Sandra Rand, Chair
Sandra is retired Director of Supplier Diversity for United Airlines, where she was responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s Supplier Diversity strategy. Today, she is a civic leader and philanthropist serving on the board of the Women’s Business Development Center, the Women’s Board and the Leadership Advisory Committee of the Art Institute of Chicago. She serves on the Chicago Sinfonietta Ball Committee and chaired its 25th and 30th Masquerade Balls. She supports the Southside Community Art Center. She is a three-time Chair of Landmarks Illinois’ 800-person Legendary Landmarks Celebration, which funds 60 percent of LI’s advocacy program annually, and is also LI’s past Vice Chair and a member of the organization’s Board Development Committee. Sandra holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications.
ALLISON TOONEN-TALAMO, Vice Chair & Board Development Committee Chair
Allison is an Associate at Klein and Hoffman supporting the architectural and building enclosure team. She applies her knowledge to investigative procedures, historical review and research, development of technical specifications/construction documents, condition assessments and construction administration services of existing structures including historic landmarks, residential, commercial and municipal buildings. Allison has a Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Structural Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and serves the following board and organizations: prior Chair of the Landmarks Illinois’ Skyline Council, is currently part of the Landmarks Illinois’ Resource Development Committee and the Landmarks Illinois’ Board Development Committee, is a member of the Association for Preservation and Technology (APT) (Western Great Lakes Chapter), serves on the Preservation Engineering Technical Committee for APTI, serves on the Board of Directors for Evanston Community Lakehouse and Gardens, serves on the National Trust for Historic Preservation – Where Women Made History Campaign and is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois. She recently received the 2020 American Aspire Award presented by the National Trust and has been listed as one of 2021 Landmarks Illinois 50Forward Influencers.
Bonnie McDonald, President & CEO
Bonnie McDonald aspires to shape preservation into a more relevant and just practice. As President and CEO of Landmarks Illinois, Bonnie advances the vision, mission and programs of Illinois’ only statewide preservation nonprofit organization. Her transformative thinking about preservation has led Landmarks Illinois to focus its work on people and their important connection to historic places. She’s currently spearheading the organization’s evolution at its 50-year anniversary to enhance its relevancy and to create a national model for justice, equity, inclusion and diversity in preservation practice. Bonnie is a collaborative leader and together with her board, team and volunteers, they’ve nearly doubled Landmarks Illinois’ staff, opened its first regional office, passed vital state legislation and played a visible role as thought leaders during her eight years as president. In November 2018, Bonnie was elected board chair of the National Preservation Partners Network, the national nonprofit representing preservation organizations, and is proud to have been awarded the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation Mid-Career Fellowship in 2020. In August 2020, she was appointed as a co-chair of the City of Chicago’s Monuments and Memorials Committee reckoning with the city’s problematic artworks. Bonnie received a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation Planning from Cornell University.
Kathleen A. Swien, General Counsel
Kathleen is a member of Pederson and Houpt’s Real Estate Practice Group where she focuses her practice on a broad range of commercial real estate matters, including representing real estate investment managers in connection with portfolio acquisitions and sales transactions for hotel, retail and general corporate properties. With an international background in commercial and corporate real estate, Kathleen counsels real estate owners, developers, financial institutions and investors in complex deals involving commercial property assets. She holds a B.A. from University of Michigan and J.D. from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.
ERIKA BLOCK, SECRETARY
Erika worked as Planner I for the City of Wilmette for over 10 years. Her expertise encompasses urban planning, local government and zoning. She has been an active member of Landmarks Illinois emerging professionals’ group, Skyline Council, which she chaired from 2014-2016. She also chaired Skyline Council’s Fundraising Subcommittee, with responsibility for securing sponsorships for the Skyline Social and other events. Erika holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and business administration from the University of Iowa.
