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Board of Directors

Terms of office begin on July 1 and end on June 30 of the years indicated.


Jacob Schenk, 2022-2024

Technical Support Specialist – Lighting, Full Compass Systems


Vice-Chair for Programming

Patrick Stewart, 2022 – 2024

Vice-Chair for Programming

Vice-Chair for Membership

Mick Alderson, 2021 – 2023

Professor/Technical Director at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh/IA Stagehand

Vice-Chair for Communication

John Vales, 2022-2024

McHale PAC Facility Manager


David Krajec, 2021-2023

Project Manager, Mainstage Milwaukee


Daniel Schmidt, 2022-2024

Technical Director/Production Manager
Theatre and Dance
Western Illinois University


Terms of office begin on July 1 and end on June 30 of the years indicated.

Andrew Gushall 2022 – 2024

Technical Director/ Assistant Professor-Theater

Valparaiso University

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Jana Henry, 2022-2024

Professor at Millikin University

Steven Jacob, 2022 – 2024

Glenbard North High School (Retired) Winfield, IL

Marty Lazarus, 2021 -2023

Former President, Chicago Spotlight

Michael McNamara, 2021 – 2023

Teslen Sadowski, 2022 – 2024

Dana Taylor, 2022 – 2024

Editor, DPR


Ryan Retartha

University of Notre Dame



Jacob Schenk

Theater Manager, Hononegah Performing Arts Center

Chair, Awards Committee

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Thomas Korder

Professor, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign