Alumni Advisory Board

In 1993, the Department of Recreation, Sport, and Tourism Alumni Advisory Board was established. The Advisory Board consists of 12 members representing the various sectors of the parks, recreation, sport and tourism field. Each member serves a 3-year term. The primary purposes of the Board are: to promote public awareness and support the mission, goals and services of the Department; to promote University support for maintaining a premier Recreation, Sport, and Tourism Department; to aid in recruiting students; to continually review the academic degree program; to participate in fund-raising efforts in support of the Department; to cultivate cooperative ventures with parks, recreation, sport and tourism providing agencies and businesses in the State; to build and enhance relationships with alumni and friends of the department; and to assist in setting Department goals. As a result of Board activities, the Department has been able to strengthen its relationship with practitioners and policy makers in the state.

  • Tamar Buttacavoli
  • Senior Event Manager
  • McCormick Place
  • 301 E. Cermak Road
  • Chicago, IL 60616

 

  • Anthony (Tony) C. Camarillo
  • Sr. Director of Sales and Events
  • Navy Pier
  • 600 East Grand Ave.
  • Chicago, IL 60611

 

  • Jayne Deluce
  • President and CEO
  • Champaign County Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • 108 S. Neil Street
  • Champaign, IL 61820

 

  • Elsa Fischer
  • Director of Leisure Services
  • Northbrook Park District
  • 545 Academy Drive
  • Northbrook, IL 60625-2418

 

  • Carrie Fullerton
  • Executive Director
  • Bloomingdale Park District
  • 172 S. Circle Ave.
  • Bloomingdale, IL 60108-1621

 

  • Richard Grodsky
  • Executive Director/Secretary
  • Elmhurst Park District
  • 225 Prospect Avenue
  • Elmhurst, IL 60126

 

  • Edward Harvey
  • Retired/Consultant
  • 2810 N. First St.
  • Dekalb, IL 60118-1011

 

  • Bobbie Herakovich
  • Executive Director
  • Champaign Park District
  • 706 Kenwood Rd.
  • Champaign, IL 61821-4112

 

  • Maddie Kelly
  • Director
  • Oak Lawn Park District
  • 9400 South Kenton
  • Oak Lawn, IL 60453

 

  • Vincent Kennedy
  • Superintendent of Recreation
  • Schaumburg Park District
  • 235 East Beech Drive
  • Schaumburg, IL 60193-2903

 

  • Nic Lapin
  • Western Golf Association/Evans Scholars
  • Ticket Sales Manager
  • One Briar Road
  • Golf, IL 60029-0301

 

  • Becky Newton
  • Superintendent of Recreation
  • Decatur Park District
  • 620 E. Riverside Dr.
  • Decatur, IL 62521-3304

 

  • Michelle Pusateri
  • Recreation Supervisor
  • Downers Grove Park District
  • 2455 Warrenville Road
  • Downers Grove, IL 60515

 

  • James Rogers
  • Director, Park and Recreation Services
  • Elmhurst Park District
  • 225 Prospect Avenue
  • Elmhurst, IL 60126-3219

 

  • Angus Shields
  • Assistant Manager of Athletics and Aquatics
  • Northbrook Park District
  • 1810 Walters Avenue
  • Northbrook, IL 60062

 


Ex-Officio

  • Dr. Laurence Chalip
  • Head
  • Department of Recreation, Sport, and Tourism
  • University of Illinois
  • 104 Huff Hall
  • 1206 S. Fourth Street
  • Champaign, IL 61820

 

Department Representatives

  • Robin Hall
  • Director
  • Office of Recreation and Park Resources
  • University of Illinois
  • 104 Huff Hall
  • 1206 S. Fourth Street
  • Champaign, IL 61820

 

  • Don Hardin
  • Illini Scholar Program Coordinator
  • Visiting Lecturer
  • Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism
  • College of Applied Health Sciences
  • 104 Huff Hall, 1206 S. Fourth St.
  • Champaign, IL 61820

 

  • LoriKay Paden
  • Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism
  • College of Applied Health Sciences
  • Undergraduate Advisor
  • 104 Huff Hall, 1206 S. Fourth St.
  • Champaign, IL 61820

 

  • Jarrod Scheunemann
  • Community Services and Education Coordinator
  • Office of Recreation and Park Resources
  • Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism
  • 104 Huff Hall, 1206 S. Fourth St.
  • Champaign, IL 61820