Franco Silva
Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc.

Immediate Past President
Rachel Gibson
Burwood Group

Executive Vice President
Julie Govreau
GreatBanc Trust Company

Vice President - Legislative
Regina Carls
J.P. Morgan

Vice President - Programs
Paul Davidson
Lockton Companies LLC

Vice President - Programs
John Kluth

Vice President - Membership
Elizabeth Wheeler
Parksite, Inc.

Chapter Executive
Alicia Diekow

How do you join The ESOP Association?

The ESOP Association is the only, national, non-profit association dedicated to employee ownership with a focus on ESOPs (Employee Stock Ownership Plans). Companies with employee ownership and service providers with a professional commitment to these plans form the Association’s membership.

Membership in the national ESOP Association automatically enrolls you as a member of the Illinois Chapter.  It’s easy to join.  Just go to:   The membership application is available in a downloadable PDF file or can be completed online.   To request a complete packet of information about The ESOP Association, email your request to: or call toll free 866-366-3832.

If you are looking for someone to talk to you about employee ownership, contact us.  The Illinois Chapter is the right place to start for all of your questions.  Come to an Illinois Chapter meeting as our guest! 

Contact Donna Walseth, The Illinois Chapter Administrator at (763) 785-4122 or: