Board Members

The Capital Development Board members, who serve four-year terms, are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Illinois State Senate. No more than four CDB members may be from the same political party. The Board members receive no salary but are reimbursed for expenses.

  • Eileen Rhodes


    ​Governor JB Pritzker appointed Eileen Rhodes as Chairwoman of CDB in April 2019. Since 1998, Rhodes has served as President of East Lake Management Group, Chicago's largest African American property management and development firm aiding the city's underserved communities. Managing the 600-plus person company, she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of property management for 12,000 housing units, including marketing, leasing, budgeting, staffing, repairs, and regulatory compliance. Prior to this job, she spent three years at the Chicago Housing Authority as a HOPE VI Program Manager and four years as the Director of Development of the Chicago Dwellings Association. She also serves as Board President for the Bodhi Spiritual Center and board member for the Personal PAC and Sacred Keepers Sustainability Lab. Rhodes received a Master of Arts from the Erikson Institute of Early Childhood Development and a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University.

  • Glyn Ramage

    Board Member

    ​Governor JB Pritzker reappointed Glyn Ramage to CDB in April 2019.  Ramage has served on the board since 2002, including a stint as Acting Chairman of the CDB between February and April of 2004. Ramage is a Millstadt resident and has served as the Business Manager for the Twelve Counties Southwestern Illinois Laborers District Council since 2000. He is a 42-year member of the Laborers' Local No. 100 in East St. Louis and has served as Business Manager of the Local since 1993. Ramage is the Chairman of the Foundation for Fair Contracting of Southwestern Illinois, and is a Director of the Labor Management Work Preservation & Construction Industry Promotional Trust of Southwestern Illinois.

  • Pamela McDonough

    Board Member

    ​Governor JB Pritzker reappointed Pamela McDonough to CDB in April 2019.  McDonough was first named to the Board in November 2015.  She brings more than 30 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. She currently serves as President of the DeAngelo McDonough Construction Management Company, where she’s worked since 2003. She also is the President of McDonough Enterprises, a business development company that performs technical assistance and association management for non-profits. Prior to 2003, McDonough was the first woman director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs. Under her leadership, Illinois ranked first in the nation for economic development in 2001 and 2002. She also served in many other state government leadership roles including serving as Deputy Director of CDB from 1992 to 1995. McDonough received her Master of Public Administration from Sangamon State University and a bachelor's degree from Northeastern Illinois University.

  • Beverly Potts

    Board Member

    ​Governor JB Pritzker appointed Beverly Potts to CDB in August 2019. Potts is a third-generation licensed plumber who began her career as an apprentice and then worked for her father’s family business. Potts has served as Executive Director of both the Illinois and Bloomington-Normal Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association for 22 years.

  • Saul J. Morse

    Board Member

    Saul Morse is an attorney at Brown, Hay & Stephens LLP, the oldest law firm in Illinois having been in continuous operation since 1828.  He has practiced extensively in the areas of health law, municipal and government, insurance, and not-for-profit law.  His public service includes having been Chair of the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln, Founding Director of Innovate Springfield, President of Post-Polio Health International, and Governing Director of the University of Illinois Foundation where he currently serves as a member of the Audit, Executive, and Chair of the Membership and Governance Committees.

    His past public service has included serving as the first person with a disability appointed to the Illinois Human Rights Commission, Director of the Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan, and Chair of the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission. 

    He has served as Chief Counsel to the Minority Leader of the Illinois State Senate and as General Counsel of the Legislative Space Needs Commission, the entity responsible at that time for all land purchases, construction, and remodeling of the Capitol Complex in Springfield.

    He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign having received a Bachelor of Arts in History and the Juris Doctorate from the College of Law.  He has also taught in the Legal Studies Department at the University of Illinois Springfield.