GSU Foundation Board

The Governors State University Foundation Board was created in 1969 to oversee the financial operations of the foundation as it maintains its legal and ethical standing. It provides leadership and strategic direction, setting goals which align with the University’s strategic plan. Through this oversight, it serves as a guardian of the public trust and remains accountable to its donors, GSU alumni and the general public.


President (Interim)
Paul Labonne
PNC Bank

Vice President (Interim)
Carney Barr
Rich Township

Vice President, Development Committee
Martina Beverly
Beverly & Associates – Accounting & Financial
Consulting Services

Carney Barr
Rich Township

Chairman, Recruitment & Membership Committee
Hank Johnson
Proven Business Systems

David Barr

Board Members

Kevin Brookins

William A. Davis
Vice President of Development
CEO GSU Foundation

Gene Egizio
Governors State University
Alumni Association President

Arnie Kimmel
Franciscan St. James

Dr. Elaine P. Maimon
Governors State University

Octavia Matthews
Aramark Uniform Services

Dr. Rashidah Muhammad
Governors State University
Faculty Senate Representative

Patrick J. Ormsby
Bimba Manufacturing Co.
Board of Trustees Liaison

Michelle Redd-Newell
Building Blocks Learning Academy

Lorine S. Samuels
Strategic Business Services, Inc.

Ex-Officio Member

Melinda Gieseke
Governors State University
Associate Vice President, Finance

Emeritus Members

Ron Bean
Governors State University Adjunct

Beverly Goldberg
Community Representative

Barbara Peterson
Will County Planning Commission

William Sanders
Honeywell (Retired)