S. Aneeqa Aqeel – Ward 4 Chair

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Dr. S. Aneeqa Aqeel is an economist and member of the American Economic Association. Aneeqa grew up in Islamabad and Copenhagen. She has a B.A. Hons. in Economics & Management, and an M.Phil. in Economics from University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Her research and interests include macroeconomics, housing, emerging market macroeconomics, and cryptocurrency. As an educator, she has served as Assistant Professor of Economics at Lake Forest College, and a guest lecturer at Loyola University Chicago and multiple economic associations.

Aneeqa has lived in Lake Forest with her family for 11 years and loves the serenity and beauty of this city. An active member of the community, she has served as a Board Member of the Lake Forest Symphony, and as a parent volunteer at Lake Forest Country Day School for several years. Aneeqa is excited to serve as a Ward 4 Caucus committee member and continue to participate in the life and progress of Lake Forest.

Don Adams

From growing up on a farm in Oklahoma, to living in Wisconsin, Texas, and now Lake Forest, Illinois since 2014, Don Adams has seen “what works” in building a thriving and successful community. Don has a background in finance, sales, and management. Most recently, he held a senior leadership position at NCC Media for 14 years, and is now the head of Midwest regional sales for Warner Media, digital entertainment and integrated content partnership division. He knows how to identify and develop talent, and has served on boards for church, local, and professional organizations. He is excited to use his experience to identify the best candidates for Lake Forest mayor, aldermen, and the school board. Don has been married for 31 years to his wife Laura and has four daughters, including two in Lake Forest public schools. Lake Forest is now home, and he wants to see it thrive and flourish as a city of leadership and success on the North Shore.

Michael Alonzi

From growing up in Deerfield to moving my family to Lake Forest in 2001, home, is indeed about where the heart is. It is not about “politics” and the current “XYZ cultures”. It is about neighbors, family and what is best for the next generation. It is not about a dictate but about a understanding, consensus and taking part. My career has spanned from Broadway to the Board Room. Through it all home, family and community was the one constant that has kept me grounded.

My goal for the potentials of working with my community is to give back to my neighbors, friends and family for the opportunities to live in a community where family and friendships are the focus and not the lever.

Scott Anderson

Scott Anderson is a President of Forest Builders and Forest Plumbing. He is a lifelong multi generation resident of Lake Forest and an alum of University of Mississippi with a BS in Civil Engineering. Scott has provided expert advice and oversight for many of the Village of Mettawa Public Works infrastructure projects including roads and water lines as well as for commercial development projects. Scott has also served as the Village Engineer for the Village of Mettawa and is also the elected Highway Commissioner of Sheilds Township.

James “Jim” Bernahl

James Bernahl is the Director of Engineering and the Village Engineer for the Village of Winnetka. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Illinois. James and his wife moved to Lake Forest in 2016 with their two children. He is a decorated Army Veteran who served in the Gulf War as a Combat Engineer. In his free time he volunteers at the Lake Forest Park District, and hopes to lend his skills to improve the community.

Fred Brewer

Fred Brewer is a Lake Forest resident and lives with his wife Leslie and their two young children.  Fred moved to Chicago shortly after graduating from the University of Wisconsin with an English degree.  After working at an advertising agency, he started his own full-service agency where he helps companies grow their businesses. Fred enjoys the outdoors, traveling, staying active, along with spending time with family.  Fred fell in love with the architecture and beauty of Lake Forest since first arriving and would now like to continue maintaining its success and uniqueness by giving time to the community.

Viktor Brisku

Viktor Brisku, his wife Adriana, and their two boys moved to Lake Forest in 2017. The Brisku family selected Lake Forest as the ideal place to raise their family.

Viktor grew up in the Chicago area and attended the University of Illinois-Chicago and holds degrees in BS Biology and BA Psychology. He has over 20 years of experience in technology sales, marketing, and management.

He volunteers in various cultural and community organizations and joined the caucus to contribute what he can to help his neighbors and community.

Chris Casey

Chris Casey has lived in Lake Forest with his wife Eileen since 1995. They have three children who all graduated from the School of St. Mary as well as Lake Forest High School. He has a BA in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Chris has been a sales leader his whole career with the past 20 years in advertising sales for business-to-business publications, websites, and digital media. He spent a lot of time volunteering at St. Mary’s as well as coaching youth sports. He is looking forward to giving back to the community as a Caucus committee member of the 3rd Ward.

Cindy Davidson

Cindy Davidson moved to Lake Forest in 2012. A graduate of Purdue University, Cindy is the Vice President of Human Resources at Symmetry Surgical. With a strong career in sales, sales operations, training, and human resources, she hopes to ensure we have a strong and active Caucus Committee. When she’s not working, Cindy enjoy’s hiking, traveling and spending time with her grandkids. As a 10-year resident of Lake Forest, Cindy feels privileged to be part of the community.

Lisa Engel

Lisa Engel has been a resident of Lake Forest since 2018. She lives with her husband and four sons, three of whom currently attend DPM and Sheridan.  Their youngest son was born with a congenital heart disorder and the family has become passionate about educating others about CHD awareness.  Lisa works as a middle school assistant principal and has previously worked as a school counselor and middle school teacher. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Education in School Leadership.  Her family loves downtown Lake Forest, the beach, and is lucky to have found wonderful friends and neighbors.