The Edgar Administration Managing Government

Immediately after his election in November 1990, Governor Edgar began recruiting a team of seasoned, respected and professional men and women who would help him to manage government. As he was to say later, “As Governor, I get the credit for the job we do. But I’m only as good as my staff.”

An important part of Edgar’s staff was his Cabinet, which consisted of the directors of the code agencies as well as members of executive boards and commissions. These individuals were responsible for overseeing separate and distinct policy areas, service to the public, planning and regulation. In addition, the advisers who made up the Governor’s senior staff helped Edgar to shape policy and to set the tone and direction of his administration.

As a former staff member himself, Edgar knew the importance of assembling the most qualified team he could. He sought out experienced veterans of both state government and the private sector, many of whom he knew firsthand and trusted. Together, they would respond to the many challenges the state faced.

And no one on the Governor’s team was more important than the man whom Edgar had selected as his running mate in the 1990 election-state Sen. Bob Kustra.

Kustra was given unprecedented duties, including key roles in Edgar initiatives involving elementary, elementary, and higher education and the environment. The Governor tells Kustra that during the administration’s second term his role will be expanded to include responsibility as chief economic development adviser.

Jim Edgar and Bob Kustra decided early that their administration would be a true partnership, with the lieutenant governor shouldering unprecedented responsibilities. Elected together, they would govern together. Kustra brought a long record as a state legislator, educator and public servant to his role.

Shortly after taking office, Edgar demonstrated that his pledge to increase the responsibilities of the lieutenant governor was more than just campaign rhetoric. The Governor assigned Kustra to develop a program making social services available in local schools, so that children could deal with family and health problems that  otherwise might go untreated and hinder their learning. Launched in six schools in 1992, Project Success is now available to each of the 3,200 elementary and middle schools in the state. Edgar considers the innovative program to be one of his administration’s most successful education initiatives.

With two decades of teaching experience, Kustra was a natural choice to help guide the Governor’s education policy. Kustra played a key role in drafting reform initiatives for the Chicago public schools. He spearheaded efforts to bring state-of-the-art computer technology to the classrooms and to use distance learning networks to enhance educational opportunities for students throughout the state. In higher education, Kustra was instrumental in developing legislation to streamline the bureaucracy and to return accountability to individual university campuses. In December 1996, the Governor appointed Kustra to chair the Illinois Board of Higher Education. On the human services front, Kustra headed a task force to improve the tracking of deadbeat parents and the collection of child support payments. Edgar also directed him to coordinate the state’s anti-drug efforts and to help shape Illinois’ agenda in the war against drugs.

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Kustra headed the Illinois Rural Affairs Council, which addresses concerns of rural education, health care and economic development. He was chairman of the Illinois Rural Bond Bank, which provides low-cost financing to local governments, and he helped to create the Illinois Main Street program to assist communities with downtown revitalization efforts.

By Executive Order, Edgar in 1995 designated Kustra his senior adviser on economic development. He gave him the responsibility to oversee the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs and to chair the Economic Development Coordinating Council formed to foster a strong business climate and promote job growth. As such, Kustra was a leading advocate for Illinois business growth.

Kustra proved to be a strong advocate for conserving natural resources and protecting Illinois rivers and streams. In 1994, he created the Illinois River Strategy Team to develop the state’s first comprehensive plan for improving the 55-county area of the Illinois River watershed. Kustra was instrumental in helping Illinois forge a 15-year agreement with the federal government in March 1998 on a $459 million initiative to restore and preserve the Illinois River basin. He also worked on forming the Illinois River Watch Network, a partnership of “citizen scientists” that encourages volunteers to protect, monitor and restore the state’s water resources.

“I’ve been around here 30 years, and I don’t know of any time that a lieutenant governor has had more active participation and has had a direct impact on what the administration has done,” Edgar said in July 1998, when Kustra stepped down to become president of Eastern Kentucky University. “I appreciate very much his loyalty, his willingness to serve in one of the most difficult jobs in politics.”

Edgar and the Bureau of the Budget Director Joan Walters share a late-night laugh at the Capitol as they await action by the legislature on a budget record.

With some suggesting that an Edgar administration would merely be a continuation of James R. Thompson’s 14 years as governor, Edgar pledged as a candidate in 1990 that all directors of the code agencies would be replaced. Upon taking office, Edgar did just that, assembling a Cabinet that reflected the diversity of Illinois, the seasoned professionalism of some who came from within state government and the fresh perspective of those drawn from the private sector.

