Officers of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois

The officers of the Academy serve four-year terms. They are: the principal executive officer, known as the Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor, the Secretary, the Treasurer and the Executive Director. The incumbent Governor of Illinois always serves as President of the Academy.



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    Frank Clark


    TitleChairman and CEO ComEd, Retired

    Home City and StateChicago, IL

    Brief BiographyRetired chairman and CEO of ComEd. Serves on many non-for-profit and corporate boards, co-founder of the Rowe-Clark Math and Science Academy in Chicago’s West Side.

Vice Chancellor


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    Ethel Holladay


    Home City and StateDuQuoin IL

    Brief BiographyLife long resident and community leader in southern Illinois. Executive Director of the Illinois Board of Education Association.


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    Courtney C. Shea


    Office HolderRegent

    TitleCivic Leader

    Home City and StateChicago, IL

    Brief BiographyHolds degrees with high honors from Notre Dame, Loyola, and University of Chicago. An extensive career working in state and private banking and finance to foster creative financing solutions.

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    Todd Shapiro

    OfficerIncoming Treasurer

    Office HolderGeneral Trustee

    TitlePresident and CEO

    Home City and StateLa Grange Park, IL

    Brief BiographyPresident and CEO of the Illinois CPA Society, Illinois CPA Foundation, and CPAs for the Public Interest, and an ex-officio board member of the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois. In 2015, Todd was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the accounting profession by Accounting Today.

Chancellor Emeritus

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    The Honorable John B. Simon

    OfficerChancellor Emeritus

    Office HolderRegent

    TitleJustice, Appellate Court, First District

    Home City and StateChicago, IL

    Brief BiographyPast president of Chicago Bar Association; Chair of the Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee and the Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission; B.S. University of Wisconsin and J.D. DePaul University, served on the Law Review.

Executive Director

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    Julie A. Kellner

    OfficerExecutive Director

    Office HolderGeneral Trustee

    TitleExecutive Director, The Lincoln Academy of Illinois

    Home City and StateSpringfield, IL

    Brief BiographyA Trustee and the Executive Director of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois. Involved in several community efforts including the University of Illinois at Springfield and the United Way of Central Illinois. Graduate of University of Illinois at Springfield.