Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the Newberry provides governance to the institution, with an emphasis on fulfilling the Newberry’s mission through strategic and major policy decisions. The Board also has statutory fiduciary responsibilities under State of Illinois and United States law and regulation.

The Board, which consists of Trustees and Life Trustees, holds four regular meetings per year. Much of its business is conducted through standing committees and special task forces or working groups.

2015-16 Trustees of the Newberry Library

Victoria J. Herget
Chair
Institutional Investment Advisor

David C. Hilliard
Vice Chair
Attorney, Partner
Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard, & Geraldson

David E. McNeel
Treasurer
Retired Managing Director
Bessemer Trust Company, N.A.

Mark Hausberg
Secretary
Retired Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer
Fortune Brands, Inc.

Joan Brodsky
Civic Leader

T. Kimball Brooker
President
Barbara Oil Company

Frank Cicero Jr.
Partner
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Andrew J. Fitzgerald
Managing Director
Hovde Group

Louise R. Glasser
Civic Leader

Hanna Gray
President Emerita and Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor Emerita of History
University of Chicago

Sue Gray
Civic Leader

Robert A. Holland
Civic Leader

Robert H. Jackson
Partner
Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL

Kathryn Gibbons Johnson
Civic Leader

Jay F. Krehbiel
Partner
KF Partners

Lawrence Lipking
Chester D. Tripp Professor of Humanities
Northwestern University

Barry L. MacLean
President
MacLean-Fogg Company

James H. Marrow
Professor Emeritus
Princeton University

Andrew McNally IV
Retired Chief Executive Officer
Rand McNally

Cynthia E. Mitchell
Civic Leader

Janis W. Notz
Civic Leader

Gail Kern Paster
Director Emerita
Folger Shakespeare Library

Jean E. Perkins
Civic Leader

Michael A. Pope
Partner
McDermott Will & Emery LLP

John P. Rompon
Managing Partner
McNally Capital

Martha T. Roth
Dean, Humanities Division
Chauncey S. Boucher Distinguished Service Professor of Assyriology
University of Chicago

Rudy L. Ruggles, Jr.
International Security Advisor, Retired

Paul T. Ruxin
Of Counsel
Jones Day

Karla Scherer
Chairman and CEO
The Karla Scherer Foundation

Thomas C. Sheffield, Jr.
Civic Leader

David B. Smith, Jr.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Mutual Fund Directors Forum

Harold B. Smith
Past Chairman
Retired Chairman of the Executive Committee
Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

Michael Thompson
Attorney at Law

Robert Wedgeworth, Jr.
Retired Librarian
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Peter S. Willmott
Chairman and CEO
Willmott Services

Life Trustees of the Newberry Library

Roger Baskes
Immediate Past Chair
Managing Partner
The Baskes Office

Anthony Dean
Retired President & Chief Operating Officer
The John Nuveen Company

Sister Ann Ida Gannon
Professor Emeritus, Philosophy Department
Mundelein College of Loyola University

Richard Gray
Partner
Richard Gray Gallery

Neil Harris
Professor, Department of History
University of Chicago

Stanley N. Katz
President Emeritus, American Council of Learned Societies
Professor, Woodrow Wilson School
Princeton University

C. Frederick Kittle, M.D.
Retired Thoracic Surgeon

Andrew W. McGhee
Past Chairman
Business Consultant (Self Employed)

Paul J. Miller
Retired Partner
SNR Denton

Kenneth Nebenzahl
President
Kenneth Nebenzahl, Inc.

Zoé Petersen
Civic Leader

Alyce Sigler
Civic Leader

Richard D. Siragusa
Retired Corporate Executive

Jules Stiffel
Retired Manufacturing Executive