There were a number of firsts in Edgar’s appointments. Edgar named the first Hispanics in Illinois history to head agencies Rose Mary Bombela as director of the Department of Human Rights and Gilbert Ruiz as director of the Department of Financial Institutions. The Governor appointed Howard A. Peters III to direct the Department of Corrections, John R. Lumpkin, M.D., as director of the Department of Public Health and Audrey McCrimon to head the Department of Rehabilitation Services, the first African Americans to lead those agencies.

He named women to nontraditional positions Becky Doyle as director of the state agriculture department, Mary Gade as head of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Joan Walters as chief of his Bureau of the Budget. All were the first women to head those agencies. Edgar in 1997 also appointed Elena Kezelis as his chief legal counsel, the first woman to serve in that role for a governor.

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Looking within state government, Edgar turned to a number of close advisers who had worked with him when he was Secretary of State and to others whose long-time service, knowledge and dedication to the public made them natural choices for leadership positions.

To direct the Department of Transportation, Edgar selected Kirk Brown, a professional engineer who had 22 years of experience with the agency. Another director promoted in his agency was Peters, who had begun work in the corrections system in 1971 and was a warden at three institutions before being named by Edgar to head the agency. When Peters left Corrections in 1994 to become the Governor’s deputy chief of staff and later the first secretary of the new Department of Human Services, Edgar again turned to a career professional from the department, selecting Odie Washington, an African American with more than 20 years of experience in the agency. Jess McDonald, who had a wealth of experience in human services work in state social service agencies and associations, became director of the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities in 1992 and director of the Department of Children and Family Services in 1994.

Seeking the expertise of those outside government, Edgar reached out to people such as Douglas Whitley, the longtime president of the highly respected Taxpayers’ Federation of Illinois, to head the Department of Revenue. Edgar named G. Brent Manning, an environmental biologist and director of Ducks Unlimited, to be director of the Department of Conservation and later the Department of Natural Resources when several other agencies were merged with the conservation department. Others who came from the private sector included James E. Long, executive director of the Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association, who was named director of the Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, and Doyle, who grew up on a farm and managed a pork production operation before serving eight years as the administration’s agriculture director.

Edgar’s cabinet proved to be a model of stability. Eleven directors remained in their top agency positions throughout Edgar’s two terms. Several others were with the administration for all eight years in two or more Cabinet positions or in a combination of agency and senior staff positions with the Governor.

The Governor poses in April 1996 for a photograph with his senior staff. Seated (clockwise from left): Bill Roberts, Joe Khayyat, Deno Perdiou, Andy Foster, Gene Reineke, Edgar, Joan Walters, Mike Lawrence, and Mike McCormick. Standing (from left): Janis Cellni, Grosboll, Steve Schnorf, Tom Faulkner and Howard Peters.

Five people served the Edgar administration as deputy chief of staff. Sally Jackson, who had been director of the Department of Employment Security under Governor Thompson and later president of the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, brought management skills to the administration. Mike Belletire, who had worked in high-level positions in the Thompson administration and in the private sector and later became executive director of the Illinois Gaming Board, contributed experience in economic development, education and human services issues. Howard Peters, former Corrections director, was  named deputy chief of staff in 1995. He was instrumental in the administration’s efforts to reform welfare and revolutionize the human services delivery system before being named secretary of the Department of Human Services in 1997. Andy Foster, who worked on President George Bush’s staff, advised Edgar on economic development issues before becoming deputy chief of staff during the Governor’s second term. Allen Grosboll, who had been Edgar’s top assistant at the Secretary of State’s office, advised the Governor on the environment, natural resources, agriculture and education throughout Edgar’s eight years in office. He was named deputy chief of staff in 1998.

The Governor convinced Joan Walters, who had been his first deputy Secretary of State in the early 1980s, to leave a job in Seattle, Wash., to become his director of the Bureau of the Budget. Her tenacity, knowledge of state government and unflagging spirit proved to be important assets as she led the efforts to balance the budget, downsize state government and reorganize the state’s human services agencies. She was appointed director of the Department of Public Aid in 1997. Stephen Schnorf, who had been director of driver services for Edgar in the Secretary of State’s office, director of the Department of Central Management Services and a key adviser to the Governor, succeeded Walters as the state budget director.

