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Title:Employment Security Advisory Board
Website:Employment Security Advisory Board
Contact Name:Kristin Richards
Contact Title:Acting Director
Contact Comments:


Function:The Board makes recommendations relating to policies and problems in administration of state’s Unemployment Insurance Act.
Term:2 years, beginning 3rd Monday in January of odd-numbered years, and until successor is appointed and qualified.
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Party Affiliation:NA
Qualifications:No statutory qualifications specified other than classes from which appointments to be made.
Composition:12 appointed by Governor with advice and consent of the Senate - 4 representing employees - 4 representing employers - 4 not identified with either employees or employers
Chair:Designated by the Governor
Authority:20 ILCS 5/5-540, 605, 610

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Argionis, Jim1/19/20151/1/2003GovernorChair, PublicCook
Denzler, Mark1/20/202511/5/2018RepublicanGovernorMember, EmployersSangamon
Devaney, Patrick1/17/20211/27/2020GovernorMember, EmployeesChampaign
Easton, John1/21/20196/5/2015GovernorMember, PublicCook
Gedney, John1/18/202111/1/2019GovernorMember, EmployeesBoone
Karr, Robert1/20/20252/14/2014RepublicanGovernorMember, EmployersMorgan
Prosnitz, David1/21/20195/9/2016GovernorMember, EmployerCook
Terven, Rick1/18/20212/15/2016GovernorMember, EmployeesSangamon
VACANTGovernorMember, PublicNone
VACANTGovernorMember, EmployersNone
VACANTGovernorMember, PublicNone
Webb-Gauvin, Joanna1/18/202111/1/2019GovernorMember, EmployeesSangamon