Chairman Gerald M. Keenan was appointed to the Board by Governor Bruce Rauner in 2015. He has many years of experience as a regulator, entrepreneur, consultant and financier in the electric, natural gas, and telecommunications industries. His wide ranging energy industry experience includes: service as General Manager of the Illinois Commerce Commission; extensive experience in strategic and corporate planning, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring; board level advisor to Fortune 500 energy companies; active participation in Federal and state efforts to develop market based solutions to environmental issues, including development of SO2, NOX and VOC trading markets; and development and implementation of competitive market frameworks for natural gas and electricity in the US and other countries.
Mr. Keenan was a partner in PriceWaterHouseCoopers LLP, where he led the Energy Strategy Consulting practice for North America, and in Coopers & Lybrand LLP.
He has extensive international experience, including significant work in China, Mexico, Brazil, El Salvador, England, Scotland and Germany. He has worked in Haiti since 2001 and serves as a director of three not for profit organizations that operate educational, medical and economic development programs in Haiti.
|Board Member Zalewski|
Board Member Carrie Zalewski was appointed to the Board by Governor Pat Quinn in 2009. Ms. Zalewski is a licensed attorney in Illinois. Prior to joining the Board, Ms. Zalewski served as Assistant Chief Counsel at the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) where she was the lead environmental compliance attorney. While at IDOT, Ms. Zalewski dealt with various environmental issues involving NPDES permits, leaking underground storage tanks, reviewing NEPA documents for IDOT projects and other air, land and water issues faced by IDOT. Ms. Zalewski has also worked for the State Appellate Defender’s Office and in private practice. She has a Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana. While at the University of Illinois, she studied abroad in Durban, South Africa. Ms. Zalewski was selected as a member of the Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership in 2008.
|Board Member Burke|
Board Member Jennifer A. Burke was appointed to the Board by Governor Pat Quinn in 2011. Ms. Burke is a licensed attorney in Illinois since 1995. Prior to joining the Board, Ms. Burke served as Senior Counsel to the City of Chicago in the Department of Law. While at the City of Chicago, Ms. Burke focused on environmental matters including Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act ( RCRA) litigation, brownfield redevelopment, and compliance with air, waste, asbestos, and lead regulations. Ms. Burke previously was a partner in the law firm of Jenner & Block in Chicago representing clients in various environmental matters including environmental enforcement, toxic tort litigation, insurance coverage litigation, cost recovery litigation, and environmental due diligence in corporate transactions. Her law degree is from Chicago-Kent College of Law and her undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Ms. Burke lives in Chicago.
|Board Member Glosser|
Board Member Deanna Glosser was appointed to the Board by Governor Pat Quinn in 2011 and was designated chairman in September 2013. Dr. Glosser is an environmental planner with a doctoral degree from the Department of Urban & Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (UIUC). She worked for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for 13 years and was president of Environmental Planning Solutions, Inc., a small, woman-owned business for eight years. Dr. Glosser has been involved with urban and environmental planning issues for over twenty-five years. She was closely involved with the American Planning Association (APA) for over ten years and has co-authored three policy guides for APA on wetlands, endangered species, and community and regional food planning. In addition, Dr. Glosser has served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at UIUC’s Department of Urban & Regional Planning and an Adjunct Professor in the Environmental Studies program at the University of Illinois-Springfield.
|Board Member O’Leary|
Board Member Jerome D. O’Leary was appointed to the Board in 2012 by Governor Pat Quinn. Prior to joining the Board, Mr. O’Leary was the Director of Energy for the United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters (2006-2011), and an International Representative for the United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters (1992-2006). He was also Business Manager of the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 25. Over the years, Mr. O’Leary was employed by various contractors performing the installation of piping systems on power plants, refineries, boilers, food production plants, chemical plants, manufacturing plants, and water and waste plants. Additionally, Mr. O’Leary has been involved in reviewing many draft air and water permits for proposed facilities which include gas and coal fired power plants, ethanol and petroleum refineries, and coal to synthetic gas plants. Mr. O’Leary is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.