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All of Edgar’s press secretaries brought unique talents and notable professional careers to the Governor’s office. Mike Lawrence, a respected Statehouse reporter for Lee Enterprises and the Chicago Sun-Times, left journalism in 1987 to become press secretary to then Secretary of State Jim Edgar. As Edgar began to mount his campaign for governor, Lawrence’s knowledge of politics and government proved invaluable, just as they did during the six and a half years he served as the Governor’s press secretary and senior adviser. Joining Lawrence in the press office were Dan Egler, Gary Mack and Eric Robinson. Egler had been a reporter for the Chicago Tribune for 21 years, including 13 years as Statehouse bureau chief, when in 1991 he was named associate press secretary and chief speechwriter. Mack, who had worked in radio and television for the Illinois Information Service and had been a press secretary in the Secretary of State’s office, was named deputy press secretary to the Governor in 1991. Robinson was the state Capitol bureau chief for WAND-TV in Decatur when he joined the administration as assistant press secretary in 1994. Robinson served as press secretary during the administration’s closing months. John Webber, a reporter and columnist for the Quincy Herald-Whig, was hired as a speechwriter in 1996. When Lawrence left in 1997, he was succeeded as the Governor’s chief spokesman by Tom Hardy, who had been a reporter for the Chicago Tribune for 20 years, including a 10-year stint as the newspaper’s chief political writer.

To coordinate the development of the Governor’s program initiatives and to act as liaisons to the various code agencies, Edgar assembled a core group of talented and dedicated executive assistants, each responsible for certain policy areas. They served as liaisons to both state agencies and interest groups. Over the years, in addition to some staff already identified, these executive assistants included George Fleischli, natural resources, infrastructure and transportation; Erhard Chorle, financial institutions and banking; Felicia Norwood, human services; Janis Cellini, personnel and labor issues; Ken Zehnder, gubernatorial appointments; Tom Livingston, higher education and transportation; Bernice Bloom, Mary Ann Louderback and Mindy Sick, education; and Valerie Brooks, social services. Mark Peterson, in addition to handling banking and financial institution issues, was director of the Governor’s Chicago office during the first term. Other key advisers for various programmatic issues included Jennifer Gordon, Terry Harvill, Susan Leonis, Karen Loeb, Terry Scrogum and Edna Walden. Tom Faulkner served as executive assistant to First Lady Brenda Edgar for most of the Governor’s two terms. Throughout the eight years, Patricia Michalski was a liaison to many ethnic groups and associations.

A governor’s chief legal counsel deals with a myriad of issues, both in the Governor’s office and in state agencies under his control. Four persons served in that role during the Edgar administration. Arnie Kanter was a successful attorney in private practice when Edgar named him chief counsel in 1991. He was followed by James Montana Jr., who had been an assistant U.S. attorney in Chicago before entering private practice and becoming chief counsel. Bill Roberts, who had been both Sangamon County state’s attorney and U.S. attorney for the central district, was in private practice when Edgar selected him as chief counsel in 1995. Elena Kezelis, the first woman to serve as chief legal counsel to an Illinois governor, joined the legal office in 1991 and was named chief counsel in 1997. Working with all four chief counsels during the Governor’s two terms was Deputy Chief Counsel Bill Ghesquiere, who had a wealth of government legal experience as a former chief counsel at the Illinois Department of Transportation and as chief counsel to Governor Thompson. Other attorneys with long tenure in the legal office were Diane Ford and Mark Warnsing.

The job of guiding the Governor’s initiatives through the General Assembly falls to his legislative affairs office. It serves as a clearinghouse for legislation and also assists the Governor in deciding whether to sign or to veto individual bills. Stephen Selcke, who had a similar role in the Thompson administration, was Edgar’s first director of legislative affairs. When Selcke was appointed director of the Department of Insurance after the 1991 legislative session, Mark Boozell was named director of legislative affairs, a position he held until 1995. Deno Perdiou, who started in government as an intern, was in charge of governmental affairs at the Department of Revenue and served as Edgar’s liaison to the Illinois House before becoming the Governor’s final legislative affairs director. Terri Moreland directed the state’s office in Washington, D.C., serving as the administration’s chief liaison with the federal government and Congress throughout Edgar’s eight years in office.

Keeping Edgar’s schedule and answering his personal correspondence and telephone calls were the most obvious of the many daily responsibilities that fell to his personal staff. At the state Capitol, Sherry Struck was Edgar’s personal assistant from the first day he walked into the office in 1991. In 1995, she was joined by Mike McCormick, a former state’s attorney in southern Illinois who was named senior personal assistant to the Governor and charged with, among many other responsibilities, keeping Edgar’s schedule and serving as a liaison to mayors and other local government officials. In his Chicago office, Carla Stone was personal assistant to the Governor. Donna Fitts was executive director of the Governor’s office, overseeing its $7 million budget, and served as Edgar’s liaison to foreign consulates in Chicago.

