Meet the Board

Mr. Christopher Edmonds
President
Term expires: April 2021
Mr. Edmonds is the Senior Vice President of Financial Markets for Intercontinental Exchange Group (NYSE: ICE), leading all global client-facing activities for fixed income, credit and commodities. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He and his wife Michelle have two children. In his role on the Board of Education, Mr. Edmonds serves as Finance Committee Chair and a member of the Policy Committee.

Dr. Sally Beatty
Vice President

Term expires: April 2021
Dr. Beatty is a consultant with Korn Ferry where she is responsible for leadership consulting and executive search in the technology and private equity practices, working with both domestic and international clients. She holds B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from The Ohio State University, studied at London School of Economics and completed a fellowship at Northwestern University.  Dr. Beatty is married and has two children. In her role on the Board of Education, she serves as a liaison to the Legislative Education Network of DuPage (LEND), the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) and to the Butler PTO.

Mr. Ahmad Sulaiman
Secretary

Term Expires: April 2021
Mr. Sulaiman is an attorney and owner of one of the largest individual consumer protection law practices in the Midwest, Sulaiman Law Group, in Oak Brook. He and his wife live in Oak Brook and their three children attend District 53 schools. He has Bachelor’s and Juris Doctor Degrees, both from Loyola University, Chicago. In his role on the District 53 Board, he serves as Chair of the Policy Committee, a member of the District Leadership Team and oversight of legal issues.

Mrs. Laura Bieselin
Member

Term expires: April 2019
Laura Bieselin is attorney with a background in intellectual property and litigation who recently took a step back from private practice to focus on parenting her young daughter. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Juris Doctor, with a Certificate in Intellectual Property, from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. She and her husband live in Oak Brook and have one daughter.

Mr. Keith Carlson
Member

Term expires April 2019
Mr. Carlson is a commercial manager for global plastic distributor M. Holland and a 16-year-resident of Oak Brook. He and his wife are the parents of three children, a daughter at Hinsdale Central, a son in 8th grade at Butler Junior High and another son in 4th grade at Brook Forest. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Northern Illinois University in Marketing and Finance and is active in the Oak Brook community.

Mr. James Chow
Member

Term expires: April 2021
Mr. Chow is the Chief Financial Officer for Oak Street Health, a leading builder and operator of primary care clinics. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting from St. Thomas Aquinas College and is a Certified Public Accountant. James is married and has two children. In his role on the Board of Education, Mr. Chow serves on both the Finance Committee and the Technology Committee.
 

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