Board of Directors


The Northeast Illinois Council Executive Board is elected annually by the Council members-at-large and Chartered Organization Representatives.

The Executive Board is the governing body of the council territory, empowered by the council body to act in its stead. It takes action to achieve the purposes of the local council. It establishes the council program, carries out resolutions, establishes and enforces policy and hires a Scout Executive, all according to guidelines of the Council Body. 

  Among its responsibilities are:

  • Exercises all powers of the council body between meetings of the council. This does not include authority to change or amend the articles of incorporation.
  • Approves the program and plans of various committees.
  • Selects and employs a council Scout Executive when a vacancy occurs.
  • Approves and administers a budget adequate to achieve the objectives of Scouting.
  • Coordinates and supports the work of districts in various phases of Council Program and works to build strong district organizations.
  • Raises the dollars necessary to carry out a full Scouting Program in the Council.

President, Gregory Lawless
Commissioner, Bethany Micksch
VP Development, Ken Morrison
Treasurer, William Ratzer
VP Administration, John Wolfson
VP Member-at-Large, Andy Langan
VP Learning For Life, Charmaine Hillary
VP Legal, Steven Hunter
VP Membership, Dale Thomas
VP Member-at-Large, Ron Peterson
VP Operations, Rick Jeffries
VP Program, Tom Macfadden

Gregory Lawless
Bethany Micksch
Ron Peterson
Ken Morrison

Felicia Brandt
Alison Davies
Bob Dold
Rick Gallagher
Armin Gerhardt
Tony Giamis
Lee Haak
Pat Heneghan
Charmaine Hillary
Steven Hunter
Matt Hutchings
Rick Jeffries
Pat Klemens
Andy Langan
Gregory Lawless
Tom Macfadden
Larry Marshall
Bethany Micksch
Kent Middleton
Ken Morrison
Curt Nerenberg
Michael Nerheim
Bill Parthun
Dan Peterson
Ron Peterson
Gregory Pinter
William Ratzer
John Riddle
Leon Rockingham
Keith Ross
Mike Rubison
Mike Rummel
Kevin Rupprecht
Ayal Sharvit
William Sholten
Reed Snyder
Dale Thomas
John Wolfson

Pete Armstrong
LeRoy Bair
Kevin Baldwin
Brian Buesing
Bruce Chudacoff
Anne Fay
Clark Federer
John Fox
William Gregory
Eric Guenther
Robert Markoff
John Marmet
Tom McIlwee
Stephen Murrill
Rick Schneider
Jon Stevens
Bill Stewart
Don Swanson
Bert Tucker
Royce Wood
Larry Young

John A. Canning, Jr.
Frank W. Considine
A. Steven Crown
Daniel M. Crown
James S. Crown
Joel M. Dalkin
John A. Edwardson
J.A. (Tony) Figueroa
William G. Fox
Jeffrey H. Hillebrand
Gerald W. Howard
Vernon R. Loucks, Jr.
John Jadel
John Landgraf
Barry L. MacLean
Brian G. Mason
John F. McDonough
Mark C. Miller
David B. Mullen
Ray Murphy
Thomas S. Ricketts
Robert Palmer
Ted Phillips
Samuel K. Skinner
Rick Waddell
Edward J. Wehmer
Terry Weppler
Norman H. Wesley