Joe Khayyat, director of scheduling during Edgar’s second term, oversaw the Governor’s travel details. The Governor’s advance team, led by Jim Broussard in Chicago and Curt Conrad in Springfield, also included Dave Bender, Jeff Dillman, Andy Ezard, Andy Graham, Marty Green, Steve Kennedy, Khayyat, Todd Lizak and Chris McAuliffe. Perhaps the staff members with the closest day-to-day relationship with the Governor were his travel assistants who attended to the daily details of Edgar’s schedule and his job. Edgar’s travel aides included Tom Livingston, Mark Schauerte, Matt Goldberg, Kevin St. Angel, Scott Rice, Nick Palazzolo and Evan Williams.

DCFS Director Jess Mcdonald was on the front line in reforming the state’s child welfare system. With Edgar, he worked to ensure that children’s rights counted in custody decisions.

Department on Aging Victor L. Wirth (1991-1992)

  • Maralee I. Lindley (1992-1999)

Department of Agriculture

  • Becky Doyle (1991-1999)

Department of Alcoholism and Subustance Abuse*

  • James Long (1991-1994)
  • Barbara Cimaglio (1994-1997)

Commissioner of Banks and Real Estate

  • Jack Schaffer (1996-1999)

Commissioner of Banks and Trust Companies*

  • Robert J. Piel (1991-1993)
  • Richard N. Luft (1993-1995)
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Department of Central Management Services

  • Stephen B. Schnorf (1991-1995)
  • Michael S. Schwartz (1995-1999)

Department of Children and Family Services

  • Sue Suter (1991-1992)
  • Sterling M. Ryder (1992-1994)
  • Jess McDonald (1994-1999)

Department of Commerce and Community Affairs

  • Jan M. Grayson (1991-1995)
  • Dennis R. Whetstone (1995-1997)
  • Norman Sims Jr. (1997-1999)

Department of Conservation*

  • Brent Manning (1991-1995)

Department of Corrections

  • Howard A. Peters III (1991-1995)
  • Odie Washington (1995-1999)

Illinois Emergency Management Agency

  • Ron Stevens (1991-1992)
  • John Plunk (1992-1993)
  • John G. Mitchell (1993-1997)
  • Rex Coble (1998-1999)

Department of Employment Security

  • Loleta A. Didrickson (1991-1993)
  • Lynn Quigley Doherty (1994-1999)

Department of Energy and Natural Resources*

  • John S. Moore (1991-1995)

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

  • Mary A. Gade (1991-1999)

Department of Financial Institutions

  • Gilbert Ruiz (1991-1994)
  • Frank C. Casillas (1994-1999)

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

  • Susan Mogerman (1991-1999)

Department of Human Rights

  • Rose Mary Bombela (1991-1999)

Department of Human Services

  • Howard A. Peters III (1997-1999)

Department of Insurance

  • Stephen F. Selcke (1991-1995)
  • Mark Boozell (1995-1998)
  • Arnold Dutcher (1998-1999)

Department of Labor

  • Shinae Chun (1991-1999)

Department of the Lottery

  • Desiree Rogers (1991-1997)
  • Lori S. Montana (1997-1999)

Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities*

  • William K. Murphy (1991-1992)
  • Jess McDonald (1992-1994)
  • Lynn Handy (1994-1995)
  • Ann Patla (1995-1997)

Department of Military Affairs

  • Maj. Gen. Harold G. Holesinger (1991)
  • Maj. Gen. Donald W. Lynn (1991-1995)
  • Maj. Gen. Richard G. Austin (1995-1999)

Department of Mines and Minerals*

  • Ronald Morse (1991-1993)
  • Frederick Bowman (1993-1995)

Department of Natural Resources

  • Brent Manning (1995-1999)

Department of Nuclear Safety

  • Thomas W. Ortciger (1991-1999)

Department of Professional Regulation

  • Nikki M. Zollar (1991-1999)

Department of Public Aid

  • Philip Bradley (1991-1993)
  • Robert W. Wright (1993-1997)
  • Joan Walters (1997-1999)

Department of Public Health

  • John R. Lumpkin, M.D. (1991-1999)

Department of Rehabilitation Services*

  • Audrey L. McCrimon (1991-1997)

Department of Revenue

  • Douglas L. Whitley (1991-1993)
  • Raymond T. Wagner (1993-1995)
  • Ken Zehnder (1995-1999)

Department of Savings and Residential Finance

  • John Seymour (1991-1993)
  • Jack Schaffer (1993-1996)

Illinois State Fire Marshal

  • Thomas L. Armstead (1991-1999)

Illinois State Police

  • Terrance W. Gainer (1991-1998)
  • Gene P. Marlin (1998-1999)

Department of Transportation

  • Kirk Brown (1991-1999)

Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Robert J. Poshard (1991-1995)
  • Robert E. Foster (1995-1999)


* Indicates that the Department has been consolidated with another agency as part of Governor Edgar’s efforts to streamline state government.