TERRI SALAS, CPA, TREASURER
Terri is an Associate with Plante & Moran in its Housing and Community Development Solutions Group where she brings more than 25 years of experience in real estate and accounting to assisting clients with structuring and monetizing federal and state historic and New Markets Tax Credits. Terri also serves as a technical resource for Low Income Housing Tax Credits and is known for providing exceptional client service. Terri frequently speaks at internal and external workshops on the topic of tax credit incentives. Prior to joining Plante & Moran, Terri worked extensively in the Low Income Housing Tax Credit industry for both a real estate developer and a regional tax credit syndicator. Terri graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration.
JOSEPH ANTUNOVICH, MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Joseph M. Antunovich, FAIA is the Founding Principal and President of Antunovich Associates, a dynamic 100-person Architecture, Planning and Interior Design Firm with offices in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. Joe also has specialized in the design of historic preservation and adaptive re-use projects that celebrate the rich urban context and history of cities across America. Over the years, Joe has participated passionately in a number of significant preservation projects that have ensured that our marvelous historic buildings are preserved for future generations. Joe is a native of New Zealand and earned a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California. He previously served as President of the Landmarks Illinois Board of Directors and has donated many pro bono design hours to benefit the organization’s partner projects.
peter babaian, member-at-large
Peter Babaian is the Building Technology Division Head in Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH)’s Chicago office and former leader of the Building Enclosure Commissioning Practice. His experience includes designing, investigating, and rehabilitating a variety of building enclosures and structures. Peter’s projects involve exterior enclosure consulting for new construction, rehabilitating existing structures and enclosures, historic preservation, building enclosure commissioning, investigating non-performing building enclosures, and providing expert services related to construction litigation. Peter is an active member in many professional industry groups and serves as chair of The Masonry Society’s Technical Activities Committee.
CIERE BOATRIGHT, ANTI-RACISM COMMITTEE CHAIR
Ciere Boatright is the Vice President, Real Estate and Inclusion for Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, Inc. Since joining Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI) in 2013, Ciere has managed the planning and development of new projects, including Pullman Park, the 180-acre mixed use site at 111th Street and I-94, where CNI has coordinated over $350 million of new investment and created nearly 1,500 new jobs. In addition to planning and development, Ciere has been instrumental in leading CNI’s community engagement process. By forging positive relationships with community groups, community members, she fostered widespread support for: Artspace, an innovative new work/live space now under construction; the new Whole Foods Distribution Center in Pullman; a new Mariano’s in Bronzeville; and a new community center in Pullman, the largest year-round, indoor athletic complex of its kind in the region. Ciere spearheads CNI’s efforts for diversity and inclusion: Through her management and project oversight, CNI has achieved between 30 to 50 percent minority business enterprise contractor participation in its projects. Active in the civic space, Ciere serves as a Commissioner for the Roseland Medical District and a Commissioner for SSA 71. Ciere proudly serves on the executive board of ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative and serves as a Link Unlimited volunteer and Sponsor. Ciere is a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow and was recognized as one of Crain’s 2019 Notable Women in Commercial Real Estate. Ciere received a Bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College and a Master’s in Urban Planning at University of Illinois Chicago in 2016.
anthony borich, STRATEGIC PLANNING TASK FORCE CHAIR
Tony serves as Regional Counsel at Gensler, the world’s largest design firm. Tony advises Gensler’s leaders and principals on legal and strategic matters and represents the firm in business disputes. Prior to joining Gensler, Tony was a litigation partner at Jenner & Block LLP. While there, Tony represented Landmarks Illinois in the group’s successful effort to stop demolition of the landmark Harley Clarke house in Evanston. He also serves as President of Community Activism Law Alliance, a nonprofit that provides legal services in the Chicago region’s most underserved communities. Tony graduated from Harvard Law School and has a degree in Community and Regional Planning, Political Science and Environmental Studies from Iowa State University.
TRACY DILLARD, RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE CHAIR
Tracy Dillard has been a real estate broker specializing in historically ad architecturally-significant and interesting properties for over twenty years. Prior to joining the board of Landmarks Illinois, she served as a member of the organization’s Resource Development Committee and helped to organize the first of LI’s regional preservation conversations in Carbondale. She was formerly a member of the Mies van der Rohe Society Board of Directors, and lives in a building designed by the architect in Chicago. She also has a home in a renovated American Legion post in her native southern Illinois. Tracy received a master’s degree in public administration from The George Washington University, Washington, DC, and served as an administrator of the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Committee on the Arts and Economic Development and as special assistant to the president of Partners for Livable Places in that city.
