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Board of Directors

Dan Conley
Board Co-Chair

Dan Conley is founder of the public relations firm Beacon Communications. He serves on the national board for Common Cause and the board of directors for the Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy.

Jerry Capell
Board Co-Chair

Jerry, a prominent consultant and executive, is Chief Operating Officer at Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd. Jerry is the Chair of the Board Engagement and By-law committee.

Louise Frank
Board Member

Louise Frank is an award-winning producer who has created an extensive range of programming for broadcast on 98.7WFMT and world-wide syndication via the WFMT Radio Network.

Elizabeth R. Foster
Board Member

Elizabeth is involved in a wide range of philanthropic and political causes across the Chicagoland area, and has been a longtime member of Common Cause Illinois.

Ami Gandi
Board Member

Ami Gandhi is a Senior Counsel at the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law and works to reduce barriers to voting and improve civic participation.

Juanita Irizarry
Board Member

Juanita Irizarry is executive director of Friends of the Parks, a park advocacy organization which has won a landmark legal battle utilizing Illinois’ “public trust doctrine” to protect Chicago's lakefront from development.

Jeff Raines
Board Member

Jeff Raines has worked as a communications strategy in the Chicago area, most recently as communications and engagement director of CHANGE Illinois.

Corky Siegel
Board Member

Corky Siegel is known internationally as one of the world's great blues harmonica players. Corky has been involved with Common Cause Illinois since its founding, and is an active leader in democracy reform issues.

Holly Siegel
Board Member

Holly is a founding member of Common Cause Illinois and has been an integral part in reinvigorating the organization and its key advocacy campaigns over the last several decades.

Juliete Sorenson
Board Member

Juliet is a Clinical Professor of Law associated with Northwestern Law School’s Center for International Human Rights.

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