In 1991, Edgar announced Arthur F. Quern as his choice for chairman of the State Board of Higher Education during a visit to Illinois Wesleyan University. The Governor and Quern pushed reforms to allow students to finish their undergraduate education in four years.

Illinois Arts Council

  • Richard E. Huff (1991-1993)
  • Lori S. Montana (1995-1997)
  • Kassie Davis (1997-1999)

Illinois Capital Development Board

  • Robert B. Oxtoby, chairman (1991-1995)
  • George Fleischli, chairman (1995-1999)
  • Roger Sweet, executive director (1991-1995)
  • Sam McGaw, executive director (1995-1999)

Illinois Commerce Commission

  • Ellen C. Craig, chairman (1991-1994)
  • Dan Miller, chairman (1994-1998)
  • Richard L. Mathias, chairman (1998-1999)
  • Phillip M. Gonet, executive director (1991-1994)
  • Charles Fisher, executive director (1995-1999)

Illinois Community College Board

  • Harry L. Crisp II, chairman (1991-1999)
  • Cary A. Israel, executive director (1991-1994)
  • Geraldine Evans, executive director (1994-1996)
  • Joseph Cipfl, president (1997-1999)
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Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

  • Peter B. Bensinger, chairman (1991-1999)
  • David Coldren, executive director (1991-1992)
  • Thomas Baker, executive director (1994-1996)
  • Candice Kane, executive director (1996-1999)

Illinois Development Finance Authority

  • Harry J. Seigle, chairman (1995-1997)
  • Diane Cullinan (1997-1999)
  • Bobby J. Wilkerson, executive director (1995-1999)

State Board of Education

  • Louis Mervis, chairman (1991-1993)
  • Michael W. Skarr (1993-1996)
  • Louis Mervis, chairman (1997-1999)
  • Robert Leininger, superintendent (1991-1994)
  • Joseph Spagnolo, superintendent (1994-1998)

State Board of Elections

  • Ronald D. Michaelson, executive director (1991-1999)

Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission

  • Karen Hasara (1991)
  • Carol A. Madison (1991-1992)
  • James D. Pitts Jr. (1993-1994)
  • Christopher A. DeAngelis (1995-1996)
  • Nancy M. Wyant (1997-1998)
  • Joseph Lassner, chairman (1998-1999)
  • Gary E. Miller, director (1991-1999)

Illinois Health Facilities Planning Authority

  • Pam Taylor, chairman (1991-1999)

Illinois Board of Higher Education

  • Arthur F. Quern, chairman (1991-1996)
  • Lt. Gov. Bob Kustra (1996-1998)
  • Jerry Blakemore (1998-1999)
  • Richard D. Wagner, executive director (1991-1998)
  • Keith R. Sanders, executive director (1998-1999)

Illinois Housing Development Authority

  • A.D. Van Meter, chairman (1991-1999)
  • Peter Dwars, executive director (1991-1994)
  • Pamela Lenane, executive director (1994-1995)
  • John Varones, executive director (1995-1999)

Illinois Human Rights Commission

  • Manuel Barbosa, chairman (1991-1999)

Illinois Industrial Commission

  • Robert Malooly (1991-1996)
  • John W. Hallock Jr. (1996-1999)

Illinois Liquor Control Commission

  • John M. Dorgan, executive director (1991-1995)
  • Arabel Alva Rosales, executive director (1995-1999)

Illinois Pollution Control Board

  • John C. Marlin, chairman (1991-1993)
  • Claire A. Manning, chairman 1993-1999)

Illinois Prisoner Review Board

  • James K. Williams, chairman (1991-1999)

Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board

  • Tony Leone, chairman (1991-1992)
  • Max E. Coffey, chairman (1992-1999)
  • Rick Larison, executive director (1991-1992)
  • Joe Temperelli, executive director (1992-1994)
  • James W. Chipman, executive director (1994-1999)

Illinois Racing Board

  • Gary Starkman, chairman (1991-1996)
  • Gene L. Lamb, chairman (1996-1999)
  • Bonnie Walt, executive director (1991)
  • Joseph Sinopoli, executive director (1991-1999)

