FPC Speakers

Ben Schwarm

2019 Keynote SpeakerBen Schwarm
Deputy Executive Director
Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB)


Ben Schwarm is in his 28th year as a key staff person for the Illinois Association of School Boards. Though his expertise is in the legislative process and heading up the Governmental Relations Department of the Association, he has become a recognized leader in the area of school safety. Ben was one of the architects of the Illinois Safety Drill Act legislation for schools and has served on the Governor’s Task Force on Volunteerism and Youth, the Attorney General’s Youth at Risk Commission, and the legislature’s Eradicate Domestic Violence Task Force. He currently is a member of the Illinois Terrorism Task Force (ITTF), the ITTF select working group on school safety, and the Illinois School Security and Standards Task Force.

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Florey.jpgKen FloreyPartner
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_No_Image_Male.jpgMatthew GardnerAssociate
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Mark JolicoeurMark Jolicoeur Principal

_No_Image_Male.jpgRic King, CPA Asst. Supt./Business Services
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_No_Image_Male.jpgAl Kirkus Asst. Superintendent for Business
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Carrie MatlockCarrie Matlock, AIA, LEED® AP, BD+C President
DLA Architects, Ltd.

_No_Image_Male.jpgJohn Maurer Principal
Wold Architects & Engineers

_No_Image_Male.jpgMike Mostacci Dir./Operations & Maintenance
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Susan MuddSusan Mudd Sr. Policy Advocate
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_No_Image_Male.jpgPaul Pessetti Sr. Project. Mgr.
Legat Architects
Petrakos_Speaker.pngJim Petrakos Principal Architect
TRIA Architecture, Inc.

_No_Image_Male.jpgJacob Powell Orbio Strategic Account Manager
Tennant Co.
_No_Image_Female.jpgRobin Randall Principal/K-12
Legat Architects
Robinson_John.jpgJohn Robinson, III Dir./Facilities Services
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_No_Image_Male.jpgTom Rychlik Senior Civil Engineer
Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc.

_No_Image_Male.jpgTodd Schmauderer Asst. Dir./Facilities
Schaumburg CCSD 54

David ThiemanDavid Thieman Sr. Business Development Executive
NextEra Energy Services

Becky ThompsonBecky Thompson Strategic Energy Advisor
Nania Energy Inc.

_No_Image_Male.jpgRocco Venuto, PE, CEM Account Executive
CPower Energy Management

Ed WrightEd Wright Architect
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Rob WrobleRob Wroble, AIA, LEED® APSenior Architect
Legat Architects

_No_Image_Male.jpgGlen Wysong, CPMM Dir./Grounds & Maintenance
Homer Elem. SD 33C