Board of Trustees

Trustees pose in front of SUE the T. rex.

The Field Museum, under provisions of our Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and Statutes, is governed by a Board of Trustees. Our Board of Trustees represents a cross section of Chicago's civic, corporate, professional, and philanthropic communities.

While authorized for up to 85 voting members, the Museum has also elected, per Bylaws, non-voting members in Ex-Officio, National and Life designations. The Trustees are responsible for ensuring the capacity of the Museum to fulfill its mission today and for generations to come. They provide leadership and oversight regarding strategic direction and financial resources. The President/CEO is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization and reports to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Executive Committee

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Wilbur H. Gantz III
Principal, PathoCapital, Inc.
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Constance T. Keller
Civic Leader
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John W. Rowe
Chairman Emeritus, Exelon Corporation
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John L. Bucksbaum
Owner, Bucksbaum Retail Properties, LLC
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John A. Canning, Jr.
Chairman, Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC
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Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz
Chairman & CEO, ComPsych Corporation
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Marsha A. Cruzan
Chicago Market President, US Bank
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James S. Frank
Executive Chairman of the Board, Wheels, Inc.
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Marshall B. Front
Chairman, Front Barnett Associates LLC
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Judy Greffin
(Retired) Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Allstate Insurance Co.
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Caryn Harris
Civic Leader
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David D. Hiller
President and CEO, Robert R. McCormick Foundation
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William C. Kunkler III
Executive Vice President, CC Industries, Inc.
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Margaret B. MacLean
President-MacLean Power International, MacLean Power Systems
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Bobby Mehta
Former CEO, TransUnion LLC
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Michael G. O'Grady
President and Chief Executive Officer, Northern Trust
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Jessica P. Sarowitz
Managing Partner & Managing Family Director, Sarowitz Family LLC & Julian Grace Foundation
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Matthew K. Simon
Head of Ashler Capital, A Citadel Company
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Dawn L. Solomon
Civic Leader
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Mark Tebbe
Entrepreneur in Residence, University of Chicago
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W. Rockwell Wirtz
Chairman, Chicago Blackhawks & President, Wirtz Corporation
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Richard Lariviere
President + CEO
Office of President/CEO


  • T. Stanton Armour
  • Susan M. Benton
  • Judson Bergman
  • Howard B. Bernick
  • Amy E. Best
  • Judith L. Block
  • Norman R. Bobins
  • Gail K. Boudreaux
  • Willard L. Boyd
  • Jean-Claude Brizard
  • Gregory C. Case
  • Worley H. Clark Jr.
  • Richard W. Colburn
  • James W. Compton
  • Eduardo F. Conrado
  • Kenneth W. Coquillette
  • David Cotton
  • Mark J. Cozzi
  • Sir Peter Crane FRS
  • Kermit R. Crawford
  • Robert W. Crawford, Jr.
  • Oscar A. David
  • James A. Delaney III
  • Louis T. Delgado
  • Roger K. Deromedi
  • Daniel Diermeir
  • Thomas E. Donnelley II
  • Richard Elden
  • Michael W. Ferro, Jr.
  • Jamee C. Field Kane
  • Marshall Field V
  • Michael E. Flannery
  • Jeffrey T. Foland
  • Ronald J. Gidwitz
  • Jack M. Greenberg
  • Lewis S. Gruber
  • Adnaan Hamid
  • Wayne E. Hedien
  • Pamela K. Hull
  • Richard M. Jones
  • Todd Kaplan
  • Michael L. Keiser
  • Jeffrey B. Keller
  • Richard L. Keyser
  • William H. Kurtis
  • Randolph R. Kurtz
  • Diane von Schlegell Levy
  • Robert B. Loveman
  • Scott P. Marks Jr.
  • Susan Clark McBride
  • John W. McCarter, Jr.
  • Jack Molloy
  • Leo F. Mullin
  • Madhavan Nayar
  • Neil S. Novich
  • James J. O'Connor Sr.
  • James J. O'Connor, Jr.
  • Christopher A. O'Herlihy
  • Asutosh Padhi
  • David C. Parry
  • Aurie A. Pennick
  • John F. Podjasek III
  • Peter B. Pond
  • John Rau
  • Thomas S. Ricketts
  • Jesse H. Ruiz
  • Ryan S. Ruskin
  • Michael J. Sacks
  • Nydia Searle
  • Dr. Michael E. Severino
  • Jai Shekhawat
  • Alejandro Silva
  • Adele S. Simmons
  • Thomas S. Souleles
  • Kevin Stineman
  • Margie Stineman
  • Michael Tang
  • David M. Tolmie
  • Ryan VanHolsbeke
  • Mark R. Walter
  • Everett S. Ward
  • Laura S. Washington
  • Robert L. Wesley
  • William J. White
  • Miles D. White
  • Melvin D. Williams
  • Patrick Wood-Prince
  • Jason M. Wortendyke

Updated on March 28, 2018