Illinois State Toll Highway Authority

  • John Garrow, chairman (1991-1995)
  • Julian D’Esposito, chairman (1995-1999)
  • Robert Hickman, executive director (1991-1994)
  • Ralph Wehner, executive director (1994-1999)
Edgar prepares to sign legislation passed by the General Assembly in 1993. With him are top advisors (from left) Andy Foster, Dan Egler, Kirk Dillard, Mike Lawrence and Mark Boozell.
  • Don Adamski
  • Richard Agin
  • James Agnew
  • Jack Aguero
  • Nancy Alejandro
  • Ruth Ann Alinger
  • Doreen Anderson
  • Robert Anstine
  • Barbara Antonini
  • Julie Applington
  • Asta Arcickas
  • Marcia Armstrong
  • Fred Backfield
  • Sandra Bahlow
  • Marelda Baidy
  • Robin Baima
  • Linda Renee Baker
  • Rosela Baker
  • Maria Balderas
  • Candice Baltusevich
  • Joseph Banks
  • Whitney Banks
  • Jason Barabas
  • Mona Bass
  • Shelby Beall
  • Sharon Bell
  • Mike Belletire
  • David Bender
  • Mark Betka
  • Greg Bishop
  • Judy Black
  • Lou Blackorby
  • Trudy Blackwell
  • Brenda Blasko
  • Bernice Bloom
  • Brittany Bluhm
  • Timothy Bluhm
  • Kara Boll
  • Mark Boozell
  • Kelly Bosie
  • Brandy Bratten
  • Jodi Brandt
  • Anthony Breckenridge
  • Valerie Brooks
  • Jim Broussard
  • Beverly Brown
  • Judy Brown
  • Malcolm Brown
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  • Nikki Brown
  • William Brown
  • Bill Burge
  • Anne Burke
  • Geri Bykowski
  • Josephine Byrne
  • Daniel Caprio Jr.
  • Gina Carranica
  • Terry Carter
  • Mars Cassidy
  • Catherine Caston
  • Lisa Cave
  • Janis Cellini
  • Carrie Chiles
  • Erhard Chorle
  • Carol Ciotti
  • Missy Clark
  • Jeffrey Coleman
  • Mike Colsch
  • Kevin Conner
  • Frank Connolly
  • Curt Conrad
  • Paula Conrad
  • Stephanie Cook
  • Teryl Cook
  • Al Cooksey
  • Richard Coontz
  • Michelle Cormier
  • Frank Cortese
  • Jean Cowden
  • Gus Cox
  • Kimberley Cox
  • Kathleen Coyne
  • Sheila Craig
  • Maureen Crocker
  • Gail Crossland
  • Anne Davidson
  • Doris Davidson
  • Jeffrey Davis
  • Margaret Davis
  • Marquita Davis
  • Lois DeAngelis
  • Maysoon Deeb
  • Wendy Deemer
  • Taralynn DeFranco
  • Nancy Demarco
  • John Dietrich
  • Julie Dill
  • Kirk Dillard
  • Chris Dinardo
  • Molly Dirksen
  • Paul Doucette
  • Todd Dowdy
  • Theresa Downs
  • Lisa Dowson
  • Tonya Dring
  • Emily Duft
  • Mary Mills Dunea
  • Anna Marie Dwyer
  • Cheryl Easton
  • Karen Eddinger
  • Donna Edmonds
  • Maureen Egizii
  • Dan Egler
  • Don Ellis
  • Becky Enrietto
  • Lisa Eoff
  • Andy Ezard
  • Mary Frances Fagan
  • Ronald Fagan
  • Lori Fahnders
  • Margarite Faulkner
  • Tom Faulkner
  • Jeff Dillman
  • Trudy Faull
  • Ellen Feldhausen
  • Eric Feldman
  • Dorothea Felters
  • Matt Ferguson
  • Donna Fitts
  • Ray Fitzgerald
  • George Fleischli
  • Scott Foiles
  • Diane Ford
  • Andrew Foster
  • Jill Fowler
  • Kim Fowler
  • Jason Francque
  • Rosemarie Frey
  • Sandy Fried
  • Dave From
  • Mary Fulgenzi
  • Tammy Gagliano
  • Holly Gainer
  • Wilson Garcia
  • Mark Garst
  • Jamie Gates
  • Bill Ghesquiere
  • Virginia Gibson
  • Mindy Glaze
  • Matthew Goldberg
  • Tim Golemo
