Chairman of the Board
Supervisory Committee: 2005
Board of Directors: 2005
Mr. Melby was appointed to the Board of Directors in March of 2005. From 1981-1995, Mr. Melby was a Trustee with the Village of Lynwood and elected Mayor in 1995, a position he held until 2005. In 2002, Mr. Melby was chosen as Municipal leader of the year by the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau. Russ was also a college All-American football player and played professional football for the Green Bay Packers.
Supervisory Committee: 2007
Board of Directors: 2007
Mr. Frank is President of TBI, TravelBrokers and TBeggert Insurance agency. Mr. Frank has served as a Homewood Village Trustee, Chairman of the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce, President of the Homewood Area Chamber of Commerce and HF Lions Club, and as a member of the Prairie State College Foundation and Homewood Planning Commission and Illinois State Chamber of Commerce. A proud veteran, Mr. Frank is Commander of American Legion Homewood Post #483. Bill Frank was appointed to the Board of Directors in June of 2007.
Supervisory Committee: 1999
Board of Directors: 2001
Ms. Porrey is co-owner of Sweet Dreams Infant Care, which specializes in Nighttime Newborn Care, Infant Sleep Training, and New Parent Education. Pat retired as a Project Manager after 30 years with AT&T. She earned a Masters degree in Psychology in 2000 from National Louis University with additional certifications in Career Counseling and Assessments. Pat is a Licensed Professional Counselor and volunteers at the Crisis Centers for South Suburbia, a Domestic Violence Shelter for Women and Children. She has served on the Policy, Credit, Alco, Budget and Arrangements committee’s and currently chairs the Membership Committee.
Russ W. Prekwas
Board of Directors: 2014
Mr. Prekwas was elected to the Board of Directors in 2014. He is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Robinson Engineering. Mr. Prekwas is a licensed professional engineer, an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Water Works Association, National Society of Professional Engineers, and the American Public Works Association. Russ is also a licensed pilot.
Board of Directors: 2007
Mr. Smits was elected to the Board of Directors in March of 2007. He is employed at BP Refinery in Whiting, IN, and is a Deputy Fire Chief at Crete (IL) Fire Department. He has over 35 years of business and management experience.He has a Masters in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Board of Directors: 2008
Mr. Bay is a Certified Public Account, and a member of the AICPA and the ILICPA. Derrick received his BS in Accounting and Finance from DePaul University in 1983. From 1989 until 2004, Mr. Bay worked in various capacities at Acme Metals, formerly Acme Steel. Mr. Bay was elected to the Board of Directors in March, 2008.
Board of Directors: 2012
Mr. Peckham was appointed to the Board of Directors in October of 2012, after having served on the Supervisory Committee since 2009. He has served as the Treasurer and Trustee of Sauk Village and was also the Mayor of Sauk Village Illinois from 1997 thru 2009. From 1990 thru 1996 he was President of School Board 168, and is also a past president of the South Suburban Mayor and Managers Association and a Past member of the Board and Treasurer of the Chicago Southland Development, a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to increase the tax base and employment opportunities in the South Suburbs via industry recruitment. Roger earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Indiana University and is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Supervisory Committee Members