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Title:Employment Security Advisory Board
Contact Name:Thomas Chan
Contact Title:Acting Director
Contact Phone:312.793.9274
Contact Comments:Director
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.
Compensation:Expenses
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, Mark1/1/201911/5/2018GovernorMember, EmployersSangamon
Drea, Timothy Edward1/18/20211/1/2008GovernorMember, EmployeesSangamon
Easton, John1/21/20196/5/2015GovernorMember, PublicCook
Gedney, John1/18/202111/1/2019GovernorMember, EmployeesBoone
Grant, Mark1/21/20192/6/2017GovernorMember, EmployersMenard
Karr, Robert1/21/20192/14/2014GovernorMember, EmployersMorgan
Prosnitz, David1/21/20195/9/2016GovernorMember, EmployerCook
Terven, Rick1/18/20212/15/2016GovernorMember, EmployeesSangamon
VACANTGovernorMember, PublicNone
VACANTGovernorMember, PublicNone
Webb-Gauvin, Joanna1/18/202111/1/2019GovernorMember, EmployeesSangamon