Meet Our Board of Directors

Executive Board

Rick Banas
Vice President of Development and Positioning
Gardant Management Solutions


Board Chairman
Robert Johnson



Board Treasurer
Diane Winter
Deputy Chief Judge, 19th Judicial Circuit


Board Members


Julie Pendleton
Assistant VP of General Service
Cancer Treatment Centers of America


Henry W. Sledz, Jr.
Schiff Hardin LLP


Joseph Virgilio
President, Owner
Travel Center Inc.

Brad Weir
 Board of Directors
Newport Industries Inc.
Retired Chairman/CEO

Kelso-Burnett Co.

Auxiliary Advisers

 Arlene Martin
Founder & CEO
Martin Financial Resources LLC


Doug Cygan

Christine M Cortina
Account Executive
Fleet Management
Enterprise, Chicago

Johnny Auer
Director of Brand Strategy
& Business Development
This Little Goat
(The Girl and the Goat)

Eric Downey Outstanding Board Member of the Year Award


The Eric Downey Outstanding Board Member of the Year Award first originated in 2004.  The award was named after Eric Downey, a former President of the Board of Directors.  Mr. Downey’s contributions and support went well above the role of a Board member, and his leadership, compassion, and generosity for NorthPointe Resources are still felt today.  In honor of Eric Downey, this award is presented to a current Board of Director each year for their outstanding commitment to NorthPointe’s Mission, Values, and Goals.

Eric Downey
Site Services Manager


Doug Cygan

Remembering Doug Cygan

Serving as a board member for many years, Doug contributed his expertise in business, as well as headed up several of NorthPointe’s annual golf outings. In recognition of Doug’s dedication and passion for NorthPointe, the Large Dinning Hall was named in his honor in 2011. Most recently, Doug transitioned into the Auxiliary Advisory Committee where he continued to guide and support our organization. Doug will forever be remembered by NorthPointe.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

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