ISTC Advisory Board

Advisory board members

ISTC’s Advisory Board is composed of select representatives of business, industry, government, non-profit agencies, and academia who assist the Center in reviewing its activities and goals for maximum benefit to the people of Illinois. Through their contacts, expertise and dedication to sustainable economic development and environmental stewardship, they are invaluable to the work of ISTC.


Will Baker
Director of Programs
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Stephen Bell
Director of Programs
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Larry Brown
Regional Vice President
Conservation Services Group

Vann Bush
Managing Director, Energy Supply and Conversion
Gas Technology Institute

Angela Foster-Rice
Managing Director, Environmental Affairs & Sustainability
United Airlines - WHQEN

Kevin Greene
Manager, Office of Pollution Prevention
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Franklin H. Holcomb
Associate Director
Center for the Advancement of Sustainability Innovations (CASI)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Engineer Research and Development Center

Alan Jirik
Vice President of Environmental Affairs
Ingredion Incorporated

Warren Lavey
Senior Fellow, Senior Attorney

Joey Mak
Director of Innovation & Economic Development
University of Illinois, Office of the Vice President for Research

Edith Makra
Director of Environmental Initiatives
Metropolitan Mayor's Caucus

Eileen Openbrier
Environmental, Health & Safety Manager

Jerry Peck
Associate Director of Government Affairs
Illinois Manufacturers' Association

Seth W. Snyder
Section Leader, Process Technology Research, Energy Systems
Argonne National Laboratory

Dalitso Samson Sulamoyo
President & CEO
Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies

David L. Thomas
Founding Director (retired)
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center

Todd Thornburg
Manager of Commercial & Industrial Programs

Phil Van Ness
Webber & Thies, P.C.

Scott Wilkin
Associate Director
National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Tomasz S. Wiltowski
Director, Coal Research Center
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Energy Processes
Southern Illinois University