North Central College - Naperville, IL

Four professionals named officers of College’s Board of Trustee Associates

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Jan. 31, 2011—Four local professionals have been named officers of the North Central College Board of Trustee Associates.

Leah Rippe is chair, Jonathan Shanower is vice chair, Gerald McCadd is treasurer and Glenn Weiss is secretary.

Rippe, of Naperville, is publisher of Naperville Magazine. She is also marketing co-chair for the Downtown Naperville Alliance, serves on the Naperville Heritage Society board, is active with the Rotary Club of Naperville and performs with the band No Show Joe.

Shanower, of Naperville, is a partner with Dreyer, Foote, Streit, Furgason & Slocum, P.A., a general practice law firm in Aurora. A 1985 North Central alumnus, he received his juris doctorate from Ohio Northern University College of Law. He specializes in civil litigation, creditor's rights, collections and real estate law. He has represented clients at all levels of Illinois courts—including the Illinois Supreme Court—as well as in the federal courts.

McCadd, of Bolingbrook, is an agent and owner of McCadd State Farm Insurance Agency in Bolingbrook. He is a member of the National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors, past president of the Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce and former DuPage Township trustee. He has worked in sales since graduating from North Central College in 1992.

Weiss, of Naperville, is senior vice president and managing director of Northern Trust, a leading provider of financial services for institutions and affluent individuals. He is managing director of the firm’s Wealth Advisory Team in DuPage County and the western suburbs. He is president of the board of NCO Youth & Family Services and serves on the board of the Naperville Area Humane Society. He earned an M.B.A. at North Central College and an undergraduate degree at Tulane University.

Among its activities, the North Central College Board of Trustee Associates sponsors an annual competition for hundreds of top high school students who face off in an Academic Challenge sponsored by World Youth Science and Engineering (WYSE) on North Central’s campus. Students who compete at WYSE and later attend North Central College can be eligible for scholarships, funded by the Board of Trustee Associates.

Founded in 1861 and celebrating its Sesquicentennial in 2011, North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 55 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in six areas. Located in the Historic District of Naperville, Illinois—rated by Money magazine as among the nation’s “Best Places to Live”—North Central College is just 30 minutes from Chicago’s Loop. With more than 2,900 undergraduate and graduate students, North Central College is committed to academic excellence, a climate that emphasizes leadership, ethics, values and service, a curriculum that balances job-related knowledge with a liberal arts foundation and a caring environment with small classes. Visit to learn more.