Pace Board of Directors

The governing body of Pace, the Suburban Bus Division of the RTA, is a Board consisting of thirteen directors. Six directors are appointed by the suburban members of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, representing the six suburban regions as defined in the RTA Act. Five directors are appointed, one each, by the Chairmen of DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties.  One director is the Commissioner of the Mayor′s Office for People with Disabilities for the City of Chicago. The Chairman of the Pace Board is appointed by a majority of the Chairmen of the DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will County Boards and the suburban members of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.

Each Board member, with the exception of the Commissioner of the Mayor′s Office for People with Disabilities, must be a Mayor or Village President from his or her respective region, or a former Mayor or Village President residing in his or her respective region. The Board members serve a four-year term.

Board Meetings

Board meeting dates are published on the calendar of events at the end of each year for the succeeding year. Unless other notification is made, all meetings are held in the Board room of Pace headquarters at 550 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, IL. Board meetings begin at 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Board Updates

Pace staff provides Board Members quarterly updates on projects and general system performance.
Board updates from 2017's first quarter below.

Please see the updates from 2016's final quarter below.

Committee Meetings

A Committee of the Whole will meet, as required, prior to regularly scheduled Board meetings. When scheduled, committee agendas will be posted.

Contact Pace Directors

If you would like to send an e-mail to a Pace Director, simply click on a director′s name. You may also contact Pace with our Request Information Form.

Name Term Ending Represents
Chairman of the Board
Richard A. Kwasneski,
former President, Village of Lemont
June 30, 2018 Northeastern Illinois region
Kyle R. Hastings,
President, Village of Orland Hills
June 30, 2021 Southwest Suburban Cook County
Al Larson,
President, Village of Schaumburg
June 30, 2021 Northwest Suburban Cook County
Thomas D. Marcucci,
Former Mayor, City of Elmhurst
June 30, 2018 DuPage County
Roger Claar, Mayor, Village of Bolingbrook June 30, 2018 Will County
Bradley Stephens,
President, Village of Rosemont
June 30, 2021 North Central Suburban Cook County
Terrance Carr,
former President,
Village of Willow Springs
June 30, 2021 Central Suburban Cook County
Jeffery D. Schielke,
Mayor, City of Batavia
June 30, 2018 Kane County
Aaron T. Shepley,
Mayor, City of Crystal Lake
June 30, 2018 McHenry County
Christopher S. Canning,
former President, Village of Wilmette
June 30, 2021 North Shore Suburban Cook County
Karen Tamley, Commissioner,
Mayor′s Office for People with Disabilities
As Appointed City of Chicago
Terry R. Wells,
President, Village of Phoenix
June 30, 2021 South Suburban Cook County
Linda Soto,
Mayor, Village of Hainesville
June 30, 2018 Lake County
Executive Director
Thomas J. (T.J.) Ross    


Photo Credit: Ballogg- Ballogg Photography of Chicago

Photo Credit: Ballogg- Ballogg Photography of Chicago
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