FPF board and staff

Forest Preserve Foundation Board of Directors

Stuart A. Cohn, Chair, Attorney

Jim Beck, Nationwide Retirement Solutions

Leslie G. Fenton, Managing Director, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Corporate Finance LLC

Stephen B. Friedman, SB Friedman Development Advisors

Jeffrey Gray, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Eleanor Grumman

Tom Lanctot, Vice Chair;  CEO, Catholic Investment Services

Howard Learner, Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center

Mark Lester, Treasurer; Senior Vice President, Government & Institutional Banking Group, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Tom Livingston, Immediate Past Chair, Regional Vice President, CSX Transportation 

Albert Pritchett, Chair Emeritus; Retired Chief Administrative Officer for Cook County

Arnold Randall, General Superintendent, Forest Preserves of Cook County

Theresa Salus, Regional Experience Manager, REI

Dr. Stuart Strahl, President/CEO, Chicago Zoological Society

LeeAnn Tomas-Foster, Conservation Cup Co-Chair, Chicago City Executive, Arcadis

Ewa Weir,  Conservation Cup Finance Committee; Senior Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle

Claire M. Williams, Secretary; Conservation Cup Co-ChairExecutive Vice President, KDM Engineering.

Representing the Forest Preserve District

Eileen Figel, Deputy General Superintendent, Forest Preserves of Cook County

Cathy Geraghty, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Forest Preserves of Cook County


Board news

NOVEMBER 2019: Theresa Salus and LeeAnn Tomas-Foster named to Foundation board of directors

MARCH 2019: Jim Beck and Stephen Friedman join Foundation board

MARCH 2018: Kerri Daniels, business development director, joins Foundation’s board

FEBRUARY 2017: Two Business leaders join Foundation's board 

JULY 2016: Corporate leaders join the Foundation board

Stuart Cohn
Stuart Cohn, board chair

Stuart Cohn, board chair

Cohn is serving his second term as Forest Preserve Foundation Executive Committee chairman.

An attorney, Cohn has been involved with the Foundation since its inception. In 2006, Albert Pritchett, former chief administrative officer for the Cook County Board, called on Cohn’s legal expertise to help to set up the Foundation.

“The motivating idea was that people who might not want to make contributions to government entities would be willing to make donations to a private charity to support the foundation’s mission,” Cohn told The Chicago Community Trust in a 2015 interview. “That was really the Foundation’s genesis.”

Eventually Cohn was asked to serve on the board.

A graduate of the University of Chicago School of Law, Cohn has extensive experience in private practice and as corporate general counsel.

A Winnetka resident, avid exerciser and reader, Cohn and his wife are the parents of four sons.

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