Richard Daniels – Ward 4 Chair

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Richard was born and raised in Lake Forest and is a 25-year resident. He has participated in local events throughout his upbringing and continues to give back to the Lake Forest community. As someone who has recently been through the Lake Forest public school system as a student, Richard brings a relatively unique perspective to the caucus.

A recent graduate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Richard works for the law firm Gordon & Rees in downtown Chicago. He also volunteers as a youth chess coach for ChessEd, teaching at several elementary schools in Lake Forest and throughout the Chicagoland area.

Michael Alonzi

From growing up in Deerfield to moving my family to Lake Forest in 2001, home, is indeed about where the heart is. It is not about “politics” and the current “XYZ cultures”. It is about neighbors, family and what is best for the next generation. It is not about a dictate but about a understanding, consensus and taking part. My career has spanned from Broadway to the Board Room. Through it all home, family and community was the one constant that has kept me grounded.

My goal for the potentials of working with my community is to give back to my neighbors, friends and family for the opportunities to live in a community where family and friendships are the focus and not the lever.

Scott Anderson

Scott Anderson is a President of Forest Builders and Forest Plumbing. He is a lifelong multi generation resident of Lake Forest and an alum of University of Mississippi with a BS in Civil Engineering. Scott has provided expert advice and oversight for many of the Village of Mettawa Public Works infrastructure projects including roads and water lines as well as for commercial development projects. Scott has also served as the Village Engineer for the Village of Mettawa and is also the elected Highway Commissioner of Sheilds Township.

S. Aneeqa Aqeel

Dr. S. Aneeqa Aqeel is an economist and member of the American Economic Association. Aneeqa grew up in Islamabad and Copenhagen. She has a B.A. Hons. in Economics & Management, and an M.Phil. in Economics from University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Her research and interests include macroeconomics, housing, emerging market macroeconomics, and cryptocurrency. As an educator, she has served as Assistant Professor of Economics at Lake Forest College, and a guest lecturer at Loyola University Chicago and multiple economic associations.

Aneeqa has lived in Lake Forest with her family for 11 years and loves the serenity and beauty of this city. An active member of the community, she has served as a Board Member of the Lake Forest Symphony, and as a parent volunteer at Lake Forest Country Day School for several years. Aneeqa is excited to serve as a Ward 4 Caucus committee member and continue to participate in the life and progress of Lake Forest.

Joe Brickman

Joe Brickman grew up in Lake Forest and returned with his wife Katie and their two children in 2007.  Joe has a BA in Economics from the University of Lynchburg.

Joe has held many senior leadership positions throughout his corporate career, the latest being the position of Chief Commercial Officer at NRS Inc., a division of LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group.  Joe looks forward to serving as a Caucus committee member of the 3rd Ward.

Viktor Brisku

Viktor Brisku, his wife Adriana, and their two boys moved to Lake Forest in 2017. The Brisku family selected Lake Forest as the ideal place to raise their family.

Viktor grew up in the Chicago area and attended the University of Illinois-Chicago and holds degrees in BS Biology and BA Psychology. He has over 20 years of experience in technology sales, marketing, and management.

He volunteers in various cultural and community organizations and joined the caucus to contribute what he can to help his neighbors and community.

Yvonne Derrig Bruce

Yvonne Derrig Bruce is a graduate of NUIG, Ireland and worked in healthcare for many years before dedicating time to raise four children. She has successfully chaired the last four Women of Concern fundraisers for Concern Worldwide in Chicago. She sits on the Northwestern Hospital Womens Board, The Allendale Childrens Home Board and the advisory council at Tabor Academy in MA. She is currently a member of the Jr. Garden Club. Tennis and Paddle helps keep her sane over the long winter months.

Chris Casey

Chris Casey has lived in Lake Forest with his wife Eileen since 1995. They have three children who all graduated from the School of St. Mary as well as Lake Forest High School. He has a BA in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Chris has been a sales leader his whole career with the past 20 years in advertising sales for business-to-business publications, websites, and digital media. He spent a lot of time volunteering at St. Mary’s as well as coaching youth sports. He is looking forward to giving back to the community as a Caucus committee member of the 3rd Ward.

Susan Duffey

Susan Duffey is a realtor with @Properties in Lake Forest. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Susan and her husband moved to Lake Forest in 2012 to raise their family. They have two children who attend Deerpath Middle School and Everett Elementary School. She is an active volunteer for District 67 and a former sponsor of the Newcomers’ Club of Lake Bluff / Lake Forest. Susan is rooted in the community and has completed both the Citizen’s Police and Fire Academies. She is excited by the opportunity to volunteer her time as a Third Ward Caucus Committee member.