The OBTU Officers, Board Members and Committee Chairs are comprised of a group of leaders with diverse professional experience and backgrounds.
Please contact any officer or member of our Board of Directors regarding your interest in joining our leadership team or volunteering to assist with a committee. Our monthly Board meetings which are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month and open to all members. Typically we meet at the Downers Grove Library and Zoom access to the meetings is also available.
See our OBTU Strategic Plan 2016 and let us know where you’d like to contribute your time.
Conservation Committee Chair, Board Member
Education Committee Chair, Emeritus Board Member, Past President, Marvin Strauch
Endowment Board Chair, Emeritus Board Member, Past President, Ed Michael
Financial Development Committee Chair, Member
Illinois Council Youth Camp, OBTU Vice President
Emeritus Board Member, Past President, Greg Prosen
Board Member (Multiple committees) Art Cottrell
Board Member (Multiple committees) John Martyn
Leadership Development Committee Chair, Carol Hennessy
Membership Committee Chair, Board Member
Communications & Techology Chair, Ex-officio President Willie Beshire
Programs and Meetings Committee Chair, Board Member Steve Shapiro
Diversity Committee Chair, Member Lisa Gilmore
Youth Education Fly Fishing Training Director, Board Member Mike Lesiak
Emeritus Board Member Joe Vitti
Emeritus Board Member, Past President Wally Bock
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.