Employment Security Advisory Board

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Kristin Richards

Contact Title

Acting Director


The Board makes recommendations relating to policies and problems in administration of state’s Unemployment Insurance Act.


2 years, beginning 3rd Monday in January of odd-numbered years, and until successor is appointed and qualified.

Senate Confirmation


Party Affiliation



No statutory qualifications specified other than classes from which appointments to be made.




12 appointed by Governor with advice and consent of the Senate - 4 representing employees - 4 representing employers - 4 not identified with either employees or employers


Designated by the Governor


20 ILCS 5/5-540, 605, 610

Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Prosnitz, David 01/21/2019 05/09/2016 Governor Member, Employer Cook
Gedney, John 01/20/2025 11/01/2019 Governor Member, Employees Boone
Argionis, Jim 01/20/2025 01/01/2003 Governor Chair, Public Cook
Khalaf, Christelle 01/20/2025 04/14/2023 Governor Member, Public
Easton, John 01/21/2019 06/05/2015 Governor Member, Public Cook
VACANT Governor Member, Employers
Karr, Robert 01/20/2025 02/14/2014 Republican Governor Member, Employers Morgan
Denzler, Mark 01/20/2025 11/05/2018 Republican Governor Member, Employers Sangamon
Webb-Gauvin, Joanna 01/20/2025 11/01/2019 Governor Member, Employees Sangamon
Terven, Rick 01/20/2025 02/15/2016 Governor Member, Employees Sangamon
VACANT Governor Member, Public
Devaney, Patrick 01/20/2025 01/27/2020 Governor Member, Employees Champaign