Board of Trustees welcomes new members, officers

Over the summer, Erikson’s board of trustees appointed a new chair and vice chair and welcomed three new members.

Kate NeisserKate Neisser, formerly the board’s vice chair, is now chair. She succeeds Gery Chico, who stepped down to chair the Illinois State Board of Education. An active civic leader, Neisser has served on Erikson’s board for more than 15 years.

Michelle L. CollinsMichelle L. Collins, who also has served on Erikson’s board for 15 years, replaced Neisser as vice chair. Collins is president of Cambium LLC, a business and financial advisory firm serving small and medium-sized companies.

JaCee BurnesNew board member JaCee Burnes is vice president, treasury operations, and assistant treasurer of Exelon Corporation. In this role, she helps set the overall strategic direction for Exelon’s finance organization.

Linda F. MorrisLinda F. Morris, executive vice president of PNC, manages the retail distribution network of 165 branches located in Chicagoland and Wisconsin. She served previously as the retail bank market manager of PNC’s western Pennsylvania market, including the city of Pittsburgh, home of PNC’s headquarters.

Scott SteffensScott Steffens is a partner in Grant Thornton’s Midwest audit practice. He is a member of the Illinois CPA Society’s Endowment Board and chairs the Diversity Initiatives Task Force.