attended The University of Michigan College of Engineering, and School of Business Administration, earning a BS and MBA.

John started at Procter & Gamble in industrial engineering and went to marketing. He came to Chicago to manage an AMEX company. His last decade of business was managing a national consultancy. Now retired, he continues to publish The Procter & Gamble Alumni Directory as a charity fund raiser.

John chaired the 1999 Caucus Parks Committee and then the 2000 Winnetka Caucus Council. He served on the Zoning Board of Appeals and on the Winnetka Planning Commission.

He was on the Executive Committee of the Northern Illinois Girl Scouts and was President of United Way -Winnetka/Northfield. John was on the Winnetka Youth Organization board in 1986-2002, He rejoined that Board in 2011 and chairs the WYO Board. He is also on the Board of the Winnetka/Northfield Rotary and president-elect of that group. He was a Winnetka Parks Commissioner in 2005-2009 and returned for a second term in 2011.

John currently serves on the Park District Audit (chairperson), Parks and Beaches, Recreation and Revenue Facilities Committees. John is also the WPD representative to the Winnetka Planning Commission and Winnetka Caucus Council.

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2014 Regular Board Committee  Meetings

( Printable Schedule )

January 9, 2014
Board Committee Meeting

January 16, 2014
Regular Board Meeting

February 13, 2014
Board Committee Meeting

February 27, 2014
Regular Board Meeting

March 13, 2014
Regular Board Meeting

April 10, 2014
Board Committee Meeting

April 24, 2014
Regular Board Meeting

May 8, 2014
Board Committe Meeting

May 15, 2014
Regular Board Meeting

June 12, 2014
Board Committee Meeting

June 26, 2014
Regular Board Meeting

July 10, 2014
Board Committee Meeting

July 24, 2014
Regular Board Meeting

August 14, 2014
Regular Board Meeting

September 11 2014
Regular Board Meeting
 

October 2, 2014
Board Committee Meeting

October 9, 2014
Board Committee Meeting - cancelled

October 23, 2014
Regular Board Meeting

November 6, 2014
Board Committee Meeting


November 13, 2014
Regular Board Meeting

December 18, 2014
Regular Board Meeting

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