  • Jennifer Gordon
  • Andrew Graham
  • James Graham
  • Ann Gramlich
  • Margaret Grant
  • Lisabeth Granzeau
  • Timothy Granzeau
  • Catherine Green
  • Julie Green
  • Marty Green
  • Mary Green
  • Victoria Greenan
  • Lois Greene
  • Kathy Griffin
  • Scott Grigoroff
  • Al Grosboll
  • Suzanne Gross
  • Dave Grubb
  • Karen Grueter
  • Kathleen Gullo
  • Carl Gutierrez
  • Eric Hall
  • Franklin Hammitt
  • Debbie Hanners
  • Nancy Hanselman
  • Bob Hansen
  • Brent Hanson
  • Susan Hardesty
  • Tom Hardy
  • Desiree Harris
  • Robert Harvill
  • Terry Harvill
  • Betty Hauger
  • Sarah Hawker
  • Kara Helton
  • Kristen Henderson
  • Jack Hessinger
  • Tom Hiatt
  • Divinia Hickey
  • Janell Hilgers
  • Mable Hill
  • Donna Holmes
  • Susan Holmes
  • Sherrie Homeier
  • Steve Honegger
  • Kathy Hood
  • George Hope
  • George Hovanec
  • Linda Howard
  • Kevin Hughes
  • Anna Hui
  • Akram Humaideh
  • Erica Mair
  • George Hutson
  • Nancy Illg
  • Sherry Irving
  • Tina Isringhausen
  • Al Jackson
  • Ed Jackson
  • Sally Jackson
  • Leanne Jacobs
  • Kelly Cunningham Jacob
  • Kathleen Jamison
  • Kim Janssen
  • Sally Jenkins
  • Priya Jenveja
  • Froylan Jimenez
  • Mario Jobbe
  • Kevin Jones
  • Donnetta Jordan
  • Julie Kaiser
  • Scott Kaiser
  • Charles Kalinowski
  • Joann Kambitch
  • Arnold Kanter
  • Kurt Kauffman
  • Dave Kelm
  • Jan Kemp
  • Steve Kennedy
  • Elena Kezelis
  • Joe Khayyat
  • Mitra Khazai
  • Joan Kiaschko
  • Steve Kim
  • Sylvia Kingblackwell
  • Steve Klokkenga
  • Shirley Knapp
  • Wendy Koehler
  • Diane Koliopoulos
  • Carolyn Kopel
  • Laura Koranda
  • George Kother
  • David Krynski
  • Nancy Kublick
  • Kim Kuntzman
  • Laura Lagrow
  • Beverly Lahn
  • Janet Landers
  • Mike Lawrence
  • Mike Leake
  • Bill Ledbetter
  • Willa Lee
  • Cyndi Leeper
  • Susan Leonis
  • Emma Lewis
  • Mark Lewis
  • Tom Livingston
  • Todd Lizak
  • Marilyn Locascio
  • Karen Loeb
  • James Long
  • Jane Longo
  • Mary Ann Louderback
  • Scott Lowry
  • Gary Mack
  • Steve Mainwaring
  • Erica Mair
  • Lori Maltby
  • Sheila Mantei
  • Darrell Marcy
  • Joe Marrero
  • Jim Marta
  • Kevin Martin
  • Tom Martin
  • James Mason Marilyn Mason
  • JoAnn Mathes
  • Janet Mathis
  • Tom Matykiewicz
  • Chris McAuliffe
  • Michael McCormick
  • Douglas McDonald
  • Lori McElvain
  • Bill McFarland
  • Marilyn McFerren
  • Pat McKenzie
  • Janet McKeown
  • Pamela McKinney
  • Marti Meersman
  • Mary Menely J
  • ulie Meyers
  • Patricia Michalski
  • Vanessa Miller
  • Wendy Miller
  • Rhonda Miner
  • Maggie Mitchell
  • Kenyetta Monley
  • James Montana Jr.
  • Teri Moreland
  • Lori Morgan
  • Tonia Morin
  • Bob Moses
  • Steve Moulton
  • Catherine Muno
  • Brian Murphy
  • Mike Murphy
  • Nancy Murphy
  • Mayra Navarrete
  • Kevin Neff
  • Cheryl Nelson
  • Phallisha Newsome-Horton
  • Matthew Nolan
  • Rick Northern
  • Felicia Norwood
  • Drinda O’Connor
  • Daniel Ojeda
  • Leo Oliea
  • Robert Ossolinski
  • Theresa Ott
  • Patricia O’Brien
  • Jim O’Donnell
  • Michael O’Malley
  • Tom O’Sullivan
  • Nick Palazzolo