JEAN FOLLETT, PRESERVATION ISSUES COMMITTEE CHAIR
Jean Follett is an editor and historic preservation consultant based in Wheaton. She formerly was an elected Village Trustee for Hinsdale and chair of its Historic Preservation Commission. She has a B.A. degree in the history of architecture and planning from Brown University and a PhD in American and New England studies from Boston University. Jean served on the board from 2010-2016 during which she served as the chair of the Preservation Issues Committee, the recent Strategic Planning Working Group, and as a member of the Executive Committee. She was re-elected to her second term on the board in 2017.
JEFFREY GOULETTE, PRESERVATION EASEMENTS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Jeffrey P. Goulette is co-founder of Sullivan, Goulette & Wilson Architects and serves as Design Principal. Throughout SGW’s 25 years, Jeff has specialized in the design of multi-family residential developments, and his award-winning work has been featured in national and local publications, as well as on HGTV. He serves on the board of Landmarks Illinois, where he chairs LI’s Fund and Easement Committee, and on the board of the Chicago Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. He’s also a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago, the Congress for New Urbanism, and the Association of Licensed Architects. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan.
JACKIE TAYLOR HOLSTEN, REINVESTMENT COMMITTEE CHAIR
Jackie Taylor Holsten is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Holsten Real Estate Development Corporation and Chair of the nonprofit Holsten Human Capital Development. Ms. Taylor Holsten spearheads property management of all housing types in the Holsten portfolio and ensures the healthy blend of its buildings and residents to create thriving communities. Holsten Real Estate Development Corp. has developed more than $500,000,000 in mixed-income, mixed-use housing, and commercial development throughout Chicago, becoming a leading innovator in multi-layered development financing, resident and commercial screening and selection, fiscal and asset management, resident services, and property management. Holsten Human Capital Development, NFP (HHCD) is a nonprofit, charitable organization with the mission to strengthen at-risk populations by expanding their access to viable resources that promote self-sufficiency, wellness and stability through comprehensive service provision, developing low income and affordable housing, and fostering economic development. Ms. Taylor Holsten earned her juris doctor from Loyola University and has served as a Trustee on the university’s Board of Trustees.
MIKE JACKSON, FAIA, member-at-large
Mike is preservation architect in Springfield. He was the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) in Illinois from 2009 to 2013 and the Chief Architect for the Illinois SHPO from 1983-2013, where he was actively involved in the review of thousands of Illinois historic properties undergoing renovation. He is an active member of the Assoc. for Preservation Technology (APT) and Co-Chair of the Codes and Standards Technical Committee. He also directs the APT Building Technology Heritage Library — a free online archive of pre-1964 architectural trade catalogs, builder’s guides, technical manuals, house plan catalogs and building codes — and is active in Upstairs Downtown. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master’s in Historic Preservation from Columbia University in New York.
ziad salameh, FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR
Ziad Salameh PhD, PE is Prinicipal-in-Charge at ZS Architectural Engineering, a firm specializing in Structural Engineering, Building Envelope Consulting, Forensic Science, and BIM Consulting to create enduring building solutions. For over a quarter century, the ZS LLC team has been leading the profession in structural engineering, building envelope consulting and forensic engineering, as demonstrated by the successful completion of countless challenging engineering projects. Dr. Salameh holds two advanced degrees in Structural Engineering and Mechanics from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and a BS in Engineering from the University of Jordan.
JENNIFER SPENCE, COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Jennifer Spence was born and raised in Carterville, Illinois. Currently, she is Director of Marketing for Banterra Bank, a $2-billion-asset bank based in Southern Illinois with 40 locations in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Missouri. A huge portion of her career was in tourism marketing, however. She lived in Nashville, Tennessee for 20+ years and worked at multiple ad agencies, but most extensively as Director of Marketing and Sales for Gaylord Entertainment’s attraction division (seven+ years) and most recently as Assistant Commissioner of Marketing for State of Tennessee’s Tourism Department (five years). Her love for historic preservation and downtown revitalization accelerated during this position as she experienced wonderful examples throughout the state and country.
