Regina Etherton – Ward 4 Chair

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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.

Michael Alonzi

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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.

Viktor Brisku

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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.

Joseph Chekouras

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Joseph Chekouras serves as General Counsel and VP of Operations for a local frozen food importer and distributor. He previously spent 10-years working for the Lake County government. Joe graduated from the University of Wisconsin and received his law degree from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law.

He and his wife Ali have 3 daughters who attended St. Mary’s in Lake Forest since preschool. Stella is now a sophomore at Loyola Academy, and Maggie (grade 8) and Lucy (grade 6) are attending St. Mary’s.

Joe has served on several professional and not-for-profit organizations, including Epilepsy Services of Northeastern Illinois, International Sustainable Supply Chain Task Force, National Association of Counties Homeland Security Task Force, Relay for Life, Special Olympics, and as a coach & volunteer at St. Mary’s.

Joe would like to be a member of the Caucus to serve his family, friends, and neighbors and support his community.

Armando Guzman

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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

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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.

Tim O’Donnell

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Tim, his wife Ashley, and their twin boys moved from Chicago to Lake Forest in 2016. Tim earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University and a Masters of Science from The American College. Having grown up in the northern suburbs, Tim well understands the impact a close-knit community can have on a family and looks forward to helping Lake Forest continue to improve upon its already stellar reputation.

Tim spent the last 10 years working as one of the original members of a software startup based out of the northern suburbs. Tim was the VP of Sales/Partnerships where he utilized his passion for relationship building. The company was successfully sold to one of the largest RCM technology companies in the US. When he is not spending time with his family, you will find Tim training for his next Ironman Triathlon.

Mark Pickett

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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.

Alex Wilcox

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Alexander Wilcox, M.D. is a biology professor at Lake Forest College. He started his career at Brown University in 2010, and continued at Providence College in Rhode Island. Alex grew up in northern suburbs of Chicago, and has lived in Lake Forest for 12 years. His scientific research has focused on the effect of protein structure on various cell processes, as well as the chemotherapeutic role of sulforaphane. Alex is married with three children, who all attend Lake Forest County Day School. He loves the small town feel here in Lake Forest looks forward to serving Lake Forest as a Caucus Committee member.