Who We Are

The Illinois Clean Energy Coalition is made up of leaders from various fields.  Some are experts in the science and technology of energy while others are advocates for a healthier business environment while others are local leaders who work in cooperation with the energy and nuclear industries.

The Steering Committee helps guide the efforts of the Coalition and provides valuable knowledge about energy and its role in our communities.


Steering Committee Members

Deanna Mershon

Exec. Director; Byron Chamber of Commerce

Norman Peterson

Argonne National Laboratory

Greg Baise

President/CEO, Illinois Manufacturers’ Association

Chris Burke

CEO, Burke Engineering; Vice Chair, The Conservation Foundation

State Representative Mike Fortner, PhD.

Assistant Professor of Physics, Northern Illinois University

Mary Gade

Former Director, Illinois EPA, former Regional Administrator USEPA

John Greuling

President/CEO, Will County Center for Economic Development

Kim Maisch

State Director, National Federation of Independent Businesses

Marshall Murphy

Vice President, Exelon Generation

Doug O’Brien

Executive Director, ICEC

Dr. Phil O’Connor

Former Chairman, Illinois Commerce Commission

Joe Taylor

President/CEO Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau

Bob Vickrey

LaSalle County Board