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.
Conservation Committee Chair
Education Committee Chair, Emeritus Board Member, Past President, Marvin Strauch
Endowment Board Chair, Emeritus Board Member, Past President, Ed Michael
Financial Development Committee Chair
Illinois Council Youth Camp
Emeritus Board Member, Past President, Greg Prosen
Board Member (Active on several committees) Art Cottrell
Leadership Development Committee Chair Carol Hennessy
Membership Committee Chair
Communications & Techology Chair, Ex-officio President Willie Beshire
Programs and Meetings Committee Chair Steve Shapiro
Diversity Committee Chair Lisa Gilmore
Emeritus Board Member Joe Vitti
50th Celebration Co-Chairs: Kevin Graham, Board Member Jim Dickens, OBTU member
Youth Education Mike Lesiak
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.