William (Will) Tippens is Vice President at Related Midwest where he specializes in land use planning, economic incentives for historic structures and project management both on the market rate and affordable side. Will has a specific expertise in historic preservation and is responsible for managing and directing all efforts associated with achieving historic tax credits. He has played a major role in redevelopment of Lathrop Homes, the rehabilitation of a Chicago Housing Authority property along the Chicago River into a mixed-income community. He also managed the planning and design process for redevelopment of the National Landmark District of Fort Sheridan and the adaptive reuse of the National Landmark Cleveland Arcade. Previously, he worked for the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development and the Chicago Park District. He is Trustee of the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation and serves on the board of Preservation Action. Will holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation and Conservation from Columbia University.
ALEX WOLKING, MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Alex is a realtor licensed in Illinois and Iowa with and works with Keller Williams Chicago-Lincoln Park. Alex, who grew up in the Quad Cities, has assisted in closing more than $20 million worth of transactions, partnered with industry professionals on community and organizational projects, and shared his tech-savvy with dozens of agents in growing and streamlining their businesses. Alex was named Quad City Area REALTOR® Association’s 2012 “Rookie of the Year” Award and received the 2013 HGTV Doory Award for “Best DIY Dream Home.” Alex was the first and only real estate professional in the Quad Cities to become a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. Alex is an active member of the Skyline Council of Landmarks Illinois and leads architectural tours in his neighborhood with his community group, the Buena Park Neighbors.
Board of Directors
ROBERT M. ESCHBACH
Bob Eschbach is an attorney in Ottawa, Illinois, practicing in various areas of law. He served as Mayor of the City of Ottawa from 1999 until May 2019, and previously served eight years as chairman of the Ottawa Plan Commission. Eschbach attracted the Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum, which focuses on scouting history (boy scouts, girl scouts, campfire scouts) and local history. He also fostered industrial and educational development, as well as activities along the area fronting the Illinois River. His investment in education landed Ottawa with a new campus of Illinois Valley Community College and a new Central Intermediate School. He’s also forwarded disaster preparedness for his community by gaining recognition of Ottawa’s floodplain by FEMA.
Stacy, the Vice President of Route History, Inc., is a public health practitioner, researcher, and health equity champion, has a distinguished 10+ year career that reflects driving innovative, cost-effective population health strategies within healthcare systems and diverse communities. Her practice and research focuses on the drivers of health inequities among underserved, vulnerable, and marginalized populations. Dr. Grundy is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received her B.S. in Human Nutrition. Dr. Grundy also holds a Master of Public Health in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, and a Doctorate in Public Health in Advanced Practice Leadership from the University of South Florida, College of Public Health.
Evan specializes in environmental policy and sustainable design. After receiving his master’s degree from IIT in Environmental Management and Sustainability, he began a green analyst with Howard Ecker + Company, a mid-sized green office consultancy, for four years. He then moved to Chicago design firm Forum Studio to become Environmental and Sustainable Policy Analyst for the next six years. After a short term at Clayco, Evan moved on to become a developer, investor and entrepreneur with FG Holdings wanting to manage both the development and design process. He joined JAHN, his father Helmut Jahn’s design firm, a year ago as Vice President. Evan does not sit on any boards currently and is eager to volunteer his sustainable policy expertise pertaining to Landmarks Illinois’ Guiding Principle to fight climate change and promote environmental justice.
Katie is Director, Small Business Specialist at Peoria-based The Kim Group, where she acts as a full service real estate agent. She is native Peorian and has a depth of knowledge about the community, local activities and area organizations. She holds a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from Phoenix University and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University of Iowa. In addition to numerous professional affiliations, Katie volunteers with Peoria area nonprofits.
