MemberRepresentingAppointed by
Dr. Eric HolzmuellerDirector of the Council; SIUC Professor of ForestryElected by voting members
Mr. Jay C. HayekChairperson of the Council; Univ. of Illinois Forestry 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. Stephen Felt
Mr. Kurt Bobsin **
Illinois Tree Farm ProgramStatute
Mr. Tom Walsh
Mr. Dave Gillespie **
Illinois Forestry AssociationStatute
Mr. Casey CalvertIllinois Walnut CouncilStatute
Ms. Jenny LeskoIllinois Chapter of the Society of American ForestersStatute
Dr. T.J. BensonIllinois Chapter of The Wildlife SocietyStatute
VacantUrban Forestry RepresentativeGovernor’s Office
Mr. Robert SprouleIllinois Arborist AssociationStatute
Mr. Steve Stierwalt
Mr. Dale Shumaker **
Association of Illinois Soil & Water Conservation DistrictsStatute
Ms. Lydia ScottEnvironmental IssuesGovernor’s Office
Dr. Robert Schooley
Mr. Jay C. Hayek **
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
Ms. Colleen Callahan
Mr. Paul Deizman **
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
Mr. Logan Wilhelm **
Illinois Finance AuthorityStatute
Dr. Christopher Merrett
Mr. Robin Hanna **
Illinois Institute for Rural AffairsStatute
Vacant **IL Speaker of the HouseSpeaker of the House
Mr. Patrick Windhorst (R)**IL House Minority LeaderHouse Minority Leader
Vacant **IL Senate PresidentSenate President
Mr. Jason Barickman (R) **IL Senate Minority LeaderSenate Minority Leader
Mr. Ivan Dozier *
Mr. Wade Conn **
Illinois Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA)Statute
Mr. Mike Chaveas *
Ms. Lisa Helmig**
U.S. Forest Service (Shawnee National Forest)Statute

* Ex-officio Members

** Designee or Alternate