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Mayor and Board Biographies



Mayor Harriet Rosenthal



Harriet Rosenthal, Mayor
harrietrose@comcast.net
847-945-3545  

Term:
Elected Mayor April 2009, Re-elected April 2013, Serving Second Term

Former Occupation(s):
Sales
School Teacher

Community Involvement:
League of Women Voters
Patty Turner Senior Center Accreditation Committee
Member of Congregation Hakafa--Past President
Enthusiastic participant in 4 different Deerfield schools and park district activities
Board of Trustees 1986-2009

Educational Background:
University of Illinois, B.S.

Family Life:
Married to Stan Rosenthal.
Mother of 2 daughters who are married and live in Deerfield and Riverwoods.
Grandmother of 5.

Years in Community:
We have been fortunate to live in Deerfield for 40 years, raise our children here, and see our grandchildren raised here.

Quote:
"Deerfield is an outstanding community, and it has been my privilege and passion to serve our residents."

 



Trustee Bob Benton

 

Robert L. "Bob"  Benton, Trustee
BobBenton@prodigy.net

847-945-1570


Term:
2011-2015
April, 2003 (first term)

 

Former Occupation(s):
Transportation Marketing Manager
Foreign Trade Consultant
Travel Magazine Publisher

Past Community Involvement:
Chair, Transportation Committee
Deerfield Trustee and Chair, North Suburban Mass Transit District (Nortran)
Commissioner and Chair, Plan Commission

Educational Background:
Menlo College, A.A.
Rutgers University, B.A.
Northwestern Graduate School of Business, M.B.A.

Family Life:
Married to Barbara (retired teacher)
Children- Russell (Assistant Attorney General, State of Illinois)
                  Julie Fleischer, V.P. Innovation Digitas

Years in Community:
over 44 years

Quote:
“Deerfield has always been an extraordinary community and I’m proud to be a contributing part of it. There are opportunities here for anyone who wants to participate in the life of the Village.” 

 





Trustee Alan Farkas

 

Alan L. Farkas, Trustee 
alfafoxtrot1@gmail.com
312-455-3800


Term:
2013-2017
April, 2009 (first term)

 

Occupation:
SmithAmundsen, LLC
Educational Background:
Washington University School of Law, J.D.
University of Denver, B.A.
Niles West High School

Family Life:
Blissfully married to Aimee, and the proud father of Amanda and Andrew

Years in Community:
Moved to Deerfield in 2006

Quote:
“I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to represent you.”

Trustee Tom Jester

 

Thomas L. Jester, Trustee
tapjester@yahoo.com
847-945-6489


Term:
2011-2015

 

Former Occupation(s):
Consulting Engineer (civil/sanitary)

Registered Professional Engineer, Retired

Community Involvement:
Farmer’s Market Founding Committee

Village Nominating Caucus and Advisory Council Chairman

Past West Deerfield Township Trustee (12 years)

Drainage Committee

Convener of "Great Decisions" Discussion at Library 

Educational Background:
Dartmouth College, AB Engineering Science
Dartmouth College, BCE, Thayer School of Engineering

Family Life:
 

Married to Patricia
Children- Thomas, Clark, and Stewart (all DHS graduates) Grandchildren - 8

Years in Community:
Resident since 1976

Quote:
“I'm pleased to have the opportunity to return service after many years of benefiting from the generous efforts and wisdom of so many wonderful past trustees." 



 

 

 Robert D. Nadler

 Robert.D.Nadler@gmail.com
 
847-948-5131


Term:
April, 2013 (first term)

Occupation:
President Central Region
Kimco Realty Corporation

Educational Background:
University of Denver, B.S.B.A. Marketing

Family Life:
Married to Alice Anson; three sons, Matthew, Adam and Ari

Years in Community:
Resident since 1996

Community Involvement:
Commissioner, Deerfield Plan Commission 2010-2013
Board of Directors, Congregation Solel
Past involvement in DYBA and AYSO

Quote:
"I look forward to working closely with my fellow Board members in continuing their fine work in serving the community and moving Deerfield forward, providing a high level of services and quality of life for all residents."
  



Trustee Bill Seiden

 

William "Bill" Seiden, Trustee
wss5@comcast.net
847-945-2442


Term:
2011-2015
April, 1999 (first term)
 

Occupation:
Former Chief Financial Officer of a large manufacturing and service organization
Currently, Accounting Teacher at Northwestern University

Community Involvement:
Deerfield Optimists
North Suburban United Way
Director of the Illinois Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Library of Congress
Past Trustee of the Deerfield Public Library
Past President of North Suburban Library System
Past Director of Lincoln Park Zoo

Educational Background:
University of Michigan, BBA with distinction
New Trier High School

Family Life:
Married to Janie
Children- Linda, Dentist; Bill, Doctor; Wendy, Lawyer
Three Grandchildren

Years in Community:
over 41 years

Quote:
“Deerfield – A Community growing better every day!”



Trustee Barb Struthers

 

Barbara Struthers, Trustee
bjstruthers@bjsltd.net
847-940-0917


Term: 
2013-2017
 

Occupation:
Toxicologist,; President, B.J. Struthers, Ltd.

Community Involvement:
Rotary Club (2007-08 President)
South Lake Mosquito Abatement Board Trustee
North Shore Choral Society
Various Trinity United Church of Christ committees and choir

Educational Background:
Washington State University, B.S.
Oregon State University, M.S., PhD
Board-Certified in Toxicology

Family Life:
Three grown children and two grandchildren scattered around the country as well as one large dog (still living at home)

Years in Community:
over 26 years

Quote:
“After living in 6 states and more than a dozen other communities, I love calling Deerfield my home. Deerfield people are THE best. Deerfield is a wonderful community, the schools are excellent, and everything I need or want is available in our area. It’s an honor and a pleasure to serve as a trustee.”
 

 

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