MemberRepresentingAppointed by
Dr. Eric J. HolzmuellerCouncil Director; SIU Carbondale; Professor of ForestryElected by voting members
Mr. Chris EvansCouncil Chairperson; University of Illinois; Extension Forestry and Research SpecialistElected by voting members
VacantLandowner Engaged in FarmingGovernor’s Office
VacantLandowner Engaged in FarmingGovernor’s Office
Mr. Steve GravesPrivate Timber Grower | Woodland OwnerGovernor’s Office
VacantPrivate Timber Grower | Woodland OwnerGovernor’s Office
Mr. Scott Swisher
Swisher Logging, LLC
Wood Products | Forest IndustryStatute
Mr. Joel Pisoni
East Perry Lumber Co.
Wood Products | Forest IndustryStatute
Mr. Matt PustejovskyIllinois Tree Farm ProgramStatute
Mr. Paul Deizman
Ms. Tricia Bethke **
Illinois Forestry AssociationStatute
Mr. Casey CalvertIllinois Walnut CouncilStatute
Ms. Jenny LeskoIllinois Chapter of the Society of American ForestersStatute
Dr. Kirk Stodola
Dr. T.J. Benson **
Illinois Chapter of The Wildlife SocietyStatute
VacantUrban Forestry RepresentativeGovernor’s Office
Mr. Joe HansenIllinois Arborist AssociationStatute
Mr. Steve Stierwalt
Mr. Dale Shumaker **
Association of Illinois Soil & Water Conservation DistrictsStatute
Mr. Zach WirtzEnvironmental IssuesGovernor’s Office
Dr. Robert Schooley
Mr. Christopher Evans **
University of Illinois | Dept. of Natural Resources & Env. SciencesStatute
Dr. John GroningerSouthern Illinois University Carbondale | Dept. of ForestryStatute
Mr. Jerry Costello II
Mr. Scott Schirmer **
Illinois Department of AgricultureStatute
Mr. Kenneth Jolly **Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Division of Forest Resources
Ms. Sylvia Garcia
Ms. Kim Watson **
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic OpportunityStatute
Mr. Chris B. Meister
Ms. Lorrie Karcher **
Illinois Finance AuthorityStatute
Dr. Christopher MerrettIllinois Institute for Rural AffairsStatute
Vacant **IL Speaker of the HouseSpeaker of the House
Mr. Patrick Windhorst (R)**
Mr. Nicholas Mott **
IL House Minority LeaderHouse Minority Leader
Mr. Patrick Joyce**IL Senate PresidentSenate President
Vacant **IL Senate Minority LeaderSenate Minority Leader
Ms. Tammy Willis *
Mr. Wade Conn **
Illinois Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA)Statute
Mr. Mike Chaveas *
Mr. Justin Dodson**
U.S. Forest Service (Shawnee National Forest)Statute

* Ex-officio Members

** Designee or Alternate