We are proud to have a highly engaged Board of Directors who are extremely dedicated to our mission. Our monthly Board meetings keep everyone apprised of updates and happenings, and help staff strategize for challenges and opportunities. We work with representatives from City Councils, business leaders, energy and environmental experts, and big-picture thinkers and developers who give a lot of time to making the Illinois Green Business Association the best it can be.
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Don Schlorff is currently the Vice President of Operations at Southeast National Bank. Don was previously an EVP at Busey Bank and Director of Sustainability for the bank. He brings strong organizational and business development skills including strategic development, process management expertise and knowledge of all aspects of facilities management to the organization.
He has been involved in several bank related organizations including the Federal Reserve Central Illinois Advisory Group, the Illinois Bankers Association and was president of the Champaign-Urbana Chapter of the American Institute of Banking. He is the past treasurer of the Urbana Business Association and the past Chair of the Public Policy Committee of the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce. He has also served as a Board member of the East Central Illinois Workforce Development Commission, the Project Impact Committee for the City of Urbana, and was treasurer of Boy Scout Troop 101 in Champaign for four years. Don was a part-time faculty member of Parkland College where he taught two courses in the AIB curriculum on banking law for 7 years. Don lives in Philo, Illinois with his wife, Mary and son Robert. He enjoys photography, gardening, hiking and camping
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Mr. Royse is founder of Royse Innovations, LLC. He was formerly the President of One Main Development, where he provided strategic direction and support to all areas of the company. Mike provides leadership with the goal of inspiring out-of-the-box thinking and tearing down perceptive barriers to execution. Creative approaches to design, planning, financing, sustainable performance, and new ways of having fun are a few focus examples. He has served professionally as a business strategist both organizationally and financially, and has been extensively involved with a sixty million-dollar residential property portfolio owned by his family. As CEO of Royse Wagner (a small national branding firm), Mike consulted on teams leading high growth activities within a variety of industries. His crowning achievement was development of the environmental communications platform for the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, 2002.
David B. Wilcoxen is a three-time graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He began his career as a policy fellow with the U.S. Army Environmental Policy Institute. While at the Institute, he developed environmental program planning and policy recommendations for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Environment. David subsequently took his current position with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he co-established the Department of Environmental Compliance. His primary responsibilities at the University are to coordinate the creation and implementation of environmental compliance programs and environmental conservation initiatives. David is admitted to the Illinois Bar and served as a member of the Illinois State Bar Association Environmental Law Section Council from 2001-2009. He is active in the Champaign-Urbana community and is currently serving as President of the Public Art League.
Rebecca McBride is the Senior Associate Director of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre. Since earning her MBA and BS degrees from the University of Illinois, she has been committed to applying her leadership, management, and strategic planning skills to the nonprofit arena. During her 20 year tenure at Krannert Center, Rebecca has been recognized for her leading role in developing groundbreaking public engagement and marketing initiatives, designing innovative organizational structures and management systems, developing the Center’s capacity to support new work, and advancing the Center’s efforts toward sustainability. Rebecca has been active over the years in a variety of community and campus intiatives including the Eastern Illinois Foodbank, 40 North, Campustown 2000, and the Environmental Council, among others. She is also a Certified Climate Leader and founder of the nonprofit environmental organizaiton, 4 Opsrey.
Tim Montague is the President of Montague Brands Marketing and Fundraising. He is a marketing and fundraising consultant with a background in the sciences and business. He is a trained ecologist and green business advocate with a passion for entrepreneurship and creating a more sustainable society. He helps nonprofit organizations grow and diversify their funding and revenue streams in ways that are mission-driven and customer centric. Tim has over fifteen years of sales, marketing, and fundraising experience in technology, recruitment, nonprofit, professional services, and higher education industries. He is co-leader of the Champaign County Sustainability Network and is a running and outdoor enthusiast. He lives in Urbana with his two sons.
As President of Educational Dividends, Carol designs and conducts transformational education programs for the business, government, education and non-profit sectors. On behalf of schools, government agencies, non-profit organizations and business, Carol and her team provide a wide range of services including grant writing, marketing, curriculum development and professional development for teachers. As the director of EnergyNet, Carol has developed engaging curriculum that empowers students to take responsibility for the greening of their schools.“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” ~Joseph Chilton Pearce
Donald Fournier is the former Chair and Senior Researcher at the School of Architecture’s Building Research Council. He was also the Managing Director of the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC). The SEDAC has conducted over 1,000 building energy assessments in the past 8 years and provides advice and support to the Illinois Energy Office.
Mike O’Grady is the Interim CEO and formerly Director of Government and Investor Relations at the Economic Development Council of the Bloomington-Normal Area. In this role, Mike develops new opportunities for revenue by maintaining relationships with investors and providing a liaison with individual elected officials and units of government. He was formerly Director of Grounds and Fleet Operations at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, where he was named by Landscape Management Magazine one of the Top 10 Grounds Professionals in the U.S. He also developed the first community public/private food waste compost program.
Mike is a member of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce Board. He is also a part of the McLean County Public Aid Committee, the Bloomington-Normal Community Sustainability Forum, and the Kuchan Foundation.
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