Episode 11- Parents Care Founders Jeff Brincat and Philippe Melin
Phillippe has a background in political campaigns and advocacy. He worked closely with former Congressman Robert Dold and has managed various campaigns in Illinois.
Jeff is the President and CEO of Consumer Financial Services. He has served on a number of National and Local boards and in 2015 was appointed by Governor Bruce Rauner to Chair the State Racing Board, which he did for 5 years.
Episode 10 - Independent Mayoral Candidate Prue Beidler
Prue is a longtime resident of Lake Forest having moved here in 1976. She has volunteered and served on the board of directors for non-profit organizations in both Chicago and Lake Forest for over 40 years. She spent six years as an alderman in Lake Forest and has been a member of several other city committees and commissions. She began her career as a Chicago Public School teacher after receiving a Bachelor in Arts from Wellesley College and an Master of Studies in Education from University of Chicago.
Episode 9 - Author Victoria Smith
Victoria Smith is a former marketing executive who gave up her comfortable Chicago life for the romantic dream of moving to Tuscany with her husband. Typically undaunted, Victoria was one of the first women marketing executives at Procter & Gamble in the early 1970s, a senior vice president with DDB Needham international advertising agency during the 1980s, and director of volunteers at a large church in the 1990s.
Episode 8 - State Senator Julie Morrison
State Senator Julie Morrison. Senator Morrison represents the 29th District, which includes part or all of 22 communities from the Great Lakes Naval Training Station on the north, to Wilmette on the south, and west into Buffalo Grove.
Senator Morrison serves as Majority Whip for the Senate Democratic Caucus. She also chairs the Health and Human Services committee and sits on the Veterans Affairs, Early Childhood Education, and the Environment and Conservation Committees. She is vice chair of the Appropriations Committee for Health and Human Services
Prior to her election to State Senator, Ms. Morrison served as Supervisor of West Deerfield Township for 15 years.
Senator Morrison was born in Beardstown Illinois and graduated from Knox College and is a resident of Lake Forest.
Episode 7 - Mike Adams and Kim Pfahl - Former Lake Forest Caucus Presidents
Kim Pfahl and Mike Adams are both long time Lake Forest residents and are past presidents of the Lake Forest Caucus. Kim and Mike are not currently members of the Caucus Committee as they have both completed their maximum length of service.