Peggy Siebert – Ward 2 Chair

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Peggy and her husband Eric moved to Lake Forest in 1989 with two children attending St. Mary’s and Lake Forest High School. Peggy was raised in Green Bay, graduated from Ripon College, and worked at Northern Trust in Chicago. At the Junior League, she started and chaired a committee that assisted women in residential treatment centers, and started another women’s treatment program Libertyville. Peggy also worked at Williams Sonoma teaching cooking classes. Peggy and Eric are now grandparents and their daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter reside in Lake Forest. Peggy looks forward to giving back to the community that she loves.

Bruce Barger

Bruce and his wife, Beth, have been Lake Forest residents for 30 years and have 4 children. Bruce attended West Virginia University and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a retired Navy physician, specialized in Anesthesia. He received an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He currently works at a local pharmaceutical company as Medical Director specializing in drug pharmacovigilance. Bruce is a member of the American Legion Post 264 and an avid golfer. He enjoys spending time with family and friends in our community.

Michael Crimmins

Michael has resided in the South Park neighborhood in Ward 2 since 2011 with his wife Donielle Foss Crimmins and two children (Michael and Thomas).  A Pittsburgh native, he attended college at the University of Dayton (OH), graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering while being a 3-year varsity letterman for the Flyers’ (Div 1) football program.  He has been working in the lighting industry for the past 18+ years, currently as the Director of the ESCO Sales Channel for RAB Lighting based in NYC.  He looks forward to volunteering for the Caucus Committee and serving his fellow residents of Lake Forest.

Stephanie Hadjis

Stephanie Hadjis earned her B.A. in English Literature from Princeton University and her M.A. in English Literature and J.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After beginning her career in academia, she has been practicing civil litigation for nearly 15 years. She and her husband, Theodore, have lived in Lake Forest since 2015 and are the parents of one son. She is Associate General Counsel at Health Care Service Corporation, the parent company of a number of Blue Cross plans, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. Stephanie is excited for the opportunity to serve such a remarkable city.

Rosemary Kehr

Rosemary has lived in Lake Forest for over 20 years. Both her children attended D65 and D115 schools. She has served as a Member and Chair of both the Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals, currently serving on the City’s Central Business District Working Group. Rosemary holds a Masters from Harvard University in City Planning and an M.B.A from Northwestern University. Rosemary has extensive professional experience in city planning, zoning, and development. She looks forward to being on Caucus and representing her neighbors in Ward 2.

Ann Lyon

Ann and her family have resided in Lake Forest since 1995. She became a Realtor in 2005 after a successful 20+ year career practicing architecture and overseeing construction, specializing in commercial and residential architecture. Ann serves Lake Forest, Lake Bluff and the greater North Shore. Ann would like to be involved in the Caucus because she truly believes Lake Forest is a special community and the Caucus helps choose the best people to maintain and improve all that Lake Forest offers.

Steve Murphy

Steve Murphy manages Media and Marketing Technology for CVS Health.  He and his wife have lived in Ward 2 since 2015, along with their two daughters.  Steve is a long-time volunteer, coach, lobbyist, and mentor.  A St. Louis native and University of Missouri graduate, he first came to the Greater Chicago Area to work in Marketing and Banking with Discover Card, Allstate and TransUnion.  Steve enjoys “Dad-related” activities such as watching sports and grilling. He filled a short term position on the Caucus in 2021 and is looking to continue serving on the Caucus again.

Garth Pearson

Garth Pearson and his wife, Kristin, moved to Lake Forest in 2017 after 21 years in Lake Bluff.

A native of the Pacific Northwest, he graduated from the University of Puget Sound earning degrees in Math, Computer Science, and Information Systems. He first came to Chicago to attend the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. After several years in Boston, Garth and Kristin returned to Chicago living in the city for a couple of years before moving to Lake Bluff where they raised three children who all graduated from Lake Forest High School.

After enjoying all the benefits of the Lake Forest area, he looks forward to giving back to the community and helping ensure Lake Forest remains a vibrant community.

Jay Soave

Jay, his wife Kait, and three young children Keira, Hunter and Thor, moved to Lake Forest in 2018. Keira attends Cherokee and the other two children are in preschool at EPS. By day, Jay is out hunting for new opportunities at a medical office development and acquisition firm. By night, Jay has coached Keira’s basketball team, Hunter’s flag football team and both of their occasional jui jitsu classes. With his remaining (limited) free time, Jay plays golf (poorly), practices jui jitsu and obsessively cheers on his Michigan Wolverines.

Jay views Lake Forest as a special place and is honored to serve Ward 2 to help maintain and improve our wonderful community.