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IAPD Staff

Peter M. Murphy, Esq., CAE, IOM
Attorney at Law
President & CEO
Association General Counsel 1980-2009
Complete Bio

  • Manages the Association's operations and personnel
  • Directs grassroots legislative activity - state and federal
  • Manages the Association's legal and legislative programs
  • Provides testimony on behalf of the Association to House and Senate
  • Committees
  • Provides legal consultation to members
  • Works with the IAPD Board of Trustees to advance the Association's mission and vision
  • Leads the Association's Executive Search service
  • Responsible for the Association's finances - investment and fundraising
  • Directs the Association's programs and services
  • Provides technical assistance
  • Directs research development designed to serve members' needs
  • Serves as an IPARKS board member
  • Acts as the Association's spokesperson
  • Establishes on-going partnerships with state and national organizations that further open space protection and the development of recreational opportunities
  • Conducts Board Self-evaluations for agency board members and leadership teams
  • Directs boardmanship training and education
  • Manages the Association's affinity partner relations
  • Authors books and magazine articles on boardmanship, leadership, legal topics and governance
  • Serves as President of the Friends of Illinois Parks
  • Develops corporate and nonprofit partnerships

Committee Liaison: All Committees
e-mail: pmurphy@ILparks.org
217-523-4554 PH


Jason Anselment
Legal/Legislative Counsel

  • Provides legal consultation to membership and local counsel
  • Association liaison to General Assembly
  • Staff liaison to Illinois Assoc. of Conservation and Forest Preserve Districts
  • Review all legislation introduced by the General Assembly
  • Staff liaison to IPARKS
  • IAPD Legislative Conference and Legal Symposium
  • Statehouse Insider column for Illinois Parks & Recreation magazine
  • Legislative Updates and Alerts and Legal News to membership
  • Maintains Public Policy and Legal Assistance sections of IAPD website
  • Maintains legislative database
  • Association’s Grassroots Advocacy Program

Committee Liaison: Joint Legislative
e-mail: janselment@ILparks.org
217-523-4554 PH



Bobbie Jo Hill
Public Relations Director

  • Media Relations
  • Park District Conservation Day
  • Parks Day at the Capitol
  • Flying 4 Kids
  • IAPD Summer Golf Tour
  • Public relations activities
  • Special event coordination
  • Promotional planning
  • Benefits research
  • Copy writing
  • e-News
  • Award Coordination

Committee Liaison: Honors & Resolutions, Distinguished Accreditation
e-mail:
bjhill@ILparks.org
217-523-4554 PH


Alan Howard
Finance Director

    • Association's accounting, financial statements, payroll and record keeping
    • Annual budgets and audit
    • Membership dues
    • Membership Database
    • Advertising management
    • Conference registration & finance

    Committee Liaison: Joint Conference
    e-mail: ahoward@ILparks.org
    217-523-4554 PH

     


    Rachel Laier 

    Publications Director

    • Editor, Illinois Parks & Recreation magazine
    • IAPD/IPRA Buyers Guide
    • Graphic Design
    • Special publications


    e-mail: 
    rlaier@ILparks.org

    217-523-4554 PH  



    Shannon Sartain

    Legal Secretary

    • Assistant to Legal Counsel
    • Joint Legislative Committee correspondence
    • Legislator correspondence
    • Publications assistance
    • General public and member inquiries
    • General office assistance
    • Website maintenance - Advocacy & Legal

    e-mail: ssartain@ILparks.org

     217-523-4554 PH

     


    Casey Wichmann
    Director of Marketing and Development

    • Eagle Eye Neighborhood Park Watch Program                                                    
    • Affinity Partnerships
    • Park District Youth License Plate
    • Friends of Illinois Parks
    • EarthShare of Illinois
    • e-Advertising
    • IAPD Sponsorships
    • Conference Sponsorships
    • Corporate/Associate Memberships & Dues
    • Director Search Service
    • Graphic Design
    • PowerPlay! Beyond School Grant Program
    • Web Design & Maintenance
    • Membership Database
    • IAPD SocialLink
    • Social Media Marketing & Advertising

    Committee Liaison:  Municipal Committee

    email:  cwichmann@ILparks.org

    217-523-4554


    Sue Triphahn

    Educational Services Director

    • Annual Conference Manager
    • Educational Program Planning & Registration
    • Arranges Board & Committee Meetings
    • Special Events
    • IAPD Summer Golf Tour

    Committee Liaison: Program and Joint Conference
    e-mail: 
    striphahn@ilparks.org
    847-496-4449 PH

     


    Kari Catton

    Executive Secretary

    • Assistant to President & CEO
    • IAPD board correspondence
    • Publications assistance
    • General public and member inquiries
    • General office assistance
    • Membership Database

    email: iapd@ILparks.org
    217-523-4554 PH

     


    Wayne Utterback

    Director of Communications & Digital Content

    • Graphic Design
    • Video & Audio Production
    • Photography
    • Digital Publications & Content
    • Assists with designing new Publications
    • Assists with the creation of content for Illinois Parks & Recreation Magazine
    • Website Maintenance and Development - IP&R Magazine Section

    email:  wutterback@ILparks.org

    217-523-4554 PH