Five new board members sworn in
Newly elected board members were sworn in at the Butler District 53 Board of Education. Five newly elected board members were sworn in and took their seats at the Butler District 53 Board of Education meeting April 27. The five are: Dr. Sally Beatty, Mr. James Chow, Mr. Christopher Edmonds, Mr. Cabin Kim and Mr. Ahmad Sulaiman. They join current board members Dr. Elizabeth Chun and Mr. Lou Paskalides. The newly constituted board also elected officers at its special meeting April 27. They are Dr. Elizabeth Chun, president; Dr. Sally Beatty, vice president and Mr. Ahmad Sulaiman, secretary. Four of the five recently elected are new to the Board. The fifth, Ahmad Sulaiman, was appointed to fill an unexpired term in October and was re-elected in April. The five members elected in April are: Dr. Sally Beatty Term expires: April 2021 Dr. Beatty is a consultant with Heidrick & Struggles where she is responsible for leadership consulting and executive search, 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. Mr. James Chow 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. Mr. Christopher Edmonds 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. Mr. Cabin Kim Term expires: April 2019 Mr. Kim is a Certified Public Accountant in practice with his own firm. He is a recipient of the Illinois CPA Society's Excel Award. He holds a BA from Duke University, along with an MBA and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, both from Harvard University. He is married and has two children. Mr. Ahmad Sulaiman 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.