Mike Adams – President

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Mike, with his wife Margaret and their two sons, have been Ward 1 residents of Lake Forest since 2004.  Mike has a BA in International Finance from Arizona State and currently serves on the Endowment Committee of a local church, is actively involved with Lake Bluff/Lake Forest Kiwanis International and serves in other areas in the local community.  Working as a wealth management advisor, Mike has a caring passion for serving the residents of Lake Forest and looks forward to serving as a Caucus committee member.

Kim Pfahl – Vice President

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Kimberly and her husband Andrew have been living in Lake Forest for the past 8 years raising their two children.  Kimberly is currently an Assistant Vice President at Salesforce which is a global software company. Kimberly is responsible for the attracting, developing and retaining of top talent while growing business relationships within Salesforce’s top enterprise customers who are headquartered in the Central part of the US.  Kimberly has been a business executive for over 20 years in the information technology industry with both domestic and international experience. She is an active mentor and works with several volunteer organizations to raise program funds and to elevate life opportunities for program participants.

Kimberly is a recent MBA graduate from The Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.  She holds an honors degree in Mathematics and Information Systems from the University of Waterloo, Canada.  Through the years, Kimberly has enjoyed being an active participant in several Lake Forest community programs and enjoys the many beautiful outdoor amenities offered by the city.  Kimberly looks forward to giving back to a community that gives so much to her and her family.

David Prell – Treasurer

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David and his wife, Andrea, moved to Lake Forest from Chicago’s Fulton River District neighborhood in 2017.  David seeks to join the Caucus with a specific purpose–to continue the tradition of serving the community and making it a better place to live.

David works at CBRE and represents major corporations in site selection and portfolio management of their industrial and office real estate.  David’s skill set of listening, understanding the definition of success, and utilizing a factual approach with clients across a diverse array of industries to solve business problems, will enable him to be a valuable caucus member.

Wendy Rohrs – Secretary

Wendy is a genuine, hands-on leader who brings vision, strategy and energy to her company, Elite Communications. She skillfully builds high-performance teams and aligns them around client goals and objectives, resulting in deliverables that consistently meet or exceed expectations. Her strengths lie in her focus on strong working relationships and total commitment to quality and customer service.

Wendy’s background is based in the health care industry. After receiving a degree in nursing, she joined Abbott Laboratories, where her tireless work in the advertising and marketing divisions – including the creation of the company’s first corporate presentation graphics department – resulted in 11 promotions across her tenure. After significant corporate success, she joined forces with Mike Rohrs to co-found Elite as an independent meeting support agency. Together they have transformed Elite from a three-person team to a full-service marketing and communications firm, proudly serving some of the nation’s most prominent and recognizable brands, including Abbott, AbbVie, Takeda, Navistar, Blue Diamond Parts, Astellas and more.

Calling Lake Forest home for over 15 years, Wendy is proud mother of four wonderful children.  Wendy is actively involved with a variety of youth activities that support the development of youth in the arts and teach character building, values, responsibility and leadership skills. She considers herself an advocate for youth through involvement and is concerned with issues involving internet privacy and family online security. In addition, she is a founding member of a start-up that is focused on solving online privacy issues.  With Wendy’s extensive experience in health care and the medical industry she focuses whatever time is left to learning and sharing information about alternative health care modalities with the many people she touches.

Wendy currently serves on the PALS Lake Forest High School Theater Board (4 yrs), is currently an active volunteer for the LFHS Talent Show (4 yrs), is an active committee member and volunteer with Boy Scout Troop 48 (9 years), and volunteers to support activities of our sponsoring organization American Legion Post 264 of Lake Forest.

Downtime for Wendy is on the lake (whether frozen or thawed) at the home she grew up in Wisconsin!

Chris Vernon – Internal Communication

Chris is a business analyst at Oracle. Chris and his wife Erika moved to Ward 1 in 2017 where they keep a large vegetable garden and spend a lot of time cooking. Chris is a 4th generation Lake Forest resident and graduated from LFHS in 2004. Chris looks forward to serving the community and finding the great volunteers who help keep our City operating.

Stephanie Cook – Fundraising

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Stephanie and her husband Erik have resided in Lake Forest for 19 years and raised 2 children in the public schools.   She is a graduate of Boston College and founder of a successful event planning business, The Creative Planners, providing social, corporate and wedding planning to clients in the Northshore, Chicago and beyond.

Stephanie has been very active in various local organizations throughout her years in Lake Forest to include:   Spirit of 67, District 67 APT,  LFHS APT President, Board at Church of the Holy Spirit and has chaired and oversee numerous events for local charities.  Stephanie is an involved community member and is excited to extend her service to the Caucus.