IEC Staff

IEC Staff

Jennifer Walling | Executive Director
Mary Pemberton | Finance Director
Matt Steffen | Communications Director
Lindsay Keeney | Downstate Outreach Director
Ashley Munson | Policy Coordinator
Maricela Arce | Special Projects Coordinator

IEC Board

IEC/IECEF Officers:
Lenore Beyer-Clow, President
Belinda Li, Treasurer
Anne McKibbin, Secretary

Elected Directors:
Chris Benda
Jessica Collingsworth
Delmar Gillus
Deanna Glosser
Dave Kolata
Belinda Li
Kelly Mazeski
Juliana Pino
Lauren Rosenthal
Joe Taylor

Appointed Directors/Lead Affiliates:
Anne McKibbin, Elevate Energy
Dick Munson, Environmental Defense Fund
Dave McEllis, Environmental Law and Policy Center
Rev. Booker Vance, Faith in Place
Steve Byers, Izaak Walton League, Illinois Division
Stacey Paradis, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Nick Magrisso, Natural Resources Defense Council
Lenore Beyer-Clow, Openlands
Carol Hays, Prairie Rivers Network
Brian Urbaszewski, Respiratory Health Association
Terri Treacy, Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club
Susan Donovan, The Nature Conservancy

Partners for Parks and Wildlife

Partners for Parks and Wildlife (PPW) is a grassroots coalition that is dedicated to secure and increase funding for open space and park acquisition, natural area preservation, wildlife habitat protection and recreational opportunities in Illinois.

Learn More About Climate Change

The U.S. EPA's website on climate change does a great job providing basic scientific information on the topic and good tips on what each of us can do to address the problem.


One of the simplest ways to donate to the IEC is by contributing through EarthShare in your workplace charity campaign.