About Us

The Illinois Governor's Mansion Association is a non-profit board created in 1972 to preserve and oversee the renovation of the Illinois Governor's Mansion. That mission has never been more urgent and is being brought to life through a full renovation of the Governor's Mansion, with a focus on history and art in Illinois and preserving the Mansion for future generations. The renovation is critical so all Illinoisans have the chance to learn about Illinois' history now and in the future.

Illinois Governor's Mansion Association Board

  • Diana Rauner, Chair
  • Gov. Jim Thompson, Chair Emeritus
  • Lori Montana, Co Vice-Chair
  • John Nicolay, Co Vice-Chair
  • Kim Robinson, Treasurer
  • Nancy Bunn, Secretary
  • John Bryan
  • Christine Dudley
  • Jeff Evans
  • Andy Faville
  • Rob Funderburg
  • Christina Kemper Gidwitz
  • Joseph Gromacki
  • Leslie Hindman
  • Sara Wojcicki-Jimenez
  • M.K. Pritzker
  • Trisha Rooney
  • Laura Schultz
  • Anne Marie St. Germaine
  • Andy Van Meter

Architecture and Design Advisory Panel

  • Nanette Andersson — Andersson Architecture + Design
  • Frank Butterfield — Landmarks Illinois
  • Jennifer Fishburn — U of I Extension
  • Bruce Fox — Bruce Fox Inc
  • Lou Gale — Solomon Cordwell Buenz
  • Jeanne Gang — Studio Gang
  • Mike Jackson — Preservation Architect
  • Russell Lewis — Chicago History Museum
  • Dan Meckes — Crawford, Murphy and Tilly
  • Satch Pecori — Hanson Professional Services
  • Tim Samuelson — City of Chicago Cultural Historian
  • Anne Sullivan — Art Institute of Chicago
  • John Vinci — Vinci Hamp Architects
  • Gail White — White and Borgognoni Architects

Visitors Experience Committee

  • Diana Rauner   
  • Joe Gromacki, Chair
  • Anne Marie St. Germaine, Vice Chair
  • Justin Blandford
  • John Blazey
  • Nancy Bunn
  • Jennifer Caldwell
  • Christine Dudley
  • Sara Wojcicki Jimenez
  • Mark Johnson
  • Alan Lowe
  • John Nicolay
  • Scott Silberstein
  • Laura Schultz

Governor and First Lady’s Office

  • Hud Englehart
  • Megan Steinkirchner

Taylor Studios

  • Amanda Polk

Committee Assistants

  • Marilyn Cagnoni
  • Hanna Ross
  • Diana Townsend

Video Consultant

  • Ann Cunniff