Member Groups


The mission of the Standing Committee on Personnel is

  • To exercise responsibility for supervision of personnel matters pertaining to ISBA staff, including supervision of a salary management program, the review of recommendations for staff officer salary increases, clerical salary increases and fringe benefits submitted by the executive director. It is noted that the responsibility listed above does not derogate the executive director's primary responsibility for clerical salary administration, the development of job descriptions, evaluation procedures and like functions.

Consists of a chair, First Vice-President as ex officio, chair of the Assembly Finance Committee as ex officio, and four additional members.

Committee Roster

  • Vincent F. Cornelius, Law Offices of Vincent F Cornelius, Joliet, Chair
  • Hon. Celia G. Gamrath, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago, Member
  • Hon. Russell W. Hartigan, State of Illinois, Western Springs, Member
  • James F. McCluskey, Momkus McCluskey LLC, Lisle, Member
  • John L. Nisivaco, Boudreau & Nisivaco LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Curtis B. Ross, The Law Offices of Curtis Bennett Ross LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Robert E. Craghead, Illinois State Bar Association, Springfield, Staff Liaison