Joe Oriti – President

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Joe, his wife Courtney, and 4 children living in Lake Forest since 2015, looks forward to educating them all through Lake Forest’s renowned public school system (districts 67 and 115) and participating in the many programs our community offers.

Joe has nearly 20 years of experience advising corporate clients in strategy, operations, and finance.

Joe is honored to offer his time, skills, and experience in an effort to maintain and improve the many wonderful programs, institutions, and benefits that are available for Lake Forest residents.

Regina Etherton – Vice-President

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Regina and her husband, William, have been living in Lake Forest for the past 23 years where they raised their daughter, Victoria. Regina is currently the Owner/Director of Regina P. Etherton & Associates, LLC., a boutique Chicago based law firm that specializes in prosecuting Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases on behalf of significantly injured plaintiffs. Regina has been the Chairman of the Chicago Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service since 2015, on the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association’s Board of Managers since 2008, and on several other Boards. Regina has been practicing law for almost four decades and has achieved many noteworthy settlements and verdicts.

Regina received her J.D. from Loyola University Law School, Chicago, and her undergraduate B.A. degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, where she graduated with honors (Cum Laude) with an additional teaching certificate. Through the years, Regina has been an active participant in the schools that her daughter attended and enjoys the wonderful activities/clubs and amenities available in Lake Forest. Regina has been on the Lake Forest Caucus since 2021 and has served as Ward 4 Chair since 2022. Regina is excited about being able to give back to the Lake Forest Community that has been a wonderful place for her family to live.

Dale B. Tauke – Secretary

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Dale is a musician and now-retired attorney with over four decades of legal experience. His legal practice ranged widely in areas of corporate law, including finance, securities, M&A and energy contracting.  He and his wife of 40 years, Mary K. Stull (a retired healthcare industry executive) have lived in Lake Forest for nearly 36 years.  All five of his non-grown children attended Cherokee School, Deer Path Middle School and Lake Forest High School.

Dale most recently served for six years as a member and Chairman of the City of Lake Forest Legal Committee. Dale also served as a citizen representative on the Finance and Operations Subcommittee of the Lake Forest District 115 Board of Education.  He has been very active with the Boy Scouts of America.  His two sons are Eagle Scouts from Troop 46, and he mentored many others to Eagle Scout as well.  He was an AYSO girls’ team soccer coach.  He looks forward to continuing his service back to the city with the Caucus.

He received a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Chicago Law School and a B.B.A. Degree with Highest Distinction from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.

Fred Brewer – Treasurer

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Fred Brewer is a Lake Forest resident and lives with his wife Leslie and their two young children.  Fred moved to Chicago shortly after graduating from the University of Wisconsin with an English degree.  After working at an advertising agency, he started his own full-service agency where he helps companies grow their businesses. Fred enjoys the outdoors, traveling, staying active, along with spending time with family.  Fred fell in love with the architecture and beauty of Lake Forest since first arriving and would now like to continue maintaining its success and uniqueness by giving time to the community.

Armando Guzman – Internal Communications

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Born in the State of Guanajuato, Mexico, Armando Guzman grew up in Little Village on the West side of Chicago and attended Westminster College on a Soccer Scholarship. He earned a dual degree B.A. in International Studies and Spanish.

Armando and his wife, Maggie along with daughters, Isabella and Hailey absolutely love traveling the world, a passion ignited by Armando’s Junior year at Saint Louis University-Madrid, Spain.

Armando has been a Risk Advisor for 26 years as an Agent for State Farm Insurance. When not in the office, you can usually find Armando literally tearing up the Deerpath Golf Course. As a four-year resident of Lake Forest, Armando looks forward to learning from current caucus members on ways to make our wonderful community even better.

Jennifer McGregor – Fundraising

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Jennifer’s position as Chief Revenue Officer & Managing Partner for a virtual reality design technology platform leverages her relationships and leadership experience throughout her 25-year career in the architectural design industry- previously leading teams in the Middle East & Asia.

She has served locally as a Trustee for LFHS Foundation, LFHS Wall of Fame, District 67 & 115 APT, Citadel Theatre, Friends of Gorton & the Economic Club of Chicago, Lake Forest Symphony, and on numerous national boards for City of Hope, Melanoma Research Foundation & Board Chair for the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS.

As an alum of LF schools, Jennifer prides herself in her deep roots in the community having spent all but ten years of her life and ultimately raised her three children here. She looks forward to this opportunity to serve our gem of a city.

Mark Pickett – External Communications

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Mark Pickett and his family moved to Lake Forest in 2020. Originally from a small town in central Illinois, a sense of community has always been important to Mark. He is currently leading product marketing for a manufacturing and quality management software company.

Mark brings deep expertise across different marketing and advertising disciplines, with a focus on breaking down complex challenges and developing clear, straightforward solutions. Mark and his wife have two young children.  He has contributed to numerous Caucus searches for elected and appointed volunteers for various positions and communication initiatives. A member of the Rotary Club of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff, Mark enjoys serving his community.