IEC Staff

IEC Staff

Jennifer Walling | Executive Director
Matt Steffen | Deputy Director
Colleen Smith | Legislative Director
Lindsay Keeney | Downstate Outreach Director
Melissa Bealon | Membership and Development Coordinator
Maricela Arce | Special Projects Coordinator

IEC Board

IEC/IECEF Officers:
Anne McKibbin, President
Carol Hays, Vice President
Belinda Li, Treasurer
Joe Taylor, Secretary

Elected Directors:
Chris Benda
Jessica Collingsworth
Delmar Gillus
Deanna Glosser
Dave Kolata
Karen May
Kelly Mazeski
Juliana Pino
Lauren Rosenthal
Michael Tryon

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

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 was once a great resource for basic scientific information on the topic and we look forward to the day that it is again. Until then, the City of Chicago is making sure its citizens have access to research and information.


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