Gov. Rauner announces appointments

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Gov. Bruce V. Rauner

Gov. Bruce V. Rauner

Gov. Bruce Rauner announced he has made appointments to the Illinois Gaming Board, the Illinois Workforce Investment Board and the Executive Ethics Commission.

Teresa H. Bartels

Member – Executive Ethics Commission

Bartels brings an extensive background in non-profit work to the board.

Currently, Bartels serves as President of the Gateway for Cancer Research in Schaumburg, which is a member of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. In this role, Bartels leads a team of 14 to raise funds and grant money for cancer clinical trials. She also owns her own strategic consulting company, Hallbart Consulting, LLC, where she provides leadership training and coaching to organizations and individuals. Her previous experience includes four years at United Way Worldwide and more than 16 years at Complete Business Services of Illinois and Minnesota.

Bartels sits on the Newman University Board of Trustees, the United Way Worldwide International Donor Assisted Giving Advisory Board, the United Way of Lake County Women’s Leadership Council, and the University Center of Lake County Founding Board.

Bartels earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Northern Arizona University and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Dominican University. She lives in Mundelein.

Ryan Ruskin

Member — Executive Ethics Commission

Ruskin brings more than 20 years of private sector experience to the commission.

Ruskin is currently the President and COO of The Ruskin Group, a packaging supplies company. This family owned manufacturing business has been in operation for more than 120 years. Ruskin also worked as the Executive Vice President for Sterling Packaging where he was responsible for general management of the folding carton packaging company. His other experience includes consulting for A.T. Kearney.

Ruskin is dedicated to the Chicago area and sits on many boards including the Heartland Alliance, the Field Museum, the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Chicago Humanities Festival.

Ruskin earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Princeton University and an MBA from Northwestern University. He lives in Chicago.

Lee A. Gould

Member — Illinois Gaming Board

Gould was reappointed to the Illinois Gaming Board. He has served on the board since 2011 and brings close to 20 years of legal experience to the position.

Currently, Gould is a managing member of Gould & Pakter Associates, LLC, where he has worked since 2004. He renders and provides financial and litigation consulting services to clients. His areas of concentration include forensic accounting and analysis, financial damages determinations, and business valuations. He has previously worked for Russell Novak & Company, LLP and Rome Associates, LLC, where he was a partner.

Gould is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the American Bar Association. He is a former board member and past chairperson of the Illinois CPA Society, as well as the former president and current board member of the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois.

Gould is a graduate of the University of Illinois and earned his law degree from Loyola University of Chicago. He lives in Chicago.

Grover C. Webb

Member — Illinois Workforce Investment Board

Webb was reappointed to the Illinois Workforce Investment Board. Webb has served on the board since 2010.

Webb is a self-employed partner of Tanglefoot Ranch in Simpson, Ill.. He has run the day-to-day operations of the livestock and grain farm for most of his life. He honorably served in the U.S. Navy Reserves from 1967-70.

Webb is incredibly engaged in his community and sits on a number of boards and councils. He is a member of the University of Illinois Dixon Springs Ag Center Advisory Board, the Main Street Golconda Board and the Pope-Hardin Farm Bureau Board. He also serves as Chairman of the Bay Creek Conservancy District.

Webb earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois.

–Gov. Rauner announces appointments–