Chris Lee, LEED AP, is President of Bulley & Andrews Masonry Restoration (BAMR), established 2004. With more than 25 years of masonry restoration experience, he knows how to best preserve the life of a building. Chris has contributed to the successful restoration of some of Chicago’s most beloved icons including the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, The Rookery, the Monroe Building and numerous projects for The University of Chicago, Northwestern University and Loyola University. Chris is also a dedicated to mentoring and training the next generation of leaders at BAMR, including hosting four to eight interns every summer. A graduate of Purdue University, with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction Technology, Chris is a LEED accredited professional and possesses a Mason Contractor’s Certificate. He is also the Management Trustee for Tuckpointers Local 52 Funds and serves on the Preservation Fund and Easement Committee of Landmarks Illinois.
Erica is an advertising Creative Director whose career focused on database and direct marketing at firms in Chicago, New York and Boston. Since retiring, she served as President of The Guild of the Chicago History Museum as well as its Program Director and on the board of the Museum’s Costume Council. She currently sits on the Art Institute’s American Art Committee and on the board of Know Your Chicago.
Gregory has been an attorney with the firm of Miller & Ferguson for nearly 34 years. He specializes in commerical real estate development and finance and corporate law. His experience is in corporate and commercial law including new enterprise structure and formation, commercial transactions, and commercial financing. Additional expertise includes affordable housing development and financing including Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits, tax exempt bonds, and Tax Increment Financing. Gregory has a B.A. in Business for Morehouse College, his J.D. from DePaul University School of Law, and a Master of Laws (LLM) in Taxation from Chicago-Kent College of Law – Illinois Institute of Technology.
Brad Moeller serves as Senior Vice President of Construction Management for CA Student Living and oversees the construction and management team. Since Brad’s arrival in 2011, he has overseen over 2.5 billion in development and construction in various positions within the Student Living Development team. Brad joined CA Ventures from Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, where he worked for seven years managing design and construction for numerous residential and mixed use projects, including some for CA Student Living. Prior to Hartshorne Plunkard, he worked for Northeast Collaborative Architects in Newport, Rhode Island, where he gained experience in designing a wide range of building types, including student housing developments. Brad holds degrees in Architecture and Landscape Architecture from Miami University as well as a Master of Architecture and MBA from the University of Illinois. He is a Licensed Architect in the State of Illinois, and a LEED Accredited Professional.
Mary Ottoson has over 12 years of experience in historic real estate development and historic preservation. After receiving her B.A. in History from Michigan State University and M.S. in Historic Preservation from the School of the Art Institute, Mary worked for nonprofits such as Partners for Sacred Places and a local Main Street program to increase their internal and external development efforts while fostering community and specifically, downtown revitalization. Before returning to Chicago to join J.P. Morgan Chase’s Community Development Tax Credits (Historic Tax Credits) team, Mary had over five years of experience working with a historic real estate developer as an architectural historian, underwriter and senior project manager. Mary has voluntarily served on local civic and historic preservation commissions and two terms on the board of Preservation Iowa (the statewide preservation advocacy organization).
Lauren M. Pacheco is a third-generation Mexican-American born and raised on Chicago’s southwest side. She is an arts and culture practitioner with 15 years of professional experience in arts administration, curation and project management. Her experience is grounded in social practice and public engagement with a personal mandate to responsibly and respectfully invest in targeted communities. Pacheco has become a resource to policymakers and has helped engage in the public dialogue about issues that impact artists and creative enterprises. She is co-founder of the Chicago Urban Art Society, the Chicago Lowrider Festival and, in 2012 – 2015 Pacheco developed and curated the award winning public art initiative, ‘Art in Public Places’ along the 16th street viaduct in Chicago’s Pilsen community. In September 2017, Pacheco won a public art grant that will transform outdoor vacant space in Gary, Indiana into a walkable, art-park. Additionally, Pacheco serves as Artistic Director for #PAINTGARY, an initiative bringing over 40 pieces of public art to Downtown Gary’s historic Broadway Avenue. Currently she serves on the executive board with Chicago Creative Reuse Exchange (CCRx), and steering committee member with the Indiana Arts Commission. She has received grant funding from the Knight Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Legacy Foundation, Chicago Community Trust and the National Association for Latinos Arts and Cultures. Pacheco has presented, and guest lectured with Creative Mornings Chicago, the Association of Arts Administration Educators, Illinois Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture, Pratt Institute, the University of Chicago, Michigan State University, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, among others. She holds degrees from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (Communication Studies), School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Arts Administration and Policy) and, the University of Illinois at Chicago (Social Work). Pacheco is faculty lecturer at Indiana University Bloomington, and currently works as Director of Arts Programming and Engagement at Indiana University Northwest in the Fine Arts Department.
