Amusement Ride and Attraction Safety Board

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Brian Fox

Contact Title

Carnival Division manager

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The Director, with the consent of the Board, promulgates rules and regulations for the safe installation, repair, maintenance, use, operation, training standards for operators, and inspection of all amusement rides and amusement attractions. The Board shall advise the Department on carnival, amusement enterprise, and amusement safety matters.


4 years.

Senate Confirmation


Party Affiliation



$36.00 per diem plus expenses


9 members - 8 appointed by Governor with advice and consent of the Senate - 2 operator of amusement rides - 1 registered professional engineer - 1 representative of the insurance industry - 4 general public Director, Department of Labor (ex-officio)


Elected by board


430 ILCS 85/2-3

Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Kagann, Joseph 01/17/2027 05/30/2023 Governor Member Public Representative
Schwabe, Dan 01/17/2025 01/17/2013 Governor Member Operator Representative Lake
Flanagan, Jane Statute Ex-Officio Director, IL Department of Labor Sangamon
Purvin, Andrew 01/17/2026 06/10/2022 Governor Member Public Representative
Bennett, David 01/17/2025 10/15/2019 Governor Member Public Representative Lake
Clark, Michael 01/17/2025 04/28/2023 Governor Member Public Representative
Sparks, Weston 01/17/2025 02/13/2017 Governor Member Operator Representative McHenry
Akhter, Jennifer L. 01/17/2027 01/19/2024 Governor Member Insurance Representative DuPage
Sutton, Michael 01/17/2024 04/16/2021 Governor Member Professional Engineer Cook