  • Maureen Paskey
  • Mark Patterson
  • Mike Pearson
  • Nicki Pecori
  • Sandy Pecori
  • Stacey Pedrucci
  • Jan Peebles
  • Gretchen Pence
  • Maureen Pennell
  • Deno Perdiou
  • Don Perkins
  • Mike Perona
  • Tina Pershinske
  • Howard Peters III
  • Mark Peterson
  • Carol Phillips
  • Diane Pieniazkiewicz
  • Gary Piper
  • Anne Plohr
  • Dan Plough
  • Carmen Poplawski
  • Matt Powers
  • Tim Probst
  • Ann Pufundt
  • Ron Pufundt
  • Woody Rallings
  • Margaret Ramirez
  • Carter Ransom
  • Paul Rayhill
  • Christi Regnery
  • Jim Reilly Jr.
  • Gene Reineke
  • Kristina Rhee
  • Darrell Rice
  • Scott Rice
  • Charles Richey
  • Melony Rios
  • Gail Rizzo
  • Rachelle Roberson
  • Bill Roberts
  • Eric Robinson
  • Joe Robinson
  • Julie Roche Joyce Rodgers
  • Susan Rohrer
  • Martha Roman
  • Arabel Alva Rosales
  • Rick Roscetti
  • Nina Rossini
  • Scott Rothering
  • Chase Ruppert
  • Robert Rush
  • Martha Ryan
  • Kurt Sachtleben
  • Kevin St.Angel
  • Bryan Samuels
  • Eric Sapanton
  • Deborah Saracco
  • Cathy Sauders
  • Lisa Scarpelli
  • Sarah Schackmann
  • Tom Schafer
  • Mark Schauerte
  • Betty Scheurmann
  • Ellen Schmidt
  • Phyllis Schmidt
  • Darcy Schneller
  • Willard Schneller
  • Steve Schnorf
  • Sarah Schoenwetter
  • Kim Schroeder
  • Bob Scott
  • Terry Scrogum
  • Deborah Seals
  • Dawn Seger
  • Stephen Selcke
  • Linda Settle
  • Carole Shay
  • Brien Sheahan
  • Mindy Sick
  • Kate Siddon
  • Francesca Sidoli
  • Kelly Siebert
  • Jim Simmons
  • Leah Simpson
  • Phyllis Sintay
  • Linda Sisson
  • Karen Skelton
  • Jim Skilbeck
  • Kim Skorniak
  • Tony Small
  • Cathy Smith
  • Dale Smith
  • Jeff Smith
  • Larry Smith
  • Ken Snider
  • Maxine Snipes
  • Annette Snyder
  • Ellen Solomon
  • Catalina Soto
  • Ada Spencer
  • Terry Spencer
  • Charles Starks
  • Joe Starling
  • Curt Steingraber
  • Paul Steipinger
  • Michael Stern
  • Kay Stinson
  • Carla Stone
  • Sherry Struck
  • Laura Sturgeon
  • Brian Su
  • Dave Suarez
  •  Gayla Sullivan
  • Katherine Sullivan
  • Paul Sullivan
  • Jay Surapiboonchai
  • Karen Sweet
  • Mike Tackett
  • Christine Takada
  • Carole Tannehill
  • Betsy Tanner
  • Bethanie Tate
  • Margo Theodore
  • Harold Thomas
  • Darlene Thorpe
  • Roy Throop
  • Blair Tinkle
  • Geraldine Tolbert
  • Sharon Torres
  • Amber Totten
  • Tim Touhy
  • Rosemary Tourville
  • Regina Trela
  • Max Turner
  • James Urbaniec
  • Michael Van Meter
  • John Varones
  • Marie Villanueva
  • Janis Von Qualen
  • Connie Waggoner
  • Edna Walden
  • Craig Walker
  • Joan Walters
  • Sally Ward
  • Sharon Ward
  • Mark Warnsing
  • Anusch Warutian
  • John Webber
  • Cheri Wehmhoff
  • Ann Wernsing
  • Carolyn White
  •  Nancy White
  • William White
  • Carlene Williams
  • Evan Williams
  • Lori Williams
  • Geraldine Willoughby
  • Jean Womack
  • Amy Wood
  • David Wood
  • Theresa Wyatt
  • Wayne Wynn
  • Ken Young
  • William Zake
  • Jerry Zurawski
* Every effort has been made to include all employees who worked in the Office of the Governor during the Edgar administration. We regret any errors or omissions.