Our board is comprised of a group of leaders with diverse professional experience and backgrounds—from both the corporate and non-profit sectors—and is always looking for new talent with new ideas, energy, vision and commitment to the Trout Unlimited mission.

See our aggressive OBTU Strategic Plan 2016 and let us know where you’d like to contribute your time.

Please contact any officer or member of our Board of Directors regarding your interest in joining our chapter and/or one of our committees.  See our Calendar for a schedule of monthly Board meetings which are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month and open to all members.

Dave Carlson

Vice President
Dan LaFave

Carol Hennessy

Jack Potts

Conservation Committee Chair
Dave Carlson

Education Committee Chair,                                  Emeritus Board Member,                                                           Past President,                                                                   Marvin Strauch

Endowment Board Chair,                                         Emeritus Board Member,                                                    Past President,                                                                              Ed Michael

Financial Development Committee Chair
Carol Hennessy

Illinois Council Youth Camp
Dan LaFave

Emeritus Board Member,                                                   Past President,                                                                        Greg Prosen

Board Member (Active on several committees)     Art Cottrell

Leadership Development Committee Chair      Carol Hennessy

Membership Committee Chair
Ken Krueger

Communications & Techology Chair,                            Ex-officio President                                                                     Willie Beshire

Programs and Meetings Committee Chair                      Steve Shapiro

Diversity Committee Chair                                                Lisa Gilmore

Youth Education                                                                    Mike Lesiak

Emeritus Board Member                                                      Joe Vitti

Emeritus Board Member,                                                    Past President                                                                        Wally Bock 

50th Celebration Co-Chairs:                                                  Kevin Graham, Board Member                                                 Jim Dickens, OBTU member 

Read the OBTU Chapter Bylaws April 2015 to learn more about the chapter’s mission, organization, nomination and election of offices and directors, and other information.