EMILIO PADILLA, AIA
Emilio is a project director at JGMA (Juan Gabriel Moreno Architects). Emilio studied architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago and also lived and studied in Merida, Mexico, and Barcelona, Spain, during his academic career. At JGMA, Emilio oversees and manages multiple projects through the design and construction phases. Through his work experience and influence, Emilio’s portfolio includes a wide range of local and international project types; public and private sector, hospitality, commercial and nonprofit organizations. Emilio has served as President of Arquitectos Inc., where his mission-driven leadership has expanded the organization’s services offered to students, emerging professionals and licensed professionals seeking further professional development. Emilio is also a member of AIA Chicago and serves on the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion roundtable. He is very active in his community, and has served as a commissioner for the historic preservation commission and lives in a historic bungalow in Berwyn.
Jeffrey Pezza is a Vice President with The Walsh Group, a Chicago-based building and development firm with regional offices located across North America and ranked the 13th largest US contractor by ENR Magazine. Jeff is a 27-year veteran of the construction industry. During his past 18 years at Walsh, he has been instrumental in building a strong backlog of work on historic/preservation and other projects, helping grow the company into the largest builder in the Midwest. Jeff also opened the Toronto office – the first Walsh office outside of the United States. His project history reflects his passion for historic renovation work, which totals approximately $325 million and includes Cook County Hospital, the Oriental Theater, and the Palmolive Building. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Marquette University and he studied at the Rome Center for the Liberal Arts in Rome, Italy.
Steve Schneider is Senior Vice President of Wintrust Commercial Banking. Prior to being recruited out of retirement to work for Wintrust by Ed Wehmer, Steve worked for the accounting firm of Plante Moran for two years. He joined the accounting firm of Blackman Kallick in 1981 and was elected Managing Partner in 2008. Prior to joining Blackman Kallick in 1981, Schneider was a manager in the banking practice at Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG). A native of the Chicago area, Schneider received his Bachelor of Science in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
MARTIN C. TANGORA, life director
Marty is a retired associate professor of mathematics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He consults on architectural history and has been active in Chicago preservation issues since 1971. He has a B.S. from the California Institute of Technology and a PhD in mathematics from Northwestern University.
JACK TRIBBIA, MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Jack Tribbia is the President of the Restoration Division of Berglund Construction. He has an inherent appreciation for the historical importance of a structure and is recognized in the A/E/C industry as an expert in restoration and rehabilitation of the landmark buildings. Under his direct management, the Berglund Restoration Division has earned national recognition, achieving the Construction Excellence Award by the United States General Services Administration and the National Preservation Award by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Jack served on the board of Landmarks Illinois from 2009 – 2015 and was chairman of the Preservation Fund & Easement Committee.
SARAH VAN DOMELEN
Sarah Van Domelen is a professional engineer and senior associate for Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE). Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. Sarah is a member of the Association for Preservation Technology International and a member of Landmarks’ Illinois Skyline Council.
Christy is Founder and President of Christy Webber Landscapes, a full-service landscape provider offering design, construction and maintenance programs to residential, commercial and municipal clients throughout Chicago. Her firm maintains the landscape of over 340 single family homes in Chicago, and provides landscaping services on some of the city’s most iconic properties including the Museum Campus, Millennium Park, Water Tower and Soldier Field. Based in Chicago for over 20 years and with more than 425 employees, her company’s full team includes Christy Webber Farm and Garden Center, Kinsella Landscaping, RR Landscape Supply, Greenworks and RR Resourceful Recycling. She attributes her success to a love of the outdoors and entrepreneurial spirit she inherited from her father. Christy believes that beautiful landscaping influences our lives and promotes health and wellbeing.