Kim Pfahl – President

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Kimberly and her husband Andrew have been living in Lake Forest for the past 8 years raising their two children.  Kimberly is currently an Assistant Vice President at Salesforce which is a global software company. Kimberly is responsible for the attracting, developing and retaining of top talent while growing business relationships within Salesforce’s top enterprise customers who are headquartered in the Central part of the US.  Kimberly has been a business executive for over 20 years in the information technology industry with both domestic and international experience. She is an active mentor and works with several volunteer organizations to raise program funds and to elevate life opportunities for program participants.

Kimberly is a recent MBA graduate from The Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.  She holds an honors degree in Mathematics and Information Systems from the University of Waterloo, Canada.  Through the years, Kimberly has enjoyed being an active participant in several Lake Forest community programs and enjoys the many beautiful outdoor amenities offered by the city.  Kimberly looks forward to giving back to a community that gives so much to her and her family.

David Hunt – Vice President

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David M. Hunt is a wealth advisor with Bernstein Private Wealth Management in their Chicago office. He advises high net worth families and institutions on a wide variety of investment matters, including tax and estate planning, concentrated stock positions, and the sale of privately held businesses. Prior to joining the firm, David was CEO and owner of a privately held healthcare manufacturing business.  He started his career with Deloitte Consulting, and has also worked in investment banking and venture capital.

David and his wife, Joi, are Lake Forest residents and have 2 children.  David and his family moved to Lake Forest five years ago from Chicago, and are very thankful to call Lake Forest home with all of its educational and community benefits.  David earned a BS in accountancy from Miami University (Ohio).

Stephanie Cook – Fundraising

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Stephanie and her husband Erik have resided in Lake Forest for 19 years and raised 2 children in the public schools.   She is a graduate of Boston College and founder of a successful event planning business, The Creative Planners, providing social, corporate and wedding planning to clients in the Northshore, Chicago and beyond.

Stephanie has been very active in various local organizations throughout her years in Lake Forest to include:   Spirit of 67, District 67 APT,  LFHS APT President, Board at Church of the Holy Spirit and has chaired and oversee numerous events for local charities.  Stephanie is an involved community member and is excited to extend her service to the Caucus.

Bill Patterson – Ward 2 Chair

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Bill Patterson and his wife Melanie have lived in the Whispering Oaks neighborhood of Lake Forest since 2014. Their decision to become residents of Lake Forest was based on an appreciation of the city’s commitment to building and sustaining a strong community through infrastructure, schools, business and recreation while maintaining sound fiscal policies.

As a caucus member, Bill hopes to not only participate in the vetting of candidates, but to also identify other residents who may be willing to participate in community leadership roles so that the city of Lake Forest can continue to be a wonderful place to live.

Bill grew up in the Chicago area and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Aviation Flight from the University of North Dakota. He currently works as an airline pilot for United Airlines based at O’Hare International Airport as a first officer on the Boeing 767/757 aircraft.