Supervisor, George K. Busse

George K. Busse was a Township Trustee from 2000 until his appointment as Township Clerk in August 2015.  George was raised in Mount Prospect and attended Prospect High School. He attended Vanderbilt University on an NRTOTC Scholarship graduating in 1976 with Phi Beta Kappa honors. He spent eight years on active duty in the Navy as a Surface Line Officer before transferring to the Naval Reserve in 1984. While on active duty he served tours on a Destroyer, a Destroyer Squadron Staff, in the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Naval Office of Legislative Affairs. He also earned a Master’s Degree from Old Dominion University. After working on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Assistant for two years, George returned to Illinois and joined William Blair & Company a Chicago based financial firm where he became a partner and managing director. George retired from the Navy as a Captain after five command tours and 30 years of service in 2016. He also recently retired from William Blair after 32 years. George has been and still is heavily involved in local activities. He is the former Chairman of the Village of Mount Prospect Fire and Police Commission, former Vice Chairman of the Village of Mount Prospect Finance Commission, and former Vice Chairman of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mount Prospect. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Glenview State Bank, on the Northwest Suburban Dollars for Scholars Board, and is an active Mount Prospect Lions Club member. He and his wife Suzanne live in Mount Prospect and have five adult children – Brent, Emily, Andrew, Ellie and Kendrick.

Clerk, Suellen Satern

Suellen was elected Township Clerk in 2021.  Before that she served on the Trustee Board of Elk Grove Township for three terms.    She was also was on the board of the Township Officials of Illinois Trustees Division and served as secretary on that board.  Suellen was raised in Northbrook, Illinois and attended Glenbrook South High School.  She graduated from Wheaton College with a degree in political science and a concentration in sociology.

Suellen has been employed by District 59 for 24 years, working in the school libraries at Clearmont School in Elk Grove Village and Robert Frost School in Mount Prospect.  She is passionate about instilling a love of reading in her students.

She and her husband Jason have been residents of Elk Grove Village since 1983.  They have two daughters, Kristina and Elizabeth, both graduates of District 59 and District 214 schools where Suellen was an active volunteer in each school they attended.  She is also involved at Village Point Church in Elk Grove Village where she has organized food drives for the Elk Grove Township Food Pantry.  Suellen loves spending time with her two grandchildren, reading, and doing outdoor activities.

Assessor, Connie Carosielli

First elected in 1989, Connie takes pride in the increased levels of service to the Elk Grove Township residential taxpayers that have occurred during her tenure. Functioning as “taxpayer advocates”, her staff has saved taxpayers millions of dollars in their effort to establish accuracy and fairness in the Cook County property tax system.

As a past president of the Cook County Township Assessor’s Association and a member of its’ board of directors for the last 30 years, she constantly strives to improve communications with the community with educational outreach programs and public speaking. The Illinois Property Assessment Institute presented Connie with the Marshal Theroux Memorial Award for “leadership and distinguished achievement in the Illinois assessment profession.”

A graduate of Holy Names University in California with post graduate work, Connie has lived in Mt. Prospect for over 40  years, and is committed to serving the community.

Trustee, Richard Keenley  

Richard Keenley, of Des Plaines, was appointed to fill the vacancy on the Elk Grove Township Board of Trustees in 2018.

Richard graduated from Northridge Preparatory School in Niles, received an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from College of Lake County and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Applications from Roosevelt University in Chicago.

Trustee Keenley served in the Unites States Navy from 1984 until 1988 on board the USS Worden, where he achieved the rank of Petty Officer Second Class as an Operations Specialist. He is currently a Senior Laboratory Technician at Hollister Incorporated in Libertyville.

Richard is married and has three daughters, who are currently enrolled in or have attended Elk Grove Township Schools.

He has been involved in various activities at St Zachary School and Parish in Des Plaines, serving on the Marketing Committee and School Board as well as serving as Athletic Director.

Trustee, Dale Niewiardowski

Dale was elected in 2013. Dale’s family moved to Elk Grove Township in the early 1940’s to the same location on Oakton Street where his family business, Nevarr, Inc., is today. Dale was born at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. He attended: Rupley Elementary School, Grove Junior High, Elk Grove High School Class of 1986. He graduated from Triton College, River Grove. Dale is Vice President of three local businesses: Nevarr Inc. Lawn and Construction Equipment Division, Nevarr Inc Public Safety and Homeland Security Division and Nevarr Property Management LLC

Trustee, David Perns

David Perns holds a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine and owns Perns Back & Neck Clinic and Laser Pain Center in Arlington Heights. He is a member of the Elk Grove Township Agency Committee, which allocates grants for mental health and social service agencies that serve Township residents. He additionally has volunteered for the last two years for District 214’s internship program that assists high school students in determining their future careers.

Trustee, Brian Maye

Brian Maye is a partner with the law firm Adler Murphy & McQuillen LLP. Brian represents aviation and aerospace manufacturers in product liability actions arising out of accidents involving commercial and general aviation aircraft. He also represents airlines in litigation involving wrongful death, personal injury, contractual claims and environmental claims. Additionally, Brian defends pilots, airlines and air transport companies in FAA Enforcement Actions.  Brian also defends corporations with respect to discrimination lawsuits.

Prior to his current practice, Brian served as a criminal trial lawyer for the U.S. Navy JAGC. As a prosecutor, Brian successfully prosecuted over 300 cases, including dozens of jury trials to verdict as lead counsel. Brian also acted as general counsel to 50 Military Commands in 10 states, advising on ethical, criminal, regulatory, contractual and labor issues.

During his tenure with the Navy, Brian was assigned as a Special Prosecutor for the U.S. Central Command in Baghdad, Iraq, successfully prosecuting over 100 insurgents for attacks against Coalition Forces. Brian also collaborated with the U.S. Department of Justice and Iraqi judges in developing an Iraqi Federal Court with national jurisdiction over government corruption, terrorism, white collar crime and crimes against the Iraqi government.

From 1997-1999, Brian served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nikolaev, Ukraine.  Brian served as a Board Member for Mount Prospect School District 57 from 2017-2021, and he also served on the Board of Governors for the Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization (NSSEO) from 2018-2021.

Supervisor, Michael Sweeney