Gordon Lamphere grew up in Lake Forest. He earned his BA from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and his law degree from Tulane University. Gordon competed as a professional sailor on the U.S. Sailing Team. He also coached Lake Forest and Lake Forest Academy’s High School Sailing Teams. In 2017, he returned to Lake Forest to join Van Vlissingen and Co., a commercial real estate development, brokerage, and management business
Tom Bernardi and his wife, Catherine, moved to Lake Forest in 2017 after living in downtown Chicago. Both Tom and his wife were born and raised in Lake Forest and he is looking forward to giving back to the community with his participation on the Lake Forest Caucus.
Tom graduated from Bucknell University with a B.A. in Economics and History. He is a CFA® charterholder. He is Vice President, Director of Portfolio Management at Bernardi Securities, Inc. Tom currently serves on the Union League Club Boys & Girls Club Associate Board and is a board member of the Bucknell Crew Association (BCA).
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.
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 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.
Rives Morris was born and raised in Lake Forest and attended Regis University in Denver, Colorado. During high school and college he worked in Lake Forest’s City Public Works Department. After graduating from Regis, he moved to Chicago to start his career at CDW, which has continued in sales and marketing for Business Intelligence software companies. This has expanded to include Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytic software. Rives’ wife is a teacher in the Lake Bluff school system and they have two children, one attends Everett Elementary School, and the other is in the Pre-Kindergarten program at The Winter Club.
I have lived and worked in Lake Forest for the past 20 years and love being a part of this vibrant community. My husband and I enjoy all Lake Forest has to offer, from the special events in and around town, the wonderful community facilities, and delightful people, to the location – we have a great beach, amazing green space, and are close to the city, so it’s the best of all worlds! I currently sit on several boards, and enjoy travel, golf, and design in my spare time.
Mary Presberg grew up in Northfield, IL and lovingly considers Lake Forest home (for over 15 years). She is a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, in their Financial Services Advisory practice and believes in giving back. Mary is an avid volunteer for the local “Highlighters Club” for moms and daughters of the St. Mary’s and Deerpath middle schools, to offer talks on important topics for girls, such as virtues, integrity, true friendship, and self-esteem from within. She also volunteers on Lake County Catholic Charities Board and for Midtown Educational Foundation.